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Portal 2. Reboot GLaDOS for earlier release!

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edited April 2011 in Games and Technology
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The Portal 2 test project is a new initiative from Aperture Science. It is a follow up to the hugely successful Portal test project. This new test is longer and features cooperative testing in addition to the already well known individiual testing. This time the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device is not the only element featured in the testing. There will also be propulsion and repulsion gels, excursion funnels and more!
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Shown here is Aperture Science opening it's doors for you!

The testing is open for users of PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 systems and begins on April 19th with it being available throughout the world in the following days.
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An excursion funnel being redirect by portals! Also shown is the Aperture Science turret.

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Who can test with who?
The Portal 2 test project is running on advanced systems, not all of which Aperture Science is in complete control of. This can prevent certain test participants from interacting with each other. Aperture Science is pleased to inform that users of PC, Mac and Playstation 3 can all perform the cooperative testing together, all thanks to the advanced Steam system. You can read more about how the Portal 2 test project for Playstation 3 interacts with Steam here. Test subjects performing the testing on Xbox 360 system can only attempt the cooperative testing with subjects also being tested on Xbox 360 systems.

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So is there an explanation as to why Chell is alive a few hundred years after the first game?

    Every preview just says something along the lines of "Chell is back" or "Chell returns."

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  • iamthepiemaniamthepieman Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Maybe chell was an android.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So is there an explanation as to why Chell is alive a few hundred years after the first game?

    Every preview just says something along the lines of "Chell is back" or "Chell returns."

    Replay Portal 1, they added a new ending which explains a bit of it.

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  • DeMoNDeMoN Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Why are the CDON skins about a million times better than the Gamestop ones.

    The gamestop ones look like they're wearing special needs helmets.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Here comes a new challenger! Winky face ;)Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Okay so

    I wasn't crazy about the first game at all

    I liked the idea of portals, and puzzles using portals, but sticking me in "puzzle rooms" is nine kinds of boring

    But Portal 2 is like an actual game, right? That's something I could get behind if it were true

    And naturally I'd get the PS3 version

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Hmm... those Gamestop pre-order skins don't look so appealing.

    Maybe Amazon will get some skins?

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  • DarmakDarmak Pree Ashma Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Fuck skins, I'd rather give Valve my money directly through Steam.

    edit: and now I'm going to replay Portal again, just because

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Okay so

    I wasn't crazy about the first game at all

    I liked the idea of portals, and puzzles using portals, but sticking me in "puzzle rooms" is nine kinds of boring

    But Portal 2 is like an actual game, right? That's something I could get behind if it were true

    And naturally I'd get the PS3 version

    The first Portal was all sorts of a game. Yes, it had puzzle rooms, but if you paid attention to your surroundings and listened to the computer, there was a very intriguing story behind it all.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Here comes a new challenger! Winky face ;)Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Okay so

    I wasn't crazy about the first game at all

    I liked the idea of portals, and puzzles using portals, but sticking me in "puzzle rooms" is nine kinds of boring

    But Portal 2 is like an actual game, right? That's something I could get behind if it were true

    And naturally I'd get the PS3 version

    The first Portal was all sorts of a game. Yes, it had puzzle rooms, but if you paid attention to your surroundings and listened to the computer, there was a very intriguing story behind it all.

    I never actually finished it; like I said, I really don't like the whole "puzzle room" thing, it reminds me of time trials in other games. I need a driving narrative behind it, and the only narrative I was getting was "This AI that is talking to me is a smart-ass and obviously has no concern for my well-being."

    I thought the writing for GLaDOS was really, really overrated.

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  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Portal 2, I am excite!

    Those CDON.com skins are actually quite attractive. Hopefully the Steam version gets them as well (or something even better!)

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  • DeMoNDeMoN Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Okay so

    I wasn't crazy about the first game at all

    I liked the idea of portals, and puzzles using portals, but sticking me in "puzzle rooms" is nine kinds of boring

    But Portal 2 is like an actual game, right? That's something I could get behind if it were true

    And naturally I'd get the PS3 version

    The first Portal was all sorts of a game. Yes, it had puzzle rooms, but if you paid attention to your surroundings and listened to the computer, there was a very intriguing story behind it all.

    I never actually finished it; like I said, I really don't like the whole "puzzle room" thing, it reminds me of time trials in other games. I need a driving narrative behind it, and the only narrative I was getting was "This AI that is talking to me is a smart-ass and obviously has no concern for my well-being."

    I thought the writing for GLaDOS was really, really overrated.

    Just, just go finish it.

    It gets so cool dammit.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    You just forged on through the puzzle rooms like a good little lab mouse

    and then say there's no driving narrative.

    There's absolutely a narrative if you looked at the obvious holes in the walls and did a bit of exploring. It's much like Morrowind in that you don't know what the hell's going on unless you look for answers.

