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Portal, GLaDOS, and the Myth of the Objective Robot

A look at how GLaDOS lives inside just about every woman.

A look at how GLaDOS lives inside just about every woman.

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Triumph: J.J. Abrams Says to Expect Portal Movie Announcement Real Soon

According to J.J. Abrams, we can likely expect to hear that Portal will be coming to the big screen, the first of Valve's promised movie offerings from way back in 2013.

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Feminist Frequency’s New Video “Sinister Seductress” Explores How Femaleness is Exploited to Show Evil in Games

"Sinister Seductress," explores the ways in which games seek to exploit femaleness to convey evil or villainy.

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LoriAnn Costume Designs Shows You How to Sew Your Own Harley Quinn Apron

LoriAnn Costume Designs' LoriAnn Gerlisky has just revealed three new sets of patterns that she'll be shipping out through Simplicity next month, so for those of you with sewing machines and a craving to cook while wearing what Harley Quinn would, check out these new offerings!

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Interview: 10 Cloverfield Lane Director Dan Trachtenberg Talks Making Genre Movies With a Message

Before directing 10 Cloverfield Lane, this year's 'spiritual successor' to 2008's Cloverfield, Dan Trachtenberg was perhaps best known for No Escape, a short film inspired by Portal in which Danielle Rayne as Chell uses her ingenuity (and a portal gun!) to blast her way out of a cell.

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J.J. Abrams Says Those Portal and Half-Life Movies Are Still In Development

Remember the Portal and Half-Life movie adaptations that J.J. Abrams and Valve began working on three years ago? Apparently, those movies are still in development.

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PBS Game/Show Rightfully Touts the Portal Games As a Feminist Masterpiece

I'm about to say something that will likely make you go "Where the hell were you in 2007?" I'm only now on Level 19 of Portal.

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“Girl Gamers” Episode 5 Unlocks the Hidden History of Women Gamers & Creators

The fifth and final episode of Latoya Peterson's "Girl Gamers" series discusses the history of games, as well as a series of game recommendations from many of the women who've appeared in the series.

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LEGO Dimensions Pulls out All the Stops With a New GLaDOS Song


Beware: There are definitely spoilers in this song, so turn back now if you don't want your LEGO Dimensions Portal experience tainted. If, on the other hand, minor spoilers don't bother you, simply assume the party escort submission position, and we'll get started.

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Things We Saw Today: A DC Bombshells Harley Quinn Print

Who wouldn't want this spiffy number on their wall?

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Go Play Portal Stories: Mel, the Free, Unofficial Portal Installment

Fans are crushing it

Portal Stories: Mel is an fan-made mod by Prism Studios that's covers the story between Valve's Portal and Portal 2 featuring female tester, Mel and it's amazing

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LEGO Dimensions: Portal is Ready for New Test Subjects

I don't understand why Gandalf just doesn't Giant Eagle his way out of there.

It's kind of embarrassing how bouncy and happy this trailer made me. But somehow LEGO came prepared (as they always do) with charm in spades.

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Things We Saw Today: Superfit Hero Creates Exercise Wear That Empowers

Wear your feminism on your sleeve! Or on your WHOLE SHIRT.

Check out this awesome shirt from Superfit Hero, a line of exercise clothing that strives to make women feel like powerful!

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Can You Survive the Office Culture? Analyzing the Pros and Cons of 6 Fictional Companies from Sci-Fi

As many science fiction fans do, I often imagine how well I would fare in the future. These hypotheticals usually focus on post-apocalyptic scenarios in which the common lifestyle is crossbowing aliens and outrunning nuclear explosions. But I’d like to imagine another scenario with you: How would you fare as a pencil-pusher in corporate dystopia?

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Late To The Game: Puzzling Through Portal 2 For The First Time

So much Sassy Wheatley!

Next up on my shameful, shameful catch up of games I didn’t play is Portal 2, chosen by you, dear readers and best of friends – and can I just say you have not disappointed me so far. But I have very much disappointed myself – what honestly took me so long?!

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Things We Saw Today: A TARDIS Tortoise!

Try saying that ten times fast.

Headcanon: this is actually Sherlock's pet tortoise, Clyde, who has run off to be with an even more eccentric British gentleman.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive Interview: Dancing with Eternity‘s John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen McLain Talk Audiobooks, Sexuality, and Living Forever

SPAAACE. I'm in space.

Liz Suess met with voice actors John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen McLain to discuss John's book Dancing with Eternity, which was recently released as an audiobook.

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Portal Games Get an Honest Trailer, and a 3-Year-Old Girl Plays Portal 2 Like a Boss

In an honest trailer, is the cake still a lie?

The Portal games are great, but they're also pretty short (and fairly similar), so this Honest Trailer team up from Smosh Games and Screen Junkies takes a look at both of them. And, in keeping with the theme of things in pairs and honest reactions, there's a bonus video of a 3-year-old girl playing Portal 2 better than a lot of full grown adults I know after the jump.

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Things We Saw Today: A 100% Real Dothraki Language Course

Things We Saw Today

Course designer David J. Peterson is a fictional language creator, which sounds like the coolest job in the world. As for the course itself, it begins in October. There's a flashcard app and everything. (via Blastr)

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Giving A 3-Year-Old A Real, Functioning Portal Gun Is Maybe The Worst Plan [VIDEO]

Well done. Here come the test results: "You are a horrible parent."

Portal physics is a tricky thing, one that test subjects need to master to complete the tasks set for them. But typically test subjects are not three years old, nor do they have negligent parental figures videotaping them. I bet this poor kid doesn't even get cake after his ordeal.

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