1. Post #2001
    You must be new here
    so could you tell me any other reason ign would post something like that then? instead of saying subtly insulting shit?
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  2. Post #2002
    Atlascore's Avatar
    June 2011
    8,715 Posts
    IGN has literally nothing to gain from a random twitter post hinting at HL3, they didn't link to an article, they didn't even link to some youtube video on their YT page, it was just a quote, they gain nothing from it.
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  3. Post #2003
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    Dierag's Avatar
    December 2007
    1,253 Posts
    To add to atlas, since dota2 is going to be f2p i'm pretty sure once the remaining "big" heroes are released the game will be released, the other smaller heroes trundling along afterwards. That could be by the end of may, or start of June.
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  4. Post #2004
    We're made of star-stuff
    LarparNar's Avatar
    February 2009
    10,174 Posts
    IGN has literally nothing to gain from a random twitter post hinting at HL3, they didn't link to an article, they didn't even link to some youtube video on their YT page, it was just a quote, they gain nothing from it.
    More traffic on their twitter user which most likely means more followers, which is always good.


    I remain a skeptic for now.
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  5. Post #2005
    How was HL2 announced? Was it at an E3 or did they do an ARG?
    They posted this tease in Edge magazine;


    No text or images or anything, just that. See how it makes a 2 with the shadow? One month later they officially announced it.
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  6. Post #2006

    September 2011
    131 Posts
    I remember some of the first screenshots released were actually orange developer textured maps.
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  7. Post #2007
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    ewitwins's Avatar
    December 2009
    14,187 Posts
    I saw 72 new posts this morning, you guys gave me a fucking heart attack.
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  8. Post #2008
    Joz
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    September 2009
    2,298 Posts
    I saw 72 new posts this morning, you guys gave me a fucking heart attack.
    If Valve would announce HL3, there would be over 720 new posts.

    Per hour.
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  9. Post #2009
    Marcolade's Avatar
    November 2008
    1,123 Posts
    So, has anyone tried emailing Valve and asking them what's up with the IGN tweet?
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  10. Post #2010
    razorbeamz's Avatar
    April 2011
    970 Posts
    What are the chances that HL3 will have Kinect support?

    EDIT: Not that I WANT Kinect support, I just wonder if it will have it.
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  11. Post #2011
    Jcorp's Avatar
    October 2009
    830 Posts
    From Garry's twitter:

    Garry posted:
    Good News - Valve got HL3 working! http://orange.half-life3.com/apache2-default/
    It's an official subset of the HL2 Orange box website, so i have no fucking idea what to think - has this been around forever or am I missing something?
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  12. Post #2012

    December 2007
    150 Posts
    So, has anyone tried emailing Valve and asking them what's up with the IGN tweet?
    It's just a tweet... It doesn't mean anything!
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  13. Post #2013
    Sphene
    Qaus's Avatar
    September 2010
    10,831 Posts
    Fairly recently discovered url.
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  14. Post #2014
    Marcolade's Avatar
    November 2008
    1,123 Posts
    It's just a tweet... It doesn't mean anything!
    Then it wouldn't hurt to ask, right? If it really does mean nothing, then they'll simply tell us that, and we can all go back to grasping at straws.
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  15. Post #2015
    EarlCdwards's Avatar
    April 2011
    266 Posts
    www.half-life3.com was registered by valve in 1999
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  16. Post #2016
    Shirky's Avatar
    December 2009
    2,572 Posts
    Im just wondering, but has Valve ever had a time where no games where in development?
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  17. Post #2017
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    April 2011
    1,471 Posts
    So this resolves as well, http://black.half-life3.com/apache2-default/ bring on the Black Box
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  18. Post #2018
    The Pain Train's a-comin! Woo woo!
    OluapPlayer's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,136 Posts
    So this resolves as well, http://black.half-life3.com/apache2-default/ bring on the Black Box


    There you go.
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  19. Post #2019
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    April 2007
    8,593 Posts
    CS:GO and Dota 2 are being released this year, by time E3 happens CS:GO might even be only a few weeks from release, they've got to announce a new game at some point.
    CS:GO isn't being developed by valve though. Far as we know Dota 2 is their big project and is being worked on pretty much studio wide. Which is a shame.
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  20. Post #2020
    Randdalf's Avatar
    March 2010
    2,435 Posts
    CS:GO isn't being developed by valve though. Far as we know Dota 2 is their big project and is being worked on pretty much studio wide. Which is a shame.
    Valve are working on CS:GO there's just some guys from Hidden Path joining in as well. There are 200+ employees at Valve and I highly doubt more than 50 are working on Dota 2.
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  21. Post #2021
    "If something happens, be assured it was planned this way"
    Singo's Avatar
    April 2010
    1,970 Posts
    I want to believe.
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  22. Post #2022

