After the success of “Still Alive,” there should have been zero doubt in anyone’s mind that Valve would close its Portal sequel with another song penned by Jonathan Coulton. Because they did. It’s called “Want You Gone” and the video for it — and thus the game’s ending — is above. If you don’t mind spoiling yourself, feel free to watch it, but I’m not going to. I’m going to wait so I can experience it in game… which will be quite a while, because I can’t afford the game now and have zero prospects of buying it in the near future. So actually, I’m going to wait until the inevitable fan videos and parodies I’ll need to post to run an even slightly pertinent nerd blog make it impossible for me to not watch it, which should be… oh, tomorrow at 6:05 pm or so.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.