Posts Tagged ‘remakes’

Portal 2 Level Reinterprets Companion Cube’s Doom

GLaDOS, GLaDOS, oh so monstrous,
How does your garden grow?

With portable cells and many dead Chells,
And propulsion gel all in a row.

The original Portal’s Test Chamber 17 is notoriously the level in which the Weighted Companion Cube made its first appearance… and met its fiery doom. Though not before it became the cube with a face that launched a┬áthousand memes.

Thanks to an enterprising level designer, laakkone, that Chamber can now be played in Portal 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Hands On With Speedball 2

Speedball 2 is being remade. It’s not Speedball 3 or anything like that, it’s a remake. It’s a new game attempting to cash in on the success of the old by replicating it with contemporary tools. To provide an analogy from cinema, it’s Clooney, Soderbergh, and chums remaking Solaris because the original Russian film is lost to a bygone era, but nevertheless carries incredible value for anyone who remembers it. Speedball 2 was the only future-sports game that ever really made sense. It was as near to perfect as any game has ever been. It’s being remade in 3D, on the PC.

Can that possibly be a good thing?
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