Are Portal's Turrets Ten Years Old?

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This Philips webcam, from a 2001 Swedish catalogue, should look familiar to fans of Valve's Portal series. What do you think? Awesome coincidence or awesome (given the nature of the "characters") inspiration?


Portal Webcam of the Day [TDW]

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Anyone else think that Philips will start reproducing these and that they will sell like lemon hotcakes?... What? Lemon hotcakes don't exist? I'll get my engineers right on that.