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I'd rather they have done some sort of Portal 1 marathon instead of trying to boost indie sales. Release the darn game already, I'm done with my Portal 1 re-run
    
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This clearly isn't Valves fault. People get scammed daily for CoD DLC and you blame Valve for giving you a good deal on 13 games and a chance (key word, note it down) to get Portal 2 earlier.

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I'd rather they have done some sort of Portal 1 marathon instead of trying to boost indie sales. Release the darn game already, I'm done with my Portal 1 re-run
Me too in all fairness. It'd be awesome if they set a "100k people to complete Portal 1 and we release Portal 2" sort of challenge. Much more suitable, although this was fun.
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portal 2 just began updating.
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What makes you think that there was any actual calculation involved? They didn't have to estimate anything, just tweak the numbers from their end to make the timer fit the release date.

Other than that I agree with you entirely.

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Likewise, 102.7MB

Well, it's just because there is always a smart guy in this modern day and age that goes into the depths of the system, analyses how many people played the game, verifies everything, etc, and in the end cries "foul". Since Valve has the necessary data to make ends meet in the proper way without the possibility of being accused of anything, it's easier for them to take the latter approach and be bullet-proof.

P.S.: Same here, Portal 2 just updated


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I'd rather they have done some sort of Portal 1 marathon instead of trying to boost indie sales. Release the darn game already, I'm done with my Portal 1 re-run
It's not very easy to put the words Portal and Marathon in the same sentence.

The first time I played it it took me seven hours (yes, I know, a long time, but I played in one go, without even understanding the concept at first, and throughout the night, until it was day again LOL), and now it's easy to finish it in 3 hours.
Edited by tpi2007 - 4/18/11 at 6:36pm
 
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My Steam now shows the achievements, but the game isn't yet playable
     
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102.7 meg patch
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Potano: GLaDOS Is Stealing Our Spuds
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)
Okay, what. All this diligent, web-wide meta-potato-harvesting to apparently get Portal 2 unlocked early, and now something’s gone all weird, just when the end was in sight. The GLaDOS@home site is showing the work so far seeming being undone at a rate of knots. We don’t know why, we don’t know the result. But we damned well hope people haven’t spent money on a collection of indie games purely because they thought it would win them early access to Portal 2 that they now may not get.
On the other hand 1) the site now lists ’9 test subjects’ as having been found and 2) the chaps on the ValveARG site are claiming the G-Man can be seen in the background… No. C’mon. We’re being gamed, right? That one’s been removed already, which I take to mean it was trolling by someone. Unsurprising, given its lack of subtlety. Additional: the ’9′ appears to be the ARG’s most successful players being taken to Valve to play the game.
Interesting....
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This clearly isn't Valves fault. People get scammed daily for CoD DLC and you blame Valve for giving you a good deal on 13 games and a chance (key word, note it down) to get Portal 2 earlier
I'm talking purely about the challenge.. not about the indie games, not about the price they paid for them, not if the price they paid for them was a good deal. None of that has anything to do with the challenge in and of itself.

They issued a challenge. People responded to that challenge in droves. Valve is giving pretty much nothing for completing said challenge. This isn't rocket science here. Saying that not enough people turned out for it is pure speculation at best. The fact that this entire thing just so happens to be coinciding with a midnight launch everywhere for the console versions doesn't help anything.
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Dance in front of a turret blocked by a hard light bridge in co-op"

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but we damned well hope people haven’t spent money on a collection of indie games purely because they thought it would win them early access to portal 2 that they now may not get.
QFT.

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They issued a challenge. People responded to that challenge in droves. Valve is giving pretty much nothing for completing said challenge. This isn't rocket science here. Saying that not enough people turned out for it is pure speculation at best. The fact that this entire thing just so happens to be coinciding with a midnight launch everywhere for the console versions doesn't help anything.
Exactly, it's a challenge. You can't win all of them. At the start I never heard Valve say anything about a guaranteed early release, they just said we might be able to get it released early. Saying that not enough people turned out isn't speculation, it's pure fact. Look at the numbers. You're telling me only 20k people preordered Portal 2? Where are the rest?

I agree that the console midnight launch really doesn't help anything but I really can't stress enough that this was a challenge. There were no guaranteed outcomes or promises of an early release, it was all based on how hard we were prepared to try as a group.
Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 4/18/11 at 6:50pm
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