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« Reply #80 on: April 15, 2011, 06:29:22 PM »

Read my edit and link above.  You got back here too quick. slywink
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« Reply #81 on: April 15, 2011, 06:34:02 PM »

Quote from: naednek on April 15, 2011, 06:20:57 PM

well then there's no reason to get the ps3 version.

Well the PC version isn't out yet and there's barely been a dent put in the release time.  I don't think they can do this promo and not give some kind of bonus, but what is it realistically going to be?  I don't think it's coming out today.
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« Reply #82 on: April 19, 2011, 04:22:14 PM »

Happy Portal 2 Day!!!!!
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« Reply #83 on: April 19, 2011, 05:58:35 PM »

Got it in my hands now and heading home. Will crank it up tonight.
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« Reply #84 on: April 19, 2011, 06:03:32 PM »

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Got it in my hands now and heading home. Will crank it up tonight.

UPS will be delivering later....gonna be a slow work day today.
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« Reply #85 on: April 19, 2011, 07:58:52 PM »

Ok fired it up early. I'm on puzzle 7 or 8 now (sometimes it's hard to tell) and the story is about to really kick in. The game thus far is absolutely hilarious but I haven't hit any of the fiendish hard puzzles I'm sure the game is filled with. Oh, pay attention to the walls and the looped videos. Thats all for now.
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« Reply #86 on: April 19, 2011, 10:10:26 PM »

Okay, as dark as you thought the humor was in the first game, magnify it now. A lot. Also, hit my first "devious" puzzle. Very fun and already it's testing my reflexes.
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« Reply #87 on: April 19, 2011, 11:11:33 PM »

Steam integration is cake (snicker) on the PS3.  There's a code you get that's permanently bound to your Steam account that you can enter on the PC.  Wowzers the PC game is 11 GB though!  eek
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« Reply #88 on: April 20, 2011, 12:34:00 AM »

Yeah, I've seen a couple of people sign on to their ps3 via Steam on my PC, pretty neat.
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« Reply #89 on: April 20, 2011, 12:34:38 AM »

Quote from: Teggy on April 20, 2011, 12:34:00 AM

Yeah, I've seen a couple of people sign on to their ps3 via Steam on my PC, pretty neat.

I was gonna try and IM you from the PS3 through steam to ask what it shows on your PC.  I didn't know if it would differentiate.
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« Reply #90 on: April 20, 2011, 01:37:06 AM »

Portal Kombat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyOzzd53ssY&feature=player_embedded
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« Reply #91 on: April 20, 2011, 03:36:56 AM »

Played into the third chapter, completed the 10th test room.  The calibration sequence with the jumper was funny as hell, as have been many, many moments so far.

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« Reply #92 on: April 20, 2011, 06:17:09 AM »

The writing is excellent...and brutal!  Great game, I'm loving it so far!
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« Reply #93 on: April 20, 2011, 09:35:09 AM »

I am looking forward to hearing all your views on this game,because it has been getting a lot of complaints by users on Metacritic,mainly for the length of the game which some people have been getting through in 5hrs icon_confused

I know that there are 10 chapters to the game,maybe it depends on how good you are at the puzzles,i know Portal 1 took me 2 years to complete,LOL...i got stuck and left it,then came back to it and did the puzzle i was stuck on straight away and then went on to finish the game
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« Reply #94 on: April 20, 2011, 09:58:05 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 20, 2011, 09:35:09 AM

I know that there are 10 chapters to the game,maybe it depends on how good you are at the puzzles,i know Portal 1 took me 2 years to complete,LOL...i got stuck and left it,then came back to it and did the puzzle i was stuck on straight away and then went on to finish the game

9 chapters, unless they misnumbered them.
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« Reply #95 on: April 20, 2011, 10:20:11 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 20, 2011, 09:58:05 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 20, 2011, 09:35:09 AM

I know that there are 10 chapters to the game,maybe it depends on how good you are at the puzzles,i know Portal 1 took me 2 years to complete,LOL...i got stuck and left it,then came back to it and did the puzzle i was stuck on straight away and then went on to finish the game

9 chapters, unless they misnumbered them.

yeah sorry,i was going off this which said 10 chapters,but i didn't notice the name of that last chapter icon_lol

Oh and i can't be sure,but some of those chapters names may be spoilers so watch out if clicking on the link
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« Reply #96 on: April 20, 2011, 05:20:58 PM »

Really, really enjoying it so far.  Razor sharp humor and puzzles have been challenging but not too hard yet, but I just got started on the gel levels.
One complaint: load times on elevators/doorways.  There have been huge sections that I went through but then sections of 1 min test chambers require a load between each one? Wish there was a full install option on ps3 to help speed it up, but you would think they could have loaded several small test chambers in memory (which seem equivalent to the large sections) to reduce the number of load screens.
Probably won't be an issue for pc users.
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« Reply #97 on: April 20, 2011, 05:22:33 PM »

Quote from: ras752000 on April 20, 2011, 05:20:58 PM

Really, really enjoying it so far.  Razor sharp humor and puzzles have been challenging but not too hard yet, but I just got started on the gel levels.
One complaint: load times on elevators/doorways.  There have been huge sections that I went through but then sections of 1 min test chambers require a load between each one? Wish there was a full install option on ps3 to help speed it up, but you would think they could have loaded several small test chambers in memory (which seem equivalent to the large sections) to reduce the number of load screens.
Probably won't be an issue for pc users.

