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Portal 2
« on: June 02, 2010, 04:35:56 PM »
This is interesting: http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/705071/Valve-Replaces-Pre-E3-Portal-2-Reveal-With-Surprise.html

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"Dear Subject Name Here,

Aperture Science is pleased to inform you that we have partnered with Valve to announce the gala CANCELLATION of the June 14 Portal 2 event at the Regal Theater. The event will be replaced by a surprise. And even though the cancellation of the event certainly counts as a surprise, we are pleased to further announce that the cancellation of the event is not THE surprise. However, per International treaties regarding the definition of the word 'surprise', of which both Aperture Science and Valve are signatories, the time, date and content of the actual surprise will only become available as you experience the surprise.

If you'd like to ask fruitless questions about the E3 Portal 2 surprise or, more fruitfully, schedule an appointment to attend a Portal 2 screening at the Valve booth during E3, please contact Valve's Special Envoy to Surprises, Doug Lombardi.

Thank you for <<RECORD SCRATCH!!!>>

PS: The surprising record scratch is also not the surprise."
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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 05:07:55 PM »
Maybe it'll be Half-Life 2 Episode 3.




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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 05:13:17 PM »
whatever the case, I'm currently being amused by Apeture Science's history. It all started with shower curtains! http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/24/Aperture-Science_3A00_-A-History.aspx


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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 08:49:20 AM »
The surprise is going to be Portal 3.... The numbers are a lie!
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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 09:41:41 AM »
Duke Nukem Forever?



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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010, 01:52:15 PM »
Dammit...Missed this from 5 days ago: http://e3.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/705241/Aperture-Science-AKA-Valve-Delays-Portal-2-Until-2011.html

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Aperture Science (AKA Valve) Delays Portal 2 Until 2011

Such a headline inspires infinite sadness, but it's true: Portal 2 has been delayed until 2011. This explains why Valve decided to cancel their E3 press conference. I'll let Aperture Science explain.

Here's the release that Aperture Science (read: Valve) released to the media:

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VALVE ANNOUNCES MAKING GAMES IS HARD

June 9, 2010 -- Aperture Science, doing business as Aperture Laboratories LLC, in partnership with Valve today announced the successful completion of an ethics-review-panel-supervised release date restructuring process. Portal 2, the sequel to the ground-breaking title that earned over 30 Game of the Year awards despite missing its original ship date, is now targeted for a 2011 release.

Representatives from both companies acknowledged that public safety concerns factored into the decision. They went on to say that even though Portal 2 will arrive slightly later than planned, all life on earth won't instantaneously stop as every molecule in your body explodes at the speed of light, which is what would happen should a rip ever appear in the fabric of Valve Time.

"Also, the game will be even better," they added, missing an historic opportunity to create the first product delay press release to mention that a product is being delayed to make it worse.

To ask questions about how close we all came to dying, or to ask futile questions about the previously announced E3 ***PORTAL-2-THEMED-FOR-GOD'S SAKE*** surprise or, less futilely, to schedule an appointment to attend a Portal 2 screening at the Valve booth during E3, please contact Valve's delegate to the EU's Valve Time Studies Group, Doug Lombardi.

The final paragraph should put to rest any Half-Life 3 or Half-Life 2: Episode 3 rumors, too.


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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010, 01:59:45 PM »
wtf are they doing over there? Are they developing the first game controller that requires you to sit on your thumbs?


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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2010, 04:38:32 PM »
Okay, this is interesting... Steam's downloading updates for Portal, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, and Half-Life 2 right now.

Probably some innocuous fix like the last updates - but still, on this day...


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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2010, 04:40:52 PM »
wtf are they doing over there?
Left4Dead 3.


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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2010, 04:53:20 PM »
Hrm. General bugfix updates. Dammit...

wtf are they doing over there? Are they developing the first game controller that requires you to sit on your thumbs?

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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2010, 02:00:31 PM »
So the big surprise is that Portal 2 will be on the PS3 as well as PC and XBox 360...

Teaser was good, though: http://ps3.ign.com/dor/objects/64329/portal-2/videos/e310_portal2_trl_061510.html
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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2010, 03:19:07 PM »
So Portal 2 will be on Xbox, PC, PS3, and Mac? So basically, what is anyone's excuse for not getting it?


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Re: Portal 2 reveal at E3 canceled, replaced with a "surprise"
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2010, 08:21:38 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/qQLpU0T-Sow" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/qQLpU0T-Sow</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ebqdTFj9T2o" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ebqdTFj9T2o</a>

...Wow. Me want. NOW.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2010, 08:36:39 PM by TTYT »