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Gravity Gun or Portal Gun?

Last posted Jun 02, 2013 at 07:13PM EDT. Added Mar 21, 2013 at 07:16PM EDT
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The Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator is a very tempting option, unfortunately the Portal Gun + Boots combo is more attractive.

Last edited Mar 21, 2013 at 07:34PM EDT
Mar 21, 2013 at 07:23PM EDT

I’m just going to break the law of conservation of matter and the laws of physics with my ASHPD, thank you.

Mar 21, 2013 at 07:25PM EDT

Well the portal gun effectively covers the role of the gravity gun, that role being getting things from A to B.

Ill take the portal gun

Mar 21, 2013 at 07:55PM EDT

Portal Gun is overrated, it doesn’t work in sufaces that aren’t covered with moon-dust.
Gravity Gun can pick up shit and throw it around, from saw blades so yet another variety of deadly objects…
And c’mon, the fact that it comes with Gordon FUCKING Freeman’ crowbar is awesome…I mean, the boots are awesome too but they did what? Carry Chell until GLaDoS kicked her ass out of Aperture Science?
The crowbar killed thousands of headcrabs, zombies, hell even aliens, like the Combine, at the hands of the Freeman. That crowbar is beyond human comprehension, not every mortal has the oportunity to even touch of what it seems like an average tool, foolishly fools and uncultured creatures spitting on this god’s master piece.

Bah watever, still no episode 3…

Mar 21, 2013 at 09:22PM EDT

I can teleport, fly, and use telekinesis. I don’t need either of those things.

Mar 21, 2013 at 09:59PM EDT

>Gravity Gun
>Not pipe wrench or spore launcher

I’ll take the better ASHPD thank you

Mar 21, 2013 at 10:19PM EDT

With Portal gun, I could defend myself, travel great distances, banish people to the moon and autofell… I mean, long fall boots.

Mar 21, 2013 at 10:31PM EDT

The gravity gun. I’d be more likely to accidentally kill myself or someone I loved with the portal gun.

Mar 22, 2013 at 05:05AM EDT

Well both are pro-human testing but Umbrella is responsible for millions of deaths.

Mar 22, 2013 at 12:52PM EDT

Not sure…
The labs that burn their subjects after constantly lying about cake, or the company that caused the end of the world…
I’ll go with Umbrella, since it caused much more damage to innocent families. Aperture is evil, but easy to survive if you know the basics of the portal gun.

Mar 22, 2013 at 12:56PM EDT

Portal gun. Even if it needs special moon dust to work, so be it. Just set up an infinite falling loop portal and use it to create a troll physics unlimited energy supply, sell the profits, do whatever you want with infinite money.

You jelly, gravityfags?

Mar 22, 2013 at 04:43PM EDT

Gravity gun so you dont have to lift heavy shit

Apr 12, 2013 at 07:30AM EDT

Portal gun
I ASSume the gravity gun would be boring just picking stuff up
I guess you can use the gravity gun to pick up poop too

Apr 12, 2013 at 08:18AM EDT

Ernest Is dead wrote:

Portal gun
I ASSume the gravity gun would be boring just picking stuff up
I guess you can use the gravity gun to pick up poop too

You can also throw it far. And hold energy balls that disinagrate people. But according to the internet falling through portals is way better than disinagrating people.

Apr 12, 2013 at 08:48AM EDT

TheOpt1onal.2.0 (Limited Edition!) wrote:

The Portal Gun can work w/o moon dust. Happy?

Well, that hardly seems fair.

If we can use the portal gun without moon dust, then why can’t we supercharge the gravity gun without a confiscation field?

Apr 12, 2013 at 08:36PM EDT

Honestly, the comparison seems unfair. The portal gun and the gravity gun are two very different things.

The portal gun is used exclusively for transporting yourself and other things and if you are clever with it, it can proper objects over long distances or extend the range of ordinance.

The gravity gun is used exclusively for moving heavy objects and stacking things. It is far more weaponized as it allows you to attack people with random furniture. If supercharged, it can toss people around with extremely lethal force

The only role where the two items overlap is when it comes to bringing things closer to you. Since the gravity gun does that faster and can do it without white surfaces, I guess it wins in that regard. But otherwise the Gravity gun covers its own role of moving (or killing) things while the portal gun covers its own role of moving you.

I offer you guys a better comparison: The Gravity gun and the Magnet gun

The Magnet gun from Red Faction: Armageddon is much more comparable to the Gravity gun. Like the Gravity gun it is a device for moving heavy objects and it is very deadly about it.

