Many of the indie games featured at PAX Prime have been in development for years. That's how long it takes to make a great game. But the two-man development studio in eastern Europe called Stabyourself has existed for less than a year and has already created two games—three mo ...more
There's an easy way and a hard way to build a portal in Minecraft. The hard way involves getting your hands on a diamond pick, and those are not thick on the ground. Here is the easy way to build a portal!
Things are getting more and more interdimensional thanks to Apple's ARKit. We've previously seen some portals work at play with Rainforest Garage and the Interdimensional Portal by Nedd. These demos have only made developers more curious as to what they can do with ARKit porta ...more
Delve into the Underworld! This tutorial shows you how to build a portal into the Nether in your game of Minecraft. You will need lots of obsidian to build this, so find a pool of still lava as your first step.
To start with, this tutorial shows you how to make a compass in Minecraft that will always point towards your spawn location. It also demonstrates how you can safely mine for obsidian from lava pits, and how to build portals into the Nether.
We've already seen how to levitate a Companion Cube using a Portal gun—now we're going to show you how to shoot your own portals! The guys at MobiusLOL give you an overview of how they created their Portal-inspired short film, "Experimental Portal Device". Video: . In the vide ...more
The Mechanic character class is now live in Global MapleStory (GMS), the international version of Nexon's popular free massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Celebrate the release by building a super-powerful Mechanic to call your own! No idea how to invest your skill ...more
If you've ever played through Valve's amazing first-person puzzle game Portal, you probably have dreams and nightmares about orange and blue portals appearing in the walls around you. Do you want to recreate the effect in a film? This video will show you how to create your ver ...more
The video explains how to hack the game Agony: The portal. First he clicked the start game and created new character by entering the name as test dummy and set the difficulty level as normal. The he clicked the start campaign. While entering the game he skipped the tutorial an ...more
Half-Life 2 and it's brilliantly creative baby Portal refuse to die, offering the same great gameplay today that they did when they were released in 2004. This video will show you how to mimic, in After Effects, a very cool effect from the game called a portal storm. It basica ...more
A video walkthrough of room 18 on Portal for the PC and XBox 360. This game is part of the Half Life: Orange Box.
The cake is a LIE!!! If you're a gamer worth his (or her) salt, then you know all about Portal. And not only that, you've played it, completed it and finished all its challenges. Well, maybe you didn't go THAT far, but regardless, EVERY gamer knows about Portal. Even Lionhead ...more
Two new and radically different ARGs (Alternate Reality Games) have burst into the news in the last week, and illustrate the very best of an innovative phenomenon: the commercial tie-in ARG, and the public service ARG. After video games grew beyond "fad phase" and entered the ...more
Test Chamber 14 of Orange Box's game Portal has staircases that disappear after you've ascended them; learn more tip on playing Orange Box's game Portal in this free computer gaming video clip. Get through Test Chamber 14 in Orange Box's Portal - Part 1 of 16. Click through to ...more
Minecraft mods (modifications) are additions to the game that change the way you play. They include texture packs, shaders, changes in gameplay, additions and subtractions and everything in between. Some of this information is very basic, other bits might help you along if you ...more
Portal is game design milestone. Originally only available bundled in with larger cousins Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 in The Orange Box, its creators, Valve Software, changed what first person gameplay could be. It's been a stand alone product for much of the four years si ...more
Fighting Straga is the main boss fight In the Xbox 360 game Darksiders - The Black Throne. Can you beat him? Quickly shoot a portal onto one of the floor stations in front of Straga. Watch his mace carefully and you'll see another orange portal point on the side of it. Shoot a ...more
It's a hell of a lot easier to make money selling an indie game now than it was four years ago. But it's still a rough game. Blitz Game Studios is a large UK developer producing everything from casual iOS games to Dead to Rights: Retribution. In 2008, they started a division ...more
This do it yourself robot can be made out of many materials you can find around your house. You'll need a few special non household items, such as an arduino and a class 3 laser. However, once you assemble everything correctly, you can make a sentry robot inspired by the robot ...more
Steam for Mac lets you Instantly Play Portal Check out this article on Gizmodo about how you can instantly start playing REAL games on your Mac. This tutorial below shows how easy Steam makes it to play a game like Portal on OSX. Download and Play NOW: http://gizmodo.com/5 ...more
Here's a really helpful video for anyone that is interested in Portal 2 game design. Watch and learn how to create a Shredder from scratch in Hammer. This video provides step by step instructions and an on screen demonstration for your benefit.
