I saw a couple posts on reddit of people coming across portal guns at their local Toys R Us stores. I had to go run some errands today, so I decided to stop by Toys R Us and check to see if they have them. And without thinking, I grabbed both.
There was an elderly couple standing next to me in line. I could see that they were checking out the boxes. After I paid, the husband came up to me and asked what they do. I told him that they were replicas of a video game gun.
It was only after the fact that I realized I had the perfect opportunity to explain what portal guns really do - allowing you pass through the three spatial dimensions by placing portals on certain surfaces. And it only needs a couple C batteries to work.
My good friend Charlie and I are going to the NY Comic Con this October. We are dressing up as the Red Spy (Charlie) and the Blu Sniper (me). Charlie sent me a text today letting me know that he was busy working on my birthday present and that I didn’t need to make my own sniper rifle. Here is his work in progress.
Here’s what we’ve all been waiting for: the final installment of the Meet the Team videos, Meet the Pyro!
So my prediction from yesterday was wrong… It happens.
But one thing is for sure - The Pyro is a maniac!
Before the Pyro’s identity is officially revealed, I want to throw out my prediction.
The Pyro is Miss Pauling. Calling it.
Doomsday pits BLU against RED, with only one team getting the honor of transporting a suitcase nuke full of recalled Mann Co. Australium to American monkeynaut Poopy Joe’s rocket, so he can blast off and hunt down Soviet space chimp Vladimir Bananas. It’s the same spirit of competitive enterprise that stalled the moon landing by three years when Buzz Aldrin suplexed Neil Armstrong into a pile of folding chairs at Astromania ‘69! Both teams will attempt to get the necessary fuel up a preposterously slow-moving elevator and into Poopy Joe’s Australium-powered rocket to the stars.
This is Day 1 of a 3 day celebration update for Meet the Pyro. You can read their blog entry here.
Aww hell yeah!
Full scale Portal replica gun now available for US preorder only $139
NECA’s 1:1 Portal replica gun went on pre-order in Japan recently and now it’s available for pre-order in the US. The gun is $139.99, which honestly isn’t bad for a full sized replica of this quality. I might seriously consider getting one. If I do, you’ll see it first on IHC. This thing is seriously fucking awesome.
According to ABC Today, EA will be launching a few ME3 games into space.
They are planned to come back to Earth sometime before March 6th, ME3’s release date. They can be tracked on the Mass Effect website, and anyone who finds one will be able to play the game before they even hit retailers.
How cool is this?