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Review: Portal 2

At its core, Portal 2 is a simple concept. Using a handheld device, you can shoot an orange and a blue portal that will instantly link any two points in space.
Spatial tension
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 29, 2011

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A hurricane of pure video-game bliss is set to pummel Boston this weekend, as thousands of gamers converge on the Hynes Convention Center for the Penny Arcade Expo.
Jonathan Coulton talks PAX
By SHAULA CLARK  |  March 19, 2010
Awesome: Valve announces Portal 2

Awesome: Valve announces Portal 2

Valve, who are basically the best video-game development house, like, ever, have announced the sequel to their wonderful 2007 first-person puzzler Portal. We're excited, but...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 05, 2010

Review: Left 4 Dead 2

When Valve announced a full-priced sequel to Left 4 Dead only one year after the original, 40,000 frustrated gamers joined an on-line boycott. The boycotters had a point, but they'll miss out if they stand on principle.
Zombie nation: Valve at the top of its craft
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 04, 2009

Review: Zeno Clash

Zeno Clash is too bizarre, artsy, and risky to get picked up by a bigger company, but when you look at all the Counter-Strike clones out there, it's a relief to see something a little . . . different.
A strange and beautiful trip
By MADDY MYERS  |  May 22, 2009

Review: Left 4 Dead

Playing Left 4 Dead is like taking a personality test: you can't hide your true nature.
Fourth-person shooter
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 16, 2008