So, don't freak out but maybe, just maybe...Half Life 3

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#1 Edited by cmpLtNOOb (195 posts) -

The original article sounds like it comes from some crazy conspiracy theorist with all the weird attempts to connect numbers to dates, but the concrete details of:

  • the stuff in the background and at the end of the wheatley video
  • the employees seen wearing half life 3 t-shirts
  • and the cryptic tweets from the account that does ARGs for Valve...

...make everything as a whole pretty interesting.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Rumor-Half-Life-3-Announcement-Coming-60-Days-37744.html

Could be something!

#2 Posted by ColinWright (741 posts) -

Saw this on RPS. Man, people are desperate for information.

#3 Edited by tekmojo (2302 posts) -

Half-life 3 is worth being desperate for, Half-life 1 & 2 single-handedly saved thousands of third world countries. Okay, that might not be totally accurate.

#4 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3855 posts) -

NO DAMNIT! 
I already said this in another thread. I wont believe it.
I WONT LET YOU HURT ME AGAIN GABE! NEVER AGAIN!
*runs away sobbing uncontrollably*

#5 Posted by Djstyles92 (952 posts) -

I wish =(

#6 Posted by Beforet (2916 posts) -

I care about Half-Life 3 just enough to make snide comments about how much I don't care about Half-Life 3.

#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@tekmojo said:

Half-life 3 is worth being desperate for, Half-life 1 & 2 single-handedly saved thousands of third world countries. Okay, that might not be totally accurate.

Probably because there aren't even 200 countries total.

#8 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -

Fuck that. Be honest and say, hey, episodic content was full of shit, now here's your fucking game. 
 
I don't care anymore. Keep making your money valve. You don't care about me anymore.

#9 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

I want Half-Life 3. Please Gabe, command your minions to make it. And don't take five years this time, please?
#10 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7077 posts) -

@Claude said:

Fuck that. Be honest and say, hey, episodic content was full of shit, now here's your fucking game. I don't care anymore. Keep making your money valve. You don't care about me anymore.

It's gonna be alright. They gonna treat you right, babydoll. Just lay right down and play them vidya games they're throwing at you.

#11 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2291 posts) -

I will laugh and cry if all this time we waited for just another 3 hour long episode that barely adds new content.

Actually I will be quite pissed more than anything.

#12 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -
@MariachiMacabre said:

@Claude said:

Fuck that. Be honest and say, hey, episodic content was full of shit, now here's your fucking game. I don't care anymore. Keep making your money valve. You don't care about me anymore.

It's gonna be alright. They gonna treat you right, babydoll. Just lay right down and play them vidya games they're throwing at you.

Valve is still making Video Games? Could have fooled me. Portal 2 wasn't enough. All the TF2 updates I didn't want or cared to play. I didn't like Left for Dead or its afterlife. I want Half Life. I was promised much more and got nothing. I forget, what was Half Life again, it's been so long.
#13 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

The Half-Life franchise should be headed by J.J. Abrams, since they are both so full of their own "don't you want to know what's in the box?" bullshit.

With that said, I'm pretty sure Gabe Newell might get murdered by someone if he doesn't announce Half-Life 3 soon.

#14 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

I kind of don't care anymore.

#15 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7077 posts) -

@Claude said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Claude said:

Fuck that. Be honest and say, hey, episodic content was full of shit, now here's your fucking game. I don't care anymore. Keep making your money valve. You don't care about me anymore.

It's gonna be alright. They gonna treat you right, babydoll. Just lay right down and play them vidya games they're throwing at you.

Valve is still making Video Games? Could have fooled me. Portal 2 wasn't enough. All the TF2 updates I didn't want or cared to play. I didn't like Left for Dead or its afterlife. I want Half Life. I was promised much more and got nothing. I forget, what was Half Life again, it's been so long.

You know. It's that shooter game with the crowbar and the glasses man.

#16 Posted by captain_max707 (489 posts) -
@Video_Game_King: But think about all the countries in Xen that could exist... 
#17 Posted by neoepoch (1295 posts) -
@Claude said:
@MariachiMacabre said:

@Claude said:

Fuck that. Be honest and say, hey, episodic content was full of shit, now here's your fucking game. I don't care anymore. Keep making your money valve. You don't care about me anymore.

It's gonna be alright. They gonna treat you right, babydoll. Just lay right down and play them vidya games they're throwing at you.

