Valve Says "Hang In There" For Half-Life 2: Episode 3

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This gave me a reason to be happy because they get their ass kicked by Mojang in MM.

This is just another case of DNF it's no longer a matter of when it will be released but whether or not I'll give a fuck when it is.

STRIKE UP THE CHOIR AND LET ALL REJOICE!

All right *Hangs in there*

*rope snaps*

AAaaaaahhhhhh..... *thunk*

Everybody knows they're just waiting for Portal 2 to release.
I will bet someone that the end of that game will have a release date or at least a trailer for Ep 3. And that Freeman will make a cameo in the game.

So Valve FINALLY remembers the Half-Life series. Glad to know they at least haven't completely forgotten about it.

Best case scenario: The Purple Box comes out with Portal 2, adding Half-Life 2: Episode 3, Half-Life 3, Counter-Strike: Source2, and Day of Defeat: Source 2.

Actual scenario: Continued delays until 2012 or 2013.

I've said it a hundred times before and I'll say it again. If it means we get a super high quality product, I don't care how long it takes. There are other things to do in the meantime. Like play inferior games that get stamped out way too quickly. I'm looking at you, Treyarch.

Come on, guys. Do you think Valve is stupid? They know we all want Half-Life, and they plan on releasing it.

What they don't tell you, though, is that they plan to release it with no advertising or prior announcement on the day that Duke Nukem Forever comes out. It's all part of their plan to explode reality.

After the Potal train comes to a halt Half-Life will rise again. That is what I think.

But yeah, GREAT NEWS! SWEET!

Animyr:
Yeah, I'm starting to suspect they're making a full sequel, or at least not a conventional episode. I doubt valve spent the last four years sitting on their hands.

They doubtlessly didn't, but consider they have been running Steam, and supporting several simultaneous game franchises without skimping on quality or a sudden inflation in their number of staff irregardless of their talent to maintain all their products.

I look at Bioware which has a reputation much like Blizzard or Valve for taking a "when it's ready" approach to game design. Bioware wound up trying to juggle multiple franchises, while developing the most expensive MMORPG game in history. It also greatly expanded it's staff to try and meet those committments it seems, and of course that means all their people aren't of the same quality as their original staff. The end result has been some increasingly sloppy games as they have been trying to get their franchises out in a year or two of development, as opposed to taking the time to make sure things get done right.

Love it or hate it, but mobs just appearing, or jumping off rooftops and such in "Dragon Age 2" not to mention recycling the same enviroments again and again is incredibly lazy game design... and that's before you start argueing about the game mechanics (which is a huge arguement itself). I think the idea is that when "Episode 3" gets here nobody is going to be able to look at it and go "wow, this blows chips they cut all these corners and the mechanics blow chips compared to the previous games, they should have stuck with what worked instead of changing it because it became too difficult".

I'm not a big FPS fan, and haven't really been waiting for this game, but at the moment I'm willing to give Gabe and company more slack.

Besides Critical Miss made it apparent what will happen if we antagonize Gabe, and even if he is brought down by an IGN employee in a heroic act of self sacrifice, that will simply mean Episode 3 will never appear. A sort of "deadman switch" ensuring his survival should he ever decide to become a super villain for real. :)

Well my arms are getting tired after 4 Years Valve.

Tom Goldman:
Valve Says "Hang In There" For Half-Life 2: Episode 3

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Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is coming, so just chill.

Valve can't take a step without fans calling out questions about when Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is going to come out, or be announced, or even if Valve is thinking about it. In a recent interview, Valve marketing and PR chief Doug Lombardi confirmed that the game is certainly on the way.

Talking to AusGamers, Lombardi said: "You will ever see [more Half-Life], yes. We are not done with Gordon Freeman's adventures. I have nothing other than that to tell you today, but hang in there with us."

Half-Life is a first-person shooter series that sprang Valve to massive popularity back in 1998, praised for its use of scripted sequences rather than movie-like cutscenes, and for silent, goateed main character Gordon Freeman that regularly beat up headcrabs with a crowbar. Half-Life 2 hit stores in 2004, after a delay in 2003 due to a source code leak. Half-Life 2: Episode 1 expanded on the sequel's story in 2006, while Episode 2 did the same in 2007. Since then, almost 4 years later, there hasn't been any more Half-Life news.

Lombardi didn't necessarily say that Episode 3 is coming, so Valve could be planning to skip it for an entire new release considering the amount of time that has passed. The company is still being tight-lipped, but at least we know that Freeman will return, as if we didn't already. Just keep hanging.

