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Portal: No Escape, One Day Later

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Posted on August 25, 2011 AT 12:41am

Yesterday I wrote an article about a YouTube short-film called Portal:No Escape, today I viewed the video and found something truly astonishing;

 

The views had SKYROCKETED from a few hundred when I viewed it to over 1 Million, having that many views in a 48 hour time-span is really un-heard of without promotion and after seeing the views I looked at the awards it had won …. all 20 of them: 

- #8 – Most Discussed (This Month) – Film & Animation 

- #7 – Most Discussed (Today)

- #2 – Most Discussed (Today) – Film & Animation

- #33 – Most Discussed (This Week)

- #3 – Most Discussed (This Week) – Film & Animation

- #68 – Top Favorited (All Time) – Film & Animation

- #7 – Top Favorited (This Month)

- Top Favorited (This Month) – Film & Animation

- #1 – Top Favorited (Today)

- #1 – Top Favorited (Today) – Film & Animation

- #2 – Top Favorited (This Week)

- #1 – Top Favorited (This Week) – Film & Animation

- #8 – Top Rated (This Month)

- #1 – Top Rated (This Month) – Film & Animation

- #1 – Top Rated (Today)

- #1 – Top Rated (Today) – Film & Animation

- #3 – Top Rated (This Week)

- #1 – Top Rated (This Week) – Film & Animation

- #2 – Most Viewed (Today)

- #1 – Most Viewed (Today) – Film & Animation

Seeing that many awards says something pretty impressive about the people behind the video.

So, the video has gone viral over a 48 hour time period, whats next? I am still crossing my fingers that,in reply to a message I put out, this isn’t the end for it.

For anyone who missed the video you can find it below.

Source: YouTube

By: Drake Malaske

Nick Baumfeld
Bio: Nick Baumfeld has been involved in the video game industry for a good 12 years. He has seen the industry from all view points and has a background in websites, website integration and social media. Nick pioneered the online video game rental business back in the day, moved forward into online video game trading and then moved viral with the well received Video Games Application on Facebook. Today, he has joined up with EGM founder Steve Harris to create something truly unique and special; EGMNOW, a community dedicated to all manner of gamers.

Gaming MO: Nick is a first person shooter type of gamer and enjoys heated bouts of Halo with friends and family (even while being schooled by his children).

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