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Valve ARG - Potatos!

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  1. Micnax

    aa Micnax Back from the dead (again)

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    With the new Potato Sale on Steam, it's more than just an April Fools joke, it's starting to look like a full blown Alternate Reality Game, like with Portal last year.

    The games featured in the sale have been modified to include potato-like features, and hidden/jumbled messages. Here's a list of what's been found so far, including a strange website:

    http://valvearg.info/wiki/Valve_ARG_Wiki

    Also, a supposed stealth update on Portal too, with a raven/crow being added to the end sequence:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. LeSwordfish

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    Portal Two
     
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  3. Karnage

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    The raven could be fake, it doesn't look like anyone can reproduce it, and Portal hasn't been updated since the start of March
     
  4. KingOfSandvich

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    Yeah. I just beat GLaDOS again to check the Raven and I didn't see it.
     
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  5. LeSwordfish

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    The portal 2 acheivement is called Tater Tote. Tote is carry, right?

    Betchya a fiver you have to carry a potato through the game, rather than a gnome.
     
  6. tyler

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    That is indeed what tote means.
     
  7. drp

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    how long will this sale last? my game budget is a little weak this month.
     
  8. LeSwordfish

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    April 5th is the date i hear the TF2 hats are arriving. The next portal 2 advert will be out on that day, too. (Aperture science brand potatoes?)

    I dont know for certain, but that's my guess for when it will end.

    On a related note, has anyone yet found the potato in audiosurf? I dont see it anywhere.

    The sale is probably woth getting, just for The Ball, AaAAaaA! and Audiosurf. Rush is proving fun, and i hear good things about Defence Grid. Many of the games however rely too much on "Do the same thing again, but better!" thing for me- The Wonderful End Of The World in particular is so short i'd feel honestly a bit gypped if i'd paid for it as a standalone. Killing Floor and Amnesia are apparently good, but not at all my kind of thing. Audiosurf is possibly the best game on steam.
     
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    don't forget Bit.Trip Beat

    I love that game
     
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    A potato-powered headlamp? And people said it would just be a giant potato.

    Also, at one point, the TF2 wiki had the potato hat link redirect to a page that just said "redacted". Its been switched by some killjoy since.
     
  12. Micnax

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    http://valvearg.info/wiki/Team_Fortress_2

    Looking at the update with the potato, they've updated the .ain files on some of the official maps. Does this mean the jumbled letters could be coordinates?

    This is getting creepy.
     
  13. Fr0Z3nR

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    They are working on it in chat atm.
     
  14. Mr. Happy

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    This is all getting very complex

    and awesome.
     
  15. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I wondered why the money in Killing Floor was changed to potatoes.
     
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    Does this mean bots might work in TC now?
     
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    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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  18. Fr0Z3nR

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    I tossed this up on the IRC, but no one seemed to care, so i'll toss it here so that I can contribute.

    Don't know if it means anything, but 35 seconds into the trailer for 321 kick it on steam, there is a picture of -mark twain-. Don't know what it means, but it could probably be something to someone

    EDIT: nevermind, fell for a red herring. Its Mark Twain and its been there a while.
     
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