Somehow, someway, one of you out there hasn't played Portal yet. Well guess what, Valve's making it easy for you. The game is on sale for half price for Labor Day weekend. Now you'll be able to make "the cake is a lie" comments on articles like all the other cool kids!
Portal's highly quotable protagonist, GLaDOS, is coming to Rock Band. The end credits song performed by the rogue A.I., "Still Alive" will be a downloadable for free in April. If you haven't played Portal yet, I'm not sure how much you'd enjoy performing "Still Alive."
After selling tons of content in their Orange Box compilation, Valve is splitting the titles up to be sold separately. Team Fortress 2, Portal, and the Half-Life 2 episodes will be available for individual purchase on April 9.
We’re all well aware that “Still Alive” from Portal will be released as a Rock Band download in the near future. The sooner the better is my thought on the issue, but Harmonix has only been working on the song for a few weeks. But Valve knows how to market their product, and satisfy fans, so they’ve pushed to license the song.
Kimberly Swift, lead designer on Portal, has let it slip that there is a Portal 2 in the works. This isn’t an official announcement, and considering that Valve’s Doug Lombardi has stated they are looking at that world and what could happen next we’re not surprised to learn that something is in the works.
It looks like Call of Duty 4 couldn’t quite beat out Valve’s brilliantly designed Portal at the 8th annual Game Developers Choice Awards. The first person puzzler took home top honors as Game of the Year, along with wins in Best Gamed Design and Innovation.
Yesterday a group calling themselves “Anonymous” held their second anti-Scientology protest in response to the Youtube video of Tom Cruise discussing his barking-mad religion being pulled by the Church of Scientology. Not much is known about the group as they have refused to identify themselves on all counts and were instructed to obscure their identities by a familiar voice, GlaDOS.
BioShock may have nabbed 11 nominations and 5 wins at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, but it was Call of Duty 4 that took the top honors. The awards were presented at the event in Las Vegas right along with the D.I.C.E. summit.
PC gamers who didn't purchase the Orange Box will have a chance to buy the new individual titles from the bundle - Portal, Half Life 2: Episode Two and Team Fortress 2 - in retail stores by the end of March. The idea of someone not owning Orange Box yet if they have a PC capable of running it (or an Xbox 360 or PS3) boggles my mind, but there's at least a few of you out there and here's a chance to repent.
Hot damn, the new year is already upon us. This means we’ll be playing the full version of Burnout Paradise pretty soon. And yes, Nero and Dante will showcase exactly what Xbox diehards have been missing out on. Everything we play has to be made by someone, and as part of our “looking into the past with love and longing” series throughout January we decided to name the Top 5 Video Game Developers Of 2007.
Working as a writer of something you love, a task that is the sole reason to dedicate yourself to the craft, is a rewarding experience. Nights are spent in front of a glowing screen, words spilling out with excitement, and the satisfaction that at some point in those thousands of half-witted comments there’s a true gem. A critic, or “journo” as some like to call themselves, places himself at odds with the task of writing.
at you’ll find below is the top three characters on our list. As the New Year starts, it’s nice to look into the past to see what moved us the most. This list was compiled using the latest technology in beer pouring and slurred speech. Two broken bottles, one crushed coffee table and a small kitchen fire later we have something to be proud of.
Replacing the intergalactic towel, the Weight Companion Cube has quickly become a gamers best friend. Who knew that a box with pink hearts on it could evoke such emotion in gamers? Now Valve is capitalizing on this strange endearment by offering two types of plush Weighted Companion Cubes, a regular plush item and a pair of 'fuzzy dice'.
By now we’ve all listened to “Still Alive” a bajillion times, and we’ve mastered the Demoman class. Now, we just need to expand our Orange Box experience. But how could that be possible? After all, Valve is a developer and they must have a vice grip on their engine code. Wait a moment, isn’t Valve the company that lays its own games open for the community to tweak and mod?
It’s not too late to change your costume plans for Halloween. Especially when that new costume happens to be the Weighted Companion Cube from the phenomenal Portal. You have to love when the old “crate” standby from FPS games gets its own subculture. If you haven’t experienced the joy of carrying around your own companion cube, well you should play Portal immediately. But not before sitting down to create the costume yourself.