Portal's GLaDOS Shows New Blue Screen of Death

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
    Orange Box 2 please?
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  • edwilson
    HMMM, where is my crowbar? I know it's around here somewhere!
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  • Anonymous
    Suspend until EEE? We have to wait until E3, I guess.
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  • builderbobftw
    Orange Box 2 please?
    23
  • edwilson
    HMMM, where is my crowbar? I know it's around here somewhere!
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  • valcron
    As much as I will love portal 2....I want Half Life Episode 3 already. Its been way to long for "Episodic content"
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