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Mario Is Missing

October 5th, 2011 Comments Off

Yeah, so work called, which cuts into my writing time. Please divert yourselves with this extraordinary video of that time Mario bought a portal gun. Incidentally, there’s a whole series of these things on youtube.

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Portal Is Officially Educational

August 25th, 2010 Comments Off

Apparently Portal just made the Syllabus at Wabash College. Michael Abbott over at The Brainy Gamer is a professor at the sesquicentennial college. He managed to convince a multidisciplinary committee of faculty to play the game long enough to see it as a storytelling medium. His idea: This tension between backstage machination and onstage performance [...]

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Free Portal For Mac and PC through May 24

May 14th, 2010 Comments Off

Can I get a hell yes? Having already tried alternate reality games and perfectly ordinary media coverage, Valve is making the strongest imaginable argument for why you should buy Portal 2, and that argument is Portal, QED. The game is free via Steam until May 24, and has been recently updated for Mac gamers as [...]

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Portal Patch Propounds Possibilities

March 3rd, 2010 1 Comment

Portal was the first game I ever reviewed here at Pixelsocks.com, so my ears perk up whenever I hear any news. Valve recently released two patches for the groundbreaking first person puzzler. The patch notes were brief: Changed radio transmission frequency to comply with federal and state spectrum management regulations (March 1) and Added valuable [...]

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The Cake is Announced

July 14th, 2008 Comments Off

It appears that critically-acclaimed (and local favorite) first person puzzle game Portal will see an expansion before the upcoming sequel. Interestingly, the expansion will be initially available as downloadable content for Microsoft’s Xbox Live. The rumor mongers are muttering about eventual release for PC and other platforms, but nothing has been confirmed as yet. In the meantime, PC gamers will have to console themselves with custom portal maps.

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