Source: AusGamers

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When asked if Half Life episode 3 will be released within the next fiscal year Lombardi replied "It'll be done when it's done."

A disturbance in the Force. It was if millions of gamers cried out and infinitely disappointed.

Seriously this tight lipped nature about Half Life episode 3, smells of Duke Nukem Forever.

I want. So bad. But will wait until Portal 2's release. Wanna see if any key characters from Half Life turn up, but I am seriously doubting it. Might be a reference to Half Life on a test chamber's walls or something, but I'm not holding out for any references.

The three big announcements by Valve, though...one could easily be Half Life 2 Episode 3's trailer, screenshots, or even release date. It wouldn't surprise me if Valve turned around and said 'It's out next week'.

I'm hanging' in there, but dammit my arms are getting tired!

sure gabe, we will wait for another 4 years

I'm hanging in but my hands are starting to get sore so hurry up damn it

still not done with that ? i'd kinda forgotten about it, but then, with ok-ing side crap like this

http://vindictus.nexon.net/News/Content.aspx?boardNo=200&contentNo=00BmP&pageIndex=1
seirusly, if i wanted TF2 or portal in my MMO i'd play TF2, and yes, they did 'the cake is a lie' bit -.- *grouns*

How funny would it be if at E3 they just showed the words Episode 3 to taunt us, then 3-4 months later release a full length game just called Half-Life: Episode 3(not HL2: ep3), revealing that we actually got two prologues into the very final full length chapter?

This feels relevant, considering the last panel:
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Well, Episode 3. Great. Again.

"Hang in there" Probably means about 4-8 years in valve time.

Gxas:
I'll bet they're making a new engine for it.

Speaking of which, I (finally) just finished Portal the other day. I must be one of the only people ever who finds the Source engine extremely clunky and nearly unplayable...

Yes, you are the only person :P. For me, source is the only truly seamless engine I've ever played on.
I think it would be awesome if Valve had kept Episode 3 production under wraps the whole time, and then one day BAM, huge full Steam store page spread and internet explosion..
Completley not happening, but awesome.

The only reason they would even bother with Episode 3 at this point is because they know about the demand for the game. I still haven't even played all the way through Ep 2.

At this rate, Duke Nukem Forever will be out before any trailers for Episode 3 are.

You will ever see [more Half-Life], yes.

Why did I automatically assume that 'ever' was a typo?

Well... it's now a year on and we're sick of 'hanging in there'.

We've been hanging for a year for news... didn't something happen where we tried to play the game for more information... or something?

My arms are getting really freaking tired but you know... whatever. Hanging in there, still.

Falsename:
Well... it's now a year on and we're sick of 'hanging in there'.

We've been hanging for a year for news... didn't something happen where we tried to play the game for more information... or something?

My arms are getting really freaking tired but you know... whatever. Hanging in there, still.

BEGONE FROM THIS HOST, FOUL NECROMANCER!

Rednog:
Half-life 3 eh?
So no more Gabe/Episode 3 jokes? That saddens me greatly...
One more for the road!

That literally killed me.

You will be seeing the police shortly.

They just said they're planning on continuing Gordon's adventures, so obviously they're making a dating sim where you play as Gordon and try to get the heart of either Alix, Chell, Glados, or Barry.

The entirety of the internet cried out in unison for this game... I dread the day when the game finally comes out and it doesn't live up to everyone's expectations... x.x;

edit: Wait a minute, why did this show up on my front page? I just now noticed that the original posts were from 2011... o.0;

This popped up in some little corner on the site...I go in...and poof. The original post is just short of one year ago.

I gave up on half life a long time ago. There is no franchise or group or any publisher good enough to get me to want to wait around for it's games for this long.

snowfox:
The entirety of the internet cried out in unison for this game... I dread the day when the game finally comes out and it doesn't live up to everyone's expectations... x.x;

Half-Life Forever, followed by Half-Life Forever ep 1 and ep 2. We will never get to 3, damn gully dwarves.

Yet another "Valve employee says Half-Life will continue" story: this is news?

CM156:
I think at this point we can expect the next instalment in the amount of time equilivant to Uranium-234's half-life

*claps loudly*

fanklok:
They just said they're planning on continuing Gordon's adventures, so obviously they're making a dating sim where you play as Gordon and try to get the heart of either Alix, Chell, Glados, or Barry.

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I C that's probably not what you did there, but it made me laugh anyway.

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