1. Post #3841
    Well, IMO, Half Life 2 was different from Half Life 1. Half Life 2 Episodes 1 and 2 were very similar to Half Life 2. If they're going to continue the current story (Going somewhere in that fancy helicopter) they should call it Half Life 2 Episode 3, and not Half Life 3.

    Also, it would make more sense if Half Life 3 would have a new engine, as Half Life 2 also has a new engine after Half Life 1.
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  2. Post #3842
    I'm guessing Half Life 3 because Chet recently said this;
    “When we announce Half-Life 3 it won’t be on a t-shirt or a forum or some obscure internet game. We’ll do it in our own way.”
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  3. Post #3843
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    I'm guessing Half Life 3 because Chet recently said this;
    “When we announce Half-Life 3 it won’t be on a t-shirt or a forum or some obscure internet game. We’ll do it in our own way.”
    It doesn't necessarily apply to the next game after ep2, only a future release.
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  4. Post #3844
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    I'm guessing Half Life 3 because Chet recently said this;
    “When we announce Half-Life 3 it won’t be on a t-shirt or a forum or some obscure internet game. We’ll do it in our own way.”
    He probably slipped his tongue.
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  5. Post #3845
    He just meant Episode 3
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  6. Post #3846
    And then they release Half Life 2: Episode 2: Chapter 1.
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  7. Post #3847
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    Half life 3: aftermath
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  8. Post #3848
    Valve did say that Ep3 would be HL2's story arc ending. If I remember correctly, they mentioned it was the end of Gordon's arc or some shit. HL3, if there ever is going to be one, will probably feature somebody or somewhere else.
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  9. Post #3849
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    No they said it WOULDN'T be the end of gordon's story arc.

    God damnit man.
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  10. Post #3850
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    they mentioned it was the end of Gordon's arc or some shit.
    :smith:

    Edited:

    No they said it WOULDN'T be the end of gordon's story arc.

    God damnit man.
    Wait what? Now who's right?
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  11. Post #3851
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    You'll have to shoot one of us.

    BUT WHICH ONE IS THE REAL ONE?
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  12. Post #3852
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    And then they release Half Life 2: Episode 2: Chapter 1.
    To The White Forest?
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  13. Post #3853
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    What if... when Valve finishes HL3, they split it into small episodes... and release them a few weeks* apart? More episodes = more money



    *Valve time
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  14. Post #3854
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    Valve did say that Ep3 would be HL2's story arc ending. If I remember correctly, they mentioned it was the end of Gordon's arc or some shit. HL3, if there ever is going to be one, will probably feature somebody or somewhere else.
    And I remember hearing Episode 1 was going to be called Aftermath with Alyx as the main protagonist. How that turned out...
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  15. Post #3855
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    And I remember hearing Episode 1 was going to be called Aftermath with Alyx as the main protagonist. How that turned out...
    they never said that
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  16. Post #3856
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    I still wish they included the Greenish combine with red eyes. Looked pretty good.
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  17. Post #3857
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    they never said that
    I slightly remember something with Aftermath, but not anything with Alyx.
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  18. Post #3858
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    We can wait more, just be it fine and long enough.
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  19. Post #3859
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    And then we get Half-Life 3: Episode 3
    Well, IMO, Half Life 2 was different from Half Life 1. Half Life 2 Episodes 1 and 2 were very similar to Half Life 2. If they're going to continue the current story (Going somewhere in that fancy helicopter) they should call it Half Life 2 Episode 3, and not Half Life 3.

    Also, it would make more sense if Half Life 3 would have a new engine, as Half Life 2 also has a new engine after Half Life 1.
    Valve has stated in the past that it may have been more appropriate to have called the episodes HL3:Ep1-2-3 instead of HL2.

    Valve did say that Ep3 would be HL2's story arc ending. If I remember correctly, they mentioned it was the end of Gordon's arc or some shit. HL3, if there ever is going to be one, will probably feature somebody or somewhere else.
    It would be the end of the current HL story arc, not Gordon's.

