Our own Senor Haas reported that strange doin’s are a transpiring over at Valve. By now, the countdown for GLaDOS@home is nearing its final stretch, with Portal 2 set to be released early any minute now. However, even though that’s the case, some gamers are a bit deflated over the anticlimactic ending to a weeks-long running ARG.
…or is it ending? Looks like there’s reason to believe that not only is Portal 2 not the final destination of the ARG, but just a slick new-age, all-natural organic truck stop on the road to the endgame. The fine lads at RockPaperShotgun have uncovered some curious tidbits that may bolster that very theory. One of them involves a clever bit of Morse Code inserted into the unofficial fan-made Steamcast that translates to “it’s not over the others have been compromised.” Interesting.
On top of that, the ARG Wiki’s also received a piece of encrypted information over the weekend presumably directed to Cave Johnson of Aperture Science. Beyond the fact that it’s a likely reference to the Borealis, the icebreaker ship from Half-Life 2: Episode 2, it also mentions something about “using the OR box with code ‘hb1′”. Could this possibly be a reference to The Orange Box?
One thing’s for sure; Valve sure knows how to keep its fanbase simultaneously pissed off and satisfied at the same time. Just like a woman!
*cue sexism comments*