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In Portal, I am continually told that I will

be receiving cake for all my hard work

but in the final room I keep dying.

How do I avoid dying so that I can

get the cake?

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Should this be deleted as well? If a title has a spoiler in the title we should probably seek to eliminate it, or else edit the spoiler into the body, and just leave a [Spoiler] warning in the title. –  Jaydles Jul 8 '10 at 1:39
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@jaydles fully agree, please do not spoil in the title –  Drake Jul 8 '10 at 22:26
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@Ricket, the problem is that the question, as worded, ruins the game's twist for others. It would be okay if the question were "How do I get the cake in the last room in Portal <SPOILER>" Then in the body, you can explain about how they keep trying to dump you in a fire instead of giving you cake. That way, those that only know that cake is promised (but not that it's a big lie) can elect to bypass the question due to the spoiler indicator. And the asker can still get an answer from those that already know what happens. –  Jaydles Jul 8 '10 at 23:09
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@Ala, edit it, make it better, and perhaps it'll get re-opened –  jmfsg Jul 8 '10 at 23:24
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When I died in the fire, I thought that was the end of the game. How edgy and hip of valve to kill you. It was a year before I found out there was more to the game - much more! –  Jay Bazuzi Feb 12 '11 at 18:50
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You need to think with Portals!

Look up in the direction you are heading to the fire; you can spawn a portal on the wall up there, one to your right, and teleport out of danger.

After that, keep trying to reach the party to get your promised cake!

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Though I would not wait for the party associates to take me there... –  Gnoupi Jul 9 '10 at 5:51
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@Gno, I guess you didn't see what the latest update to the game does ;) –  jmfsg Jul 9 '10 at 13:48
    
Thanks! I escaped the fire, now to find my cake! –  Alastair Pitts Jul 10 '10 at 2:34
    
Juan > What would that be? Is this only relevant to certain versions of the game, for example the PC version? –  GnomeSlice Sep 30 '10 at 3:03
    
@Gnome, beware, it has spoilers (video of the new ending): rockpapershotgun.com/2010/03/03/… –  jmfsg Sep 30 '10 at 3:06
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If you shoot a portal above the flames, and a portal on a wall you can jump into, you will get onto the shelf above them. In my opinion, it is about this point that the fun really gets started... (Hint - this is not then end of the game, by a long way!)

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The game really starts to get interesting at this point:-) –  Rory Alsop Mar 18 '11 at 21:25
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If this is a serious question, then you should try to escape from the room with the fire without dying. The cake is... later.

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Is this a serious question ? –  Mushu Jul 7 '10 at 23:55
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I are srs question. This are not srs answr. –  Calvin Fisher Mar 1 '11 at 21:19
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