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Get both Portal games for under £5 on Steam

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Matt Gardner
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Get both Portal games for under £5 on Steam

Get both Portal games for under £5 on Steam. Click here to buy >>

These two sublime puzzle titles should need no introduction, but if you're still yet to play two of the finest games of the last decade, then now is the time. The Portal bundle itself, featuring both titles, is just £4.49, and you can buy Portal 1 and 2 separately for £1.74 and £3.74 respectively.

Portal 2 £3.74 on PC at Steam

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Portal 2 £3.74 on PC at Steam

Portal 2Steam | £3.74Review

Fancy a break from shooting ethnic minorities in the face in military shooters? Then why not give your old thinking sponge a real workout with Valve's fantastic and fiendish follow-up. This first-person puzzle platformer has you creating two doorway portals with a special gun to move through a huge lab/prison. It's a sterner challenge than the first game and a longer game too, but you'll persist unto the end thanks to a great story, some very witty dialogue and an amusing turn from Stephen Merchant.

Portal 2 | £3 | Gamefly | PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Portal 2 | £3 | Gamefly | PC

Portal 2 | Gamefly | £3 (with code)
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Top Ten Tuesdays | Supremely Satisfying Gaming Moments

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Jonathan Lester
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Top Ten Tuesdays | Supremely Satisfying Gaming Moments

Videogaming is one of the most versatile and thought-provoking forms of entertainment out there. They teach us about ourselves, they enrich our lives, they let us bond with unforgettable new friends and push the boundaries of what it really means to interact with a work of art. But, let's not kid ourselves, usually we play games because they're barnstormingly fun and properly satisfying to the point of afterglow.

So, to this end, we've prepared a list of some of the most satisfying moments in videogame history. There's no rhyme or reason here, just ten of our most exquisitely gratifying gaming experiences that leave us smugly grinning at our tellies and handhelds like an utter loon. Naturally we want to hear from you in the comments, and perhaps create a brand new democratic list in the discussion thread!

Honourable mentions: Beating Shao Khan, dual-wielding anything (especially RCP-90s), getting a massive cascade in Puzzle Quest, beating Chrono Trigger, defeating Gannondorf, Wii Sports hole-in-one, scoring an impossible goal in FIFA, LOOTSPLOSIONS, "Monster Kill... kill... kill...kill!", annihilating the Four Kings, achievement unlocked, crushing your best lap/ghost time, surviving Ninja Gaiden

10: The Post-Mortem Hail Mary

Top Ten Tuesdays | Supremely Satisfying Gaming Moments

We've all done it, even though we all know better. When staring death in the face, we should go to ground or use our equipment, but in the heat of the moment it's all too easy to clench the triggers and throw a grenade god knows where in the vain hope that we take someone with us.

It's stupid, except that sometimes it works. And it feels just... so great.

By far the most satisfying 'post-mortem Hail Mary' comes courtesy of the Halo series, when you manage to stick a plasma grenade to a fully-manned Warthog the split-second before it runs you over. Dying has never felt so awesome.

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Portal & Portal 2 Bundle | £4.49 | Steam | PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Portal & Portal 2 Bundle | £4.49 | Steam | PC

This is a great deal for any PC gamer yet to sample Portal's puzzling delights, as after trying the first game you'll be eager to play the second one. You have a gun that fires two portals to travel around the puzzle rooms in one of gaming's most unique experiences. The robotic voice of GLaDOS 'guiding' you through the facility is the star of the show and is brilliantly matched in the second game with the addition of Stephen Merchant. There's a lot of space out there and you'll want to see it all.

Thanks to rugbytruck at HotUkDeals.

Portal 2 | £9.98 | Zavvi | 360

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Brendan Griffiths
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Portal 2 | £9.98 | Zavvi | 360

Fancy a break from shooting ethnic minorities in the face in military shooters? Then why not give your old thinking sponge a real workout with Valve's fantastic and fiendish follow-up. This first-person puzzle platformer has you creating two doorway portals with a special gun to move through a huge lab/prison. It's a sterner challenge than the first game and a longer game too, but you'll persist unto the end thanks to a great story, some very witty dialogue and an amusing turn from Stephen Merchant.

Thanks to gerrymig at HotUkDeals.

Portal 2: In Motion Trailer Shows Portals On The Move

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Jonathan Lester
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PS3 DLC & Free Move Update Out Today

Portal 2: In Motion releases today on PSN, bringing a new campaign to Valve's puzzler built for the PlayStation Move peripheral. This latest trailer shows off some of the unique motion-controlled gameplay features in action, such as one-to-one throwing, scaling and Portal surfing. If you like what you see, it will be available for £7.99.

