Portal User Blog

Interview with Gone North Games

59d ago ... [i]Student founded Gone North Games has just released their first game, A Story About My Uncle, to critical acclaim. Kyle chatted with studio CEO Sebastian Eriksson about inspiration, controls, grappling and games as art.[/i] [b]KYLE:[/b] Games like Gone Home and Dear Esther were clear inspirations behind the storytelling aspect, but you've gone above what these plot vehicles can offer.  The...

Who Won E3? Get Back To Me In A Few Months For The Answer!

78d ago ... It’s been a very big selling point in discussing E3 press conferences. “Who won E3? Who lost it? Who didn’t move the needle from it?” It gets to the point where you are asking it a month in advance. What does one have to do to win at E3? Most of the time, people get sick of asking the question because it gets asked by everyone, and everyone has their own opinions based on what THEY want. Some b...

The Gaming Community Needs to Grow up

180d ago ... First of all, I'd like to introduce myself to the people who aren't aware of who I am, or give you a little insight into who I am. I am Skittles, aka the man behind these blogs: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/ltskittles/517905 Here I went in depth on an issue that used to rampant here on N4G, and it drove me crazy, http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/ltskittles/517830 John Stewart vs. Kotaku, a while b...

My top 15 games of the generation. #1

253d ago ... Here are the games listed from past entries but what if I did a top 20? 20. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 19. Super Street Fighter 4 18. Infamous 17. Portal 16. Super Mario Galaxy ---------- 15. Tomb Raider 14. Xenoblade Chronicles 13. Dead Space 2 12. Batman: Arkham City 11. Final Fantasy XIII 10. Deus Ex: Human Revolution 9. Gears of War 3 8. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Wi...

Gaming and Hard Times: My Gaming Crisis

255d ago ... Gaming has been a hobby of mine for as long as I can remember. From being a kid in school, then a young adult, to a guy in his late 20's with his own home and a steady income to support his beloved hobby. But getting older means life is generally going to crap on you more. You'll have more problems to face and even though gaming can help us with our problem solving skills, there are some things...

Pick And Choose Used Or New

484d ago ... The industry is in financial straits right now. The industry took a 22% drop in profits in the year 2012 and publishers keep looking for reasons why their games are making less money. Some like EA, took initiative against piracy. Others like Quantic Dream's David Cage believes that the used game market can potentially hurt profits. Knowing full well between the difference of the new and used...

Extremism With Video Game Graphics

528d ago ... You can probably tell by now that I tend to put graphics underneath a number of factors in games that I like. Some of my favorite titles are not necessarily the best looking of their generation (many of which are not even Nintendo related). Just to name a few, Brutal Legend, Portal/Portal 2, Mighty Switch Force, Crash Bandicoot 1-3, Sonic Adventure/2, Mischief Makers, Battlezone and other su...

"Metacritic is unbiased"-What a joke!!!!

1012d ago ... I thank all N4G users for their support to my last post. Let me tell you that I am a review analyst by profession in a company named Milestone Interactive Ltd. In my last post I provided you all with some perfect review facts, and now I am gonna share some more facts regarding our beloved site Metacritic. I am sure mostly everyone knows the ridiculous metascore conversion of (A) to (100), (A-)...

2011 Perfect Scores Breakdown

1016d ago ... I dont know how many of the N4G users have counted this year's perfect scores but let me tell you, Uncharted 3 has the highest number of perfect scores this year. Let me give you all this year's breakdown:- Note:-All these reviews are N4G reviews, no extra review is considered. 1.Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Total Reviews: 360 Non score reviews(-):31 Net Reviews:329 Perfect Scores:1...

Get a Handle on Your Expectations

1042d ago ... Another odd numbered year, another game from Naughty Dog studios, renowned for the Crash Bandicoot games and more recently Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, which deserves an award for how many awards it won. Thing is, Uncharted 3 won't be that good. Not because it isn't, but because it can't. It's not Naughty Dogs fault mind you. Uncharted 3 will be game of the year caliber. In a year that's...

No love for Gears 3 as GOTY contender?

