Big Picture SupportThe new local co-op is only available in Big Picture mode, Steam's new TV compatible UI. Time to start thinking with two brains instead of one.
Added 2 controller splitscreen support for Standard Co-Op. Press X on the second controller inside the first Co-op menu to activate it. Fixed controller's ‘quick ping’ button causing the player’s movement to stop. Fixed not being able to exit Robot Enrichment or Create Test Chambers menus with the controller.
Sixense designed three new motion mechanics for Portal 2 In Motion and tuned them to feel like a natural extension of your body. The “One-to-One” mechanic allows the player to manipulate objects as if they were held in the player’s own hand. This means that when using One-to-One you can change the object’s position and orientation by moving and rotating the Move controller.Sixense has also made it clear that the digital Portal 2 and subsequent patch have also included support for the PlayStation Move, however only the In Motion DLC includes the three new motion mechanics. Players can still use their PlayStation Move for both the singleplayer and multiplayer experience if they want to do so.
This opened the door to a lot of new possibilities for our team in terms of puzzle design, which you’ll see in Portal 2 In Motion. It is very satisfying to reach out with the controller and redirect lasers with the Discouragement Redirection Cube to light up some poor Sentry Turrets.
Designed for Danger is a Portal 2 Campaign that offers eight new levels and 1 to 2 hours of play time.If you are keen to test some portals and try your hand at the map pack, you can find a local download available here. You can also check out the trailer below for a quick overview of each of the eight maps.
In the campaign, you assume the role of Chell during an early part of Portal 2. This time however, things turn out differently. The actions of a rogue force will set you on a new path through Aperture Laboratories.
Watch your step and prepare for adventure!
The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" allows players to easily create, share, and play Portal 2 puzzles. The Initiative comes with a simplified Puzzle Maker that allows that creation of mind-bending puzzles without ever leaving the game. The Puzzle Maker can directly publish maps to the Steam Workshop where users can browse, vote on, and select to play them. Selected puzzles will automatically be downloaded and installed inside Portal 2.You can learn more by clicking here, otherwise be sure to drop us a line if you do make some of your own puzzles in the Comments section.
The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" allows players to easily create, share, and play Portal 2 puzzles. The Initiative comes with a simplified puzzle maker that allows that creation of mind-bending puzzles without ever leaving the game.Unfortunately we don't have any more information than that -- no pretty screenshots or trailers to look at -- so keep an eye on Steam come May 8th.
The puzzle maker can directly publish maps to the Steam Workshop where users can browse, vote on, and select to play them. Selected puzzles will automatically be downloaded and installed inside Portal 2.
In "Peer Review", you and a friend will continue the story of loyal bots P-Body and Atlas as you puzzle your way through a mysterious new co-op test track and once again match wits with GLaDOS. The DLC also features a single player and co-op Challenge Mode, and leaderboards to compare Challenge Mode scores with friends and the Portal community.To "hold you over" until the release, they've also released Volume 3 of the soundtrack, which you can download now, locally from AusGamers.
Starting today and running until midnight July 15th, the contest asks the community to make a music video for the song "Exile Vilify" using whatever visuals they choose. Once aspiring video directors have completed their work, they may submit their videos on YouTube using the tag PORTAL2NATIONALEXILE. After the deadline, Valve, The National, and the community will select the winner who will win a prize package including a guitar autographed by The National plus a collection of Portal 2 merchandise.Obviously "using whatever visuals they choose" is an option to be taken in reason, and this is YouTube we're talking about, but it's also the internet. If you decide to enter, be sure to also share your video with us in the Comments section or on our Forums.
Whether you're a mega-science corporation with decades of test experience, or a young start-up liberating your first test subject from non-testing with a chloroform-soaked rag, Aperture guarantees results. Wake up your test subject, open the chamber door, and press play--let Aperture's patent-pending rhythmic compliance enhancers do the rest.In addition there's a bunch of ringtones available from the official site, if that's how you roll, but otherwise you can just download the soundtrack in its entirety now locally from AusGamers.
Journalist Geoff Keighley was granted unprecedented “fly on the wall” access to Valve to create this staggering 15,000 word multimedia experience. From the hush-hush Portal prequel that was shelved to the last minute scramble to complete the game’s story, The Final Hours of Portal 2 is a gripping and dramatic story brought to life by exclusive photos, videos, interviews, interactive experiences, and other surprises.Portal 2 shipped on April 21st for PC/Mac, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. For more details on the game itself, swing by our in-depth review (AusGamers 9.8/10).
Portal 2 DLC #1 will offer new test chambers for players, leaderboards, challenge mode for single and multiplayer modes, and more.Many of you speculated that because said DLC was coming from Valve, it would most likely be free, which they happily confirmed for you, stating that it would be free of charge across PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Mac.
Portal 2 is a triumph in every sense of the word, a wonderful experience from start to finish and one that you won’t soon forget.For all the details check out this in-depth review.
Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following.Portal 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For the best (and non-regionalised) price, PC and Mac users can purchase the game directly from Steam.
The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh puzzle elements, and a much larger set of devious test chambers. Players will explore never-before-seen areas of the Aperture Science Labs and be reunited with GLaDOS, the occasionally murderous computer companion who guided them through the original game.
The game’s two-player cooperative mode features its own entirely separate campaign with a unique story, test chambers, and two new player characters. This new mode forces players to reconsider everything they thought they knew about portals. Success will require them to not just act cooperatively, but to think cooperatively.