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So the lead writer of Half Life quit Valve today
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http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/263256/HalfLife_writer_Marc_Laidlaw_leaves_Valve_after_18_years.php

>Half-Life co-creator and writer Marc Laidlaw, who penned both Half-Life 1 and 2, has left Valve Software, Gamasutra can confirm. Reports of his departure from Valve stemmed from an email posted on Reddit. Laidlaw verified his departure in an email to Gamasutra. "It is true. I left very recently,"

>"I had a good run but lately I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production, and a return to more self-directed writing projects." Laidlaw also said that he's now in the same position as most fans, and has no idea where the future of Half-Life lies.

I wonder if he knows something about prior development on the next Half Life but is under NDA or something.

Anyways, Half Life is dead and Valve is officially a shit company now. Enjoy your self-righteous DRM and awful customer support, fags
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I shouldn't have kept up hope.
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HOLY SHIT THE WRITER JOINED NAUGHTY DOG WTF
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>>323240402
He described it as retiring. Valve hasn't made games seriously for ages so fuck it who cares.
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>>323240402
What has he been doing at Valve anyway? Not like Counter-Strike needs a writing staff.
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>>323240817
greatest decision he could have made

valve is a sinking ship after that hack last week
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>>323240402
HL3 any day now right guys? RIGHT!?
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>>323240897

Those hat releases aren't gonna write their own story world events
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Thousands of HL fans have died since HL/HL2 came out. Their souls cannot rest and will never find peace. I hope you're happy, Valve.
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i wonder how many times you people will need to be told that half-life is dead as we know it. if it ever does come back it will follow valves same trend lately; boring free to play trash with crates, keys, and microtransactions. get over it. its dead. move on.
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I guess all that talk about Valve being for the gamers and making HL3 was just hot air, or some say steam.
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>>323240402
This generation would not live up to the demands that Half-Life 3 would require, so this is for the best. Perhaps there will come a day many years from now where technology will reach that point that it can truly wow people once again. Perhaps that day will be the day we see Source... 3.
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We all want Half-Life 3 yet know it would disappoint in so many levels.
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>>323242451

don't add microtransactions or gambling shit and i'd be okay with it.
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So uh... does that mean Pit Lord's coming out sooner?
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>>323241848
Congratulations, you fucked up an already overused unfunny joke.
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>>323242854

The only joke here is Valve.
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It's not like Valve still making game.
He probably forced to get retired by Gaben because he literally get paid by doing nothing.
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>>323242451
I'm probably alone but I didn't have huge expectations for it. All they needed to do was make another solid shooter with a decent story like Episode 2.

The only really improvement I wanted was to the combat design. Imo the gunplay and enemy AI in the HL2 games is trash compared to the first game and its expansions. Do that, do away with bullet sponge enemies, and it's all good.

Honestly I suspected they'd ditch Half Life when Gaben talked about "games as platforms". You can't make a dumbass expensive blockbuster single-player FPS into a platform for DLC and half-assed user-content implementation the way you can with shit like Dota.
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>work at Valve

>spend all day doing nothing because they don't make games anymore
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>>323240402
>"I had a good run but lately I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production, and a return to more self-directed writing projects." Laidlaw also said that he's now in the same position as most fans, and has no idea where the future of Half-Life lies.
Lol, what? Valve doesn't even make games anymore.
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>>323243384
Don't they still have that amazing snack room from that one video?
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>>323240402

>"I had a good run but lately I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production, and a return to more self-directed writing projects."

More like he's tired of waiting around and Valve sure as fuck isn't doing anything with their IPs. I don't fucking blame him. He wrote the story to two of gamings biggest single person FPS games. I have not a single doubt in my goddamn mind that he's thought up the entire story for HL3 and HL4 after that.

Goddamn dude, just think how long he must have been waiting. HL2EP2 came out in Oct. 2007.

It's been 8 years.
8 fucking years.
Over 3000 days since HL2 EP2.

And he's just been sitting there waiting for the resources to be allocated out of Valves retardedly humongous wallet to fund the creation of the game.

Yeah. I'd leave, too.
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>>323244104
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>>323244681
Where could the story go from that point?
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Why doesn't Valve just announce that it's cancelled?

Yeah, people will be mad for a bit, but it's better than false hope.
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>>323244767
How should I know? Valve obviously never did.
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>>323244892
They'd much prefer to torture us. They're sick.
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>>323244892

because they got popular because of half-life and there are still a lot of people waiting on them to announce it. telling people the truth that its been dead for years and is never going to happen could cause them to lose a good chunk of their fans (and their money).
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>>323241597
RIP ;_;7
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Well now he can't even release novelizations for HL3. Fuck Valve, seriously. This is the largest thing to have been announced that makes me think that they're not working on a new HL game. I kept hope for the last few years but now I think I'm accepting it. I can't believe you would just leave your fans on a cliffhanger like that and not even seem to give a fuck at all. Even worse they've been hinting at a new game for years but nothing concrete and now this happens.
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Who fucking cares anymore.
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>>323245102
No it won't. People aren't leaving DOTA, CSGO, TF2, or Steam over a cancelled HL3

Valve is too powerful at this point.
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>>323244767
Revenge!
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>>323245121
another furry faggot dead thank god
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>>323245102
I doubt their current fanbase has even played the games.
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>1 guy left company
>"ZOMG HL3 ~CANCELLED~ ITS NEVER HAPPENING NOW THAT HE'S GONE!!!"

Yeah, because Valve only has a single writer, right?
They could make HL3 just as well without him. The reason it's not going to come out isn't because they're missing the HL1 writer, but because the hype over 3 has gotten too big already years ago that no matter how great the actual game would be it wouldn't live up to all the hype generated around it.
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>>323240402
Remember when fools thought Valve was going to reveal HL3 early this year? Fun times.
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>>323245419
Why do faggots keep repeating this. The lead writer leaving the company is a hell of a larger indication the game isn't being made then some imaginary argument about "OMG the hype is too high!" that's been parroted for a decade.
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>>323240402
What has he been doing this whole time?
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>>323245513
>Remember when fools thought Valve was going to reveal HL3 early this year?
What, this your first year on /v/?
We've had bi-monthly threads about Half-Life 3 releases and "TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT" for the past, what, 5 years?

>>323245615
Because it's true.

>The lead writer leaving the company is a hell of a larger indication the game isn't being made
It really isn't.
Thousands of sequels to games have been made with a different writer than the original one.
It's an absolute non-factor.
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>>323245702
Probably sitting around writing the next 10 HL games and waiting for Gaben to give the green light for a new game to be made so the stories can actually be used.
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>We'll never know who the G-man is or what's his plan with Gordon
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>>323245829
>Because it's true.
It's a much larger stretch and based on pretty much nothing than the lead writer leaving. And it just keeps getting repeated ad nauseum.
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>>323240402
>I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production
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>>323245829
>We've had bi-monthly threads about Half-Life 3

And it's funnier each time people deluded themselves.
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>>323246004

So what that really means is he was getting sick of a committee writing the story for him?
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Valve as a gaming company is pretty much dead now it seems, outside of managing it's MP titles.

My last hope is some sort of launch title for Source 2, probably L4D3 as a tech demo more than anything.

Or some VR demo/experimental game that comes with the Vive. I highly doubt they'll release a full game.

