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Half-Life

Fact From the Vapor of Nuance

Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams Said a Thing and Then the Internet Exploded

What were Gabe Newell, founder of game studio Valve, and J.J. Abrams, now for-better-or-for-worse the undisputed master of the two biggest science fiction franches in Hollywood history doing in the same room? They were delivering the keynote conversation of the D.I.C.E. Summit, an annual gathering of video game executives.

What was the sentence the internet went crazy over? Well, I’m not putting it above the jump, it’s basically the entire story! Go on. Click.

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Warning: May Contain Feelings

I’m Betting This is The Cutest Video Featuring the Curiosity Rover We’ll See For A While

Melbourne, Australia commissioned a cute video to remind its passengers to exercise save behavior when boarding trains or waiting at stations called “Dumb Ways to Die.” Seattle’s Cinesaurus created this homage video to it all about the Mars Curiosity Rover

I feel obligated to point out that since all the rovers are referred to as “she,” like many other inanimate vehicles, this video contains a brief moment of lesbian robot love. It also contains references to Amelia Earhart, Aliens, Half-Life 3, Doctor Who, and at about 1:05, something that just might make an xkcd fan tear up, so that’s pretty cool too.

(via Laughing Squid.)

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she blinded me with science

Chell and Gordon Freeman Fight Bad Guys, Physics Quits in a Huff

When Gordon Met Chell is mostly a vehicle for special effects, but I recommend staying until the end for a could-have-been-predictable gag that actually turns out pretty cute.

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she blinded me with science

Chell and Gordon Freeman: A Butt Kicking Match Made in Heaven

Chell and Gordon Freeman are often compared: they’re both the completely silent first-person protagonists of shooting-based games made by Valve Studios. The majority of what you see of them in the game is their arms, floating in front of the camera. They have no dialogue, or voice actors. They even, if hints in Portal games are to be taken seriously, exist in the same universe, where Black Mesa, the research facility that is the setting of Half-Life, competes for military contracts with Portal‘s Aperture Science Laboratories. Redditor Timtimfed has a comedic fan film coming out soon featuring a meeting between the two robot and alien fighting heroes, and prepared this poster for it.

Previously in Portal

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