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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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Nicolas Andrade (7 days ago)
I like portal 2 better but heck I only have the demo of portal 1
Ollie Shepherd (1 month ago)
Can you release the portal beta version that was on the video?
Evgenii Nalpin (1 month 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 (2 months ago)
I think another Portal would be better than HL3
Ssnakee (2 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 (2 months ago)
I think I prefer the half life look...
soldier22881 (2 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.
EA Call of Duty (2 months ago)
I do not respect this playtesters.
chak217 (2 months ago)
This channel isnt ran by Valve, Right?
Malizzar cocks (2 months ago)
How did you play all those maps with the assets of that time period? pls tel me
sonicj Polygon (2 months ago)
the purple portals look way cooler than the orange ones imo
Caleb Hayes (3 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
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
FazBear Fredbear (3 months ago)
Portal 2005 beta full download not broken? EDIT: Well, the Nova Prospekt version.
this counter: 20
LOCK_ _LOAD (3 months ago)
tbh i love the idea of the boss fight making the player feel guilty
YaBoiAmsung (3 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
tactic be (3 months ago)
It’s not half life three, it’s half-life 2.5
Crust Waters (4 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 (4 months ago)
Jeep Barnet looks like one of the Columbine shooters
KSqoosh (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)
All of the Portal stuff happened around the time I was born.
Ahempleasegoaway (4 months ago)
Now, I'd do anything for Portal 3.
Treston Stehling (4 months ago)
aug 2006 is my favorite, dont really like the retail
grafimir Gamer (5 months 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.
The Interesting Nobody (5 months ago)
I haven't played Portal. Kill me.
Michael Biland (6 months 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 (6 months 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 (6 months 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 (7 months 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 (7 months ago)
I’m just amazed how good the graphics were for 2007. They still hold up today
You're A MORON! (7 months ago)
dat music at the end almost made me dance xD
Andy E. (7 months 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 (7 months ago)
Android port of portal what ?
Big Dog (7 months ago)
AND THEY STILL CANT COUNT TO THREE
The Memester Gangster (7 months 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 (7 months ago)
Im stuck on Chamber 18 on portal (the first game)
ezegonz 456 (8 months ago)
Guys calm down i am 99 percent sure they are taking so long because they are making orange box 2
Classical (8 months ago)
where is the part 2
SkewbCube (8 months ago)
how did you get this
The portal collection remastered anyone??!!??
Name (8 months ago)
0:00 True.
Mr.Tito Pyne (9 months 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.
Mr.Tito Pyne (9 months ago)
Great video by the way.
Patrick Last Name (9 months ago)
I want half life portal
‍ ‍ (9 months ago)
*WHY DID THEY MAKE THE PORTAL GUN USE THE TURRET'S MODEL???*
Zelousmarineinspace (9 months ago)
This is one of your best videos mate! I would love to see more stuff like this in the future.
Gary (9 months ago)
i really want a map and skin pack to have the beta experience
undeadbobop (9 months 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.
garlicwaffles (10 months ago)
where did you get these images and info anyways?
JLNetworks (10 months ago)
14:30 CHELL IS A MAN?!?!?!?! WTF
Liz Carthew (10 months ago)
umm download link for the portal demo
DeltaEpsilon CEO (10 months ago)
Is it possible to obtain these versions still?
Mr P Lotor (10 months 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"
Yelen Turquoise (11 months ago)
Damn, the idea of Portal being Combine technology and them testing on humans is very intresting!
deaddit's dump (11 months ago)
I actally really liked the Half Life/Nova Prospekt asthetic, I kinda wish they kept it.
Garfield 26 (11 months ago)
I always found the portal music creepy
Ollie Shepherd (11 months ago)
What's the password
GamerO.S. Pro (11 months ago)
I was bored out of my mind although it was interesting.
Dariusz Kwietniewski (11 months ago)
That moment when VNN talks about Source Engine and suddenly appears the annotation with information's source - 2:48
crystal pasta (11 months ago)
lets hope valve can learn to count to three!
I like portal is still relevant.
Gamer#1 (11 months ago)
You forgot the Walking Turret...
Liftmasterdoorman (1 year ago)
The early turret scared me so bad lol
http://www.mediafire.com/file/wmhw51zqs4s0h6a/Untitled.mp4
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!
Bonnet Animations (1 year ago)
I want de old version of portal now ;-;
SuperJonah123 (1 year ago)
OMG!!!!!! HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? 7:37
Loller Mann (1 year ago)
Where did he get early demo portal?
Killian Casalegno (1 year ago)
The relaxsation vault was in the beginning of Portal.
Charlie Middleton (1 year ago)
can i still play the rocket ending? the bullet hell one?
SomeoneNamedSeagull (1 year ago)
i got a gearbox ad. 👌😂👌💯
Cona 6789 (1 year ago)
Hold on now I gotta go beat both portal games again
I believe that the reason why they took on a Nova Prospekt look was because the plan to have Half-Life 2 and Portal in the same universe was already planned, having the test subject, Cell, being tested by the combine using advanced portal technology on Unaltered human beings.
A E S T H E T I C
The One Epicplayer (1 year ago)
How did Tyler get the beta files?
Armel Mahmutovic101 (1 year ago)
I bet Valve will release The orange box 2 with half life 3 half life 3 episode 1 half life 3 episode 2 half life 3 episode 3 portal 3 and team fortress 3 How awesome would that be? :D
lidroid (1 year ago)
not to make you sad, but as we all know _valve can't count to three_
KiddNether (1 year ago)
Shouldn't you be able to shoot portals through portals? Cuz if I'm correct, they transport, EVERYTHING
Matthew R (1 year ago)
Well, technically you can, as shown by the footage at 17:30.
CoatRack21 (1 year ago)
This made me want to play Portal 1 for once
donnaken15 (1 year ago)
What about the levels in the trailer
donnaken15 (1 year ago)
Meaning the history of it
asherael (1 year ago)
I'd really like to play some of this cut content, explore the original endings, and see this stuff. Is there a Missing Information style mod to try this stuff?
Nonexistanthuman (1 year ago)
Uploaded a year ago
Warped Reality (1 year ago)
The only way Portal 3 would work is if it is in old aperture...but not old...(basically the functional old aperture).
clickpb th (1 year ago)
the original portal did not makevit to console. and it was optimized for that? Whaaaaaaaaa?
KidJacob 900 (1 year ago)
Oct 9 2007 was when I was born
ChrisNonyminus2000 (1 year ago)
Where did you get the footage of these betas?
music?
Thesteakguy 120 (1 year ago)
The exit ending was turned into a mod
oooooooooooooooooo
Gabopr13 (1 year ago)
Hold on! There is an android port of Portal?!
VXFMatt (1 year ago)
9:30 DID ANYONE SEE THAT
Grace Droptiny (1 year ago)
That was you walking into the portal
Conman Epicness (1 year ago)
Man, I'm so glad we're able to see the history of such a great and influential game. This should be taught in schools!
Sir MrMimeGuy712 (1 year ago)
Wish they kept the portal looks on 13:25 love those
NASA THE POTATO (1 year ago)
This is amazing!
eenayeah (1 year ago)
You did not mention how the purple portal became orange. What happened with that?
Felipe Divensi (1 year ago)
Good ol' Xbox always getting in the way of development.

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