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Early Portal 2 Launch

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by inferyes, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    yeah, pc gamers are all evil pirates yet console gamers with the knowledge get all games early, for the last 2 years at least.
     
  2. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm really not convinced that we will be able to get the game to launch early. They keep calculating the time remaining and saying we are 2 days ahead, however that relies on the movement of the overall completion bar being linear the entire time. If the game progress bars matter, then we are totally screwed since as games 100% the work put into those games won't matter at all and the relatively small amount of people being added to idle on the other game will have less of a net effect.

    Killing Floor for example says it has 8 days to go and it has 5,000 people playing. Adding the roughly 1500 people from the ARG locations to Killing Floor will possibly decrease that by close to 30% but that's still going to put it way over the length of time until Tuesday.
     
  3. inferyes

    inferyes Spaced In

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    But just by completing WETW we took an hour off the release date. Even if we only complete half the games we will get the game 6 or 7 hours early possibly.
     
  4. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    The bar is nearly through a third of the progress. That means there's roughly another 50 hours until it is filled. So we'll get it around this time on monday.

    But I think we'll get it tomorrow. One day early isn't really worth this entire ARG.
     
  5. Cr4zyB4st4rd

    Cr4zyB4st4rd I make awesome ©

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  6. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    If you play potato sack games you'll help extra much, supposedly. Potatoes should work as a multiplier. Good job though!
     
  7. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I had been collecting the potatoes all along.

    IMO if the game doesn't come out over the weekend, it really doesn't matter if they just release it on Tuesday. People with jobs and lives (aka, most of their users) likely won't have any time to play it during the day on Monday and anyone who took time off for the game probably already asked for Tuesday off.
     
  8. DeathBooger

    DeathBooger Malcolm's Sugar Daddy

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    Is this game supposed to be longer than the first one? I'm on vacation next week and want to finish it before reality sets in again.
     
  9. dragonfliet

    dragonfliet I write stuffs

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    Yeah. They keep quoting 6-8 hours for SP and another 6 or so hours for co-op.

    As for what Brizz is saying, I concur. I really do wish that it were coming out this weekend, but it doesn't seem like it. I'll get to it next weekend then, when I have the time.

    ~Jason
     
  10. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    The ultimate troll goes to Valve. 56 hours puts it roughly at Tuesday morning. People who were hoping for an early release are going to be raging hardcore. And the money you gave to Valve in hopes of something like that happening just bought Gabe a new set of knives for his collection :lol:
     
  11. Mclogenog

    Mclogenog I put the lol in philology

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    ...is partially supporting a bunch of indie developers and some really awesome indie games, both financially and through publicity. And though the progress system could have been built to require less play time while still supporting these indie developers, there are Hints that we are closer than it appears to an early release (or perhaps this is optimism on my part).
     
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  12. KillerSkaarj

    KillerSkaarj Art for swans is dope!

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    Wait wait, Ryukaki? Kayd Hendricks!? Damn that dude must love video game ARGs, this is the second one I know of that he's been involved in.:lol:
     
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  13. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Someone that is supposedly a Valve employee said that all the bars have to fill up to get an early release. If so, it's not coming out over the weekend. And if it doesn't come out over the weekend, then who cares about it coming out early.
     
  14. inferyes

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    I'm in college. I have lots of free time during the day. I only have 1 class on monday anyways.
     
  15. FlashIV

    FlashIV King of the Impossible

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    Luckily, my rotating shift schedule at work lined up just perfectly with Portal 2's release. After I finish up work today I don't have to be back until Wednesday night. I'll have Monday to contribute a bit to the early release, then plenty of time to enjoy the game right out the gate. Well, except for that dentist appointment...
     
  16. Entr0p1cLqd

    Entr0p1cLqd New Member

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    I don't have any potatoes. I nearly got The Ball one but the game crashed while I was googling for the password.

    Just for the record, they did an outstanding job on the Portal level in The Ball. If you've not played it; it's totally worth it.
     
  17. Vaskadar

    Vaskadar It's time I look back from outer space

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    Damn potatoes.
     
  18. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    Portal 2 will be better in a years time when it is on sale and all the bugs have been fixed.
     
  19. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    That's absolutely true, but if you're interested in the co-op portion you're going to be missing out on a lot of play time.
     
  20. AWW SNACK

    AWW SNACK New Member

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    Agreed 100%. It's probably the best of the Portal 2-related content out of all the Potato Sack games. It fits the game and the challenges are really fun.
     

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