8 results for portal

May 19

Emptyeye’s Excellent Portal Excursion, Part 4/Post-Mortem

While I was setting up to try my pretty-sure-it-was-not-at-all-what-the-developers-intended solution to my conundrum from last entry, I decided to head back into the actual chamber that was giving me an issue and see if maybe there was something I had been missing. Naturally, there was, and the solution presented itself when I took a second …

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May 19

Emptyeye’s Excellent Portal Excursion, Part 3

For something with such famous status, it’s very interesting that Portal’s Weighted Companion Cube doesn’t even show up until pretty late in the game in terms of test chamber numbers (17 of 19), and only stays around for that one test chamber. To hear all the hype around people attaching themselves to this inanimate object …

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May 19

Emptyeye’s Excellent Portal Excursion, Part 2

After writing the last entry, I played the game for another hour-plus and made some more progress. As of the end of this entry, I just passed the chamber that’s a testing ground for androids that uses live ammunition (In other words, the first part where the game actually tries to kill you). At some …

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May 19

Emptyeye’s Excellent Portal Excursion, Part 1

So The Orange Box arrived yesterday, and this meant I had to, for better or worse, actually play Portal. I played it for about 45 minutes, and got up to the point where you grab the second portal gun. And despite certain people’s asserting that I “haven’t even played the good part of the game” …

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May 09

Emptyeye’s Excellent Portal Excursion

In 2007, Valve Software released The Orange Box, featuring five game–Half Life 2, HL2 Episode 1 and 2, Team Fortress 2, and the surprise hit of the package, Portal. You probably know Portal, even if you hadn’t played it. Ever hear “The cake is a lie”? or “Still Alive” by Jonathan Coulton? Then you know …

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Mar 08

The RPG Lounge- Wizardry II: The Knight of Diamonds (NES)

Welcome back to the RPG Lounge, an occasional retrospective/review series about the RPGs I play through, most of which will be livestreamed. I was born in 1983. While I try to avoid curmudgeonly “Back in MY day…” statements about gaming when I was growing up versus now, it’s safe to say that things were different …

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#3 (#1 NEW!): Metroid: Zero Mission

As you see in the title, this is the first game in 2014 that I beat for the first time (Metroid and especially Metroid II are games I’ve played through multiple times before). Released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004, Metroid: Zero Mission is similar to Super Castlevania IV in that, rather than being …

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Jan 21

The MAGFest X/AGDQ 2012 Mega-Summary

This past week and a half was spent in Maryland and Virginia, at MAGFest X and the Speed Demos Archive Charity Marathon, Awesome Games Done Quick 2012. This is going to be a long, long post, so I’ll break it up into days, in order so that you’re not totally overwhelmed. Wednesday, the 4th Thursday, …

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