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The indie origins of the Portal 2 'Potato Sack' ARG

For fans, the recent Portal 2 ARG began with the discovery of unexpected, hidden messages within the "Potato Sack" bundle of indie games. As it happens, the project's development also started with a mysterious missive -- to the developers of those games. "Dude, it was so rad," Alex Neuse, CEO ...

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Portal 2 Easter egg: Valve never meta-ARG it didn't like

A hidden room somewhere within Portal 2 (see the video after the break for more information about its location, if you want) contains a mysterious message from "Adam Foster," which plays a really annoying sound file that turns out to hold three encoded images. What do you find upon deciphering...

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Portal 2 available right now (happy Potato Fool's Day!)

The diligent Potato Sack players did their job, unlocking Portal 2 a bit early. The Steam version is unlockable right now. This hours-early release is the culmination of an insane ARG that's been leading players around since April 1. And maybe it didn't unlock the game days early, like we thought...

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Portal 2 unlocking early -- if you play the Potato Sack games long enough

If you thought the Portal 2 countdown clock would lead to an early release of the game, you were right about the concept, but maybe your timeline was a bit off. The countdown, upon elapsing, opened a site for "GLaDOS@Home," which claims to need your computational cycles to facilitate an early rel...

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ARGhh, Portal 2 alternate reality game has final exam

(Musical accompaniment for this post) The Portal 2 ARG is coming to an end, but GLaDOS, much like Senor Chang, can never die. Also, she has something planned with a final countdown. The Aperture Science page seems to imply that once the "final test" is solved Portal 2 will be unlocked early...

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Portal 2 now pre-loading; Portal 2 stuff unlocking in Potato Sack games

The countdown to next week's release of Portal 2 continues and, in this day of digitally delivered games, there's no better sign that it's really happening than this: the pre-load. For those of you eager to return to Aperture Science and reacquaint yourselves with GLaDOS as soon as possible, buy ...

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Valve ARG puzzle looks like a diving bell

Last night, we received a curious image emailed from Valve boss Gabe Newell: a tiny puzzle piece with some kind of code inscribed on it. Other sites received the same image or a different one, forming a set of nine square tiles (though one is still missing) that when fit together and inverted (of...

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Valve Potato Sack bundle hides possible Portal 2 ARG

It would appear that Valve's "potato sack" bundle is hiding something beneath the surface, much like the hidden ARG found in Portal after Valve updated it. A wiki page chronicles all of the discovered changes so far, which include some hidden glyphs and, if Razer equipment is detected, a message ...

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Valve's viral plot thickens with Portal blue screen of death

Even though Portal 2 has been officially announced, it seems the clever Alternate Reality Game which gave it impetus hasn't yet come to a complete stop. Shortly after accepting a Pioneer Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco on Thursday evening, Valve boss Gabe Newell launched...

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Portal fans find secret images, BBS phone number in radio messages

Ever since Portal was updated on Steam two days ago, fans have been busy finding the hidden Morse code messages added to the game, and deciphering them to unravel what appears to be some kind of ARG. Early messages -- in plain Morse code as well as meta-Morse code that translated to written Morse...

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