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Moving Pixels Podcast: Stepping Forward into 'Portal 2'

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Monday, May 9, 2011
Time to reconsider our roles as lab rats.

A few weeks ago the Moving Pixels podcast crew revisited 2007’s Portal in anticipation of the impending release of its sequel.


Well, the sequel has arrived, so we have gotten together once again to consider how well the follow up works in terms of its extended narrative and its various gameplay tweaks.
  


 

This podcast is also available via iTunes.


 

More discussion of Portal 2 and Potal as well:


“Her Name Is Caroline”: Identifying the Misbehaving Woman in Portal 2 by G. Christopher Williams


Chell and Portal 2‘s Rat Man by Jorge Albor


Portal 2 and the Politics of Stupidity by G. Christopher Williams


Moving Pixels Podcast: Stepping Back into Portal


An Intimate Moment With the Computer by G. Christopher Williams


 

Our podcast contributors:


Rick Dakan is a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog as well as to the Gamma Testing podcast.


G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at PopMatters.com.  You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.


Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.


Thomas Cross contributes frequently to the Multimedia section at PopMatters.com, and he also pens the Diamond in the Rough column for GameSetWatch.


Kris Ligman contributes frequently to the Moving Pixels blog at PopMatters.com, and she also serves as an editor for The Hathor Legacy.

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