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    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
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    Welcome to the Sixth Portal 2 megathread, FP's and possibly the internet's largest collection of Portal 2 info and sweaty nerds.

    :siren:WE HAVE A STEAM GROUP!:siren:


    (OP Brought to you by Conro Corp)

    ————— Vital info
    - Portal 2 currently has a release date for American retail and Steam on the 19th, and European retail on the 22nd.
    - Portal 2 is a full game compared to the original, there is apparently 4 times the content.
    - Has separate Single-player and co-op multiplayer campaigns. The co-op takes place after the singleplayer, and involves 2 more portals, for more people scratching their heads simultaneously.
    - Valve has said that the game will not try to strengthen bonds with HL2, however one of the achievements references the Borealis, which may in turn reference the Half life story.
    - Portal 2 appears to be on a heavily upgraded source engine, one that certainly looks a lot nicer than the previous one.
    - Many new testing objects have been added, such as Faith Plates, launching you high into the air, and Gels, which let you move faster and bounce around.
    - You can preorder Portal 2 now from GameStop, Amazon and over Steam.
    ————— Stuff we all know so shut up about it

    Yes, there's a rubix cube version. Minecraft also says "woo facepunch!" We don't need to hear this again.
    ————— Latest news
    No black-hole device is complete without stylish boots to go with them. Landing on your feet has never been easier, considering you now have 50 pounds of metal attached to them.

    IGN showed us the start of the Co-Op story, highlighting the amazing return of the orange text monitors.


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    Further cementing the fact that I am better than all of you, Aperture has proven that robots are more trustworthy than humans. At least for a while.


    Gamestop made a shitty video for their shitty skin. Take the smart route and go Amazon.


    Aperture's automated marketing tech thought that it'd be a good idea to start bring attention to the fact that you can buy really expensive things from them. It's releasing one each week, four in all. The first one tells you how much you need a panel. Science isn't cheap.


    Shown here is the Official Strategy Guide for Portal 2, collectors edition. Desgined with the fact that most of us found out how to beat the game on Youtube, it gives you levels of walkthroughs, from "This'll work, right?" to "Did I take a wrong turn somewhere?" to "WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT DO I EVEN DO JESUS"

    At PAX we see the first 10 minutes of the game, along with some early 1900s chambers and Cave Johnson. Wii60 also forgot to get us all shirts.

    http://www.facepunch.com/threads/106...2-Achievements

    Achievements have been revealed (spoiler alert! Snape kills Dumbledore!)

    Intel's Razor controller is supported fully by the source engine, which is pretty cool. Though there hasn't been word from Valve on whether they'll integrate the PS3 motion controller, it may make an appearance in an update.

    September issue of PC Gamer with more Portal 2 info: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5

    New! (Old!) Footage from the GamesCom! (Now with the official version from Valve's YT)


    Valve has released HD versions of the videos showcased at E3:
    • Propulsion Gel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcf99_DZZew
    • Repulsion Gel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7V0HBwHfEw
    • Pneumatic Diversity Vent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOH6BprN9FI
    • Thermal Discouragement Beam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFRbGppLaUI
    • Aerial Faith Plate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE3B9uGnVlA
    • Excursion Funnel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oVpE40V9rE


    ————— News archives

    Portal 2 is coming to the PS3, along with the Steam Community!




    The Portal 2 press conference was canceled, only to be replaced by an announcement of an announcement of a big surprise, which was the announcement of Portal 2 on PS3. http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=946973

    The A.R.G. may be (isn’t!) IS still going! http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...-Still-Ongoing

    Well, it sounds pretty obvious: E3 was only a few months away, and the last finding, at the GDC conference, said "SUSPEND UNTIL E.E.E."...

    [release]A Valve executive said that the Portal ARG was created by the game's designers as a way to extend the story and there are some nuggets that still haven't been discovered.

    Speaking at a star-studded panel on connectivity in games at this year's GDC, Jason Holtman, director of business development and legal affairs at Valve, revealed that there was no marketing team behind the Portal 2 ARG. It was made by the design team on the game and was an effective way to extend the game world.

    "I had nothing to do with it, which I think was really important," Holtman said. "The genesis for the idea came from the people who were working on the game. They were thinking about the people who consumed Portal. They thought about it as part of the game. They thought about it as this experience where you're going out and talking about the game's world." There was not a marketing team working on it and separate team on the game. The designers really thought of it as an extension of the Portal universe.

    Holtman said that was ultimately why it was so successful. "We had 2 million forum views on that thread over the course of 8 hours trying to solve that puzzle," he said.

    He also mentioned an interesting nugget about the change to the end of Portal that went live last week. "We actually didn't decide to make that change to the original Portal until a few days before it went live," he said. Holtman pointed out that was a benefit to the open PC platform. Valve wouldn't have been able to push that change out so quickly to an Xbox or PS3 game.

    Unfortunately, Holtman was not able to tell any hints or secrets when I asked him during the Q&A session. But he did think that there is more out there to discover.

