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Posted by BrickRoad

These game specific podcasts are pretty cool. I like 'em.

Edited by Xdsk

bombcast!
edit: :Looking forward to hearing about the inner workings of portal.

Edited by Bennyishere

Ooooh, I shall save this for when I have actually played the game... Love the idea of game-specific podcasts.

Posted by Captain_Insano

been a long time since a game specific one. Guess I'll download this but need to get portal 2 and play it before I listen

Edited by GunnBjorn

I'm about 2/3rd into the game. Will finish it first, then listen to the BC. 
Posted by SBYM

I haven't played Portal 2 yet, and I'm still going to listen to this; time to live dangerously.

Posted by mracoon

No spoilers in comments! I will delete any spoilers.

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Edited by MooseyMcMan
Posted by Jackhole

I've heard that this podcast also spoils Shutter Island. You've been WARNED!

Posted by rjayb89

This podcast also kinda spoils the film Moon.

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Posted by Sayishere

havent played portal 2 so ill skip this :(

Posted by TurboMan
@rjayb89 said:
" This podcast also kinda spoils the film Moon. "
not fully, but spoils a big key in the ending
Posted by Cubic

That was really good. It's a shame that Valve games are just about the only games that tell a decent story (as opposed to most games which just have a movie hap-hazardly cut into them that tell a decent story), maybe the success of games like Portal and Bioshock will create more people in the industry like this.

Posted by metalsnakezero

Love the leopard print turret. Also fat turret was awesome too.
F-ing Moon!

Posted by Spoonman671

I finished the single player, but not the co-op.  Is this podcast safe for me to listen to?

Posted by Lurkero

One of the best parts about Portal 2 to me is realizing that they avoided giving in to creating any memes for people to saturate the internet with for the next couple years. Instead, there was just great dialog.

The only thing that sort of annoyed me was how at first it seemed like every line coming from GlaDOS was an insult at Chell. The first few times were haha but the next fifty was diminishing returns, especially fat jokes and whatnot.

I hope someone captures audio from all the turrets as well. Those were some funny lines.

Posted by Cubic
@Spoonman671 said:
" I finished the single player, but not the co-op.  Is this podcast safe for me to listen to? "
Yes. They barely talk about the co-op story at all (and none of that goes into spoiler territory).
Posted by Spoonman671
@filthreaper said:
" @Spoonman671 said:
" I finished the single player, but not the co-op.  Is this podcast safe for me to listen to? "
Yes. They barely talk about the co-op story at all (and none of that goes into spoiler territory). "
Alright then, thanks.
Posted by ryanwho

This podcast spoils Old Yeller.

Posted by Outrager
@filthreaper: Thanks for the reply. I was wondering the same thing. Time to listen to it.
Posted by vaportra1l

Man I do need to finish Portal 2 but MK won't let me :(.

Posted by Dany

They spoiled shutter island...those damn bastards

Posted by FinalDasa
@BrickRoad said:
" These game specific podcasts are pretty cool. I like 'em. "
100% this :)
Posted by MjHealy

I just finished Portal. Get into my ears!

Posted by mnzy

He is a ghost the whole time!

Posted by buckybit

I was waiting for this one...

Posted by Max_Hydrogen

According to Wikipedia, Melvin Jerome Blank (IPA: [blæ̃ːŋk]) changed his name to Blanc, the French word for "white" (IPA: [blɑ̃ː]), with the final consonant unpronounced. But he kept the original pronunciation. Had he francisized it, as some with the name Blanc do, then it would be [blɔ̃ːŋk] as Ryan said.

Posted by Lelcar

I wish this spoilercast was longer! There's so much more questions that could've been asked!

That being said, thanks Ryan for the spoilercast.

Edited by buckybit

... and now I am disappointed. Ryan did his best, but the guys are so not talking about anything interesting, IMHO. They are stuck in meta-jokes, talking about things not related to anything really interesting, and saying nothing really interesting.

It's not 'developers commentary'. No "behind the scenes" explanation why they did what, to what extend, for what reason - or going for which effect. This is just another 30 min with 'the developers' during the Valve/Portal 2 media event (journos playing/reviewing the game in Seattle).

Rather funny, that the 'writers' are the ones having the least thing to say about the game. The Portal 'fiction' also isn't really the most compelling element of this game? It's ok. I like parts of it. Would have had a couple questions on my own - but now I'm done.

Posted by Dooftastic

This was far too short a podcast! I feel Ryan just barely scratched the surface.

Posted by bkbroiler

I really enjoyed this podcast. Ryan is a great moderator. 


Listening to this (and the commentaries in their games), I am struck by how much care Valve puts into making their games. They really think about everything, and will completely revamp a game if they feel it isn't working. That's why their games take so long to make. 
Posted by FengShuiGod

As far as Portal 2 goes, this podcast was pretty unenlightening.

Posted by Kyreo

Spoilercasts are the best!

Posted by Underachiever007

That music is so chill.

Posted by GioVANNI

I'm glad I finished Portal 2 so now I can listen to this!

Posted by DonPixel
@buckybit: yea I was getting tired of their "jokes" they were being kind of jerks. 
Posted by ApolloBob

Pam Ewing dreamed the whole thing!

Edited by Kajaah117
Edited for Spoilers.

^^^... wait. I can't post spoilers on a Spoilercast thread?
Posted by Nights

I stopped listening after he said Shutter Island wasn't a very good movie. 

Posted by BoringK

Pinkerton! I'm a fan of his writing going way back. Wondered where he went after This Is Vegas fell apart. Awesome to find out he had a hand in Portal 2.

Posted by Agent47
@PyratesRum: Jaja I'm there with ya.
Posted by Agent47

WAIT....what is this?New intro music yet I still see season 3 and the same banner...what is the meaning of this!?

Posted by LiK

Portal 2 for the Northies!

Posted by Shwan

I saw the title and i went "YES giantbomb i love you so" out loud to myself keep doing these spoiler casts i love to hear your detailed opinions on specific games!

Posted by RedSox8933

Just finished the game, listening now.

Posted by doe3879

sorta of...some what disappointed it's not a GB crew portal cast

Posted by supercubedude

Fuck yes, animal king!

Posted by Melvargh
@Agent47 said:
" WAIT....what is this?New intro music yet I still see season 3 and the same banner...what is the meaning of this!? "
Spoilercast music. I believe they've used it before.
Posted by Dany

i listened to the podcast and am now downloading the game

It might be a bit backwards but whatever, I got portal 1 when it was on mac for free so I can wait

Posted by Ben99

is Portal 2 worth the hype ? It looks mundane . I never played the first one and I think the game looks kinda weird .

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