Avatar ImageMysterious achievement appears in Portal
By: William HardLine | March 2nd, 2010 | 3,541 views

In today’s update to Portal, something mysterious has happened, radios have appeared throughout the portal world… With some kind of encrypted radio signal.

In today’s patch notes it says

“Changed radio transmission frequency to comply with federal and state spectrum management regulations”

What could this mean? Well we here at the HardLine suspect it to be a secret encryped message detailing something to do with Portal 2.

Reddit user Koushiro posted regarding his efforts

Radios now appear throughout the game and have red lights on the front; when you bring them to particular locations, they turn green, count toward X/26 of the new “Transmission Received” achievement, and play a sound, either morse code or apparently random beeps. Sound files are in the portal content.gcf, files portal/sound/ambient/dinosaur##.wav

Edit: Also, they play a ridiculously creepy noise when you take them through the emancipation grid, dinosaur_fizzle.wav

Well according to the achievement list, no one has figured it out yet. Here’s hoping we are the first.

13 Responses to “Mysterious achievement appears in Portal”

  1. Unbelievable.

    I wasn’t looking forward to this, but … I think I’m going to have to play Portal again. And Supreme Commander 2 releases tommorow. Damn.

    • avatar Voila

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  2. Nice find William. I can always rely on your Hard Line antics to amuse and deliver.

    • avatar Tony

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  3. avatar Juustoseppo

    Hmm…this might have to do something with EP3 too.

    • avatar Titi

      i know sum at night there are some sparkle stuff on the grunod, click it and u will get somethingcertain stuff are in certain placeshint: in the forrest there is suppose to be a forest floor and wall, and fish near the port area where the fisherman lives.

    • avatar Gono

      Which Three Should I Buy? Apple iPhone 3GS, Apple iPad, Nintendo DSi XL, and Xbox 360 Elite?I am a current PS3 Slim 120GB and a Nintendo Wii owner. Those are the only symsets that i have which means that i have no portable gaming device, it is just the PS3 Slim and the Nintendo Wii. I want to buy three of these gaming devices and knock one out. I really want the iPhone 3GS because it is the king of the devices out in the world so i really want one for the amazing applications games, iPod, etc. I might hold off for the 3GS for another two months so i can buy the new one coming out, So, i basically want an iPhone, i do not care which iPhone i get but it has to be between the 3GS and the new 4G. I really want the iPad because i currently do not have any sort of laptop, and the iPad is a cheap touch screen laptop with amazing games. But, would a laptop be better than an iPad if i will buy the iPhone? Because if i have the iPhone and iPad, they are both the same thing, so i will play with the iPhone more because it is portable, but at the same time the iPad is a new thing that came out and i never bought something new in my entire life because i got the PS3 Slim in 2010, and the Nintendo Wii near October. So, the iPad would be a cool laptop with tons of games also considering that it is as fast as a laptop. If i will buy the iPad, i will be buying the 16GB Wi-Fi Version which runs at $499.99. The Nintendo DSi XL is very fun with great games and a 93% Larger Screen than the Nintendo DS Lite and 86% bigger than the Nintendo DSi. But, one thing that i hate about the Nintendo DSi XL and DSi and all of the DS Series is that you play the Nintendo DS for the first month and then it sits in your closet for the next five years and that is what happend to my friend, he got a DSi the day it came out, played with it for the first month, and then left it in the closet, but some of my other friends love there DS. Also, Nintendo is making the 3DS which i got very dissapointed when they announced that it was going to replace the Nintendo DS Lite, DSi, and DSi XL. But the DS still has good games so i do not know what i should do, oohhh also i returned a DSi before, i got one didnt play with it so returned it but at the same time the DS has great games, AND PLEASE KNOWBODY TELL ME TO BUY THE DS LITE!!!! The Xbox 360 Elite is fun also considering all of the exclusive games that i like (Halo, Forza, Fable) etc, but it came out in 2005 and i already have the PS3 Slim so i might not have enough time to enjoy all of my consoles. Also, if i do buy the Xbox 360 i will buy the Spring 2010 Bundle which includes Forza Motorsport 3 and Halo 3: ODST. I know that the Live is better but i am afriad that they will release a new Xbox in the next 2 years. The reason why i am bringing this up is because in 2004, i got a PS2 Slim, and i never knew that the PS3 was going to come out two years later, so i got the PS2, two years later PS3 came out, asked my parents if i could buy one and said no which is the reason why i didn’t buy the PS3 until 2010. But, at the same time the Consoles are so advanced that they might be trying to add on to it to complete the life cycle. I know some of you are going to say that microsoft said that the Xbox 360 has a 10 year lifecycle, but if a new Xbox comes out they could be selling the 360 with the new console kind of like what sony did, in 2002 they said PS2 is going to have a 10 year lifecylce so everybody got one and the PS3 Came out, so who knows new consoles could come out anytime. Pricing is not a problem. But, you know how microsoft and sony decrease the price of there consoles every year, well like i said pricing is not an issue, if Sony and Microsoft wanted to keep the 360 and PS3 then would they stop decreasing the price and keeping it at $299.99 or will they keep decreasing then until they are $200 dollars and then announce a new system, i am not worried about the prices i am worried about the consoles and how long they are staying. Please you have to explain a lot in your answer and tell me why i should buy what ever you thing i should buy, who ever explains the most gets 5 stars and 10 points. THANKS EVERYBODY GOOD LUCK!!!!!

  4. I refuse to acknowledge dated technology like radios. If it’s not an HDradio, it can bugger off.

    • avatar Gue

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