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LiotkSa
03-20-2011, 06:35 AM
Where did those robot names came from?

McMasterGold
03-20-2011, 06:37 AM
Where did those robot names came from?

Since GLaDOS calls them Blue and Orange, those are probably development names.

Francis_4_Dead
03-20-2011, 06:51 AM
Atlas is written on Blue's backside.
P-body, no clue.

Sharkinu
03-20-2011, 07:07 AM
I wonder what acronyms are behind these names. I'm sure there must be some.

odin8890
03-20-2011, 07:10 AM
Atlas is written on Blue's backside.
P-body, no clue.


P-body

my only idea is that the P stands for something.maybe something like Portal, petite (she is sorta small)

portal-body

Petite-body

something like that no clue other then those rough guesses

Pega
03-20-2011, 07:16 AM
They aren't acronyms, they're scientific terms.

Harry101
03-20-2011, 07:19 AM
Processing-Body is what it stands for. ;)

odin8890
03-20-2011, 07:19 AM
Processing bodies (P-bodies) were first described in the scientific literature by Bashkirov et. al. [1] in 1997, in which they describe “small granules… discrete, prominent foci” as the cytoplasmic location of the mouse exoribonuclease mXrn1p. It wasn’t until 2002 that a glimpse into the nature and importance of these cytoplasmic foci was published [2][3][4]. In 2002, researchers demonstrated that multiple proteins involved with mRNA degradation localize to the foci

wiki are friend just googled "p-body" got this

LiotkSa
03-20-2011, 07:30 AM
Processing bodies (P-bodies) were first described in the scientific literature by Bashkirov et. al. [1] in 1997, in which they describe “small granules… discrete, prominent foci” as the cytoplasmic location of the mouse exoribonuclease mXrn1p. It wasn’t until 2002 that a glimpse into the nature and importance of these cytoplasmic foci was published [2][3][4]. In 2002, researchers demonstrated that multiple proteins involved with mRNA degradation localize to the foci

wiki are friend just googled "p-body" got this

Ok, but where is the reference that attaches the name to him?

Simian_
03-20-2011, 07:42 AM
Ok, but where is the reference that attaches the name to him?



HER. P-body is a girl. This makes the name way more confusing.

Harry101
03-20-2011, 07:54 AM
HER. P-body is a girl. This makes the name way more confusing.
Robots don't have genders. ;)

It is simply implied that it is feminine. :)

Simian_
03-20-2011, 08:00 AM
We had a playtester in who played all the way through the single-player version of Portal 2, and then went to play co-op, and during one point of co-op realised the bots have sexes. Immediately you look at it and go, one's a female and one's a male.

The guy got really mad he got stuck with the female. I asked him, you know, in single-player, you've been playing for 12 hours as a female. He goes, no I wasn't. It didn't bother me, but now it bothers me.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-10-portal-2-how-valve-opened-up-portal-2?page=2

*cough*

McMasterGold
03-20-2011, 08:12 AM
Robots don't have genders. ;)

It is simply implied that it is feminine. :)

Yes, but P-body has female programming.

Groxkiller585
03-20-2011, 08:26 AM
P-body most likely stands for Prototype Body.

slipperywhenwet
03-20-2011, 08:57 AM
Like many things in Valve games, their names have to do with scientific terms:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-bodies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_(disambiguation) (multiple scientific meanings)

Pancake Pounder
03-20-2011, 09:12 AM
On the back of P-Body, it says "Frame type P"

I think you can figure this out for yourself.

Disapproval
03-20-2011, 09:20 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-bodies

P-Body is a scientific concept.

If you search Atlas in Wikipedia, it brings up a plethora of scientific references, including the ATLAS Large Hadron Collider tests, as well as a series of rockets named "ATLAS"

slipperywhenwet
03-20-2011, 09:32 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-bodies

P-Body is a scientific concept.

If you search Atlas in Wikipedia, it brings up a plethora of scientific references, including the ATLAS Large Hadron Collider tests, as well as a series of rockets named "ATLAS"

Like many things in Valve games, their names have to do with scientific terms:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-bodies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_(disambiguation) (multiple scientific meanings)

Beat ya to it :P

LiotkSa
03-20-2011, 09:55 AM
I know (now) the what the names mean, but I still don't know where did they come from.

slipperywhenwet
03-20-2011, 09:59 AM
I know (now) the what the names mean, but I still don't know where did they come from.

