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Portal 2 Watch

According to GLaDOS@Home, calculations are complete for two of the 13 games, as players look to trigger an early release of Portal 2. Both The Wonderful End of the World and 1... 2... 3... Kick It are complete, and a Dejobaan triple-play looms, as it looks likely that AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity will be next.

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96. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 18, 2011, 23:53 Dev
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 18, 2011, 11:54:
Can you really deny that this place is in a rut?
Hmm, let me think for a half second.

Yes.

At the minimum, I've found out about non-steam indie games that I've purchased and enjoyed from comments of people here.

I visit blues multiple times a day for gaming news. I read comments on a few stories that catch my interest and respond on fewer still.
I've also enjoyed some stimulating discussion. Yes there are complaints and rants (a few of which are mine), but I still read and respond to comments, and am intellectually stimulated by doing so.
 
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95. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 18, 2011, 12:56 Ray Marden
 
We obviously have some different beliefs, but if you believe your perspective is right, do you think the "You all suck" approach is going to change anything?
In contrast, are peoples' complaints being addressed?
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94. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 18, 2011, 12:39 Verno
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 18, 2011, 11:54:
Can you really deny that this place is in a rut?

Yes and frankly the entire thing is offtopic and has nothing to do with some obvious trolls who are getting way more attention than they deserve. Some people might even view you always decrying the users and lauding the industry in such an obvious and loaded manner as it's own form of trolling but you're still allowed to post and aren't "ruining the site" or something.

Verno, you regularly try to take a reasonable attitude but get shouted down by "No, they just did it to screw me."

Hah, no one shouts me down. If someone trolls me I either have fun with it and make them look stupid or ignore it. You're getting bent out of shape over nothing, there are trolls everywhere. I'm on several larger communities and see it all the time, this place is no different. If it's so bad you can't possibly ignore it then there are plenty of alternatives, it's your loss. Either way making a ridiculous and antagonistic blogpost that makes you seem way too invested in this doesn't help anything.
 
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93. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 18, 2011, 12:33 Prez
 
Can you really deny that this place is in a rut?

Maybe it is; I don't know. But then one can argue that it's just a symptom of gaming overall being stuck in a rut.

That there's little discussion and more empty flames and rants? That people are angry for the sake of being angry without even remembering what they're angry about?

That is not true in all cases. I'd say, at absolute worst, even the most hate-filled threads only have about 50% flame posts; I'm not sure why even that's a big deal - they are usually short, and even when they're not, it's pretty easy to spot them and skip over them to get to the parts you'd rather see. If you're not seeing any valuable discussion in any threads, you're not looking hard enough.
 
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92. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 18, 2011, 11:54 Beamer
 
Generic complaints about communities for the purpose of attention don't really deserve more than that.

Can you really deny that this place is in a rut?
That there's little discussion and more empty flames and rants? That people are angry for the sake of being angry without even remembering what they're angry about?

There's such little discussion of anything. Yes, again, this isn't aimed at you, nor at Jerykk who regularly comments on games he plays. No one else does. Threads in which people mindlessly pile onto thinking DX11 is a marketing scheme get far more comments than one in which people discuss a game they're playing, what makes it good, what would make it better and whether it's worth buying. Verno, you regularly try to take a reasonable attitude but get shouted down by "No, they just did it to screw me."
 
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91. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 18, 2011, 11:50 Beamer
 
He's only right like the types who pine for the good 'ol days in the fifties are right.

Which is true, and ironic, as I'm annoyed at all of those discussing how gaming was so much better when the only FPS choices were Doom, Chasm and Powerslave.
 
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90. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 18, 2011, 11:49 Beamer
 

I don't know, he accuses Jerykk of being mentally unstable but that was the most bizarre thing I've ever seen posted on the site, not to mention totally offtopic. The site is fine, trolls exist, the end. Move on with your life, sheesh.

The timestamp should likely give off why.


In any case, I've paid 0 attention to whatever ARG Valve has put out there, only looked at these indie game stats to lament how the better ones are lagging behind, played none of them in this time frame, given up nothing, will get the game 6 hours early (well, not really because I went with the PS3 option) and see nothing to complain about.


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89. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 20:48 Verno
 
Generic complaints about communities for the purpose of attention don't really deserve more than that.

Anyway dramarama aside it looks like the launch will be Tuesday morning-ish depending on progression which suits me fine. Had a great time with some of the indie games on the weekend. Haters your loss

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88. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 19:32 Krovven
 
Haven't read this thread since my own at post #26. Clearly I missed much.

"Bitching about bitching." Standard response from those that have little to contribute and couldn't come up with anything slightly more thought provoking.

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87. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 18:03 Dev
 
4 hours early with 5 games completed. My prediction of slightly earlier Tuesday morning is still on track, and all those estimated pages are still incorrectly calling it monday.  
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86. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 15:54 grudgebearer
 
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 17, 2011, 12:42:

I do.