    And I remember hearing Episode 1 was going to be called Aftermath with Alyx as the main protagonist. How that turned out...
    Aftermath, yes. Starring Alyx instead of Gordon, no.
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  20. Post #3860
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    I slightly remember something with Aftermath, but not anything with Alyx.
    EP1 was originally to be called Aftermath. But yea, nothing to do with Alyx being the main protagonist here.
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  21. Post #3861
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    I think Aftermath originally comprised EP1 and EP2, but then they split them.

    That is why they had an Episode 2 trailer ready so soon for release with EP1.
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  22. Post #3862
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    I think Aftermath originally comprised EP1 and EP2, but then they split them.

    That is why they had an Episode 2 trailer ready so soon for release with EP1.
    Aftermath was just Ep1, as I recall. But they worked on all three episodes pretty close to one another.

    Listen to the Ep2 commentary and notice how many times they discuss Ep3 and the work they were doing on it.
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  23. Post #3863
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    There were hunters on the concept cover of Half Life 2:Aftermath

    http://www.desura.com/company/valve/images/office-tour4
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  24. Post #3864
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    No they said it WOULDN'T be the end of gordon's story arc.

    God damnit man.
    Nope. They said it's the end of Gordon's story (He saves the world and stuff). But not Half-Life story (ex. cancelled episode 4).
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  25. Post #3865
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    Mini Striders
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  26. Post #3866
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    Nope. They said it's the end of Gordon's story (He saves the world and stuff). But not Half-Life story (ex. cancelled episode 4).
    Episode 3 concludes the trilogy that tells the story of the events which directly follow the destruction of a major Combine portal at the end of Half-Life 2. Valve has stated that the culmination of all three episodes effectively stand as Half-Life 3, though they haven’t said if this will be the end of the series, or merely the end of the current story arc.
    Source.
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  27. Post #3867
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    edit:
    "In December 2007, Episode Three was said to be only the end of the current Half-Life 2 story arc, not the end of the overall Half-Life franchise, nor the episodic releases, with even more episodic games unconnected to the current story arc to be made."
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  28. Post #3868
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    Old news. Didn't you hear about episode 4 getting cancelled.
    The quote I posted was in response to your statement about Gordon's story, not Episode 4. But yes, I am aware of the "Return to Ravelholm" situation.
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  29. Post #3869
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    I was just about to comment on Episode Four! (Well, okay, I did. But then I saw the post above and quickly edited.)
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  30. Post #3870
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    Mini Striders
    That was their name before episode 2 came out, they're the same thing.
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  31. Post #3871
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    I'd be more than alright with them releasing it as HL3 if it had Episodes 1 and 2 included, updated with the new version of Source and all that.
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  32. Post #3872
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    hey remember this
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  33. Post #3873
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    That's pretty sexy.
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  34. Post #3874
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    I still wish they included the Greenish combine with red eyes. Looked pretty good.
    when you think about it, that fits in with the combine atmosphere way better than the red and brown gear of the shotgun soldiers
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  35. Post #3875
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    What would be cool in HL3 is if an oldish (50-60) resistance member who was previously a grunt recognizes Gordon and dislikes him for killing his friends at Black Mesa.
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  36. Post #3876
    Dennab
    April 2010
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    What would be cool in HL3 is if an oldish (50-60) resistance member who was previously a grunt recognizes Gordon and dislikes him for killing his friends at Black Mesa.
    Except that Black Mesa was destroyed in Atomic Explosion... And people in it.
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  37. Post #3877
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    It turns out it was one of the guards    that dragged you into that crushing area (the part Shephard witnesses in OF)   


       And you can kill him   
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  38. Post #3878
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    It turns out it was one of the guards    that dragged you into that crushing area (the part Shephard witnesses in OF)   


       And you can kill him   
    I don't want to sound like an asshole, but the witness is Barney.
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  39. Post #3879
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    Except that Black Mesa was destroyed in Atomic Explosion... And people in it.
    Barney escaped, why wouldn't a few grunts?
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  40. Post #3880
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    I don't want to sound like an asshole, but the witness is Barney.
    The scene Barney witnessed then god :c
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