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

Valve has made a new Portal demo

For its latest VR controller, Knuckles EV2.

Chet Faliszek has left Valve

Portal and Left 4 Dead writer runs out of Steam.

Portal writer Erik Wolpaw has left Valve

"You want your freedom? Take it."

This Portal-themed HoloLens mod is a triumph

Get ready to never stop thinking with portals.

VideoHow Valve found Portal

Here's a thing.

Portal 2 and Left 4 Dead receive Xbox One backwards compatibility

Along with Flashback, Babel Rising, and Brain Challenge.

Former Valve employee is suing the company for $3.1m

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

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

Rocket League coming to SteamOS and Mac after sales success.

VideoVideo: The best end songs ever

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

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

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

Stunning-looking Portal 2 mod may be the closest we get to Portal 3

12-hour campaign launches free next month.

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

Half-Life and Portal soundtracks DLC going free.

Valve developed the upcoming Portal board game

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

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."

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

New Line signs game fan to direct classic comic conversion.

GLaDOS voice in new Guillermo del Toro film

Pan's Labyrinth director a fan of Portal.

Portal 2 PC finally gets split-screen co-op

Valve deploys new update, support still alive.

COD Black Ops: Declassified costs Ł45 on EU PlayStation Store

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

Valve's first hardware slated for beta next year

Weta makes a nifty Portal turret, too.

Portal 2's Chell nearly married a turret

Still Alive inspired by God Hand's end credits.

Valve "jumping in" to computer hardware space

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

You can make co-op Portal 2 test chambers now

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

Valve opens Euro office, updates Steam terms

Disallows class action lawsuits, improves individual claims.

Portal Lego set goes into review

Get ready to think with Legos.

Steam Summer Sale is now live

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

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."

How "bossless" Valve makes decisions

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

Valve: Steam Greenlight will create "fandom"

"It will be fun to be a fan."

Valve offers teachers free Portal 2 for classroom use

And explains what kids can learn from it.

From YouTube: Street Fighter 2 playing with Portals

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

Valve launches Steam remote downloads

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

Valve does have managers, says ex-Portal lead

Kim Swift offers her take on Employee Handbook leak.

Swift denies pressure to top Portal with Quantum Conundrum

And insists she hasn't finished Portal 2.

Fans make thousands of new Portal 2 maps in days

Valve having a weekend Steam sale to celebrate.

Portal 2 sales top four million

PC level editor available from today.

New Portal 2 DLC announced for Mac, PC

Perpetual Testing Initiative level editor due next month.

Valve working on augmenting your reality with wearable computing

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

Valve job ad adds weight to Steam Box rumour

"Help us invent whole new gaming experiences."

Portal 2 wins Best Game BAFTA

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

FeatureAn interview with comedian Dara O Briain

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

Valve: no Steam Box "any time soon"

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

Gabe Newell is worth $1.5 billion

And Valve is worth over $3 billion.

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!

2012 BAFTA Video Game Award nominations list

And the awards could go to...

AIAS 2011 Awards winners revealed

Skyrim dominates the evening.

Valve makes Portal 2 Space Core mod for Skyrim

Voiced, it seems, by Nolan North.

The most pirated PC, Wii, 360 games of 2011

Can you guess what it is yet?

FeatureDevelopers' Games of 2011

Levine! Molyneux! Jaffe! Garriott!

FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Was 2011 a Vintage Year?

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

Valve: piracy a "non-issue" for Steam

Perhaps Gabe Newell along.

Portal 2 map editor DLC coming

Due out early next year.

EU PlayStation Store update 5th October

Crysis! NBA Jam! Portal 2 DLC!

Portal 2 DLC release date

Peer Review goes live next week.

Steam Trading feature goes live

Portal 2, TF2 and Spiral Knights supported.

Portal 2 PC outperformed console versions

But vice versa for Left 4 Dead.

Valve wants Steamworks in CS: GO XBLA

Would love Xbox Live restriction relaxed.

FeatureValve's Gabe Newell

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

Free Portal 2 DLC out next month

New test chambers incoming.

Crysis 2 racks up three million sales

Dead Space 2, Dragon Age II pass 2m.

Brink dev bellows Portal praises

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

Valve picks new Portal 2 PC maps

Summer contest winners announced.

Portal 2 tops three million sales

Can Valve sequel match original's tally?

VideoPortal 2 DLC for the Razer Hydra

Extra levels for the new controller.

Valve to attend gamescom

DOTA 2? Portal 2 DLC? Half-Life 3?

FeatureCheap This Week - 15/06/11

Heavy Rain! Killzone! Portal 2!

Portal 2, Dead or Alive crack Japan chart

But hardware sales continue freefall.

Valve offers Portal 2 soundtrack for free

First of three downloads available now.

Portal 2 in orphan insult row

Adoptive parent "shocked at insensitivity".

NPD: Mortal Kombat beats Portal 2 in US

Xbox 360 takes hardware crown.

Merchant: Portal 2 role was "exhausting"

"I can never do this again."

Portal 2 beta Authoring Tools released

Make your own maps, skins, models, sounds.

Valve not giving up on single player

Gabe Newell promises "single player plus".

UK Top 40: Zumba Fitness ousts Portal 2

Steel Diver sinks without trace.