Portal 2 will also be made fully compatible with the PlayStation Move via a free patch, which adds support for the peripheral into the singleplayer and cooperative campaigns.

Portal 2 Getting PlayStation Move Support Next Week

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Jonathan Lester
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Portal 2 Getting PlayStation Move Support Next Week

Portal 2: In Motion DLC Adds New Motion Control Campaign

Portal 2: In Motion is set to release next week on PSN, offering an entirely new campaign built for the PlayStation Move peripheral. However, a free patch will also add Move support to the original game.

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Portal 2: Perpetual Training Initiative Extended To Co-Op Levels

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Jonathan Lester
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Portal 2: Perpetual Training Initiative Extended To Co-Op Levels

Steam Owners Get 75% Off Voucher

Good news, everyone! For all you budding scientists out there, Portal 2's level creation tools have been opened up for cooperative levels via a free automatic update. The patch also includes a Quick Play option that allows players to leap into the top-rated maps.

Valve are feeling rather generous today, rewarding all Steam owners of Portal 2 Steam a 75% off voucher for... Portal 2 on Steam. You'll find it in your Steam inventory, and I daresay that you all know someone who could make use of it.

Steam Round-Up | Free Weekends & Workshop Celebrations

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Carl Phillips
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Company of Heroes, Mac games, PC games, Portal 2, Steam Weekend Deal, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Tropico 4
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Steam Round-Up | Free Weekends & Workshop Celebrations

Valve Celebrate User Creativity With Price Slash

Budding practitioners of science have created 35,000 maps in Portal 2’s new puzzle maker, The Perpetual Testing Inititive, after it was released on Tuesday. To celebrate this achievement, Valve have cut the price on both Portal 2 and Skyrim, both of which take advantage of the Steam Workshop. That isn’t all that is on offer this weekend though, and we have a full round-up after the jump.

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Free Portal 2 DLC Announced, Due Next Month On PC & Mac

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Jonathan Lester
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Free Portal 2 DLC Announced, Due Next Month On PC & Mac

Portal 2 will be receiving a free DLC pack on May 8th, Valve revealed today. The Perpetual Training initiative acts as a simplified puzzle editor, allowing players to create their own challenges and share them via Steam Workshop. We'll naturally be able to download and rate content from other players, providing yet another reason to keep playing Valve's sensational puzzler.

The Perpetual Training Initiative has only been dated for PC and Mac - console versions haven't yet been announced. With Valve making headlines recently due to scurrilous rumours and intruiging speculation, it's great to see some concrete details emerge from the coy studio - and especially when it concerns awesome free stuff.

Portal 2 | £12.99 | Play.com | PS3/Xbox 360

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Matt Gardner
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Portal 2 | £12.99 | Play.com | PS3/Xbox 360

Portal 2 was one of the finest games to emerge last year, sweeping a huge number of Game of the Year Awards, and walking off with three BAFTAS last week, including Best Game. A fully-fledged title, it had some fantastic level design, brilliant voice work, and incredible writing, and Play have just dropped their prices for the console versions down by a couple of quid to £12.99. Purchase with supreme confidence.

Portal Takes Best Game Award At BAFTAS, Results In Full

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Matt Gardner
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Portal Takes Best Game Award At BAFTAS, Results In Full

Valve's superb puzzle-platformer, Portal 2, swept home with three victories at last night's British Academy Video Game Awards, coming out on top for Best Design, Best Story, and snatching the coveted best Game Award too.

Kudos should also go to EA and DICE, as Battlefield 3 also went home with three awards, winning trophies for Online Multiplayer and Audio Achievement, as well as leading the pack in the public vote, and winning the GAME Award.

Our own Game of the Year for 2011 - Skyrim - left empty-handed, despite being nominated in five categories, and there were no triumphs on the night for the likes of Uncharted 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, or Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

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Game Developers Choice Awards 2012 Winners

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Jonathan Lester
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Game Developers Choice Awards 2012 Winners

Portal 2 & Bastion Win Big, Skyrim Wins Overall

The GDC Awards were announced in a ceremony last night, and the winner is likely to surprise anyone. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim took top honours, but impressively, Portal 2 scooped up no less than three awards including best narrative and design.

Bastion and Supergiant Games also won two awards for best downloadable game and best newcomer. Well deserved in our book, and we can't wait to see what they're working on now.

In terms of special awards, Deus Ex (and more recently Epic Mickey) creator Warren Spector snagged a Lifetime Achievement Award, while Dave Theurer won the Pioneer Award due to his work creating Missile Command.

We've got the full awards and nominations after the break.

