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Portal 2 Countdown Ends, New One Begins

The Aperture Labs Countdown timer has concluded, and while this does not signal the launch of Portal 2 as hoped, it does seem to indicate an early launch is possible, but it requires more "computing power." The page now offers a new "projected launch" timer, reading a bit under 94 hours, which calculates out to Tuesday, but from the looks of it, this process can be sped up through The Potato Sack games, with a note at the bottom labeled "challenge status," next to an unexplained potato multiplier. Here's the message that precedes the new page loading:

09:00 – Hello again.
09:00 – I’ve been waiting a long time for this.
09:00 – I know it’s arriving later than expected.
09:00 – But I have a message for you:
09:00 – April Fools.
09:01 – I’m joking.
09:01 – Seriously, though:
09:01 – You’ve been surprisingly competent at
09:01 – generating electro-chemical energy to jumpstart the system.
09:01 – But now we need raw computational power
09:02 – to speed up the reboot process.

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19. Re: Portal 2 Countdown Ends, New One Begins Apr 15, 2011, 14:23 Rhino
 
elefunk wrote on Apr 15, 2011, 13:17:
If you bitch about "needing to buy games" to get the game released early, just shut the fuck up please?

If you "need to buy games", it implies that you don't already have the Potato Pack, which means that you did jack shit in trying to move forward the rest of the ARG, since you weren't solving the puzzles and unlocking potatoes.

If you just want to sit back and watch the events unfold, that's great, and that's actually what I did. I didn't care about getting any of the stuff, it was just fun to watch all of this. But I'm not going to go all entitlement complex when I'm not given something that I didn't even attempt unlocking in the first place.

I think that you're taking these comments with a far more volcanic outlook than any of those who are making them. The conversation, so far, has been pretty relaxed. Perhaps one or two that were borderline in terms of expressing genuine aggravation; but certainly nothing that deserved the vitriol that you just spat out. Nobody expressed any sense of entitlement that I saw; just hopes that weren't met and surprise at the result of the countdown.
 
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