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freekkiller7
03-30-2010, 10:33 PM
Well, this (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/31/Let-There-Be-Cake.aspx) is it.

We've got the final piece (or slice) here.

Disappointed? Expected something else? Comments or thougts? Place them here.

I expected something more out of all the gameinformer reveals this month

alexanderswang
03-30-2010, 10:36 PM
Portal 2 trailer ...

Crinkz
03-30-2010, 10:45 PM
A complete summary of the ARG.

OR! A new ARG clue.

(ARG = Alternative Reality Game)

Valkyries87
03-30-2010, 11:29 PM
hopefully a Portal 2 trailer, x2

seseorang
03-30-2010, 11:56 PM
At least this was posted ON the day and not the previous. The timezones should be good.

Anyway: I am HOPING for a trailer... Fingers crossed, eh?

ICcold
03-31-2010, 12:13 AM
My guess is

not much different than what has been said

A trailer (bit early if you ask me though)

A summary of this month's releases of info from their hub or the ARG.

Or maybe some info on the Paint aspect of the game.

nibbler234
03-31-2010, 12:32 AM
Something disappointing.

moldy_tomato
03-31-2010, 01:48 AM
A cake!

Gecks_McFlangy
03-31-2010, 01:53 AM
no, the cake is a lie

Patcher
03-31-2010, 02:13 AM
no, the cake is a lie

But "Theeereee reaaalllyyy wassssss a caaakkkeee....." (c) GLaDOS

dj-corny
03-31-2010, 02:55 AM
Not a trailer. But maybe some well taken (shaking mobile video cam) ingame footage..

Okay, after this terrific Portal 2 Hub with massive spoilers, a lot of ingame screenshots, lots of the story plot and this spectacular information about Portal 2 i personally think it will be like "Who Kim Swift was and why she left Valve"... And at the end there will be GLaDOS voice saying "goodbye"

(whoever will find the ironic... take it!)

Patcher
03-31-2010, 02:58 AM
I bet it will be a playable game demo featuring 98% of the game content. 2% is for missing texture and model in the closet behind test chamber that they showed us on E3.

Ooops, wrong time period.

Gecks_McFlangy
03-31-2010, 03:20 AM
what game was that?

TOBI239
03-31-2010, 05:33 AM
L4D3 as always...

Frito
03-31-2010, 05:38 AM
Trailer?

p0rtalplayer
03-31-2010, 05:40 AM
I'd say probably something that either 1) sums up the month or 2) sums up the april article then tells you to go read it

freekkiller7
03-31-2010, 05:47 AM
my bets are on a trailer

fingers crossed as always

Patcher
03-31-2010, 06:04 AM
I would love all the screenshots from the magazine article in full size!

Moose Muscles
03-31-2010, 07:41 AM
i'm not betting on any one thing. b/c i'm tired of the hype. I just want to get my new processor and gpu, and be ready for p2 when it comes out...some day...

Errorl
03-31-2010, 07:44 AM
I've been hoping for a trailer as well, but don't want to get my hopes up too high. It's really unlikely that they will post a trailer - it'll probably just be a summary of the whole Portal 2 hub.

Mr.Pringles
03-31-2010, 07:54 AM
I think some footage of the portal 2 beta
that the gameinformer crew played.

I really hope the game looks nice.

So_Useless
03-31-2010, 08:07 AM
http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/31/Let-There-Be-Cake.aspx
Is this it? Because that is kind of a disappointing end.

Mr.Pringles
03-31-2010, 08:10 AM
I dont think so because it isn't
placed in the portal HUB calander.
http://gameinformer.com/mag/portal2.aspx

So_Useless
03-31-2010, 08:13 AM
They don't get added until after they are uploaded.

Crinkz
03-31-2010, 08:19 AM
If that's the end...then wow. =/

moldy_tomato
03-31-2010, 08:22 AM
I dont think so because it isn't
placed in the portal HUB calander.
http://gameinformer.com/mag/portal2.aspx

The podcast was also added to the HUB later.

