I pre-ordered Portal2 few months before release, and downloaded it the moment it was released because I was following quite closely the pre-release ARGs
and I wanted to see the story myself before someone spoils it to me.
Dial-up terminals. SSTV-images. You can always count on Valve creating something Different. <3
About Portal2... I was kinda disappointed how it didn't have few fast-paced portaling levels like Portal1 had, most likely because it was released for consoles too, and fast aiming with pads is a PITA. Damn consoles ruining my fun.