by: Kyle Palantine
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 4/17/2012
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An exhaustive guide to finding the best places to listen to and download Portal game sound clips!
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Windows to Seoul
Portal is a game with a lot of character, even if it doesn't have a lot of characters. It's atmospheric, immersive, challenging, innovative and humorous. So what if you'd like to add a little more Portal to your life? Well, you could build your own portal device, good luck with that. For starters, you'll need a viable power supply, and I know for a fact lemons won't work. Now limes on the other hand...
While you're mulling over the finer points of citrus fusion, maybe you'd like to listen to some Portal game sound clips and relive what got you started down this crazy road? I took the trouble of looking them up for you. No, no need to thank me, Portal game sound clips are my reward.
However if you really would like to thank me, perhaps you could give me royalties on that portal gun patent? Just a thought.
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A perpetual hit with Portal fans is GlaDos, the increasingly unhinged AI that guides then goads you through the course with her electronic ranting and baked goods based deception. Now you can hear some of her best quotes, which it was all too easy to miss the first time round, what with all the portals and such.
Soundboard.com should be any GlaDos fan's first stop for samples of her, as well as playing the clip directly, you can download the samples to your computer or embed them elsewhere:
Another great place for GlaDos samples and other Portal game sound clips is Audiomicro.com; you can stream samples direct from the site as well as download them as basic files or as ringtones, though anything beyond simple streaming requires registration with the site at the very least:
So by now, you've probably had your fill of Portal clips. If you haven't then you have a problem. A problem other than the obvious one, that you haven't had enough Portal clips. Well I'm going to help you with your little problem, and later on, I may call on you for a favour in return. You owe me.
Revisiting Soundboard.com, we see that they have yet another large collection of clips from Portal. These sounds range from more GlaDos clips, to various samples from the gleefully violent, yet understanding turrets to the unexpected and eminently catchy Portal credits song, "Still Alive".
Entertonement.com has a selection of Portal samples, though they mostly seem to be cuts of "Still Alive" for use as a ring tone and the companion cube speech:
By now you've no doubt had enough Portal mp3 samples to last a life time, or at least until your next fix. Perhaps if you'd got on with constructing that handheld portal device like you originally planned instead of wasting your time listening to samples, you'd be able to hear portal sounds whenever you pleased.
You watch yourself though, eh? This is a slippery slope you're on; first you're listening to clips of hilarious Portal related shenanigans, the next you're affixing blue and orange port holes to your house and making "bloop" noises every time you enter a room. I know, I've been there.