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Why would it be Barney?
Why not?
 
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Because there has to be an explanation to why Barney was not in Ep2, and there has to be an explanation who the Rat Man from Portal is.

My bet is that when the citadel blew (went from the big orange portal storm of Ep1 (the last time we see Barney) to a big blue portal over the ruined citadel for ep2, that Barney was transported to Ap Sci and became Rat Man.

Now Michelle will help reunite Barney, Gordon and Alyx at the Borealis in both space and time!
    
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I was really kidding about the 4/20 thing, kinda tounge in cheek, but in no particular order:

Hitler BDay
x
Deep Water Horizon (gulf oil spill)
x
x
Good friday massacre
Bay of Pigs
x
x
The day before the Red Barron dies
The Wisconsin Territory est ( did we really need WI )
Vädersolstavlan ( I dont know but those could be portals!)

I just expected Valve to release it on Aprils Fools day, its a much lighter day :-)

Edit: took out the ones that seemed in bad taste on second reading

But I still bet Barney ends up in Aperture Sci Labs somewhere!
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Not to be a downer, but 4/20 is also the anniversary date of the massacre at Columbine.
Dwelling on negative events just ruins it for the rest of us. Let history be history, I say. I, for one, don't really care what sort of awfulness happened on 4/20.
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when i hear 4/20 first thing that comes to my and i think most people's minds is either hitler bday or national weed day, i prefer the latter games are twice as amazing now i got 2 things to look forward to
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I have like 50 hours on that game. People still make new maps constantly, and there are tons of roleplaying servers also.
RolePlaying servers are what ruined that game. You can't even find a good server with good maps anymore that isn't RPing.

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You know what would be funny? If Portal 2 turned out to be Episode 3 in disguise.
Don't play with me, I'll e-shank you.
    
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I thought it was obvious that Portal 2 won't have connections to Half Life franchise when the devs talked about Portal 2 and its settings.
The Portal 2 story is set years after Portal's ending. As you can see, no one has touched Aperture Science labs and GlaDoS is slowly rebuilding.
When the developers got questions from fans revolving the Black Mesa screening in a level in Portal, if something like that would occur like that again, they responded: No.
It's illogical that HL2 EP3 would revolve in the same year as in Portal 2 since Chell was put to cryo sleep thus waking up years after the explosion. Something similar has to happen in HL2 EP3 if they want Portal 2 to help HL2 EP3.
Portal 2 would just give answers to questions about what happened after HL2 EP3 since Portal 2 is in the future while HL2 EP3 is not.
The bad thing is, since Portal 2 is in the same universe as Half Life hints that Gordon maybe didn't save Earth since for example Aperture Science is in ruins and if the civilization was back in work then they would discover the ruins.
It seems complicated and I hope the developers working on the Half Life franchise can work this out.
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Wait this game is released on 4/20?

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I thought it was obvious that Portal 2 won't have connections to Half Life franchise when the devs talked about Portal 2 and its settings.
The Portal 2 story is set years after Portal's ending. As you can see, no one has touched Aperture Science labs and GlaDoS is slowly rebuilding.
When the developers got questions from fans revolving the Black Mesa screening in a level in Portal, if something like that would occur like that again, they responded: No.
It's illogical that HL2 EP3 would revolve in the same year as in Portal 2 since Chell was put to cryo sleep thus waking up years after the explosion. Something similar has to happen in HL2 EP3 if they want Portal 2 to help HL2 EP3.
Portal 2 would just give answers to questions about what happened after HL2 EP3 since Portal 2 is in the future while HL2 EP3 is not.
The bad thing is, since Portal 2 is in the same universe as Half Life hints that Gordon maybe didn't save Earth since for example Aperture Science is in ruins and if the civilization was back in work then they would discover the ruins.
It seems complicated and I hope the developers working on the Half Life franchise can work this out.

You have a Portal Gun! If you can move through space at faster than light speeds, you can move through time, time is not an issue!
    
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These points of data make a beautiful line..
And were out of beta, were releasing on time!!
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Originally Posted by LiveTheLife View Post
I thought it was obvious that Portal 2 won't have connections to Half Life franchise when the devs talked about Portal 2 and its settings.
The Portal 2 story is set years after Portal's ending. As you can see, no one has touched Aperture Science labs and GlaDoS is slowly rebuilding.
When the developers got questions from fans revolving the Black Mesa screening in a level in Portal, if something like that would occur like that again, they responded: No.
It's illogical that HL2 EP3 would revolve in the same year as in Portal 2 since Chell was put to cryo sleep thus waking up years after the explosion. Something similar has to happen in HL2 EP3 if they want Portal 2 to help HL2 EP3.
Portal 2 would just give answers to questions about what happened after HL2 EP3 since Portal 2 is in the future while HL2 EP3 is not.
The bad thing is, since Portal 2 is in the same universe as Half Life hints that Gordon maybe didn't save Earth since for example Aperture Science is in ruins and if the civilization was back in work then they would discover the ruins.
It seems complicated and I hope the developers working on the Half Life franchise can work this out.
I'm pretty sure Episode 3 is set in the future actually, since in HL2 when Freeman first awakens the earth had been occupied for around 15 years (not sure on the exact time). I'd say it's a safe bet that Portal 2 takes place on the same timeline as HL2 and Episodes 1-3.
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