Valve’s classic 3D puzzle game Portal has been upgraded to run on Nvidia’s RTX GPUs. The new version has dramatically better ray-traced graphics with new textures, volumetric lighting, fog, smoke, and shadows. Best of all, it’s a free download for all players with Portal in their Steam game library.
The idea of a portal that leads to another place is science fiction at this point, so any analysis of portal physics is strictly theoretical. But we still enjoyed MinutePhysics’ exploration of the what might happen if one portal passed through another. They need to try something like this on Rick and Morty.
Actor J.K. Simmons has made a career out of playing some of the most loathsome characters ever (and that guy in the Farmers Insurance commercials). YouTuber Opner combined footage from his performance as Omni-Man in Invincible with his famous “when life gives you lemons” rant as Cave Johnson in Portal 2.
Captain Hamster built this amazing hamster maze, which incorporates a variety of puzzles inspired by the Portal series. Each of its chambers allows its test subject to escape after it takes a spin on a hamster wheel or completes a series of tasks. This time, the cake was not a lie.
The last time we got a new Portal game was all the way back in 2011, but we still keep hoping that Valve will give us Portal 3 someday. For now, this Portal-inspired machinima parody of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence from Harry101UK and lyricist Greg Holgate will have to suffice.
Portal 2 is one of the most entertaining puzzle games of all time. While we can only hope that someday Valve will return to the franchise, gamer Doodle Chaos reminds us just how fun it was with this run through a custom edited level, perfectly timed to match the accompanying music. The bit with the personality cores is so great.
If you ask us, Jonathan Coulton’s Still Alive is one of the greatest video game songs of all time. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy this vibrant and jazzy version of the track, performed by The 8-Bit Big Band, with singer Benny Benack III doing his best Frank Sinatra.
Headup Games‘ Portal spin-off sends applicants back to the Aperture Science computer-aided enrichment center, only this time, you’ll employ your engineering skills to create bridges and make portals to get vehicles to their goals. Coming to PC, console, and mobile.
We’ve always wanted a real-life version of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, so we could quickly dart from location to location. Red Bull envisions what downhill mountain biking might be like if extreme sports junkies had a portal gun in their bag of tricks.