GLaDOS needs your gaming power to speed up her reboot processes

So, maybe you haven’t been keeping up with Valve’s latest Portal 2-related ARG. That’s fine. There are two things you need to know: Potatoes are important, and Valve’s Potato Sack promotion is even more important.

GLaDOS really wants to reboot early. She really wants your PC/Mac copy of Portal 2 to get activated, because that’s when she’s back. But she can’t do it alone. Surprising.

So…she’s borrowing us in much the same way you can use your PS3’s power to keep some research going — she’s started GLaDOS@Home.

Play the games in Valve’s Potato Sack bundle to help GLaDOS power up, and you get Portal 2 early. Some games need more players than others. The value-per-player is a bit different per game. So check out GLaDOS@Home to see where you’re needed.

Really, all I have to say about this is: Go Valve. They’re getting people to buy a ton of indie games that they probably wouldn’t get otherwise. It’s great to spread the love.

(Also, this is quite the hilarious setup. You didn’t think they’d really release it today, did you?)