Articles tagged portal

Sunday, November 6 2011

Jonathan Coulton: Artificial Heart

Four years on from "Still Alive", Artificial Heart sees self-described "internet superstar" Jonathan Coulton at a critical crossroads in his career.


Wednesday, September 7 2011

In Some Games, It’s the Pattern, Not the Plot, That Makes Them Beautiful

Tetris doesn't say a whole lot about anything, right?


Wednesday, May 18 2011

Defining Our Relationship to the Software: Jonas Kyratzes’s ‘Alphaland’

In order to play, the player needs the game, and in order to exist as a game, the game needs to be played.


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 9 2011

We Need to Stop Saying That Games Tell Bad Stories

Not because they don't -- but for another reason entirely.


Friday, July 2 2010

My Ending Is My Canon

My version of a story is bound to be different, but as co-author of my experience, it’s just as relevant as the developer’s version.


An Intimate Moment With the Computer (Moving Pixels) [31.Mar.10]
Alexander Tucker : Portal (Capsule Reviews) [2.Dec.08]
Portal: Outré (Capsule Reviews) [25.Oct.07]
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