Articles tagged portal 2

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?

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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.

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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.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Stepping Forward into ‘Portal 2’

Time to reconsider our roles as lab rats.

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“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.

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‘Portal 2’ and the Politics of Stupidity

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

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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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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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