Portal 2 gets fresh PC update

Valve patches up bugs and system crashes.

Free Portal 2 DLC detailed

New test chambers, challenge mode due.

Portal 2 DLC out this summer

Valve confirms more content cooking.

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

Multiplayer-focused future hinted at.

FeaturePortal 2: "Let's make Caddyshack"

Erik Wolpaw on writing the great video game comedy.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Portal 2

Through the looking glass.

Digital FoundryPortal 2 360/PC Face-Off Comparison

Source running on Microsoft console and Microsoft OS.

Digital FoundryPortal 2 360/PS3 Face-Off Comparison

Is the PS3 version really the best console SKU?

Digital FoundryPortal 2 PC/PS3 Face-Off Comparison

Computer and Console go head-to-head.

Digital FoundryPortal 2 PS3/360 Performance Analysis

Valve's first cross-platform project compared.

Portal 2 PC patch released

Valve plugs a few holes.

GAME selling PC Portal 2 right now

"Market reaction" to Valve's Steam release.

Portal 2 Metacritic user score pounded

Mutiny at DLC prices, game length, ARG.

Portal 2 out now on Steam worldwide

Valve digitally delivers.

VideoPortal 2 - first 15 minutes

Aperture Science welcomes Eurogamer back.

VideoPortal 2 co-op - first 15 mins

Eurogamer puzzles the first levels out.

Out This Week - 22/04/11

Portal 2! Mortal Kombat! Op Flash!

Portal 2

The sound of science.

Play indie games, get PC Portal 2 early

Get stuck into the Potato Sack now.

Portal 2 Steam release today?

Aperture countdown teases possibility.

Valve outs PS3 Portal 2 Steam features

PS3/PC co-op requires Steam account.

VideoNew Portal 2 trailer puts the boot in

Physics-flaunting Aperture tech revealed.

Valve reveals Portal 2 artwork hoard

Concept designs and cover art released.

VideoPortal 2 clip touts turret tech.

"Just try and get close to that baby."

VideoPortal 2 trailer will raise a smile

EA debuts brand new teaser.

VideoNew Portal 2 clip brings the hard sell

Beware: gratuitous robot cruelty within.

VideoValve unveils first Portal 2 TV ad

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

Valve launches Steam Guard

Do a Gabe and tell us your password.

Why Chet Faliszek is Valve's Mr Awesome

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

Will Steamworks come to Xbox 360?

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

Portal 2 exclusive interview

Wormhole your way in.

FeatureHow Valve Opened Up Portal 2

Chet Faliszek and Erik Wolpaw help us think with portals.

Valve insists all Portal 2s are the same

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

Valve shows latest Portal 2 screenshots

Chell be coming round the mountain.

Big Picture Mode brings Steam to tellys

Controller support and TV navigation, too.

Portal 2 to have "complete" Move support

But it's not "fully integrated" yet.

VideoPortal 2 video has Valentines sorted

Aperture Science creates gift guide.

Steam owns half PC download market

Is "tremendously profitable" says Newell.

Portal 2

Holesome.

Multiple endings confirmed for Portal 2

Plus, cross-platform user-generated levels.

Portal 2 PS3, Steam cross-platform play

PS3 version unlocks free Steam copy.

New Coulton song confirmed for Portal 2

Still Alive composer pens new tune.

Exclusive Portal 2 levels for Razer Hydra

Valve backs new PC motion controller.

Electronic Arts picks up Portal 2

Will publish it in shops.

VideoValve teases Portal 2 co-op

Orange and Blue GLaD to see you.

Valve announces Portal 2 delay

The date was a lie.

Valve: single player games have a future

Not all gamers want "stress" of multiplayer.

VideoPortal 2 co-op fully revealed

Right back Aperture.

VideoPortal 2 co-op teaser

It takes orange and blue, baby.

VideoPortal 2 gameplay trailer

Laser eyes on this new footage.

EA in talks with Valve to sign Portal 2

"You earn their business every single time."

Valve gives Portal 2 a release date

Stephen Merchant to vocalise.

VideoPortal 2 also has Propulsion gel

An old trick made new.

VideoPortal 2 encourages pneumatic diversity

Equal opportunity death by suckage.

VideoPortal 2: Thermal Discouragement

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

VideoPortal 2's excursion funnels bewilder and delight

"Churning tunnels of liquid asbestos."

VideoPortal 2's Faithplates

Have a little faith in GLaDOS and Aperture.

VideoPortal 2 gameplay footage

Looks like GLaDOS has learned a few new tricks.

FeaturePortal 2

Turrets syndrome.

VideoPortal 2 unveiled at Sony's E3 conf

The lack of announcement is a lie.

Portal 2 due out next year

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

Valve E3 reveal "isn't Ep 3" - Newell

Boss quells Half-Life 2 speculation.

E3 Portal 2 event replaced by "surprise"

Valve ready to unveil Episode Three?

VideoAperture Science motivational video

She's still not even angry.

Hidden Portal 2 message deciphered

Valve GDC BSOD joke points to E3.

Steam for Mac announced, detailed

Launching in April with all Valve's games.

Portal 2 co-op, story, gameplay details

GameStop and Game Informer blow lid.

Portal 2 due out this Christmas

On PC and Xbox 360.