Among other things, the first Portal is also unique in the way it incorporated so many of the prevelant internet memes back then into the game’s dialogue and scenarios, not the least of which was the now infamous cake meme joke. However, the writer for the first game and now for the second, Erik Wolpaw, has confirmed there will be no cake or other meme jokes in Portal 2.
“If thought you were sick of the memes, I was sick of it way ahead of you, said Wolpaw. “For instance, cake? I’ve had enough cake jokes.
“The cubes are in there because they’re a gameplay element, and obviously, GLaDOS is back, but there’s a bunch of new gameplay and we want to tell an interesting new story.”
Portal 2 is slated to hit the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 next year.