Portal 2

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VideoVideo: The best end songs ever

Sing when you're winning (at video games).

FeatureAn interview with comedian Dara O Briain

"I would like to be able to fondle the dragon by wearing a glove."

Key events

30th September 2011

Portal 2 DLC release date

23rd April 2011

Face-Off: Portal 2

21st April 2011

Portal 2 PC patch released

19th April 2011

Portal 2

17th March 2011

Valve launches Steam Guard

18th November 2010

Valve announces Portal 2 delay

25th August 2010

Portal 2 gameplay trailer

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Valve has made a new Portal demo

For its latest VR controller, Knuckles EV2.

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Chet Faliszek has left Valve

Portal and Left 4 Dead writer runs out of Steam.

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Portal writer Erik Wolpaw has left Valve

"You want your freedom? Take it."

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This Portal-themed HoloLens mod is a triumph

Get ready to never stop thinking with portals.

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Portal 2 and Left 4 Dead receive Xbox One backwards compatibility

Along with Flashback, Babel Rising, and Brain Challenge.

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Former Valve employee is suing the company for $3.1m

Alleges developer exploited minors for free labour, discriminated against transgender staff.

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Steam hardware pre-orders score free Rocket League and Portal 2

Rocket League coming to SteamOS and Mac after sales success.

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VideoVideo: The best end songs ever

Sing when you're winning (at video games).

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Professional-looking mod Portal Stories: Mel is due tomorrow on Steam

Free fan-made expansion offers 6-10 hours of content.

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Steam Music Player lets you listen to your music while you play

Half-Life and Portal soundtracks DLC going free.

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Valve developed the upcoming Portal board game

Publisher Cryptozoic says Valve's prototype required "minimal input".

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J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell want to collaborate on movies, games

UPDATE: Abrams really is in talks with Valve about Half-Life/Portal movies. "It's as real as anything in Hollywood ever gets."

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Portal fan film director to helm big-screen Y: The Last Man project

New Line signs game fan to direct classic comic conversion.

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GLaDOS voice in new Guillermo del Toro film

Pan's Labyrinth director a fan of Portal.

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Portal 2 PC finally gets split-screen co-op

Valve deploys new update, support still alive.

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COD Black Ops: Declassified costs 45 on EU PlayStation Store

Plus: Portal 2 DLC, Sonic Racing, NFS: Most Wanted demo.

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Valve's first hardware slated for beta next year

Weta makes a nifty Portal turret, too.

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Portal 2's Chell nearly married a turret

Still Alive inspired by God Hand's end credits.

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Valve "jumping in" to computer hardware space

"We're frustrated by the lack of innovation."

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You can make co-op Portal 2 test chambers now

What's that you say about Half-Life 3?

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Valve opens Euro office, updates Steam terms

Disallows class action lawsuits, improves individual claims.

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Portal Lego set goes into review

Get ready to think with Legos.

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Steam Summer Sale is now live

You don't need to eat for a month, right?

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Valve counters EA's Steam sales "cheapen intellectual property" accusation

"If we thought having a 75 per cent sale on Portal 2 would cheapen Portal 2, we wouldn't do it."

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How "bossless" Valve makes decisions

The Half-Life maker on its "organic gravity well".

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Valve: Steam Greenlight will create "fandom"

"It will be fun to be a fan."

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Valve offers teachers free Portal 2 for classroom use

And explains what kids can learn from it.

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From YouTube: Street Fighter 2 playing with Portals

Fei Long, Guile and Chun-Li in Capcom/Valve mash-up.

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Valve launches Steam remote downloads

Download pre-loads, new releases and latest purchases while out and about.

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Valve does have managers, says ex-Portal lead

Kim Swift offers her take on Employee Handbook leak.

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Swift denies pressure to top Portal with Quantum Conundrum

And insists she hasn't finished Portal 2.

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Fans make thousands of new Portal 2 maps in days

Valve having a weekend Steam sale to celebrate.

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Portal 2 sales top four million

PC level editor available from today.

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New Portal 2 DLC announced for Mac, PC

Perpetual Testing Initiative level editor due next month.

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Valve working on augmenting your reality with wearable computing

"Please, no rumours about Steam glasses being announced at E3."

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Valve job ad adds weight to Steam Box rumour

"Help us invent whole new gaming experiences."