PS. I told you it was a cake

Mr.Pringles
03-31-2010, 08:25 AM
If this is the end...
I'm really dissapointed ...
I was hoping for a cool ending
like gamefootage or a trailer.

well, lets just wait for E3 then.

Doctor Nuriel
03-31-2010, 08:37 AM
I dont think so because it isn't
placed in the portal HUB calander.
http://gameinformer.com/mag/portal2.aspx

GOD ♥♥♥♥ING DAMNIT ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ DAMN PISSPISSPISSPISS ♥♥♥♥ING BULL♥♥♥♥

TRAILER > CAKE

YET CAKE

AUGH

/fun

Moose Muscles
03-31-2010, 08:40 AM
God I hope thats the end...GI just trolled us all with hype...

GrownupLawolf
03-31-2010, 08:52 AM
I feel like Gameinformer's taking a big dump on me.
Basically, they're taking a dump on everyone who actually awaits facts 'bout Portal 2.

Moose Muscles
03-31-2010, 08:56 AM
ZOMG GAMEINFORMER UPDATE TODAY!!!!

WAIT F-ING CAKE RECIPE?

hahahahahahahaha...

priceless

danm36
03-31-2010, 08:56 AM
ONOZ! No trailer!!!1!!

Damn...

beegoody
03-31-2010, 09:00 AM
Lol @ the guy having no idea what's going on when asked if the cake is a lie =D

Moose Muscles
03-31-2010, 09:01 AM
Lol @ the guy having no idea what's going on when asked if the cake is a lie =D

Yea, that was great. I can just imagine his confusion. I'm voting to change Game informers name to GAYME Informer

GrownupLawolf
03-31-2010, 09:04 AM
'm voting to change Game informers name to GAYME Informer

This.

Have some rep.

conan96
03-31-2010, 09:10 AM
If gameinformer ever speaks about Portal 2 again... disregard it's advice :(

Moose Muscles
03-31-2010, 09:23 AM
I feel like the spec/ed kid from "the ringer"

"when the f? did we get ice cream!!!!"

dj-corny
03-31-2010, 09:30 AM
ridiculouuuuuuuuuus

Fatikis
03-31-2010, 09:30 AM
Well, this (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/31/Let-There-Be-Cake.aspx) is probably it.

We're not sure as it isn't in the hub yet, but i'm pretty sure we've got the final piece (or slice) here.

Disappointed? Expected something else? Comments or thougts? Place them here.
It actually is up. The image doesn't appear but the link is where the image will be.

Also this is stupid.

Myslaw
03-31-2010, 09:31 AM
Free Portal 2 download and a pack of beer :/
Well I guess I'm just badluck today.

intenobox
03-31-2010, 09:35 AM
Crap.

Was hoping for a trailer or at least something new on Portal 2. Instead I get a cake.

AlphaHawk
03-31-2010, 09:48 AM
Hmph, there's the connection to HL2 everyone has been looking for.

White forest

Black Forest cake.

Mystery solved :D

/Le sarcasm.

dazza159
03-31-2010, 09:48 AM
It is delicious and moist so that goes in its favour :D

SaneDunk
03-31-2010, 09:54 AM
looooooooooool, this is it? The end of these P2 updates?

GameInformer, I am disappoint. |:-[

DurDen
03-31-2010, 09:57 AM
I too am dissapoint.
Does anyone have the magazine? Anything better info within it's pages?

Moose Muscles
03-31-2010, 10:10 AM
I have the magazine and no there isn't really much better info. For the most part the info is identical.

zarrten
03-31-2010, 10:25 AM
lol fail @ more content awaits at the portal 2 hub. :P

Dekertt927
03-31-2010, 10:43 AM
Wow, this whole hub thing has me wanting HL Ep3 news more and more. This was a waste, interesting tid-bits, but that's about it.

No_wander_off
03-31-2010, 11:05 AM
i hope this last day at least they give us a gameplay or something.

otherwise, this was a waste.

EDIT: Nvm, just a fail.

