Category Archives: Portal

All Hail GLaDOS!

I’ve completed both Portal 1 and 2 before, and went through the process of appreciating the narrative, the elegant play style, and the game mechanics. So, my fellow players and I are faced with a challenge when going back to these games: find things that haven’t been beaten and praised to death. Due to Portal’s […] Continue reading

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Orange and Blue

So, Portal. A game that I have not played since high school. Looking at both the first and second game, I am surprised at how fun it is. My remembered impressions of Portal came from how frustrating it was when I couldn’t figure out a puzzle, and how many times I would fall into the […] Continue reading

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A Portal into….. nah I’m not going to be that cheesy

While I had played the first installment of Portal before, I chose this game (and its sequel, Portal 2) as the what I wanted to study for a few reasons – firstly, I’m a huge fan of puzzle-based games, and Portal is definitely one of those. Each level presents a (usually) clear beginning and ultimate […] Continue reading

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Braid: A New Take on a Familiar Design

First of all, you must be aware that I would not consider myself a ‘gamer’ by any means; however, I did spend a considerable amount of time in my childhood playing around on various flash video game websites. Most of these games were simple and easy to get the hang of, requiring minimal commitment on […] Continue reading

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Five Fascinating Firsts

1. The Geiger counter was now going so fast that they couldn’t hear the individual clicks anymore. 2. Will still couldn’t understand their explanation of how they were able to harness the quantum tunneling effect and apply it to objects on a macroscopic scale – such as the human body – but there was the portal device, in his […] Continue reading

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