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Half-Life 2: Portal to the Future

If you've played or heard of Humanhead's Prey, then you know that game offers organic portals throughout a giant sentient alien ship. The portals are dimensional doorways into different areas of the craft, and they're graphically and conceptually well-implemented and work seamlessly.In Half-Life 2: Portal, a seemingly independent game that ships with the PC version of Half-Life Episode 2, and the bundle of Half-Life 2, Episode 1, 2, and Team Fortress 2 on Xbox 360 and PS3, players use a tool that creates portals on the fly. Yes -- a gun that creates instant openings through walls that transport you in the bat of an eye to another place.

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gamerriffic3723d ago

this half life news keeps getting better and better, thanks for the news arsenic!!!

gravity gun was the best.. and i couldnt think of a better gun... but just.. wow. i hope it works smoothly

Arsenic133723d ago

so do i man i think Halo might of met its match! Im buying this day 1 its the best!. i played the xbox version , it was great but frequent lag and the graphics got blurry. But this will change everthing !. Portals are the new duel wielding in games.

Bluemayhem3722d ago

Thats sounds amazing, but!!! I seriously doubt that you could make portals anywhere you want this would just be impossible as you would need somekind of crazy coding for the game that constantly evolves (not a programmer so might be BS). Think about it Prey was in development for over 8 years and their main drawing point were these "portals", however they could not manage to create a form of random spawn for these.Do you think they were incapable of doing it??
So in the new HL2: Portals game there may be use of these portals but surely not to complete extent of 100% user freedom. Probably more like the destructible environments in "Red Faction" so you would know when to use your Portal gun.

Vash183721d ago (Edited 3721d ago )

Check out http://www.digipen.edu/Game...
Narbacular Drop was a game made by Students of Digipen http://www.digipen.edu/ Last year as a senior project. Most of the team was hired by Valve and now work on this new game of almost exactly the same premise.