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For those who don’t know, Portal consists primarily of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player’s character and simple objects using “the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device”, a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. This fan decided to create real-life Portal mirrors that are activated with a homemade Portal gun. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

Gamers know that Portal is basically a game that consists of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player’s character and simple objects using “the handheld portal device”, a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. Well, here are five alternative uses for the portals. Click here to view this week’s funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a video of a robot that can sprint faster than Usain Bolt.

If Capcom partnered with Valve to release a Street Fighter 2 and Portal mashup, this is how the weapon might work. Let’s just say that it makes things a lot easier, if not too easy, for players. Continue reading to see some of its practical uses.

Being stuck in a video game really isn’t so bad, if you’ve got a portal gun, and the promise of receiving a cake when all the puzzles are completed. However, Chell isn’t superhuman, so she still does need her sleep. The comic above shows what she does after a long day of puzzle-solving. In related news, continue reading to watch “Self Defense with Portals”.

Here’s a first: a researcher using a fiber laser to recreate Portal’s “Still Alive” song. According to its composer, “by turning the laser on and off hundreds of times per second it acts almost like a speaker cone moving back and forth hundreds of times per second – making various pitches.” One caveat: “some pitches are off key and will always be due to the laser “only” being accurate to .001″.” Continue reading for the video.

Art credit (top): DigitalLops

This amazing steampunk Portal gun would go quite well with this Optimus Prime helmet and / or Iron Man suit to say the least. It was created by deviantART member batman-n-bananas and includes “parts from an antique clock, hangers, plumbing parts, a plant pot, various lids, plastic tub, a pocket laser disc, lightbulbs, ‘metal covering from an old hairbrush’ and gallons and gallons of glue.” Continue reading for more pictures.

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From afar, you may think you’re actually looking at the real-life Wheatley from Portal 2, but it’s actually just an amazingly detailed prop. Simply put, “the replica is made of lightweight plastic and coated with acrylic paint. Its face and eye lids are moveable and the batteries take care of Wheatley’s glowing eye.” In related news, continue reading to watch Why, Wheatley, Why?, a Portal 2 music video.

[via Technabob]