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Author:  TrenchFeeder [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

I didn't see anything like this so I figured I'd post it. I'll post screen shots later.

Eli's leg, resembles the leg devices Chell wears.

The teleporters in Eli and Kleiner's labs resemble parts of GladOs?

Scanners, and Dog's head also resemble parts of GladOs.

[edit: title]

Author:  Pyro-Dude [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

Energy balls are like the Combine's

Author:  TrenchFeeder [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

Yes, a very obvious one I missed haha. Im am beginning to think as I dwell on this more and more, that alot of the Combine technology seems more Aperature influenced.....more to come as I play through HL2, Ep1&2 and Portal again.

Author:  Pyro-Dude [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

If you replaced the clean white textures of Portal with the Combine's blue metal, you'd probably feel right at home in the Half-Life universe

Author:  The Amazing Maurice [ Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

GLaDOS says she's the only thing between "us" and "them", possibly meaning she's keeping the combine out of the facility or something to that extent.

Author:  TrenchFeeder [ Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

Sorry for the delay in making this spiceier, I wil. Today I noticed, as the antloins destroyed all in thier path and I waited, watched, that the female Combine computer woman, reminds me just a BIT of Glad0s when you first enter her chamber

Author:  phuzz [ Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:02 am ]
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TrenchFeeder wrote:
Today I noticed, as the antlions destroyed all in their path and I waited, watched, that the female Combine computer woman, reminds me just a BIT of Glad0s when you first enter her chamber

They're both voiced by the same woman, Ellen McLain, there's an interview with here here.

(edit, and now I RTFA I see that she's also in TF2 as well)

Author:  TrenchFeeder [ Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

Well that would explain it. Another obvious one I missed is the Blue fuzzy shield walls. ALso our cute turret friends

At this point I think it is safe to assume that the Combine earth forces are heavily equipped with Aperature technology. All that remains is the in between and back stories that led to that.

Author:  The Amazing Maurice [ Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

Possibly they couldn't bring too many weapons with them, so they had to be pinched.

Author:  Yar Kramer [ Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

Yeah, but that'd cause ... a continuity mess-up, I think. I mean, a central plot point of HL2 is that the Combine completely lack any in-universe teleport technology. If they reverse-engineered the energy balls and the turrets, you'd think they'd've gotten their own portal gun to go wherever they wanted ...

Meanwhile, I believe there was an interview in Games for Windows Magazine with Gabe Newell, who said something like, "Within the Half-Life universe, pure forms of energy just happen to form into balls. Perhaps the Combine stole it from Aperture. You never know."

Not, of course, that the phrase "pure forms of energy" makes any sense to anyone with 3/8 of an inkling of the way physics works, but ... ;)

Author:  The Amazing Maurice [ Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

He meant to say "Weird electric glowy stuff".

Author:  TrenchFeeder [ Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

Hey I recently found a hidden computer in Episode 2 with a string of numbers on it, in plain flashing green type. I figure it has to be something for somewhere and the only place i can figure if the website for portal with the application and such. Photobucket isnt working for me so ill have to get a screen shot up later


Edit: Duh forgot to list the numbers

4 8 15 16 23 42


if anyone already knows anything, I would apreciate a heads up

Author:  phuzz [ Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

It's not a Portal reference, but I'll leave it up to you and google to work out what the in joke is...

Author:  TrenchFeeder [ Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Connections between Portal and Half-Life 2

Hmmm, yeah I tried it at the aperature science site nothing there. So google it is

Edit: Bah I hate sindicated TV

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