Posts tagged with ‘portal

Portal: The Board Game is coming this year and you’ll really love it, really.

According to Polygon, “Cake Acquisition” is a strategy game where two to four players attempt to guide test subjects into “the most desirable test chambers.” As the game progresses, they’ll also begin eliminating expendable test subjects — in other words, all test subjects, including their own. It’s not clear whether actual portals will be involved as a game mechanic.

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Officially licensed Aperture Cake Mix
It doesn’t appear to be a lie, but it is only available right now on Amazon UK.

Officially licensed Aperture Cake Mix

It doesn’t appear to be a lie, but it is only available right now on Amazon UK.

Aperture R&D is the Portal web series you’ve always wanted

Plot synopsis: Based in the world of Portal 2, the idiosyncratic scientists of Aperture Research Labs are in an endless battle for the meaningless title of Lab Team of the Month The web series premieres on Machinima on Friday March 15th.

JJ Abrams says Half-Life and Portal movies in the works, he’ll be involved

In what is apparently an all-out goal of becoming the King of All Nerds, JJ Abrams has said that Half-Life and Portal movies are in the works and he might be directing. So he’s done Spielberg and Star Trek, and he’ll be doing Star Wars… if he then takes on Half-Life and Portal, he probably should have a major west coast city named after him.

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Don’t worry… Guillermo Del Toro did get permission from Valve to rip off GlaDOS’s voice for ‘Pacific Rim’

If you remember the first trailer for Pacific Rim, there was a helpful sounding computer voice throughout that sounded awfully familiar. Sounded a hell of a lot like GlaDOS from Portal. But if you were hoping Valve had sent their lawyers out, you’re going to be disappointed. Del Toro is a huge fan of Valve’s games and got permission to use the voice, even if it’s not the same character. 

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Some guy made a port of Portal for old TI graphing calculators

Even though this lacks the 3D graphics and the polish of the original Portal, this is incredibly impressive considering it’s on a damn graphing calculator.

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Tell her you want to be her companion forever with this companion cube engagement ring
See how this awesome piece of Portal geekcraftery was made here

Tell her you want to be her companion forever with this companion cube engagement ring

See how this awesome piece of Portal geekcraftery was made here

Homemade Portal gun levitates a companion cube through the power of magic

And by “magic”, I mean “magnets”. 

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Badass fan film of the day: “When Gordon Met Chell”

I couldn’t even express how much I would watch this movie, play this video game, buy the Half Life/Portal bed sheets, lunch box and action figures.

Valve gets a surprise special delivery

On September 13th, 2012, Valve received another mysterious crate from WETA Workshop. Inside was a full-scale, articulated Portal turret, complete with a motion sensor.

Portal 2 animated short of the day: “You Monster”

Presenting You Monster, a fan-animated 2D short that imagines Wheatley and GLaDOS in humanoid form.

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