Half Life 3 confirmed at Gamescom!

Half Life 3 confirmed at Gamescom!

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FourWheelDrift

78,662 posts

232 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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Valve's April Fools joke, in their building today.


Digger

11,207 posts

139 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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Poor form, very poor form!

FourWheelDrift

78,662 posts

232 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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Not as funny as this one though. smile


PH XKR

1,761 posts

50 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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FourWheelDrift said:
Not as funny as this one though. smile

At least you admit to seeing something none of us have hehe

PH XKR

1,761 posts

50 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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FourWheelDrift said:
As close as it's going to get, Half Life 2 train station recreated in Unreal Engine 4.

Used to have access to somewhere near identical to this for photo shoots. An old gwr workshop in Swindon. Will try to find an old image as its uncanny the similarities

FourWheelDrift

78,662 posts

232 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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PH XKR said:
At least you admit to seeing something none of us have hehe
Only on here - https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/62r235/tha...

smile

Lance Catamaran

20,998 posts

175 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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I've always found it bizarre they have no interest in releasing something that would be a licence to print money

ClockworkCupcake

62,205 posts

220 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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Lance Catamaran said:
I've always found it bizarre they have no interest in releasing something that would be a licence to print money
With the weight of expectation about it, they have everything to lose by releasing it. Or would you rather they chuck something rubbish out the door and be accused of taking a big steaming dump on the legacy of HL?

Let's face it, it would be an impossible task to satisfy everyone's expectations and desires. Better to just let it lie.

Loyly

16,795 posts

107 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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FourWheelDrift said:
Valve's April Fools joke, in their building today.

What a bunch of wkers.

Loyly

16,795 posts

107 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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FourWheelDrift said:
Valve's April Fools joke, in their building today.

What a bunch of wkers.

boxst

3,121 posts

93 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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ClockworkCupcake said:
Lance Catamaran said:
I've always found it bizarre they have no interest in releasing something that would be a licence to print money
With the weight of expectation about it, they have everything to lose by releasing it. Or would you rather they chuck something rubbish out the door and be accused of taking a big steaming dump on the legacy of HL?

Let's face it, it would be an impossible task to satisfy everyone's expectations and desires. Better to just let it lie.
<cough>Duke Nukem Forever </cough>

Lance Catamaran

20,998 posts

175 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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ClockworkCupcake said:
Lance Catamaran said:
I've always found it bizarre they have no interest in releasing something that would be a licence to print money
With the weight of expectation about it, they have everything to lose by releasing it. Or would you rather they chuck something rubbish out the door and be accused of taking a big steaming dump on the legacy of HL?

Let's face it, it would be an impossible task to satisfy everyone's expectations and desires. Better to just let it lie.
I'd rather they didn't let it lie seeing as Episode 2 ended on a cliffhanger so they obviously planned future instalments. Yes there would be expectations, just as with any other big release, but that's no reason to not bother. People would buy it no matter what, so from a financial point of view they won't lose.

Or failing that, they could release Portal 3, Left 4 Dead 3, Team Fortress 3...........or anything at all actually. Isn't DOTA 2 the only thing they've released this decade?

rustyuk

2,923 posts

159 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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Duke Nukem, Half Life and Quake, gaming has never been better.....

durbster

7,380 posts

170 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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Lance Catamaran said:
I've always found it bizarre they have no interest in releasing something that would be a licence to print money
Valve have a very unusual business setup with no hierarchy, and they let their developers basically work on whatever they want (within reason, I'm sure).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24205497

It's a very bold, interesting and evidently successful way to run a software business. It makes a lot of sense because the best work comes from teams who are passionate about what they're making, and that's where their biggest post-HL successes sprouted from.

I'm sure that's part of the reason we've been left hanging. No management or finance department to demand it gets made and no devs feeling they could take on such enormous responsibility.

rustyuk

2,923 posts

159 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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Probably why they haven't released anything in ages!

thebraketester

8,394 posts

86 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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I would pay good money for a re-release of halflife 1 on PS4.

rustyuk

2,923 posts

159 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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You can play the old version on the Xbox One.

nigelpugh7

3,936 posts

138 months

Sunday 2nd April 2017
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rustyuk said:
You can play the old version on the Xbox One.
And i constantly do, still love it now, those years on.

How cruel to tweet that teaser on April Fools day though!

The swines!

Lance Catamaran

20,998 posts

175 months

Sunday 2nd April 2017
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durbster said:
Lance Catamaran said:
I've always found it bizarre they have no interest in releasing something that would be a licence to print money
Valve have a very unusual business setup with no hierarchy, and they let their developers basically work on whatever they want (within reason, I'm sure).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24205497

It's a very bold, interesting and evidently successful way to run a software business. It makes a lot of sense because the best work comes from teams who are passionate about what they're making, and that's where their biggest post-HL successes sprouted from.

I'm sure that's part of the reason we've been left hanging. No management or finance department to demand it gets made and no devs feeling they could take on such enormous responsibility.
Probably explains why Steam Greenlight is such a complete mess. Great idea in theory, but their complete lack of quality control has turned it into a dumping ground for idiots, chancers and con artists

Kenny Powers

2,465 posts

75 months

Sunday 2nd April 2017
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I'd take a month off work to play this game if it ever came out.