Portal 2 Catch-All

I'm excited.
And would like an invite to the group please (profile in sig)

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.

haha... very good if it wouldn't put the life of Valve employee's in GRAVE danger, I think they might have done that.

OMG OMG OMG... 1:02 left...

I kinda want to stay up and see what happens in half an hour, but I also have to sleep for work. If it does launch, I'll have to play a little, and next thing it will be 2 am. I should probably just sleep.

BTW, 40 pages for a game that hasn't even released yet... And the chess thread is only 11 pages... ::head hung in shame::

NOW RELEASE THIS F***ING GAME! (look at that, I can live with it after all)

65 Active subjects.
59mins.
77,000 potatoes left.

I know I'm pooping unicorns with excitement, but why aren't you all?

EDIT: I sense the excitement!!! 82 Active just now....this is insane...

DanyBoy wrote:

I kinda want to stay up and see what happens in half an hour, but I also have to sleep for work. If it does launch, I'll have to play a little, and next thing it will be 2 am. I should probably just sleep.

You're probably right, but that is not the gamer in you. URL, GAMERSwithjobs.com the gamers part comes first. Otherwise it would just be boringpeoplethatplaygames.com and what kind of name would that be... really?

When it releases, and if the unlock/dl isn't too long, I'll hop into Vent. No spoilers!

Regardless of the countdown timer, I'm still going to predict 12:01 EDT for launch. Either way, looks like I'm going to be up late tonight.

Now I'm wondering what the 102.7MB update to Portal 2 contained.

A trailer for Episode 3 maybe?

I just gold with icy again using ninja mon and still didn't get a pop for the potato-- maybe they're all out? I tried shift + tab and pulled a new browser, but it defaulted to google so the search term "rail rider" did nothing.

Deadmonkeys wrote:

Now I'm wondering what the 102.7MB update to Portal 2 contained.

A trailer for Episode 3 maybe?

Bug fixes, because lets face it... who can resist changing code 2 hours before a release

I just went into audio surf again, selected icy murderous again, and it no longer plays the same-- no portal gun, not the same song.

Maaan, why'd I have to be at work for all this...

Portal 2 now seems to be unlocking for Golden Potato holders. 25% decrypting...

Gonna play some Portal 1 to get warmed up. See you guys in a bit for the 5 minute countdown.

Latrine wrote:

Portal 2 now seems to be unlocking for Golden Potato holders. 25% decrypting...

And now he's playing. Sooo jealous.

I want to be in bed, but I really want to stay up and see if anything interesting happens at the end of the countdown. Of course, I'm getting my game from Best Buy tomorrow, so it's not like I'll be playing tonight no matter what. If golden potato people really are getting a slightly early unlock, good on them. That's a whole lot of screwing around to have done for some golden starchiness.

Looks like 36 potato holders also get a complimentary Valve complete pack

So I was sort of right about a 12:01 EDT launch.

*taps fingers on desk*

Wow...it just jumped from 96 active test subjects, to 351 to now 707...

Mordiceius is a bastard, that is all.

edit - Look for folks on your friends list who got the golden potato.

I'm so jealous! My copy probably won't arrive until late tonight.

Curious; I'm still pre-loading, but the Time Remaining estimate keeps bouncing between 1 hour and 50 minutes and 3 hours and 5 minutes, despite the fact the connection speed is staying at a consistent 193 KB/S (give or take 2k). I wonder if that's related to the impending early release, or if it's just caused by typical internet Singaporeans? Err, shenanigans (auto-correct is fun sometimes.)

Racist!

The Steam download service (TM) has never, and will probably never, ever, be very reliable. Time-wise.

Valve is nothing if not consistent. Consistently inconsistent, that is.

jadefire21 wrote:

BTW, 40 pages for a game that hasn't even released yet... And the chess thread is only 11 pages... ::head hung in shame::

NOW RELEASE THIS F***ING GAME! (look at that, I can live with it after all)

At least link to the chess thread and maybe we'll get some more people.

1443 test subjects! 19 minutes to go! Mouths are frothing! Servers are shaking.

I wonder if Defense Grid will complete before the countdown is over. Automatic release if it does?

Can't wait for my Amazon package to arrive in 20 minutes! Oh wait...

Now these points of data
make a beautiful line,
and we're out of Beta,
we're releasing on time.
So I'm glad I got burned,
think of all the things we learned,
for the people who are
Still Alive.

Koz wrote:

Can't wait for my Amazon package to arrive in 20 minutes! Oh wait...

Yeah, sorting in Louisville now. If I still lived there I'd probably be tempted to drive over and steal it.

Ah well, I always intended to play tomorrow at 10am. Hopefully that will still be on time.

As people are starting to play though, I guess it's time to get some sleep and avoid this thread until the morning. Good night all. Have fun, with science!