All that talent flushed away, I'm assuming most have slipped past to go work at other studios anyway.
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Maw man thread?
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I've been holding strong for a long time now but I think I'm finally broke.
I'll still never bad mouth the HL games and any supposed HL3 like some of you cynical fucks.
But I'm officially not looking forward to it coming out in my lifetime.

It will remain a legend and that's all it will ever be to me...
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>mfw for my first play through of half life I had to be in my basement because my shitty pc would always overheat
>mfw I will never relive any of my old gaming memories
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>>323240402
Nobody cares about the story in Half Life. Heck nobody cares about the story in western games in general.

Even if he left nothing of value was lost.
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He'll be back. Just like Kelly Bailey came back.
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>>323245310
half life 3 is our phantom pain
you feel it too, don't you?
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>>323240402
Half life 3 confirmed Xbox one exclusive by ea D: D:
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Makes sense, I doubt they even have him writing anything/
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>>323240402
huge half-life fan here
my love for half-life and valve died a very, very long time ago.
a couple friends and i agreed that i'd honestly never want to see the game made anyway for the best. there's only one way it could go when you consider today's market on what sells, and what apparently every company thinks makes a "good game". it doesn't need to exist, and the time has past, and as long as whatever excuse of a half-life game doesn't get made my memories cannot be tarnished.
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>>323245419
This seems pretty ignorant. He wasn't "1 guy", Marc Laidlaw was the co-creator of the fucking series itself, and beyond that, was responsible for making Half-Life what it is.

He's a bona fide sci-fi writer, and he brought his genre-writing skill to the series. The dystopian, paranoid settings, and themes like entropy, isolation, and loss of humanity were things I don't think just "1 guy" could execute as skillfully as he did in this medium.

Is it a confirmation that a Half-Life sequel is impossible now? No. But it's almost guaranteed that if they DO make one, it'll be without the dude that had a huge part in making the series as memorable and engrossing as it was. That's the heartbreaking part.
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>>323247131
>Wii U exclusive with microtransactions and minigames to earn Lambda Bux™
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I don't understand the obsession with Half-life, and before you say it I played both of them when they first came out

They're decent games, to be sure, but what was special about them? Certainly not the writing. The gameplay? They were just FPS games with a barebones stories edging you along. There's no hook, there's no angle, there's no gimmick. They didn't have memorable music, they didn't have impressive graphics, they didn't even have memorable characters except for an antagonist who isn't even named, whom we know virtually nothing about

Why does anyone care? Valve probably doesn't even know what people saw in them, which is why they don't dare make a 3rd installment because they're only going to let down TONS of people.
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>>323247992
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>>323247992
Both games were landmarks in the way stories were told in games and pretty much every game nowadays copies them. They were also pretty good FPS in general. HL2 also had its physics stuff. It wasn't the first game to have physics like that, or the first game that let you pick stuff up with those physics, but the physics were pretty well integrated into the gameplay.
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>>323244767
The Borealis. Something to do with a portal device. Cool snow areas.
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>>323245121
Goddamnit anon, I didn't wanna mourn
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>>323248273
Yeah I was going to say physics for HL2 but I wasn't sure. Still doesn't seem like a huge deal.

But that doesn't explain HL1. What was it, the story? Back then FPS games basically had no story so I guess that was it? Really something I think we could have done without.
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>>323240402
THIS IS ALL JUST PART OF THE ARG YOU RETARDED FAGGOTS
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>>323248653
Combination of that and just how the story was told. The game didn't use cutscenes like most other games and you could talk to the people around the game or just skip them or kill them, etc. You're looking at it from the perspective of someone from 2016, not from 1998 or 2004.
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>>323247992
I halfway agree. During the time that each came out, there were games that did what they did, but better. Yes, they were cult classics, but when looked at compared to the competition at the time, they were on the high end of middle of the pack
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>Joining Naughty Dog
>Not joining any one of the many better games studios in the world
>working on shit titles for years to come
May as well have joined Bungie or Activision desu.
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>>323248832
I don't think they're bad by any means. GOAT on the other hand, just makes makes my scratch my head and wonder. There was a time when I too was looking forward to a HL3 but that was a long time ago and I couldn't care less at this point
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>>323249106
Not really. Most writers want to write movies. Looks like that's what he'll get now.
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So thats both the main artist and lead writer for Half Life who've left Valve.
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It'll go the way of dnf and valve will give it to gearbox to make
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>>323249424
The main artist worked on Dishonored right? Is he still on for Dishonored 2?
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>>323249379
>wanting to WRITE movies
>not wanting to direct & be cinematographer on movie project
It's okay. He'll stay forever mediocre. Talentless. No better than the average cape comic writer.
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>>323249379
>Most writers want to write movies.

Yes, most writers want to hone their ability with the written word so they can make screenplays that they won't own and will be used as toilet paper by producers.
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>>323240728
>I shouldn't have kept up hope.
I told you fuckers, and you kept shoving this shit in my face for the last five years after all sane hope should have vanished.
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>>323240402
>no HL3
>Steam sales officially suck now, shit doesn't even shift in price during the sale it's just a flat sale price for a week or two.. no excitement..
>employees drifting into the abyss
>hackers hacking your shit
>Valve doesn't make games anymore they just make niche hardware no one wants

And I still haven't written that email to Gaben telling him the excitement I felt as a teen when my dad brought home a copy of Sierra Online Magazine that had a big cover article about Half-Life.

I'll never feel that joy playing Half-Life for the first time on Christmas Day on my new shit HP PC... Waiting for this game is my resonance cascade.... and I'm never going to make it to the test chamber in time..
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>>323249424
Fuck, you're right. I forgot about Antonov.

>mfw I'm sitting next to a signed Antonov poster right now
>it's for Battlecry
>a game somehow more dead than HL3
Poor thing never stood a chance.
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>>323249106
Can't you guys see?
Valve commissioned Naughty Dog to work on HL3 and ND wanted the original writer on the team.

It's still coming, but it's probably gonna be a PS4 exclusive.
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>>323249794
He's an art director at Zenimax and is consulting for Dishonored 2.
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>>323247992

I totally agree with you, but second-thoughts suggest this:

Half-Life was made using a new, heavily modified version of the Quake engine (70% of the engine's original code). Mods were not only supported for this, but also encouraged, leading to games like Counter-Strike, Team Fortress and more.

Half-Life 2 came out in junction with the Source Engine, released simultaneous. Once again, Left 4 Dead, Portal, etc; and then updates on its predecessors.

It seems to be that Half-Life is not only the flagship game of the Valve corporation, but the impetus for new video-game technology. It's understandable that the masses wants more, considering the rewards we get (as a community) with each new Half-Life.
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>>323249949
Yup, drawing up beauties like this for canned F2P games.
This is the world we live in.
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>Laidlaw also said that he's now in the same position as most fans, and has no idea where the future of Half-Life lies.

