Play Half Life 2 for Half life 3.

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#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

Recently, a group has been formed called the ''Call for Communication'' or ''HL-CFC'', this steam group is setting out to get information on Half Life 3. Not even in a gameplay terms, but whether or not the game will come out and close the current story arc. How will they do this? by playing Half Life 2 at 2:00 pm EST on February 4 until people decide not to play it anymore.

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Full story from the escapist -

In an effort to discover what's going on with Half-Life, the Call for Communication Steam Group is asking the entire internet to play some Half-Life 2this weekend.When last we heard from Dr. Gordon Freeman and the gang, there was a fan, the shit was hitting it, and it was 2007. 2007, people! That's over four years ago! I can't even bring myself to make an "episodic" joke at this point, but I do wish I had some idea what Valve was up to with the franchise. So do a lot of other gamers out there, many of whom have come together in the Call for Communication (Half-Life) Steam Group, dedicated to digging up the truth.
"The entire trilogy of episodes was supposed to be completed and released by 2007, and if Valve have decided to do other things for the time being, that is fine," the group's profile says. "All that we ask for is a basic response on the matter, and to let fans know whether or not the current story arc is scheduled to conclude at another point in time."
But asking nicely about these things never goes anywhere, so the HL-CFC has come up with a Plan B: playing the crap out of Half-Life 2 this weekend to remind Valve that there's still a lot of love for the game. The "Red Letter Day" begins at 2:00 pm EST on February 4 and runs until everyone gets tired of playing and decides to go do something else.
It's a brilliant idea. Getting out and marching in the streets is a serious hassle, but firing up a game on Steam? That's something that a lot of us will probably be doing anyway. Whether or not it will do any good is an entirely different matter but at this point it certainly can't hurt, and with over 36,000 members, Valve might actually sit up and take notice.
Feel like helping out, or just playing some HL2 on Saturday? Head over the Call for Communication (Half-Life)group on Steam, put your name on the page and get ready to kill for the truth!

So, will you join? The link to the steam group is here, it currently has 37,324 Members.

Think it will work?

#2 Posted by IAmNotBatman (615 posts) -

You crazy? 'Course it's not gonna work!!!

#3 Posted by MB (11329 posts) -

What a dumb ass idea.

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#4 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@IAmNotBatman said:

You crazy? 'Course it's not gonna work!!!

Don't shoot the messenger! :P

#5 Posted by EuanDewar (4516 posts) -

That's not how things work.

#6 Posted by Stackboy (446 posts) -

Hey at least it's something proactive.

#7 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

I wouldn't play Half-Life 2 again unless you paid me to do so!

#8 Edited by cyraxible (680 posts) -

Sure, an excuse to revisit HL2 is good enough for me.

I certainly would love something more than silence over the future of the Half-Life series.

@MB: Mind elaborating on why rather than being negative and contrarian?

#9 Posted by IAmNotBatman (615 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba: Grr :S

#10 Posted by MEATBALL (2803 posts) -

I think this whole thing is really stupid. Valve will reveal Half Life 3 when they're good and ready, demanding that they talk about it before that seems silly to me.

#11 Posted by Lagaroth (169 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

I wouldn't play Half-Life 2 again unless you paid me to do so!

Change play to finish and this is my answer.

#12 Posted by dudeglove (7278 posts) -

Why are you reading the escapist.

#13 Posted by wemibelec90 (1294 posts) -

Do people really think this will work? Valve will put out Half-Life 3 when they are good and ready to and not a second sooner. After hearing how long the process for making Portal 2 was, I can't help but wonder why they would do anything different for this.

#14 Posted by AlisterCat (5401 posts) -

I got an invite from these people and was sick in my mouth. Another Half Life game couldn't possible live up to people's expectations, and Half Life fans only have themselves to blame.

#15 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@MB said:

What a dumb ass idea.

#16 Posted by UlquioKani (935 posts) -

Valve already knows that people still love half life. The time between 1 and 2 is about 7 years. They like to take their time. I thought we already established this.

