Still Alive - JoCo version





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Uploaded on Jan 24, 2010

Some of you on the Internets seem to prefer the version of this song with Jonathan Coulton singing rather than GLaDOS. We here at Spiffworld aim to please.

This song was written for the popular computer game Portal by Valve Software. In Portal, players solve a series of puzzles using an experimental portal-shooting gun, while a slightly unhinged computer AI named GLaDOS spurs them on with promises of cake (which may or may not be a lie). The song is sung at the end of the game by GLaDOS, whom (spoiler alert) players thought they'd killed in the game's climax.

While this is easily the most requested song that people have asked me to make a video for, I figured it would never happen. The song is so perfectly suited for GLaDOS and Portal that I couldn't imagine it ever making sense in WoW.

But then I thought, who else would sing a song gloating about being still alive no matter how you tried to kill him. And then it all fell into place...

Not all of the shots in this video are mine. Some come from the in-game Wrathgate cutscene, and some from the Patch 3.3 trailer, both made by the talented team at Blizzard. I know it's not exactly kosher to use someone else's video in your video (especially without asking), but their stuff fit so perfectly and there was no way I was going to be able to get those shots myself, that I figured I'd go for it and pray no one got too mad.

Special thanks to Haley Booth, my co-creative director on this project.

The song at the end of the video is Jonathan Coulton's soft rock cover of Sir Mix-a-lot's "Baby Got Back".

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