    "Some of it's been resolved. You never know," he said.[/release]

    ————— Portal ARG

    This is pretty old now, so for those who have either been living in a cave for the last calendar year or simply haven't been introduced to Portal or Valve, here is a rundown of what happened. OH SHI- IT'S BACK UP

    March 1st 2010

    A mysterious update is released for portal, named 'Transmission Received.' This creates a huge buzz among the community as the struggle to make out what has happened. Eventually though, it was found that radios had been scattered throughout portal that all, when brought to a specific area, played out either Morse code or SSTV, a way of transmitting pictures through sound. Here is what was found.

    Morse Code:
    INTERIOR TRANSMISSION ACTIVE EXTERNAL DATA LINE ACTIVE MESSAGE DIGEST ACTIVE
    9E107D9D372BB6826BD81D3542A419D6
    SYSTEM DATA DUMP ACTIVE USER BACKUP ACTIVE PASSWORD BACKUP ACTIVE
    BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP (L O L in literal morse code)

    SSTV images:


    The SSTV images showed a set of numbers that turned out to be a BBS login code (BBS stands for Bulletin Board system, or a way of sharing data between computers over the internet). The BBS contained memos from Aperture’s former CEO, Cave Johnson, and ASCII pictures of strange objects and symbols, of which can be found below.

    http://portalwiki.net/index.php/BBS_Resources_List

    At this point there was a lot of wild speculation as to what it could all mean, and what it was pointing at, until the next update came up a couple of days later.

    March 3rd 2010

    Portal was updated for a second time, this time changing the ending from simply fading out to this:


    Also added was a load of new info to the BBS, including a progress bar that was slowly rising.

    March 5th 2010

    The progress bar fills, and then GameInformer and Valve announce Portal 2. GameInformer also announce that they will be releasing new pieces of information every few days until April 1st, which are found below.
    • April Cover revealed, Portal 2 announced
    • From Narbacular Drop to Portal
    • Opening The Portal: Exploring The Game's Development
    • Writer's Block: Portal 2 Writers Roundtable
    • Portal’s Minstrels: An Interview With The Men Behind The Music
    • Thinking With Portals: Making A Portal 2 Test Chamber
    • Meet the Portal 2 team
    • Redesigning Portal: Valve’s Artist Speaks
    • Aperture Science: A History
    • Special Edition Podcast: Portal 2
    • Valve Studio Tour
    • Let there be cake
    • Art gallery


    Also found in the GameInformer issue covering Portal 2 and the articles were lots of the pictures that were in the BBS code, shown below.



    ————— Images


    Assorted crap we've gathered over the year.






    ————— Previous thread iterations

    Portal Update Megathread Mark VI-2 (The other one!): http://www.facepunch.com/threads/106...ne-you-ll-need.
    Portal Update Megathread Mark V (What happened to Mark III?!): http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=904084
    Portal Update Megathread Mark IV (Even more fucking radios!): http://www.facepunch.com/threads/903...hread-Mark-III
    Portal Update Megathread Mark II (Decoding the radios!): http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=903178
    Portal Update Megathread Mark I (Listening to radios!): http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=902578
    Portal Update Megathread Original (OHSHI AN UPDATE!): http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=902479

    ————— Links

    Transmission Received achievement walkthrough (Honestly it’s been a year why don’t you have it yet?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSqG-SmXriU

    Project Wiki: http://portalwiki.net/

    Portal 2 Website: http://www.thinkwithportals.com/

    Countdown to release: http://steamapps.g6.cz/portal/

    Thanks to Max of S2D for the previous threads and also some of the content in this thread. Thanks to Smasher for this nice OP that I completely stole.
    ————— Conro's List of Pre-Orderers!

    The guys and gals who join me in being some of the first to play this game. (If you aren't here PM me.)

    Name (steam id)

    Conro101(conro101)
    Tuskin
    Cows Rule
    poopiecrap(thelandofmagic)
    benji2015(benji2015)
    HALPMEIMDYING(GarretFuller)
    Political Gamer(ThePoliticalGamer)
    The Calzone [would like to inform the peasants he's better than them]
    Boomer678(Extreamtuber67) [tried to be all rebel with links but I'm a dick]
    Swiket(robothive)
    Xonax(Captainjack21)
    Jessecar96(jessecar96)
    ali3n92(Scorpius289)
    GnomeMan(73291) [didn't understand the difference between a Steam name and id]
    Ezhik(silverth)
    Tovip(tovip)
    TheTailor25(DaveSVK)
    Jojje(jojje975)
    huyu(huyu)
    MasterG(GMaster)
    Lexinator(Brotharot)
    Gilboron(Gilboron)
    Xehanort(DarkDustNL)
    Hatsen(Hatsen)
    Lordgeorge16(Lordgeorge16)
    Raptor_S(raptorgamer)
    TheWhiteFox1(oforoatmeal)
    Dr.HAXXXX(chris54494)
    koeniginator(koeniginator)
    Dj-J3(skippeh)
    fish puncher
    Midnight(lilBro')
    LarparNar(LooperNor)
    Omolong(omolong)
    JgcxCub(JgcxCub)
    KingKombat(kingkombat)
    RudeMcRude(RudeMcRude)
    Cheesedragon(Cheesedragon) [worked DAMN HARD doing YARD-WORK]





    Now let's get out and do some science!
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  2. Post #2
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    Yay.

