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#1 Posted by JTB123 (1244 posts) -

Well I must say I wasn't expecting this, I think the article covers the big things this could mean.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if Portal 3 was announced, I really don't see them going back to Left 4 Dead, unless they really change things up for that series, L4D2 fleshed out the little things that the original missed. Portal 3 just seems the most likely, after 2 I think it would be really interesting to see where they go from there.

What does everyone else think/want this announcement to be?

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#2 Posted by Kidavenger (4257 posts) -

DOTA 3

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#3 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Fuck they have a lot of series that reached 2 so far. Makes guessing way more difficult. I'm gonna go with Team Fortress 3: Now with Shirts.

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#4 Edited by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

Ricochet 3.

I actually fucking loved Ricochet. More than humans should.

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#5 Posted by veiasma (197 posts) -

Episode 3.

I said it.

(I hope it's TF3)

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#6 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

left 4 dead 3/ portal 3 (you know its not gonna be half life 3 :/ )

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#7 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

I dont want Episode 3. What I want is Half-Life 3.

I didn't wait since 2007 to get a fucking 3 hour episode.

Or Valve will surprise everyone by announcing Orange Box 2 that contains a sequel to every game they have with a 2 in it and the '3' in the title will be a reference to all of them being in 3D

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#8 Edited by MattyFTM (14823 posts) -

Team Fortress 2's 3,000,000th hat. It has to be. They're not going to announce anything decent with a 3 in it.

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#9 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

I dont want Episode 3. What I want is Half-Life 3.

I didn't wait since 2007 to get a fucking 3 hour episode.

Yeah this would definitely be the worst case scenario.

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#10 Posted by Animasta (14907 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

I dont want Episode 3. What I want is Half-Life 3.

I didn't wait since 2007 to get a fucking 3 hour episode.

Or Valve will surprise everyone by announcing Orange Box 2 that contains a sequel to every game they have with a 2 in it and the '3' in the title will be a reference to all of them being in 3D

I can't imagine that if they put out episode 3 that it would only be 3 hours.

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#11 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

Left 4 Dead 3.

I'm gonna catch flak for this... I would actually rather have Left 4 Dead 3.

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#12 Posted by TheLawnWrangler (1740 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@SomeDeliCook said:

I dont want Episode 3. What I want is Half-Life 3.

I didn't wait since 2007 to get a fucking 3 hour episode.

Or Valve will surprise everyone by announcing Orange Box 2 that contains a sequel to every game they have with a 2 in it and the '3' in the title will be a reference to all of them being in 3D

I can't imagine that if they put out episode 3 that it would only be 3 hours.

It's 2 hours, a majority of such is cutscenes, and in the same old HL2 engine.

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#13 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

3D Face Gaming Glasses Machine 3

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#14 Posted by korwin (3881 posts) -

Alien Swarm 2 and Alien Swarm 3 (6 months apart).

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#15 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1548 posts) -

Dota version 2.3

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#16 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2038 posts) -

@Kidavenger said:

DOTA 3

Nailed it

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#17 Posted by Bwast (1376 posts) -

They're making a Three's Company game. Don Knotts becomes the new head of Aperture Science and John Ritter, along with his trusty sidekick Joyce Dewitt, have to put an end to his evil plot.

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#18 Posted by MezZa (2895 posts) -

I'm hoping for Left 4 Dead 3 personally. I'll catch hell for saying this, but I never really got into half-life. Was playing other games at the time and now I just lack interest.

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#19 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@SomeDeliCook said:

I dont want Episode 3. What I want is Half-Life 3.

I didn't wait since 2007 to get a fucking 3 hour episode.

Or Valve will surprise everyone by announcing Orange Box 2 that contains a sequel to every game they have with a 2 in it and the '3' in the title will be a reference to all of them being in 3D

I can't imagine that if they put out episode 3 that it would only be 3 hours.

I still don't want another episode.

