|03-02-2010, 12:02 PM||#1|
Update News! (in first two posts)
-Portal gets surprise update March 1st
-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 SSTV programs [http://i49.tinypic.com/s4b7zn.jpg] [Edit: link should work now. Yes, it's darker than the original.]
-Produces 22 cryptic image files in a numbered sequence, 4 morse code
-Somebody 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 [backup/backup]
-End up with a bunch of weird ASCII artwork:
Raw BBS stuff: http://kevin.fobby.net/portal_puzzle/raw_bbs_logs/
New ASCII from the BBS: http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/5197/bbsn.jpg
Cave's memos: http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...7&postcount=56
Dino22 is http://www.flickr.com/photos/twoseve...7623315938604/, which is the MINERVA creator/Valve employee's stream.
The valuable asset appears to be Chell, as after you beat GLaDOS she gets dragged off by a robot who says 'Thank you for assuming party escort position'.
VIDEO OF THE EVENT: http://www.xfire.com/video/2393cf/
NEW CREDITS AFTER STILL ALIVE: http://www.xfire.com/video/23947f/ Gotten when using Godmode, noclip, and Impulse101.
-Not at all current: http://i47.tinypic.com/1zzgy9k.png
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1172206 Top post are the images from last night.
---PORTAL 2 ANNOUNCED: http://store.steampowered.com/news/3559/
The best place for information about the ARG and Portal 2: http://portalwiki.net/index.php/Main_Page
Other threads/places to go:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1168990 [General thread, mostly for theories and puzzling things out]
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1169096 [How to get each radio]
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1169218 [The radio sounds]
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1169929 [The radio sounds decoded, a bit]
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1169084 [The morse code translations]
A private SomethingAwful thread
#portal on irc.chat-solutions.net
#portal-update on irc.chat-solutions.net
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...eases-Portal-2 [Cogent but very incomplete.]
Last edited by ModernLR: 03-05-2010 at 01:19 PM.
|03-02-2010, 12:03 PM||#2|
- Since GLaDOS is in version 3.11, and Gabe Newell is receiving an award on March 11th [http://www.gdconf.com/news/gdc/valve...eive_2010.html], there will be an announcement.
--This announcement has three popular theories in itself:
-The Orange Box 2
-Half Life 2: Episode 3
-Combining the HL and the Portal worlds.
-Someone drove out to Kirkland, WA and scouted around. See original post here: http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...7&postcount=93
-The US radio frequencies do not go as low as 85. Possibilities of it being on a different continent, possibly in relation to HL2.
-Stuff about the chemical equations and the apples:
-The baby/crib/couple/cake/whatever photo: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/...9e7819ac_o.jpg
http://img10.abload.de/img/portalimagepossible1efmd.jpg <-- Unknown origins
--Theories run the gamut:
-Chell's parents, who GLaDOS then killed so that she'd be a proppa test subject
-A companion cube
-Gordan and Alyx
-The room Barney pulls you into
-About the ASCII:
New pics virtual sonagrams?
Old Portal1 rooms?
Possible pregnancy/baby themes, this post http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=4739
-Military android working for GLaDOS
-Someone European/Asian (due to the voice)
-A chicken (related to dinosaurs and were a failed experiment at AS
Last edited by ModernLR: 03-03-2010 at 04:46 PM.
|03-02-2010, 12:07 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2008
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|03-02-2010, 12:21 PM||#12|
Join Date: Dec 2007
On the "new bit" It looks like the sentry's are smallest to biggest. Baby sentry, normal sentry, and black sentry. And then a black cat on the right?
|03-02-2010, 12:24 PM||#13|
Join Date: Aug 2009