Team Fortress 2 action figures and life-sized Portal Gun hitting shops this summer

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We've seen some impressive fan-made Portal guns in the past, but they've been rare, costly one-off projects. Valve are giving us the chance to get hold of our own Aperture Science Handheld Portal Devices without having to burn ourselves horribly putting together an injection mould. Joystiq mention that, at Valve's request, toy manufacturers, NECA have put together a life-sized Portal gun. It'll hit the shops this summer with a $130 price tag attached.

There will be lights and those lights will change colour, but will it make the "pwung" noise? There's only one way to find out, and that's to buy at least five. Perhaps ten. Maybe more. More. MORE.

NECA will also be releasing a line of Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life action figures, a few of which were shown off at the NYC Toy Fair. The Team Fortress 2 wiki has a snap of the new figures, you'll find that below along with a few shots of that Portal gun. Baggsy the Heavy.

Minecraft Lego! MINECRAFT LEGO!

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Shut the shops down, people, Christmas is solved. Mojang have successfully pitched the idea for Lego Minecraft on Lego Cuusoo, a site that lets visitors vote on their favourite Lego prototypes. The sets aren't in full production yet, but the idea has been so popular that the Cuusoo site has been struggling to deal with the traffic since Mojang man Daniel Kaplan tweeted about the project.

Official Starcraft II hardware rates you as you play

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At E3, I had a chance to sit down with the head of Razer, Robert Krakoff, to talk PC hardware. The Starcraft II keyboard (the Marauder), mouse (the Spectre) and headset (the Banshee) are outrageously OTT, sleek, and pretty cool. But they have wider implications. If you want, they can display just how good you are at the game. Despite already owning a great mouse, a great keyboard, and a superb headset, I kind of want the set.