The next Half-Life needs to be an entirely new game with completely new content. I'm tired of using the same exact weapons fighting the same exact enemies (with one single new enemy per episode) in the same exact environments (the forest being the only new). The gravity gun needs an overhual (how about being able to pick up and throw portals or being able to rotate objects while your holding them) and there needs to be less bottlenecking.

PLEASE be less bottlenecking. The bad thing about not having cutscenes is that you can't skip them when its all ingame.

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#20 Edited by Akyho (2128 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@SomeDeliCook said:

I dont want Episode 3. What I want is Half-Life 3.

I didn't wait since 2007 to get a fucking 3 hour episode.

Or Valve will surprise everyone by announcing Orange Box 2 that contains a sequel to every game they have with a 2 in it and the '3' in the title will be a reference to all of them being in 3D

I can't imagine that if they put out episode 3 that it would only be 3 hours.

Its 3 within a 3 within a 3! Gordon Threeman has to go through three buildings to defuse three bombs and in realtime is is only 3hours and 33 minutes and 33 seconds you have to do it with the use of the only the 3 key.

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#21 Posted by Seedofpower (4066 posts) -

It has to be half life 3. There is no point with keeping the episodes tacked on, its been like 4 years. That isn't very episodic.

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#22 Posted by PK_Koopa (593 posts) -

Half Life 3D

...Which will actually just be a remake of the original half life but in 3D.

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#23 Posted by Schmollian (356 posts) -

I would be willing to bet that its both Half-life 3 and Portal 3 together. Valve doesn't tease like this unless they are planning a BIG announcement. Hell, they could also package in L4d 3 and call it "The Box of 3". Eh, eh? . . . No? Ok.

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#24 Posted by Skald (4442 posts) -

I'd take Team Fortress 3 over Half Life 3 at this point.

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#25 Posted by JJOR64 (19692 posts) -

Steam 3.0.

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#26 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

KNIV3S.

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#27 Posted by NickL (2271 posts) -

I want Portal 3.... in space.

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#28 Posted by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -
@NickL said:

I want Portal 3.... in space.

GIVE THIS MAN A JOB HE'S ONTO SOMETHING
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#29 Posted by Harkat (1171 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

Fuck they have a lot of series that reached 2 so far. Makes guessing way more difficult. I'm gonna go with Team Fortress 3: Now with Shirts.

Can I choose to not wear a shirt? As in bare-chested?

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#30 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

@MattyFTM said:

Team Fortress 2's 3,000,000th hat. It has to be. They're not going to announce anything decent with a 3 in it.

I would be so angry.

If it's anything but HL3 I will have a bare-chested knife fight with Gabe Newell.

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#31 Edited by jkz (4233 posts) -

A licensed Three Stooges game. Based on the recently released blockbuster hit.

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#32 Posted by End_Boss (3367 posts) -

Fuck all y'all, I hope it's L4D3.

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#33 Edited by mikeeegeee (1638 posts) -

Those hoping for things other than HL3:

Half-Life spawned Counter-Strike, DoD, Natural Selection, The Specialists, Team Fortress, etc etc etc

Half-Life 2 spawned CS:S, DoD:S, TF2, Portal 1, Portal 2, L4D, L4D2, etc etc etc

Another Half-Life game is much more than simply another Half-Life game. It opens the door to a wide array of new and improved games. I fucking love how modifiable they've been.

You can say that you'd rather have Portal 3 or L4D3 over HL3, but ultimately their most innovative IP has always been Half-Life. And it's that innovation that leads to more imaginative and creative mods.

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#34 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -

My Little Pony in 3D: The Game.

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#35 Posted by Harkat (1171 posts) -

Finally, Driv3r is coming to Steam.

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#36 Edited by bacongames (3984 posts) -

Keep in mind that despite the post-release support, Left 4 Dead 2 was released in 2008 so it would make a lot of sense for that to be the next game. I agree that Portal 3 might be too quick but then again the same thing was said of Left 4 Dead 2 and that worked out eventually. Half-Life 3? Maybe. Half-Life 2: Episode 3? Also maybe. The lesson from this news story is that fuck me there's a lot of franchises they have that have gone only to 2.