Valve is still making Video Games? Could have fooled me. Portal 2 wasn't enough. All the TF2 updates I didn't want or cared to play. I didn't like Left for Dead or its afterlife. I want Half Life. I was promised much more and got nothing. I forget, what was Half Life again, it's been so long.
Half-Life....uh...somethin' about a guy who got his PhD in Physics who runs around in a suit that hits things with a crowbar.
#18 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Does anybody actually still care about Half Life 3 at this point?

#19 Posted by Mikemcn (6980 posts) -
@TheSouthernDandy
NO DAMNIT! 
I already said this in another thread. I wont believe it.
I WONT LET YOU HURT ME AGAIN GABE! NEVER AGAIN!
*runs away sobbing uncontrollably*
That's the only appropriate response, i can't believe anymore.
#20 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7077 posts) -

@Napalm said:

Does anybody actually still care about Half Life 3 at this point?

Many people do. Pretty passionately too.

#21 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1568 posts) -

Valve should just make trailers and teasers for Half-Life 3 but never actually put it out. Anticipation is like half the fun of HL3 at this point and expectations are far too unrealistic for any game to meet.

#22 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

@cmpLtNOOb: There also the letter that Gabe sent back to 4chan confirming that they're going to be announcing something that will make them happy at E3:

http://i.imgur.com/jnYL3.jpg

Additionally, he later tweeted that whatever they were going to be announcing was going to have a "3" in the title.

The real mindfuck here? All of this information was up on a PC Gamer article this morning...and link which has gone completely dead and is missing from my browser history.

Original link to the PC Gamer article was pulled from this Destructoid article:

http://www.destructoid.com/valve-begins-hyping-something-half-life-3-confirmed-omg--217732.phtml?s=50#comments

#23 Posted by selbie (1883 posts) -

Given the complexity of their previous ARG for Portal 2, I'm inclined to believe this is legit. I mean this is Valve we're talking about...the biggest dick-tease in the business.

Remember the countdown page for Portal 2? There was a distinct silhouette of the G-Man on it.

Valve knows people want this game, and I'm sure they will sure as hell have something weirdly spectacular planned.

#24 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@MariachiMacabre said:

@Napalm said:

Does anybody actually still care about Half Life 3 at this point?

Many people do. Pretty passionately too.

I understand, but it has essentially gone the way of Duke Nukem Forever, as in being completely lost to time. Has it ever been confirmed that it's being worked on?
#25 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@RsistncE said:

Additionally, he later tweeted that whatever they were going to be announcing was going to have a "3" in the title.

TH3 DOTA

#26 Posted by TooWalrus (13161 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@tekmojo said:

Half-life 3 is worth being desperate for, Half-life 1 & 2 single-handedly saved thousands of third world countries. Okay, that might not be totally accurate.

Probably because there aren't even 200 countries total.

Careful, you're coming dangerously close to breaking character.

#27 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@TooWalrus:

What are you talking about? Are you suggesting that there are over 800 countries on the Moon? There's only one, and I rule it.

#28 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

@TooWalrus:

What are you talking about? Are you suggesting that there are over 800 countries on the Moon? There's only one, and I rule it.

You're a moon man who's body is filled with galaxies. You are not real. But you are crazy.
#29 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Napalm:

My body is filled with galaxies? Awesome, apparently.

#30 Posted by Tebbit (4460 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Napalm:

My body is filled with galaxies? Awesome, apparently.

I'll fill your body with more than just galaxies, baby.

#31 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Tebbit:

Are you part of some Galactus puke fetish or something?

#32 Edited by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

I just hope it'll be considerably better than HL2. That game was kinda boring and I didn't like the Eastern city vibe. I want more Black Mesa stuff and soldiers in snow camo!

#33 Posted by Giefcookie (598 posts) -

I never finished the 2nd one.

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#34 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5141 posts) -

I lost interest in Half Life a few years ago. At this point I'd rather Valve spent their resources on a new IP.

#35 Edited by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

I still dont understand why people want HL3 so much.

#36 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@DoctorWelch said:

I still dont understand why people want HL3 so much.

Because Half-Life and Half-Life 2 were both hugely influential and fantastic games. Are you dumb?

#37 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Tebbit said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@Napalm:

My body is filled with galaxies? Awesome, apparently.

I'll fill your body with more than just galaxies, baby.

God damn it.
#38 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@DoctorWelch said:

I still dont understand why people want HL3 so much.

Because Half-Life and Half-Life 2 were both hugely influential and fantastic games. Are you dumb?

