the cake is a lie

the cake is a lie

I can't NOT post this now; this is the end credit sequence for the fantastic new game "Portal". The song is written by Jonathan Coulton, and it's been stuck in my head for the last week. If you've played the game, it'll make a bit more sense, but even if you haven't it's still $240 worth of pudding.

And as for Portal itself, I had this to say.
WANT to play. But do not have XBox 360, PS3, or PC anymore. Grargh.
I don't know how important videogames are to you or your lifestyle, but it would be very easy for me to go on and on and on about how much I love my 360 on my HDTV, and how pleased I would be if you were to get one too.
we do what we must because we can
Well, shit.

I did pick up Half-Life 2 for my regular XBox yesterday, though. It's frustrating the hell out of me. I also picked up Odin Sphere for the PS2 after how much Gabe and Tycho raved about it.

There is talk of getting a 360 for Christmas, though. Stay tuned. :)
there is Science to be done
The Orange Box, which is HL2, HL2 Ep 1 and Ep 2, Portal AND Team Fortess 2 in one box on one disc, is the greatest value in gaming history. If you were so lucky to get a 360 for the holidays, that ought to be the first game you buy. (Along with Bioshock. And Halo 3 is pretty good. And... and... and.)

I'd heard that the Xbox1 port of HL2 left a lot to be desired - graphics aren't so hot, and the game itself runs somewhat choppy. I've played HL2 on my PC, and now on my 360, and both of those versions are just fine. If your frustration is with the game itself, though... that's something else entirely.
Re: there is Science to be done
Do want bioshock. Literally, that's the game that made me want to get a 360 this past month. That shit is RIGHT up my alley. Games are good again.
Were it not for Portal, Bioshock would be my Game of the Year, hands down. While it's got some flaws, it's a remarkable piece of entertainment, and it's drop-dead gorgeous to look at.

Of course, we're still a month away from Mass Effect, which looks to out-KOTOR KOTOR.
Jonathan Coulton has the gift/curse of being able to write the most tenacious of earworms.

As for Portal: I'm convinced it'll turn out to be the Princess Bride of video games. I can only speak for myself, but I know I'll be quoting it 50 years from now.
i am not even remotely a gamer--have played video games for maybe half an hour of my life prior to now--and i played portal for HOURS last weekend. amazing.

and i have that song on my ipod now too.