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Okay so

    I wasn't crazy about the first game at all

    I liked the idea of portals, and puzzles using portals, but sticking me in "puzzle rooms" is nine kinds of boring

    But Portal 2 is like an actual game, right? That's something I could get behind if it were true

    And naturally I'd get the PS3 version

    The first Portal was all sorts of a game. Yes, it had puzzle rooms, but if you paid attention to your surroundings and listened to the computer, there was a very intriguing story behind it all.

    I never actually finished it; like I said, I really don't like the whole "puzzle room" thing, it reminds me of time trials in other games. I need a driving narrative behind it, and the only narrative I was getting was "This AI that is talking to me is a smart-ass and obviously has no concern for my well-being."

    I thought the writing for GLaDOS was really, really overrated.

    I highly recommend another play-through in that case. Soon enough, you stop following her orders, get out of the puzzle rooms, and all sorts of stuff. The narrative is there, but it isn't told to you in cut-scenes or [strike]written on the walls[/strike] fed to you.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon I'm nodding. Is everyone else nodding?Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Okay that co-op looks really fun.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Maybe chell was an android.

    YOU ARE WRONG, SIR

    LET US NOW HAVE A TEN PAGE ARGUMENT ON THIS ISSUE

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  • PeewiPeewi Sometimes I post Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I never actually finished it; like I said, I really don't like the whole "puzzle room" thing, it reminds me of time trials in other games. I need a driving narrative behind it, and the only narrative I was getting was "This AI that is talking to me is a smart-ass and obviously has no concern for my well-being."

    I thought the writing for GLaDOS was really, really overrated.

    In the last part of the game you get out of the puzzle rooms, but it's not like that brings huge changes to how the game is played.

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  • DarmakDarmak Pree Ashma Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    august wrote: »
    Maybe chell was an android.

    YOU ARE WRONG, SIR

    LET US NOW HAVE A TEN PAGE ARGUMENT ON THIS ISSUE

    Ahhh, this brings back memories

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  • AkimboEGAkimboEG Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I seriously did not expect a $50 price tag on Portal 2. I'm pretty sure I've only payed about half as much for the Orange Box, which, you know, was five great games.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    AkimboEG wrote: »
    I seriously did not expect a $50 price tag on Portal 2. I'm pretty sure I've only payed about half as much for the Orange Box, which, you know, was five great games.

    It's an actual, Half-Life 2 length game from what I hear, not a 3 hour or so diversion that Portal 1 was.

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  • PeewiPeewi Sometimes I post Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    AkimboEG wrote: »
    I seriously did not expect a $50 price tag on Portal 2. I'm pretty sure I've only payed about half as much for the Orange Box, which, you know, was five great games.

    I don't know what you paid for it, but The Orange Box was a full priced game at launch.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The Orange Box was also 5 games in one.

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  • DrakeDrake Space Villain Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Nice, a proper Portal 2 thread. I shall use this to stay abreast of all things Portal 2!

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  • CheesecakeRecipeCheesecakeRecipe "Should not be allowed to post in the Steam Thread" - Isorn Squalor Victoria, Squalor Victoria!Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    You could argue that Portal 2 is actually 2 $25 games in one package, due to the Single and Co-Op games being entirely different.

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  • LittleBootsLittleBoots Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I don't know if I want a halfliffe length portal game (totally buying it anyway). I thought Portal was the perfect length.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Waanderlust Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2011
    Peewi wrote: »
    AkimboEG wrote: »
    I seriously did not expect a $50 price tag on Portal 2. I'm pretty sure I've only payed about half as much for the Orange Box, which, you know, was five great games.
    I don't know what you paid for it, but The Orange Box was a full priced game at launch.
    But it came with five other games.

    It remains to be seen if Portal will do well as a standalone, fifty dollar game.

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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Wait, there's a new ending to Portal? I have it on the 360 and Steam, but I haven't played the Steam version through to the end, yet.

    Just for reference, the ending to the 360 version that I saw was
    you defeat GLaDOS and get pulled through a mega portal to what appears to be a gatehouse at the entrance to Aperture Science Labs.

    Is there a better/newer ending in the Steam version?

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Revenge of Purple Steve Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    AkimboEG wrote: »
    I seriously did not expect a $50 price tag on Portal 2. I'm pretty sure I've only payed about half as much for the Orange Box, which, you know, was five great games.

    At the time, the Orange Box included a multiplayer game with only six maps, 3 games that ranged from 3 to 6 hours long, and a 3 year old game that most everyone already had anyway.

    Portal 2's campaign is twice as long as Portal 1 (So around six hours) and the co-op campaign is about the same length (so another six hours), so it's not like it's lacking in content.

    And seriously, after Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, if you really expected Valve to keep giving out packages like the Orange Box, then you're in denial.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Revenge of Purple Steve Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Fawst wrote: »
    Wait, there's a new ending to Portal? I have it on the 360 and Steam, but I haven't played the Steam version through to the end, yet.

    Just for reference, the ending to the 360 version that I saw was
    you defeat GLaDOS and get pulled through a mega portal to what appears to be a gatehouse at the entrance to Aperture Science Labs.

    Is there a better/newer ending in the Steam version?

