Mysterious Portal update

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  1. Assassin

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    Yesterday there was an update to Portal, adding an achievement. There's a lot going on with mysterious pictures and sound files, possibly hinting to Portal 2/HL2:EP3. See the full list of what people are finding out here:
    Update News! (in first two posts) - Steam Users' Forums

    -Portal gets surprise update March 1st
    -People see new mystery achievement
    -People play and see the radio in the beginning room now has a green light
    -Carry it around and notice it makes strange broadcast interference noises in certain places
    -Locate and place all 26 of these mystery radios for achievement
    -Smart people yank .wav files out of game content folders and run them through SSTV programs [http://i49.tinypic.com/s4b7zn.jpg] [Edit: link should work now. Yes, it's darker than the original.]
    -Produces 22 cryptic image files in a numbered sequence, 4 morse code
    -Somebody runs the number string through an md5 hash translator and gets a landline number
    -Internet traces it to Kirkland, WA (near Valve HQ)
    -People find out its not a phone/fax line but a data line hosting a BBS and telnet it
    -Use a clue from one of the files to figure out the BBS user/password login info [backup/backup]
    -End up with a bunch of weird ASCII artwork:
     
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    Now I just need to find the time to play it...
     
  3. Assassin

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    Another update was released with a new ending. You need to get all the radio's in the new achievement first to see it.
    In the new ending, after blowing up GlaDOS, a robot drags you away somewhere. [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXAq34TrVXM]YouTube - New Portal Ending[/ame]
     
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    Assassin, your picture of the weird ASCII artwork does not work!
     
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    Thats freakin' wierd. :|
     

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