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Am I the only one who isn't really bothered by this? I have always thought of valve as an online dev, other than Half Life. At least they won't make online games with a tacked on single player. That being said I really hope they make Episode 3 and the Half Life series go out with a huge bang and an awesome end.
    
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You mean I can't play forever alone?
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What.... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Please don't do this, Valve . We LOVE your SP games! I will be disappoint if this is true.
    
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The makers of such acclaimed single-player video games as Portal and Half-Life 2 want all of their future games to support connected, non-solo gaming, in some way, at all levels.
Anyone see that thing in bold?

They aren't scrapping single-player for multi-player only. They just want anything that is single-player to be able to support co-op mode if desired.
 
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You mean I can't play forever alone?
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I guess if you're playing something like Oblivion or Assassin's Creed you'd want to be immersed into it. I prefer fps games though so you can still pretend you're a squad and work together as one. BF2/BC2 has objectives and each game ends up different.
That would be a MULTIPLAYER FPS you are describing, and I'm with you on that.

Single player FPS games with squads are terrible.
    
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I don't know what's more annoying: the fact that they want to force everyone to play multiplayer games or that this guy calls himself keeley. Keighley is pronounced Keefley. I know this because I live in the UK about 5 miles from the place that has been called Keighley for 500 years.
    
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I mostly only care about Single Player (characters, plot, setting, etc).

Thanks a lot, Valve.
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I'm with the majority here; Valve made it's name and fame with superb story driven games. And you can only truly enjoy a story if you take your time.

In multi-player you don't get to take your time; it's always forward, forward, forward, there is this rhythm you have to follow, and it's not your own, it's at best a combined rhythm, if not for a "fast" rhythm imposed by the other player.

You don't get to go back just to admire a little detail in the game; you don't get to appreciate the game properly. And you don't get to enjoy the experience where it's you, and you alone being told a story, where you are the hero and get to make the rest of the story in your mind - there will always be a place for SP and I hope Valve keeps it's reign at being the best at it.

Valve SP games are like watching a movie at home - and a movie is a SP experience in the sense you can also rewind, go back to that scene, appreciate, take your time.

I hope they get it right by doing something like Portal 2.
 
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