The load times are there on the PC too.
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« Reply #98 on: April 20, 2011, 05:27:41 PM »

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Quote from: ras752000 on April 20, 2011, 05:20:58 PM

Really, really enjoying it so far.  Razor sharp humor and puzzles have been challenging but not too hard yet, but I just got started on the gel levels.
One complaint: load times on elevators/doorways.  There have been huge sections that I went through but then sections of 1 min test chambers require a load between each one? Wish there was a full install option on ps3 to help speed it up, but you would think they could have loaded several small test chambers in memory (which seem equivalent to the large sections) to reduce the number of load screens.
Probably won't be an issue for pc users.

The load times are there on the PC too.
I just played half life 2 on pc a couple of weeks ago, and portal 2 loading is similar but worse (frequency and length).  Maybe a source engine limitation?
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« Reply #99 on: April 20, 2011, 05:58:59 PM »

Quote from: ras752000 on April 20, 2011, 05:27:41 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 20, 2011, 05:22:33 PM

Quote from: ras752000 on April 20, 2011, 05:20:58 PM

Really, really enjoying it so far.  Razor sharp humor and puzzles have been challenging but not too hard yet, but I just got started on the gel levels.
One complaint: load times on elevators/doorways.  There have been huge sections that I went through but then sections of 1 min test chambers require a load between each one? Wish there was a full install option on ps3 to help speed it up, but you would think they could have loaded several small test chambers in memory (which seem equivalent to the large sections) to reduce the number of load screens.
Probably won't be an issue for pc users.

The load times are there on the PC too.
I just played half life 2 on pc a couple of weeks ago, and portal 2 loading is similar but worse (frequency and length).  Maybe a source engine limitation?
probably.  I have to say though the loading times for Portal 2 didn't seem too bad on my PC.  however, with the PC YMMV greatly.
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« Reply #100 on: April 20, 2011, 06:59:30 PM »

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Quote from: ras752000 on April 20, 2011, 05:20:58 PM

Really, really enjoying it so far.  Razor sharp humor and puzzles have been challenging but not too hard yet, but I just got started on the gel levels.
One complaint: load times on elevators/doorways.  There have been huge sections that I went through but then sections of 1 min test chambers require a load between each one? Wish there was a full install option on ps3 to help speed it up, but you would think they could have loaded several small test chambers in memory (which seem equivalent to the large sections) to reduce the number of load screens.
Probably won't be an issue for pc users.

The load times are there on the PC too.
I just played half life 2 on pc a couple of weeks ago, and portal 2 loading is similar but worse (frequency and length).  Maybe a source engine limitation?
probably.  I have to say though the loading times for Portal 2 didn't seem too bad on my PC.  however, with the PC YMMV greatly.
I think it's magnified on the ps3 b/c it's pulling files from the bd-rom not the hard drive. I need to load my steam copy and compare.
I'm becoming a bigger fan of digital distribution everyday.
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« Reply #101 on: April 20, 2011, 07:07:17 PM »

I'm wishing that I started playing on the PS3.  The PC version is making me feel a bit of nausea which somehow only Valve manages to do since I have no problems with FPS in any other engine (I think it's the FOV setting).  I have a feeling I won't get the same effect playing on PS3 (Portal 1 on Xbox was fine).
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« Reply #102 on: April 20, 2011, 07:08:11 PM »

Quote from: skystride on April 20, 2011, 07:07:17 PM

I'm wishing that I started playing on the PS3.  The PC version is making me feel a bit of nausea which somehow only Valve manages to do since I have no problems with FPS in any other engine (I think it's the FOV setting).  I have a feeling I won't get the same effect playing on PS3 (Portal 1 on Xbox was fine).

