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HL2 E3 or HL3... w/e it is... I want to play it more than almost any other game... So for me, I'm about to give up in protest. Taking your time to polish it and make sure its great is one thing, but this? C'mon...
If it doesn't hit b4 the end of the 1st half of 2013, I will go out of my way to NOT get the game and try to convince everyone I know NOT to buy it... This is getting crazy.
We have companies like IW and EA pumping out crap titles in rapid succession, and we have companies like Steam/Valve that seem to just build hype forever. Regardless, at this point it has to be one of the best games ever made EVER, or it will be considered a flop due to hype...
I'm really starting to hate Valve/Steam now...




That is the dumbest thing I've heard all week. Congrats on that. I guess you are like the xbox kids, and would prefer 8 sequels every 4 years like that **** CoD?


I got HL2 ON release. I've been waiting as long as anyone else. Valve can take their damn sweet time for all I care. Because when it does finally release. HL3 will be the best FPS since the last Half-life.

Hell, the lost coast was better than most FPS games these days, combined.
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Im just excited that there is even talk about Half Life 3. All they have to do is make is as good as 1 and 2 and the wait will be well worth it.
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“The problem is, we think that the twists and turns that we're going through would probably drive people more crazy than just being silent about it, until we can be very crisp about what's happening next,”





They do care about us...
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lol ricochet 2
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If they're not careful it will end up being another Duke Nukem Forever.
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I want a sequel to the following games (by order of "want"):
Company of Heroes
Stalker
Half Life 2
Dawn of War 2
Legend of Grimrock
Dragon Age Orig... Actually nevermind.
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oh look another half life 3 conspiracy thread
 
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It sounds like maybe they weren't happy with the direction the game was taking....ie, development hell.

One thing about ValvE, they aren't gonna dump some "more of the same" game in our lap.

Personally, I would love to see the portal tech make it's way over and get some portalized combat. But that's just me...
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To be honest most of the hype is Fan made. Valve doesn't say a word, which partially leads to Fan fanaticism.

So was 99% of the hype over Bulldozer, doesn't stop people from saying what they say though... It's just been so long, its hard not to be hyped. That and a lot of "leaks" and they keep talking about it and hinting... I dunno, its been so long now...
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Guys, guys... you should know better that Valve is not a traditional game in any single way, and expect some sort of time line or traditional sense along the way is probably not the smartest way to look into the "issue". So, what is this issue?

a) Valve is a flat structure. This means that nobody is telling nobody what to do and, instead, everybody is running around the building with their desk plugging and unplugging as they start or end their part in any of the departments.

b) Valve has nobody above them telling to hurry up. Half Life 1 was delayed for a whole year while they were redesigning the game. Now, after a few iterations, its not stupid to say that Half Life 3 is the most anticipated game in the whole computer gaming era and, specially with their business model, everybody in the company will make sure that their "baby" is either perfect or non-existent at all. Put yourself on the devs shoes....Half Life is not some sort of game that you can screw up, no, its THE game. Its an icon from the first game to the last one, and its very hard not to give credit to Valve for creating the series which have been the once of utmost importance in the last decade (for pc gaming).

c) The devs there are as interested in the game as we are. So, do you imagine yourself trying to create such a master piece...and not having a schedule to follow? You would iterate it once, and again, and again, and again until you reached perfection. But, you know: perfection is unreachable.

What I'm trying to say is that Valve time has only one finish line: "perfect". There is no other, as no other company ever released their products with such love and pride, to a point that you KNOW that a Valve game is a must from day #1 because they've been proven right once and again and again.

So, HL3 will be ready when it is. And I believe we should all be happy for it, because it means that this game means so much for the devs as it means for the people that will buy it, and I'd rather have no new half life rather than having a bad one at all (hello, Duke Nukem every one? That was insulting). HL1 was impressive, HL2 was also mindblowing...and then end of EP2 was damn epic. So, for the next Half Life I expect the same sensations the first games left me.

Yeah, this means we could never have HL3 altogether...but we should have faith nonetheless. I just don't think in HL3 anymore. The day its released or its confirmed (its obvious they've been working on it) it will come back to my mind, but IMO there is no point to blame Valve for not releasing a game they wouldn't be happy to release wink.gif

PS: we should be happy to have Valve setting the pc standards that high, and if more companies joined Valve professionalism pc gaming would be in a much better shape that it is.
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