RipTen: A mysterious countdown has begun over at Aperture Science website (which is owned by Valve), and it’s counting down to 9am on Friday morning!! (PDT)
I knew it. No seriously, Gabe told me.
the single mention of Half Life would take away all the attention now placed on Portal 2 so forget about it
They could very easily reveal DLC for HL:EP3 with your purchase of Portal 2. That would both boost Portal sales AND HL:(all eps) sales.
Either some reveal of something or the game releasing early for PC owners. Would be really nice of them to release it early to the PC, but I think I'd much rather them reveal something like say episode 3
Something related to Episode 3 would be great.
Well, if it's Aperture, it's probably related more to Portal than to Half-Life...
Yeah, but Aperture still ties in with Half-Life.
Ohhhhhh! Mysterious Countdown.
All this anticipation, the talk of something going on on April 15, portal 2, and now a countdown! The anticipation is killing me, I can't wait for portal 2!!!
When i go onto aperturescience.com i get a christmas video
There you go...I wonder what happened to e and f? http://www.aperturescience....
ok so the g is missing from "beginning" and then f and e are missing from the site. G ordon F re E man. There must be more missing letters somewhere?
Well if you look at the Arg wiki the Watcher has left a few messages on their that people on the forum have pointed out. One of them reads "TheWatcher's Latest Message Dear Reader, I underestimated you. You have, for want of a better word, surprised me. Congratulations are in order. I am glad to see you have uncovered the meaning of the word you found embedded inside the map of the major metropolis. Using this word you have blazed a trail forwards that not even my research was able to uncover. I thank you for your hard work. May you eventually find freedom from SHE whom we both fear. Please note, some of you are too fixated on the spelling of the word 'clew'. It may be that the way I spell 'clew' is indeed a clue, but not the kind you think. Again, congratulations. You have somewhat redeemed yourselves in your own eyes. Only time will tell if you have redeemed yourselves in mine. From what I can see, you have little more use for my guidance. Thus, until we meet again - this is where I get off. Sincerely, He Who Watches From The Beginnin" Notice anything..... "Thus, until we meet again - this is where I get off." Sounds like something the G-man would say ;)
The G is missing from the end of "Beginnin" as well; your error or theirs?
I just copied what was there on the site http://valvearg.com/wiki/Us...
huh, intersting; or as this Watcher would say, interestin.
anybody else think it's just counting to the release of steam on ps3?
Why would they do that? When the counter finishes no one will see it if they are at a store buying it! I say it's steam PC version.. I could buy 2 copies for $80 but I let my friend buy his own this time..
oh no that's not what I meant. I just meant the client for so people can do things like set up their accounts. turns out though it was something totally different though, lol
That would make sense. An early release on PC would hurt console hype and anger retailers, and an Episode 3 announce might take some of the hype out of Portal 2 itself (unless the announce was "Aperture Science Welcomes Guest Appearance Gordan Freeman in Portal 2!"). Steam launch on PS3 sounds reasonable and exciting enough to have a countdown. I'll put my money on that.
Then why would it all be Aperture and Portal themed?
I'd venture to guess it's because Portal 2 will be the first game to use PS3 Steam. I mean, it COULD be something bigger, but I'd reiterate that an early release day still doesn't make sense. Why spite retailers and consoles so badly after all the effort they've put into building bridges? Also, it wouldn't make sense to announce the early release the day of the release; nobody would know about it through the countdown site. Most people would just log into Steam and see the difference. If it IS something bigger, I'd say it's a reveal, not an early release. Just too many complications in that other option.
I already have it preLoaded!!! Give it to valve!!
Double commented, my b
I'm guessing DLC announcement, since many developers this gen seem to be joining the pre-release DLC announcement bandwagon. Although I doubt Valve would be one of them.
Considering the fact that valve doesn't charge for DLC (unless you're an Xbox customer and they are forced to by Microsoft), I highly doubt it. Valve is actually focused on delivering a quality product to their customers, not milking their customers for every penny they're worth. One of the last decent developers in my opinion. I think, given the delays that have occurred for Valve games in the past, and the often used "Valve time" joke, we might actually see an early release for the PC. If you pay close attention to their advertisements, they only say "available in stores on 4/19". Doesn't actually say anything about the release for PC through Steam. Granted, I could be wrong, but a guy can dream, right?
early pc release lucky bastards my pc is to outdated to run this properly
Half life announcement? DLC announcement?
Deploying surprise in 3... 2... 1... Half-Life 3. :D No more fat jokes!
Hope it was worth the weight.
Whatever this is, it is sure to be good.
I'm guessing early PC release.
I doubt it's an early release......although it could be a way for Valve to get around the launch day issues they always have with big titles. Will check back in 13 and a bit hours.
I think it is probably just going to be a late April Fool's of sorts. Everyone has already stated good reasons as to why it wouldn't be this, that or the other thing. Although I would say the early release on steam is the most plausible out of the group of things that might happen. Or maybe they will release an even bigger incentive to preorder Portal 2 so they can rope in some people at the last minute who might have been on the fence (for whatever reason). Such as a special preview or something of that caliber for preordering Portal 2. Lots of speculation though.
meh..too mundane to warrant a countdown.
early release i hope already have it pre loaded
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