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.

gamerriffic6574d 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

Arsenic136574d 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.

Bluemayhem6573d 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.

Vash186572d ago (Edited 6572d ago )

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With The Xbox 360 Store Closing Soon, Let’s Look Back At The Console’s Legacy

As the Xbox 360 store will shut down on July 29, 2024, I think now is the best time to look back at the console's legacy.

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MaximusPrime_4d ago

I remember good old years of RRoD

purple1013d ago

Not to mention, #scratchgate

And also taking your hard drive to your mates in a backpack, only to get there and find “Error 80072EF3 data is corrupted”

Great one. LAN party Night ruined.

darthv723d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Dont know about the hard drive one, but if you were doing a LAN party then you'd take the whole system... not just the hard drive. As for scratched discs, yeah that was an issue for all of those optical drive based systems. I had ps1 and ps2 scratch discs, same with dreamcast, saturn and 3do. Come to find out that you really shouldnt be moving the systems while the discs are spinning... go figure.

One system i never had that problem with was the og xbox, only because it was built like a tank and weighed just as much.

purple1013d ago

you take the hard drive when there are already multiple xboxs there, but you want your account, ie your level 32 on halo, but your mates only level 12, and you intend to go online at some point, etc.

360 scratched disks even without moving the console, laser alignment was off.

shinoff21832d ago

Darth those scratching disc issues weren't just from moving the console, it was an issue while just sitting still as well

Einhander19722d ago (Edited 2d ago )

darthv72

Yes CD get scratched, but the 360 issue was that the disk drive spindle put the disk back onto the tray before it stopped spinning. That was not the case with PS1 or PS2.

The 360 had an actual problem caused by the hardware itself. The disks would get circular scratches from the disk spinning on top of the tray.

And I own plenty of PS1 and PS2 games and none of them have that type of scratches. Where as the 360 games I own all have this exact type of scratch.

This isn't even really a debatable thing, it went to up to the supreme court. Who didn't rule on the case and sent it back to the lower court where Microsoft settled instead of having to face a class action and admit that the 360 had yet another major flaw.

S2Killinit2d ago

I had disc scratch issue with xbox, even without moving it, but not with other consoles. With xbox if you moved your console, it was game over for your disc as far as I remember. You could hear it.

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Reaper22_2d ago

True. Still spanked the ps3 though.

XbITBP2P!

shinoff21832d ago

It didn't though in the end Ms stopped supporting it halfway through and ps3 ended up with better games. Last of us over everything released that gen, alone.

Far as sales ps3 was also on top of the 360

darthv723d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Great system marred with poor design choices in its early life. From the first redesign on though... it was nearly flawless. and the games hold up remarkably well still to this day.

Kinect would be the only late in life blemish, but one that 'thankfully' didnt last for too long. Its a really cool piece of camera tech... just not that great for games.

purple1013d ago

I actually thought Kinect was good, they could have tried harder with it and found some success,

the only problem was them including it bumping up the price, they could have had a bundle with it included and another without, but they only had the one bundle, so people felt forced into it.

Kurisu3d ago

Will the 360 games still be available to buy on Series X|S, or is that going as well?

anast2d ago

The Xbox game machine that almost succeeded.

Reaper22_2d ago

360 wasn't perfect but it was a huge success.

shinoff21832d ago

Out of the 3 it still ended up last. It was a success in a way but Xbox went backwards right after.

S2Killinit2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

MS went backwards in the middle of that generation. They stopped buying games exclusivity because it became too expensive to buy exclusivity once there was a solid number of consoles in the market; and MS simply did not invest in the in-house ability to make games. Strangely, MS didn’t want to get involved in the art side of gaming. Leaving the second half of that generation barren.

Reaper22_2d ago

Love that console. I still play it every now and then.