#17 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

What makes them think this will work? I would really like to know.

#18 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

I'm a member of that group and I have HL2 installed and ready to go on February 4th. It's gonna be really amazing to have hundreds if not thousands of people playing it simultaneously.

#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (34654 posts) -

Here's why I won't participate in the affairs:

#20 Posted by Azteck (7447 posts) -

I don't see how that will make Valve say anything.

#21 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

@Lagaroth said:

@Cloudenvy said:

I wouldn't play Half-Life 2 again unless you paid me to do so!

Change play to finish and this is my answer.

Don't worry, it's not worth it for the ending.

Episode 1 and 2 are pretty decent though.

#22 Posted by HeavyDuty32 (302 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Cause that dude is way too awesome for you to bother him on a busy February 4th?

#23 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@dudeglove said:

Why are you reading the escapist.

People are passing the article around on Steam.

#24 Posted by Video_Game_King (34654 posts) -

@HeavyDuty32:

No; because that picture is my best way of making PC gamers cringe.

#25 Posted by Landon (4115 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

I got an invite from these people and was sick in my mouth. Another Half Life game couldn't possible live up to people's expectations, and Half Life fans only have themselves to blame.

Half-Life 2 is one of my favorite games ever, but after playing through it a few times, it's clear to see where they can improve. If Half-Life 3 has better graphics, a whole new wealth of guns, and continues the story that the ending of Episode 2 had, I don't see how it couldn't live up to peoples expectations. And if anyone can do that, it's Valve.

#26 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@Azteck said:

I don't see how that will make Valve say anything.

They are holding Valve hostage by saying ''Hey Vavle, you don't tell us about Half Life and we'll play your games!''

#27 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba said:

@IAmNotBatman said:

You crazy? 'Course it's not gonna work!!!

Don't shoot the messenger! :P

BANG BANG

#28 Edited by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@Landon said:

@AlisterCat said:

I got an invite from these people and was sick in my mouth. Another Half Life game couldn't possible live up to people's expectations, and Half Life fans only have themselves to blame.

Half-Life 2 is one of my favorite games ever, but after playing through it a few times, it's clear to see where they can improve. If Half-Life 3 has better graphics, a whole new wealth of guns, and continues the story that the ending of Episode 2 had, I don't see how it couldn't live up to peoples expectations. And if anyone can do that, it's Valve.

It's not so much that they can't make an amazing game that lives up to the franchise, it's that people have been waiting long enough that they have expectations of it being the best game ever.

#29 Posted by GS_Dan (1396 posts) -

It shouldn't work. Ever.

But Valve are awesome.

#30 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

As Ryan said on twitter a couple of days ago, it will be funny to see all the fanboys realizing how much different their nostalgia is from the actual game.

#31 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Hey, if a letter writing campaign can convince Nintendo to bring a game to the US maybe this will happen too.

#32 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

That's silly.

#33 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@NickL said:

it will be funny to see all the fanboys realizing how much different their nostalgia is from the actual game.

Not really because the game still plays very well. It hasn't dated badly so I never really did quite understand what he was getting at with that rubbish.

#34 Edited by FengShuiGod (1470 posts) -

@NickL said:

As Ryan said on twitter a couple of days ago, it will be funny to see all the fanboys realizing how much different their nostalgia is from the actual game.

I played Half-Life 2 and the episodes for the first time about 6 months ago, so I didn't have any nostalgia for them, but I felt they held up fairly well. I've heard Ryan comment on how HL2 has some crappy jumping puzzles, but those didn't bother me. There are some parts where the game felt a little ye-olde-PC-gamey, but for the most part I think HL2 is a competent game that is better than a lot of new releases. And EP2 is just freakin' awesome.

#35 Posted by Azteck (7447 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:

@Azteck said:

I don't see how that will make Valve say anything.

They are holding Valve hostage by saying ''Hey Vavle, you don't tell us about Half Life and we'll play your games!''

