I would have said awesome, but she’s watching us. She’s always watching us.
Chell, hero of the puzzle-packed Portal series, doesn't have a whole lot to say. Like many classic video game protagonists, she's intentionally silent: a personality-free avatar designed for you to inhabit and control however you'd like.
Warning: The video above is more than a year old. But I only saw it for the first time last week when Valve's Yasser Malaika and Leslie Reed used it in a presentation about Steam for Schools.
"Enduring Questions" is a mandatory class for freshmen at Wabash College. The syllabus? Gilgamesh, Aristotle, Goffman, Donne…and Portal. That's because it's taught by Michael "Brainy Gamer" Abbot, profiled in this piece by Patrick Klepek that's certainly worth reading on Giant Bomb.
The fourth and final Aperture Laboratories investment opportunity video is here, harping on the benefits of not having Chell's shins forced into her nasal cavity when falling from great heights.