No game is perfect. Well maybe except for Super Mario Brothers 3. In the last two posts I've been praising Tera but it's not without its shortcomings. Basic quest system: Playing the game in Korean and without understanding a single world I’ve managed to complete 95% of the ...more
You'll need to complete 9 verses in this section of the Xbox 360 game Bayonetta. In Chapter 6 - The Gates of Paradise, there are plenty of battles to be had. As soon as you start this level, look behind you and you'll find a headstone with one-third of a Golden LP (Odette) ins ...more
Electronic Arts is the biggest game publisher in the world, and have been for years. And yet, their only successful internally developed games nowadays are the EA Sports mega-franchises like Madden. Most of their success has stemmed from their ability to buy other companies on ...more
It's only been ten years? Where has all of the time gone? When RuneScape came out in January of 2001, the world was a different place. There were no such thing as Xboxes, normal gamers didn't care about the number of cores on a processor, and the World Trade Center Towers dom ...more
This article from AOL's Games.com explains how a Farmville user can get access to exclusive gifts inside Zynga's Farmville store. The trick is NOT to play on Facebook, but go to Farmville.com instead. From there you can go straight to the Once you are logged in through the ...more
Working with Sega emulators can be a tricky and complex process, but with this tutorial you'll be adding classic games to your Nintendo DS in no time. Go through this easy to follow guide to port Sega Master System (SMS) and Sega Game Gear (SGG) to your portal system. He shows ...more
Most of your who visit Fear of Lightning are probably well familiar with laser weaponry, thanks to Christopher's three-part series covering carbon dioxide, flashlamp, and semiconductor lasers. Another type of laser currently being developed as a weapon is the fiber laser, whic ...more
Chaos reigns in this Shadow Arena Challenge of the Drowned Pass on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. You need to enter the Shadow Realm and defeat four portals to free Vulgrim. For Wrath of War, you must kill 30 enemies using the destructive power of War's Chaos Form within the t ...more
Get ready for car throwing in this Shadow Arena Challenge in the Drowned Pass on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. You need to enter the Shadow Realm and defeat four portals to free Vulgrim. For World of Pain, you must kill 15 enemies using environmental weapon attacks within the ...more
Kill in the Defender Shadow Arena Challenge in the Drowned Pass on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. You need to enter the Shadow Realm and defeat four portals to free Vulgrim. For Defender, you must keep at least one Undead Soldier alive throughout the time limit (5:00). Here yo ...more
Get ready for one heck of a battle in the Shadow Arena Challenge in the Drowned Pass on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. You need to enter the Shadow Realm and defeat four portals to free Vulgrim. For Counter Killer, you must kill 5 enemies using only block and projectile counte ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. As of the 1.0 release, Minecraft has an end. That is to say, The End and the The End has Dragons. This guide is for those of who are want to visit The End and kill an Ender ...more
Where did PC games begin? It was before windows, before graphics, even before Zork (pictured in thumbnail). In 1975-76, while working as a programmer at defense contractor and packet switching inventors Bolt, Beranek, and Newman (now BBN, part of Raytheon), spelunking enthusi ...more
Shadows of the Damned features a pretty cool homage to the Portal series of video games right around the first level. Take a look at this video to find out where this easter egg is hidden as the Achievement Hunter team lets you in on the secret.
MS is having an Xbox live sale blowout during E3 week, up to half off in most games! And what's better is that these are actually good games, not the crappy ones! On sale starting Monday, June 14: Shadow Complex -- 560 / $7 (Normally 1200, 53% off) Trials HD -- 560 / $7 (Nor ...more
You could loop this song all day and it would still not be enough. One of the mostrecognizable songs in games. In celebration of Portal being free.
