Sixense Studios, the developers of the Razer Hydra motion controller for PC, are bringing PlayStation Move functionality to the PlayStation 3 version of Valve’s Portal 2, along with a dedicated DLC called Portal 2 In Motion.
Following the release of the Perpetual Testing Initiative, this serves as yet another reason to go back and enjoy some Portal.
To The Moon isn’t a much of a game, but a story about human relationships; bonds that are fragile but sometimes bound by a common destiny. It’s expertly written, funny, utterly heartbreaking but also uplifting. An excellent piece of narrative, regardless of medium.
It’s my personal game of the year, surpassing even Portal 2. You can purchase the full version on Freebird Games’ website for about $15.
Though the novelty has worn off, the Portal 2 improves on its predecessor in every other way.
A short but sweet article by Ars Technica.
Now that Steam is running on the PlayStation 3, the service may be added to other games as well as Portal 2, but Lombardi refuses to give any specific news. “We are hoping other titles will benefit from the Steamworks tools and services we’ve created for Portal 2 PS3, but we don’t have anything to announce today.”
Portal’s ending theme may well be one of the greatest video game songs ever created, and the duo behind it are also working on the sequel’s music. Jonathan Coulton:
I live and die by the niche, basically. I write all these geeky songs. It’s Internet people who keep me afloat for the most part. But then, suddenly there was this Portal thing, and it was a global phenomenon, and it reached all sorts of people that I wouldn’t have otherwise reached.
You can clearly see the handiwork of the team that previously developed the indie title Tag: The Power of Paint. It’s reassuring to see that student talent is not going unnoticed by larger studios.