Portal update adds achievement, and weirdness

Valve are keeping their hands busy now that Left 4 Dead 2 is out the door. Of all the games to update, Portal has received a little patch that according to Steam’s patch notes “changed radio transmission frequency to comply with federal and state spectrum management regulations.”

Sounds like pretty boring stuff, but now hidden away at the start is an intriguing little easter egg; placing the radio in the first room on the red button plays morse code. All the possible translations are all equally confusing and amusing, “interior transmission active,” “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” “password back up active” and “beep beep beep beep lol.”

Yeah, don’t really know what’s happening here, but at least you can earn a brand new achievement for doing all this. Perhaps this will all amount to a Portal 2 reveal? Episode 3? Let’s hope so.

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