Nerd Music: The Portal Credits Song

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My brain is experiencing another spike of interest in Jonathan Coulton, the nerd-singer-songwriter responsible for, among other things, “Code Monkey” (about office misery) and “re: Your Brains” (about office workers-turned-zombies). The video embedded below plays as the closing credits of Portal, and even though I’ve never played the game (I’m happily mired in the middle of Half-Life 2), and the song consists mostly of in-jokes and references to it, I find it eerily mesmerizing:

I was going to accompany this post with a list of the top 5 video game closing credit sequences. But I couldn’t think of any, except this one, that didn’t suck.

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