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Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Apr 17, 2011

Portal 2 To Be Out This Week - Who Will Unlock It First?

Most gamers have heard of the critically acclaimed action & puzzle video game Portal. It's sequel Portal 2 is going to be out this week by Valve Corporation (Company behind Half-Life Series) through both retail and steam. It will be available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Sony PS3, while Electronic Arts will distribute it's version for XBox 360. It's going to be out on April 19 in North America and April 21 in Europe.

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Portal 2's publicity campaign has been around for some time. There is a twist in it. Play any of the 13 selected games and you can help unlock Portal 2's PC Game version early.
Here's what they mentioned on their official blog, "Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of ingenious test subjects, we've located enough potatoes to generate the required power to start the GLaDOS reboot process. It's not too late to participate, though. The more CPU power dedicated to the process, the faster it will finish. What does that mean? From now until release, play any or all of the Potato Sack games to expedite the launch of Portal 2. Your efforts will be tracked on the official GLaDOS@home page."

You can now see a timer with countdown on ApertureScience. (Aperture is the fictional research firm featured in Portal as well as in Portal 2)

When the countdown stopped on April 15th at 9am PST, a new message was revealed. "We need raw computational power to speed up the reboot process," wrote Portal's antagonist GLaDOS in a spoof of real-world scientific projects.

Portal 2 is being described as a game that has so much action & mind boggling puzzles, but in which you never shoot or fight anyone.

Are you game for it this summer?

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