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We aren’t the only ones!

http://www.giantbomb.com/news/intro-to-glados-101-a-professors-decision-to-teach-portal/3206/

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Criticizing Game Criticism

http://www.lostgarden.com/2011/05/blunt-critique-of-game-criticism.html Don’t know how many people will actually see this, but I hope at least Professor Sample does. A game designer by the name of Dan Cook maintains this blog called lostgarden where he talks about the sorts of games … Continue reading

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Tetris Portal Hybrid

De-stress a bit from finals and just laugh at how awesome this is!! There is a playable version online if you actually want to play. At least you can’t lose! XD

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Marketing and Game Industry Context

Here are the sections our group have created (and claimed). If you would like to add on to one of these sections, please talk to the person in parentheses. Why just xbox, computer, playstation? Why exclude wii? (Kevin) Sales; how … Continue reading

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Dropbox

Use this link to get dropbox http://db.tt/FHfqdUq it will give you extra space.

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“Why Portal?”

I am tackling the “Why Portal?” question from the two other exhibit aspects: the narrative and the popular response. ūüôā

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Why portal work breakdown

For working on Why Portal we broke it into four sections: Development of Portal, The Narrative of Portal, The Marking and Game Industry Context, Popular Response to Portal. I will be taking The Markiting and Game Industry Context, as well … Continue reading

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Portal

here’s my group’s organization Coding jokes hacks Development Narbuncular Drop to Portal Logic Physics Puzzles level plans Characters (audio and screen shot) (You,¬†GLaDOS,¬†Cubes,¬†Turrets,¬†Dead Guy) Diegetic World (Graphics (surface texture),¬†Typography,¬†Ambient noise) Story (Timeline,¬†Aperture Science) Interface Platform controls Marketing outside materials (Orange … Continue reading

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Portal Fan Art

Here’s a website that is fan based and has a lot of different fan made art about Portal that was cool to look at.

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If Mario Had a Portal Gun…

http://www.dorkly.com/video/14583/dorkly-bits-mario-with-a-portal-gun

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Nobody’s Perfect

Goofs in Portal

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Tetris Heaven

This is n unrelated post that anyone who has played tetris will find interesting: http://www.gudmagazine.com/games/heaven/

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Response to Portal, Sound, and Music

It is true that the portal sounds really make the game what it is, particularly GLaDOS and her conniving, insane ramblings. ¬†One particular thing I want to focus on is the way the sounds set the mood or tone of … Continue reading

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Seeker: History of Aperture Science

This is a really humorous history of the Aperture Science Laboratory written by Portal’s creators. ¬†Good to know their sense of humor carries past GLaDOS’s witty remarks.   http://www.gameinformer.com:80/b/features/archive/2010/03/24/aperture-science_3a00_-a-history.aspx

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Portal and Procedural Rhetoric

One of the first things I noticed about Portal is the way Chell (the main character) is shepherded throughout the various levels by GLaDOS. While at first this makes sense in the context of the testing center, once Chell (spoiler) … Continue reading

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