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Sure, everyone and their mother has made a custom Portal gun at this point, but the fine folks at Hackaday have raised the bar into the stratosphere. The floating Companion Cube effect was accomplished by ripping out the magnets in a floating globe, and the cube itself was created to proper size an...

October 12th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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When we cursed the heavens and asked tearfully why our beloved labradoodle, Cagney, had to die in a horrific snow plow accident, leaving behind her best friend (our maltipoo Lacey), the only answer we received was the stony ambivalence of a silent autumnal sky. When we cursed Valve and asked tearf...

November 2nd 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Scattered Shots is here for you. As long as you're a hunter, you get to tell us what to write about, and we get to ignore you do whatever you say. I love these months just before the next expansion is released. There's such a sense of anticipation, where the whole game, including your own class,...

September 4th 2008 at 6:06pm 0 Comments
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It's been a while since we lavished some love on our favorite inanimate game character. We are, of course, talking about the Weighted Companion Cube from the best game evar, Portal. So, check out this completely awesome Weighted Companion Cube quilt. Don't go looking to snap up one for yourself jus...

June 4th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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A leftover from last week, but too great not to share. Posterchild is a "street artist" creating public installations in the city of Toronto. His latest and greatest: two Weighted Companion Cubes (as seen in little-known video game Portal) entering and exiting a portal. Or is that exiting and enter...

March 25th 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

To spread holiday cheer and to prove that the cake was not a lie, team Valve and everyone at Aperture Science sent along this video holiday greeting. And please, try not to be creeped out by the embedded video holiday card. It's just security camera footage of the Companion Cube (with a Santa...

December 24th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Ever since we heard Valve was creating a Weighted Companion Cube plushie for their online store we've been dreaming nightly (literally, nightly) about cuddling with our boxy friend. We've carried with us a sick, twisted fantasy about wanting to hug one. And now we can, because the time has with the...

December 15th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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In case you missed it, Valve's online store now stocks a test subject's best and happily unsuspecting friend, the Weighted Companion Cube. Made of soft and sufficiently flammable polyester fiber, the demonically dimensioned (6" x 6" x 6") pal can be introduced to yourself or a "real" friend for $29...

December 14th 2007 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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We know you're probably getting sick of all the arts and crafts based off this one geometric protagonist. We've seen it all, costumes, plushies, even cake -- but we think Alice Fox has the right frame of mind when it comes to cuboid craftwork -- "our friendly cube is weighted, not a stuffed and cud...

December 2nd 2007 at 10:30am 0 Comments