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Portal's GLaDOS Shows New Blue Screen of Death

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GLaDOS... Still Alive.

Valve Software co-founder Gabe Newell was on stage at the Game Developers Choice Awards, where he accepted the Pioneer Award. During his time on stage, the computer-driven projection suddenly displayed what appeared to be a Blue Screen of Death.

Upon closer inspection, however, this was not caused by any Windows XP error; it was a warning from GLaDOS, the friendly computer from Portal.

At first inspection, it seems to just be a usual error message, but the a Penny Arcade forum member, as noted by Kotaku, converted some of that message from hex to EBCDIC to produce this:

GLaDOS
A fatal exception (S) has occurred at (U)(S) : (P)(E)(N)(D) in (U)(N )(T)((I)) *
(L)(E)(E)(E). The current application will be terminated.

* Press any key to flood the facility with deadly neurotoxins.
* Press CTRL+ALT+DEL again to reinstate testing. You will lose any
Non-vital personnel and their progress through the current test.

Press any key to continue _

Seems like further details on Portal 2 will be pending until E3.

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    builderbobftw , March 12, 2010 10:47 PM
    Orange Box 2 please?
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    edwilson , March 12, 2010 10:47 PM
    HMMM, where is my crowbar? I know it's around here somewhere!
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    Anonymous , March 12, 2010 11:48 PM
    Suspend until EEE? We have to wait until E3, I guess.
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  • 23 Hide
    builderbobftw , March 12, 2010 10:47 PM
    Orange Box 2 please?
  • 23 Hide
    edwilson , March 12, 2010 10:47 PM
    HMMM, where is my crowbar? I know it's around here somewhere!
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    valcron , March 12, 2010 11:04 PM
    As much as I will love portal 2....I want Half Life Episode 3 already. Its been way to long for "Episodic content"
  • 8 Hide
    builderbobftw , March 12, 2010 11:39 PM
    Hopefully Episode 3 will be made with Orange box 2...

    Or better yet, make a HL3.
  • 18 Hide
    Anonymous , March 12, 2010 11:48 PM
    Suspend until EEE? We have to wait until E3, I guess.
  • 9 Hide
    spiketheaardvark , March 12, 2010 11:52 PM
    is it me or did they spend all their time porting games over to mac rather than working on episode 3?
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    cheepstuff , March 12, 2010 11:52 PM
    when will the portal/half life story finally mesh together in one game? if you look carefully in half life 2, their are clear references to portal.
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    spiketheaardvark , March 12, 2010 11:52 PM
    is it me or did they spend all their time porting source over to mac rather than working on episode 3?
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    silversurfernhs , March 12, 2010 11:54 PM
    I lost interest in HL when they introduced episodes... I love HL and Fanfare, but the episodes thing seems like its killed its popularity...
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    7amood , March 12, 2010 11:55 PM
    the cake is a lie...
    the cake is a lie...
    the cake is a lie...
    to be honest with you... i don't mind ^_^
    knowing that there might be a cake and a party kept me going...
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    ethaniel , March 13, 2010 12:04 AM
    Just remember: Gordon must get aboard the Borealis and then find a way for the Advisors to meet his pointy crowbar in a very painful way. On the other hand, our eccentric lady from Portal got out for GlaDOS's claws, but there's still some cake out there, eve if it's a lie. She could "actually" join forces with Gordon. Now THAT would make one hell of a plot twist. Can you imagine using the Portal gun to eliminate Combine's soldiers? (drooling)
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    thegreathuntingdolphin , March 13, 2010 12:46 AM
    They should make an orange box 2 with HL2, EP1, EP2, EP3, Portal 1 and Portal 2. That would be a killer value at $50.
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    Anonymous , March 13, 2010 1:34 AM
    I was reading through some interviews and I found one saying Chell(portal chick) would become a more involved character in the half-life universe...soon.
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    coolblue , March 13, 2010 2:08 AM
    Wait a minute... she had a name?!?

    Looks like I need to break it out and play it again! :-) Shows you how much I like Portal when I'm going onto my 3rd play through and I almost never play a game twice if I beat it.
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    megamanx00 , March 13, 2010 3:21 AM
    Hah, that's pretty funny ^_^
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    nonstoprobot , March 13, 2010 3:36 AM
    You will be baked and there will be cake
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    jimmysmitty , March 13, 2010 3:40 AM
    3 years worth of dev for EP3. Its all in hopes that it does come as a second announcement for E3 but if it was really to be out, I doubt EP3 would take a second seat to Portal 2.
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    pwndcake , March 13, 2010 3:45 AM
    This is a triumph
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    Ciuy , March 13, 2010 9:42 AM
    wow i thought that screen came back with win 7 ....
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    7amood , March 13, 2010 12:29 PM
    coolblueWait a minute... she had a name?!?Looks like I need to break it out and play it again! :-) Shows you how much I like Portal when I'm going onto my 3rd play through and I almost never play a game twice if I beat it.

    You can see the name in the last scene in the game after the big explosion.
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