Am I the only one who sees the irony in this?
#36 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@NickL said:

it will be funny to see all the fanboys realizing how much different their nostalgia is from the actual game.

Not really because the game still plays very well. It hasn't dated badly so I never really did quite understand what he was getting at with that rubbish.

Seemed to be pretty dated last time I played it (years ago). Maybe that's just because I had moved onto better games by that point.

#37 Posted by laserbolts (5309 posts) -

This is a god damn retarded idea.

#38 Posted by RetroVirus (1405 posts) -

Next thing you know there'll be....no new information because why would Valve ever let something slip.

#39 Edited by I_smell (3925 posts) -

"We'd love to talk about Half Life 3, but we just don't think anyone wants to hear about it.

OH WAIT A MINUTE! LOOK AT THIS, PEOPLE DO LIKE HALF LIFE!" -Valve

#40 Posted by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

PSSSSSSSSTTTTTT!!!! OKAY, GUYS!!

I really, really, really love Quake. I want a new Quake really, really, really badly.

If everybody get on and plays Quake 4 at the same time (February 14, 2012 at 9 pm EST) maybe iD will say something about a new Quake that they are obviously hard at work on.

Who's with me?

#41 Posted by Redbullet685 (5981 posts) -

@MB said:

What a dumb ass idea.

#42 Posted by Beforet (2885 posts) -

I couldn't finish HL2 when I played for fun; I doubt I could stomache ten minutes doing it for a "cause."

#43 Posted by Lagaroth (169 posts) -

@RuthLoose said:

PSSSSSSSSTTTTTT!!!! OKAY, GUYS!!

I really, really, really love Quake. I want a new Quake really, really, really badly.

If everybody get on and plays Quake 4 at the same time (February 14, 2012 at 9 pm EST) maybe iD will say something about a new Quake that they are obviously hard at work on.

Who's with me?

Only if I get to play the part where you are on the conveyor belt getting mutilated over and over. (That was Quake 4 I'm thinking of right?)

#44 Posted by katanalauncher (215 posts) -

Excuse for me to play HL2 again?

Fuck yes!

#45 Edited by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

@Lagaroth said:

@RuthLoose said:

PSSSSSSSSTTTTTT!!!! OKAY, GUYS!!

I really, really, really love Quake. I want a new Quake really, really, really badly.

If everybody get on and plays Quake 4 at the same time (February 14, 2012 at 9 pm EST) maybe iD will say something about a new Quake that they are obviously hard at work on.

Who's with me?

Only if I get to play the part where you are on the conveyor belt getting mutilated over and over. (That was Quake 4 I'm thinking of right?)

I am pretty sure the part you are thinking of in Quake 4 was the feeling of playing whole game.

Or it was this video starting at 2:00.

#46 Edited by Lagaroth (169 posts) -

It was the part in the video from 2:00 on. But it is probably the most memorable part of any FPS I've ever played. Though I could have sworn it was a conveyor belt not a chair on rails.

Edit: I'm not a big FPS fan though. So my library of memorable moments is... limited.

#47 Posted by Swoxx (2980 posts) -

I'm so tired of this. You guys seriously don't think valve knows that they could engrave "Half Life 3" on a turd and it would sell millions? You don't think they know people want it? I doubt they're not putting it out to mess with you. They probably didn't start development until they felt they had good ideas for making something interesting, and a good storyboard. And they won't put it out until they're satisfied it meets their standards.

Would you guys rather have had a half-assed mediocre HL3 come out 2 years ago and now instead talking about how valve ruined the Half Life franchise?

The game will come when it comes, please accept that.

#48 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3479 posts) -

Hey, say what you will about the futility of it all, but at least a bunch of people will be playing a damn fine game.

#49 Posted by Jimbo (9712 posts) -

Well this is pretty cringeworthy. No thanks.

#50 Posted by zaglis (908 posts) -

LOL!?!?!
 
Play Half-Life 2? AGAIN? Fuck that game and the group. They can shove that overrated piece of shit up their dumb-ass ass

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