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You'll Want These Portal Action Figures Next ChristmasThey're from ThreeA, so your loved ones will need the time to save up, but look at them. They'll be worth it.


We've seen these before in their unpainted prototype state, but these painted models are just to die for.


Still no word on a release date or price.


ThreeA x VALVe Portal [ThreeA]


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This Motion-Tracking Portal Turret Uses Your Webcam To Keep Intruders OutActually r4di0fly3r's motion-tracking turret probably won't keep intruders out. But it will startle them. And it will probably keep cats and dogs out from sheer terror of "OH GOD WHAT IS THAT."


You can download the software for your PC or Mac, or just run it off of the deviantART page since that didn't seem to work for me.


Interactive Portal Turret [deviantART via Reddit]


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Murraythis breaks out the Source Filmmaker to bring the internet a very Team Fortress Christmas.


Such great animation, and the Scout was the perfect choice to play the Christmas Eve sneak. He's such a dick.


Night Before Christmas... [YouTube]


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Behold, A Portal Gun. Signed By Valve.Let's say you're a Valve super-fan. I know I'm reaching somebody out there with that label. And you want to buy yourself something nice. Something Valve-related that nobody else has.


Forget lithographs or coffee mugs. You need to get this. It's a replica Portal Gun signed by the development team. All proceeds go to charity (Child's Play). And at time of posting, it's on eBay for a surprisingly reasonable price of $760.


Considering the worth of something like that to super-fans, and the place your money is ending up, that's a steal.


Portal gun replica, signed by Valve for GAAM & Child's Play Charity [eBay, via Gamefreaks]


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Team Fortress 2 Celebrates Christmas With... Godzilla Tributes And Giant Robot EngineersTeam Fortress 2 just got itself a big Christmas update. I'm so far past playing this game that the significance is lost on me, but hey, that giant Godzilla poster is awesome.


Mecha Update [Team Fortress 2]


Team Fortress 2 Celebrates Christmas With... Godzilla Tributes And Giant Robot Engineers


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Now The Bastion Narrator Can Announce Your Dota 2 GameOne of the neat things about Dota 2 is that you can download "Announcer Packs" that change the voice of the in-game announcer to any of a number of other characters.


This one may take the cake—Supergiant games has contributed a Bastion Announcer Pack to the game. I haven't used it, but it sounds like for $9.99, you can now have your Dota 2 game announced by Bastion's narrator Rucks. Which is amazing.


Bastion Announcer Pack [Dota 2 Store]


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2D Is Not A Type Of Game. It's a Work Of Art.Photography student David A. Reeves likes video games and movies with guns in them. So he's found an awesome way to combine all three, crafting intricate little silhouettes of game and movie scenes out of paper then taking photos of them.


If you think the results look a lot like Limbo, that's cool, he's got several images based on the atmospheric platformer. But his settings for Half-Life, Thief, Dark Souls and Aliens are pretty great too.


You can see more images, as well as some neat "making of" shots, below.


David Allen Reeves [Tumblr, thanks Crimegoat!]


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Bless map editors. They make wonderful things possible—wonderful things that normally couldn't exist.


MP1st brings our attention to Youtube user ShadowZack, who took it upon himself to recreate a few famous maps in Far Cry 3.


These maps hail from franchises like Call of Duty, Battlefield and Counter-Strike. The one above is Nuketown. Here are the rest:


Dust2
Wake Island

There is one more map to check out, here.


This looks really rad—if I was playing Far Cry 3 on PC, I'd play these. Alas, console gaming. I can't even take the HUD off my copy of Far Cry 3... not yet, anyway.



Battlefield, Counter-Strike, And Call of Duty Maps Recreated In Far Cry 3 [MP1st]


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Next Year, You'll Be Able To Buy Your Own Half-Life 2 Gravity GunSadly, it won't make the holiday shopping season, but toy company NECA's replica Half-Life 2 gravity gun will be available for purchase next Spring.


It's 1:1 scale, and as you can see from the prototype below, lights up as well. Since this is the same company behind the replica Portal guns, you could probably expect some sound effects as well.


1:1 Half-Life Gravity Gun Coming From NECA In 2013 [TNI]


Next Year, You'll Be Able To Buy Your Own Half-Life 2 Gravity Gun


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Valve Fans Create Gear So Good It's Officially Going In A GameLike it's done with Team Fortress 2, Valve recently reached out to members of the Polycount forums to see who could make the best gear for its DOTA 2 game.


The winners were announced over the course of last week, with the very best not only set to appear in the game's next update, but as is Steam Workshop policy the creators will all be getting a cut of paid download sales.


The overall winner was Danidem and Hunter's "Rider of the Storm" mount for Disruptor, but I'm quite partial to Sniper's chappish "Tally Ho" set as well.


Frostivus and Polycount Contest Winner – Best Overall [DOTA 2]


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