Thatuserguy
03-31-2010, 11:05 AM
I blame Gabe :p

No_wander_off
03-31-2010, 11:09 AM
my god, who enters to a cafe and ask to the manager "is the cake a lie?" is that reported r3tarded?

Crinkz
03-31-2010, 11:17 AM
I too am dissapoint.
Does anyone have the magazine? Anything better info within it's pages?

I read the scans. It just talks about some of the new things that will be coming.

Ultimateh4xr
03-31-2010, 11:18 AM
the last day was just a big ♥♥♥♥ you to everyone who wanted something good.

DurDen
03-31-2010, 11:21 AM
I read the scans. It just talks about some of the new things that will be coming.

= nothing they didn't mention thru the update page?

Moris
03-31-2010, 11:23 AM
“The cake is a lie,” has become a password to an elite club of sorts – a sign of kinship amongst those who enjoyed Valve’s critical darling.
is this a sign of a new ARG?

Crinkz
03-31-2010, 11:30 AM
= nothing they didn't mention thru the update page?

They went more indepth. Plus, they introduced the new game play mechanics. (Aerial Faith Plates, Suction Tubes, Paint, tractor beams) and had some story samples.

megamanvt
03-31-2010, 11:38 AM
yeah, i find the whole "password" part a bit suspicious....
BBS guys better go NAOW and try stuff with cakeisalie as a password.

SaneDunk
03-31-2010, 11:43 AM
They gave us a ♥♥♥♥ing cake recipe! :D

...

Solarmech
03-31-2010, 11:43 AM
Um, not a very good way to end things. :( sm

No_wander_off
03-31-2010, 11:51 AM
yeah, i find the whole "password" part a bit suspicious....
BBS guys better go NAOW and try stuff with cakeisalie as a password.

i hope this is true, otherwise the hub was a complete failure.

Moose Muscles
03-31-2010, 12:01 PM
yeah, i find the whole "password" part a bit suspicious....
BBS guys better go NAOW and try stuff with cakeisalie as a password.

I was thinking something similiar...also maybe at aperturescience site...

who knows, I'm just still laughing pretty hard about the whole issue...they rick rolled the ♥♥♥♥ out of us all if there isn't anything...

SpectralJulian
03-31-2010, 12:21 PM
The cake recipe is a lie!!!

I made a black forest cake a couple months ago with canned bing cherries, and they don't look anything like those. They were dark and purple, not bright red like those!

MADDOGGE
03-31-2010, 01:01 PM
Cool a yummy real cake recipe! I'd use Maristachio cherries or fresh cherries though. They would look and taste a lot better than canned cherries. Fresh would be better though. OH well now all we have to do is survive until E3!:p

SpectralJulian
03-31-2010, 01:06 PM
Recipe is from Allrecipes, and not from that place.

And yeah, maraschino cherries would be better, and I really don't know about using shortening. . . that crap is awful for you. Canola oil isn't too bad for you and usually makes cakes come out really light and moist.

And butter cream frosting isn't appropriate for Black Forest Cake. . . it should be all whipped cream really.

MADDOGGE
03-31-2010, 01:11 PM
Recipe is from Allrecipes, and not from that place.

And yeah, maraschino cherries would be better, and I really don't know about using shortening. . . that crap is awful for you. Canola oil isn't too bad for you and usually makes cakes come out really light and moist.Yeah regular shortening and margarine( butter flavored shortening)isn't cool but we use one made from olive oil thats supposed to be OK but it's more expensive than crisco which is the plastic I ate most my life. :eek:

Gspy
03-31-2010, 02:34 PM
Oddly I checked the Portal hub whilst eating a Belgian chocolate cake, with pouring cream. It's so delicious and moist!

Frito
03-31-2010, 02:46 PM
I was expecting to get more info about the game. GI is full of trolls.

MrBellcaptain
03-31-2010, 03:01 PM
ok this might not be anything but the image name is slightly odd. Might just be me being suspicious as of late but 2287.7484.Recipe seems like an extremely unnecessary name for this picture. Well either way i thought id point it out to you all. Again its most likely nothing

On topic im definitely going to be enjoying this cake for my birthday this year ill tell you that

Crinkz
03-31-2010, 03:41 PM
Yeah, I want to believe it's a ARG hint to. :(


All the numbers: 0741.6518.2287.7484

No clue if it means anything, but doesn't hurt to compile them.

