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http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/08/half-life-writer-marc-laidlaw-leaves-valve-after-18-years/

welp
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>>323202035
As if the writing in the Half Life series was any good to begin with
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I didn't know Doug Walker wrote Half Life.
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Half-Life 3 confirmed for shit writing.

All is lost
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>>323202338
He moves on from Half-Life 3 so you don't have to.
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>>323202394
There is no Half-Life 3.
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Half-Life 3 is finally gold. He can move on with his life.
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Not surprised he left.

I bet the rest of Valve's writers are enjoying writing comics...
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>>323202186
When your main antagonist is a multidimensional empire and the best game you can come up with is swinging a crowbar around in eastern europe, there's a problem.
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>hasn't done anything of note at Valve for like 15 years besides...whatever he was doing
>finally decided to just retire
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May I suggest a replacement?
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valve need a publisher
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Why would the same man need to write the sequel?
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So is Valve ever going to make a new game again?
I'm honestly concerned that we'll never have an L4D3 now (which I want way more than Half Life 3).
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>>323203735
He's already living half of a life, so it fits.
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who the fuck cares about half-life anyway

piece of shit on-rail shooter
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I imagine he's probably done nothing at Valve for the last five or six years but jack off into his office do to the lack of anything else to do.
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>>323205226
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>>323203081
this
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>>323205112
Valve can't count to 3.

>Portal 2
>Half Life 2
>Episode Two
>Left 4 Dead 2
>Team Fortress 2

You get the point. Anything with a 3 is clearly a fabrication.
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>>323202035
It's funny because people are still in denial and beleive Valve will announce HL3 through some ARG.

This is what happens when you bash games, and yet, buy gun skins for a shitty multiplayer game, you send a message.
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>>323210175
Why waste resources making games when you can spend a day making a fancy hat or a gun skin and have thousands upon thousands of people eat the shit up like it's some type of iOS game?
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What makes me really mad is the fact they didn't finish the game. Why finish episode 2 like this? Wow, fuck these guys.
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>>323210792
see >>323210175
>>323210678
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>>323211098
But this game is so fucking expected. It can be the most sold game of all time if they want to.
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>>323205112
Valve publically announced they aren't making games anymore.
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>>323210678
>Why waste resources making games when you can spend a day making a fancy hat or a gun skin and have thousands upon thousands of people eat the shit up like it's some type of iOS game?
But they don't do that, community does
Community makes skins for Doto2/CSGO/TF2
Community makes maps for TF2
Community makes operation maps in CS
Community makes additional campaigns in L4D
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>>323211282
No, it wont be the most sold game of all time, it'll have a hard time eclipsing things like GTAV and such.

Would it sell tons, sure, but there is no real investment in it for them, same as Konami. They get more money from random ass microtransactions than they do actual game sales anymore.

Besides tons of games are expected that we'll never see. It's a sad truth, but one we must live with. Besides do you really trust current Valve to make HL3 good? Look at them try to sweep their recent shit under the rug and even try to avoid EU Law by going back to US servers and shit, sure it makes games cheaper for the EU, but it absolves them of any wrong doing there in the end.

Valve is the same as Konami, they're not a game developing company anymore, it's more about investors and how to make the quickest buck of idiots who buy anything.
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>>323211617
VALVE DINDU NUFFIN WRONG, THEY NEVER MAKE SKINS OR HATS

Then that just means they don't give two shits about you whatsoever, is that better?
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>>323211693
>it's more about investors
Valve is not a public company, they never did IPO for this very reason, and I honestly never heard of any other investors
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>>323211993
>VALVE DINDU NUFFIN WRONG, THEY NEVER MAKE SKINS OR HATS
Hold on, autist, I've never said anything of sorts
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>>323211282
>It can be the most sold game of all time if they want to.

My fucking sides, nobody gives a shit about Half Life these days. It's only a vocal minority and even then HL1/2 were never the top seller. Fucking Call of Duty Rehash #47 would sell better than it and by a good margin.
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>writing for Valve

The last 9 years must have sucked, considering they haven't made anything with any semblance of a story since HL2:E2.

Tiny little flavor text for Dota2 heroes doesn't count.
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Probably wanted to, you know, work on video games.
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>>323211356
[citation needed]
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>>323202035
>half life writer mark laidlaw leaves valve after sitting with thumb up ass for 12 years

Halfeife Triple never ever
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>>323211617
>But they don't do that
Literally yes they do.
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>>323215250
Occasionally during big updates or when they 5 millions on streatch goals. Most of the shit is UGC
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Who seriously still thinks HL3 is happening?
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>>323202035
half life 3, never ever now. Thanks for the ride Valve.
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A long, long time ago
I can still remember how the G-man used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could avenge Eli Vance
And maybe look for Barney for a while
But January made me shiver
When on the forums I did hither
Bad news on the ol' sub
I couldn't take one more snub
I can't remember if I cried
When Valve ditched us to work on Vive
But something touched me deep inside
The day the fanbase died
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>>323218735
beautiful
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Laidlaw did not create Half Life nor was his work even that compelling.

People like Half Life for its gameplay, not its story.
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>>323202186
Why can't anyone appreciate subtlety and nuance
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>already wrote HL3
>can finally leave
don't worry guys, now that the story is done, they can focus on the core gameplay
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi57d50pCUw
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>>323219719
Valve forgot about us a long time ago
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>>323212559
Tf2 story is good
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>>323207331

I was wondering this. What the fuck has he been doing all this time
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>>323205226
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>>323220839
eating snacks and talking bullshit like the rest of developers there.
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Volvo has absolutely no need to make vidya ever again, and they just buy dev teams who make games to turn them into F2P hat sales.

And the community makes those hats that they sell back to them!

Why mess with the superior sales model, homie.
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>>323219719
>>323219872
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d6yBHDvKUw
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>>323223110
>4 years ago
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>>323222620
>Implying Valve made games to begin with
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Valve_Corporation_video_games
Literally remakes of mods and their only original game is essentially a Quake mod.
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>>323224013
I'm not going to argue that most of their games are just remakes of mods. But the fact that you think Half-Life is essentially a Quake mod show's how stupid you are.
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>>323204134
People want a conclusion to the series. Only the original author can offer a definitive conclusion to their own work in my opinion (see Mass Effect 3).
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At this rate we're far more likely to see a Day of Defeat 2 or Alien Swarm 2 than a Half Life 3.
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