What a shock.
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>>323250101

70% of the engine's original code was modified*
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>>323241097
>Naughty Dog
>Good

What am I hearing?
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>>323240402
The dream is over everyone...
No hope for HL3 at all. Time to move on I suppose
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>>323243384
Honesly, what do they do? They don't develop anything, they manage are barely funciton service, they don't even bother with support staff. I'm geuninly interesting in knowing just want Valve does these days.
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How long could Valve possibly keep up the charade of HL3 ever coming out? It's been eight years since Episode Two, will they still be stringing people along after ten years have passed? Or fifteen years, twenty? The worst part is people will just continue to believe it. Gaben could die tomorrow and people would still insist HL3 is still coming out.
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>>323240402
Well that settles that.
Time to drink it away
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>>323250170
>Dual crossbows
>Crossbow arms block your view making it impossible to aim

How to make something already stupid and impractical even more stupid and impractical.
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>>323250472
CS updates
Dota2 updates
TF2 updates

That's all that we know of.
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>>323245121
>furries
eh, they can just rot in hell
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>>323240897
just fucking around, playing Dota 2 like the rest who is "working" at Valve.
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>>323250680

HL3 will come out when a new physics engine comes out. For now, Source is still great.
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>Valve
>Making Games
>Valve
>Doing anything at all
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>>323250875
takes 300+ employees to do minor updates to 3 games?
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>>323251172
Don't ask me, ask gabe.

Oh also they turned steam into a trash dump of shitty games so there is that.
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>>323251065
Valve has been talking about their own in house physics engine for forever. It's called Rubikon. And it's not like having a different physics engine is going to do much at all. There's plenty anyway that are used: Havok (HL2, Bethesda games), Physx (UE3/4 games and others), Bullet (GTA4 and 5), Newton (Frictional games), and probably more.
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How the fuck is Valve's idea of letting your employees do what they want even work? Could you imagine being Mark Laidlaw working there? Nobody even fucking makes games there, you'd be a useless relic.

>Hey guys, I've written up a great way to finish off the series. Anyone want to start working on Half Life 3?"
>nah we're just gonna make more hats for doter lol
>what's Half Life? lol go away im eating
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>>323250875
You forgot feeding Gaben.
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>>323251065
Isn't Source 2 already out and Dota 2 is using it?
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>>323251348
Even if they did make a game, it would probably be something like left 4 dead 3.

Don't need that many writers if all your writing is some dialog.
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>>323250472
>they manage are barely funciton service, they don't even bother with support staff.
Steam is an entirely different entity. None of the ~160+- Valve employees are working for Steam, as Steam has its own managers, developers, administrators and support staff.
It is still a mystery to all of us outsiders and most likely to Gaben himself what those 160+- leeches are actually doing there.
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>>323251578
>Source 2
They can call it whatever they want, but it's just an update for Source 1, even UE3 and UE4 have more differences
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>>323249106
Where would you have him go faggot? Bethesda?
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>>323240402

Bullshit maymays aside that's not a good sign for anything concerning Half Life 3.

Consider my hopes fully crushed, finally. At least I know for once.
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>>323249949
I knew I loved the art in that series
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>>323251803
The only thing we have to go by is a (probably half assed) port of Dota 2. I'm sure you have the source code of the engine though and have studied it relentlessly to make this obviously grounded claim.
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>>323251348
I think this is as close to reality as it gets. He quite out of frustration just like Victor Antonow years before him. There is just fuckall to do for actually talented people over there. Instead Valve is a cesspool circlejerk for mediocre modders and coders who pat themselves on the shoulder for being able to make microtransaction content for TF2 and Dota.
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Oh by the way, what happened to that Winter Sale ARG? Guess it was LITERALLY FUCKING NOTHING as always?
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>>323248653

Go play the FPS games that came out before HL1, then play it and compare it to those games and you'll realise how huge a landmark it was.
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>>323241097
>hack
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>>323240402
half life's story was trash though

mind you i never played episodes 1 and 2 but i played the 2 main games
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When was the last time you think that Valve was putting any real effort into making Ep3/HL3? 2011? 2009?
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>>323252863
2007
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>>323252483
>Half-life's story is trash
>Didn't play the two most story-heavy entries in the series
>mfw
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>>323240402
>I had a good run but lately I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production,

Ebin
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>>323252863
2011 was probably the year when they finally gave up on it, that's when they released Portal 2, made TF2 F2P and started the Dota 2 beta
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>>323252863
I don't think they ever really did. From what you read how they operate, it's just random things people put on a board in the office, and if there's enough stuff that they deem good enough, it gets made.
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>>323245121
sure he was a furfag but at least he was creative
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>>323244892
How can they cancel something they haven't even worked on?
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If they won't make any more games, I at least hope they do Source 2 ports to other games besides Dota.

TF2 needs that new Hammer so fucking badly, the old one has piss-poor performance and is very outdated.
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>>323240402
>"I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production"
>Haven't made a game in 2+ years
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>>323252863
Valve started going to shit around the same time Blizzard did.

I have no fucking idea what happened, it's like some kind of shitty synergy went through the industry.
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>>323253464
But anon, that won't make them money.
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>>323253543
Like a resonance cascade perhaps?
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>>323253464
They already said that TF2 ain't getting a Source 2 port.
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Anyone else here used to play Sven Co-op?
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>>323253495
Hat descriptions are hard to make.
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>>323240402
>there are people who are still waiting for half life 3/episode 3

let it go
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>>323253659
Yeah man, best HL mod for lan parties.
>that one map with all the RPG stuff
It was wonderful.
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DELETE THIS
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>>323253831
I miss the puzzle maps. Do people still play it?
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>>323253495

It's probably an underhanded jab at them

"I need a break from a place where we never seem to fucking make anything worthwhile."
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>>323253884
Not that I know, but I never played it online anyway. I always recommend it in lan party threads though.
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>>323253807
>There are people who died while waiting for HL3/ep3
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>>323253659
It's amazing. A friend and I LAN'd a play through of HL2 and it was madness
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>2011
>valve and blizzard stopped making gayms
>I installed linux and started dicking around with it so gayming stopped around the time

did i pump and dump on time?
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>>323253807
Valve, you only need one game...no, the world would be better off without HL3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Pu92St5O0
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This is pretty painful news, especially since I just finished replaying the series for the second time.
All they had to do was make Half-Life 2 again.
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>>323240402
RIP Valve
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>>323254167
>hasn't played a game since 2011
>posting on /v/

Sounds about right
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>>323253495
Valve is a company in chaos right now. It's a very hidden chaos, though. The internal company culture is that you can do whatever you want, on any project. You can start projects whenever. If people like your project, they join you.

In theory, everything is really organic and lively and projects develop naturally. In reality, you have 200 idea men running around and no structure. Projects start and stop in the same week. There are no project deadlines and there are no milestones, so there's no reason to really make progress on the project you joined. Most people in the company work on DLC items and Steam rather than make a new game, because why spend 2 years making a new game?

Imagine being a writer in this situation. It is the absolute worst situation for a writer. He probably left because 90% of the projects he joined died before he could really explore how to write the stories behind them. He had every reason to leave.
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>>323252180
>day of defeat
>cs 1.6
>made by valve
What a retarded image
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Wait why do people care so much about the plot of the half life series?

it's obvious what will happen

gordon and alyx fly to the snow level, helicopter crashes or something, eventually they find the borealis, something involving the ship/the technology on it gets triggered and this saves the day

barney finally gives gordon that beer he owed him, then the gman whisks away gordon into stasis or something

that's it

wanting to find out who the gman is would ruin the mystery behind his character
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>>323248653
More believable environments, advanced AI behavior (there's AI just for the cockroaches). There's a bunch of shit it did.
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>>323254448
I like the world in general. The idea behind the Combine was pretty unique at the time and had a lot of potential for exploration. They literally control hundreds of universes, so the potential for the war against them was infinite.
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>>323254448
That sounds like something a COD babby would come up with
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>>323254083
We're all going to die waiting for HL3
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>>323254448
>plot

Not so much but I would have loved to see more of how the Combine works
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>>323254564
are you expecting a much more in-depth plot with deep and interesting intricacies that blow your mind?

half life isn't about the story and it's never been good in the first place.
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>>323254562
Combine = space communists

think about it brah
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>>323254562
Aliens that take over Earth wasn't unique for years, and it sure as hell wasn't unique in 2004

Story in half life is literraly retarded
Who's the g-man?
He's deus ex
Nothing more, nothing less
People who think the story of half life isn't crap are delusional
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>>323249772
sauce?
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>writer
>valve

Literally no news
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>>323250458

>Naughty Dog
>Bad

What am I reading?
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>>323254775
>if i repeat and assert my opinion hard enough they will agree with me

we all have our reasons as to why we like it , half life's story telling has a certain charm to it.For starters the fact that its not hammered in your face and you have to carefully study the game's envirmenet to undertand it, what you learn of the story depends of what you make of it
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>>323255038
>playing through HL1
>damage vortigaunts enough so they run away from you
>realize they're not doing this out of free will
deepest lore
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>>323254448

Which is why Valve isn't going to even fuck with it.