ICcold
03-31-2010, 03:45 PM
Wow...Disappointed to say the least


Aside from new pictures and some interviews....Most of the information pointed out could of been accumulated by anyone with an internet connection.


03-05-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/03/05/april-cover-revealed.aspx) = April Cover Released.

03-08-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/08/narbacular-drop.aspx) = Info about the Narbacular Drop

03-10-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/10/opening-the-portal-exploring-portal-s-creation-and-its-ties-to-half-life-2.aspx) = Connection between the storyline of Portal and Half life

03-12-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/12/feature-writers-block-valve-writers-talk-portal-2.aspx) = Information about the Writers at Valve and their roles they have played so far

03-15-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/15/portal-s-minstrel-an-interview-with-jonathan-coulton.aspx) = Interview with Jonathan Coulton Creator of the song "Still Alive"

03-17-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/17/thinking-with-portals-making-a-test-chamber.aspx) = How they make maps for Portal 2 with the players thoughts in mind

03-19-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/19/meet-the-portal-2-team.aspx) = Interview with the Students that made Narbacular Drop

03-22-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/03/22/redesigning-chell-valve-s-artist-speaks.aspx) = Explaining the new looks for Chell in Portal 2

03-24-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/24/Aperture-Science_3A00_-A-History.aspx) = Re-iterating what we've learned about Aperture Science's history

03-26-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/podcasts/archive/2010/03/26/special-edition-podcast-portal-2.aspx) = Gameinformer answers questions sent in by people

03-29-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/29/valve-studio-tour.aspx) = Video Tour of Valve studio before, during, and after the move to new offices

03-31-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/31/Let-There-Be-Cake.aspx) = Information and a recipe about the Black Forest cake that valve implemented as a joke into the game.

Tasty Uberwich
03-31-2010, 04:39 PM
Wow they couldn't have closed the Portal 2 Hub in a worse, unenthusiastic ending even if they tried. I wonder if the term, end with a bang even occurred to them? I'm not saying the article was bad or uninteresting, I still read it and got a kick from it, but really, this is the last thing they deliver us? I guess it's not really their fault seeing as how VALVe would have to give them permission to show more screens/a trailer because as we all know they said for us to wait until E3. Oh well, not the best way to end their entire month coverage on Portal 2, perhaps they will learn from this.

p0rtalplayer
03-31-2010, 04:40 PM
I still think their gonna april fools us tomorrow

Claybay1
03-31-2010, 04:46 PM
I like how all the comments except for ONE are about cake.

John1986
03-31-2010, 05:03 PM
well i was hoping for a trailer or a new screenshot or something

Valkyries87
03-31-2010, 05:32 PM
Wow...Disappointed to say the least


Aside from new pictures and some interviews....Most of the information pointed out could of been accumulated by anyone with an internet connection.


03-05-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/03/05/april-cover-revealed.aspx) = April Cover Released.

03-08-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/08/narbacular-drop.aspx) = Info about the Narbacular Drop

03-10-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/10/opening-the-portal-exploring-portal-s-creation-and-its-ties-to-half-life-2.aspx) = Connection between the storyline of Portal and Half life

03-12-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/12/feature-writers-block-valve-writers-talk-portal-2.aspx) = Information about the Writers at Valve and their roles they have played so far

03-15-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/15/portal-s-minstrel-an-interview-with-jonathan-coulton.aspx) = Interview with Jonathan Coulton Creator of the song "Still Alive"

03-17-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/17/thinking-with-portals-making-a-test-chamber.aspx) = How they make maps for Portal 2 with the players thoughts in mind

03-19-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/19/meet-the-portal-2-team.aspx) = Interview with the Students that made Narbacular Drop

03-22-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/03/22/redesigning-chell-valve-s-artist-speaks.aspx) = Explaining the new looks for Chell in Portal 2

