Valve viral stuff going on (Portal 2 announced!)

Valve viral stuff going on (Portal 2 announced!)

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Valve viral stuff going on (Portal 2 announced!)

Post by Caydr » 03 Mar 2010, 18:56

Here's a starting point with some info:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1499706

Interesting. ASCII images that seem to be from Half Life, Portal, Quake, etc.

Some crazy guy suggested G-Man is Glados. Now wouldn't THAT be a mind****.

The gist seems to be there will probably be an announcement of some kind at GDC, maybe when Gabe Newell accepts his prize for not dying of heart disease or whatever it is.
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by KaiserJ » 03 Mar 2010, 19:52

i love mysteries

i wish i had portal. for the first time ever.
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by SinbadEV » 03 Mar 2010, 22:32

Woot, Portal 2 should be awesome.
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by Erom » 03 Mar 2010, 22:38

I'm excited about anything Valve makes. Well, maybe not another Left 4 Dead redo... but Portal 2 or HLe3 would both be win.
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by Das Bruce » 03 Mar 2010, 22:47

Caydr wrote: maybe when Gabe Newell accepts his prize for not dying of heart disease or whatever it is.
It's for keeping the moon in orbit.
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by Sabutai » 03 Mar 2010, 22:57

Enjoyed Portal but it was a little too easy.
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by Hobo Joe » 04 Mar 2010, 01:46

KaiserJ wrote:i love mysteries

i wish i had portal. for the first time ever.
Get it, you won't regret it. Besides it's like $10 now I think.
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by Pxtl » 04 Mar 2010, 03:03

News: they changed the ending to portal.
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by Hobo Joe » 04 Mar 2010, 03:37

It's pretty crazy when you think about what they just did.


They released an update without relevant notes, people discovered the new achievement and sound files, checked all the sound files and figured out something was going on, decoded morse code, converted SSTV files in a series of distorted images containing random letters and numbers that made and MD5 hash when put in order, and that was decoded to be a phone number, which turned out to be a BBS number, and was located in Washington, then people connected to it with archaic hardware, and using hints from the previously mentioned morse code, found a way to log in to an old school terminal interface and were given ASCII art images related to Portal.

All that in ~6 hours. Damn.
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by Sabutai » 04 Mar 2010, 06:25

Hobo Joe wrote:It's pretty crazy when you think about what they just did.


...people discovered...

All that in ~6 hours. Damn.
Sounds more like the developers did it themselves.
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by Hobo Joe » 04 Mar 2010, 06:44

Sabutai wrote:
Hobo Joe wrote:It's pretty crazy when you think about what they just did.


...people discovered...

All that in ~6 hours. Damn.
Sounds more like the developers did it themselves.
well of course they set it up. I'm just saying it's crazy how fast everyone figured it out.
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Post by Sabutai » 04 Mar 2010, 06:52

They pretended to have figured it out themselves. IMHO.
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Post by aegis » 04 Mar 2010, 07:14

nah, some of these communities uncover things pretty fast...
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Post by Hobo Joe » 04 Mar 2010, 07:51

Sabutai wrote:They pretended to have figured it out themselves. IMHO.
No, I've talked to a lot of people who took part in the solving. Not to mention it was spread way across the internet on a ton of different forums by countless users, it's not like a bunch of Valve employees planted themselves all over like that. :roll:
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by Sabutai » 04 Mar 2010, 08:51

Allways gotta be suspicious ^^
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Post by AF » 04 Mar 2010, 16:11

Pxtl wrote:News: they changed the ending to portal.
?
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Post by Hobo Joe » 04 Mar 2010, 17:13

Steam is going to come out on Mac, likely with Mac support for all the Valve titles.


I don't give a crap about Mac BUT that's practically like giving Linux support, which means I just might finally ditch Windows forever. :D
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by SinbadEV » 04 Mar 2010, 17:26

Curses, I have the Orange Box for my PS3 so I only get to experience this stuff third hand... I wish I was the kind of geek that had managed to leverage my geekiness into wealth.
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Re: Valve viral stuff going on

Post by Peet » 04 Mar 2010, 17:28

SinbadEV wrote:PS3
SinbadEV wrote:wealth.
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