Hence the main writer leaving. Might as well let him go do better work elsewhere.

HL3 will never be. The meme became reality because of shit like DN Forever. The hype and criticism around it makes it an endless project that keeps the final fans attached but stable.
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>>323255038
>I like trash games
Good for you
I guess eating shit I also an activity you partake in?
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>>323242451
At this point I'd be happy with a canon continuation of the story. if teh writer in OP and his team literally just wrote a book detailing how events unfolded after episode 2 I would be happy. I just want some damn closure.
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>>323255038
This. If you're just lazily rushing through either HL1 or HL2 for the sake of checking off yet another game on your backlog you're not going to get a lot out of either game as much as you would if you stopped to smell the roses.
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HL3 won't be announced until VR becomes good and mainstream because there's nothing they can really do with what there is now to meet any sort of expectation.
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>>323255330
Sadly I doubt Valve would license the brand for a book, but I too would love a novelized conclusion to the Half Life series. Maybe from Alyx' perspective?
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>>323247427
this guy gets it
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>>323247427
HL2 story wasn't anything special and any attempt at tension and making a serious atmosphere was ruined by almost all major characters feeling completely out of place. Kleiner, in particular, is a sitcom-tier character. The "beatings quota" line is a fucking joke.

I don't even hate HL2.
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>>323255038
the way half life games tell the story is good, I'll agree with you on that

however, the story being told in the half life games isn't very good, in the first there's barely a story, and it just serves as a vehicle for the atmosphere and gameplay.

in hl2 they try to shove in more story and cutscenes, and whilst the technology it utilises for this is good, it actually detracts from the experience of the gameplay.

>you have to carefully study the game's environment to understand it

this is barely a half life thing and makes you sound like a souls fag
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so he basically confirmed HL3 wasn't in development.

great...
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>>323253452
They announced it. They should cancel it.
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>>323255330
>>323255484
it would be a meme that would echo for generations if valve released a visual novel describing what happend
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>>323240817
Source?
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>>323240402
What video games has Valve even released in the last few years? How much writing was he in charge of?
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desu Valve should just make an Episode 3 to tie up the loose ends and stuff and finish the series there and then
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>>323254831

http://exhentai.org/g/498016/456e00afca/
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>>323255595
No, he just said he didn't know anything about it, just like the fans which is an odd thing to say when you're the mother fucker who came up with half-life and worked at valve and suddenly quit.
He didn't just say "no, there's nothing, we haven't even worked on it" or "we agreed that there wouldn't be any more half life"
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>>323240402
OP is faggot


literally a faggot for fucking sure
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>>323255687
It's been 900 days since they last released a game.
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>>323254740
It's not what their government is, it's the scale of it and the potential to be fighting aliens from a dozen different environment.

They conquered gas giants, man.
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>>323255687
source 2 dota 2

they're mostly focusing on steam machines, controllers, Vive and other hardware at the moment so people need to stop thinking that half life 3 is round the corner
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>>323255169
>>323255224
how though? Half life isnt your run of the mill FPS with constant cinematic scenes shoehorned in, in which case you are pretty much forced to at least recognize the games story.

Half life has pure transitioning between chapters,its very much possible to clear the game in one fell swoop without understanding anything.

If you want example of how half life has story look over "surface tension" in HL1 ,thats a much spoonfeeding i will give you.
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>>323244767
>has never seen HL3 leaked concept art
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>>323256083
why did you quote me

i said it had the deepest lore
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>>323256079
>so people need to stop thinking that half life 3 is round the corner
They wouldn't if Valve stop doing those ARGs shit. They brought it on themselves.
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>>323240402

Read this thread listening to this music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VONMkKkdf4
It doesn't get better does it guys...
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>>323240402
>break from game production
>valve
He dont need to leave, valve has no new games
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>>323240402
>I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production
THEY WERE WORKING HIM LIKE A DOG FOR HALF-LIFE 3.
STAY OPTIMISTIC, BROTHERS.
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>>323250680
>Gaben could die tomorrow and people would still insist HL3 is still coming out.

If Gabe died the chances of HL3 coming out would actually increase.
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valve are STRICTLY for profit
they don't care about "fans" or HL's "legacy"
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>>323245121
I thought kitty was morbidly obese?
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>>323251172
Only 9 people work on CSGO
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>>323256535
It shows.
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>>323253495

They probably have a lot of game projects that are never approved by Gabe due to the lack of hats in them.

Remember F-Stop? Or that sci-fi game with spaceships? Those projects were probably in development but never went anywhere due to the fact that DOTA2 was making so much money from hats.
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Valve has been a shit company for 10 years. Only drones defend them.
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>>323251162
that pic is so true
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>>323256535
Really? still feels like 5
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>>323256630
Wasn't there some game where you have to protect some qt alien waifu from government, or something like that?
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>>323256613
you still can't change settings while in a lobby
you still can't disable post processing
THERE ARE STILL CHICKENS IN A COMPETITIVE GAME RUNNING AROUND
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>>323256690
>NiP
when did it all go so wrong
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>>323256630
F-Stop was just a proof of concept thing and was never a game in development. Valve did some talent show like thing where everyone made something and then would show it to the rest of the people. I do want to know what F-Stop was though. We still don't know. In real life f-stop is something to do with cameras. Like the amount of light that can enter the lens.
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>>323256690
probably was initially, guess they moved up to 9!
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>>323256779
Chickens are cool, though!
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Well that's that then. I suppose this doesn't have to mean the end of HL3, but it doesn't seem like Valve is interested any longer.

The last bit of HL3 lore you'll ever get:
https://twitter.com/BreenGrub
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>Marc Laidlaw is kill
>Valve hasn't released a game in two years, soon to be three
>HL3 is never coming out, not that that's anything new
>Steam just keeps getting more Jewish by the minute
>Only game development they do at all is figuring out new ways to squeeze microtransactions into TF2/Dota/CSGO
>Pushing all this expensive hardware that doesn't mean a goddamn thing without games

It hurts so fucking bad. I loved you, Valve.
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>>323256779
whats wrong with the chickens?
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>>323255573
>you have to carefully study the game's environment to understand it
>this is barely a half life thing
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>>323256970
has valve even made a game since EP 2
all their stuff is outsourced to other companies, not valve themselves
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>>323257051
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2oBDqL0QLY
more importantly, why is it even a thing
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>>323256697

That was EA working with Spielberg. Maybe Valve tried to do something similar when Doug Church joined but we haven't heard anything from him in years.
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>>323257192
Officially, the last game they released is Dota 2 in 2013.
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>>323255573
im not a souls fag never even played the games but studying the games environment is a very half life thing

nearly half the shit on the wiki was probably overlooked by most people who played the games
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>>323257316
Ah, maybe. I don't remember exactly.
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>>323256849
>F-Stop was just a proof of concept thing and was never a game in development.

