Son of a...Valve Not Showing Any Games at E3

Posted by patrickklepek (6417 posts) -

Hearing about another Valve project so soon after Portal 2 seemed unlikely, but when it comes to Half-Life: Episode 3 (or whatever it's called), hope springs eternal. Unfortunately, Valve has tossed some cold water on any substantial showing at E3 next month, telling the press it's not showing anything.

"We are not showing any titles at this year's show," said the company.

Okay, sure, technically, it doesn't rule out some surprise at one of the big press conferences. Valve debuted Left 4 Dead 2's trailer at Microsoft's event and Gabe Newell appeared on stage with Sony last year, promising the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 would be the best console version of the game.

But like the G-Man, hope springs eternal. Just temper your expectations.

#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6417 posts) -

Hearing about another Valve project so soon after Portal 2 seemed unlikely, but when it comes to Half-Life: Episode 3 (or whatever it's called), hope springs eternal. Unfortunately, Valve has tossed some cold water on any substantial showing at E3 next month, telling the press it's not showing anything.

"We are not showing any titles at this year's show," said the company.

Okay, sure, technically, it doesn't rule out some surprise at one of the big press conferences. Valve debuted Left 4 Dead 2's trailer at Microsoft's event and Gabe Newell appeared on stage with Sony last year, promising the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 would be the best console version of the game.

But like the G-Man, hope springs eternal. Just temper your expectations.

#2 Posted by Vigil (232 posts) -

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

#3 Posted by Beanzie (9 posts) -

damn


#4 Posted by RedUFO (24 posts) -

:(

#5 Posted by Kyreo (4683 posts) -

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

#6 Posted by billnyethesciencepie (1538 posts) -
@Vigil said:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
#7 Edited by StrikeALight (1127 posts) -

WTF Valve?!!

(and yet, I didn't expect things any differently)

#8 Posted by Daveyo520 (7328 posts) -

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#9 Posted by Buscemi (1125 posts) -

What the JESUS CHRIST.

#10 Posted by Shivoa (679 posts) -

Situation normal.  Valve time is in operation.  Cliffhangers are a sign of the devil, especially at the end of a videogame.

#11 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

:( Release some Half-Life goodness, please.


By the way, I am one of those nerds who would give up eating bacon for a year if I could see a 5 second clip of something new about Half-Life.
#12 Posted by AidanGS (8 posts) -

...Really?

#13 Posted by benjaebe (2870 posts) -
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABE! 
#14 Posted by EpicReflex (219 posts) -

Half Life 3 had best have a new fucking engine. 


That is all.
#15 Posted by mbkish (250 posts) -

Well damn

#16 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -

I should try to act surprised... but I won't.

#17 Posted by Underachiever007 (2471 posts) -

GODDAMMIT

#18 Posted by StrikeALight (1127 posts) -
@EpicReflex said:
Half Life 3 had best have a new fucking engine. 

That is all.
They wouldn't dare!
#19 Posted by Slaker117 (4856 posts) -

Because they are too busy working! Right? ...right?

Goddammit.

#20 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2704 posts) -

Godammit.

Gimme something...anything.

Gimme.

#21 Posted by nickux (1456 posts) -

Look at those shift eyes! L.A. Noire has taught me to Doubt this. SQUARE!!

#22 Edited by AndrewB (7782 posts) -
#23 Posted by lockwoodx (2532 posts) -

The greatest gift you could give your studio is to let them just relax and take the Expo off.

#24 Posted by Forcen (2122 posts) -

They said the same thing last time, and remember gabe showing up at the sony thing?

#25 Posted by andrewf87462 (622 posts) -

Well that is a shame, but also expected.
#27 Posted by ShaneDev (1702 posts) -

They have to be working on a new engine at this stage. I know they always talk about upgrading the Source engine but I think there is only so much they can do. I mean Portal 2 had a serious amount of load screens.

#28 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

God damn it!!!!!!!! D:

#29 Posted by Jawshua (284 posts) -

fucking fuck fuckers

#30 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

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#31 Posted by cyraxible (702 posts) -

If there was ever an abusive relationship in gaming it's definitely the one between gamers and Valve.



#32 Posted by Burn1n9m4n (319 posts) -

Cue the sad trombone.

#33 Posted by Jolt92 (1644 posts) -

It will never come. NEVER.

#34 Posted by MattBodega (2276 posts) -

The difference with Gabe Newell's announcement about Portal 2 last year was that Valve announced they were doing something on that day. I'm inclined to believe that Valve won't be at E3.

#35 Posted by Blair (2548 posts) -

Haaaaaaaaaaaahahahah.

#36 Posted by demonbear (1928 posts) -

At this point, this is just Valve laughing at Half-life fans right in the face, while rolling in a huge pile of Steam money.

#37 Posted by Agent_Eli (154 posts) -
@Kyreo said:
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
#38 Posted by astonish (232 posts) -

Awww what the fuckkkkk

#39 Posted by MayorFeedback (685 posts) -

As if you motherfuckers don't have enough games to play.


KIDS THESE DAYS
#40 Posted by guyver0 (190 posts) -

why does valve hate us :-( lol

#41 Posted by TorMasturba (1123 posts) -

Ah well, this means they're busy working on other stuff and as is normal for valve they hold back on info until maybe a month or two before release to prime up anticipation.

#42 Posted by ShaggE (7084 posts) -

So... no Portal 3 news? It's been weeks since Portal 2, Gabe! C'mon!

#43 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

Ahahahaha!

#44 Posted by Ventilaator (1566 posts) -

Anyone still expecting anything out of anything Half-Life related should go into hibernation for 10 years or so, to avoid suicide.

#45 Edited by RobotHamster (4236 posts) -

Valve just won't admit they can't count to three...

#46 Posted by Explosivo (31 posts) -

They wouldn't have to announce it. Just announce they are actually still trying to make it.

#47 Posted by JB16 (825 posts) -

OMG It is taking every fiber of my being not to spaz out in a complete nerd rage right now...It's been 4 years now how fucking long does it take to release an FPS game that's only supposed to be around FOUR FUCKING HOURS LONG!!!

You mean to tell me that Activision can crank out some bullshit CoD game with a full 8 hour campaign and multiplayer every fucking year but Valve can't release just one four hour game in four years!?!

#48 Posted by rmanthorp (4230 posts) -
@RobotHamster: FACT
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#49 Posted by Benjamimmy (599 posts) -

Man, it's taking so long for this game to be shown, I'm worried it might end up as a bit of a disappointment! But I have faith and very much hoping we get what we deserve for waiting this long!

#50 Posted by FlipperDesert (2132 posts) -

WANT EPISODE 3 WANT STOP COMBINE NOW AAAAAGH

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