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Portal 2 wins Best Game BAFTA

Skyrim goes home empty-handed, British studios win big.

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FeatureAn interview with comedian Dara O Briain

"I would like to be able to fondle the dragon by wearing a glove."

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Valve: no Steam Box "any time soon"

Coomer's PC a test unit for Steam Big Picture Mode.

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Gabe Newell is worth $1.5 billion

And Valve is worth over $3 billion.

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The Portal 2 that never was

Wheatley's death, the other spheres, the original ending and co-op story, competitive multiplayer and a Garfield parody. Spoilers!

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2012 BAFTA Video Game Award nominations list

And the awards could go to...

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AIAS 2011 Awards winners revealed

Skyrim dominates the evening.

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Valve makes Portal 2 Space Core mod for Skyrim

Voiced, it seems, by Nolan North.

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The most pirated PC, Wii, 360 games of 2011

Can you guess what it is yet?

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FeatureDevelopers' Games of 2011

Levine! Molyneux! Jaffe! Garriott!

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FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Was 2011 a Vintage Year?

It may have lacked innovation, but the breadth of experiences made 2011 a year to savour.

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Valve: piracy a "non-issue" for Steam

Perhaps Gabe Newell along.

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Portal 2 map editor DLC coming

Due out early next year.

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EU PlayStation Store update 5th October

Crysis! NBA Jam! Portal 2 DLC!

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Portal 2 DLC release date

Peer Review goes live next week.

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Steam Trading feature goes live

Portal 2, TF2 and Spiral Knights supported.

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Portal 2 PC outperformed console versions

But vice versa for Left 4 Dead.

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Valve wants Steamworks in CS: GO XBLA

Would love Xbox Live restriction relaxed.

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FeatureValve's Gabe Newell

CS: GO, Steam, Portal 2 DLC and Half-Life 3.

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Free Portal 2 DLC out next month

New test chambers incoming.

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Crysis 2 racks up three million sales

Dead Space 2, Dragon Age II pass 2m.

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Brink dev bellows Portal praises

"Greatest" design "we're ever likely to see."

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Valve picks new Portal 2 PC maps

Summer contest winners announced.

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Portal 2 tops three million sales

Can Valve sequel match original's tally?

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VideoPortal 2 DLC for the Razer Hydra

Extra levels for the new controller.

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Valve to attend gamescom

DOTA 2? Portal 2 DLC? Half-Life 3?

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FeatureCheap This Week - 15/06/11

Heavy Rain! Killzone! Portal 2!

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Portal 2, Dead or Alive crack Japan chart

But hardware sales continue freefall.

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Valve offers Portal 2 soundtrack for free

First of three downloads available now.

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Portal 2 in orphan insult row

Adoptive parent "shocked at insensitivity".

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NPD: Mortal Kombat beats Portal 2 in US

Xbox 360 takes hardware crown.

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Merchant: Portal 2 role was "exhausting"

"I can never do this again."

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Portal 2 beta Authoring Tools released

Make your own maps, skins, models, sounds.

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Valve not giving up on single player

Gabe Newell promises "single player plus".

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UK Top 40: Zumba Fitness ousts Portal 2

Steel Diver sinks without trace.

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Portal 2 gets fresh PC update

Valve patches up bugs and system crashes.

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Free Portal 2 DLC detailed

New test chambers, challenge mode due.

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Portal 2 DLC out this summer

Valve confirms more content cooking.

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Is Portal 2 Valve's last single-player game?

Multiplayer-focused future hinted at.

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FeaturePortal 2: "Let's make Caddyshack"

Erik Wolpaw on writing the great video game comedy.

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Digital FoundryFace-Off: Portal 2

Through the looking glass.

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Digital FoundryPortal 2 360/PC Face-Off Comparison

Source running on Microsoft console and Microsoft OS.

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Digital FoundryPortal 2 360/PS3 Face-Off Comparison

Is the PS3 version really the best console SKU?

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Digital FoundryPortal 2 PC/PS3 Face-Off Comparison

Computer and Console go head-to-head.

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Digital FoundryPortal 2 PS3/360 Performance Analysis

Valve's first cross-platform project compared.

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Portal 2 PC patch released

Valve plugs a few holes.

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GAME selling PC Portal 2 right now

"Market reaction" to Valve's Steam release.

