Portal 2 Event at E3 Cancelled – Replaced by…’Surprise’

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  1. Shakermaker

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    From a press release from Valve:

    E3 is certain to still bring something very interesting with regard to Portal 2. Halflife2.net will be at E3 & twittering again from the Valve room. Stay posted for more details on this next week! (This was ghost written by Glenn btw)
     
  2. Quixoticism

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    Hmm. Episode 3? I hope so!
     
  3. Ravioli

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    What is this i dont even

    Portal 2 or not? Im so confused :S
     
  4. Acepilotf14

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    I was going to say pffthaha but then I was just wondering if they got Lemony Snicket to write that.
     
  5. DEATH eVADER

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    Yay, The Crossing is back is back from the dead! :D

    Either that or DotTF (Defence of the Team Fortress)
     
  6. Eejit

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    Half-Life 3 fo' sho'

    The thought crossed my mind too :)
     
  7. Tollbooth Willie

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    Is it bad that I forgot the Half-Life 2 episodes even existed before I came into this thread and saw some of the posts?
     
  8. Eejit

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    Realistically they aren't gonna hype fans up like this about anything less than Ep3. Huzzah!
     
  9. OmegaX

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    I don't know. Valve has been letting us down lately. Hopefully it's another Orange Box type situation with EP3, Portal 2, and maybe something else. That's wishful thinking though.
     
  10. AHA-Lambda

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    It sounds portal related to me given its GLaDoS dictating the message. If it were episode 3/anything else i would have thought it would just be a standard press release.

    Portal 2 trailer?
     
  11. Eejit

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    Except Ep3 is expected to feature a connection to Portal/GLaDoS/Aperture Science.
     
  12. ríomhaire

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    I hope they get everyone into the room with the screening and then start releasing a green gas into the room. The surprise is that it isn't a deadly neurotoxin but instead a carcinogenic gas!
     
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    Whatever the DoTA guy they hired has been working on.
     
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    My prediction: Ep3.

    Is now DoTA.
     
  15. Sheepo

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    Well it does specifically say 'the E3 Portal 2 surprise', but I'm thinking you're right.
     
  16. unozero

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    Can't wait...started playing HL2 again,imo the first level where you make your way through canals and sewers is my favorite SP level of all time.
    I do hope we get a slightly updated SOURCE enginem the gameplay will marvelous either way.
     
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    What? I've never seen Valve so active, with Portal 2, Steam, Mac releases, HL2 updates...
     
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    It won't be an Orange Box situation ... Portal 2 is too big a name now to clump it with something else, and it's going to be a full-length game this time round as well. They can make more money by releasing them all as stand-alones.

    I'm curious though ... where have Valve been "letting us down lately", apart from the fact that we still haven't heard anything about Episode 3?
     
  19. Acepilotf14

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    releasing a sequel to a game that didn't need a sequel
    the rather bad UI update
    steam community is on the fritz at least once a day now
    everything concerning hats

    ignoring, or doing bad marketing on, their main IP.
     
  20. Paulaner

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    I just ignored it and I'm fine. Making games is always a good thing. If you are not interested, you don't buy them.

    I still fail to see what's bad in the new UI.

    Steam community is made of... well, you know the rest ;)

    They are bringing the whole HL2 universe to Mac. And they gave us the long awaited updates. Also, the Orange Box is now a best seller again, after 3 years. If this is "ignoring" or "bad marketing"... ;)
     
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    Remade it?

    Anyway
     
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    DotA: Source. Now with 95% more hats.
     
  23. Hectic Glenn

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    Yep, sorry if I confused anyone...since Shaker's thread was the main one...I merged the two and lost the previous posts - sorry! Hacked things a bit, looks like Shaker posted this now but doesn't matter.

    Apologies Porkchop, you may need to post your encounter with Doug again. Oops!
     
  24. Porkchop

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    Ah no problem, I'd be happy to.

    I contacted Doug as it said in the last part, and this is his reply:
    http://i49.tinypic.com/2ah7fpd.png

     
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    As long as it's Episode 3. What else could they possibly announce?

    inb4 Left 4 Dead 3
     
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    How could they do this and not expect everyone to get hyped up for EP3?

    Also,
    [​IMG].
     
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    sad no portal 2 but please let it be episode three!
     
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    This just confuses the hell out of me. Why cancel such a big event that was going to get all of the coverage it deserved?
     
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    Why do you say that?
     
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    It doesn't confirm anything.
     
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    itt: people who don't recognise jokes
     
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    The blueness of the D to the . shows the significance of the Borealis and the Arctic.
     
  34. Hectic Glenn

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    Clearly!

    Although booking times could be considered cryptic....in my conversation with Doug tonight he has told me Katie (former organiser of the event) has left Valve...and he has seemingly taken over the bookings. We have had to shift our appointments too.

    It's starting to seem like a legitimate cancellation but I can't understand the 'surprise' part. Perhaps a short Portal 2 demo which you can play will be available?
     
  35. g859

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    Ha, Red Kesa.
     
  36. Insano

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    God damnit. Now I'm looking forward to E3.
     
  37. MaximusPM

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    Here comes Left 4 Dead 3!
     
  38. Sheepo

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    While 'need' is a tricky word, the sequel fixed virtually everything that was wrong with the original, had significantly more content, and was far more fun. I didn't need it, but I'm sure as hell glad they made it.
     
  39. xdrive

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    Rofl @ the people saying "ep3" Did you not read how the surprise is in regards to portal 2?
     
  40. Avoidist

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    So... what is it exactly that was cancelled? Was it just about showing the Portal 2 Trailer?
     

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