Valve files trademark for Half-Life 3

#1 Edited by Metal_Mills (3046 posts) -

OOOH

mod edit: added Half-Life 3 to the thread title as people were crating dupe threads not realising that there was already one about HL3.

#2 Posted by HerbieBug (4208 posts) -

I'm very surprised they hadn't trademarked that years ago.

#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11393 posts) -

They just love twisting in the knife, don't they? (At least Gabe does.)

#4 Edited by Metal_Mills (3046 posts) -

@herbiebug said:

I'm very surprised they hadn't trademarked that years ago.

Government shut down means drastic measures to unite the people.

#5 Posted by believer258 (12186 posts) -

Government's shutting down, Half-Life 3 is coming out, Jesus is coming back...

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#6 Posted by EXTomar (4943 posts) -

Government's shutting down, Half-Life 3 is coming out, Jesus is coming back...

Damn it you beat me by 50 seconds.

#7 Posted by Forcen (1855 posts) -
#8 Posted by ShaggE (6700 posts) -

DOTA 3 CONFIRMED!

#9 Posted by FriendlyPhoenix (467 posts) -

Wait, did they not already have the trademark for Half-Life 3? Or are they just renewing it? Because either way I don't think this means anything.

#10 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (3778 posts) -

Err?

#11 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1472 posts) -

Seriously, thanks obama!

#12 Posted by jimmyfenix (3753 posts) -

Yes!

#13 Edited by StarFoxA (5163 posts) -

I love getting caught up in Half-Life 3 rumors and hype. I want to believe.

According to some Reddit comments (the definitive source for anything on the internet), this is an "intent to use" trademark, which means they actually have to use it to be granted the trademark. They have a set amount of time to do so, I'm seeing 3 years thrown around.

#14 Posted by probablytuna (3822 posts) -

I hope they announce HL3 just so they can say it's cancelled.

#15 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

...Nope.

#16 Posted by Grissefar (2830 posts) -

Government's shutting down, Half-Life 3 is coming out, Jesus is coming back...

Oh he is back, didn't you know?

#17 Posted by Pr1mus (3946 posts) -

They surely already had that trademark and just renewing it. Some people should just play the game if or when it comes out and stop spending every waking moments looking for clues that the game may or may not exist.

#18 Edited by Abendlaender (2888 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Government's shutting down, Half-Life 3 is coming out, Daikatana is coming back...

Fixed. Daikatana is on Steam now. No....really. It is!

#19 Edited by BurningStickMan (238 posts) -

Betting we don't see HL3 until there's a next gen engine for it. Source 2 or whatever.

#20 Posted by Aetheldod (3723 posts) -

O: could it be true? Can they finally say sumthin about it? OMG , OMG!!!

#22 Posted by slyspider (1366 posts) -

Keep in mind it has been years since HL2 last came out so... adjust your expectations, the shooter genre has changed a lot.

#23 Posted by BurningStickMan (238 posts) -

@forcen: Pow! Well, if they already have a game to debut it then never mind.

#24 Posted by chiablo (999 posts) -
#25 Posted by AngelN7 (2973 posts) -

#26 Posted by FilipHolm (669 posts) -

We all know they're working on it.

Sometimes I think the game has been done for years and they're just fucking with us.

#27 Posted by Forcen (1855 posts) -

@burningstickman: Never mind what? They will probably use that new engine for more then one game.

#28 Posted by mracoon (4978 posts) -

I'm going to ruin your surprise and add Half-Life 3 to the thread title to avoid people creating duplicate threads.

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#29 Posted by stryker1121 (1583 posts) -

I'd like to play this some day, but at this point, I can take it or leave it. Loads of other shooters out there and Valve (whenever HL3 comes out) will be challenged to rise above the fray once more.

#30 Edited by kishinfoulux (2511 posts) -

That's nice. Still not happening. Move along people.

#31 Posted by Forcen (1855 posts) -

@kishinfoulux What are you refering to? Also, check this out:

"[UPDATE]: Due to a loophole with JIRA and Google Cache, people were once again able to access Valve’s project tracker. NeoGAF user ekim managed to snap some pictures of the tracker before it was closed, showing that the Half-Life 3 group have increased in members (to a total of 46), and reveals a new group called Half-Life 3 Core, with only 10 members."

http://lambdageneration.com/news/half-life/dont-look-now-but-valve-just-filed-a-trademark-for-half-life-3/

#32 Posted by BeachThunder (12411 posts) -

Well, it's not like they weren't working on it...

Ricochet fans are going to be pissed though.

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#33 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3924 posts) -

Not buying it till it's officially announced. Gabe can suck a butt.

#34 Posted by DaddyCabinet (221 posts) -

@forcen said:

@kishinfoulux What are you refering to? Also, check this out:

"[UPDATE]: Due to a loophole with JIRA and Google Cache, people were once again able to access Valve’s project tracker. NeoGAF user ekim managed to snap some pictures of the tracker before it was closed, showing that the Half-Life 3 group have increased in members (to a total of 46), and reveals a new group called Half-Life 3 Core, with only 10 members."

http://lambdageneration.com/news/half-life/dont-look-now-but-valve-just-filed-a-trademark-for-half-life-3/

They could just be fucking with people.

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