F-Stop was going to be fucking Portal 2 before they turned it into a more traditional sequel with GLaDOS and the paint mechanics.

It seemed inevitable that it was going to turn into it's own game with it's own story until IceFraud killed Valve.
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>>323251673

>B-B-But my no bosses design philosophy!!

Funny how he made a system where everyone peer reviews everyone that was supposed to boost performance when instead they figured out that they can give everyone else a good rating and just say fuck it to actually doing anything
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>tfw HL3 will be a shitty "reboot" game that is made in less than half the time that should be taken to make it properly, and will be made as the last-ditched cashcow effort of Valve before it dies after their monopoly on their gaming platform is shattered

It will be the unworthy ending to a fast-becoming unworthy company.
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>>323257341
overthinking.
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>>323257192
>all their stuff is outsourced to other companies

The only thing they outsourced was CS:GO and even then Valve worked on that game. Whenever there is a big game at Valve most people in the company end up working for it so it can be very well polished.

They hired all the people from Turtle Rock before L4D was finished, you can see a lot of changes that happened as soon as Valve took over (especially in the design of the characters).

Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2 and DOTA2 were all made by Valve employees. IceFrog was one guy working on a mod and he got to make a sequel only because Valve gave him the people and resources.
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>>323257192
left4dead
left4dead 2
portal 2
dota 2

csgo had all the gruntwork done by another studio, but valve maintain it now
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>>323257789

Half-Life was the game that literally invented that. Although not the first, just the one that made the entire story revolve around environmental storytelling.
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Out of all people that waited for HL3, Marc had it worse.
I can't imagine being the one who worked for HL universe, then just before the finale even begins, it just stops, he can't do anything about it.

He waited for 8 years until it became clear that HL3 just won't going happen. 8 fucking years just for that bitter realization.
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I think a Valve employee even mentioned that the mechanics they developed in their "F-Stop" concept might be used in a future game. But nothing as of yet or likely ever.

And yeah Stars of Blood would've been cool to at least see in some sort of preview stage. Instead they aborted it in the womb.
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>>323257681
not even a super shitty HL3 will stop steam's monopoly. they'd have to do a major fuck up.
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>>323258052

He should release the ending under a new name or something.
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>>323258150
>how to get sued 101
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>>323240402
Looks like he finished the script.
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>>323257789
nah man its true , Half life is the think mans game i dont know how long you have been here but i remember the half threads here on /v/ pre shitposting and we comfortably discussed the lore and world pretty much all the valve games are like this.
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>>323258150
he should call it Third Life for extra hilarity
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>>323258207

Valve wouldn't be able to prove the ideas are from HL3 unless they publicly released information on what the ending was meant to be in the first place.
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>>323245348
>>323253312
>>323251021
>citation needed
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Is there anyone with talent left in the gaming industry?

All signs point to it being shitty retarded libtard white kids with no actual skills.
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>>323258336
>Half life is the think mans game
yeah brah like did you saw that newspaper on the wall it saiz that SEVEN HOURS WAR I mean how cool combine are to defeat humans in seven hours lmao makes u think
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>>323258297
>Looks like he finished the script.

There is no script.
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>>323256487
That's what the treatment for leakmia did to his body
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>>323258336
ah yes the deep lore

>the wall says yore dead freeman
>this means that the soldiers aren't smart
>~deepest lore~
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>>323258510
chris avellone is still makes games I guess
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>>323249890
>citation
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>>323258510
me
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>>323258620
"yore" means "a long time ago" as in "days of yore" this means Freaman was DEAD ALL ALONG OMG
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>>323258620

That kind of shit was groundbreaking back then.

You have to remember that people like Carmack used to think that story in games was like story in porn.
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>>323258052

>You know imagine him sitting at the same desk he has work at for almost 20 years, sitting there completely lifeless as his 8th in his writing drought comes to pass. By the time Episode 2 was finished his mind was probably flush with grand ideas for Half Life 3. Maybe Gordon would get to the borealis, finally get to the bottom of who the G man was. But no days turn to weeks and weeks to months as the project leads time and time again did not ask for his current script. He began asking questions, was he going to be fired. No one has needed any writing done. Finally after a few months of doing nothing he walked from his desk across the hall to see the product of all those months of development. It was the former half life 3 guys dicking around in the source engine trying to think up "zany" new hats in TF2 giggling to themselves as they laughed at the idea of people spending money on them. With a grim look of defeat he knew this was how he was going to be spending his time here. No one bothered enough or cared enough to tell him he is not needed. Slowly month after month his unfulfilled creativity dwindled in his mind knowing that half life 3 will never be released.
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>>323258786

Writing in video games has been dead for a long time now
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>>323258770
Carmack is correct though!

>>323258786
>By the time Episode 2 was finished his mind was probably flush with grand ideas for Half Life 3. Maybe Gordon would get to the borealis, finally get to the bottom of who the G man was
As a writer for an FPS he probably really shouldn't be determining the kind of environments players will encounter. Leave that to game designers and write your story in.
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>>323258786

Given what we know about current Valve that actually sounds nice. What he actually experienced must have been hellish.
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>>323258770
and carmack is right and was always right. how you enjoying these new story driven AAA shit?
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>>323258510
When the lead designer for Doom and Quake, two of the most influential games in their genre, goes on to make pic related... You get the sense that the old guard of PC dev is fucking dead.
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>>323258916
>writer shouldn't determine the setting
>some codemonkey fleshing out your magnum opus should
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>>323241597
Serves them right for caring about things.
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>>323258916
>>323258965

If he is so smart why was he never able to make a good game after Romero left?

Or why he is so busy sucking Zuckerberg's cock at this moment?
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>>323259159
because money. to both your questions.
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>>323259078
>codemonkey
That's not what I said at all.

>>323259159
Eh, to be fair he always was a code guy. His engines are pretty good.
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>>323259078
>>323258916

You guys have no idea how Valve makes their story and game worlds. It's a collaboration between people with multiple talents.

So if a graphic designer comes up with a good concept the writer then might turn it into part of the story.
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>>323259159
romero was the creative genius
carmack was the programming genius

together, they produce decent stuff
apart, they produce garbage
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>>323259274
>You guys have no idea how Valve makes their story and game worlds.
I do! They don't anymore!
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>>323259078
>i have an opnion on who should and shouldn't be writing video game stories
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>>323259230

How does killing the Doom and Quake series make money?
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>>323259274
You have no idea how it works either. For all you know it could be two people calling each others ideas autistic in a board meeting room while gaben plays with his knives
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MAKE VALVE GREAT AGAIN
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>>323259159
Carmack doesn't make games. He's the tech guy behind the engines and such. You might bring up megatextures at this point but they genuinely are a good idea, but Carmack apparently wasn't able to fix all the problems they have at the moment.
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>>323259231
>>323259291

Exactly, Carmack knew absolutely nothing about game design or how to make a good story in games.
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>>323256779
Don't fucking talk shit about the chickens
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>>323258510
Amy Hennig still lives.
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>>323259389

There is a lot of sources of information on how game development at Valve works, some of them made by Valve themselves.
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>>323258510
Karoliina Korppoo
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>>323259521

The Uncharted games were bland as hell and she is now working for EA.
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>>323259521
>hennig

LOL
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>>323245121
literally who
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>>323259291

>Daikatana is a technical mess where nothing works and Romero now works as a gas station attendant
>Rage while technically competent was boring as fuck and Carmack now works at viewmaster

Huh...
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>>323259394
how will building a wall make valve great again?
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>>323250854
>linkle.jpg
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>>323256849
>In real life f-stop is something to do with cameras. Like the amount of light that can enter the lens.
That's exactly what it is; F-stop is a term for the setting on a lens that lets X amount of light through the aperture.

