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The official Portal 2 thread!

Discussion in 'Games' started by qubit, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. AphexDreamer

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    Is it sort of like a Folding@Home type thing? By which I mean do you need to keep the game client running o_O
  3. AphexDreamer

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    Even with max users playing someone calculated it would take 3.8 days to complete the task and get an "early release".

    Its a great strategy by Valve to get people to buy the games/reason to play em.
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    lol so it's basically just a money trap?
  5. AphexDreamer

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    I'd say so. While it is possible to get it early they aren't lying about that. It would just take an extreme amount of effort and time from Us to get it early.
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    If it greatly increased sales of the Potato Sack, that would be really good for the indie developers.
    I'm okay with that.
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    They release it early yet?
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    Nah .. still 91.5 hours to go.
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Portal 2 is great :rockout: Stephen Merchant voice acting as a droid is brilliant. The game is VERY funny, just like the first one. Saying things like "up ahead could be instant death, but heres some instrumental jazz!" (then jazz plays over the speakers) :roll:
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    thanks for that, your posts telling us all how great a game is before any of us can play it are always appreciated :roll:
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    Can you sync it with your Steam account? How does that work exactly? Did you get Steamworks working? Or you on Xbox?
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    LOL, sorry dude. It's really good and I had to say something :)

    I'm running the 360 version, not PC :( I picked it up early ;)
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    I wonder if "early" Pick ups of the PS3 Version could give one infinite PC steam copies?
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    no sorries, just joshin :) i'd do the same i believe ...

    how would they do that? you get the pc copy by linking the game to your steam account. it either wouldn't link yet, or it would and you'd get one copy. i don't see where infinite could come from?
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Test results in: you're a horrible person! That's what it says, a horrible person. We weren't even testing for that!

    LMFAO!! :roll:
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    "You monster"
    Gotta love GLaDOS. :D
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    well everyone halping with the ARG effort to unlock portal 2 early is a little disheartened as we completed the bar for the wonderful end of the world and we only brought the time forward 50 minutes :/

    Current theories are that it may multiply as we get a second complete, then a third so it goes 50 mins>1hr 40> 2hr 30 etc OR that each game has a different time based on how easy it was to fill the bar - we have been targetting the easier to fill bars until we can find out how it works.

    Either way portal 2 aint coming for a little while.

    The other option of course is that Valve is a massive troll (TMM in proportion) and will only cut 50 mins per game, so if we put in a ton of effort we'd only get it like 12 hours early :p

    On a positive note I've been focused so hard on getting the damned potatoes in the games and playing ones we've decided to focus on that I'm not noticing the time I am spending without portal 2 in hand.
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    I'm glad to see the community is actually focusing on certain games, however I don't really care to actually buy the magical potato sack, as I cannot afford. I played Killing Floor and got the potato though, would play the others if I could! Portal 2 is preloaded so I'm set till the 19th, or 18th or whenever.

    EDIT: Nvm I caved and bought the sack.
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    50 minutes? Try (atm) 13 hours ahead.

    http://www.gamingmasters.co.uk/portal/

    My guess is a mid to late Sunday.
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    Wow lol. I can't believe it, this tactic actually works! Almost everyone I know has gone out and bought it. Me personally, I already own the games from the Potato sack I want to play. So i'm not buying it.
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    I mean the games are good, and I was on the edge when I saw the sack and I was like, can I afford or should I get more parts for my Colt 604... Well I think Valve decided for me. Also, I don't expect this to ever release early knowing Valve, but at least I get to talk shit about how I helped.


    BTW:

    Everyone better be playing 1... 2... 3... Kick It! That is the target currently.
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    Well I caved in and bough it. :banghead:

    I just realized... Glados@home (Reference to Folding@Home).
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    My games folder is getting big... Really big. I don't even have that many games.

    [​IMG]

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    My goal tomorrow is to get all 36.

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    Pre-ordered on amazon for 34.99 0_0, just half and hour ago.

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