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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

Why is it anytime something wants to be accomplished, people chime in with "Boycott! Boycott! Boycott!"???
This is a POSITIVE attempt, not a negative one. Telling Valve "we won't use Steam, we won't buy from you" will just make them say "okay, there's still millions that will, and we'll still make more money off of hats in one day than all the games you personally have purchased."
This is an enthusiastic approach to show Valve that fans want HL3. Not just episode 3, but HalfLife 3. We want to shoot combine in the face, we want D.O.G. to ride Striders, we want to take on the Headcrabbed Zombies with CROWBARS!
I will be playing HL2: Cinematic Mod this weekend in support.

Well you can say the same for being positive. They can just take it as, awww thanks for the free advertising. We still got you guys on Steam buying hats so there's no need to do anything.
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The group is not demanding the game be released.
They are asking for any sort of info to confirm the game is alive and being worked on

And when they say no we're not making it, the boycotting will start!
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So a bunch of gamers are going to sit down and play games in an effort to make a game company make games.

This is truly ground breaking.
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First world problems

agree. digital sit in? for realz?! there's more important things we need to worry about right now.
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Well, not like I had anything planned this weekend tongue.gif
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Just be patient guys and gals. Dota 2 is adding some graphical updates to the Source engine. We shall see these in future Source games.
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  • Cloth simulation: Real-time cloth simulation (i.e. soft-body physics) will be introduced to Source.
  • Global lighting: The world is lit and shadowed dynamically with env_global_light (in addition to pre-compiled light).
  • Steamworks integration: Building upon community-driven features from Team Fortress 2, players will be able to share strategy guides and coach newer players through Steamworks.
  • MultiBlend Textures: 4-way texture blending, upgrading/replacing WorldVertexTransition
  • Screen-space Anti-aliasing: Anti-aliasing for use with deferred shading
  • Screen Space Ambient Occlusion: Ssao post-process shader
Other companies would just advertise these updates with a big, new version number and start hyping the engine instead of balancing the game.

Thous updates to the engine sound very promising and fix most of the things that I think the source engine was lacking. If they work out alright the source engine should ones again be able to tango with the big boys graphics wise applaud.gif Now if only they would get dx11 support and some subsurf scattering the engine would really be rocking some serious fidelity.
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Hope you guys are ready to play in about 2 hours from now.
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Ready to roll. I'm going to start up as soon as the movie I'm watching ends. HL2 for the win gunner2.gif
    
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Playing now. smile.gif
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I hope it's not the case but I really doubt they're working on an Half-Life game at all, maybe concept arts but that's it. We may think that it's a very anticipated title but really the majority of console players don't care at all about a new Half-Life, and a lot of more casual PC gamers don't either, the priority for Valve now is Steam and games where they can put an in-game store (TF2, Portal 2, Dota 2 will have one I think ?), I don't see a store for Half-Life being interesting at all.

Absolutely untrue. Valve would be total idiots to not work on the game that put them on the map. Half life is their baby, moreso than TF2 L4D and dota will ever be.

Yes, Valve is a business out to make money; I don't think anyone is disputing this. However, their goal is not 100% to make money. This is a private business, their goal is whatever Gabe feels like doing. Money is great, but Valve currently has lots of it (!).
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