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#37 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

The 3 box comes with Counter strike go, Dota2 and portal 2.

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#38 Edited by Phatmac (5931 posts) -

Half Life 3. I think it's a bit too early for another Portal. It has to be this..

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#39 Posted by NickL (2271 posts) -

Wouldn't everything that valve could announce have a 3 in it at this point? Isn't this just basically valve saying "Hey, guess what, we still make games!"

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#40 Posted by Meteora (5844 posts) -

Episode's 3 development is so freaking long that I pretty much forgot all about it. With that being said, I can't think of anything else that can be in development other than Portal and L4D.

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#41 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@MattyFTM said:

Team Fortress 2's 3,000,000th hat. It has to be. They're not going to announce anything decent with a 3 in it.

This cinches it: they're announcing production on Half-Lif3, a Half-Life themed kart racer.

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#42 Posted by Harkat (1171 posts) -

@Tuffgong said:

Keep in mind that despite the post-release support, Left 4 Dead 2 was released in 2008 so I would make a lot of sense for that to be the next game. I agree that Portal 3 might be too quick but then again the same thing was said of Left 4 Dead 2 and that worked out eventually. Half-Life 3? Maybe. Half-Life 2: Episode 3? Also maybe. The lesson from this news story is that fuck me there's a lot of franchises they have that have gone only to 2.

Psst, Left 4 Dead 2 was released in 2009.

Also, it would be INSANE for Gabe to tease us by saying "Something with a 3" and then have it not be Half-Life 3. Valve aren't stupid, they know that's what the internets want.

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#43 Posted by 49th (3669 posts) -

Half Life 2 3D Edition

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#44 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@Harkat said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

Fuck they have a lot of series that reached 2 so far. Makes guessing way more difficult. I'm gonna go with Team Fortress 3: Now with Shirts.

Can I choose to not wear a shirt? As in bare-chested?

That'll just be another shirt. Like the hats that are just their heads that no one wants to trade for.

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#45 Posted by nail1080 (2025 posts) -

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Fuck all y'all, I hope it's L4D3.

sorry but don't THQ have the rights to Left 4 Dead now? I thought this was obvious? Am I stupid or are all of you?

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#46 Edited by Mirado (2540 posts) -

Half Life: Opposing Force 3: The Search For Opposing Force 2

EDIT: Hell, they abbreviate it HL: OP4, so perhaps it's just a prequel! :D

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#47 Edited by bacongames (3984 posts) -

@Harkat said:

@Tuffgong said:

Keep in mind that despite the post-release support, Left 4 Dead 2 was released in 2008 so I would make a lot of sense for that to be the next game. I agree that Portal 3 might be too quick but then again the same thing was said of Left 4 Dead 2 and that worked out eventually. Half-Life 3? Maybe. Half-Life 2: Episode 3? Also maybe. The lesson from this news story is that fuck me there's a lot of franchises they have that have gone only to 2.

Psst, Left 4 Dead 2 was released in 2009.

Also, it would be INSANE for Gabe to tease us by saying "Something with a 3" and then have it not be Half-Life 3. Valve aren't stupid, they know that's what the internets want.

Bah, whatever. Either way it's over 3 years since November 2009 and holiday 2012 assuming it comes out then. I knew something was off about saying 2008 but I said fuck it.

I think the real question is whether Black Mesa: Source will come out. Man I had high hopes for that thing. Now that I think about it, it could have easily been a kickstarter nowadays.

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#48 Edited by vaiz (3065 posts) -

Bold prediction: At E3, Valve announces Half Life 3 or Episode 3.

And it's finished and available for download on steam that day.

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#49 Posted by louiedog (2390 posts) -

F.3.A.R. 4 or F.3.4.R.

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#50 Posted by TheHT (14807 posts) -

HL3, L4D3, Portal 3, whatever. I'll be happy with any of those.

Some more than others, but happy nonetheless.