Doug "Rat Man" Rattmann is one of the most important characters in Portal, though he didn't appear in either game. The message-scrawling scientist made his video game debut in LEGO Dimensions' Portal level pack, though he's so well hidden it took more than a year to find him.
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The Orange Box is backward compatible with the Xbox One today. You should probably replay Half-Life 2. Just sayin'.
Valve's new VR performance test program= contains a two-minute snippet of the infamous Portal-themed Aperture Robot Repair demo. But there's also more, if you know where to look.
The impact of Portal across video games and wider pop culture was massive.
That struck me whilst watching this video. It's a fantastic, detailed look at the history of Portal's development and it features a lot of information I, personally, was not aware of.
Well worth a watch if you have a spare 15 minutes.
Free Portal-themed goodness comes to Rocket League PC on Tuesday. Players need but to complete a match to earn several pieces of Aperture Science-flavored kit, from cake stickers to Companion Cube antenna toppers. Check out the Steam news post for full details.
Portal Stories: Mel was not made by Valve, but it's probably the closest thing we'll get to Portal 3 for a while.
Because Aperture Science would never release something as plebeian as a pinball table. Coming next week to Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX 2 and whatever other pinball platforms Zen Studios has running about causing trouble, Portal Pinball reunites fans of Valve's first-person puzzler with the likes of GLaDOS, Wheatley, Atlas, P-Body and the ever talkative Chell in an all-new, incredibly scientific way.
Whether it's an RPG that tells a story over dozens of hours, or a strategy game that takes months to master, games are often a considerable time investment. For many people this is central to gaming's appeal: nowhere else in art can you find such complete worlds to lose yourself in or such stern challenges to overcome.
Portal Stories: Mel, an upcoming mod for Portal 2, is starting to less like a mod in this new trailer, and more like a straight-up official Valve entry in the series.