And as a side note: I think the ending of Portal 2 may have been the most emotionally meaningful experience that I've ever had in a video game. And, let's face it, I like me some gaming, so that's saying something.
* As distinguished from living inorganic beings. Just because artificial intelligences aren't made of meat, doesn't mean they aren't alive. Or, as it may be, still alive.**
** Yeah, that's an in-joke. What do you want from me?