Tag Archives: Portal

‘LEGO Dimensions’: Just Take My Money Already

‘LEGO Dimensions’ is my greatest weakness. And after interviewing Doug Heder about the latest Wave, I may as well hand over my bank account details right now. Read More

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Behind the Monkey — Timmy’s Story

In Orlando, it’s a mouse who runs all the shots. At ThinkGeek’s headquarters in Virginia, it’s a monkey named Timmy. Since August 13th, 1999, he’s been codemonkey and pretty much calls the shots around the office. Anyone who dares to disobey him better be prepared to take a shower…because poo will be flung. As the company mascot and overload, Timmy is a monkey of many sides, most of them geeky in nature. Read More

Best Mashup Ever: Super Mario + Portal = Mari0

Last fall, word started to spread of Mari0, a mashup of Portal and the original Super Mario Brothers. Now it’s a reality. Mario gets a portal gun and the game mechanics from Portal with four-player co-op in a scratch recreation of the Super Mario worlds. And if that’s not enough, you can download extra map… Read More

Music is the Meta-Game

Vast amounts of time and skill are invested in video game design annually. Everything you see and hear, and every move you make in a game was first drawn, composed and spelled-out in code by someone else for our enjoyment. When gamers geek out about the games we play, there’s usually a lot of talk… Read More