Opinion
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Did too many Half-Life 3s kill Half-Life 3?

The existence of Half-Life 3 has been rumored and joked about for so long that it exists more as a punchline than an actual hope at this point. A report from Game Informer based on an interview...

News
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Steam Awards names its first-ever winners

Ten games took honors in 12 categories in the first-ever Steam Awards. Only two of them launched in 2016. Valve announced the awards back in November during the Fall Steam Sale. All of the honors...

News
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Steam Winter Sale start date announced (update)

Update: It’s live! Original story: Just when you thought your wallet might survive the holiday season, along comes another Steam sale. PayPal U.K. this morning, announced that the Steam Winter Sale...

News
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Portal 2 and Left 4 Dead are the Xbox One's newest backward-compatible titles

Valve mainstays Portal 2 and Left 4 Dead are now backward compatible on Xbox One, Major Nelson announced today. Those two titles bring to 200 the number of Xbox 360 games playable on the new...

Movies
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Portal and Half-Life movies are still a go, have writers, J.J. Abrams says

The Half-Life and Portal movies that J.J. Abrams said he was working on three years ago are still in development, and have writers assigned to them, the Star Wars: Episode VII director told IGN. "...

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Watch a complete playthrough of Valve's amazing Portal VR demo

It's impressive stuff

News
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Here's how a voice actor recorded his lines for Portal 2

The Steam VR Performance Test has gotten a ton of attention lately, but one of its cooler caches of buried treasure isn't the usual oblique reference to a sequel that's never coming. It's a...

Culture
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Watch what happens in Portal 2 when two portals smash you

I have no idea what is going on in this video. I don't even understand Schrodinger's Cat. All I can say is it's trippy as hell when you get smushed between two Portal portals. I seriously need N...

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What to watch on the third day of Awesome Games Done Quick 2016

Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 posted its first world-record performance early this morning with speedrunner Nosraef landing a 1:24:25 time in Velocity 2X. Even at an event showcasing the best in...

Feature
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Amiibo, Disney Infinity, Skylanders, Lego Dimensions: A guide to gaming toys

Since its 2011 debut, Skylanders has become a multi-billion-dollar franchise with literally hundreds of merchandising deals. While Skylanders didn't invent the toys-to-life genre - games that use...