After Christmas of 2007, the ApertureScience.com webpage no longer featured the DOS-style prompt. It instead featured a camera feed from “Holiday Vault 07”, showing a stack of HL2 crates, a Portal turret, Gnome Chompski, TF2 Christmas tree decorations and whatnot.
3 years later, it’s finally been updated.
Heading over to ApertureScience.com now shows that the camera feed has been replaced to the feed of “Holiday Vault 10”. The HL2 crates have been replaced with a stack of Portal 2 Weighted Storage Cubes. Gnome Chompski is no longer next to the chimney, the TF2 tree decorations have been replaced with Pivot Cube decorations, and Gnome Chompski will no longer brutally assault the camera view after a random number of views, having been replaced with P-body, or if you prefer, the Orange Bot.
It’s cool to see Valve returning to some of their old sites to wish us happy holidays.