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Portal 2 Level Editor is Now Available

It's been over a year since Portal 2's release, but Valve's still dropping new content to keep fans going. Today, Valve just launched the Perpetual Testing Initiative free DLC that's actually the game's map editor.

The DLC includes a "simplified puzzle maker", which provides a drag-and-drop interface for users to generate levels. Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC will also allow players to scroll through player-built levels and vote on them through a "thumbs up/thumbs down" system.

You can look through the Steam Workshop to check out the user-generated levels. Even though the DLC just launched, there's already 5,963 entries at the time of this writing. Whether you're an avid Portal 2 player or one that's fallen off the map, this'll be your motivation to never stop playing… exactly as Valve planned.

  • Darkerson
    Ah, the "testing" will never be complete now! :D
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  • deicided
    greghomeat least Valve DLCs are free....mostly, the important ones at least.EA charges you for everything.......why dont maps come for free like the BF2 days anymore?
    Those free maps came years later...some of us actually paid for the america pack etc etc :@ lol
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  • alidan
    greghomeat least Valve DLCs are free....mostly, the important ones at least.EA charges you for everything.......why dont maps come for free like the BF2 days anymore?
    developers that are part of the conglomerate suck
    developers who are indi care about the fans more than squeezing every penny they can.
    back in the day most of what we get as dlc would have been a free thank you from the developers
    some dlc would all be packaged together as an expansion pack.
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  • dicfeynman
    valve, rockstar---- companies still innovating
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  • alidan
    dicfeynmanvalve, rockstar---- companies still innovatingname the innovation rockstar has done recently, ill give it to you the refined alot of game types and single handedly made the sandbox a popular genre, but what inovation...

    on a side note, gta5 is the last chance i'm giving them, their games may have great stories, but gameplay in most of them just feels horrible... granted that may just be me, but i cant get into any of their games for more than a few hours before they controls annoy me to the point of turning he game off.
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  • dicfeynman
    @alidan
    in their there last outing l.a noire
    also bullet time in multiplayer max payne 3 is something to look forward to
    agreed they dont roll out yearly titles, like some other company which should not be named.
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  • A Bad Day
    greghomeat least Valve DLCs are free....mostly, the important ones at least.EA charges you for everything.......why dont maps come for free like the BF2 days anymore?
    It's also the same for the epic-failure Sim Cities Societies, essentially the Sims on a community level. Not only it pissed off lots of SimCity 4 hardcore fans due to the false marketing, but the DLCs required lots of money. Those DLCs contained airports/seaports (should've been in the game in the first place), tourist attraction buildings, and etc.

    If someone was to buy all of the DLCs, they would've spent around $300 on SCS.
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  • ojas
    Love level editors. Still use FRED2 (SCP version) today. :)
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  • brett1042002
    Half Life 3? No?

    k, i'll be on my way then...
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  • TunaSoda
    Valve Hammer also now has a Portal 2 plugin for those who want more control :)
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