And he's right.

Then by all means, sign up for his newsletter so he'll quit posting garbage like that. Whether you are of the opinion that he is right or wrong, he is guilty of everything he is railing about and he's really offering nothing to the discussion at hand.
 
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85. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 15:08 Parallax Abstraction
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Apr 17, 2011, 12:59:
Thats the biggest load of crap I have EVER seen posted on these boards. The post is doing exactly what Beamer is complaining about bitching, moaning, whining at its best. Mr.Beamer YOU ARE THE ONE BITCHING, MOANING and WHINING and making posts that are TOTALLY unrelated to the thread. How about you stop HIJACKING posts. we do you think we want to read this CRAP when we are talking about Portal 2? STOP POSTING FOREVER, BEAMER and improve our boards...jeesh

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84. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 14:34 spindoctor
 
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 17, 2011, 12:42:
And he's right.

Yes, he is.

Overon wrote on Apr 17, 2011, 13:18:
Can someone clue me in. How does one affect those calculations? Just by spending time in a game on that list?

No one knows for sure how the calculations are carried out. There's a lot of guesswork out there, but no clarity on exactly how it works. At this point, the best thing you can do is simply play the potato games, preferably the ones that are 'recommended' by the ARG site and definitely not the ones that have already completed calculations. And try and get potatoes from the games if you can... it is assumed that this will be helpful but again, no one knows for sure.
 
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83. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 14:27 jimnms
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 17, 2011, 01:32:
For some silly reason, the Amnesia DLC doesn't let you save. You either beat it in one go or you lose all progress. It's pretty dumb considering this is an intense survival horror game with a heavy emphasis on puzzles.

That is the point of the new game. Did you happen to pay attention to the text at the start of the game?
Good of you to come in. This time it will be a trial of character.
Bear in mind. Death is final - nothing will be saved.
Come on, wake up. You need to get going

The 2nd note, "Death is final - nothing will be saved." is your clue.

Stolk wrote on Apr 17, 2011, 01:38:
Steam top sellers. Portal 2 number 1. The Potato Sack number 3. Portal 2 + The Potato Sack number 4. Such stupid marketing!!!

I hope you were being sarcastic, otherwise that is now the dumbest thing I have read on the internet.
 
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82. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 14:09 Yaogun
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Apr 17, 2011, 12:59:
[Thats the biggest load of crap I have EVER seen posted on these boards. The post is doing exactly what Beamer is complaining about bitching, moaning, whining at its best. Mr.Beamer YOU ARE THE ONE BITCHING, MOANING and WHINING and making posts that are TOTALLY unrelated to the thread. How about you stop HIJACKING posts. we do you think we want to read this CRAP when we are talking about Portal 2? STOP POSTING FOREVER, BEAMER and improve our boards...jeesh ]

As if you add anything whatsoever to these boards, Reagle. Your endless use of various forms of "faggot" and countless mentions of "taking it up the ass" do nothing but make you look like a deeply conflicted 12-year-old homophobe. Grow the hell up.

Beamer had a point, he made it eloquently, and he didn't need to drag out the slurs and gay panic. Agree with him or not, it's what these boards need a lot more of.
 
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81. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 14:07 [VG]Reagle
 
Sorry to break up the cryathon but back on topic....

AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity is now complete as are
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80. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 13:59 Sepharo
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 17, 2011, 01:32:
For some silly reason, the Amnesia DLC doesn't let you save. You either beat it in one go or you lose all progress. It's pretty dumb considering this is an intense survival horror game with a heavy emphasis on puzzles.

I believe Valve's clock only updates when a game is "completed". But the other clocks posted earlier in this thread have their own estimations of earlier unlocks based on total play.

Having the timer only count completed games doesn't make much sense, since Killing Floor is a multiplayer game and can't really be completed. Also, some games would take significantly longer to complete than others.

I didn't mean completed in the sense of "beating" the game, I meant "completed" the progress bar for that individual game on the status page.
 
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79. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 13:18 Overon
 
Can someone clue me in. How does one affect those calculations? Just by spending time in a game on that list?  
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78. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 13:13 Overon
 
Complaining about how others are complaining is:
1) a waste of time better spent on anything else
2) hypocritical
3) ironic
 
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77. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 13:06 Sepharo
 
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 17, 2011, 12:42:
grudgebearer wrote on Apr 17, 2011, 03:36:
@Beamer

Dude, put that crap in your newsletter, no one wants to read your long-winded rambling diatribes in a Blues News Post...

I do.

And he's right.

He's only right like the types who pine for the good 'ol days in the fifties are right.

There's a few in here complaining about this but honestly to me it looks like the majority share Beamer's sentiment and are railing against those few while acting like their reasonable position is in the minority.

Go ahead and roll back to any major release announcement or post and you'll see the same discussions, the same trolls, the same entitlement, and the same "they owe you nothing!" types in every thread.

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