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Portal 2


OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: http://www.valvesoftware.com/news.php?id=3559

Some other links:

http://gameinformer.com/mag/portal2.aspx
http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archi...2-For-Two.aspx
http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archi...-revealed.aspx

ps. CO-OP

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The Portal 1 update mystery can be followed in this GAF thread: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=388976

They're keeping the OP updated with developments so you don't have to trawl. Be warned, there may be spoilers if you're planning on playing through again for the new stuff. Contains links to all found images, audio etc. Stuff is still being found too.

Then there's the Portal 2 announcement thread: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=389380 ...no juice in this OP yet, but keep an eye on it for clues as well.

Any further updates from Kotaku etc will be posted by Jrod.

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Anyone else notice the unusual underlined letters in the Valve press release which gives you:

dr attmann h0nee

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Gaf says it's linked to this: http://pastebin.com/stHSgY2V
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Hmmm very interesting... has anyone cracked that yet?
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Not that I know of, but I've updated the OP with some links to watch.
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This has made me want to play portal.

Should I go find the orange box on xbox, or just grab the game from the xbl arcade for 1200 points?

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hiphop mixing is where its at. 30 second snippets. 100+ tracks an hour. just scratch the shit out of a record between em and smash the cross fader like OJ treats a white girl.

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Hmm, tough call. Orange Box will only cost about $25 if you shop around on ebay/playasia (I got a Korean version, the only difference is some text on the sleeve). But the XBLA version of Portal has a heap of bonus levels.

I say buy it from XBLA for instant gratification, then pick up the Orange Box cheap later on. You'll want all that before HL3 comes out. I ended up with both. Sadly you won't get all this new mystery stuff, that's PC only. So I bought that version too. :/
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Well I stocked up on MS points yesterday (traded in my PSP which has sat unused for over 6 months) and picked up 6000 MS Points and ODST, and there was still a small amount of credit left so grabbed Tabletennis and one of hte arcade packs with 5 arcade games (Uno/Pacman included).

Might just grab it of xbl in that case. (also blew a bunch of points on Chime / Carpacks for forza 3 / Virtual on OT)

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i'd say get XBLA Portal and Orange Box... XBLA has pretty much double what the OB version has in terms of content... but you definitely don't want to miss out on HL2 ( plus episodes) if you haven't already played it... also, TF2 has a pretty big online community on XBL if you like MP FPS... you can always get a game and IMO it always feels pretty lighthearted and... "fun" *SHOCK HORROR!!!*
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Hmmm.... so fired up Portal on the lappy. I haven't finished it on this machine before.
The achievement is in the list, but the radio light isn't green on the first room, nor is the first transmission location active. I'm thinking you need to complete the game before this achievement is available???
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Can't wait. Crosses fingers that this one takes longer than the 5 minutes the last took to finish. Also hoping promises of punch and pie instead of cake, more ppl will come if there's punch and pie
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Hmmm.... so fired up Portal on the lappy. I haven't finished it on this machine before.
The achievement is in the list, but the radio light isn't green on the first room, nor is the first transmission location active. I'm thinking you need to complete the game before this achievement is available???

did you start a new game? i dont think you can load an old save and have the new content work
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The fact that Portal 2 is announced might mean we get Episode 3, which is all I fucking want.
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Some details posted on GAF from the Game Informer article. There aren't any real spoilers in it, but I've spoilered it in case you want to avoid the hype and see the game with minty fresh eyes.

Spoiler:

- Portal was a 'trial'. Size and assets specifically kept minimal. Had no idea it would be this popular.
- Portal was a 'test bed', Portal 2 is a 'game'.
- GlaDOS returns as the antagonist.
- Chell returns, and we play as her.
- Portal 2 takes place a long time after the original. Hundreds of years, in fact. The complex has overgrown.
- Those orbs seen at the end of Portal are personality orbs. They've cornered off sections of the labs as their own, and are concerned about the decaying state of the complex.
- The opening sounds fucking awesome. Im a bit shitty I spoiled it for myself.
- Portal gun remains unchanged.
- Physics will now be part of portal puzzle solving. EG: A vent that sucks air in can be combined with a portal to 'suck' from a different location.
- "Paint" mechanic, various liquid substances that cause some reaction. For example, in the demo shown a orange substance on the floor caused Chell to be propelled upwards. Using portals you can apply these 'paints' to other areas of the level for puzzle solving.
- Reflection cubes will allow Chell to reflect lazers for various puzzles.
- The co-op campaign will have you playing as two bipedal robots. The like to hold hands.
- Splitscreen for people playing on the console, and 'picture in picture' available for those playing remote co-op (eg: PC). This allows you to easily communicate with the other player and combine efforts for puzzle solving.

Good luck not clicking that.

Semi related thing of interest from from late 2009:

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...first person puzzler/platformer/shooter from a group of hard working students at digipen (the industry foundry that spawned the narbacular drop/portal team, amongst others) calling themselves 'tag team'.

...get in on it now, even if only to brag about playing it first when the team is snapped up and producing content for the next 'orange box'.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=348247
https://www.digipen.edu/studentprojects/tag/

Looks like that's exactly what happened (to the idea, if not the team). Good call, random forum person.

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Good luck not clicking that.

yeah i failed pretty quick.


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Gruso, did you stop to blink yesterday while playing Orange Box?
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I was well impressed, I think I turned my box on about four separate times during the day and you were caning it for all of them. Respeck yo!
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The fact that Portal 2 is announced might mean we get Episode 3, which is all I fucking want.

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Reminds me of when Gurso first got his XBOX and played GTA4 for about 6 months...
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Game informer article scanned.

http://zeiya.imgur.com/portal_2

Warning: Remember the dude whose summary I posted above said this:

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The opening sounds fucking awesome. Im a bit shitty I spoiled it for myself.

[edit] I just skimmed it, and decided I'm not going to read it. It's got way too much stuff in it. Media blackout starts now.

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im joining you on that grusNO

will ignore all portal 2 related media until i get the game & start playing. And then i'll keep ignoring it until i finish it, or at least get stuck somewhere and need a hint.
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Quote:

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Semi related thing of interest from from late 2009:

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...first person puzzler/platformer/shooter from a group of hard working students at digipen (the industry foundry that spawned the narbacular drop/portal team, amongst others) calling themselves 'tag team'.

...get in on it now, even if only to brag about playing it first when the team is snapped up and producing content for the next 'orange box'.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=348247
https://www.digipen.edu/studentprojects/tag/

Looks like that's exactly what happened (to the idea, if not the team). Good call, random forum person.

Confirmed.

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The student team behind DigiPen project Tag: The Power of Paint has been hired by Valve, the studio has confirmed to Shacknews.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/62689

Media blackout starts now.
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...starting now.

...or now.

Spoiler:
...now.
Spoiler:
...right now.
Spoiler:
Wait one more thing.

Spoiler:
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Harsh. I hope someone posted it on GAF. Fat Gabe jokes win you a permaban there.
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While I appreciate pointing the finger at Gabe and laughing, why would he make a portal out of the room that the cake was already in?

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So it's got nothing to do with him getting stuck in the portal?

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