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Lol this is the calm before the storm. Valve is going to say nothing to provoke a lashing out from the community that Gabe will feed on for months. It's the magical tears of butt hurt pc gamers that they need to survive.
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I think Valve made Episode 3 back in 2007 but scrapped it because it was not good enough. That is probably why nobody at Valve wants to talk about Episode 3 / Half-Life 3. It is the project they do not want to go back to since they are burnt out.

That is why they have released nothing but zombie shooters and first person puzzle-platformers. Soon they will release e-sports oriented titles with DOTA 2 and CS:GO.
Edited by Riou - 1/17/12 at 2:25pm
post #43 of 186
I cant see this group doing too much tbh.

Valve basically knows exactly what we want already (probably why they are so successful), so this isn't going to be any kind of revelation to them.

It is however, stressing their "good relations" rep with their customers so that might be putting some additional pressure on them. I still dont see too much coming of it though and if there is any news, I'm not sure the group members will like it.
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Joined! Thanks for bringing this to my attention OP.
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Ahem... the Portal series are related to the Half-Life series, so Portal 2 last year can be considered a related release wink.gif.
Edit: also last year you were able to drive Gordon's car from Episode 2 in Renegade Ops. It's possibly also an indication the reboot is getting closer.
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I think tpi2007 has me covered on this one (in reference to portal). HL is still relevant and its fan base is still very much awaiting the next installment.

LOL, inserting easter eggs into games and making black mesa references is not the same as releasing game franchise content to prolong a game franchise. Portal is not in the HL game franchise. It might be from the HL "universe," but it's a game franchise of its own.
    
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LOL, inserting easter eggs into games and making black mesa references is not the same as releasing game franchise content to prolong a game franchise. Portal is not in the HL game franchise. It might be from the HL "universe," but it's a game franchise of its own.

It's not an easter egg, it was a widely publicized feature of the game.
 
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I don't think they (Valve) aren't just working on a new game but we should be asking them if they are working on an entirely new engine.
    
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It's not an easter egg, it was a widely publicized feature of the game.

It's an interactive easter egg. It's not a game release from a game franchise.
    
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People need to get over the half-life series. Its a just another game people.
 
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HL3 is vaporware for a reason. My hypothesis is that Valve is not developing HL3 but wants you to think they are so you keep buying other Valve games to tide you over until HL3 is released - which is not going to happen. What better way to protect your franchise's bottom line than to keep people buying games in anticipation of a game you make mention of but never promise to produce in the first place? It's brilliant.
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