What's this? More random Portal videos? It looks like fans can't get enough of that kooky puzzle game, so GameSetWatch has compiled a list of their ten favorite covers of the Portal theme song, Still Alive.

Keep your eyes out for the acoustic version, played by Jonathan Coulton - the composer of the song itself.

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4. The Revenge Of Vocaloid

Wait, we're not done with Hatsune Miko - here's a Japanese-language cover of 'Still Alive', also done with the Vocaloid 2 synthetic voice software, and actually replete with some nice vibrato, slide, and delicate vocal phrasing, I reckon. Great job, if no actual accompanying video to speak of.


3. The Devil Music Version

Possibly the strangest of all of the versions on YouTube, this has a simple logo screen and the song played backwards, for no discernable reason. However, it sounds much cooler than one would expect, and there's a rash of inevitable comments insisting GLaDOS is saying rude, (even more) diabolical things only now revealed by the backwards spin. Suuure.


2. The Song, 'Covered' By The Auteur

OK, this is somewhat cheating, but here's Jonathan Coulton himself appearing on the AT&T Tech Channel (!), with a beautifully simple version of 'Still Alive', just him, acoustic guitar, and a grinning idiot eating cake.


1. Still Alive On 8080

Linked quite a bit recently and topping our largely random chart, this version geeks out in style: "Everything on the terminals and sound is controlled by an Intel 8080 Microprocessor at 2MHz. The sound chip is a MOS SID (From a Commodore 64)." And yes, the source code is available.
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  • 0
    Storm Jan 20, 08
    How did I miss this article? xD I <3 the last one. 'Still Alive' backwards, eh?...diabolical GLaDOS.
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    Play ISDF Jan 20, 08
    Lol, great lil article. The people who did the video in first place must have put quite a bit of time into that I'd imagine. Also, the backwards video was great too.
  • -2
    m xdogz Jan 21, 08
    Backwards video was every cool.
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    m xdogz Jan 21, 08
    Backwards video was every cool.
  • -2
    m xdogz Jan 21, 08
    Backwards video was every cool.

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