The Top 7... inanimate objects

The perfect example. Mr/s Companion Cube literally does nothing, yet managed to ensare the attention of gamers with ease. Sure it helps that it's a key part of 2007's best game. Yes we're commanded to care for it by the ominous GlaDOS. But we didn't need to be ordered to love it - we simply did. Maybe it's the subtle heart decals, we aren’t sure, but something about it made everyone go nuts. See:

A gingerbread creation from

A plush cube selling for $365, as noted by Kotaku.

A massive cube auctioned for charity, eventually selling for $1,200.

This early adopter branded their ambiguous legs with both the cube and its counterpart, the cake of lies, as submitted to the aforementioned Kotaku.

Even Halloween was overtaken by Portal/Companion Cube love, as seen on Joystiq.

Bottom line - everyone loves Portal, and that means everyone loves the cube. But there was one item we just couldn't deny, and it had to take the number one spot. Chances are you'll agree...

So meaty: While we're on the subject of cubes, Unreal's meat cube managed to bring the GR offices to a halt when it first popped on the intertubes. All it does is flop around and absorb damage, but it's the primary reason we're eager for Gears 2.


Top 7


  • Cwf2008 - December 14, 2008 7:37 a.m.

    Companion Cube is a hundred times better than that dam shoe...everyone loves the Cube!
  • po0pdawg - December 24, 2008 2:59 a.m.

    were the hell can i find the meat cube
  • Pensuke - January 2, 2009 1:57 p.m.

    im still mourning over the WCC. *sniff* This article brings back some BAD memoriez. but its freakin' hilarious!
  • killemall - February 26, 2009 7:35 p.m.

  • bigpoppachain - August 1, 2009 1:44 p.m.

    lol voodoo i think ur friend is giving you hints
  • stuzimuzipuzi - February 2, 2009 7:58 p.m.

    do you guys love that car from street fighter
  • halifaxia - June 9, 2009 7:41 p.m.

    I love wcc... it's always number one in my heart
  • vigeoman - July 7, 2009 3:53 p.m.

    hahaha i love the shoe
  • kamikaz3e124 - July 26, 2009 5:58 a.m.

    As you see in this default picture here, the companion cube is still alive... playin on my X-Box 360. Me:"Hey, are you done playing yet?" WCC:"..." Me:"Darn..." Me:"Oh well, maybe next time." WCC:"..." Me:"Yeah I love you too."
  • Smeggs - September 17, 2009 6:07 p.m.

    Oh, the porn magazines, jesus that take me back. I rememeber putting them all over the ground, and then blowing up a gaurd. Another gaurd turned around "HUH? What's that noise?" He walks three steps, notices the magazine next to him, and completely ignores the fact that his buddy just rose to a higher plain of existence.
  • Burn - September 1, 2008 7:36 p.m.

    Love that shoe...
  • VoodooPanda - September 2, 2008 7:04 a.m.

    Hate the Companion Cube. My friend is obsessed with it. "It takes hits for you like a good friend would, you can use it as a step, and it will go anywhere with you without complaining." Thats his reasons why its awesome. But I think if it doesnt explode or shoot something then its useless to me.
  • iiscody - September 26, 2008 2:05 a.m.

    only the completely useless items are any good. WCC is my favorite. i played portal multiple times just to use it for 10 minutes. but all of the other objects made a huge impact on my life too...
  • NullG7 - September 29, 2008 11:28 p.m.

    I love that giant shoe I have played the game a few times just to hop around in it like the guy in the video
  • xReptar - October 26, 2008 6:34 p.m.

    I'm surprised the WCC wasn't first.
  • Nin10DOH - September 1, 2008 11:54 p.m.

    the box was the most important Metal Gear Solid item ever
  • kamikaz3e124 - October 26, 2008 8:06 p.m.

    I wish the WCC was first. I dont know why, but im obsessed with it.
  • thephntm - December 2, 2008 5:36 p.m.

    still laughing at the cosplayer in kuribos shoe!
  • FanofSaiyan - December 5, 2009 2:20 a.m.

    Ahh the smash ball, the "tide turner" of Brawl. There's no telling how many matches have been decided by who gets that precarious little orb.
  • FanofSaiyan - December 5, 2009 2:23 a.m.

    You'd think with all the Mario sports games, kart racers, party games, and sequels to the main series that they couldn't have Kuribo's Shoe make a single reappearance.

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