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They CAN'T cancel HL3. It will do harm to the company brand, and honestly I seriously doubt that it's dead. I have a feeling that they are waiting for the tenth anniversary of the Orange Box to announce anything.
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They CAN'T cancel HL3. It will do harm to the company brand, and honestly I seriously doubt that it's dead. I have a feeling that they are waiting for the tenth anniversary of the Orange Box to announce anything.

I disagree. I want HL3 as much as the next person, but at this point I highly doubt it'd harm the company brand if they cancel it. They've gone roughly 8 years so far without any updates or really even confirmation the project is still active, and yet Valve is thriving more than ever. At the same time, between then and now there's been plenty of new gamers who picked up TF2/CS:GO who have no clue or no care for the Half Life series. I really hope they do make the game still, but I can't see it hurting them significantly if they flat out cancel it.
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Yeah I don't have any expectations of a half life 3. At this point if they make the finale then cool but until then I don't really care at this point. Too many other things to spend my time on
    
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They just cant count to three. Yeah story might be all well and written but it will not help a lot if three is the number where they go into comatose for overthinking it wink.gif

I mean its obvious!

Like half life (although it did have three subsections with the soldier and security guys as well, we have seen the sec guy do stuff in HL2 but no sight of the soldier), HL 2 with up to two episodes, left for dead goes only up to two, hell even the fresh release of "dota" was stamped with two tongue.gif and ofc Portal and Portal 2, counter strike has like two versions, and team fortress is also "2", soo .. what might we expect.

I'm gonna put my chips down on "Alien Swarm 2" biggrin.gif I mean it's obvious and only logical. They cant count to more than two and this is one thing where they don't have yet second part out biggrin.gif Once we get into the third millennium with our current system of time counting then perhaps they can figure out this highly abstracted concept of number "three"!
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as long as we havent seen a tech demo of source2 nor even a hint about a valve game with it there is hope
afterall people said that 16/17 will be the year that hl3 will either revealed or dies
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In Valve's current situation, it makes no sense to invest huge cash on real games when they can just milk the mini-games they have now with CS, TF2, and DOTA2. They don't even need to maintain a huge army of staffs as well, which explains why their customer support is non-existent..
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Really I think they are more invest in keeping current projects afloat like CS;GO / TF2 along with Steam while they are pushing SteamOS and its peripherals. Once SteamOS is able to maintain its own existence Im sure they will move on to other projects.

Its easy to forget since they service so many customers that they are a relatively small company in actuality so the ability to take on multiple projects with the same quality of outcome is simply not there.
    
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as long as we havent seen a tech demo of source2 nor even a hint about a valve game with it there is hope
afterall people said that 16/17 will be the year that hl3 will either revealed or dies

Dota 2 is currently running on Source 2 and has been since september last year. I guess you're one of today's 10 000!
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put it this way HL1 came out in '97 or '98 was game of the year for a few years running into the 2000's, think about it though.

HL1 from freemans standpoint - 1998

then Blue Shift And OPFOR came out from the other standpoints. - early 2000's

HL2 - 2007

HL2 - Episodes - 2008-TBD

when those HL2 episodes complete. HL3 will enter production.

its all logical.
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I am sad. I was in my late 20s' when HL first came out. Now I am in my Late 40s' and Laidlaw retires from Valve. Where has all the time gone? blinksmiley.gif

Oh that's probably where it went, I was too busy playing the series to look at the clock. cool.gif

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