1052d ago ... Lately, I've been reading quite a few forum posts and comments debating about which game deserves to be Game of the Year(GOTY). All off the big name games see their titles thrown around; Batman: AA, Portal 2, BattleField 3, Modern Warfare 2, Skyrim, Zelda: Skyword Sword, Uncharted 3. While most of these titles haven't been released and haven't proven their quality yet, we constantly forget abou...

Subconscious Gaming

1206d ago ... I have always been fascinated at the concept of virtual reality games, dreams, games in general and how they can all be connected together. Throughout my years spent gaming i have noticed, from time to time, when talking to a friend, or chatting on the phone while playing a game i play even better then i normally do.And when i say talking to a friend, i don't mean just nodding and saying "ye...

Weekly Fix- Episode 1- 1st May 2011

1215d ago ... A roundup of all the main gaming news during the week and news that mattered to me the most. Hope you enjoy this new segment. Including the PSN outage, Wii 2, E3 2011, Uncharted 3 beta, Hitman 5, Portal 2 and Finally Mortal Komabt Giveaway

Is Portal 2 the funniest game ever?

1224d ago ... I can't remember laughing so much through an entire play through of a game. I really do think Portal 2 rivals the best comedy films out there, with actors J.K. Simmons and Stephen Merchant they have two great comedy actors who never fail to make me laugh. I'd love to talk about my funniest bits but I don't want to spoil the game for people who have not completed the single player yet. Can you t...

Clarification: What the Valve, and Sony partnership mean.

1313d ago ... On June 15, 2010 Gabe Newell announced Portal 2 for the PS3, and said "Portal 2 on the PlayStation 3, would be the best CONSOLE* version."*(Note the word console meaning the best way to play Portal 2 if you have no way to play on PC.) I've seen alot of people take this to make it to use it for the stupid imaginary console war, because they think he said "Portal 2 on the PlayStation 3 will be th...

Stay Classy VGA's

1354d ago ... Alright so I'm not exactly offering up any new opinions when it comes to the Spike Video Game Awards. In fact the VGA's are so terrible so as to surpass personal opinion and become literal fact. And relatively speaking this years VGA's were probably the best. If last year was like getting a root canal, this year was tantamount to being kicked in the teeth. Whenever the show took a break fro...

2011 big year in gaming!

1356d ago ... 2011 will no doubt be one of the biggest years in gaming this generation! Featuring games such as Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3, Portal 2, Elder Scrolls V, Killzone 3, Gears of War 3, Forza 4, Batman Arkham City, Little Big Planet... Must I go on? PS3, xbox360, PC, who wins? Everyone.(Unfortunately there have been no very big Nintendo games announced, but in time they will be.) But what i...

Importance of Online Game Retailers

1364d ago ... We all love Valve, right? They've, you know, created pretty much the biggest pieces related to gaming in the last dozen years. Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and they even have Counter-Strike under their damn belt. But let's face it, Steam is the place to go if you want to buy a game for your PC. What with all the sales that are constantly going on, finding something that both appeals to you...

The PS3 will be my most played system

1397d ago ... The holiday and 2011 is already packed with games, and many more unannounced titles will be seeing the light of day next year. But after making a list of games I'm looking forward to I noticed the PS3 completely dominates every other system and category. Here's a list of everything I'm looking forward to. PS3 PlayStation Move Gran Turismo 5 Little Big Planet 2 Killzone 3 Infamous...

The Logic of Left 4 Dead on PS3

1420d ago ... At the Electronics Entertainment Expo in 2010, Valve and Sony announced that the two found a new business relationship. Where originally Valve saw Sony's PS3 difficult to program for, they now praise it for its networking capabilities: an open peer-to-peer network that is free for both developers and consumers alike. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-wQ5Dp1tcg&feature=related) This symb...
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Portal

Average Score 9.0 Reviews(24)
Release Dates
Android Release Dates
PC Release Dates
EU 19 October 2007
US 10 October 2007
PS3 Release Dates
EU 14 December 2007
US 11 December 2007
Wii Release Dates
Xbox 360 Release Dates
EU 19 October 2007
US 09 October 2007