portal

Thinking With Portals

There's a New 'Portal' Game...About Building Bridges

Rejoice for GLaDOS is back, despair because she’s in a physics bridge builder.
Matthew Gault
12.6.17
The Orange Box

Ten Years Later, The Orange Box Is Filled With Valve's Baggage

The bittersweet legacy of the best new game compilation ever released.
Rob Zacny
10.11.17
portal

‘Portal’ Has Been Making People Feel Smart for Ten Years

Celebrating ten years of ‘Portal,’ Valve’s finest hour.
Danielle Riendeau
10.10.17
speedruns

'Portal' Speedrunner Destroys No-Portal World Record

Icy just destroyed the ‘Portal’ world record for not using a single portal.
Danielle Riendeau
7.31.17
ChromaGun

This Game Is a 'Portal' Rip-Off, and Owns It

When a rip-off game knows it’s a rip-off game, and has fun with it, that’s a good thing.
Mike Diver
6.20.17
Valve

It's Never Been a More Confusing Time to Be a Fan of Valve's Games

With another 'Half-Life' writer out the door, it's never been more confusing to figure out Valve's identity as a developer.
Patrick Klepek
5.2.17
long reads or whatever

How Valve’s Source Engine Took Gaming Out of Corridors

From ‘Half-Life 2’ to ‘Titanfall 2’, the engine’s produced worlds that have tricked us into believing they’re bigger than they really are.
Tim Hakki
12.8.16
LGBTQ Community

How Trans Players Find Support from the Gaming Community

Through games and their fellow players, trans gamers are finding wellsprings of support and new ways to express their gender identity.
Matt Baume
9.8.16
Gaming

How Trans Players Find Support from the Gaming Community

Through games and their fellow players, trans gamers are finding wellsprings of support and new ways to express their gender identity.
Matt Baume
9.8.16
Gaming

It Turns Out That Video Games Can Make Great Board Games, Too

'Gears of War,' in tabletop form: sounds awful on paper, but it plays like a dream. Who'd have thought it?
Jake Tucker
5.5.16
Read

It Turns Out That Video Games Can Make Great Board Games, Too

<I>Gears of War</I>, in tabletop form: It sounds awful on paper, but it plays like a dream. Who'd have thought it?
Jake Tucker
5.5.16
Gaming

Remembering 'Portal,' Activision's Interactive Novel

Back in 1986, Activision published interactive fiction not unlike Twine games.
Jason D’Aprile
2.15.16
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