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I was just idly watching a few videos on the internet, as I tend to do when there's much else I could be doing, when I watching this video in good fun. Just about 5 video games where humor was valued highly within their creation.

But I got so interested in the #4 game on the list, called Portal. Artificial Intelligence usually goes awry in a scary way in Sci-fi stuffs, but I liked the idea of an AI having a mental breakdown or being a bit off-kilter, so Wiki'd the game, and read about it. It seems that at first, it just appears that the main character is testing a portal gun in a variety of different situations, but it gets more sinister than that later on? The AI (GLaDOS) is guiding you through in a tutorial-like fashion, but seems less and less concerned about your ability to survive the situations as the tutorial levels increase. SCARY ;o;. But interesting, which is why I'm only reading about it and not playing XD;;;.

And finally, I was reading some theories that people had come up with about what things in the game symbolized. Like the psychotic AI named GLaDOS, and this box with hearts on it called the Weighted Companion Cube (which is today's LJ-entry picture XD).

Here's some theories that I really liked:
GLaDOS's true painful nature
GLaDOS's song analyzed
Thoughts about the whole game: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

Also, this song. It's the ending song to the game, and I really like it... especially after all the over-analyzation XD;. I love thinking too much about little things <3.

So yeah, I just didn't want to forget about something that I so randomly and suddenly spent several hours reading and thinking about XD;. I hope the sequel comes out soon, so I can read more theories about that too. Ahh, I'm such a freak XD;. I have NO DESIRE to actually play this game, since shooting and jumping and such in a game holds no interest for me XD;.. I just want to read what people thought, since there's such potential for critical thinking <3...


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Sep. 30th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
I love this game! I have a horrible time playing it because 1st person shooters give me motion sickness and it's difficult for me to see and judge distances and stuff... BUT THE GAME IS SO AWESOME! GLaDoS has some of the best lines of any videogame EVER! And the creepy turret guns! O.O! They talk to you when they try to find you to shoot you! :O

And it gets so scary, because you do actually get out into the facility... And no one is there. All the rooms and offices are empty, chairs turned over. It's like you were one of the scientists, but the AI took over and got you all roped into the experiment. And you're the last one.
I've always wanted to write a fic about GLaDoS and how she took over. Now I wanna try playing the game again. I can't wait until Portal 2 comes out!
Sep. 30th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
OH! and Valve, the company that makes the game, has released Weighted Companion Cube plashes! XD I have one!
Sep. 30th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
Plushies. Why did my phone auto correct it to plashes? Stupid phone.
Oct. 2nd, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
Because your phone is amazing?

My phone doesn't have the word "internet" in it's dictionary, if that makes you feel better XD. What seriously out-dated dictionary did they use XD;?
Oct. 2nd, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Omg, me too ;A;. I watched a walkthrough thing that Helen linked me to on youtube, and I'm just about at my stomach's end, after watching it XD;;;.

So it was GLaDOS that murdered everyone? That's kinda sad, but... I like her XD. She's so lonely, I think. She treats you like a test subject at first, then goes on about how proud of you she was, then berates you XD.

If you write fic, I wanna read it <3. She's too interesting of a character ^^.
Oct. 1st, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
PORTAL!!! Never played it because lfkdsjlfkj but my brother has. XD I've only watched the walkthrough that someone did on YouTube.

Watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31uWFlBn-IM

Also the turrets that Chibi mentioned? Someone else did a video of a day in the life of a turret:


Hilarious is hilarious.

When I first heard the ending theme, I thought it was nice and catchy but then it got really creepy at the end. OTL Portal 2 has much anticipation. >_>

Also, the cake is a lie. @_@

Too much to talk about with this but klfdsjflkdsjfklj I WAS SURPRISED THAT YOU WOULD POST ABOUT PORTAL IDK WHY!
Oct. 2nd, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
I just watched the walkthrough...

Omfg, I think I'm going to seriously puke ;A;... I was holding on, just because I wanted to see what happened in the game, but my stomach is seriously turned upside-down now, uck @_@;;;. I kept on having to close my eyes while watching the walkthrough, lol XD. I'm one of those people who feel really sick while watching first-person POV shooters OTL. It was interesting, though! *drags a trashcan near, just in case puking is necessary*

The life-of-a-turret video was really funny XD. And no motion, so that was a plus!

I don't know why, but I'm surprised that I posted about portal too XD;. My life's pretty random and psychotic lately, so you never know what I'm up to exactly. I don't even know what I'm up to, hmmmmmm...

UGH, I'm... trying not to puke XD;;;... but... NO! My neighbors wouldn't appreciate that, since the walls are paper thin XD;... I shouldn't have watched it all at once... I haven't felt this stomach-sick in quite awhile ^^;;;... *lays down and closes eyes*

So interesting, but I don't think I'll watch that again until I buy some Dramamine, and can take it first XDD;;;.
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