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VIDEO: Valve Updates Portal With New Ending

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 27 comments

New Portal ending paves way for Portal 2.

After learning of a true sequel to Portal from Valve planned for release later this year, the fine folks at the PC gaming developer earlier this month quietly updated the ending of our favorite first-person puzzle game.

Portal is a game that undoubtedly deserves another play-through before the launch of the sequel, and now gamers will be treated to an extended ending sequence. Of course, if you don't have time to go back to Portal or you're working through your own pile-of-shame backlog, then here's what the new ending looks like:

Portal Updated With New Ending

Still Alive.

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    Anonymous , March 17, 2010 4:27 PM
    The Cake Is A Lie !
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    soo-nah-mee , March 17, 2010 3:30 PM
    Yeh!!! An excuse to play through Portal again! IMHO, one of the most clever games of the decade. Kudos to the guys at VALVe for keeping the game interesting and working hard on the sequel. Now if they would just get the friggen thing finished already (along with HL2:EP3)! Worth the wait though, I'm sure. :) 
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    Anonymous , March 17, 2010 2:58 PM
    You guys are very late. This ending was revealed at Portal 2's announcement.
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    soo-nah-mee , March 17, 2010 3:30 PM
    Yeh!!! An excuse to play through Portal again! IMHO, one of the most clever games of the decade. Kudos to the guys at VALVe for keeping the game interesting and working hard on the sequel. Now if they would just get the friggen thing finished already (along with HL2:EP3)! Worth the wait though, I'm sure. :) 
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    JasonAkkerman , March 17, 2010 3:36 PM
    They should have added the song to the video...
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    soo-nah-mee , March 17, 2010 3:39 PM
    JasonAkkermanThey should have added the song to the video...
    That song is absolutely great. I'm still bugging my buddy that's in a local metal band to try a riff-laden screamo cover of it.
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    Regulas , March 17, 2010 4:10 PM
    Portal was definitely different. I loved HL2 (Sill my favourite FPS of all time) and bought the Orange box to get the sequels and portal turned out to be a pleasant surprise.
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    justcallmeben , March 17, 2010 4:17 PM
    Old news is old :p  This update came on March 3rd, and that video was posted not long after.

    Tom's getting slow :p 
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    Anonymous , March 17, 2010 4:27 PM
    The Cake Is A Lie !
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    michaelahess , March 17, 2010 4:37 PM
    It wasn't really extended so much as having a few seconds more added to it. Extended in my mind would mean another scene, or another bit of action. Being dragged across the ground with an additional ten words is not much.

    I did play through again, get all the radios, and still had tons of fun. One of the best games ever in my opinion. Portal 2 better not mess it up!
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    NapoleonDK , March 17, 2010 4:57 PM
    soo-nah-meeThat song is absolutely great. I'm still bugging my buddy that's in a local metal band to try a riff-laden screamo cover of it.

    Dude if you start a petition, I'd sign it.
    http://www.petitiononline.com/ :) 
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    biofishfreak , March 17, 2010 5:08 PM
    I have to agree with Regulas- HL2 is way better. I wish Valve would stop throwing resources into Left 4 Dead, and release HL2:E3. I mean seriously, its painful! I'm hoping Episode 3 is longer than Episode 2 also. Then I suppose, it will be another six year wait between that and HL3.
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    matt_b , March 17, 2010 5:22 PM
    I thought the original ending was clever. I remember how every time I thought it was going to end, it had a different sort of twist to it. I'll definitely have to dust it off and play it through again.
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    bison88 , March 17, 2010 5:54 PM
    I am ashamed to say I have never played Portal and don't know anything about it. I am assuming its a mod and about to be made into a full blown sequel like TF2 was with Portal 2.
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    Maxor127 , March 17, 2010 6:01 PM
    Portal was the best game in Orange Box. Half Life 2 is overrated and disappointing and the episodic content is even more disappointing.
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    the_krasno , March 17, 2010 6:02 PM
    justcallmebenOld news is old This update came on March 3rd, and that video was posted not long after.Tom's getting slow


    No. This is just a filler for a slow news day.
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    soo-nah-mee , March 17, 2010 6:05 PM
    biofishfreakThen I suppose, it will be another six year wait between that and HL3.
    FYI: Sadly, Half-Life 2: Episodes 1,2&3 = Half-Life 3 ---> according to Gabe Newell (paraphrased).
    Quote:
    Probably a better name for it would have been Half Life 3: Episode One, but these three are what we're doing as our way of taking the next step forward.

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    JeanLuc , March 17, 2010 6:07 PM
    I wish they would update Half Life with another episode!
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    brother shrike , March 17, 2010 6:23 PM
    This is really, really old news. Still good news though.
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    hellwig , March 17, 2010 7:38 PM
    How is this ending truly different from the original ending with a hundred glowing robot/computer eyes staring at the cake in a basement somewhere? I mean, that was enough to tell me there was going to be a sequel.
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    amrsss , March 17, 2010 7:57 PM
    Maybe you'll find someone else
    to help you
    Maybe Black Mesa...
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    Nik_I , March 17, 2010 8:07 PM
    RegulasPortal was definitely different. I loved HL2 (Sill my favourite FPS of all time) and bought the Orange box to get the sequels and portal turned out to be a pleasant surprise.


    yeah i bought orange box for the same reason. I didn't know anything about portal until i actually played it for the first time.
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