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The following are keys for the Countdown page.

Summary

Cipher Key # Key Puzzle Resulting URL
1 wh0isl0ki 9x9 letter grid http://vanishingpointgame.com/biography/
2 wh3r3t0g0 HTML code http://vanishingpointgame.com/CIRCUMAMBULATION/
4 iw4nttwinyou phone number http://vanishingpointgame.com/antepenultimate/
5 imm0rtaliz3m3 audio file http://vanishingpointgame.com/FILE/
6 3akix3ozidd1b / 3scap3grav1ty 20x20 letter grid http://vanishingpointgame.com/zenith/
 ? formula colored connect the dots http://vanishingpointgame.com/manifesto/

lokivanishes

Method of discovery: Somebody named "lokivanishes" posted a hint in a forum at neowin. The content of that hint is this:

Well, I don't normally do this, but since you guys were first on the scene, here's a cypher key for you. Impressive job!

More to come....but not delivered like this. Keep your eyes on the Post.

Good luck!

~L

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This grid...

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And this leads to a URL.

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Cipher Key 2

Method of discovery: Laughing Squid received a Puzzle Box Package containing the following key:

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This gives us a key and resulting page...

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Solving this...

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...leading to the URL...

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Cipher Key 4

Method of discovery: A poster at a Halo site received a mysterious Puzzle Box Package containing a grid. (See his post.)

12/23/2006: Earlier today I received a package from Microsoft containing a puzzle box, which after figuring out the puzzle and opening it, contained a small 256MB USB Key. The Key contained a video, a letter, and a cipher key, which I have attached below ... the key seems to be related to the image on the Internet Explorer blog. Anyone figure it out?

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This gives the key and resulting page...

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Further investigation shows...

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Cipher Key 5

Method of discovery: Doug Stockwell performed cryptanalysis on the entire ciphertext, scanning through various possible decryptions. Later, an official key with the same information was discovered by Gear Live.

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Analyzing this file...

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Cipher Key 6

This key was mailed to people on a 256MB memory stick in a silver envelope. However, apparently an error was made as it should have read "Rot -4" rather than "Rot +4" in the picture:

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This key is not the "word" it should have been. Apparently someone realized the mistake and posted a corrected picture as lokivanishes in the Neowin forum (post was later removed):

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Result:

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However, the website will still accept both keys, and both lead to the same page:

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This picture again has two errors in it (is Loki that sloppy?):

1) The numbers at the end of the second row have to be: 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1
2) The numbers at the bottom of the 11th column have to be: 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1

Solving this...

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This leads to a URL

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Ignition Video

A new YouTube video, Ignition, was discovered. (ref) It hints pretty strongly that a key is "formula" and entering that key gives the following result:

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With this, you...

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This leads you to a new URL

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