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inb4 source engine again

They just did that massive performance update (though I personally haven't tested it out yet). In the news thread on that update I was guessing that there might be a new game coming. They would not have bothered to increase the performance just so a few people could play TF2 on their old laptops. I am betting they have a new game in the works that uses the source engine, but it was pushing the old Source engine too much and it had to be optimized better.

And now this happens...maybe we will see a Halflife 3 or episode 3 yet after all. Though honestly I'd like a new title with a new story. Halflife has deteriorated well past its hifelife in my opinion.
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Yeah, this confirms that EP3 will never exist in the form it would have been 4 years ago. Now that Dota 2 is about ready and CS:GO is now in private beta, I'd say a majority of the development team is now working on HL3. This could also mean the largest change to the Source engine since the EP2 release. Just the fact that they cut a majority of the TF2 system usage means that the Source engine now has the capability to reach higher textures resolutions, more detailed models, and better lighting while keeping up with the graphics rush.

Portal 2 though I think has shown what more the engine can do. For instance, I've seen some of the largest props I've seen in that engine, for instance the testing spheres, which are 5 prop pieces to make the whole sphere and the gigantic vault door. The textures in Portal 2, a majority of them are running at 1/4 of their full resolution, but I'm thinking that those might be able to be doubled in HL3 (currently 1024x1024 for a majority of the textures.)

Having the t-shirt worn by a Valve employee means that development is on it's way. Oddly, I'm thinking a 2013 release, somehow market the 2013 part into it. E3 next year should give us some sort of teaser if it's released in the 1st half of 2013, or might have to wait for E3 2013 if it's going to have a fall 2013 release.
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Half-Life is overrated. But yeah I would love to see a no.3.
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120

HL senses TINGLING !!!
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I saw we all donate some so we can get Half Life 3 before we die.
300

You can all donate your testes, I'm not, this game's gonna take balls to play it right.
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They just did that massive performance update (though I personally haven't tested it out yet). In the news thread on that update I was guessing that there might be a new game coming. They would not have bothered to increase the performance just so a few people could play TF2 on their old laptops. I am betting they have a new game in the works that uses the source engine, but it was pushing the old Source engine too much and it had to be optimized better.
And now this happens...maybe we will see a Halflife 3 or episode 3 yet after all. Though honestly I'd like a new title with a new story. Halflife has deteriorated well past its hifelife in my opinion.

Well, TF2 is F2P so they may have done it to capture the few percentages managing to play it on low-medium with 30fps-. It wouldn't surprise me if they did. Other then that, if they can manage higher-textures with little performance problems; I'll really enjoy it. Along with that, possibly showing off more of the Source engine where we can get more destruction (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEcOkpcYJL8&feature=related)
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skepticalHippo.jpg

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Well, TF2 is F2P so they may have done it to capture the few percentages managing to play it on low-medium with 30fps-. It wouldn't surprise me if they did. Other then that, if they can manage higher-textures with little performance problems; I'll really enjoy it. Along with that, possibly showing off more of the Source engine where we can get more destruction (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEcOkpcYJL8&feature=related)

The beauty of it that the optimizations they did actually do both. it takes less of a machine to play the older Source engine games and will allow for more detailed textures without cutting into performance much.

Though like I said, I haven't had a chance to try the optimizations yet first hand; just read about them, but they sound legit.
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I bet they will use the same engine as CS:GO, which seems to be the Portal 2 engine.
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I gave up a long time ago. It's gotten to the point where I just don't care anymore. If they release it, that's great. If they don't, I don't care.

What he said^..
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