Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How to make YouTube videos fill up the browser (also, my last Portal-centric post) (I think)

1. I've been trying to figure out how to do this for an embarrassingly long time - - to make a Youtube video fill up your browser window (but NOT go fullscreen), modify the URL to include the modified url "watch_popup". So, instead of this typical url:

Type in this:

Read no further if you're suffering Portal fatigue and/or want to avoid Portal spoilers.

2. I used this newfound tool to make a few widescreen wallpaper-sized screengrabs of GLaDOS, Wheatley, and the turrets:

3. Speaking of Portal, go here to download a simple companion cube paper toy.

4. And if you think the puzzles are just too tough, you can watch a full playthrough of the single and multiplayer campaigns in HD here.

5. Finally, here's a wiki devoted to Portal 2 easter eggs.