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Old 03-20-2011, 05:35 AM   #1
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Why P-Body and Atlas?

Where did those robot names came from?
 
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:37 AM   #2
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Where did those robot names came from?
Since GLaDOS calls them Blue and Orange, those are probably development names.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:51 AM   #3
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Atlas is written on Blue's backside.
P-body, no clue.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:07 AM   #4
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I wonder what acronyms are behind these names. I'm sure there must be some.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:10 AM   #5
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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
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:16 AM   #6
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They aren't acronyms, they're scientific terms.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:19 AM   #7
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Processing-Body is what it stands for.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:19 AM   #8
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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
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:30 AM   #9
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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

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Ok, but where is the reference that attaches the name to him?
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:42 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:54 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:00 AM   #12
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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/20...ortal-2?page=2

*cough*
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:12 AM   #13
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Robots don't have genders.

It is simply implied that it is feminine.
Yes, but P-body has female programming.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:26 AM   #14
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P-body most likely stands for Prototype Body.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:57 AM   #15
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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)
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