Better late than never. My friend Michael got me hooked on the game Portal. I bought it on Labor Day, then binged on it all week.
On Friday, I beat it.
Portal is a dark, sick, quirky game. It's fascinating in that it's both nonviolent and yet disturbing at the same time. You're stuck, alone, in a test lab, which you have to make your way through, one puzzle room at a time.
While you do so, you're teased and baited by a malfunctioning, homicidal artificial intelligence named GlaDOS.
She promises you cake when you're finished. It's a lie.