Gabe Newell and JJ Abrams recently made a few waves at a DICE keynote with dropping a few words about a Portal or Half-Life film. I love JJ and Gabe, how could this be bad?

"Newell: What we are actually doing here, we are recapitulating a series of conversations going on. We reached the point that we decided to do more than talk.

Abrams: There’s an idea we have for a game that we’d like to work with Valve on.

Newell: We’re super excited about that and we’re going to figure out if we can make a Portal movie or Half-Life movie together.

A few credible rumors have been popping up on teh intarwebs about the new XBox that range from cool to super lame. The next-box is rumored to ship with Bluray, requirement of always being online and will disallow used games.

Blue_Element wrote on 02/07/2013 at 04:51pm

Oh my god, a Portal movie would be like the best thing ever. But if they made even a small mistake in the the movie, I would hate them forever.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/07/2013 at 05:09pm

What kind of mistake?

Blue_Element wrote on 02/07/2013 at 07:47pm

A mistake like maybe the story isn't good or just bad things about the movie.

Blue_Element wrote on 02/07/2013 at 07:51pm

BTW, it would be really cool if eventually sometime in the future you made a cheerfulghost app for iOS. Which would basically be just like the mobile version of the website but it would notify you on your phone when you get a notification on the site.

Blue_Element wrote on 02/07/2013 at 07:52pm

But it would probably take a lot of effort and be really hard to make.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/08/2013 at 02:07am

That's a really great idea! My first priority is to make a really bitchin' web app and have that work really well. One thing people have mentioned is they would like email notifications when stuff happens on the site and thats just a matter of when it gets added in.

As for a proper app, I have no immediate plans to do that. It takes some time to do and if I push all my time into the web app it can be used in so many places it makes sense to sort of put all my time here for now. At some point ill add an API and then anyone can build what they want atop Cheerful Ghost, including an app or whatever.

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 02/09/2013 at 08:06pm

Not 100% sure why, but the idea of J.J. Abrams working on a game for Valve excites me more than J.J. Abrams making a movie about Valve games.

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