The Curious Case of Portal 2

Any one who claims to be a gamer should know who Valve is and any one who claims to be a geek should have played, at least once, the game called Portal. Portal posits the concept that the cake is a lie. Now it appears the cake that is Portal 2 may in fact be real and we might be able to have it a few days early. Valve has opened up the site with their new program called GLaDOS@Home distributed computational grid which uses your gaming processor cycles to power up GLaDOS. There is a meter on the site that seems to indicate a completion status and a timer that, at the time of writing, is sitting at 93 hours. While the meter indicates a completion status the timer doesnt seem to be changing pace. Some sources have indicated that they think this timer is associated with the estimated release time based on the current gaming cycles being spun up but some rough math shows that it’s approximately the time to the official release date. A little miss leading perhaps but still good motivation to get those games out and play play play!

The 93 hour timer does in fact coincide with the original release date listed on as being the 19th. 93 hours is 3.875 days which would land you in the AM on the 19th.