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'Half-Life 2' and 'Portal' now available for Nvidia Shield

Valve’s Half-Life 2 and Portal have been ported to Android but don’t get excited just yet because you’ll need an Nvidia Shield to participate. That’s right, only Nvidia’s handheld gaming system is compatible with the titles – even other platforms…

Weekend game deals: Portal 2 $5, Max Payne 3 $10, Dishonored $25

If you've missed the handful of other opportunities to snag Dishnored for about half off, here are two more: Amazon is offering the title for $30 and Greenman Gaming has it for $25. There's plenty to see elsewhere too, with Portal 2 set to $5 on Steam, FIFA 13 fetching $10 at Amazon...

Quantum Conundrum: A Portal-Like Puzzle Shooter - Reviewed

Let's just get this out of the way: Yes, Quantum Conundrum is a first-person puzzler, just like Portal. Yes, it was designed by Kim Swift, the project lead on Portal. And yes, it shares some of Portal's core traits: there's a physics-altering arm device, a goofy omniscient narrator, and an alarming number of buttons that need to be pushed.

But Quantum Conundrum crawls out from its spiritual predecessor's mighty shadow and stands, triumphant, as a game that's unique, raw, and brilliant in many ways. Finally, Portal has a worthy rival.

Portal is free on Steam until September 20

While the cake may be a lie, the fact that Valve is giving away free copies of Portal couldn’t be any more accurate. From now until September 20, Steam users can download and install either the PC or Mac version of the classic puzzle game.

Portal 2 pre-orders open with discounts and extras

Portal 2 pre-orders have launched on Steam, Amazon and GameStop. Naturally, Steam only offers the PC version while eager fans can purchase the title for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 elsewhere. By pre-ordering, you'll save $5 on the full retail…

Portal 2 supports cross-platform gaming on PC, PS3

Portal fans were undoubtedly disappointed last June when Valve cancelled Portal 2's E3 media event and delayed the sequel's release until mid-2011. Putting a positive spin on that news, the developer promised to wow gamers with a surprise instead --…

Portal 2 delayed again, launching in April 2011

It looks like Portal fans will have to wait a little longer for the next installment of the first-person puzzle title. Originally slated for release in 2010, Valve has announced a second delay for Portal 2, this time bumping its…

Valve releases Portal 2 co-op teaser trailer

A couple of months ago Valve revealed that its highly-anticipated puzzle shooter Portal 2 would introduce an entire set of levels with their own storyline designed specifically for co-operative action. The new mode puts players in control of two "infinitely…

Valve sets February 9 release date for Portal 2

Countless release dates have poured out of Gamescom in the last week, including Crysis 2, Rage, Dragon Age II, and now Portal 2 has joined the party. After delaying the title from holiday 2010 to an ambiguous 2011 release window…