I’m not sure how many times I heard “Still Alive” before I beat the original Portal, but hearing it once was bad enough. This time around I’m going to do it smarter, and hopefully I won’t have to wait long for my copy to arrive from Amazon. I did get to see my brother-in-law experience the ending of Portal completely fresh which was a fun vicarious experience. I’m guessing I’ll have to somehow avoid the Twitters and usual game sites that I check religiously and reddit of course despite the community’s current extreme sensitivity about spoilers.

I’ve seen some story bits from video footage, but for the most part I think Valve has done a good job at teasing but not spoiling. Once I finally beat it I’ll do my best to avoid posting anything that could be considered spoilery just in case any of you reading this are as anxious for it as I am.