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Old 03-02-2010, 03:53 AM   #2291
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Update as of this post:

-Portal gets surprise update yesterday afternoon
-People see new mystery achievement
-People play and see the radio in the beginning room now has a green light
-Carry it around and notice it makes strange broadcast interference noises in certain places
-Locate and place all 26 of these mystery radios for achievement
-Smart people yank wav files out of game content folders and run them through steganography programs
-Produces 26 weird cryptic image files in a numbered sequence
-Some dude runs the number string through an md5 hash translator and gets a landline number
-Internet traces it to Kirkland, WA (near Valve HQ)
-People find out its not a phone/fax line but a data line hosting a BBS and telnet it
-Use a clue from one of the files to figure out the BBS user/password login info
-End up with a bunch of weird ASCII artwork
-A collection of the ASCII artwork is posted:
-People get to work on the ASCII and an ingame screenshot may very well have been found by turning one of the ASCII artworks:
-Speculation on another ASCII image, showing 2 robot like creatures starts.
Some believe they are connected, whilest other dispute it, claiming it shows the skeleton of a chicken and therefor they are not connected.
Others speculate that this may be Combine Super Soldiers. ( and
-Another new collection of ASCII is posted here: and a blurred version is posted here:

Last edited by Coffeecup.: 03-02-2010 at 04:16 AM.
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