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Quantum Conundrum

More or less every review I’ve seen of Quantum Conundrum has had a disclaimer at the start, in which the reviewer promises to refer to Portal as little as possible. It’s easy to understand why this is – it’s Kim Swift’s first big project after Portal itself, and it seems only fair that it be judged on its own merits. And yet, when reviewing a first-person game in which the player solves a series of increasingly mind-bending puzzles, often involving the manipulation of cuboid objects onto circular buttons, while being alternately lauded and insulted by an omnipresent narrator who doesn’t always have the player’s best interests…

Chet Faliszek Interview

Chet Faliszek is a writer at Valve Software and one half of the legendary Old Man Murry (sadly no longer updated). He has had his hand in the creation of the Half-Life 2 Episodes, Left 4 Dead, and both Portals. Chris and Craig tracked him down at the Eurogamer Expo for a chat about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the upcoming successor to the most popular tactical multiplayer shooter of all time. We’ll be previewing the game in detail as soon as the beta begins: the version we played was running on a PS3 and limited to a couple of rounds of…