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Portal 2 | £12.99 | Zavvi | Xbox 360 / PS3

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Portal 2 | £12.99 | Zavvi | Xbox 360 / PS3

A game that made a number of GOTY 2011 lists, Portal 2 is a masterclass in first-person puzzle platforming. Zavvi's got the cheapest price online for the console versions by a quid or so, but Steam is offering the game for under a fiver on PC if that's more appealing. It's also part of Morrisons' £5 January sale, but good luck finding a copy instore.

Game of the Year 2011 | Editor's Highlights - Matt Gardner

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Matt Gardner
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Game of the Year 2011 | Editor's Highlights - Matt Gardner

A year is a long time in this industry and Dead Space 2 suddenly seems an age away, but it's only been eleven months since that game hit. I was also quite surprised to find that Dragon Age II came out this year, hunting through the archives for earlier releases to make sure I hadn't skipped over any gems; but then again I'm pretty sure I'd attempted to erase it from my memory after I vented my disappointment at that game upon this very site. Such is the nature of Silly Season. The effect of having triple-A games coming out of the industry ears every week makes for an enormous backlog.

Thankfully, that's what December is for.

Depending on who you talk to, it's either been a great year for the industry or a frankly worrying one. The range of blockbuster titles has been enormous, but we've seen the middle ground suffer a lot, with studios closing left, right and centre, industry luminaries abandoning their grand sweeping legacies for smaller, less risky ventures where they can unleash their creativity without fear of publisher backlash. New IPs have been scarce, with quotes rolling in week after week regarding how dangerous it can be to dump a completely new game onto shelves in the middle of a recession.

Game of the Year 2011 | Editor's Highlights - Matt Gardner

It's certainly been an odd year, that's for sure, one I'll cover in more detail in my retrospective editorial at the end of the month, but review scores have been going up. 8 is the new 7, which was the new 5. Content is king these days, alongside production values, with bang for your buck being a crucial consideration. Gamers have aguably never had it so good, with a slew of AAA titles to choose from this year (too many?) and a wealth of creativity to be found in the indie scene. That said, publishers have been looking for sustainable franchises above all else, multiplayer is to be found in nigh on every game, shooters are everywhere and you'd better have a zombie mode...people will bitch and moan if you don't.

The slew of sequels means choosing the lists this year has been easy, but picking a winner less so. We'll be running our revised annual awards later this month, but for now let me kick off a week of staff highlights and personal accounts from the last year.

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Christmas Buyer's Guide | Games For Mums

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Matt Gardner
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Christmas Buyer's Guide | Games For Mums

Everyone plays games these days, even if they don't consider themselves to be a gamer. My own dear mother enjoys a variety of puzzle titles and RPGs but she's often to be found with her Nintendo DS firmly in hand, helping Professor Layton unravel mysteries. Now, we don't subscribe to the view that women only play Nintendogs and cover their games consoles in heart stickers and perfume, and therefore we've tried to resist the retail temptation to stereotype. Rather we've used our own mothers as a basis for this.

No...Dead Space 2 is not on the list.

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Golden Joysticks 2011 Roundup: Portal 2 Takes The Ultimate Crown

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Golden Joysticks 2011 Roundup: Portal 2 Takes The Ultimate Crown

A record busting 2.06 million votes were cast by members of the public in this year's GamesMaster Golden Joystick awards, which were held yesterday. Portal 2 was ushered in as Ultimate Game of the Year, with Black Ops, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Minecraft scooping up awards as well. Unsurprisingly Skyrim took the gong for most anticipated title, although with a festive season and early 2012 absolutely stuffed with triple-A blockbusters and outstanding titles, that shortlist could well have been a mile long.

Check out the full list of winners after the jump...

Portal 2 'Peer Review' DLC Out Now

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Jonathan Lester
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Portal 2 'Peer Review' DLC Out Now

Just a quick PSA: the free Peer Review DLC pack for Portal 2 is now available for download (as promised) on Xbox Live, automatic Steam update and the PlayStation Network. The co-op testing track delivers new challenges for P-Body and Atlas, the adorable robotic BFFs from the original cooperative campaign, as well as some singleplayer content and leaderboards.

Note, however, that the content pack weighs in at a massive 1.37 GB. It might be time for a bit of spring hard drive cleaning for console owners.

FREE DLC! Portal 2's 'Peer Review' Add-on Drops October 4th

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FREE DLC! Portal 2's 'Peer Review' Add-on Drops October 4th

Portal 2's Aperture testing duo P-Body and Atlas are back on October 4th in a chunk of DLC titled 'Peer Review'. The best part? It's completely free! The add-on will download automatically via Steam on PC and Mac, and will be available on PSN and XBLA starting Tuesday.

Alongside the new co-op testing track, which will see you run into GLaDOS once again, the DLC will offer both singleplayer and co-op Challenge Modes along with Leaderboards.

Get testing on Tuesday!