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Portal Patched

A post on Steam News announces a new automatic update for Portal, Valve's first-person puzzle platformer. The patch notes don't really make sense, saying the update: "Changed radio transmission frequency to comply with federal and state spectrum management regulations," hinting that something interesting may be on the way. Shacknews notes the Steam Users' Forums are puzzling through this, noticing a new Portal Achievement has been added, as well as some Morse code audio files that seem to indicate GLaDOS is, well, still alive.

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27. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 17:04 Boneshadow
 
"First you will be baked. And then there will be cake."

Wait...you mean....I'm the cake!!??

Am I a lie? I think...therefore I am cake?
 
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26. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 16:23 Wolfen
 
LOL. Yes prez. It is. Great observation. =D  
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25. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 15:34 Prez
 
Wolfen wrote on Mar 2, 2010, 12:53:
LIES!

(yes, thats my intelligent come back, so suck it lol)

Isn't it ironic (dontcha think?) that you are so quick to proclaim something a lie when you are so willing to believe the promise of cake? Must be the sweet tooth...
 
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24. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 14:03 Creston
 
Mangrove wrote on Mar 2, 2010, 06:35:
The cake was a truth. You getting a slice of it was a lie.

Rotfl

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23. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 12:53 Wolfen
 
Prez wrote on Mar 2, 2010, 11:34:
Also one could argue that because cake existed somewhere in the universe, it is therefore not a lie. But alas, the statement "the cake is a lie" is indicative of the specific allusion by GLaDOS to the promise that if you do what you are told as an indentured servant of the Enrichment Center, you will be rewarded cake. Of course we know, this is indeed a fallacy, as the only thing you were intended to receive is termination by conflagration. The existence of the cake in the final room can be said to be a manifestation of the subject of the lie that exists solely for the express purpose of helping the sentient mind GLaDOS reconcile the fact that she is illogically offering something as reward that is functionally unobtainable, thereby averting a logic disconnect that could very well set her program into a paradoxical AI logic loop from which she could not recover. Without the existence of the cake, GLaDOS would fry her circuits and there would be no sentient AI to run the place. Despite the existence of the cake, the promise of cake was never intended to come to fruition for the hapless charges of the Enrichment Center.

Therefore the only logical conclusion is that the cake was, and yet remains, a lie.

LIES!

(yes, thats my intelligent come back, so suck it lol)
 
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22. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 11:34 Prez
 
Also one could argue that because cake existed somewhere in the universe, it is therefore not a lie. But alas, the statement "the cake is a lie" is indicative of the specific allusion by GLaDOS to the promise that if you do what you are told as an indentured servant of the Enrichment Center, you will be rewarded cake. Of course we know, this is indeed a fallacy, as the only thing you were intended to receive is termination by conflagration. The existence of the cake in the final room can be said to be a manifestation of the subject of the lie that exists solely for the express purpose of helping the sentient mind GLaDOS reconcile the fact that she is illogically offering something as reward that is functionally unobtainable, thereby averting a logic disconnect that could very well set her program into a paradoxical AI logic loop from which she could not recover. Without the existence of the cake, GLaDOS would fry her circuits and there would be no sentient AI to run the place. Despite the existence of the cake, the promise of cake was never intended to come to fruition for the hapless charges of the Enrichment Center.

Therefore the only logical conclusion is that the cake was, and yet remains, a lie.

This comment was edited on Mar 2, 2010, 11:50.
 
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21. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 10:31 xXBatmanXx
 
ugh. You guys are making my head hurt.

The more Portal the better as far as I am concerned - some of the best gaming in the last 10 years right there. I am due for another play through.
 
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20. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 09:28 Grumpy Sod
 
Prez wrote on Mar 2, 2010, 05:33:
The cake was a lie. It said so right on the walls of every secret hidey hole you found, for Pete's sake!

Of course whoever wrote that was not privy to the fact that there was, indeed, cake. They were simply sure by the point they hid there that the cake was a lie.
 
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19. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 09:09 Wolfen
 
This I can agree to.  
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18. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 07:41 nin
 
The cake was a truth. You getting a slice of it was a lie.

I think we have a winner.
 
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17. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 07:37 InBlack
 
Portal was the best part of the Orange Box, and I bought the Orange Box just for TF2.  
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16. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 07:01 Kevlar
 
Indeed. GLaDOS actually specifies precisely what the deal is as you near the end of Portal.

"First you will be baked. And then there will be cake."
 
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15. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 06:35 Mangrove
 
The cake was a truth. You getting a slice of it was a lie.  
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14. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 06:29 nin
 
The cake was a lie. It said so right on the walls of every secret hidey hole you found, for Pete's sake!

But one could argue that it was not a lie, as you actually found one at the end of the game?
 
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13. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 05:33 Prez
 
The cake was a lie. It said so right on the walls of every secret hidey hole you found, for Pete's sake!  
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12. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 04:49 Rigs
 
Don't you see?!? It's a global conspiracy from the fast food industry. We've been living in their ultimate real-life ARG fro some time now. First there was no spoon. Now, no cake. Hang onto those forks, people, or we'll be eating Big Mac's and Whoppers for the rest of our days...


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'Now, we gave you a promise and we are bound by that promise and damn you for asking for it! And damn me for agreeing to it! And damn all of us to hell, because that is exactly where we're going!'
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11. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 01:32 Wolfen
 
The cake was not a lie.

A cake was there. Glados just omitted that you would be killed before the cake. But the cake was "there" so the cake was not a "lie".
 
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10. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 00:44 Sepharo
 
Cool! Lemme know how it turns out and what you find out from the ARG...


Yep, playin' this ARG like I play all my ARGs.
 
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9. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 00:29 Prez
 
Considering that you were supposed to be burned to death before you ever got to the room at the end, I'd say that the cake most definitely WAS a lie.

And Portal was absolutely brilliant. Can't wait for the sequel.
 
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8. Re: Portal Patched Mar 2, 2010, 00:17 Jensen
 
ARGs are fun! I only watch though, it goes too fast for me to give any valuable input.

The achievement is something I can work on, though. I've got 14 of the required steps for the achievement
 
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