- Ever since he was given a second hand gameboy before he could read, Michael hasn't stopped gaming since. While he comes from handheld heritage, he has since moved onto the home consoles offerings of both Sony and Nintendo for the past three generations, with the odd addiction to Real Time Strategies a la Age of Empires on the PC. He is also an avid fan of all things survival horror and of the open world variety.
Portal was released in 2007 as a part of Valve’s gaming collection, The Orange Box and was an unexpected hit with many gamers considering it the highlight of the package. No mean feat when you take into account the package included one of the highest rated and most loved video games of all time and its two subsequent episodes, the long awaited follow up to the wildly successful online FPS, Team Fortress. Despite being a puzzle game of barely a few hours in length with no weapons; or combat, Portal managed to impress and win over gamers with its mind-bending puzzles, a terrific and outright hilarious sense of black humour, and one of the most memorable, and likable video game bosses in recent memory. View the full article »
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