portal

  • Watch how Portal would work in the real world thanks to Microsoft HoloLens

    Watch how Portal would work in the real world thanks to Microsoft HoloLens

    Valve’s Portal series is one of the more beloved in PC gaming, thanks to its debut of unique puzzle mechanics to inject some fresh life in the tired first-person action genre. The game looks even more interesting when you’re using its unique mechanics overlaid on the real world, with virtual objects interacting seamlessly with concrete things like tables, walls and… Read More

  • Portal’s router searches for hidden wireless channels

    Portal’s router searches for hidden wireless channels

    Spare a thought this morning for the router. Ubiquitous, necessary, largely despised. Given how far we’ve come in the world of consumer electronics over the past several years, you’d think someone would have cracked the code by now. Hey, if a company can make thermostats and smoke detectors sexy, surely the same can be done for the lowly router. Announced back in May by a group… Read More

  • Portal Lets You Use Your iPhone As A Wireless Thumbdrive

    Portal Lets You Use Your iPhone As A Wireless Thumbdrive

    Portal, a recently launched Android app that lets you move large files between your computer and your smartphone via your Wi-Fi connection, has today made its way to iOS. The new version offers a better alternative to something like Apple’s AirDrop, for example, as it lets you transfer as many files as you’d like, with no file size limits, while also not counting against your data… Read More

  • Nvidia Shield Gets Half-Life 2 And Portal As Valve Classics Get Their Android Moment

    Nvidia Shield Gets Half-Life 2 And Portal As Valve Classics Get Their Android Moment

    Nvidia’s Shield mobile gaming console has two powerful new titles under its belt today – Half-Life 2 and Portal, both from celebrated developer turned platform creator Valve, and both appearing for the first time on Android. Nvidia worked on these ports with the guidance and blessing of Valve, so they’re understandably exclusive to the graphics company’s unique… Read More

  • Portal Will Come To Android Via Nvidia And Shield

    Portal Will Come To Android Via Nvidia And Shield

    Portal, the now-classic first-person puzzle game from Valve, will finally get an Android port thanks to Nvidia, the company announced today (via Verge). It’s going to be a full port spearheaded by Nvidia, optimized for the Shield Android-powered game console, and while there’s no timeline on its launch, it is “coming soon” so expect it in 2014 at least. The game is… Read More

  • ThinkGeek’s USB Portal Sentry Turret Will Protect Your Desk, Cake

    ThinkGeek’s USB Portal Sentry Turret Will Protect Your Desk, Cake

    Chell is standing at the edge of an bottomless pit. She sighs deeply and stares longingly across the void to the immense energy shield. She hoped there is an exit over there. Exit is a funny term, she thought. Though an exit from this room, the door is also an entrance to another puzzle room. Remembering the warning posters a few steps back, she recalled that falling into this pit would mean… Read More

  • The 16-Year Itch: Microsoft, NBC Call It Quits, NBC Gets Custody Of MSNBC.com

    The 16-Year Itch: Microsoft, NBC Call It Quits, NBC Gets Custody Of MSNBC.com

    They came together with a common worldview and complementary personalities. Then, as they grew older and grew apart, they still tried to make it work — for the sake of the child, at least. Now that that kid is a teenager, they’ve decided now is probably the best time to finally call curtains: After 16 years, Microsoft and NBC are parting ways in their joint news venture, and NBC… Read More

  • This Homemade Portal Video Is Pretty Darn Amazing

    This Homemade Portal Video Is Pretty Darn Amazing

    If you’ve enjoyed the game Portal in the past, you understand the allure of being able to open wormholes in space. Filmmaker Jason Craft decided he wanted to recreate that experience with his goofy friends so he created a CG movie that is on par with anything you can see at the theatre these days. His short, Portal: Terminal Velocity, shows us what would happen if a bunch of dudes had a… Read More

  • The Ultimate Fanboy Mashup: Apple’s Siri Meets Portal’s GLaDOS

    The Ultimate Fanboy Mashup: Apple’s Siri Meets Portal’s GLaDOS

    Oh, be still my beating heart. Boiling down two fanboy-filled worlds into an amalgamation of concentrated glory, a guy evil genius named Jeff Heimbuch has mashed up the demo video of Apple’s new virtual assistant Siri with the voice of Portal’s malevolent machine mistress, GLaDOS. Read More

  • Warn Friends And Foes With These Nine Aperture Science Test Chamber Labels

    For safety and insurance reasons, you’re required to warn participants about the dangers they may face. After all, it’s learning through science and not dying through science. That said, these nine Aperture Science surplus labels available from ThinkGeek for just $12.99 should satisfy the minimum safety requirements. Affixing said warnings are a non-issue since they’re printed… Read More

  • Mario Meets Portal

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    See, everything is better with a Portal gun. Now let’s give the Contra commandos a Portal gun and see what happens. Read More

  • Video: An In-depth Look At Portal 2


    Confession: I never played the original Portal. I don’t know why. I just didn’t, but this video preview from GameTrailers brought me up to speed. It’s 3 minutes of backstory and what to expect from the highly-anticipated game. Read More

  • New Portal 2 Trailer Shows Off Turret Technology

    The one thing I just don’t understand is why they’d fire the whole bullet. What does that even mean? Read More

  • Latest Portal 2 Trailer Discusses Cooperation (Or Lack Thereof)

    http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=trMWRjMjqH3UYnH2UMaGXgKiwaRIeDQn&version=2 Valve is punching the throttle on the Portal 2 launch with a set of self-made commercials that are, in essence, a big FU to ad agencies. In this one we learn why the two Portal bots were created: because humans suck. Read More

  • Portal corporate training program a huge success

    Following the announcement that Portal is free on Steam, at least for a little while, Valve Aperture Science has also released a video discussing the merits of using Portal’s home training version for corporate advancement. There’s also a hint that Portal 2 might have a co-op mode. It’s definitely worth your time to take a look at the video though. [via Boing Boing] Read More

  • Steam offers Portal for free until the 24th: The first hit is free

    Good news for Mac and PC gamers, Steam is making Portal free! Admittedly it’s for a limited time, but it’ll give you the chance to try one of the most popular titles that Valve has ever come out with. And this deal is not a lie. Read More

  • Steam for Mac launches tomorrow with Portal leading the line

    Whoa, just got some more Steam for Mac details to share with y’all. It comes out tomorrow, as you well know, but did you know thatPortal will be the first game available for the Mac platform? Well now you do! Read More

  • Portal 2 in Game Informer, scanned for your pleasure


    I haven’t even looked at these yet. I saw them on Reddit and immediately came here to put them up. So that’s why this post is so short. Wait, I just read this: “Portal was a test bed. Portal 2 is a game.” Ah jeah! And it’s out this fall. All these are in this month’s issue of Game Informer. Go to your local newsstand! Read More

  • "Still Alive," bedroom electropop style

    An act of unparalleled nerddom. This talented fellow performs the gamer anthem “Still Alive” with the piano part on his keyboard, the other orchestration with a midi controller, and his own voice through a Rocktron Banshee Talkbox. Nicely done. Read More

  • What's this, a replica gun from Portal?

    The New York Comic Con is this weekend, and while my initial plan to show up dressed as Tifa fell through—you have no idea how hard it is to find pants that match hers!—this Portal gun replica could make a fine Plan B. But then I’d also have to show up dressed as an Asian women (the main character from Portal is an Asian woman, right, or did I totally make that up?), so… Read More