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Portal Companion [Ice] Cubes Will Never Threaten to Stab You

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent the last five years in a hazy stupor of depression after incinerating your closest (and only) friend in Valve’s puzzle video game, Portal (if you don’t know what that is, check out this pumpkin turret as a refresher). You, like thousands of others, savored that seventeenth of test chambers, quickly growing to love your Weighted Companion Cube, with its pink heart faces and its…weight. But you would learn too late that the Companion Cube had a powerful kryptonite: its one weakness was incineration. And you had to be the one to do it.

I get it. You’ve suffered pain. We all have. But rest easy, friends, because just in time for the holiday season, the Companion Cube has made its chill comeback as an ice cube…via this tray from ThinkGeek.

I stil can’t decide if this is fitting or ironic. After all, ice cubes are way more susceptible to incineration than whatever the Companion Cube was made out of before. Fortunately, if one melts, you can make another one without having to wait four years for a sequel.

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Portal Pumpkin is a “Huge Success!”

First of all, if you’ve never played Portal, Valve’s insanely famous five-year-old first-person puzzle video game, stop what you’re doing and go play it. Now. Don’t come back until you know whether or not the cake is a lie.

Then return to this article and enjoy this pumpkin carving that is pretty much on par with the Statue of David.

This pumpkin-turned-defense-turret is the 2010 brain child of Neil Fraser, and comes complete with a tiny internal motor and gears, and (presumably horrifying) panning motions, just like in the game.

Now all it needs is a speaker. Imagine: You plant this thing in front of your house, and the first too-cool-to-trick-or-treat sixteen-year-old gets a disembodied, “I see you.”

Happy Halloween indeed.

Via Incredible Things

 

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Is This the Portal Cake to End All Portal Cakes?

Portal, a popular video game with a huge following, gives a creative base for many a talented cake artist. The game’s primary device is the experience of solving a series of puzzles through the use of portals, so you can imagine the fun cake decorators have when they try to follow the theme.

Over the years, we’ve seen hundreds of Portal cakes and cake making accessories. Everything from Portal Cookie Cutters, a Portal Cake in 3 Parts, but this one we have here is something to the next level.

The young kid holding up the Portal Gun in the photo makes the cake’s innovation all the more fun, and the glowing neon rings (we’re afraid to ask how that glow is achieved) add a superb touch.

The cake is a lie. Or something like that.

[Via KnuckleStrong,Reddit]

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Portal 2 PotatOS Science Kit

Aperture Science does it again, this time by harnessing the innate energy of America’s favorite vegetable to power a murderous super computer bent on ending your very existence.

I’m talking, of course, about the primary antagonist of the Portal video game, GLaDOS, in her purest most potato-ey form. You supply the potato, the kit supplies the maniacal AI complete with light up LED lights and that perfectly calm auto-tuned voice of GlaDOS herself.

($25 @ ThinkGeek)

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Portal Cookie Cutters

For those of us conversant in the Portal universe, we’re all aware that the cake is a lie. Thankfully, these cookies are totally real. Yes, at the end of a long day of bending the rules of space-time you’ll want to put down your portal gun and indulge your sweet tooth with these familiarly-shaped cookies. It’s not cake, but a treat’s a treat, right?

The cookie cutter set comes with 8 recognizable shapes derived directly from the Portal universe. ($20 @ ThinkGeek)

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Aperture Water Bottles

Hydrate yourself with technology provided from Aperture Laboratories! Okay, it’s not a portal gun that will teleport you to the other side of a room with a pitfall in the middle of it, but it’s nice to see something from the Portal video game make an appearance in the real world. Each glass bottle holds 18 oz of fluid and is the perfect gift for any one who appreciates the mind-bending amalgamation of awesome that is the Portal video game series. ($15 @ ThinkGeek)

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[GALLERY] 15 Impressive Portal-themed Cakes

The Portal video game, released in 2007, was one of the most celebrated and acclaimed video games of that year. The followup to the game came in the form of Portal 2, released earlier this year, saw equal acclaim and celebration, spawning a slew of food-related creations from the games memorable food references. For fans of the game, we’ve gathered a gallery of 15 Impressive Portal-themed Cakes from across the web.

Enjoy:

 

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Portal Cake Ring — The Jewelry is a Lie

This cake ring bares a geeky resemblance to the cake from popular Portal video game series, a reference to the cake the game constantly prefaces with — “The Cake is a Lie“. This amazing little craft was fashioned by a video game and craft lover out of San Diego, CA. She operates under the alias GeekToys fand her Etsy shop can be found here.

Maybe if she gets enough traffic she’ll bring about more of these awesome cake rings. Hey GeekToys, can you send one in my size? Extra-gangly.