Portal and Portal 2 were two of the best games of the 21st century. While the first game was a blast to play, the latter really stepped up the humor and story development between its main characters, Chell, GLaDOS, and Wheatley.
You can make your own PotatOS with ThinkGeek’s Portal 2 Science Kit, but if you can’t get your hands on an actual potato, the geeky store has another option for you. This officially licensed plush replica of GLaDOS’ tuberous incarnation lights up and plays 10 audio clips from Portal 2.
When you see cosplayers, sometimes you look beyond the beauty of their costumes and realize that many of these people combine art with sheer effort. Some costumes are not worn, but endured. I think I could say the same for this amazing GLaDOS cosplay by Athena Cole aka Enayla, who had herself suspended five feet off the ground to emulate the Portal villain’s appearance.
Do you want a sociopathic robot to literally light up your life? Just follow Instructables user Dragonator’s lead and you’ll never feel safe in your own home again! Dragonator built a lamp that looks just like the Portal villainess using 3D printed parts and LEDs.
Fans of the Portal series will want to open up their wallets right now, and place an order for this clever ring – designed to look just like GLaDOS. No, I’m not talking about the “I’m a potato” GLaDOS – that wouldn’t make for a very cool looking ring.
…because the researchers at Aperture Science did, and look what happened to them. But if you’re brave enough, a Redditor has created a GLaDOS voice for Garmin Nuvi GPS devices and is sharing it free of charge.
Owners of the iPhone 4S have their own virtual assistant in the form of the helpful and mostly respectful Siri. But if Corey Thomas gets his way, all PC users can have their own voice-activated virtual assistant too.
Remember that part of Portal 2 where GLaDOS turns into a potato? How could you not? And if you need something to remind you about the all-knowing-all-seeing Aperture Laboratories testmaster in spud form, how about a soft and squishy plush version?
The Portal gun allows the user to travel within a world, but if Aperture Science tweaked it so users could cross over to the world of LEGO, here’s what the characters might look like. Flickr user Catsy[CSF] made a custom Chell minifig, complete with Portal gun and jump boots:
Everyone’s psychopathic robot in huggable, squeezable form:
From left to right, that’s GlaDOS’s morality core, curiosity core, intelligence core and anger core. The plushies are made of fleece with felt and ribbon accents. They can also talk!