03-24-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/24/Aperture-Science_3A00_-A-History.aspx) = Re-iterating what we've learned about Aperture Science's history

03-26-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/podcasts/archive/2010/03/26/special-edition-podcast-portal-2.aspx) = Gameinformer answers questions sent in by people

03-29-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/29/valve-studio-tour.aspx) = Video Tour of Valve studio before, during, and after the move to new offices

03-31-10 (http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/03/31/Let-There-Be-Cake.aspx) = Information and a recipe about the Black Forest cake that valve implemented as a joke into the game.

days between each post:

32232232232

Crinkz
03-31-2010, 06:03 PM
days between each post:

32232232232

You...you really couldn't infer that from the hub?

RedKit
03-31-2010, 06:09 PM
Disappointed. They ended everything by just repeating something that has been said before.

surfrock22
03-31-2010, 06:26 PM
LOL. Seriously.. that was the grand finale? They at least could have saved the Portal 2 screenshot portion for the last piece. That was pretty underwhelming.

megamanvt
03-31-2010, 06:28 PM
there better be some grief counciling after reading about the cake >:-(

ICcold
03-31-2010, 06:34 PM
They could of done something like...the first 10 replies get a complimentary slice of cake mailed to them.


THAT would of been epic.

megamanvt
03-31-2010, 06:59 PM
They could of done something like...the first 10 replies get a complimentary slice of cake mailed to them.


THAT would of been epic.

I would have "acedentally" dectuple-posted.

eyefork
03-31-2010, 07:15 PM
Just remembered to check the GI hub page today. I thought it was a pretty funny last update. I don't know why anyone thought it was going to be some huge news anyhow. Or why Valve wouldn't just release a trailer at their leisure.

Gecks_McFlangy
04-01-2010, 02:33 AM
or maybe they updated aperturescience.com?

ICcold
04-01-2010, 03:48 AM
Anyone else realize it's called Black Forest?

Aperture vs Black Mesa

Half Life 2 revolves around black mesa a bit...and in ep2 they go to "white forest" :P

I think they found the perfect cake to represent Aperture Science


Quick someone use white chocolate in the process to make the cake...then we can call it the White Forest Cake.

MrBellcaptain
04-01-2010, 02:26 PM
Has anyone even bothered checking Game Informer today? They released some concept art and pictures, some ive seen, others are brand new. Check it out http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/04/01/Bonus_3A00_-Portal-2-Art-Gallery.aspx

surfrock22
04-01-2010, 02:35 PM
Wow. Major rep to you.

SpectralJulian
04-01-2010, 02:36 PM
Yeah regular shortening and margarine( butter flavored shortening)isn't cool but we use one made from olive oil thats supposed to be OK but it's more expensive than crisco which is the plastic I ate most my life. :eek:

cake made with olive oil is wonderful. . . and olive oil is actually good for you

eyefork
04-01-2010, 11:14 PM
I love that picture of the turret in the bedroom. It makes me wonder if Chell is somehow related to Cave Johnson (his daughter/clone of his daughter), and that was her bedroom as a child. I know it's a huge stretch but it's fun to imagine.

MrBellcaptain
04-01-2010, 11:57 PM
i totally agree with you. I think she is Cave's Daughter, i mean the bbs referenced Cave as a "Latin Frankenstein" and Chell appears to be of Latin decent so i think she is

fuegerstef
04-02-2010, 02:06 AM
God I hope thats the end...GI just trolled us all with hype...

No, gamers troll themselves with their expectations. :);)

A Noobcake
04-02-2010, 02:09 AM
Disappointeeeeeeeeeed.

ASHPD
04-02-2010, 04:03 AM
Game Informer has failed me.

surfrock22
04-02-2010, 01:15 PM
But have you guys not seen all of the released images?

MADDOGGE
04-02-2010, 01:45 PM
But have you guys not seen all of the released images?I guess not. I just saw them myself pictures of the ruined chambers we played in P1. Cool!!!:D:D:D:cool: