Gabe Newell: Valve E3 Surprise Isn't Episode 3

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Silver Patriot:

thenumberthirteen:
What could the surprise be now? Team Fortress 3? L4D3? Portal 4, a game so awesome it tore a hole in time (the same fate that befell Duke Nukem)? Maybe a brand new game!

I doubt we will be seeing a TF3 anytime soon. considering it took TF2 10 years of development hell before it saw the light of day.

Hell, by that logic we will be lucky to ever see HL3.

It was worth the 10 years though.

Better be something good though, L4D3 please!

Todays the 14th and here is your suprise...MORE HATS FOR TEAM FORTRESS 2!!

Sonicron:
This is just getting laughable. Valve are comfortably resting on their laurels, grinning smugly to themselves, and when they do finally release the damn thing (with a minimalistic graphical upgrade, if the fans are lucky) people will happily shell out their money in a near-orgasmic frenzy and praise to the heavens the existence of an outdated expansion to an outdated game.

Actually that could backfire in such a hilarious way.

"We finally made Episode 3! Isn't it great? All the weapons are still there and at the end you and Alyx totally make out!"

"Mister Newell, we just do not care anymore. You left it too long and decided you'd rather sell game modes as whole games, we just do not care"

"Oh...OK..."

I'll go ahead and guess L4D3 with exact same graphics, 4 new characters, 4 new locations and 1 new weapon. For the same price, of course.

generic gamer:

Sonicron:
This is just getting laughable. Valve are comfortably resting on their laurels, grinning smugly to themselves, and when they do finally release the damn thing (with a minimalistic graphical upgrade, if the fans are lucky) people will happily shell out their money in a near-orgasmic frenzy and praise to the heavens the existence of an outdated expansion to an outdated game.

Actually that could backfire in such a hilarious way.

"We finally made Episode 3! Isn't it great? All the weapons are still there and at the end you and Alyx totally make out!"

"Mister Newell, we just do not care anymore. You left it too long and decided you'd rather sell game modes as whole games, we just do not care"

"Oh...OK..."

At this point I hope that it'll backfire in some spectacular way, but I honestly don't believe that'll happen.

It's actually the official unveiling of the Aperture science Portal AND Gravity gun.

If this is LFD3 i am going to the valve headquaters and blowing them up.

After reading the cancellation letter in all its freaky/cryptic glory I had this beautiful imagining of a Ep-3 Portal 2 merge release. But I then realised if such a wondrous announcement were to be made, myself and many other fans would probably suffer some variation of fatal heart attack/ brain haemorrhage due to the sheer excitement and they would have effectively destroyed their market.

... But I'm sure whatever it is, its gonna be COOL

one word
sheppard
anyone who would care will know what i'm talking about

Yeah...it better be HALF LIFE 3.

Not Episode 3.

YES! THIS IS BRILLIANT NEWS! Seriously, this makes it so much more likely that it will be a new IP, I've been longing for something new.

If this turns out to be another Left 4 Dead, I'm gonna go Super Sayan... Just sayin'. You have been warned, Gabe.

emily123:
one word
sheppard
anyone who would care will know what i'm talking about

Squeeeeeee

I can't think about any more awesome theories. June 14th cannot arrive quick enough, whether its awesome or disappointing I need to know :P

wait a second this could be a trick! yes an an elabarote trick *cakles crazely* HAHAHAHAHA! IF IT's LFD3.... It is isnt it.sigh.

The Suprise isn't Episode 3... It could just be Half Life 3? Seriously, guys, it's been so long since HL2:Ep2 that they may aswell just move on and make Half Life 3.

Well, I'd like it to be Half Life 3, but honestly? I don't think that's what it is. You know what? It's time for some research!

Time Duke Nukem Forever spent in development: 13 years (according to wikipedia. Point is, Half Life 3 isn't even close to going the way of this game.)

Time Between Half Life 1 and 2: 6 years ( 1998 and 2004, respectively)

Time (thus far) Between HL2 and (hypothetically) HL3: Also 6 years

Mind=blown. Maybe it is Half Life 3, after all. The timing would be pretty good. Of course none of that^ necesarrily means anything, but I can hope.....

ultimateownage:
YES! THIS IS BRILLIANT NEWS! Seriously, this makes it so much more likely that it will be a new IP, I've been longing for something new.

What's an IP?

Maybe it is the last two "meet the team" videos.. Pyro and medic.. lol..

I would be satisified by that since i have never played half life, and therefor is not waiting for episode 3..
I do not hope it is a new team fortress, still having a blast with TF2. counting almost 800 hours :)

Anyhow, in my experience, Valve never disappoints, so whatever it is, it will be awesome.

Damn, well even if it is some brand new game they damn sure better work hard on making it good or some fanboys will be pretty pissed...

MiracleOfSound:
Fuck sake.

Does he not realise Ep 3 is the only announcement we actually want to hear?

Pretty much how I feel. Sure, their other games are awesome but this is what we really want to see them return to. We've already waited almost three years for a follow-up to what basically was an expansion pack, and 6 years since the last "full game" was released.. we didn't have a gap that long between Half-Life 1 and 2.

If it turns out to be something completely new, I'll be interested of course, but Valve, in the words of Dr. Evil: "Throw me a frickin' bone, here!" We can't wait forever for this.

I know the surprise:
Valve is now making Duke Nukem: Forever.

Not really, but no surprise they can do can one-up that.

Gah! I know his scheme, the pictures are fake but he never said that it wasnt hl3 or ep3 ey?

TerribleAssassin:

Silver Patriot:

thenumberthirteen:
What could the surprise be now? Team Fortress 3? L4D3? Portal 4, a game so awesome it tore a hole in time (the same fate that befell Duke Nukem)? Maybe a brand new game!

I doubt we will be seeing a TF3 anytime soon. considering it took TF2 10 years of development hell before it saw the light of day.

Hell, by that logic we will be lucky to ever see HL3.

It was worth the 10 years though.

Better be something good though, L4D3 please!

I doubt it. L4D2 was said to be developed because it couldn't be incorperated into L4D. If they make a 3rd one so soon the backlash will be 10 times that of L4D2. However that being said I personally want to see where the story goes. Not just with the cast but where this is building to. I feel that the "end" has real potential story wise just by using the "no story" method they've been following so far.

My Guesses:

The Engineer Update
Meet The Medic
Meet The Pyro
Counter-Strike For Kids!
Counter-Strike: EXTREME GORE EDITION!!
Unnamed Left 4 Dead 1 DLC

The surprise is that Valve is going out of business becasue they hate their fans and can't stand the thought of sellign themsomething more orriginal that yet another Zombie Slasher for Retards that care which Zombie Slasher they are playing at the moment, as if there was a difference.

As I said before, if it is Left 4 Dead 3 I am going to SKULL FUCK a puppy! It seems that the games people want most, like The Elder Scrolls V and Episode 3 are the one we NEVER get. Instead we get generic console shit that we don't give a toss about!

...I guess I should probably replace the 'we' with 'me'.

maninahat:
Todays the 14th and here is your suprise...MORE HATS FOR TEAM FORTRESS 2!!

If that happens, I will go to the valve building, find Gabe (or Robin) and eat him! Then I will make a hat out of HIS SKIN (Yes, in the year that passed since the hats were introduced I got only 3 shitty ones)!

I read the original email and it finishes with:

(...)Because if it isn't fake..then I want to have your babies.

to which Gabe replies:

Fake

I think Gabe just got cold feet by the thought of having babies with a stranger and called it fake.

OMG is left for dead 3! And har har har 2014, I see what you did there.

Ekit:

ultimateownage:
YES! THIS IS BRILLIANT NEWS! Seriously, this makes it so much more likely that it will be a new IP, I've been longing for something new.

What's an IP?

A new IP is a new Intellectual Property, IE a new game franchise.

John Funk:
Snip.

You know, I really don't understand why the Valve fans can't be more like the Blizzard fans: a group which, while harboring some ridiculous beliefs about certain properties (DIABLO 3 IS TOO COLORFUL BAAAAW) at least seem to consistently remember that they are fans of a company on the "The game gets released when its done" timetable.

Valve fans, for some reason, joke all the time about Valve Time and then fail to remember that Valve Time is not just a joke.

*shrug*

emily123:
one word
sheppard
anyone who would care will know what i'm talking about

=D, that. would. be AWESOME.

:(

And now since the sadface-part is over, I can move on.
I hope for an entirely new game from Valve, I'd like to see that.

OF COURSE THEY WOULD SAY THAT IT'S NOT HALF LIFE 3

TO SAY OTHERWISE WOULD RUIN THE SURPRISE

Sonicron:
...outdated expansion to an outdated game.

If you think that dated graphics make a dated game, you are wrong.

The original Half-Life is still one hell of a good game, and I don't consider it dated at all. (I very much disliked HL2 from the first time I played it, though.)

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will play them, and remember.

As long as its Source V2.0, Half Life 3, or a new title I'll be happy. Please Valve, we don't need another Left 4 Dead right now.

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