Can you solve the portal puzzle in this mission of God of War 3? Ready Kratos Ballista for this, because the ballista is the main weapon for which you will solve this dilemma. Watch the walkthrough for the Portal Puzzle in God of War III on PS3. Mahalo's God of War 3 Walkthro ...more
Prepare for battle in the Shadow Arena Challenge in the Choking Ground on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. Meet the requirements of each portal to free the Tormented Gate so that you may proceed. For Venomous, you must kill 50 enemies before War's infected health depletes. Insta ...more
This Shadow Arena Challenge isn't the easiest in the Choking Ground on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. Meet the requirements of each portal to free the Tormented Gate so that you may proceed. For the Gory End, you must kill 30 enemies using only War's Instant Kill attacks withi ...more
Get ready for this Shadow Arena Challenge in the Choking Ground on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. Meet the requirements of each portal to free the Tormented Gate so that you may proceed. For the Aerial Brawl, you must defeat 5 enemies using aerial combos within the time limit ...more
Check out this video on color theory: analyzing color. It is important to understand color relationships and harmonies when designing everything from brand advertising, websites, video games, fine art, clothing and interior decoration. Tutorial video from Sessions Online Schoo ...more
This is the best game related short I've ever seen. Everything is so well done it's hard to believe it's not a major motion picture.
How cool would it be to have your own A.S.H.P.D., aka Portal Gun? Find out for yourself. Learn how to build your own Portal Gun, just like the one in the game, from affordable parts by watching this Indy Mogul Backyard FX video guide.
Have you noticed the P-Body easter egg in Portal 2? It's in chapter eight, the itch, in test chamber fifteen. There's a glitch in the game that allows you to get to where P-Body is, watch this video to learn how to do it!
Get ready to take on Portal 2 on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 or PC, by watching this video showing how to beat level one. This video will take you through the entire first level of the game and explain what you need to do to get to level two of Portal 2.
While it's unlikely you'll encounter this caliber of insane pixelated madness in real-life, everyday New York City, you might be lucky enough to walk past a tangible "portal" of sorts. Below, images from Pixel Pour 2.0, an installation on Mercer Street in Soho. Previously, Ev ...more
Level 18 is one of the harder levels in Portal, so this video will give you a quick walkthrough on how to beat it. Portal is a essentially a 3-D puzzle game that came with The Orange Box. There are many intense levels that require strategic planning, and this is one of them. ...more
Excited about Portal 2? Show the world! This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know to draw a custom Portal 2 playercard emblem in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Emblem Editor. Call of Duty 7 (COD: BO) is the seventh installment in Activision's popular Call of Duty s ...more
Love Portal? Learn how to draw a Companion Cube in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Emblem Editor. This quick clip will teach you everything you need to know. Call of Duty 7 (COD: BO) is the seventh installment in Activision's popular Call of Duty series of military-themed first-p ...more
Learn how to create a custom, multilayer Portal-style cake playercard emblem! This COD Emblem Editor tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the drawing process. Call of Duty 7 (COD: BO) is the seventh installment in Activision's popular Call of Duty series ...more
Learn how to make a Companion Cube emblem with the Call of Duty: Black Ops Emblem Editor! This clip will show you how it's done. Call of Duty 7 (COD: BO) is the seventh installment in Activision's popular Call of Duty series of military-themed first-person shooter video games ...more
Where do you get all of those cool apps for you Android mobile device? There's one place to go to find all of the latest apps for your mobile phone, so what is it? Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how simple it is to add a contact to your Android enabled ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Minecraft 1.2.5 has been planned for a few days now, but Jeb wanted to wait for modders to catch up to the new changes. This time around, things should run ...more
The last week has been a trying one for me. On Sunday, there were four computers in my office, three of which were broken. The fourth was not really a computer, but more of a collection of parts that were cobbled together for the purpose of constructing a PC that would sneer d ...more
Minecraft has been out nearly two years now. Hard to believe, isn't it? Fans of the game have been spoiled with a lot of new content over that span from its creator Notch, as well as its modders. A couple months ago, Notch tortured the Minecraft community by tweeting some scre ...more
Looks like Minecraft is getting some cool new features, including editable books and colorful wooden half slabs. Check out the video below to see the newest Minecraft Snapshot 12w17a in action. Warning: This release is for experienced users only! It may corrupt your world or m ...more
SHAITAN n pl. -S an evil spirit 60 points (10 points without the bingo) For the closing of these Halloween-themed bingo words, there's no better word than SHAITAN, the evilest of all evils, which is present in all horror movie monsters and demons. Generally speaking, SHAITA ...more
This Steampunk portal gun (from the game Portal) was recently featured on Kotaku, and is really, really beautiful. It's rare that you see such refined woodworking in steampunk props. Now if only it worked ...more
The only bad thing about Portal is that you can't play it everywhere. You can't play it while camping, you can't play it in the car, and you can't play it in the waiting room at the dentists office (unless you lug around your laptop to all of these places. Weirdo). You defini ...more