    Media tags are broken by the way.
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    Facepunch's Resident Game Center CX Expert
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    November 2010
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    jump the gun a little bit there didn't you conro?
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  4. Post #4
    woolio1's Avatar
    November 2009
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    Alright! Let's get this show on the road.

    So... Who's hoping for a simplified hammer (Think Far Cry editor)?
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    I'd message a mod or put a disclaimer why this thread is so early.
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  6. Post #6
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    The countdown depresses me deeply, In 19 hours and 27 minutes, it will still be 40 days left until we get to play Portal 2.
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    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
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    :siren:This is early because otherwise I'd miss the lock.:siren:

    Sorry, but the old one was dragging along, we were almost done with it, and sorry for being early.

    Edited:

    jump the gun a little bit there didn't you conro?
    Yeah sorry

    Edited:

    I'd message a mod or put a disclaimer why this thread is so early.
    not that early but oh well

    Edited:

    Ok the fucking media tags better be fixed
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    s7uff's Avatar
    January 2010
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    Yay a new thread lets hope for some new information on Portal 2
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    1.21 GIGAWATTS!
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    Bit early...
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    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
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    Bit early...
    I get it, I'm early. Sorry.
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    1.21 GIGAWATTS!
    brandonsh's Avatar
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    I get it, I'm early. Sorry.
    Sorry, derp, page hadn't loaded, didn't see the other posts.
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    Yay a new thread lets hope for some new information on Portal 2
    Aside from maybe a demo, we probably won't get much info now seeing as we have not much more than a month until it's released.
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    The title is so Aperture Science like.

    I like it.
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    1.21 GIGAWATTS!
    brandonsh's Avatar
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    Thought you might like this improved(?) banner:
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    Stop posting in this thread until the other one closes.
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    Positive energy is space expanding, negative energy is space contracting. Or reverse?
    onebit's Avatar
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    Gonna buy 3 copies of this game. From amazon and gamestop because of the bonus skins and 1 from steam to play on day 1.
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    The thread title and header text don't match.
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    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    The thread title and header text don't match.
    oh hey

    time to talk to Maurice about this inconsistency
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    Paid for a title.
    Maurice's Avatar
    June 2005
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    appreciation would've been way better

    damnit
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    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
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    Compwhizzii fix the editing so it keeps tags intact or I will murder you
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  21. Post #21
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    I don't think he can because of his recent demod. IIRC.

    Edited:

    THATS NOT FAIR ITS SUPPOSED TO BE 5000+ POSTS NOT 4999 AAAAAaaaaah fuck it, I'll just watch another MLP episode to calm my nerves.
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    Sweet, I got the final post on the last thread.

    As I said, my dad pre-ordered Portal 2 in steam for me on my birthday
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    If you're going to buy me a page streatching title at least consult with me
    Dennab
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    I call the next megathread.
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    saddasta's Avatar
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    Hahaha no.
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    There will be none because we will have a megathread
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    Had it pre ordered for a year.
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    saddasta's Avatar
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    There will be none because we will have a megathread
    I think (if anything) We'll be having a subforum, not another megathread.

    Unless that's what you meant.
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    Meatpuppet's Avatar
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    I meant subforum
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    saddasta's Avatar
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    Well then.
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    Pilk's Avatar
    February 2010
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    OP is lacking many of the new screenshots and concept art.
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    wari65's Avatar
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    Can I get a for-sure release date? I've seen too many different ones.
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  32. Post #32
    saddasta's Avatar
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    Maybe read the OP again?

    Edited:

    OP is lacking many of the new screenshots and concept art.
    Don't think we need concept arts by now, really.
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  33. Post #33
    wari65's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Maybe read the OP again?
    I've seen ones different from the OP, such as the 21st.
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    I don't think the ARG info should be in the OP.

    Edited:

    Get the new Chell model in this thread.
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  35. Post #35
    Hi Jo
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    February 2009
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    I hope I will be able to play it this weekend at PAX East.
    Or at least see some cool videos of it.
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  36. Post #36
    Wowza!'s Avatar
    June 2010
    801 Posts
    Interesting...
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...ik-Wolpaw.html
    Would you consider elaborating on this person in Portal 2?
    Chet: We can’t really talk about that yet.
    Erik: There’s some ancillary stuff outside the game coming up that will answer that.
    Portal 2 comic?
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    If you're going to buy me a page streatching title at least consult with me
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    P2 will turn into a Bro game.
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    Hopefully done by the person who did the Engineer update comics and not the L4D comics.
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    Maybe put a countdown in the OP? Please?
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    saddasta's Avatar
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    Maybe put a countdown in the OP? Please?
    http://portal2countdown.com/
    It is my homepage.
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