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Portal 2

Portal 2: The Unauthorized Musical Review

Allow me to preface this with a very important statement: I'm of the belief that anyone who creates a new work and manages to produce it should absolutely be proud of themselves. That can be said for anyone anywhere who accomplishes this in an era where new theatre is a difficult sell, especially in Vancouver. That being said...


Portal is a bit of a mess.

Portal 2 [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Portal 2 is like reliving your first kiss or watching a pig fly for the first time. It’s a gaming experience you would tell your kids about. Surpassing that of the original, Portal 2 delivers the perfect mix of puzzle solving gameplay, with a soundtrack I want to burn to a CD... people still do that right? The difficulty progression is set at the perfect rate, however the replay value might be missing.

The Pros: 

+ Co-op gameplay adds its own unique story and characters for players.

+ The voice acting is the best I’ve heard in a very long time.

+ New elements such as the Propulsion and Repulsion Gels, provide great new dynamics

+ The charm of Portal: Still Alive is maintained and not discarded.

The Cons: 

- The replay value could be a hit or miss depending on Valves plans for DLC.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
9

The history of sequels has shown us that sometimes it’s best to stay with the original. This can be taken even further when you look at games. Portal: Still Alive was a shining star in a sky filled with clouds and video game pollution. As a game that was released in the Orange Box, it wasn’t a standalone title.  Where am I going with this? Look at it like this, if Portal was a movie, it would have been straight to DVD. Garnering so much success a blockbuster sequel was made. For Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Steam users this head turning experience is called Portal 2.

Portal 2 Early Release?

Portal virtually is a game about getting to your objective faster through using portals. Getting Portal 2 to launch early you’re going to need The Potato Sack.

Valves latest marketing ploy is a clever one at that. Using www.aperturescience.com/glados@home/ to lure players into the sack—The Potato Sack to be exact. Who ever said rhyming isn’t fun should eat a bun as hot as the sun then shoot themselves with a gun.  See fun.

Cake, Cubes and Portal 2

In the past few weeks Valve has been releasing several PSAs depicting what we can only imagine to be our new heroes in the Portal universe.

Portal 2 will take players back to Aperture Laboratories, where they will play as robots Atlas and P-body. The two mechanical men will be pushed through several problem solving exercises under the guidance of GLaDOS, the occasionally murderous computer companion. Using the portal guns, players will advance through the stages to an evident goal -- Probably cake and grief counselling.

Portal 2 Demonstration [PAX East 2011]

As a huge Portal fan I am looking forward to Portal 2, as I am sure most of you are as well.  PAX East allowed me to curb some of my hunger by getting a sneak peak at the first six minutes of the single player campaign, as well as some of the game a bit further on.

Portal 2 Gets An Acclaimed and Highly Talented Actor

After playing a member of the Aryan Nation, a hardened news editor and a father of a pregnant teen, actor J.K. Simmons is venturing into the world of video games as he’ll be voicing a character in Portal 2.  Best known for his role as J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man films (the first three), J.K. Simmons has earned a reputation for being one of the best character actors out there as the man can act his ass off.

ThinkGeek Creates Portal 2 Hoodie

I’m a proud gamer. I have been for years. It’s not uncommon to see me rocking a video game themed t-shirt, sporting a slick branded hooded sweat-shirt or carrying my gear around in a series-specific bag. I, like most proud gamers, gladly fly the flag of video game nerd-dom and more specifically get a little excited at the prospect of a sexy new piece of video game garb.

PS3 Version of Portal 2 To Receive PlayStation Move Support [Updated]

-Update-

As per word from Valve HQ, it appears that there were some translation issues and Portal 2 will not, I repeat will not support the PlayStation Move.  Based on what was written on the German PS Blog, it seemed likely if not a complete shoe-in that PS Move support was going to be included in the PS3 version of Portal 2. 

Portal 2 will feature creatable maps and two separate credit sequences

Most everyone loved Portal. It was a short, but fun and creative game with a rather interesting way of showing humor. With Portal 2 coming soon, Valve has been kind enough to give a very interesting bit of news, for the modding community.

Portal 2's PS3 Feature List Detailed

Remember back at E3 when Gabe Newell surprised us all by walking out onto the stage during a Sony press conference? It was definitely one of the biggest surprises of the show in my books. He’d also come out and said that the PS3 version of Portal 2, when it launches, would be considered to be the “best console version of the game.” Up until now we had no idea what that meant, but this morning shortly after midnight Valve launched a press release to explain.

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