Portal: cake and companion cubeAs a Block, you’ve no idea the amount of joy it brings me to see the humble cube finally get its comeuppance. Not only does Portal make stars of the simple and six-sided, but now Joystiq has shown its proper appreciation by awarding it Game of the Year. It had some stiff competition from such Ryan-faves as COD4, Bioshock, and especially Rock Band, but is it any wonder Portal is my new favorite game?

-Ryan “Veronica’s Weighted Companion Cube” Block