A hushed silence came over the gaming sectors of the internet around noon eastern time today as a countdown clock reached zero on a web page inside Aperturescience.com. Wild speculation had preceded the countdown's finale with many people speculating the Valve was preparing a surprise early-launch of Portal 2 today rather than its scheduled April 19th release. When it finally reached zero, those folks were somewhat disappointed, but few could deny the less-than-subtle genius of Valve's latest reveal.
The alternate reality game that has been running to promote the upcoming release of the highly anticipated game from Valve, Portal 2, has revealed some very interesting new concept art. Some images even reveal that Valve may have thought about significantly tinkering with the design of the main character.