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OK, so I had given up on this, and thought sod it, I will wait until the 19th but I just couldn't. So I had another look at the G@H page, and noticed that the progress bar was updating faster than it should if it was simply tied into the clock (which I assumed it was).

After very little digging I found the source code for it which lists it's current width

Code:
<div id="overall_progress_ctn">
<div id="overall_progress_bar" style="width: 60px;">
</div>
</div>
I also found the image being used for the progress bar in the source code, here, which gives it's total width as 494px.

So, constantly refreshing the page to see when it advances, gauging the current length as a fraction of the total length and the time elapsed when it advances it is a simple matter to predict when the bar will fill, based on the average so far. And the results are...

...

...


Release sometime between 14:00 and 15:00 on the 18th

So a bit earlier than planned, but not much.

Please note, this assumes that the game will be released when the progress bar is full. It is also based on the average progress so far, which is sure to change a lot. It also assumes that any of this means anything, and Valve are not messing us around again.

Damn you Valve!

I will keep an eye on this, but I am not going to sit for the next 70-80 hours constantly refreshing the page. I have better things to do with my life, and if you will excuse me I am going to go and find out what they are...
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I hope your happy now that your quota for dashing hopes has been met valve!!!!!
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Ya ridiculous, all that work from people just to get it a few hours to half a day earlier is just ridiculous.
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This sucks. Off work all weekend and it will probably unlock about the time I go back on monday. hopefully everyone will play more since it its the weekend though..
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Just wondering guys, but is the Potato Sack worth it?
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Originally Posted by Admiral Mudkipz View Post
Just wondering guys, but is the Potato Sack worth it?
Yes, Super Meat Boy alone is well worth the price of admission.

I'm saving up to get it myself eventually
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Dont bash me ok,but is suppose to be a FPS puzzle game? Ive never played portal and from the videos ive seen there is no action.
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This is a joke we could play all weekend and not get it 3 hours early...
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Dont bash me ok,but is suppose to be a FPS puzzle game? Ive never played portal and from the videos ive seen there is no action.
Yes.
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as excited as I am for portal2, this pre-launch leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. Buy some indie games to get the game to launch a bit early? That's kind of shady...
I know right!! How Dare Valve help some indie developers make money.

    
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