May 14, 2014

Any Portal Fans Out There?

While I did play Half Life and Half Life 2, it was Portal and Portal 2 that really got me back into playing video games more frequently. The two Portal games are so unique and at times just plain weird that they stick with you beyond just the game play...and if you beat both games you may be singing the ending credits music for weeks afterword. So I was pretty excited when I found this miniature sentry turret figure for sale at my local bookstore Hastings.


These were $5.00 and you could pull a whole host of different variations. I was hoping for a plain one that was activated and ready to shoot as it was pictured on the front of the box.


Like so many Valve games, the details are part of the fun and you would miss out on a lot if you didn't take a closer look at the fine print of the Aperture Laboratories warning on the side of the box...apparently they aren't liable for the deaths that the turret will cause! 


My turret turned out to be the inactivated rainbow version...you win some, you lose some. Still pretty neat though. 



1 comment:

The Junior Junkie said...

$5.00?!? I'd have bought a dozen! Love those games.

Saw the guy live who did the end music for both games, Johnathan Coulton. He opened for They Might Be Giants. Great show.

Super can't wait for Portal 3.