Portal 2 early release?

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  1. Wizerzak
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    On Steam's Portal website, aperturescience.com, there is now a countdown clock set to hit 0 at 6:50 GMT. What could this mean? Is it an early release of Portal 2? This idea could be supported by the fact that we got to pre-download the game early.

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    NEW Help Release Portal 2 early - could this be real?
     


  2. Feels Good Man

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    This was in my blog.

    I'm guessing Portal 2 would be part of the ARG. Or Portal 2 will unlock when the last ARG is solved.
     
  3. Originality

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    I wonder about it. I've seen a number of sites-that-must-not-be-linked that have started putting up posts for the console version of Portal 2. I haven't tried downloading it myself yet because I figure it's probably just a fake, but still... is the official release just around the corner?
     
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    Man I only pre-ordered on Gamestop because I have so many gift cards. I'm not sure if they would release it early though? It's still dangerous to piss off retailers even in the digital age.
     
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  6. Wizerzak
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    I sure hope not cause i don't have all those games.... that would be unfair...
     
  7. injected11

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    Valve clearly cares, as one of the clues in the ARG was placed I think it was in the Netherlands, outside a shop, and the only way to reach them was to climb 10 feet up some sort of pole pole onto a storefront on a busy street. The only hints were a sack of potatos and an arrow carved on a potato pointing upward. Could you get at that either?
     
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    Leaks of physical media isn't surprising. You have to manufacture those a month in advance to produce and ship to retailers. Whether Valve would piss off Gamestop/Bestbuy and digitally release their game earlier than on retail is a gamble.

    Also shouldn't the topic title be changed. It's REALLY misleading at this point.
     
  9. Wizerzak
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    That's a good point, maybe they'll release it early because they know there's already a leak.
     
  10. FireGrey

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    my friend already has portal 2 :S
     
  11. Wizerzak
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    wha.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] how is that possible...??? unless you mean Xbox version... [​IMG]
     
  12. FireGrey

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    nope, steam.
     
  13. Wizerzak
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    wait, do they work for valve or something???
     
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    Source? If you saw him "playing" it while looking at the Friends window, he's probably made a "mod" with the same Steam ID as Portal 2, and the same name.
     
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    >.> nvm it is portal 1...
    i thought it was number 2 they had but i was wrong
     
  16. Wizerzak
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    whew, thought i was missing something there...
     
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    When the countdown finished...

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    And then redirected to here.
    http://www.aperturescience.com/glados@home/

    It appears to be saying that the more people buy/play the games, the faster the boot sequence will be. As usual with viral marketing this only half makes sense, since boot times are usually a limited by storage media, not processing power... if the boot image was compressed it'd need to be uncompressed, but you'd need a lot of RAM to need to do that much uncompression on boot.
     
  18. Wizerzak
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    After a bit of googleing i also came across this which seems very, if not too, obvious...

    edit: rydian beat me to it. but i can't understand how the timer has already finished for you... i've still got 1 hour 31 mins left...

    edit2: nvm just refreshed the page and it seems to have finished early.... maybe that new page is just a red herring and something else will happen at 6:50 sham i'm not gonna be here, have to go out.
     
  19. Feels Good Man

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    Well, it's up for preload already soo....
     
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