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News 2011/08/25 19:28:25
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Yep, it looks like romance is still alive -- at least for the gaming community.

Gary Hudston promised his girlfriend of five years, Stephy, that he'd propose to her one day in a "geeky" and "unique" way. But no one was expecting this.

Stephy was just about done opening all her birthday presents when Hudston suggested they play some "Portal 2."

"She was confused at first, but played along as she knew I was clearly up to something," Hudston told Yahoo! Games. "She tells me that it crossed her mind that it might be a proposal but she decided that she was getting ahead of herself and that it was probably just an elaborate birthday gift."

How did Hudston make it happen? He reached out to the creators of "Portal 2" and the modding community to make his idea a reality. The result was an exclusive set of levels for "Portal 2" that led to a proposal voiced by the game's charming villain, GLaDOS.

"...She realized that GLaDOS was talking directly to her," Hudston said. "From that point on she was quiet, save for some muttered disbelief and, by the time GLaDOS was asking her the question, she was in tears. When she looked over to me I was already on one knee with the ring. Also in tears."

Wow. Talk about unique and sappy all at the same time!

Are video games a cool way to propose or is it too weird for your taste?
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  • vaidux11 2011/11/21 10:46:40
    Cool
    vaidux11
    That's a very original and sweet way to do it.
  • THE jaki 2011/09/05 22:15:13
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    THE jaki
    THATS SO AWSUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    awsum awwww
  • Jay 2011/08/27 20:55:08
    Too bizarre
    Jay
    What ever happed to the normale face to face "will u marry me"request. Now the woman has to contend with the electronic..(its a shame they might win)....=_=
  • cheaperthantherapy 2011/08/26 22:56:07
    Cool
    cheaperthantherapy
    So rad. To each their own, and if it means something to this couple, then go them.
  • Adam 2011/08/26 22:26:29
    Cool
    Adam
    +3
    I saw the video of the Mod being played...I teared up a little.

    Honestly, how is this any different from, say, a giant screen at a sporting arena, or any other incorporation of what 2 people love together into a proposal? Gaming in general is about choice. Every moment in a game, you make choices that effect the game state. Why not use that to underscore how important one of the most important choices you will ever make in life is?

    http://www.break.com/index/po...
    Start at about 6 minutes to skip the more game-like parts.

    Here we have a big company of game developers help one customer, one guy, one person in their community ask his wife to marry him. If you played the game, you would know the lengths that would have been went through to make this happen. Now there's maybe millions of gamers out there inspired by this couples love. How could anyone criticize that?

    Congratulations Gary and Stephy.
  • Independent Thinker 2011/08/26 22:19:14
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    Independent Thinker
    Very creative! Very romantic! Sounds like a wonderful guy. I especially liked that the girl went along even though she was suspicious--good for her! Great story! I would hope that my daughter marries someone like that and that my boys are so sensitive and creative too.
  • BigHairyBallsThatSlapYoFace! 2011/08/26 21:02:51
    Cool
    BigHairyBallsThatSlapYoFace!
    +1
    Truly awesomeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ 2011/08/26 20:42:28
    Cool
    Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ
    That was freaking amazing!
  • Witty1 2011/08/26 19:00:09
    Cool
    Witty1
    Way cool. It was creative, and was not your everyday proposal.
  • SkittleE 2011/08/26 18:16:51
    Cool
    SkittleE
    That's awesome. I want to marry a geek.
  • SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPengu... 2011/08/26 18:07:27
    Cool
    SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin 平和
    thats awesome!!^^
  • PDenoli 2011/08/26 18:03:02
    Cool
    PDenoli
    So... where's the video? Did this really happen?
  • mollylover <3 2011/08/26 17:52:22
    Too bizarre
    mollylover <3
    thats totally bizarre to proposes with video game. its kidda stupied you are supposed to proposes with a ring.!?!
  • NaruChan mollylo... 2011/08/26 18:27:19
    NaruChan
    +2
    Not every girl wants a ring, and video games are something she loves, so it was a great way for him to reach her through them.. Besides, who wants stuffy and traditional? IF a guy tried to propose to me with a diamond, Id go make him get a cheaper ruby ring... Because thats what I like. People are different..
  • Scott ヶ... mollylo... 2011/08/26 20:41:52
    Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ
    +1
    He had a ring also...
  • Paloma 2011/08/26 17:26:18
    Cool
    Paloma
    +1
    I think it's cute n.n
  • Lulila 2011/08/26 17:16:38
    Cool
    Lulila
    One of the coolest way's so far. :D
  • cateycat 2011/08/26 16:36:44
    Cool
    cateycat
    Its too bizarre for me but i m not really into video games. If the firl and guy are happy why not?
  • HipJipC 2011/08/26 16:35:48
    Cool
    HipJipC
    +2
    I thought this one was quite sweet, but check out this one which I thought was quite mean, although funny in the end.

