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The History of Portal

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E-Mail : tylermcvicker@yahoo.com Steam Group : http://steamcommunity.com/groups/VNN Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/valvenewsnetwork?ty=h Today on Valve News Network, we go over the entire history of Portal, and talk about many things that were left in Beta or cut entirely. Most of what is seen in this video has never been seen before by the public, and I am very happy to be able to share it with you today. I would like to thank everyone that has helped me make this video, as it took quite a long time to make, and had many ups and downs during creation. adam crash - writer - Intro There will be more where this came from, however it will probably take even longer to do future videos of this magnitude for a while.
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ThatRandomMapper (18 days ago)
Portal 2 Episode 1?
Dropkick500 (1 month ago)
I can't even begin to imagine how cool it would be to be making a little game with some of my friends when THE Valve approaches me and says they want me to make it with them...
caelen simpson (1 month ago)
i wanna try the escape ending
Juliette Seeder (2 months ago)
Totally Spies spin-off
Joshua Radjavitch (2 months ago)
Man, the whole Nova Prospekt feel would’ve been an amazing game
Logan Paschedag (2 months ago)
Am I the only one who loves the old crosshair and portal color schemes? No!
David A.l (3 months ago)
I like the old idea because it referred half life
President AI (3 months ago)
don't go any further *Read more*
Gabopr13 (3 months ago)
How can I get this so called android port of portal?
Gabopr13 (3 months ago)
mag pot pie (3 months ago)
Avery Atkinson (3 months ago)
android port?
Avery Atkinson (3 months ago)
this intro is so right in every level possible
OutSynced (3 months ago)
Dan Bulant (3 months ago)
Wait.. Android port for portal? WHERE?!
Nullpointer (3 months ago)
GLaDOS <3 :(
Franz Pattison (3 months ago)
This is neat, where'd you find all this info and footage?
Franz Pattison (3 months ago)
Say large one more time motherfucker
Xtreme5Playz (4 months ago)
This is so facinating to watch/listen to
Zitloc (4 months ago)
why the early portal gun look like the tool gun tho
Adog312 (4 months ago)
the music at the beginning is so depressing wtf
MrMeowington (4 months ago)
Does anybody have a *_WORKING_* link to download the Engine Demo or First Playable build? The original links still exist but the archive just contains a .txt file telling me to download the final version.
Corinthian (4 months ago)
I like the original Half-Life 2 look of Portal.
:Y Frank (4 months ago)
Gabe can see the future, so he hired them on the spot
Aesthetic Supra (4 months ago)
Is that still alive in the background
Fernando Grijalva (4 months ago)
Still waiting for F-stop
marchkarcz (4 months ago)
I really liked the old portal look. Wish they kept it there as an option or something for the PC
Haydon Proctor (5 months ago)
Dang it Xbox, Now we don't get the cool crosshair!
A Person (5 months ago)
Well portal 2 is the best
XamiNaxamis (6 months ago)
>android port of portal ... the whomst
TOASTYCO. AV (6 months ago)
this game changed my life forever in a year i needed it changed.
TQ Original (6 months ago)
i always wanted to play portal 1 beta... Give me thisss
RockStyle (6 months ago)
Don't say name, it's hard to remember them and just streches out the video. Just display them on the screen
Nicolas Andrade (7 months ago)
I like portal 2 better but heck I only have the demo of portal 1
Ollie Shepherd (8 months ago)
Can you release the portal beta version that was on the video?
Evgenii Nalpin (8 months ago)
I've got true chills when Still Alive started to play in the background... Portal are truthly beautiful games
S a d S u c c (8 months ago)
I think another Portal would be better than HL3
Ssnakee (8 months ago)
What is the background music? I hear it everywhere! Is it from portal? It's kinda cool and creepy.
Ellis_The_Block_Monger (9 months ago)
I think I prefer the half life look...
soldier22881 (9 months ago)
wow old portal souns so much better than retail portal. So much potential lost, we could have goten 2 ending: 1 sescaping the facility and 2 fighting glados. Instead we got some okayish puzzles and a boring last boss fight. would have been nice to play as either a dude or a chick in the game too instead of chell.
I do not respect this playtesters.
chak217 (9 months ago)
This channel isnt ran by Valve, Right?
Malizzar (9 months ago)
How did you play all those maps with the assets of that time period? pls tel me
sonicj Polygon (9 months ago)
the purple portals look way cooler than the orange ones imo
Caleb Hayes (10 months ago)
i think ValVe should have kept the swrils,but ony as a computer only fecher would have been nice but i still like portal
Kitty Gamez (10 months ago)
glados before the glados today was called "the mainframe" with a circle around a sphere with a red spot on the bottom of the sphere
this counter: 20
LOCK_ _LOAD (10 months ago)
tbh i love the idea of the boss fight making the player feel guilty
YaBoiAmsung (10 months ago)
I dont think we need a portal 3, the ending was good and also it has a workshop so theres plenty to do
Pookiqooki __ (10 months ago)
It’s not half life three, it’s half-life 2.5
Crust Waters (10 months ago)
I hope someday you'll be able to do this with Portal 2, I really wonder what F-STOP played like
Tyler Furrison Tech (10 months ago)
Jeep Barnet looks like one of the Columbine shooters
Sqooshy (11 months ago)
one time I got a copy of portal through steam. it had those swirl portals. is this rare? if i got a copy of the game when it was released i would be 2 years old, i got this a few years after portal 2's release. I don't got the copy now because I lost the password to that old account, but it was very strange to me.
