Is the cake really a lie?

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by DevilzFan, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    So yeah, I downloaded Portal last night (from Steam...not illegally) and played it for the first time. Breezed through it. Very short, but a very satisfying experience. $20 well spent.

    I'm guessing (hoping?) this game sold enough to warrant a sequel, because it was just that damn good. Working on the "bonus maps" now.

    So yeah, I'm late to the Portal party (not porta-potty), but damn, I'm glad I finally decided to give it a go!
     
  2. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    One theory I have heard is either there will be a second Portal or the Portal gun will show up in an up coming Half Life 2 episode. Maybe even both.
     
  3. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    They've confirmed a sequel to Portal is in the works.

    The Portal gun showing up in Half Life 2: Episode 3 is kind of out of the question. The AI just doesn't know how to interact with portals, though I bet they could get it to work by the next game. . .
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  4. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    There is a mod for HL2 (could be just a console command though, I think) that lets you use the portal gun inside Episode 2. I really need to just get Orange box on PC.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    the portal gun mod works with all the HL2 games. it's pretty easy, and there's guides online how to do it.

    it's hard learning what surfaces the portals will work on in HL2, but it's a lot of fun.
     
  6. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Well there is definitely SOME kind of Aperture portal technology inside the Borealis. I can't wait for EP 3.
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

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    I can't wait for the Portal sequel. I never thought an FPS game omposed entirely of puzzles and no combat would be so much fun.

    HL Ep 3 is going to be sweet. I hope it's just the end of the episode trilogy and not the end of Half-life all together. A Half-life 3 game would be a better way to top the series off.
     
  8. Valkysas

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    Didnt Valve say that Half-Life 2's episodes were effectively Half-Life 3?
     
  9. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    Perhaps at one point, but Half-Life 3 is on the table after the episodes are done.
     
  10. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Welcome to the cake party! Wheeeee!
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Instant classic, those challenges get HARD

    Minimal steps=crazy!
     
  12. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    I have spent so much time standing still looking around and say to myself "What do I do? What do I do? What do I do?" over and over.
     
  13. pscoop

    pscoop Dead inside

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    The hard levels are tough I am still on the first one. I should try some challenges. And the cake is not a lie, it's german chocolate.
     

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