Yeah, aperture. F-Stop was related to Portal 2 in some way, and had some sort of nonviolent puzzle-solving no one had thought of that wasn't the Portal gun or related to it, and that's more or less all we know about it.
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>>323259449
without him making the engine the genre wouldn't have been made
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>>323259645
It's too bad that series is mainly what she's known for these days. She did the Legacy of Kain series back in the day and it's one of the better video game stories out there. Not to mention a completely badass and fresh take on vampires
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>>323254448
It's a series that has the same fundamental problem as LOST. They can never explain anything fully because the whole appeal is based on how mysterious everything is.
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>>323258770
>Carmack used to think that story in games was like story in porn.
Yeah, porn with no story just sucks.
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>>323240402
Got so bored not writing for games that he made his own HL fanfiction on twitter, @BreenGrub.

Valve is fucking dead
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>>323259739
Listen, i love the people at valve, tremendous people

but they have to make HL3 and they are going to pay for it

So we are going to build a great wall around valve hq until that happens
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>>323259925

That wasn't the problem with Lost, the problem was they were just making shit up as they went and never had the intention of explaining jackshit.
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>lead writer of a game series thats been stuck in limbo for 8 years.

What a great leader he was.
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>>323260223
he should have wrote in an item shop to purchase funny hats and then gaben would've published HL3
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>>323240402
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>>323260223

Valve doesn't have hierarchies in that sense. He wasn't in charge of anything, he was just the main writer of the series.

Gabe explicitly said that they couldn't make HL3 because it wouldn't make as much money as the other projects.
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>>323260132
I'm pretty sure it's the same deal with HL.
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>>323259640
>Karoliina Korppoo
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>>323260585

We cannot know that until they start revealing stuff. It seemed to be much better planned than Lost, especially given how the Vortigaunts did turned out to be slaves that revolted against it's formed masters.

They also weren't coming up with tons of crazy twists out of nowhere. And most of what Breen said in his speeches made perfect sense.
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>>323260639
she made unity not run like total ass with cities skylines

she must be very talented
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>>323260087
don't forget that Valve also has to pay for the wall.

They can call it "the Orange Wall."
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>>323260639
I'd fuck him, assuming he's post op
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i'm sad. how did it come to this?
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>>323260812
>the Vortigaunts did turned out to be slaves
...? Their resource name in HL1 is literally "alien_slave". So yeah, they were slaves in 1, they were slaves in 2, except to Combine I guess (since Nihilanth got killed by you). Maintaining some basic consistency is not some huge achievement.
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>>323260978
>him

that's a woman, anon

a real one

(you just have to look past the finnish genetics)
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>>323261072
>>323260978

Shoulders don't look manly to me.
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>>323260812
truth ,half has hints of actaully having some structure.

cs go if anything would be more of an example of lost as they appear to be shoehorning in a story with the operation passes and the odd weapon descriptions (Its been months and theres still no clear understanding as to what they were going for.)
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>>323240897
Writing work for a few different new IP projects (which were all cancelled or indefinitely shelved in early tech work phase).
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>>323240402
>linking to Gamasutra
>a Valve employee talking to a blogger from Gamasutra

this stupid fucking industry.
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>>323261546

Go back to your containment subbreddit.
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>>323260978
>him
even if she was trans, her would be the appropriate pronoun.

>post-op
that's fine and all,but a bit discriminatory as it shows favoritism, not all women have vaginas. Most transwomen have penises.
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>>323261683
we're not playing otherkin pronoun adventure here faggot. Fuck off with that shit.
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>>323240402
Could've sworn I read an article about the Half Life writer leaving the company years ago. I'm getting that deja vu shit where stuff in your dreams become reality in the future.
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>>323261037
>Maintaining some basic consistency is not some huge achievement.
in this hobby, it kind of is.
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hl3 is never gonna happen, valve is just for steam and the update for csgay and tf2.

(desu i hate both games and everything else is decent)

>inb4 "half life is top 10 game!"
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I'm blaming Dota 2 and MOBA's for this shit

Once Dota 2 came to the scene steam started going to shit
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>>323260342
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>>323261898
deja vu is a mini-stroke anon. If you experience it with any regularity, seek help.
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>>323261898
That's not déjà vü, that's clairvoyance
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>>323261951
>play Call of Duty 4
>Russian Ultranationalists are enemies
>play Call of Duty 6
>Russian Ultranationalists are still enemies
>Call of Duty 4 events and characters are referenced
WHOA
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>>323262082
>>323262037
Even on /v/ you learn something new every day.
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>>323258510
Media Molecule.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9KNtnCZDMI
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If HL3's ending was released as a book rather than a game, would you any of you read it?
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Diablo 3.
Mass Effect 3
Will Half Life 3 conquer shit mountain if it's released?
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>>323262569
I don't see why not
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>>323262569
nigga u know i cant read thats why i play vidya
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>>323262569
Ya. I'd prefer comics though.
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>>323262569
would listen to let's read on soundcloud
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>>323262620
That's one ugly cat
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>2016
>7 years since L4D2
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>>323240728
>hope
You mean after 10 years of Valve reps and employees vocally stating that they were not working on any project, that no projects were ever planned, and how HQ was NOT interested on developing videogames?

After how Portal 2 was practically a licensed game, given the guys behind tag: the power of paint indie game had to finish the game for THEM?

After how Valve employees started to leave the company one by one, even the L4D guys who went to create Evolve? Some of them stated that they left because the last project they got to work on was SteamOS which at the end was handled externally, because no one really knew dick about GNU / Loonix, and oh, it was not vidya related.

After how millions of retards purchased dozens of skins for their F2P games? You honestly thought Valve would pay the hundreds of millions you need to successfully advertise an AAA game?

Well anon that ain't hope, it is delusion.

Even after this note reddit will still fall for fake ARGs.

I played HL1 when I was 9, and now I am old enough to pay my mortgage.

Valve is now closer to a Chinese Casino than video game company.
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>>323263613
the steamos presentation they did at some linux conference was pretty cringeworthy

you could tell no one in the room was pleased with it
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>>323252984
Half life is like Star Wars.
Absolute retards like yourself will claim it was the result of careful planning and sheer genius.
I suggest you that you take the fucking time to read the development of every entry in the series, Half life was a series of fortunate accidents, same as SW.