Jonathan50 (11 months ago)
Did you listen to the Developer Commentary? It says a lot of detailed information about what they changed during development and why.
Ahempleasegoaway (11 months ago)
All of the Portal stuff happened around the time I was born.
Ahempleasegoaway (11 months ago)
Now, I'd do anything for Portal 3.
Treston Stehling (11 months ago)
aug 2006 is my favorite, dont really like the retail
grafimir Gmr (1 year ago)
10:40 They could have changed the roles in that version and it would have worked. You confront Glados and then the A.I. would chase you, trying to kill you while you try to escape the facility, solving small puzzles along the way. The facility and A.I. would all blow up just as you finally got out of the facility.
I haven't played Portal. Kill me.
Michael Biland (1 year ago)
16:53 F-Stop? Yeah I'm sure it was a great idea but don't apply it to a game titled: "Portal" Apply it to a new franchise.
Jules (1 year ago)
the turret being the same as hl2 and the nova prospekt look makes the portal beta look like a hl2 expantion pack on nova prospekt
Joujoubox (1 year ago)
What's wierd is that many of these early screenshots are present in the Gallery section for Portal: Still Alive on the Xbox 360 marketplace.
Expeditions With Matt (1 year ago)
I'd be willing to play Portal in the Half-Life 2 textures because it gives a very different feel that intrigues me. Maybe, I don't know, the puzzles are challenges for captured members of the resistance to solve. Just an idea.
Green Emeralds (1 year ago)
I’m just amazed how good the graphics were for 2007. They still hold up today
You're A MORON! (1 year ago)
dat music at the end almost made me dance xD
Andy E. (1 year ago)
Does anyone know if the HL2 aesthetic was intended initially to take place in a Combine facility? Or was it all just placeholder?
Mr mine splat (1 year ago)
Android port of portal what ?
Big Dog (1 year ago)
The Memester Gangster (1 year ago)
It seems that in the beta you were supposed to be in some kind of combine facility since it does look very similar to nova prospect and has many of the unusual geometric shapes used for things like doors that the combine used.
Liam Fish (1 year ago)
Im stuck on Chamber 18 on portal (the first game)
ezegonz 456 (1 year ago)
Guys calm down i am 99 percent sure they are taking so long because they are making orange box 2
Classical (1 year ago)
where is the part 2
iiFireBird (1 year ago)
how did you get this
The portal collection remastered anyone??!!??
Name (1 year ago)
0:00 True.
Chassif Tito (1 year ago)
All these whiny arrogant PC lovers who think console is the devil make me wanna jump off a cliff. The game was delayed so more people could play it, and so that Valve could make more money to make more games. It's not the end of the world. Quit being so whiny because you had to wait longer for your video game because people using other devices wanted to play too. You aren't the only people who wanted to play this game.
Chassif Tito (1 year ago)
Great video by the way.
Patrick Last Name (1 year ago)
I want half life portal
0 (1 year ago)
Zelousmarineinspace (1 year ago)
This is one of your best videos mate! I would love to see more stuff like this in the future.
Gary (1 year ago)
i really want a map and skin pack to have the beta experience
undeadbobop (1 year ago)
So about that next video were you discuss the horrible issues after orangebox released. Keep in mind when it did I was trying to contact the SDK Tools Team, and successfully did resulting in numerous bugs being fixed most of which was a resolved by a single command extension to the launcher.
Infernokit (1 year ago)
where did you get these images and info anyways?
JLNetworksCz (1 year ago)
14:30 CHELL IS A MAN?!?!?!?! WTF
Liz Carthew (1 year ago)
umm download link for the portal demo
DeltaEpsilon CEO (1 year ago)
Is it possible to obtain these versions still?
Mr P Lotor (1 year ago)
I think there should be a portal mod where you select a date like mid 2005 to late 2006 and get to see what portal pre alpha used to look like. Yes, I know "portal project alpha"
Page's Place (1 year ago)
I actally really liked the Half Life/Nova Prospekt asthetic, I kinda wish they kept it.
Garfield 26 (1 year ago)
I always found the portal music creepy
Ollie Shepherd (1 year ago)
What's the password
D.O.G. Memes (1 year ago)
I was bored out of my mind although it was interesting.
InsideTheBoxRR (1 year ago)
lets hope valve can learn to count to three!
I like portal is still relevant.
Gamer#1 (1 year ago)
You forgot the Walking Turret...
Liftmasterdoorman (1 year ago)
The early turret scared me so bad lol
User_name_here (1 year ago)
what the name of portal ambient track playing around 6:00?
Jack Stark (1 year ago)
What about the ending song???????
ChiliO (1 year ago)
Take a shot every time he says large
shapes (1 year ago)
absolutely loved the video very informative also not like news of people dying or something uninteresting either a back story to how something was made kept me very entertained the entire time i dont think you have to change a darn thing keep it up!
Jacob Hanshew (1 year ago)
This felt very professional and well executed. Good job!

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