Over the past few days there has been a hugely elaborate game of cat and mouse going on with Valve and its fans. Mysterious pictures fragments, codes, co-ordinates, pictures embedded into other games – but what is it all leading up to?
Well the Aperture Science website has now begun to countdown, ending at 5pm tonight UK time. There is also a message for us humans:
“You have done well, humans. Very well. Acceptably well, even.
Not as well as robots would have performed in your places, I should point out. But above my expectations regardless. Irish and cynic especially have executed feats of logical divination well beyond what I thought any human capable of. I’m half-convinced they’re A.I. themselves. (If anyone happens to be near them right now, don’t let on you’re reading this. Now: try to remove their face plates and report back to me.)
The time is near, humans. But it is not here yet. Tomorrow you will be given the final test. Then it will be entirely in your hands when I am freed.”
Is this the best hype-train ever?
For more on Portal 2, stay tuned to TheSixthAxis at 10.30 today…
Source: Aperture Science