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If Video Game Characters Could Switch Powers

In videogames you have all kinds of weapons and powers and upgrades - but what, if you could gain powers from *other* games too? That was the theme for this photoplasty at cracked - and these are my entries for it, with Mario making it in the final article. :)

Video Game Side Characters: Where Are They Now?

Last week cracked asked their forums to come up with theories about where side-characters in video games hang around today - here's my submissions, no winner this time:

Portal II's Wheatley still is in space:

And the GLaDOS memory cores have found a job:

Former Lucas Arts Star Purple Tentacle from Maniac Mansion started a career in adult movies:

While Mario's sidekick Luigi... Well...

When computergames go wrong...

Some more pictures I made for the cracked.com image manipulation contests. Right now I'm doing quite a bunch of these - it's fun and I learn a *lot* about image manipulation simply by toying around. :)

And lo and behold - the first picture made it to #5 (out of 250 entries) in it's topic "When Video Game Characters Finally Snap"

A huge thanks has to go to to babylon-15dl who created the original picture of "not so slim Chell" I used in my collage!

If you don't get the joke - it's "Chell" the main character from "Portal" and cake becomes something of a focus point during the game's story. If you don't know it - get it. It's quite cheap by now and *highly* entertaining.

What really happened to Chell from Portal

Portal - even if you have never played this game you already might have heard that is has got some of the most mindblowing "WTF just happened?!?" moments in gaming history, including it's end (that I'm not going to spoil here again, look it up yourself on google ^^). And many of us were wondering about what would happen to the game's heroine, Chell, after ... whatever happens at the end of the story. Luckily we have the NostalgiaCritic to enlighten us:


Jonathan Coulton and GlaDOS sing "Still Alive"

Ok, I had to do a second version of the video - I added a tiny bit of eyecandy... :)

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I just like this tune so much I had to toy around with it myself a little: I took the two official versions of Still Alive, the theme of Valve's fantastic Game "Portal" - one sung by the game character GlaDOS and the other one by composer and writer Jonathan Coulton himself and mixed them together into a duet. While it's not perfect I think it's still pretty cool - enjoy!

Jonathan's Page

Still Alive

Ok, usually I just post movies, but this time I need to send a warning ahead: If you, in the future, plan to play the game Portal and don't like spoilers, then don't read on and skip the movie - you'll be seeing it anyways... Oh, and don't read the explanation too...

These are the end credits of Portal which basically blew me away (see below):

(written by Jonathan Coulton (http://www.jonathancoulton.com/))

Here's a little background information:

Portal is a 3d ego puzzle game. Using the perspective every shooterfan will recognize at once (actually using the fine Halflife 2 graphics engine) it manages to be really tense and at times rather scary without any spacemutants out to eat your guts, guns and crowbars...