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Comparing Female Protagonists: Portal and Mirror’s Edge

Over at The Hathor Legacy, a blog about women and gender issues in media, Kris Ligman wrote a post comparing Portal (2007)and Mirror’s Edge (2008). I disagreed with most of it, and I will go through the main points. Ligman asserts that Mirror’s Edge was trying to copy Portal, and based upon superficial evidence, she draws comparisons between the two characters and the marketing of the…

Holiday Gaming and Gaming Priorities for 2008

I’ll be out of the country for Christmas. I don’t plan on taking anything but my DS with me. I’ll also be taking reading material with me and that will compete for time, so I’m not sure how much I will actually be able to catch up on my neglected Final Fantasy VI save game. Still, I should be optimistic,…

Weighted Companion Cube Plushies

I haven’t finished Portal yet, for I am eschewing games to work on my NaNoWriMo.  However, I will say that if anyone wanted to get me these, I wouldn’t be opposed: News of official Weighted Companion Cube plushies popped up on the Steam update the other day. The pair of Weighted Companion Cubes have the nerd factor that the Tohoho…

Portal + Half-Life 2 = ?

I now have both Portal and Half-Life 2 due to the generosity of colleagues, Toktic and Artaxs. Artaxs gave me Half-Life 2 on Monday, explaining that I was the only one of his friends on Steam who did not already own the game. He had just bought the Orange Box and he had a spare Steam gift to give. Upon…

Portal or Hellgate?

A friend of mine showed me Portal last night. I may have to get it. Portal is annoyingly packaged in a compilation called “The Orange Box” which contains other games that I don’t care about. Really, should I care about the three Half-Life 2 games in The Orange Box when I’ve never played Half-Life 1? I don’t play FPSs, so…