Originally it was less original than Halo's premise, and have in mind Halo lore actually beats the shit out of Half life half-baked shit.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ddJ1OKV63Q
>Hearing those excited murmurs at physics demonstrations
>tfw it will never be 2004 again
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>>323262569
Marc himself stated that the plot only exists to support the gameplay, thus they can't ever release it as a comic/book.
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>>323263460
i want left 4 dead 3

i also want more zoey
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>>323263917

At least he's not one of those delusional writers who thinks writing in games are the same as writing in an actual book. I can see why he left.
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>>323263613
>You honestly thought Valve would pay the hundreds of millions you need to successfully advertise an AAA game?
They own steam. That's all the advertisement they need, really.
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>>323240402
Valve has been a shit company for awhile man, also HL3 was never going to happen anyways.
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>>323253595
No, like /v/edditor cancer that spread through the internet, making people shit on games pretty hard, making the already risky venture of developing an AAA game even worse, because social engineering was against them.

MGSV, and the Witcher 3 are objectively good, and every assburger cunt shat on them as it can be seen on the metacritic pages. Meanwhile FO4 can get away with its poor performance because Reddit has a favorable opinion of Bethesda after Skyrim.

All the meanwhile the same assburger cunts actually paid up to $20 for LE epic Banana hat, and Le epic MLP hat, because being ironically RETARDED is so very fucking important to /v/eddit.

You killed videogames, now lay on your bed, cunt.
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>>323253639
I been out of the loop. What does Valve plan to do with Source 2 if they don't make games anymore? What games are they porting to Source 2?
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>>323264310
dota 2

then they plan to make money off the licensing of it to other devs
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>yfw maybe, just maybe his departure is simply a signal that his role/contribution in HL3 is finished and the game is now undergoing bug testing.
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>>323264289
TW3 deserves to be shat on for CDPR's shitting on their fanbase and catering instead to people on consoles that most likely haven't even played the other two games.
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>>323264439
>>yfw maybe, just maybe his departure is simply a signal that his role/contribution in HL3 is finished and the game is now undergoing bug testing.
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>>323264439
Hah. Anon... I really wish I still had your youthful naivete... reminds me of better times. when i still liked video games. and didn't wish to die daily
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>>323264439
Time to let go buddy. It'll hurt less in the long term.
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>>323263613
>You honestly thought Valve would pay the hundreds of millions you need to successfully advertise an AAA game?
>implying HL3 would need any marketing budget whatsoever
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>>323244104
>It's been 8 years.
Anon, it's 2016. It'll be 9 years in a few months.
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>>323264508
Consoles paid for the game, consoles are much more important than PC gaming because PC gaming is a 3rd world system, except for the 500 hundred guys with GOOD PC's.

People are incredibly asshurt that OR was above $199 USD because they can't afford $599, let alone a good pc to run it. Pc gaming is a cancer at this point, worse than consoles by far.

Hell, /v/ last favorite PC games were consoles ports, and one indie game based on Toby's favorite CONSOLE games.

Consoles used to held back gaming, now it is the other way around. /v/ calls devs jews, when you are the juden.

Look at all the 3DS threads on /v/, you kikes can't even afford videogames, you deserve to be shitted on.

Sorry /v/ but when the rope day comes, I will personally see you hanged.
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>>323264419
Why Dota 2?

What about Garry's mod? I recently got into Garry's mod recently and some of the games people have created were really cool but buggy because they did things the Source engine didn't account for or were pushing the engine too hard. Since they live off the creativity of their fans they will surly update Garry's Mod for Source 2?
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>>323263460
>People actually got mad at Valve for releasing this game one year after L4D

It is funny on hindsight.
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>>323261982
That happened with TF2
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>>323240402
>>"I had a good run but lately I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production

BUT HE HASN'T WORKED SINCE PORTAL 2, WHAT THE FUCK
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>>323265047
How much money does valve make off dota 2 vs. garry's mod?


there is your answer
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>>323264961
>Consoles used to held back gaming, now it is the other way around.
Funny to say this when most console games are still shitty and lack lots of tech that could be used if more powerful hardware was used as the target. Yeah, games designed for PC generally target lower end PCs. But regardless of the reasons that doesn't make it any better that a company you like sells out. Unfortunately CDPR aren't suffering for it like Crytek.
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>>323265047
>Dota 2 = Money
That's why. Garry's mod is okay, it is a $2 game, but it will never generate the same amount of profit.

This is what happens when you open those crates.
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>>323265106
I still mad nigger. I only got it when it was given for free that one year. it should have been an update to l4d
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It's ogre. Death to Valve.
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>>323265174
collaborative chaos in a company with no structure is probably the reason they've released no games
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>>323265174
>BUT HE HASN'T WORKED SINCE PORTAL 2, WHAT THE FUCK

Far as anyone oitside Valve knows anyways....
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>>323265274
>Unfortunately CDPR aren't suffering for it like Crytek.

Yeah, fuck them for making cool videogames.

They sold out, because you are a subhuman, and a kike, get in the fucking oven.

Look at Valve, the only way to do well is to pander to casuals and sell them shit even Brazilians can PAY for. Consoles are the only ones producing actual games.

Now go enjoy Goat simulator, Jacob.
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>>323265174
He was probably forced to write hat tooltips. Seeing how Valve keep pumping those by hundreds each odd week I can imagine how that would drive a man into retirement.
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>>323265464
>and a kike
Funny you say this while defending a company that told their fans to fuck off while making a game for a completely different audience.
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>>323265292
>I only got it when it was given for free that one year. it should have been an update to l4d

Mhhmmm. I wonder why valve does not make games any more, which such an illustrious fanbase.
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>>323265214
>>323265281
What if they could find a way to moneytize Garry's Mod creations?
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>>323265610
fuck you asshole. full price for a game that was basically just a content update for an already released game. just kill yourself
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>>323265174
Its only a Rumor, but

http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/27/half-life-3-story-is-complete-but-game-still-not-in-full-development-claims-rumours-5314544/#ixzz3wjD1yfwa
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>>323265606
>that told their fans to fuck off while making a game for a completely different audience.
Yes, they should had keep targeting /v/eddit.
I just can't wait for Stalker 2.

Have I made my point?
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>>323265874
>Have I made my point?
No
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>>323265706
Ja.
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>>323265741

Laidlaw himself said those rumors were bullshit.
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why are people on /v/ so happy when either consoles, or pcs get fucked in some way?

the brand loyalty and shit you people have is insane

you're not in a gang, or some government faction, its all about just a way to kill time and chill, and you turn it into tribalism over what platform you play

why?! is it cause consoles are for fags?!
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>>323266067
it's because people here can only be happy when others are suffering, so we torment each other until the day that japanese moot destroys /v/
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>>323266067
Consoles force poor game design that negatively impacts PC versions of these games. They're also standardized low power boxes that stagnate video games for a decade after they come out.
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>>323266067
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>>323266224
if consoles didn't exist then PC games would be set to the even lower standard of a computer bought from Best Buy
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OP here. this thread had a good run, thanks /v/ I'm gon' go to bed now
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>>323266387
Nothing is lower than the standards of console games.
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>>323266067
>how to spot a newfag
console fags are a perfectly distinguished demographic on this board and having been here alongside them for some years all I want is for them to suffer.
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>>323240402
>Responding to the Reddit poster's inquiry, Laidlaw said he's in no position to confirm or deny anything about any potential new Half-Life game.
You insufferable apes
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I was under the impression he didn't actually do half the writing for HL2. He was mostly HL1 guy.

