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Does anyone know anything about the next Episode in the episodic Half Life series? I hear that Portal was a test for the new portal gun technology in Half Life and that you will be going to an Aperture science building too. I know this are most likely rumors, but I still want to know more. Thanks Branden.
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should put a spoiler warning on this thread for people who havent yet played episode 2.

in brief: in episode 3 you're heading to the arctic with alyx to hopefully locate the Borealis, a ship used by aperture science that according to reports has been stranded in the arctic for some time. You hope to find a weapon on the ship that could potentially turn the tide of the war in favour of the rebels and win the war against the combine. The CEO of valve has played down straight the possiblity of using protal technology in open gameplay in half life. Portal is a game in its own right and shouldnt be looked at as a 'test'. So i doubt you will get hold of the portal gun in episode 3, but somewhere along the line you will cross paths with things that will be familiar from portal. (It'd be good if you crossed paths with glados from portal on your trip with alyx ) With black mesa destroyed, aperture science were working in competition with black mesa in portal technology (black mesa's experiment went wrong and opened a portal to the combine world. hence why everything went wrong) so you hope to find aperture science's technology and use it to fight the combine.

episode three will be in the snow, and i cant wait
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Originally Posted by Hellisforheroes View Post
should put a spoiler warning on this thread for people who havent yet played episode 2.

in brief: in episode 3 you're heading to the arctic with alyx to hopefully locate the Borealis, a ship used by aperture science that according to reports has been stranded in the arctic for some time. You hope to find a weapon on the ship that could potentially turn the tide of the war in favour of the rebels and win the war against the combine. The CEO of valve has played down straight the possiblity of using protal technology in open gameplay in half life. Portal is a game in its own right and shouldnt be looked at as a 'test'. So i doubt you will get hold of the portal gun in episode 3, but somewhere along the line you will cross paths with things that will be familiar from portal. (It'd be good if you crossed paths with glados from portal on your trip with alyx ) With black mesa destroyed, aperture science were working in competition with black mesa in portal technology (black mesa's experiment went wrong and opened a portal to the combine world. hence why everything went wrong) so you hope to find aperture science's technology and use it to fight the combine.

episode three will be in the snow, and i cant wait
hit the nail on the head

With that said... I can't wait for Epi3 and HL:3.
    
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hl2e3

Apparently the storyline isn't complete. Check the references for some more info

I hope it comes within 2 years...
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Thanks people . Also if there is anymore information i want to know.
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portal was a 3rd party project being developed by a university team that valve took on and turned into a fully published game included in the orange box. it wasnt being tested for use in episode 3. but the storyline of both games will combine in some way in episode 3. there's your answer.
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portal was a 3rd party project being developed by a university team that valve took on and turned into a fully published game included in the orange box
Ummm, no. It was never 3rd party. It was just a group of students from DigiPen

It wasn't "being developed", it was finished and released

Valve didn't take it on, they just hired the programmers

http://www.nuclearmonkeysoftware.com/
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programming the game IS developing it. its part of pre-release construction which = development. valve published it which means they "took it on". you're just renaming my words and trying to be smart.
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Ummmm, no, not so much. Try to pay attention now

1.) Students make Narbacular Drop for a school project. Then they release it

2.) Valve sees it, says "Hey, you guys are awesome. I want to hire all of you to work for us"

3.) The students, who work for Valve now, create Portal

That is what happened. That is now what you said. What you said, was insulating that Portal was being created by people who didn't work for Valve, and Valve bought the project after seeing it. That is incorrect. They hired the people because of their project prior to Portal
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EP1, EP2 & EP3 are collectively 'HL3'
    
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