People love Portal!
(FYI: Portal = popular video game from Valve software.)
Exhibit A: Recreation of the PC cases found in the game
Nick writes –
You’ve got a stock PC, but don’t have enough cash to build a new one. Well…Mod it! After seeing me play a little of portal, my wife liked the look of the Aperture Center computer cases. So I decided to turn my stock PC into a “Portal PC.” Enjoy!
Game reference or not, that’s a fine looking machine. – Link
and Exhibit B: The companion cube shaped tissue box
After playing Portal, I needed my very own companion cube, but didn’t want some cube cluttering up my desk. So after spending some time in the hobby store, I found a nice cube shaped tissue box holder, and thus my useful companion cube was born. – Link
Perhaps a game based heavily upon physics has a tendency to become physical?
Inspired by work seen here, Francis cooked up this neat weighted companion cube candle – complete with a how-to