All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Portal’

Complete Your Portal 2-Themed Android Phone With a Wheatley Live Wallpaper

Were you one of the lucky few in the U.S. who were actually able to get their hands on a Samsung Galaxy S III yesterday? Can’t get enough Portal? Why not create an entire Portal theme for your spiffy new Android phone? You can start with a new Live Wallpaper that puts Portal 2‘s Wheatley right in your smartphone’s background. …

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Schools Can Now Think With Portals For Free

There’s no denying that the education system needs some work. Children just aren’t interested in the old boring way of learning anymore. Why would they want to sit in a classroom being lectured at for an hour when they could be spending that time playing video games? Well, what if the class was all about playing video games? It’s a …

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The Dangers Of An IRL Portal Gun On Display In POrtal: Terminal Velocity

It’s clear that having a Portal gun would be pretty useful in a variety of scenarios. Need to catapult yourself over a high wall? Simple, just climb up high, blast one portal on a wall behind you and one on the ground below and jump. Too lazy to get up and walk across the room to grab your remote off …

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Portal 2 Makes Super Street Fighter II A Fighter For The Ages

I was one of those weird kids that didn’t like Street Fighter II that much when everybody else was playing it on the SNES. I much preferred Rare’s Killer Instinct, but that was probably just due to the far superior announcer. Super Street Fighter II didn’t do much else to make me a fan, but there are a few things …

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Guy Builds Functional Portal Turret in Robotics Class

Youtube user kss5095 built a real working model of the turrets from Portal in his Advanced Mechatronics class at Penn State University. The turret actually tracks a person moving across a room and shoots foam bullets. Sorry, no real guns are mounted on the device. Although the device comes equipped with a laser, it actually uses a webcam to see …

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Listen to the Portal DLC Cave Johnson Quotes – All 26 Minutes of Them

The Portal 2 downloadable content (DLC) that was released this week isn’t just a custom map maker. Ok, it pretty much is, but Valve has never been a company to simply throw something out to make a quick dime. It’s clear that Valve has put its special finishing touches on the “Perpetual Testing Initiative.” This can be seen particularly in …

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In the Portal 2 DLC Trailer, Cave Johnson Shows Off His Multiverse Con

Yesterday it was reported that new downloadable content (DLC) for Portal 2 would be released on May 8th. Now a trailer for the DLC has been released showing what the “Perpetual Testing Initiative” will look like. Surprisingly, it looks very similar to the screenshots provided in a blog post back in October. The trailer is narrated by Aperture Science founder …

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New Portal 2 Content Coming May 8th

Valve, creators of games such as Half Life and Portal, have announced that new downloadable content (DLC) for the award-winning Portal 2 will be released on May 8th. The DLC is titled the “Perpetual Testing Initiative” and will be available for both Mac and PC. The DLC contains a “puzzle maker”, which will allow Portal 2 players to easily create …

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Star Trek’s “Q” is the Voice of ‘Quantum Conundrum’

Square Enix announced this week that actor John de Lancie will be providing voice talent for their upcoming game, Quantum Conundrum. de Lancie is best known for his role as “Q” in Star Trek: The Next Generation and recently leant his voice to the character of William Miles in the Assassin’s Creed series of games. In Quantum Conundrum, de Lancie …

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Portal 2 Theme Song Played in Second Laser Etching

Last week I reported on YouTube user chjade84’s video of a laser etching the Aperture Science logo into stainless steel while also playing “Still Alive” from the Portal soundtrack. This week, YouTube user PhotoMachining has created a sequel, this time playing Jonathan Coulton’s Portal 2 theme song ‘Want You Gone.” It starts out a bit static-y, but a few quick …

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Lifelike Portal Gun Toy Unveiled

NECA has revealed a lifelike scale model of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device to delight of cosplay fanboys everywhere. The toy is to scale and features orange and blue LED lights and even makes a genuine firing sound when you pull the trigger. The gun does not fire actual portals, however. I don’t know if they just forgot to …

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Portal Theme Song Played With A Fiber Laser

This video of Jonathan Coulton’s “Still Alive” being played by a laser was uploaded by YouTube user chjade84 earlier this week. In case it’s hard to see, that pattern being carved into a stainless steel plate while the “music” plays is the Aperture Science logo. “It took quite a while to get it this far. Laser markers weren’t really meant …

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