Portal 2
Portal 2

Portal 2

Portal 2 Update Released

We have updated the public release of Portal 2. This update adds native Steam Controller integration to the game. When using a Steam Controller, you can now rebind game actions from the standard controller configuration screen in the Steam Overlay; in-game on-screen button prompts will automatically update accordingly.

Portal 2 Update Released

We have updated the public release of Portal 2. This update adds native Steam Controller integration to the game. When using a Steam Controller, you can now rebind game actions from the standard controller configuration screen in the Steam Overlay; in-game on-screen button prompts will automatically update accordingly.

Portal 2 Update Released

We have updated the public release of Portal 2. This update contains all the changes from the recent beta. We would like to thank the community for the testing and suggestions that have been provided. Changes: Linux / SteamOS beta is now available Steam controller support beta Some translation updates Fixed bugs with triple-monitor displays Some other bug fixes

Portal 2 Update Released

We have updated the public release of Portal 2. This update contains all the changes from the recent beta. We would like to thank the community for the testing and suggestions that have been provided. Changes: Linux / SteamOS beta is now available Steam controller support beta Some translation updates Fixed bugs with triple-monitor displays Some other bug fixes

PeTI is Ready!

The Perpetual Testing Initiative (PeTI) is live! Even though most of you will be getting your first sweet taste of test chamber construction today, a lucky few of you have already been beta testing for the last couple of months. An unfair head start? You bet. But it's thanks to this massive injustice that you have a ton of great test chambers to solve on launch day. In fact, one of the beta testers made so many great maps that we've decided to award him the first ever Aperture Science Employee o...

PeTI is Ready!

The Perpetual Testing Initiative (PeTI) is live! Even though most of you will be getting your first sweet taste of test chamber construction today, a lucky few of you have already been beta testing for the last couple of months. An unfair head start? You bet. But it's thanks to this massive injustice that you have a ton of great test chambers to solve on launch day. In fact, one of the beta testers made so many great maps that we've decided to award him the first ever Aperture Science Employee o...

A Message From Cave Johnson

TO: All Aperture employees FROM: Cave Johnson COMPANY MEMORANDUM Cave Johnson here. Your boss. It's come to my attention that some of you are concerned after receiving my all-staff memo yesterday ("You: Design Test Chambers or You're Fired"). So to put your minds at ease, let me clarify: You are not mentally ill and you did read the memo just fine. It was real. You should be designing test chambers, right now and at all times, or by God I will fire you. Having said that, let's be honest: Some of...

A Message From Cave Johnson

TO: All Aperture employees FROM: Cave Johnson COMPANY MEMORANDUM Cave Johnson here. Your boss. It's come to my attention that some of you are concerned after receiving my all-staff memo yesterday ("You: Design Test Chambers or You're Fired"). So to put your minds at ease, let me clarify: You are <b>not</b> mentally ill and you <b>did</b> read the memo just fine. It was real. You should be designing test chambers, right now and at all times, or by God I will fire you. Having said that, let's be honest: Some of...

How to Create Test Chambers in Five Steps

The gaming press have chimed in on our new free Puzzle Maker, available May 8th, and the verdict is unanimous: It is NOT complicated to make your very own Portal test chambers. "Easy to use," says <a href="http://pc.ign.com/articles/122/1224223p1.html">IGN's Charles Onyette</a>. "Satisfying and easy," adds <a href="http://www.1up.com/news/portal-2-designing-test-chambers-satisfying-easy">1UP's Chris Pereira</a>. "Possibly the easiest level editor known to man," claims <a href="http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1352740/portal_2s_level_editor_how_it_works_and_what_you_can_create.html">NOW Gamer's Adam Barnes</a>. Wow! Is our Puzzle Maker really this easy to use, or are these guys just bald-faced liars? Let's find out, and try to make a playable map in only FIV...

How to Create Test Chambers in Five Steps

The gaming press have chimed in on our new free Puzzle Maker, available May 8th, and the verdict is unanimous: It is NOT complicated to make your very own Portal test chambers. "Easy to use," says IGN's Charles Onyette. "Satisfying and easy," adds 1UP's Chris Pereira. "Possibly the easiest level editor known to man," claims NOW Gamer's Adam Barnes. Wow! Is our Puzzle Maker really this easy to use, or are these guys just bald-faced l...

The Perpetual Testing Initiative

Three months ago Skyrim unleashed the Creation Kit on Steam. Not only did it let users create amazing mods for an amazing game, it allowed them to browse, download, and share those mods using the Steam Workshop. Now we're introducing the <b>Perpetual Testing Initiative</b> (PeTI), which combines a powerful, easy-to-use Puzzle Maker with full Steam Workshop integration, and will be available free for the PC and Mac on May 8th. <b>The Steam Workshop</b> There are already hundreds of incredible Portal 2 puzzles ...

The Perpetual Testing Initiative

Three months ago Skyrim unleashed the Creation Kit on Steam. Not only did it let users create amazing mods for an amazing game, it allowed them to browse, download, and share those mods using the Steam Workshop. Now we're introducing the Perpetual Testing Initiative (PeTI), which combines a powerful, easy-to-use Puzzle Maker with full Steam Workshop integration, and will be available free for the PC and Mac on May 8th. The Steam Workshop There are already hundreds of incredible Portal 2 puzzles ...

More Sales, More Awards!

Ooh! We forgot to mention something yesterday: One of the awards we were up for at the VGAs was Best Character. We can't say for sure if we came in second, but we definitely didn't win, so Wheatley's acceptance speech was never aired. <a href="http://youtu.be/ymMrwlsbtrI">Until now!</a> Speaking of not winning, guess who didn't win Destructoid's Game of the Year. If you guessed Portal 2, we hope you didn't actually call your local sports book and put any money on that guess, because <a href=" http://www.destructoid.com/the-winner-of-destructoid-game-of-the-year-2011-218043.phtml?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Destructoid+%28Destructoid%29"><i>we won!</i></a> WE'RE #1! Unless you're reading E-Online, in w...

More Sales, More Awards!

Ooh! We forgot to mention something yesterday: One of the awards we were up for at the VGAs was Best Character. We can't say for sure if we came in second, but we definitely didn't win, so Wheatley's acceptance speech was never aired. Until now! Speaking of not winning, guess who didn't win Destructoid's Game of the Year. If you guessed Portal 2, we hope you didn't actually call your local sports book and put any money on that guess, because we won! WE'RE #1! Unless you're reading E-Online, in w...

The Huge "We're Number Two" 24-Hour Sale!

In our last blog post, we announced that both the VGA and X-Play awards had nominated Portal 2 for Game of the Year. How'd things turn out? Well, you'll be happy to learn, we just barely lost both of them, helping cement our frankly historic dominance of the Second Best Game of the Year category. And the good news doesn't end there: We also grabbed the number two spot in <a href="http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/12/the-20-best-videogames-of-2011.html?p=2">Paste Magazine's first annual GOTY list</a>, while clawing our way to a dramatic <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-9995_7-10010423-9.html?s=0&o=10010423">second place victory on C-Net</a>. Just so you don't ...