    Yes.
    The only difference is, as you're lying on the ground you hear a robotic voice (not GLaDOS) say "Thank you for assuming the party escort position" and then start dragging you off. Fade to black.

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  • PeewiPeewi Sometimes I post Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Fawst wrote: »
    Wait, there's a new ending to Portal? I have it on the 360 and Steam, but I haven't played the Steam version through to the end, yet.

    Just for reference, the ending to the 360 version that I saw was
    you defeat GLaDOS and get pulled through a mega portal to what appears to be a gatehouse at the entrance to Aperture Science Labs.

    Is there a better/newer ending in the Steam version?

    They added a little bit extra to the Steam ending shortly before Portal 2 was announced.
    A robotic voice thanks you for assuming the party submission position and you're dragged away.

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  • TheCanManTheCanMan Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    AkimboEG wrote: »
    I seriously did not expect a $50 price tag on Portal 2. I'm pretty sure I've only payed about half as much for the Orange Box, which, you know, was five great games.

    At the time, the Orange Box included a multiplayer game with only six maps, 3 games that ranged from 3 to 6 hours long, and a 3 year old game that most everyone already had anyway.

    Portal 2's campaign is twice as long as Portal 1 (So around six hours) and the co-op campaign is about the same length (so another six hours), so it's not like it's lacking in content.

    And seriously, after Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, if you really expected Valve to keep giving out packages like the Orange Box, then you're in denial.

    And besides, it's not really fair to compare it to The Orange Box. You can pretty much compare every single game ever released at the $50 price point to The Orange Box, and it won't look like a good deal.

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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Thanks Undead Scottsman and Peewi. That's kinda hilarious =)

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MechMantis wrote: »
    The Orange Box was also 5 games in one.

    You mean 3 segments. A short singleplayer episode, a shorter puzzle / experiment, and a multiplayer component. They just chucked in the two old games, which I'm guessing didn't mean much to most of us because we already had them to begin with.


    The overall length of Ep2 and Portal combined was still less than that of Half-Life 2. And HL2 came with Counter-Strike for its "multiplayer" component.

    This is going to be a full singleplayer game (about double the length of Portal) and a full co-op campaign (double again). So about four times the size of the first game.



    Still, if you think the price is that bad or something you could always just wait for the sale.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Here comes a new challenger! Winky face ;)Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Didn't mean much to PC players

    To 360 players, that box was a hell of a deal

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    subedii wrote: »
    MechMantis wrote: »
    The Orange Box was also 5 games in one.

    You mean 3 segments. A short singleplayer episode, a shorter puzzle / experiment, and a multiplayer component. They just chucked in the two old games, which I'm guessing didn't mean much to most of us because we already had them to begin with.


    The overall length of Ep2 and Portal combined was still less than that of Half-Life 2. And HL2 came with Counter-Strike for its "multiplayer" component.

    This is going to be a full singleplayer game (about double the length of Portal) and a full co-op campaign (double again). So about four times the size of the first game.



    Still, if you think the price is that bad or something you could always just wait for the sale.

    please point out where I said the price was bad or unreasonable.

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  • DeMoNDeMoN Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I didn't have Half-life 2 or Episode 1.

    Orange Box was like, the best 50 bucks I've ever spent ever.

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  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    $50 for Portal 2? What a rip off. I only paid a nickel for a copy of the Orange Box that a hobo found in a dumpster. And that's like 12 games.

    Join the boycott: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NO-P2

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Lol, I like the first link on the NO-P2 comments section:
    Portal 2 Now Avalible for pre-order to the Valve Sheep fanbase

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MechMantis wrote: »
    subedii wrote: »
    MechMantis wrote: »
    The Orange Box was also 5 games in one.

    You mean 3 segments. A short singleplayer episode, a shorter puzzle / experiment, and a multiplayer component. They just chucked in the two old games, which I'm guessing didn't mean much to most of us because we already had them to begin with.


    The overall length of Ep2 and Portal combined was still less than that of Half-Life 2. And HL2 came with Counter-Strike for its "multiplayer" component.

    This is going to be a full singleplayer game (about double the length of Portal) and a full co-op campaign (double again). So about four times the size of the first game.



    Still, if you think the price is that bad or something you could always just wait for the sale.

    please point out where I said the price was bad or unreasonable.

    I said if you did you could wait for the sale. If not then I'm guessing you'll likely buy it early on like a lot of other people will.

    People making comparisons with the Orange Box for value though, are silly. It just reminds me of the griping over Left 4 Dead again.

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  • DrakeDrake Space Villain Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    urahonky wrote: »
    Lol, I like the first link on the NO-P2 comments section:
    Portal 2 Now Avalible for pre-order to the Valve Sheep fanbase

    Anyone got a handy recipe for some nerve gas?

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Revenge of Purple Steve Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Drake wrote: »
    urahonky wrote: »
    Lol, I like the first link on the NO-P2 comments section:
    Portal 2 Now Avalible for pre-order to the Valve Sheep fanbase

    Anyone got a handy recipe for some nerve gas?

    It's a joke protest. They're making fun of the Left 4 Dead 2 protesters.

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