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Articles tagged portal 2

Wednesday, July 20 2011

Death Is Boring: Immortality as Character Development in Video Games

The infinite lives of video game characters present an interesting narrative conundrum: how does a writer create tension when the hero is essentially immortal?


Tuesday, May 17 2011

Chell’s Digital Birth Certificate

Ultimately, it isn't a significant textual concern whether Chell's mother-daughter relationship with GLaDOS is literal or metaphorical.


Thursday, May 12 2011

Portal 2: Cooperative Testing Initiative

A separate review for Portal 2's co-op? Of course! We here at PopMatters are no slouches, you know.


Monday, May 9 2011

Moving Pixels Podcast: Stepping Forward into ‘Portal 2’

Time to reconsider our roles as lab rats.


Wednesday, May 4 2011

“Her Name Is Caroline”: Identifying the Misbehaving Woman in ‘Portal 2’

By fulfilling the expected obligations of a 1950s “wife", Caroline sounds as if she might as well be married to Johnson, and after all, given Johnson's alignment with American exceptionalism and what it can achieve through technology, he is the “science” that she has married herself to.


Wednesday, April 27 2011

‘Portal 2’ and the Politics of Stupidity

Which is the dictator worthy of fear, the fool or the genius?


Wednesday, March 31 2010

An Intimate Moment With the Computer

I cared about GlaDOS only because she was the one directing me. Oh, and then I really cared about her because she wanted to kill me.


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