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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:

GLaDOSA 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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • builderbobftw
    Hopefully Episode 3 will be made with Orange box 2...

    Or better yet, make a HL3.
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  • Suspend until EEE? We have to wait until E3, I guess.
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  • spiketheaardvark
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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