  • PDenoli HipJipC 2011/08/26 18:01:19
    PDenoli
    +3
    And if he missed? Hmmm.
  • HipJipC PDenoli 2011/08/26 18:14:12
    HipJipC
    +1
    Not a pretty sight ewww
  • PDenoli HipJipC 2011/08/26 18:22:10
    PDenoli
    +2
    It's a hell of a punchline, that's for sure. I was thinking he was a real ass for putting her through this, but I guess he's a stuntman. ...so maybe he just wants to make sure she's can deal with this sort of thing?

    Or am I giving him too much credit and he's just an ass?
  • HipJipC PDenoli 2011/08/26 19:07:38
    HipJipC
    No, I don't think he's an ass. I thought that it was unique even though for a few precious seconds when she freaks it was mean. A lot of different marriage proposals have been done already and he wanted something that hasn't been done. Luckily it was a success and something none of them will ever forget and I think that was his goal.
  • JS 2011/08/26 16:25:44
    Too bizarre
    JS
    Not my taste but it obviously worked for them! So, who am i to judge?
  • 2735199 2011/08/26 15:31:16
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    2735199
    +3
    If he proposed like that to me, *I* would have married him... and I'm a straight dude.
  • NaruChan 2735199 2011/08/26 18:25:40
    NaruChan
    XD You. Are. A. Win :)
  • JDHARTLV 2011/08/26 15:15:08
    Too bizarre
    JDHARTLV
    Life is not a game.
  • Adam JDHARTLV 2011/08/26 22:12:07
    Adam
    Life is also not a ring.
  • AliceApeGrice 2011/08/26 15:09:00
    Cool
    AliceApeGrice
    Their geeks/nerds what do u expect? Let them have it!
  • Friskywhisky 2011/08/26 14:56:00
    Cool
    Friskywhisky
    Omg, that is SOOOO cute.

    GLaDOS should marry me. qq.
  • The heartless 2011/08/26 14:42:36
    Too bizarre
    The heartless
    +1
    Weird.
  • Resp The hea... 2011/08/26 15:05:53
    Resp
    +2
    You are right! They look like brother and sister!
  • The hea... Resp 2011/08/26 15:12:07
    The heartless
    +1
    I am? haha:) Yeah i agree with you!
  • Resp 2011/08/26 14:32:20
    Cool
    Resp
    Good for him and her. Did he wear a Mario Bros. costume?
  • 4dc 2011/08/26 13:46:52
    Cool
    4dc
    she seems to be ok with it
  • NicolineWeirdo-chanKnuth 2011/08/26 13:40:10
    Cool
    NicolineWeirdo-chanKnuth
    +2
    That's the most epic proposal, ever. O.O
  • skaterdude nicknack 2011/08/26 13:36:02 (edited)
    Too bizarre
    skaterdude nicknack
    +1
    Thats really weird!
  • PortaPocketGal 2011/08/26 13:27:51
    Cool
    PortaPocketGal
    if it suits them it suits them! who are we to say right or wrong.
  • Neo Goh-Vash 2011/08/26 13:02:07
    Cool
    Neo Goh-Vash
    +1
    Now that is an awesome way show your love and affection to someone else.

    It is more about matching a proposal to the characteristics of your partner. It shows you that you have a deep understanding into the mind of through loved one.

    Some people respond to flowers, others to volunteering of your time to a charity, some only to money.
  • USMCce 2011/08/26 13:01:59
    Too bizarre
    USMCce
    Low lifes

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