IMO the weird FOV is present in the PS3 version too.  I noticed it when I first started the game.
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« Reply #103 on: April 20, 2011, 07:46:06 PM »

Quote from: skystride on April 20, 2011, 07:07:17 PM

I'm wishing that I started playing on the PS3.  The PC version is making me feel a bit of nausea which somehow only Valve manages to do since I have no problems with FPS in any other engine (I think it's the FOV setting).  I have a feeling I won't get the same effect playing on PS3 (Portal 1 on Xbox was fine).

i couldn't play HL2 for more than 2 hours at a time because of this. But I've never gotten it again from a source engine game. borderlands was awful but thank god you can change it. It really sucks.
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« Reply #104 on: April 20, 2011, 09:38:46 PM »

It's a good thing I don't have vertigo otherwise I'd never be able to play a Valve title.
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« Reply #105 on: April 20, 2011, 11:21:29 PM »

I'm trying to coach my 8 and 4 year olds through split screen co-op.
Frustratingly hilarious or hilariously frustrating? Take your pick, I just know I'm gesturing like an orchestra conductor.
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« Reply #106 on: April 21, 2011, 06:22:08 AM »

Did anyone else have trouble with the Steam - PS3 connection tonight?  It logged me off and I was not able to sign back on.

NM PSN is down.
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« Reply #107 on: April 21, 2011, 03:48:59 PM »

I'm in Chapter 6, I think?  And it's REALLY, REALLY GOOD!  thumbsup
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« Reply #108 on: April 21, 2011, 08:40:30 PM »

I really love the historical progression of the mid-late levels. The design and the feel as you make your way back up is nice to see. I also like the twists in the storyline, even if they are a bit obvious. I think I just started chapter seven and have a puzzle where the solution wasn't immediately clear.
The eureka moment when you suddenly get the solution is great.
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« Reply #109 on: April 21, 2011, 09:14:28 PM »

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The eureka moment when you suddenly get the solution is great.

a lot of times I figured out a tricky puzzle I ended up doing a head/desk because they turned out to be so obvious and I was overthinking it.  there was one puzzle I was ready to dig out the cheat commands for when I bumped the mouse so I was looking up and I went 'you got to be f*ck!ng kidding me!' as I realized I was focusing on the middle of the puzzle instead of the beginning.
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« Reply #110 on: April 21, 2011, 09:38:57 PM »

I've only played half or so of the co-op missions, but they are even more challenging than the single player missions since you've got up to 4 portals and a myriad of other factors to consider. My friend and I had to really think to get through some of those, with a lot of collaborative puzzle solving and discussions.
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« Reply #111 on: April 21, 2011, 09:45:20 PM »

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I've only played half or so of the co-op missions, but they are even more challenging than the single player missions since you've got up to 4 portals and a myriad of other factors to consider.

I don't remember exactly where it was but I did see them saying they had to kick the difficulty up a notch for co-op just for that reason.
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« Reply #112 on: April 22, 2011, 02:21:29 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on April 21, 2011, 09:38:57 PM

I've only played half or so of the co-op missions, but they are even more challenging than the single player missions since you've got up to 4 portals and a myriad of other factors to consider. My friend and I had to really think to get through some of those, with a lot of collaborative puzzle solving and discussions.

A buddy and I burned through the first two segments of that last night and tonight we're going for the rest. Some of those puzzles are insane. We'd solve one after a lot of thinking and just be in awe of the designers.

As for the single player, I'm in the home stretch. Absolutely brilliant. I cannot stop laughing either. What's even better is most of the best jokes come towards the end of the game so if you're just starting then you haven't seen anything yet. I love that puzzles are a factor as well as a theme, and the storyline is great. Some of the reveals in Chapter 7 just knocked me out so avoid spoilers at all times.
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« Reply #113 on: April 22, 2011, 04:46:22 PM »

I'm just about finished with single player campaign. So far I'm loving it. The interaction between characters is a riot. Never thought I'd enjoy the writing so much in a puzzler. Gameplay has been 100% smooth and I've had zero issues with anything in game. Brilliant!
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« Reply #114 on: April 22, 2011, 07:35:37 PM »

Broke down and picked up my 360 copy today and pre-ordered L.A. Noir, err, Noire. Through chapter one. Liking it so far, but that's not really far is it?
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« Reply #115 on: April 22, 2011, 07:45:45 PM »

Quote from: jztemple2 on April 22, 2011, 07:35:37 PM

Broke down and picked up my 360 copy today and pre-ordered L.A. Noir, err, Noire. Through chapter one. Liking it so far, but that's not really far is it?

No it's much longer than the first Portal.
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« Reply #116 on: April 22, 2011, 11:30:02 PM »

I was going to trade in a handful of games to try to reduce the buy in price.

Then I remembered that "trade-in" means "take it in the corn hole" and decided that I'll just wait for the price drop instead.

Or, if someone wants to "gift" it to me, that might be cool too. smile icon_wink
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« Reply #117 on: April 22, 2011, 11:37:07 PM »

Finished on the PS3 and loved it.  Fantastic game!
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« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2011, 12:38:03 AM »

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« Reply #119 on: April 23, 2011, 04:54:06 AM »

There is an excellent and very insightful interactive article for the iPad called "The last hours of Portal 2".  It's $2, but just a fantastic (and official) look into the Valve development process surrounding Portal 2.  Highly recommended.  

http://www.thefinalhoursofportal2.com/
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