Portal 2 Will Feature New Jonathan Coulton Song

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Jonathan Coulton had been writing geek-hip songs before Portal, but his pop number during the end credits vaulted him into a nerd icon. Today the songwriter confirmed that he will be contributing a new song to Portal 2. "If this plane goes down, the Portal 2 song goes with it," he tweeted. "It is in my pocket."

We can count on more of his signature wit, but the song won't recycle jokes from the first game. Valve writer Erik Wolpaw mentioned last year that he's sick of Portal memes and has no desire to revive them. That means no cake jokes, but maybe Coulton will surprise us with daring new material on pie.

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    January 13, 2011 5:34 PM

    Yeah except the craze started because we didn't KNOW a song was even in the original. It was a surprise, and an epic one at that.

    This.....I just don't see it being anything special.

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      January 13, 2011 5:45 PM

      If its good its special.

      If its unknown its a surprise.

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      January 13, 2011 7:51 PM

      Anybody reading the gaming blogs before playing Portal knew about the JoCo song. I did, and it was still an absolute joy to experience at 4am after release. ;)

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      January 13, 2011 9:59 PM

      More like the craze was because Jonathan Coulton songs are hilarious and awesome. I'm thrilled he's gonna be in the second Portal.

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      January 14, 2011 1:06 AM

      There's not going to be an end-credits song this time around.

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