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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #50 on: 05 Mar 2010, 14:32 »

Its fun trying to decode it all. It's neat.

I feel like letting other people do all the work is sort of like playing a game and following a walk-through for it to a T. And that just wouldn't be fun.
Only in this case, the game gives you a lot of work for little reward and you can't tell when the game has ended.
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #51 on: 05 Mar 2010, 14:33 »

Hurray Portal 2.
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #52 on: 05 Mar 2010, 15:47 »

so in the steam annoncement of portal 2, there were a few characters underlined for some reason.

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that's the order they appeared in, and that's a zero, not a capital o.

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Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Left 4 Dead, Counter-Strike and Half-Life) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Portal 2 for shipment this coming holiday season.

Portal 2 is the sequel to 2007's Portal, which won 70 industry achievement awards.

For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com

anyone got the mad puzzle skill to work out a meaning?
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #53 on: 05 Mar 2010, 15:59 »

*whoosh*

that's the sound of you zooming past the last page, where that mystery was partially solved already  :lol:
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #54 on: 05 Mar 2010, 16:03 »

nuts.   i could have sworn this thread was already on page 2 when i read it last night.  damn page breaks.
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #55 on: 07 Mar 2010, 12:19 »

So in the co-op mode you play as a turret and a personality core. Those were the two robots in the ASCII image.
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« Reply #56 on: 07 Mar 2010, 13:56 »

Not only that, it's set centuries after the first Portal happened, and this time they won't be experimenting with something that'll last two hours, but you get a full-length game. Now that is going to be amazing.
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #57 on: 07 Mar 2010, 14:02 »

Centuries?
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #58 on: 07 Mar 2010, 16:21 »

2 of them
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« Reply #59 on: 07 Mar 2010, 17:19 »

Holy cow there is gonna be a coop mode auhguhgabauajgahg

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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #60 on: 07 Mar 2010, 17:21 »

Now that you mention it, those white turrets do look rather egg-like . . .
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #61 on: 12 Mar 2010, 10:43 »

look at what valve did at the GDC awards

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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #62 on: 12 Mar 2010, 10:45 »

That hex, BTW, translates to "SUSPEND UNTIL EEE" (E3)
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #63 on: 12 Mar 2010, 10:49 »

Gabe says it's, "Our best game yet," and promises a new song that will be everywhere.
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« Reply #64 on: 12 Mar 2010, 11:04 »

That hex, BTW, translates to "SUSPEND UNTIL EEE" (E3)

So we wait until june
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« Reply #65 on: 28 Apr 2010, 20:27 »

I've never played the 1st one but read the review in GI about the 2nd one and seems like a great game. I also read that the ending song in the 1st one was so amazing etc.. So i checked it out. Here lies my problem the song is amazing but i swear it sounds like another song that i just can't remember. The tune is just so familiar. Anyone else think the same thing or am I just crazy.
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« Reply #66 on: 28 Apr 2010, 21:28 »

Do you listen to a lot of Jonathon Coulton songs?
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« Reply #67 on: 28 Apr 2010, 22:03 »

nah thats not it. It sounds like either a late 80's or early 90's song. Just kinda driving me crazy right now.
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #68 on: 28 Apr 2010, 22:57 »

I think I'll buy portal this weekend,
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #69 on: 10 Jun 2010, 11:58 »

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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #70 on: 10 Jun 2010, 12:04 »

so pretty.  so very pretty.  It's a shame my computer would never be able to run it at speed if it was kept that pretty. 
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« Reply #71 on: 10 Jun 2010, 12:05 »

That actually disappoints me a bit, because I really liked Portal's sterile, shiny Apple aesthetic.
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« Reply #72 on: 10 Jun 2010, 12:10 »

really? i mean that was fine, but the first time you go through the wall and see the derelict environments outside the testing area blew my mind
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #73 on: 10 Jun 2010, 12:38 »

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

I am soooo excited now!!!!!
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #74 on: 10 Jun 2010, 12:58 »

so pretty.  so very pretty.  It's a shame my computer would never be able to run it at speed if it was kept that pretty. 

Haha you read my mind. I kept scrolling through those and all I could think was "...it's beautiful".
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« Reply #75 on: 10 Jun 2010, 17:10 »

so pretty.  so very pretty.  It's a shame my computer would never be able to run it at speed if it was kept that pretty. 

Well this is just concept art that's half in game and half painted over. I don't know if it will look that great.
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #76 on: 28 Jun 2010, 15:19 »

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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #78 on: 30 Jun 2010, 03:17 »

Waaaiit a minute. Look at this trailer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5THiN8szSKM

And compare 0:20 and 1:42. There's a companion cube on the right at 0:20, but at the same place in 1:42 there's nothing. Does that mean they cut the companion cube completely? They did say they didn't want to recycle Portal's gags for Portal 2.
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #79 on: 30 Jun 2010, 03:55 »

From about 1:00 in the first video I posted it shows a new kind of cube that's kind of companiony but also it diverts lasers.
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #80 on: 30 Jun 2010, 11:11 »

Yes, there's the regular cube and the pivot cube, but I doubt there will by anything cube-ish to get emotionally attached to. After all, now we've got Wheatley!
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #81 on: 01 Jul 2010, 17:45 »

Repulsion and Propulsion Gel

The ending of the Propulsion Gel video made my head spin
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« Reply #82 on: 01 Jul 2010, 20:44 »

Just as Portal was inspired by and co-developed by the creators of Narbacular Drop, this one is being co-developed by the dudes who made Tag (which should be pretty evident if you know what Tag is). Which once again demonstrates Valve's commitment to clever gameplay, supporting those who come up with said clever gameplay, and taking it to the next level.
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« Reply #83 on: 01 Jul 2010, 20:49 »

I really can't help but think that Portal 2 is going to make my brain bleed a little.
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #84 on: 21 Aug 2010, 10:49 »

A brief look into Portal 2's co-op

And yes, they do look a little like Bert and Ernie
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #85 on: 21 Aug 2010, 14:55 »

Glad I wasn't the only one who thought that.
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #86 on: 18 Sep 2010, 11:21 »

You can pre-order it now hugblaghfaugh.



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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #87 on: 18 Sep 2010, 11:28 »

Oh god I am excited I want it nowwwwwwww.
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« Reply #88 on: 18 Sep 2010, 19:16 »

"Ok look: we both said a lot of things you're going to regret"

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« Reply #89 on: 12 Feb 2011, 19:41 »

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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #90 on: 12 Feb 2011, 21:55 »

She's just taken the top of her jumpsuit off and now looks a bit more like the model they based her on (AlÚsia Glidewell) due to the tech being better

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« Reply #91 on: 12 Feb 2011, 23:15 »

Or maybe it's because they're treating this like a real game now.
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Re: The Epic Portal Update
« Reply #92 on: 13 Feb 2011, 00:24 »

Was it not before?
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« Reply #93 on: 13 Feb 2011, 00:39 »

Not really. Valve didn't know what the reaction to it would be so they threw it it into the bundle. They also purposefully kept it short in case it did not go over well.

They promised a longer game this time round and they're obviously selling it as a standalone title this time round.
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« Reply #94 on: 13 Feb 2011, 01:06 »

Ah, fair play.
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