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The 13 best video game intros

Video game openings and tutorials can be tough, but these games nail it

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Video game architecture is full of secrets

Let’s look at ‘em

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Orange Box, Left 4 Dead get 4K enhancements on Xbox One X

Valve classics get visual upgrades in Xbox One’s backward compatible program

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

It's impressive stuff

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Valve returns to Aperture Science with new VR experiments called The Lab

Valve will debut a new virtual reality test next week that returns players to the world of Portal. The studio revealed the project in a press release ahead of its formal unveiling at next week's...

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An annotated history of video game boss battles

Bosses "can define a world, give it character and allow players to have a focal point when discussing moments within the game," says Kynan Pearson, creative director at Bluepoint Games. After...

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Portal's pinball table hits next week, see its monsters in action

Zen Studios' pinball table based on Valve's Portal and Portal 2 will arrive in digital storefronts next week, and the developer released the trailer above to celebrate the impending game. The...

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Valve's Portal series is getting an official pinball table — and we've played it

Watch in 60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube By now, Zen Studios is well-known for their digital pinball tables, many of which are based on popular cross-media franchises like Star...

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Gun fights are better with portals (and cake)

Fighting is better with portals, and a video from Danny and Michael Philippou released this week proves it to the bloody end. Check out the video above to watch a pair of angry housemates settle...

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Valve introduces Steam Music Player with sale on Valve games and their soundtracks

Valve released the Steam Music Player for all Steam users earlier this week, and the company marked the launch with a sale on six different titles in the Half-Life universe and their original...