Posts Tagged ‘Portal’

A Chat with Jonathan Coulton

by Chrison 01/06/2016
Jonathan Coulton (JoCo to his fans) is known worldwide as the geek’s musician.  Spinning lyrical tales about everything to do with geek culture, creating memorable pieces for some truly epic video games, and even releasing a comic based on one of his song characters.  Recently, I had the opportunity to ask him a few quick […]

Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game

by Daniel Delargyon 13/04/2016
Overall, the game does a fantastic job - in both packaging, instruction manual and tone of the game - of emulating the humour and atmosphere of the Portal series as a whole.

The Heartbreak of Half-Life

by redshirtjamieon 21/02/2016
The air is acrid, thick with the vapour trails of stinger missiles and gunpowder. Spent shell casings litter the forest floor and the roar of my buggy engine is the only sound that perforates the post battle silence. Moments ago, determined screams of the Resistance echoed through the trees as Striders fell hard through the forest […]

Portal is coming to the tabletop!

by Bevan Clatworthyon 15/03/2014
Cake, and grief counseling, will be available at the conclusion of the test. – GLaDOS Remember that crazy computer and all her tests? Remember getting stumped by that one puzzle, then laughing your head off as the toilet cried ‘Thank You for Your Business!”? How about finding out the cake was a lie? Well, something […]

Learn about nuclear physics from GLaDOS in this fun NASA video

by Chris Batemanon 03/03/2014
“Do you really not know what nuclear fusion is?” Everyone who has played Valve’s Portal loves GLaDOS, that’s a simple fact. Her sadistic, humourless and robotic tones turned an interesting physics puzzle game into a cult classic, enjoyed by many gamers who would otherwise steer well clear of the puzzle genre. So, how would you […]

Pacific Rim – 7GPPs

by James Buckinghamon 21/07/2013
If I asked you to think about movies involving giant robots, what comes to mind? Transformers? Anime like Macross and Gundam? Power Rangers? For me (being the old-ish fart that I am), it was early nineties movies Robot Joxx, Crash and Burn and Arena. If those nineties films ring a bell, or you’re of the […]

Affordable Geek Papercraft

by Stephen Breweron 29/06/2013
Seeing the recent Geek Pride post put up by our own Katie Fairfield I thought I should weigh in with my find online. It may be a little easier than Geekigami but the results are still the same, very fun indeed. The original templates which spawned the idea are from Chris Beaumont, however many other guest […]

Little Kids Gaming Books

by James Buckinghamon 05/04/2013
Remember those old Ladybird books when you were a kid with the great artwork and classic stories? No? Christ I’m old! Well anyway, LA-based blogger & artist Joebot has created some book covers for books I wish someone would write! Joebot talked about the merging of children’s books & videogames on his blog: [quote]”I recently […]

J.J. Abrams Will Be The Geek Messiah

by James Buckinghamon 07/02/2013
He’s successfully rebooted Star Trek, and just been announced as the Star Wars Episode VII director. Now to top all that off the geektastic director extraordinaire J.J. Abrams has confirmed that film adaptations of Valve‘s “Half Life” and “Portal” titles are real and are moving ahead – backed up by Valve boss Gabe Newell. On Wednesday […]