Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!

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Re: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!

Postby cba » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:08 am UTC

the thing i figure with portal 2 is that... if all they do is add some cool new mechanics (check), add more maps with those mechanics (check), and keep the basic principle the same (check), they cant really do too much wrong...
more of a good thing in this case is still a good thing :P

I also bought portal as a stand alone game... didnt want anything else in the orange box... lol
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Re: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!

Postby The Scyphozoa » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:48 am UTC

mosc wrote:It's like a book you read when you were 14 that you will talk about without ever picking up again for the next 50 years. I understand the infatuation but I don't think there was nearly as much substance there as people make it out to be. "Best game ever made" is a big title for something that by most definitions wouldn't even classify as a full game! I'm not trying to troll here, I really enjoyed portal. I just don't want to see portal 2 turn out to be the next spore because of over-hyped lunacy.

I think this leads to two possibilites: 1) Portal 2 isn't much more than Portal 1 and suffers from hype-backlash, or 2) it improves upon Portal 1 so much that it becomes a different thing and the fans hate it.
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Postby mosc » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:11 am UTC

I can't see much else either, seems inevitable.
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Re: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!

Postby Jorpho » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:42 am UTC

Oh, is this the Portal thread now?

This video came out recently: a ten-minute Portal speedrun, glitching like mad all the way through. A project two years in the making, apparently.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1U5RUVENNE

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Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:09 am UTC

So, SlyReaper mentioned this in the Steam deals thread, and just now I posted it in the awesome thread, but, really, why hasn't this forum exploded with this yet?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5I3VnCHWsU
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Re: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!

Postby cjdrum » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:46 am UTC

Has anyone seen this guy's theory on Portal? I think it actually works quite well.

And, if you think about it: Chell = Shell. IT MAKES SENSE :O
Plus, the whole game is training. The whole game. Training for the final chamber. Does anyone else agree on his theory? It wooorks so weeeell...
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Postby joshz » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:21 am UTC

I stopped reading when ze claimed GLaDOS said Chell was an android. At the start of that chamber, it said that it was a chamber used for training androids for war, but that Chell had to go in anyway. The thing at the end was just in relation to that.
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Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:38 am UTC

joshz wrote:I stopped reading when ze claimed GLaDOS said Chell was an android. At the start of that chamber, it said that it was a chamber used for training androids for war, but that Chell had to go in anyway. The thing at the end was just in relation to that.


My opinion: clone, yes.
Android: wtf.

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Postby Technical Ben » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:20 am UTC

Did not one see the "bring your daughter to work day" poster/request from GLados?
Hence Chell being the daughter of a scientist and trapped in the complex.
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Re: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!

Postby cjdrum » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:33 am UTC

Okay, android may be WTF, but you can't disregard the whole thing based on that!

It's actually quite an interesting read.
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Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:06 am UTC

cjdrum wrote:Okay, android may be WTF, but you can't disregard the whole thing based on that!

It's actually quite an interesting read.


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Postby Vapour » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:40 am UTC

Maybe Androids can break their ankles still.

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Postby phlip » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:21 pm UTC

I skimread through the first page, it seems to consist entirely of "This line is obviously a joke... but what if it wasn't!"

I'm put in the mind of reading one of those conspiracy theory tracts. But maybe that's just what they want me to think.

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Postby MotorToad » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:04 pm UTC

cjdrum wrote:Has anyone seen this guy's theory on Portal? I think it actually works quite well.

And, if you think about it: Chell = Shell. IT MAKES SENSE :O
Plus, the whole game is training. The whole game. Training for the final chamber. Does anyone else agree on his theory? It wooorks so weeeell...

The machine gun puts android blood on the walls? That tiny detail really affects one's ability to take the rest of it seriously. Also, the fact that it's a game makes one question the validity and ... the why-the-fuck-botherness of it. I think the only thing he got right was the cjohnson is Chell and not Cave. The beans, milk, and computers left about clearly show that previous "inhabitants" weren't coming out of a stasis chamber or test tube.
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Postby Torvaun » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:12 pm UTC

What blood? You mean the machine oil?
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Re: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!

Postby El Spark » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:59 pm UTC

I was more amused by the "iron-clad logic" stuff than the theory itself.

But hey, if it means that it makes your game better...whatever butters your biscuit, man.
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Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:00 pm UTC

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Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:03 pm UTC

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Re: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!

Postby cjdrum » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:43 pm UTC

I hate you all.

IGNORE THE ANDROIDS! Clones still have blood too!

Also, the previous inhabitants were real people. Y'know, Aperture workers. Of course there's beans and milk.
But did anybody read the second and third parts at all?
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Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:50 am UTC

Here's a,thought: if the propulsion and repulsion gels were "dietary supplements", who were they being tested on? Were they already ready during Portal 1, or are there other test subjects between Portal 1 and Portal 2?

(And why do I expect autocorrect to capitalize Portal for me?)
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Postby El Spark » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:42 pm UTC

Our clock tower at the local university plays computerized tones instead of bells now. They SOUND like bells, but are programmed with a variety of different music that is then played over the bell synthesizer.

So the other night, I was sitting there with my window open and the tower started to play its final song of the night. And what do I hear (converted to bellsong)?

"This was a triumph..."
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Re: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:00 pm UTC

So, the new videos, "panels" and "bot trust"? Why is it Cave Johnson? First of all, that's not what I expected him to sound like. Second, is he Still Alive? Third, we'd never get tired of GLaDOS's voice anyway.
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Postby Sprocket » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:37 pm UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:So, the new videos, "panels" and "bot trust"? Why is it Cave Johnson? First of all, that's not what I expected him to sound like. Second, is he Still Alive? Third, we'd never get tired of GLaDOS's voice anyway.

Seriously, it's Portal. All the characters HAVE to be female! Holes not poles!

This is unacceptable, and changes nothing about the fact that I'm going to play this game. However frustrating I found parts of the first one. God damn did I ever find parts of it frustrating, and that's why it was worth doing! Right kids!?
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