Feeds

Life-size Portal gun to shoot onto shelves soon

Hole in the wall

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Despite the fact they generally sit on the mantlepiece as a decorative reminder of where one's interest lies, replica weapons are a big business and gaming enthusiasts are an eager audience to target.

Fans of Valve's Portal franchise are the latest group in sight. They're being pitched with this 1:1 scale model from the series.

The Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device

The Aperture Science Handheld Portal gun, from popular Japanese replica manufacturer Neca, won't open holes through your walls, floors and ceilings, but it'll still be a blast to own one.

It even glows blue and orange depending on which space-hopping door you choose to imagine yourself creating.

The Portal gun can be yours for ¥16,000 (£131). The company started taking advance orders this week.

That may seem a lot for a weapon that would struggle to cause any kind of damage, but you can bet your bottom dollar that it could be used to startle any burglars into leaving a rather smelly DNA depositary behind as they dash for the window in which they entered.

Or maybe not.

The Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device

The Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device starts shipping in April. Holy moley. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
Dragon Age Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...
Bioware's fantasy forces in fine fettle
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.