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THE BUZZ: Young Vector Farr (yes, his name really is Vector, which is awesome in and of itself) is clearly a hardcore gamer in training. And his favorite games? Portal. He loves them so much that he had his father help him make a Portal themed bedroom/bathroom.

EGM’S TAKE: Aside from being adorable, this is actually an epic bedroom that leaves a few of us here in the office a little jealous that our dads didn’t help us make a Mario Bros. or Legend of Zelda themed room growing up (that and the fact the kid has his own bathroom).

The best part of the video (which is embedded below) though may come 1:10 in when poor Vector bangs his shin and he cries out “Glados!” as if it was the A.I.’s fault for making his room too difficult to overcome.

To see Vector’s Portal themed bathroom, you can click the link in the video, where he lovingly refers to it as his “Portal Potty”, with its Aperture Science labels all over it.

What do you guys think of young Vector’s bedroom? Do you wish you had a video game themed bedroom growing up and if so, which one? Do you still wish you had a video game themed room of some kind? Let us know with comments below!

Originally Published: July 19, 2011, on EGMNOW.COM

THE BUZZ: Dark Horse Comics, the publisher of comics like Hellboy and several titles that follow the Star Wars universe, will be teaming up with Valve to provide a hardcover volume of the comic book tie-ins that Valve has produced over the years for some of their most popular games.

WHAT WE KNOW: Titled Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories, the volume will be priced at $29.99 and be 304 pages in length. Due to be released on November 16th, 2011, the three games featured in the volume will be Portal, Team Fortress, and Left 4 Dead. When released, it will mark the second video game related property that Dark Horse will publish in as many months as October 19th will also see the comics publisher launch a 4-issue mini-series dealing with the Mass Effect universe.

WHAT IT MEANS: This is nothing new to see video game developers teaming up with comic book publishers to promote games old and new. Prototype, inFamous, Halo, and Gears of War are just some of the first and third party developed games that have had printed comic book tie-ins before. Even iconic figures like Sonic and Mega Man have their own monthly comics, so it is no surprise that Valve would want to showcase Chell from Portal, the Survivors from Left 4 Dead, and the various crazy character classes from Team Fortress. An extra plus for this hardcover is that most comics cost $2.99 for 24 pages, so 304 for $29.99 is like 25% off the cover price if these issues were all sold separately.