Articles tagged portal

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.

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

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

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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.

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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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We Need to Stop Saying That Games Tell Bad Stories

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

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2 Jul 2010 // 4:00 AM

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.

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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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2 Dec 2008 // 8:56 PM

Alexander Tucker : Portal

A door to nowhere.

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25 Oct 2007 // 10:59 PM

Portal: Outré

The death metal peddled by Australia's Portal is truly friggin' terrifying.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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