As part of Steams Midweek Madness you can once again get the Potato Sack for a limited time. The Potato Sack Reunion? It is a load of indie games at reduced prices on Steam, all linked together by a potato theme, it led to the Portal 2 ARG. They are now repeating it with a collection of thirteen indie games for £14.99.
I went on the Aperture Science’s website just for fun earlier and it shows footage of a Christmas decorated room from a security camera. I’m sure most people have already seen this and when I did originally I never really thought much about it. But I noticed the two socks and the Portal 2 cubes on the Christmas tree so I thought I should watch it a while to see if anything unusual happens. From what I noticed there are two security tapes which both show a Christmas greeting at the end and play a Christmas Portal theme song.
Read more to see the various clues for Portal 2 contained within the videos.
If you go to the aperture sciences website its home page is still christmas related but a hidden page reveals a countdown clock. This clock is counting down to an unknown event. If you work out the time it comes to around 5pm GMT, Friday, 15th April which would be around noon on Friday, 15th April in New York or Friday, 15th April, around 9am PDT for example.
What will be revealed is anyone guess but it’s likely related to the recent annoying Valve ARG (alternate reality game) campaign that’s been happening recently so this might all just be a clever marketing trick or it might reveal a new announcement like Half-Life 2: Episode Three, Half-Life 3, an early release date for Portal 2 on PC or a cake. Whatever the case its intriguing because ticking clocks are normally either a very good thing or a really bad thing.
Go here if you want to see the clock yourself.
Updates and Edits:
- Changed the times and dates, made a big mistake on those.
- Added more text from the website.
- Added even more text.
- Added explanation about the website and what you need to do to get Portal 2 early.
- Added my opinions.
- Information about collecting all potatoes and potato guide.
- Added specifics on how it works.
- Pictures of what the 36 potatoes look like on Steam.
Read more to see all the updates.