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A test subject wakes up in a scientific facility controlled by a sadistic artificial intelligence and must escape with the help of the only instrument she has--a gun that makes portals.
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Credited cast:
Ellen McLain Ellen McLain ... GLaDOS / Turrets / Curiosity Core / Intelligence Core / Self - Commentary (voice)
Mike Patton ... The Anger Sphere (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alesia Glidewell ... Chell (as Alésia Glidewell)

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Trivia

Two plus two really is ten in the base four counting system. Unlike the normal decimal (i.e. "base ten") counting system with ten digits (0 through 9), base four only has four (0 through 3). The numbers thus go in order: 0,1,2,3,10,11,12,13,20,21, etc. Therefore 2+1=3, but 2+2=10 and 2+3=11. See more »

Goofs

The Cake Sphere repeats "granulated sugar" within the recipe. See more »

Quotes

GLaDOS: Let's be honest. Neither one of us knows what that thing does. Just put it in the corner and I'll deal with it later.
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Still Alive
Written by Jonathan Coulton
Performed by Ellen McLain
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Amazing game!
21 October 2007 | by 00Ryan00See all my reviews

This game is awesome; on the short side, but still amazing. It's basically a puzzle game with state of the art graphics and physics. You're a test subject in an "Enrichment Center" and you're using this "Portal Gun" to clear various obstacle courses; for example if you're standing in front of a pit of acid, you can shoot a portal on the wall on your side, then shoot the connecting portal on the wall on the other side, and simply walk through your portal to get to your goal. It gets much more complex as the game progresses; it's a first person game, but really tests your intelligence and reasoning abilities. It also has a simple but excellent plot, and great characters which you may find cute, creepy, funny, or all of the above. Totally original, and exceptionally fun, you have to play it!


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Release Date:

10 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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