Lets view the comparison table

Gravity gun    Magnet gun
– Manipulates gravity Yes Yes
– Strength of gravity   Moderate Incredible
– Helps you reach things easier Yes Yes
– Collection speed   Fast Slow
– Can tear down buildings No Yes
– Demolishes barricades Yes Yes
– Tosses people/objects around Yes Yes
– Limit of tossable object mass Average car mass     Unlimited
– Weaponizes random objects Yes No
– Collapses structures on people No Yes
– Throws people/objects through walls    Yes Yes


I find the Gravity gun is quicker for collecting objects while the Magnet gun is better at destroying things so there is still a difference but if I were to pick one over the other, I’d pick the magnet gun. Half life 2 would be so much quicker if you could just demolish every building in your path through ravenholm and the magnet gun is so much deadlier to vehicles than the gravity gun. With the gravity gun you gotta run around, picking up exploding barrels and throw them at gunships. The magnet gun can just anchor a gunship to the ground in two clicks to completely immobilize it

Last edited Apr 13, 2013 at 11:56PM EDT
Apr 13, 2013 at 11:41PM EDT


Magnets do not affect gravitational forces. In any way. They’re two separate fundamental forces, and magnetism (electromagnetism, really) is powerful, while gravitation is actually quite weak.

Also you can screw with the game config to make the gravity gun able to pick up anything.

And finally, how exactly does a magnet gun bring down buildings? That are presumably made of wood and/or masonry? Which are non-magnetizable materials?


Apr 15, 2013 at 08:17PM EDT


1. The Magnet gun is featured in a cyberpunk FPS game. All errors in logic are property of THQ and Volition Inc. Not my own. Do not berate me.

2. The Magnet gun is implied to be gravity defying since its properties go well and beyond the abilities of magnetism. The name “Magnet gun” is assumed to be just a name

3. Unofficial modifications to the Gravity gun disqualify it. We are making the comparison based on the weapons intended capabilities. The point is, the magnet gun needs no modifications to affect absolutely anything

4. How does it bring down non-magnetizable materials? Like this:

Specifically, it works by attaching two objects to any surface, one being an anchor and another being an attractor. The attractor is then pulled to the anchor with tremendous force, either through magnetism or some other way

Last edited Apr 16, 2013 at 06:24AM EDT
Apr 16, 2013 at 06:10AM EDT

Portal gun.
Because I’m Still Alive.


cringes at own awful joke.

Last edited Apr 18, 2013 at 06:17PM EDT
Apr 18, 2013 at 06:16PM EDT

GG = Crowbar
Portal Gun = Really?

Gravity Gun, just for the sake of hitting someone upside the head with a crowbar.

May 05, 2013 at 08:19PM EDT

Done with this account wrote:

GG = Crowbar
Portal Gun = Really?

Gravity Gun, just for the sake of hitting someone upside the head with a crowbar.

Don’t bump old threads please.

May 05, 2013 at 08:20PM EDT

I’m permitting bumps as long as the thread stays on-topic. Threads auto-lock if they get too old to bump.


May 05, 2013 at 10:48PM EDT

Portal Gun. I can out of any sticky situation with a portal.

May 06, 2013 at 09:26PM EDT

Im sticking with gravity gun, i meanyou can pick up saw blades and cut people in half

May 08, 2013 at 07:58PM EDT

In MY personal opinion, I think that the portal gun is about 1.7x cooler that the gravity gun.

First, look at them:

Next compare them:
Can create portals.
Can destroy the laws of physics.

Can lift heavy objects.
Can lift harmful substances (pure energy, etc.).
Can break the laws of gravity.

May 10, 2013 at 09:54AM EDT

Seriously bra, cut people in half.

May 10, 2013 at 10:32AM EDT

Black Mesa and Aperture Science made those two devices in a competitive race against each other.

Black Mesa sought to create a gravity-manipulator, and Aperture Science went ahead to create a literal wormhole.

Which is better, gravity-manipulation or portals?

I say portals, because they can get you anywhere and not kill you unless you screw up.
The ASHPD also has a short-field gravity-manipulation option, so that’s nifty.

May 10, 2013 at 10:56AM EDT

Well since traveling though a portal sounds like it could be a sickening experience I would choose the Gravity Gun.

May 10, 2013 at 06:46PM EDT

Portal gun, if I left my homework in my house, I would shoot a portal in my house and then ask a teacher if I didnt do my homework, and get it immidieatly.

May 10, 2013 at 09:26PM EDT

I think the only real problem with the gravity gun is its extreme mass. Alyx has trouble even lifting it, much less carrying it around all day. Even so, I think i’d prefer the gravity gun to the portal gun, mainly because i’m less likely to get myself killed with it. I would just have to bulk up and probably attach some sort of counterweight to the back to better balance it.

May 13, 2013 at 11:34PM EDT

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