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No they weren't.

Half Life 2 was released at the end of 2004.
Half Life 2 Episode 1 was released in the middle of 2006.
Half Life 2 Episode 2 was released in the end of 2007.

That's 1.5 years of each other.

And since, it's been 3.5 years, with no news whatsoever.
Ah, I apologise. It was just a quick Google search, I'm not really a Half Life guy.

There's been plenty of speculation.. you'll just have to wait unfortunately. Good things come in time, and I'm pretty sure you'd rather have a brilliant game in 2 years rather than a cobbled up glitchy mess in the next 6 months.

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You're contradicting yourself for the sake of arguing with me.
No need to get personal. I'm not arguing, this is simply a light hearted discussion.

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The people on Steam might have old rigs, but they also wouldn't care about the things you do as an enthusiast, as you said, running the game at 100+ FPS.
In other news; gamers don't care about FPS.

The most played game on Steam is CS:S, which has a very large competitive community in which people mostly play on CRTs for refresh rate standards, so FPS is a concern.
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Ah, I apologise. It was just a quick Google search, I'm not really a Half Life guy.

There's been plenty of speculation.. you'll just have to wait unfortunately. Good things come in time, and I'm pretty sure you'd rather have a brilliant game in 2 years rather than a cobbled up glitchy mess in the next 6 months.
A glitchy mess after being 4 years in development?

You're nuts.


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In other news; gamers don't care about FPS.

The most played game on Steam is CS:S, which has a very large competitive community in which people mostly play on CRTs for refresh rate standards, so FPS is a concern.
Again, you're not thinking before you post.

Gamers care about FPS, but they don't care about getting 100+ FPS.

You can't compare CS:S players to Portal 2 plays or to the regulars on Steam. It's an exception.
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A glitchy mess after being 4 years in development?

You're nuts.
How do you know it's been in development for 4 years? You said you've not heard anything for 3.5 years.. and then you said they're not even making it.. and then you said I'm making contradictions?

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Again, you're not thinking before you post.

Gamers care about FPS, but they don't care about getting 100+ FPS.

You can't compare CS:S players to Portal 2 plays or to the regulars on Steam. It's an exception.
I never stated I specifically cared about getting 100fps, I just stated it as an example to compare the Source engine to another game.. then we moved onto talking about Steam.. and why would an exception be put into place for one of the most played games? In any situation that would be a silly idea, given it's a majority.
Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 4/20/11 at 1:35am
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Don't mean to crash the party but only 7.2 user score?!

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/portal-2

There is a part where it says "Please don't turn off your console".

If Battlefield 3 isn't amazing for the PC then we've got one big problem.
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Man people find the most amazing reasons to be unhappy in this thread :/

Portal 2 is great. Whether or not it's photoreal like Crysis or some such nonsense is irrelevant. It's got wonderful gameplay in an engine that looks perfectly fine.
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Don't mean to crash the party but only 7.2 user score?!

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/portal-2

There is a part where it says "Please don't turn off your console".

If Battlefield 3 isn't amazing for the PC then we've got one big problem.
I think people are a bit too sensitive about the console stuff. I personally thought it was a brilliant game, everyone was giving it 10/10 in the other thread. I would too.
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How do you know it's been in development for 4 years? You said you've not heard anything for 3.5 years.. and then you said they're not even making it.. and then you said I'm making contradictions?
It doesn't matter.

It's a double loss for Valve.

Either it's been in development for 4 years and nothing has come out decent enough yet.

Or they just forgot it and threw it aside.

Bottom line is - they aint getting my monies!
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It doesn't matter.

It's a double loss for Valve.

Either it's been in development for 4 years and nothing has come out decent enough yet.

Or they just forgot it and threw it aside.

Bottom line is - they aint getting my monies!
I do agree with you on the whole though, Valve do really need to tell the fans what's happening..
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It doesn't matter.

It's a double loss for Valve.

Either it's been in development for 4 years and nothing has come out decent enough yet.

Or they just forgot it and threw it aside.

Bottom line is - they aint getting my monies!
I don't much mind if it takes them a little while to release. As long as it kicks butt then it's ok.
Too busy in college to notice time passing anyway :/
Edited by [\/]Paris - 4/20/11 at 2:01am
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Gamers care about FPS, but they don't care about getting 100+ FPS.
The whole competitive scene begs to differ, but I'll move along since I don't want to get in a long meaningless argument
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