I no longer believe in Half-Life 3

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#51 Posted by Brendan (8920 posts) -

At some point, too many good games come out over the years and you realize that you don't need to constantly wait and think about that one game you wanted to play so badly. I joke around about desperately wanting more Jedi Knight sequels but in all seriousness I don't think about it anymore.

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#52 Posted by Vod_Crack (869 posts) -

@mosespippy said:

Don't you have yourself to blame? They've never announced a Half Life 3 so why are you expecting it and why are your expectations so high for something that has never existed?

Well said. Beautifully put.

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#53 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3912 posts) -

@Sooty said:

Half-Life 3 is coming. Valve must be loving this meme about its release because when they do announce it, it's going to be nuts.

There's no way it's not going to come out someday.

Honestly, I think this meme does more harm than good. The longer it goes on, the more mythical the "Half-Life" name becomes (not unlike Gordon becoming "the one free man" during his absence). If and when they finally show the game off, it will have to be undeniably ground-breaking, otherwise all of the indifferent or unfamiliar gamers will wonder why everyone was so desperate for the sequel, and the fans will be immensely let down. Look in this thread, half the people are expecting it to be a total game-changer. It's been anticipated so long that anything less than perfection will be hated on ruthlessly. I just want to know what's up with G-Man dammit!

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#54 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -
@Kerned said:

@Turtlebird95 said:

They seemed so unenthusiastic when they accepted that award.

It's the VGAs. They're Valve.

Do that math and tell me why you're surprised they seemed unenthusiastic.

I never said I was surprised, it's just disappointing to see that Valve once again shows how disrespectful they are to their loyal legion of fans. I don't care that it's the VGAs, they could have said more than "Game of the Decade... Okay whatever thanks but Gabe wants to get back to the free concessions so bye." Hell Telltale looked like they were going to cry when they accepted Game of the year.
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#55 Edited by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

They didn't even show a trailer for Ricochet 2? Balls.

I mean, if they just got a "game of the decade" award for another Half-Life game, maybe they'll finally fast track that sequel, right? Never give up hope!

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#56 Posted by stryker1121 (2034 posts) -

I still believe - while I'm not waiting on pins for HL3, I'm almost certain we'll get an announcement closer to the time next-gen consoles are released.

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#57 Posted by jlev880 (212 posts) -

Half-life 3 is bigger than the VGA's there is no way Gabe would announce it there, in fact he probably wouldn't announce it at e3 either.

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#58 Posted by Jimbo (10458 posts) -

@Mendelson9 said:

Half-Life 3 will come out when they finish Source Engine 2. Simple as that.


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#59 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

And when that day comes, I will weep. Weep uncontrollably.

I still remember how mind-blown I was when Half-Life 2 was announced. Sure, they overpromised on the AI, but man...

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#60 Posted by Slag (6996 posts) -

I don't even care if Half-Life 3 is even being made anymore. Even if it does I doubt I'd play it since I remember so little about 2.

plenty of other fish in the sea.

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#61 Posted by zudthespud (3337 posts) -

Ok how about Valve properly blow it out: Half Life 3, Source 2 engine, launch game for a steam box.

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#62 Posted by Dezztroy (1039 posts) -

Gabe pretty much confirmed that they're working on both Source 2 and Half-Life 3 when /v/ visited Valve for his birthday.

So I don't see the point of this thread.

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#63 Edited by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -

@Turtlebird95 said:

They seemed so unenthusiastic when they accepted that award.

It's the Spike VGAs. I recon that a big part of the industry has a lot of contempt for this shitshow.

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#64 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2479 posts) -

I gave up believing in HL3 few years ago and part of the reason I feel is that Valve has lost any enthusiasm in making it. Since HL2 Valve have made a few new IPs and at least a sequel to 2 of those new IPs so making new IPs and also managing the Steam service has left Valve in a state of mind that going back to old IPs just isn't motivating them to spend money and time making it.

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#65 Posted by Winternet (8376 posts) -

@Wrighteous86: Dude, do we have to go over this again? The life-changing secret that's in Curiosity. It's a date. A release date for Half-Life 3. I thought this was common knowledge by now.

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#66 Posted by Fattony12000 (8208 posts) -

I hope it gets announced with Gabe just personally emailing me back to say:

"Hey, we're done with with now. It'll be out tomorrow. Tell your friends."

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#67 Posted by Levio (1953 posts) -

I think it's cruel that Valve hasn't simply told its fans whether or not they're making HL3 anytime soon. Their fanbase is generally nice and kind of innocent, they really don't deserve to be left in the dark.

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#68 Posted by pyrodactyl (3402 posts) -

They announced dark souls 2 at the VGAs so fuck valve and their half life 3 (hl 2 is still on my top 3 of all time though)

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