Live Portal skit triggers our slow clap processors

Good games inspire good reviews, but great games inspire wicked-cool fan tributes. True, this theatrical re-enactment of Portal fromFanime Con 2011 (opens in new tab)may not be as technically complex ashomemade personality cores, or even as slick as theshort filmwe posted yesterday, but it does involve talented geeks doing what they do best, which is really what true fan art is all about. Now, about those frilly portals...

The skit was performed by the group Ninja of the Night (NOTN) during the Masquerade performance event at Fanime 2011 in California. It won the seasoned cosplay troupe the 'Most Dramatic' award, and has since gone on to fetch a decent number of views on YouTube.

NOTN other works include live homages to Pokemon, Silent Hill and Kingdom Hearts – all of which have been collected for your cosplay viewing pleasure at theironline headquarters (opens in new tab).

June 1, 2011



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Matt Bradford wrote news and features here at GamesRadar+ until 2016. Since then he's gone on to work with the Guinness World Records, acting as writer and researcher for the annual Gamer's Edition series of books, and has worked as an editor, technical writer, and voice actor. Matt is now a freelance journalist and editor, generating copy across a multitude of industries.