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Portal 2 Metacritic user score pounded

Mutiny at DLC prices, game length, ARG.

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Portal 2 out now on Steam worldwide

Valve digitally delivers.

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VideoPortal 2 - first 15 minutes

Aperture Science welcomes Eurogamer back.

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VideoPortal 2 co-op - first 15 mins

Eurogamer puzzles the first levels out.

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Out This Week - 22/04/11

Portal 2! Mortal Kombat! Op Flash!

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Portal 2

The sound of science.

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Play indie games, get PC Portal 2 early

Get stuck into the Potato Sack now.

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Portal 2 Steam release today?

Aperture countdown teases possibility.

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Valve outs PS3 Portal 2 Steam features

PS3/PC co-op requires Steam account.

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VideoNew Portal 2 trailer puts the boot in

Physics-flaunting Aperture tech revealed.

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Valve reveals Portal 2 artwork hoard

Concept designs and cover art released.

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VideoPortal 2 clip touts turret tech.

"Just try and get close to that baby."

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VideoPortal 2 trailer will raise a smile

EA debuts brand new teaser.

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VideoNew Portal 2 clip brings the hard sell

Beware: gratuitous robot cruelty within.

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VideoValve unveils first Portal 2 TV ad

"We're going to have fun with science."

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Valve launches Steam Guard

Do a Gabe and tell us your password.

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Why Chet Faliszek is Valve's Mr Awesome

"I walk around the hall with my iron fist."

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Will Steamworks come to Xbox 360?

Portal 2 PS3 features Valve's "first step".

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Portal 2 exclusive interview

Wormhole your way in.

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FeatureHow Valve Opened Up Portal 2

Chet Faliszek and Erik Wolpaw help us think with portals.

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Valve insists all Portal 2s are the same

But PS3 version "one to get" for co-op fans.

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Valve shows latest Portal 2 screenshots

Chell be coming round the mountain.

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Big Picture Mode brings Steam to tellys

Controller support and TV navigation, too.

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Portal 2 to have "complete" Move support

But it's not "fully integrated" yet.

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VideoPortal 2 video has Valentines sorted

Aperture Science creates gift guide.

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Steam owns half PC download market

Is "tremendously profitable" says Newell.

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Portal 2

Holesome.

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Multiple endings confirmed for Portal 2

Plus, cross-platform user-generated levels.

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Portal 2 PS3, Steam cross-platform play

PS3 version unlocks free Steam copy.

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New Coulton song confirmed for Portal 2

Still Alive composer pens new tune.

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Exclusive Portal 2 levels for Razer Hydra

Valve backs new PC motion controller.

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Electronic Arts picks up Portal 2

Will publish it in shops.

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VideoValve teases Portal 2 co-op

Orange and Blue GLaD to see you.

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Valve: single player games have a future

Not all gamers want "stress" of multiplayer.

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VideoPortal 2 co-op teaser

It takes orange and blue, baby.

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VideoPortal 2 gameplay trailer

Laser eyes on this new footage.

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EA in talks with Valve to sign Portal 2

"You earn their business every single time."

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Valve gives Portal 2 a release date

Stephen Merchant to vocalise.

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VideoPortal 2 encourages pneumatic diversity

Equal opportunity death by suckage.

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VideoPortal 2: Thermal Discouragement

If you can't stand the heat, pick it up and move it.

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VideoPortal 2's excursion funnels bewilder and delight

"Churning tunnels of liquid asbestos."

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VideoPortal 2's Faithplates

Have a little faith in GLaDOS and Aperture.

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VideoPortal 2 gameplay footage

Looks like GLaDOS has learned a few new tricks.

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FeaturePortal 2

Turrets syndrome.

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VideoPortal 2 unveiled at Sony's E3 conf

The lack of announcement is a lie.

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Portal 2 due out next year

New "ethics-review-panel-supervised" date.

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Valve E3 reveal "isn't Ep 3" - Newell

Boss quells Half-Life 2 speculation.

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E3 Portal 2 event replaced by "surprise"

Valve ready to unveil Episode Three?

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VideoAperture Science motivational video

She's still not even angry.

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Hidden Portal 2 message deciphered

Valve GDC BSOD joke points to E3.

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Steam for Mac announced, detailed

Launching in April with all Valve's games.

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Portal 2 co-op, story, gameplay details

GameStop and Game Informer blow lid.