Fan-made "Want You Gone" Portal 2 video is an upgrade from the original

Jonathan Coulton's end-game song “Want You Gone” for Portal 2 was a work of inspired geek genius. The static, orange-tinted video which accompanied it, however, was not. Thankfully, Portal fans are among some of the most creative in the video game community, and we now have a “Want You Gone” music video worthy of Aperture Science's approval.

The video was created by Portuguese Portal 2 fan Pedro 'tigerboyPT' Calvo. Describing it on his YouTube page, Calvo says his original plan was to simply feature GLaDOS singing the lyrics, but soon expanded his creative vision, noting, “I realized it needed something else; then I had the idea of making those little Portal 2 style cartoons, which was quite challenging and really fun to make. I also had fun searching for the flashing pics!”

This is the second Portal inspired music video to come from Calvo. Back in 2007, he used Alyx Vance from Valve's Half Life series to homage to Coulton's first Portal song, “Still Alive”. Feel free to sing along below:

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  • super0sonic - July 7, 2011 11:14 p.m.

    Hay thats great
  • minelbp - July 7, 2011 9:33 p.m.

    this isn't nearly as good as the original. I don't quite understand the attraction :S
  • ranzatsu - July 7, 2011 1:05 a.m.

    Valve, why aren't you paying attention to this sheer awesomeness? That was full of win.
  • Spybreak8 - July 6, 2011 11:09 p.m.

    I love the dedication.
  • Bantha_Fodder - July 6, 2011 10:37 p.m.

    great video, but I want Valve to release a comic showing what happened to Chell... did she find civilization? did she buy a house? how does she adjust to the outside world? does she have a job? the thing about Chell is that since she doesn't talk, you can assign whatever personality to her that you want. I thought of Chell as fun, lively, and a tad adventurous, but serious when the situation demanded it. I'd love to see someone like Chell dumped into, say, a middle-class suburb, just to see what her life is like.
  • V22Dreamcast - July 6, 2011 10:33 p.m.

    One word: Awesome!
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - July 6, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    hopefully this will be appearing on NME TV sometime soon...
  • mockraven - July 6, 2011 8:43 p.m.

    Nice music video! I can tell he did a lot of work on it and it really paid off. Kudos to Calvo!
  • therawski - July 6, 2011 7:42 p.m.

  • EnragedTortoise1 - July 6, 2011 7:35 p.m.

    O_o I'm still reeling from the sheer amount of win that was radiated from my computer screen.
  • DarkSynopsis - July 6, 2011 6:34 p.m.

    Wow... that was pretty damn awesome!
  • UsernameLoser - July 6, 2011 6:04 p.m.

    For some reason my computer won't show me any videos or flashes so I am currently preparing for my head to explode.
  • spawny0908 - July 6, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    Holy shit that was awesome!

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