They were announced in a PR during the VGA when the Coop intro was shown.

Tulio
03-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Also, those names might be a reference to Irrational Games, creators of System Shock. Atlas was a character from Bioshock and P(ea)body is a town somehow related to this company... I forgot.

Cooldude
03-20-2011, 10:12 AM
I liked co op better when I didn't know the Robots had genders

TurtleMaster
03-20-2011, 10:30 AM
The names were confirmed in an interview with Valve, in December last year.

Disapproval
03-20-2011, 10:32 AM
I liked co op better when I didn't know the Robots had genders
They've been known to have genders since last August or so.

LiotkSa
03-20-2011, 10:47 AM
They were announced in a PR during the VGA when the Coop intro was shown.

That's what I was looking for.

+rep

Sir Pantalones
03-20-2011, 11:53 AM
I liked co op better when I didn't know the Robots had genders

Why do you care? You play as a REAL woman through the entire singleplayer campaign anyway. The robots don't have genders, they're just supposed to seem masculine and feminine.

Funkboy
03-20-2011, 03:25 PM
I always thought it was a reference to Rocky and Bullwinkle. One of the characters was named Peabody, and I'm pretty sure there was a character named Atlas

UruD'nial
03-20-2011, 03:35 PM
I always thought it was a reference to Rocky and Bullwinkle. One of the characters was named Peabody, and I'm pretty sure there was a character named Atlas

I thought it was Sherman and Peabody. It would be great if Valve had thrown in a reference to Rocky and Bullwinkle though.

"The two of you have forged an excellent partnership. Now it's time for your real purpose: GET MOOSE AND SQUIRREL!"

bakugov8
03-20-2011, 04:36 PM
P-body

my only idea is that the P stands for something.maybe something like Portal, petite (she is sorta small)

portal-body

Petite-body

something like that no clue other then those rough guesses

I know something that starts with P :)

Az'
03-20-2011, 05:25 PM
I know something that starts with P :)

Pear ! :D

skimberk1
03-20-2011, 05:35 PM
I know something that starts with P :)
Plethora, vocab word! :p
-.-

Funkboy
03-20-2011, 05:47 PM
I thought it was Sherman and Peabody. It would be great if Valve had thrown in a reference to Rocky and Bullwinkle though.

"The two of you have forged an excellent partnership. Now it's time for your real purpose: GET MOOSE AND SQUIRREL!"

I knew it was Sherman, but I thought that there was another character at some other section of the show named Atlas.

jimmysmitty
03-20-2011, 05:50 PM
Like many things in Valve games, their names have to do with scientific terms:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-bodies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_(disambiguation) (multiple scientific meanings)

Preferably this one:

ATLAS experiment, a particle detector for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

He will bring the end of the world.

Trullius
04-01-2011, 09:04 PM
I had no idea why P-body, now I know (thanks wiki)
I thought Atlas because he is spherical, much like earth,
Atlas holds up earth...
world atlas... etc.

Mr.Spark
04-01-2011, 11:46 PM
For some reason, whenever I see P-body's name, I think of this guy (http://images.wikia.com/timesplitters/images/3/3d/034DrPeabody1.jpg).

Although I do love the idea of the robots having gender-like characteristics.

SaSuK3
04-02-2011, 06:26 AM
I think what p-body came of a body series and P is the most productive, M-body was a jerk and G-body it´s very rought!

TheJaneite
04-02-2011, 06:38 AM
So, everyone's been saying that Atlas' name can be seen on his back, yet I've never seen it. Could anyone link me an imagine? I'm quite curious.

Niamor
04-02-2011, 07:24 AM
So, everyone's been saying that Atlas' name can be seen on his back, yet I've never seen it. Could anyone link me an imagine? I'm quite curious.

On this picture:

http://www.hlportal.de/images/images/original/31712.jpg

tuesdaykatt
04-02-2011, 08:06 AM
You know since P-Body is a modified turret it stands to reason she would have female programming.