Portal 2

Released on April 18, 2011 by Valve

Developed by Valve

The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends!

After each Games Done Quick stream is over I get a bit depressed because I honestly love watching the streams so much. The speedrunning community and organizers at GDQ create such a fun event it's sad when it's over.

This will be the first of a couple posts where I highlight the runs from Summer Games Done Quick 2017 so expect a few more of these over the coming weeks.

Kyatto Ninden Teyandee OR Samurai Pizza Cat is a relatively unknown NES Japanese game in the states. Usedpizza blows through the game with ease and it's a fun run to watch because it's always good to see games i've never heard of be played quickly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP3055kYHq8

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I was able to attend this years Steam Developer Days and had a great time. One big draw of the conference was the talks and Valve has dropped them all on their YouTube page. I linked to one really great talk above by Mike Ambinder on the Psychology of Games I recommend you watch. There are 25 talks available from this years Dev Days so if you are in need of some awesome game talks and have some time, hit the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLckFgM6dUP2ihiMeKHoyIdHvhRSyqwQsp

If you want to read my thoughts on my two days at Steam Developer Days hit the links below.

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If you love Portal 2 and by some chance missed the writers of Portal 2, Chet and Erik do a post mortem of Portal 2 at GDC I highly recommend you watch it. They cover the original designs of what Portal 2 was supposed to be and how it became the game we all love. They give some hints at some secret mechanics of a future Valve title called "F Stop."


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I see many reviews on Steam like this. They basically give the game a bad review but play it... a lot.

So you dislike the game, don't recommend it but you suffered through it for 452 hours? Games I don't like get a few hours at most. confused

I don't entirely understand many parts of gamer culture, this kind of thing in particular.


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Recently I decided to play through Portal 2 again and afterward wanted more to play. Originally when I played Portal 2 it was such a great experience I felt no draw to play the co-op missions. The Portal 2 co-op missions take place directly after the single player story is complete and feature Atlas and P-body, two testing robots sent forth by GLaDOS. I asked Travis if he wanted to play the co-op missions and he was happy to oblige. Tonight we started through the missions together and I am happy to say, it was lots of fun.

Portal 2 co-op reminds me more of the original Portal than anything. The co-op game focuses way more on straight testing than story which make... Read All


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One of the last Valve games waiting to get the Linux treatment is now in beta. You can opt-in to it to play it now!

Very few games from Valve's library are left now. It may only be CS:GO? Not sure. But it's good to see another high-quality game join the Linux circle, even if it was one that was obviously coming.


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I just completed Portal 2 after playing it over a few sessions this weekend. For quite some time i've wanted to relive some Valve classics and on a lark, I decided to pop in my PS3 disc and give it a spin. From the start, Portal 2 is an engrossing dystopian tale where you wake up after countless years to a Aperture Science facility in ruins. Featuring a talented voice cast consisting of Ellen McLain as GlaDOS, Stephen Merchant as Wheatley and J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson the game is full of amazing moments and great character pieces.

I figured the game would look a bit dated on the Playstation 3 but Valve's look for Portal 2 is beautiful in 720p. For comparison I... Read All


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We got a new shower curtain to replace the periodic table one that was getting a little nasty.

MINOR PORTAL 2 SPOILERS:

If you've played Portal 2, you may remember that Aperture got their start making shower curtains, and accidentally discovered the portal technology when trying to design a more efficient shower curtain.

This one, unfortunately, does not have portal technology.


Just found an awesome video made with Valve's Source Film Maker called "The Turret Anthem." It features turrets from Portal and Portal 2 and contains a cool song and a great animation sequence cut together with Valve's Source Film Maker.

Up vote it on Steam here:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=122130516


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Recently an update to Portal 2 included these updates:

Big Picture Support
- Added 2 controller splitscreen support for Standard Co-Op. Press X on the second controller inside the first Co-op menu to activate it.
- Fixed controller's ‘quick ping’ button causing the player’s movement to stop.
- Fixed not being able to exit Robot Enrichment or Create Test Chambers menus with the controller.

This is awesome news for people wanting to run Steam in the living room as adding the same console features to the PC version helps this. Recently Big Picture mode came to my Steam and my first thoughts of it were good. Over the next few days I plan on doing a bender of Lets Plays,... Read All


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