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I am going to punch Gabe right in his fat if I dont get Ep3 by the year's end.
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Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103 View Post
This is funny as I just was up in Seattle and got a tour of VALVe. They showed us around the whole facility. They have these areas where all the devs work in one giant area instead of cubicles. Not a single area was dedicated to half-life at all. TF2 only had a small area too. Portal 2s was kinda big. But the dev area that was the largest was the one dedicated for "DOTA 2".

DOTA 2 is where VALVe is throwing all their weight into at the moment. Although, I could not get our guide to say anything regarding half-life, she did respond when I said "That's ok I already assumed we wont see Half-life 3 for awhile anyways" she then said "you would probably be right on that" and then laughed. She coulda been messing with me but, seems pretty accurate.
Makes since. Dota2 is valve's next big thing since Portal2 is now out.
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Half-Life is fun. I completed HL2 Ep2 for the first time a few days ago. Yeah. It was fun. But considering it's reputation I have to say I'm rather underwhelmed with the series. There's nothing special about it that I can see. If HL3 never came out it wouldn't bother me. If it does, I'll only buy it when it's under $5.
I wasn't the least bit impressed with either episode either. Or Portal for that matter. Even though a portal gun is exactly how the G-Man gets around so easily.
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Half-Life is fun. I completed HL2 Ep2 for the first time a few days ago. Yeah. It was fun. But considering it's reputation I have to say I'm rather underwhelmed with the series. There's nothing special about it that I can see. If HL3 never came out it wouldn't bother me. If it does, I'll only buy it when it's under $5.

you do realize the ultimate flaw in what you're saying, right?

half life defined FPS gaming. Half Life 2 refined it. It still stands as PCGAMER's best FPS of all time. You playing it now, AFTER playing all the other games that owe themselves to it is the reason why you think there's nothing special about it. But for the rest of us who play in a normal timeline.. HL2 is what set the standard for all single player campaigns to follow up to. Still is. Given its age, the fact that we're all so gagging for the next chapter speaks for itself. The half life universe is something any self respecting gamer should immerse themselves in.
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HL2 = Flagship game on source engine
HL3 = Flagship game on Valves brand new engine.

Valve isn't ready to drop the Source engine quite yet.
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