Portal 2 Catch-All

The hype got to me and I bought, steam group invite please.

done & done

Might as well go ahead and give in. Invite please?

Done.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I'm sorry to inform you, there is actually no Portal 2 game. This has all been an elaborate scientific study on the effects of hype on the internet. We apologize for any inconvenience, and would like to thank each of you for your participation.

There will be cake & punch in the lobby.

Being able to experience the backlash and complete hysteria that would follow that announcement might actually make up for there not being a Portal 2.

Jeff-66 wrote:

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I'm sorry to inform you, there is actually no Portal 2 game. This has all been an elaborate scientific study on the effects of hype on the internet. We apologize for any inconvenience, and would like to thank each of you for your participation.

There will be cake & punch in the lobby.

Add narration by Christopher Walken and all would be forgiven.

Hyetal wrote:

Being able to experience the backlash and complete hysteria that would follow that announcement might actually make up for there not being a Portal 2.

I'm relatively certain there would be a death toll.

Jeff-66 wrote:
Hyetal wrote:

Being able to experience the backlash and complete hysteria that would follow that announcement might actually make up for there not being a Portal 2.

I'm relatively certain there would be a death toll.

And no cake....

You [explicative deleted] filthy enablers. Can I get an invite?

Of course you can.

Can I also have an invite too, please? Thanks.

Totalbiscuit's Twitter wrote:

People are upset that the ARG for a game where an AI forces humans to perform pointless tasks, forced humans to perform pointless tasks.

speeddokken wrote:

Can I also have an invite too, please? Thanks.

Gonna need a link to that Steam profile!

Site changed again:

20:00 - Preliminary lethality assessment complete
20:00 - Results inconclusive
20:00 - Expanding candidate pool

Dammit Tannhauser'd

Potato based roll out?

Wait, so is the idea that we're *all* test subjects? That's pretty rad, and I'm probably stupid for not considering it before.

54 active test subjects.

It was just 52!

This is mind-numbingly exciting.

Thin_J wrote:
Totalbiscuit's Twitter wrote:

People are upset that the ARG for a game where an AI forces humans to perform pointless tasks, forced humans to perform pointless tasks.

:lol:

Nice.

Why is the site now rapidly losing potatoes? That's new isn't it?

This is madness!

(GLaDOS: Madness? This is science.)

demonbox wrote:

Why is the site now rapidly losing potatoes? That's new isn't it?

Relatively. It started happening earlier. The potatoes are fueling the progress directly now.

Ahh-- I skimmed the thread briskly for the last few pages, and now get some of the starchy jokes.

SMB just hit its target. Less than 90 minutes remaining, and Killing Floor is pretty close to completion.

15 minutes to launch. *

*maybe

Aww, Killing Floor just finished but the timer moved like 10 minutes.

I walked away from the internets for 10 minutes and this happened! This is wild.

I wish I could help with Amnesia but for some reason it's freezing my computer on launch, which never happened before the ARG. Too lazy to care.

Yep, it was setup all along to release in half an hour.
Golden Wrenches all over again