    December 2007
    150 Posts
    So, has anyone tried emailing Valve and asking them what's up with the IGN tweet?
    here I asked them:
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  23. Post #2023
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    Thom12255's Avatar
    January 2009
    8,545 Posts
    here I asked them:
    Full stop at the start of a sentence?
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  24. Post #2024
    Marik Bentusi's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,256 Posts
    CS:GO isn't being developed by valve though. Far as we know Dota 2 is their big project and is being worked on pretty much studio wide. Which is a shame.
    Isn't DOTA2 mainly something they assist the original creators with (which they've hired by now)? Something about making their vision come true with the resources Valve can provide or something, and learning from them about MOBA gamedesign and in greater depth about the competitive eSports scene (info they want to use on CS:GO where they also work closely together with Pros)?
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  25. Post #2025
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    redBadger's Avatar
    November 2008
    14,877 Posts
    here I asked them:
    this is like, the worst photoshop I've ever seen
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  26. Post #2026
    Sphene
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    September 2010
    10,831 Posts
    Full stop at the start of a sentence?
    Some languages are read right to left, so lines will start from the right. When translated they're often still stuck to the right.
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  27. Post #2027
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    July 2006
    912 Posts
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  28. Post #2028
    NoName-'s Avatar
    November 2011
    1,182 Posts
    300 mb update on HL2 EP2, real or fake? a friend told me that.
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  29. Post #2029
    300 mb update on HL2 EP2, real or fake? a friend told me that.
    I really hope it's real, like the Portal update, changing the ending a bit - but it's probably fake. I see nothing on the newsfeed about anything like that.
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  30. Post #2030
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    Chrille's Avatar
    August 2005
    5,435 Posts
    There is no update.
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  31. Post #2031
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  32. Post #2032
    Penis Architect
    paul simon's Avatar
    November 2008
    9,758 Posts
    300 mb update on HL2 EP2, real or fake? a friend told me that.
    Confirmed fake
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  33. Post #2033
    Movie quote goes here, because...
    Dennab
    October 2008
    8,076 Posts
    Retcon Eli back to life!!!
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  34. Post #2034
    BobIsCrappy's Avatar
    April 2007
    259 Posts
    GIVE ME HALF LIFE 3 GABEN

    I HAVE FED YOU MY DAUGHTERS FOR LONG ENOUGH
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  35. Post #2035
    Marik Bentusi's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,256 Posts
    Retcon Eli back to life!!!
    If it would benefit the plot more than him staying dead, I'm sure they'd actually do that.

    But yeah he's got a lot of character strings attached to him, so "ripping him out" is a very effective and reasonable method of setting the tone for the supposedly darker and more horrifying sequel.
    I'm kinda concerned what an effect it'll have on Alyx as a character tho. In Episode 2 she was kinda there, but mainly just support to guide Gordon a bit. In Episode 1 she got a significant emotional development scene after the scary train ride, and in Episode 2 she had to overcome her new fear of Hunters. Now her family's dead and she'll probably have to be the one to tell it Judith of all people.
    Hope they don't make her snap in Episode 3, I think she's more useful for adding a human element to the scene without drawing all that much attention to her personal character arc. But it does seem like it's all leading up to something.

    What do you guys think could/should/shouldn't happen?
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  36. Post #2036
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    No Party Hats's Avatar
    October 2010
    12,950 Posts
    Oh, I will just be happy to see how wrong lotusking is.

    Edited:

    Valve won't hire a private booth to show Ep3, they will do it on public.
    Yeah because Valve has always been ones for big public announcements. HL2 was first shown in a private booth at E3, press only. It was also announced with this image.

    Portal 2 was announced unexpectedly.

    Yeah, I trust that Valve will definitely come out and say "yep ep3 be happy"!

    Seriously, don't be daft. I'm 90% certain there's gonna be a Half Life announcement this E3.
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  37. Post #2037
    www.half-life3.com was registered by valve in 1999
    I guess it's time to burst your bubble..
       Registrant:
    Valve Corporation
    ATTN HALF-LIFE3.COM
    care of Network Solutions
    PO Box 459
    Drums, PA. US 18222 
      
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  38. Post #2038
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    October 2010
    12,950 Posts
    If it would benefit the plot more than him staying dead, I'm sure they'd actually do that.

    But yeah he's got a lot of character strings attached to him, so "ripping him out" is a very effective and reasonable method of setting the tone for the supposedly darker and more horrifying sequel.
    I'm kinda concerned what an effect it'll have on Alyx as a character tho. In Episode 2 she was kinda there, but mainly just support to guide Gordon a bit. In Episode 1 she got a significant emotional development scene after the scary train ride, and in Episode 2 she had to overcome her new fear of Hunters. Now her family's dead and she'll probably have to be the one to tell it Judith of all people.
    Hope they don't make her snap in Episode 3, I think she's more useful for adding a human element to the scene without drawing all that much attention to her personal character arc. But it does seem like it's all leading up to something.

    What do you guys think could/should/shouldn't happen?

    I hope she gets mega-pissed at the combine and does some cool as melee combat near the end with like a hunter or advisor or some shit, and just beats the shit out of it, possibly dying in the heat of it, but smiles at Gordon and says "Good luck Freeman, you're gonna need it".

    She later comes back as an advisor and you use her as a method of transport!
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  39. Post #2039
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    June 2010
    6,256 Posts
    I hope she gets mega-pissed at the combine and does some cool as melee combat near the end with like a hunter or advisor or some shit, and just beats the shit out of it, possibly dying in the heat of it, but smiles at Gordon and says "Good luck Freeman, you're gonna need it".

    She later comes back as an advisor and you use her as a method of transport!
    Right, thanks for reminding me where I'm posting here.
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  40. Post #2040
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    December 2006
    7,097 Posts
    Can I ask why people are all crying about whether it's 'Ep 3' or 'HL3'?

    It hardly makes a difference to potential length (five years and they wouldn't dare give us anything shorter than HL2) or potential plot (we already know this is the last part of the Gordon/Alyx/Combine part of the series).
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