I've played both and, well, I say Eh. The story is nonexistent other than giant assumptions made by fans, the shooting is just what you would have expected at the time from each game, and the "puzzle" like gameplay is annoying at best. The games were just bland to me, middle of the road, playable and fun but nothing special. Plus, HL2 came out so long ago that the expectations are so stupidly and unrealistically high that no game is going to come out that fulfills everyone's, or even anyone's, expectations.

#39 Posted by ShaggE (6415 posts) -

Gabe has hair. Gordon has hair. Coincidence? I think not! Half Life 3 CONFIRMED!

Always bet on Gordon.

#40 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

As much as I dislike how Half-Life 2 plays, I think a new Half-Life could be neat! I'm definitely interested in seeing the story.

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#41 Edited by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1726 posts) -
@Ravenlight said:

@RsistncE said:

Additionally, he later tweeted that whatever they were going to be announcing was going to have a "3" in the title.

TH3 DOTA


Team 3tress!
#42 Posted by Dtat (1623 posts) -

For every person proudly proclaiming that they no longer care, there are thousands of people whose heart-rate just shot up 60 bpm when they read the title of this thread. Valve knows that Half Life still matters to people. Don't pretend like it doesn't just to be cool.

#43 Posted by bybeach (4788 posts) -

I think Valve has played this well. I think they are just as reluctant to let Half-life go as the Half-life fan is. But you don't pull out the big gun time after time. In fact if you are smart, and Valve has been smart, it turns out that isn't your only big gun..just the biggest. And that much of the time more by rumor and/or memory.

Someone mentioned a Valve-System Shock 3 yesterday..in jest. But the pain actually diminished for a second. I don't mind Valve expanding their portfolio, and while Left for Dead I've never played, Portal rocks. They would be really smart to get another franchise in the works..but never ever ever let loose of Half-life. It's not going anywhere...and as long as it isn't I can wait. But, there is a limit to caring there, also. So time may be running out.. for a full return on investment at least.

#44 Posted by pitboy2710 (12 posts) -

I want Half Life 3.....GIMME!

#45 Posted by wewantsthering (1564 posts) -

Aww man! Don't get me excited about Half-Life again...my heart can only break so many times!!!! lol

#46 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Pinworm45 said:

I kind of don't care anymore.

Yeah same here.. If HL3 comes, I'm all fucking for it, if not, I'm satisfied, really.
#47 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1425 posts) -

I have laid to rest my wishes for a Half Life 3 some time ago, and I am fine with that. I will always have found memories of the first two titles. If Valve plans to bring back Half Life, redeeming itself from suddenly dropping out of existence, then it will have to blow the lid off the roof to get EVERYONE back on board screaming and tossing babies.

#48 Posted by arcn (125 posts) -

I know this is gonna sound crazy guys, but I think the anticipation for Half Life has reached that point where it's alright for you to stop caring about it, even if they were able to somehow release it next year, there are still plenty of big games coming out that would basically make you feel alright about skipping it  entirely. The sad truth is that Valve has no one to blame for that but themselves, you can't expect people to care about something after 5 years when you don't give any kind of information about it and every one of your surprising reveals just turns out to be another sequel in different franchises.

#49 Posted by Gamer_152 (14070 posts) -

I'm not saying there's no chance of HL3 being announced at E3 but you're right to tell people to be calm, we know how this goes by now. Valve have confirmed that there is currently no HL3 ARG going on and I'm not sure which ARG Twitter account you're talking about but if you mean Doug Rattmann's one, that was confirmed to have been set up by a fan at the end of the last ARG. As for the HL3 t-shirts I suspect they're a joke, and while Gabe has said they'll be announcing something with a three in it at E3 this year (which is very exciting news whatever it is) that doesn't mean Half-Life 3.

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#50 Posted by AndrewB (7575 posts) -

Man, anyone not excited for Half-Life 3 can go the fuck away. Valve makes some amazing games. They know that they have to up the ante. That's probably one of the many reasons Episode 3 dissolved.

That said, the joke that is Valve Time has me cynical enough to not even think about the game anymore until it's in my hands. We've seen Valve go so far as to announce games and release media for them, only to have them fall into the netherworld and resurface as something completely different (Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead). They can flat-out announce Half-Life 3 (a game we all know is coming someday, somehow, because that franchise made Valve), but that doesn't mean there will be a concrete release date, unless they've spent all this time actually finishing the game, and the announcement day is also the release day.

Damn, that would be so awesome.

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