Undoubtedly, the arrival of “Abbot and Costello” (I still think that the names of those two work so much better than Red and Blue, regardless if it’s right or not), has had people talking in a big way. They are cute, they are quirky, and we of course know nothing of their origins or their own co-op campaign. Thankfully, PAX gave Valve a chance to answer some of those issues, in this wonderful little video.
Getting their start from GLaDOS to do tests that “no human has been able to accomplish,” the pair go off into a batch of tests that test both your ability to think on the fly, and work the buddy-portal system.While the overall scheme of things seems to be “run though this test, try out this one,” you still seem to have an overarching goal and a final purpose, perhaps one that you were meant to find at the end of the first line of tests in Portal. All I know is that Abbot and Costello go between adorable and fierce, and that just works for me on so many levels.