Who the fuck knows. Maybe he's old and rich enough and wanted to retire. Maybe he feels like Avellone and that he needs to go be somewhere else to focus on writing (Avellone's writing was chopped out of Pillars and Laidlaw probably hasn't written a single thing besides an office memo for over a decade)
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>>323266508
almost all of the PC games that aren't indieshit are console ports ;)
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>>323266508
If consoles didn't exist in the modern age PC gaming would be even more plauged by browser games and low budget indie "retro" games as is.
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>B-b-b-but what have valve been doing?

>Confirmed
Controller
Streaming box
Steam Machines
Steam OS
Source 2
updates for two of the largest multiplayer games in the world
Steam VR
working with HTC on the Vive/lighthouse

>Unconfirmed
HL3 & L4D3 from the leak of internal register
Something portal related for VR

You may not like what they are doing but you can't say they are doing nothing
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>>323266569
Which is fine by us since we'll be here to make sure you're miserable too.
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>>323266792
>>323266816
There's no way to tell what the industry would be like if consoles didn't exist. Not having everyone adhering to the shitty design consoles force would most likely be a good thing though. There's the occasional good game but most of them are garbage, not to mention the PC versions are stitched together with barely any care.
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>>323266569
>>323267128
never change, /v/
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>>323240402
JUST FUCK MY SHIT UP F A M
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>>323267110

So basically they are making a bunch of shitty hardware and software instead of games?
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>>323267110
What people seem to forget is that Valve stopped being a video game company a good while ago. They have about as much common with video game industry as John Carmack by now.
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RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Here's a good song to describe the relationship between consolefags and pcfags on /v/:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRP6egIEABk
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>>323251673
>>323250472
>barely functional

Steam has far less downtime than PSN or XBL and does it for free.

That's impressive to me. No serious breaches either.
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>>323240728
kek
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>>323267686
well meme'd my companion
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>>323245829
>We've had bi-monthly threads about Half-Life 3 releases and "TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT"
You absolute faggot
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>>323265706
portal 2 should have been an update to portal 1 all they added were new gels and bridges/funnels
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>>323240402
this post was informative untill OP went full retard and implied that HL being over somehow makes Valve shit.

Plenty of reasons to say Valve is shit HL3 either never happening or going the way of MGS5 is far from one of them.
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>>323268252
Except those are actually new content.
And portal relies much more on the story, while left 4 dead is a multiplayer experience, so a new game pretty much kills the older one.
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You can't fault him for wanting to get into the hardware market; Gaben wants to become an Overlord in the Hyperdimension very badly.

Gaben will make pudding real
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>>323263613
>now I am old enough to pay my mortgage
good goyim
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Valve has stated multiple times that there is no HL3, although indirectly.

Gabe himself was the most direct when he said they'd only make HL3 is if the team REALLY REALLY wanted to.

Valve isn't a game dev, they're a digital storefront. It's a mystery how a company that doesn't make games has over 150 devs.
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>>323240897
they said they are working on Half Life 3, I think they are just never ending working on it with endless budget and no rush to finish. Probably restarted ten times over by now.
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>>323253807
I can't...
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>>323240402
>So the lead writer of Half Life quit Valve today
This is all gaben's fault. The other half life developers left as well because everybody wanted to work on different games

>Hey guys can we work on half lif-
NO, MORE CRATES FOR COUNTER STRIKE
>B-but crates are such a small th-
CRAAAAAAAAAAAAATES

Same thing with dota 2. I swear to fucking god all heroes should have been ported over YEARS ago. I've been in the beta right after the first international.

This is all gaben's fucking fault. Fuck this.

THE DREAM IS DEAD.
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>>323254083
jesus, the thought leaves me fucking stricken
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thread theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-GU4jvSvz4
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>>323241097
Yeah, now he can write for SJW-pandering moviegames. What a time to be alive.
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>>323240402
>that matter of responding to him

Jesus, Laidlaw has a way of playing with words and fucking your mind. I bet he was the dialogue writer for the G-man too.
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>>323256092
jesus

that image is fucking spectacular.
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>>323266508
What is Steam early access?
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>>323253807
I'll never stop hoping
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>>323270836
Most AAA games are pretty much early access model but without admitting it. They release their games broken and sometimes without features and then patch them in later. Hell, the new Hitman game is going full early access.
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>>323269412
>he thinks valve would drop even a penny on something that doesn't give them an immediate return

they're a memetransaction business now

basically doing their best to turn PC's into iPhones
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>>323250170
Its pretty fucking heartwrenching to see absolutely demi-gods like that working for shitty meaningless games.

Its a fucking crime, I cannot stress that out enough
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>linking gamasutra

Come on Gawker, at least step your game up.

Or if you really are this new, learn to archive, you retard.
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>>323240402
This either means half life 3 is finished storywise in development and that he did his part with storywriting, or that the game is truly, 100% dead.

Its one of those two.
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>>323250854
it's a video game you weeb faggot

kill yourself
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>>323240402
Why would I want another FPS?
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>>323253807
no
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>>323263613
First of all, the largest amount of employees who left the company was a few years ago after they fired a bunch of folks who were working on hardware after Valve got tired of developing controllers and shit. With the main build out for both their VR, Controller, Machine, etc, there wasn't a need for a bunch of people who were there specifically for one project, one that they didn't need. This lead to a bunch of people bitching about how there were a bunch of cliques and shit, when it's been confirmed numerous times she was just salty as fuck.

The people who worked on Evolve, Turtlerock, also worked on CS:S, and they were just a bunch of folks Valve hired to make their ideas when they were busy with other ideas. It's why CS:S came out roughly around HL2, they couldn't manage both projects at once.

Either way, I don't doubt they're working on games in their little cave of theirs, it's just disorganized, that's all. They'll produce results eventually, but it doesn't really matter to me anyway.
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>>323258996
what the fuck did john romero make that was actually good after he left id
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>>323261998
lel
>>
Half Life is so much more than a mere video game at this current time.
The so called "lore" has been surpassed and is now considered video game "doctrine" a religion for the atheistic gamers.


Remember and always play to the max and achieve the goals.
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>>323245256
I'm sure people who play those games don't even know what the fuck Half-Life is at this point.
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>>323263798
Link please?
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>>323272148
search for steamos debconf and you can find it, skip to the Q&A part, its really cringeworthy
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>>323263613
>mortgage
>26

Nigga you fucked up.
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>>323264439
1. Denial
2. Anger
3. Bargaining
4. Sadness
5. Acceptance

Time to leave stage 1 buddy.
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>>323271554
the game boy color version of Daikatana?
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>>323272497
ive been stuck on step 4 for years now
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>>323250458
you have to be over 18 to post kiddo
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>>323245348
>>323251021
>>323253312
>furfag
He's hated those ever since finding out what they "really" were back in his childhood. He just likes cartoons (favorite being Ed Edd n Eddy) and Looney Tunes-tier animals.

Said it all in some video IIRC.
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>>323240402
>valve hasn't made a game in years
>they make shit tons of money
>b-b-b-b-but t-they're s-surely s-still a g-good company, r-right g-guys?
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So i mean like. It's definately been in development for atleast a decade. You don't think, perhaps the writer wrote all he possibly could over that last decade and has decided to go for greener pastures.

Who the fuck cares about HL for the story?
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>>323240817
>I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production
>joins another game production company
you're full of shit
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he's retiring.
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So where are the faggots that kept pushing HL3 up in their anuses right now?
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>>323259369
ask bethesda. They're swimming in it and D44m will probably pull huge numbers too.
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>gman has been a complete mystery for over 20 years
>twin peaks is closer to getting the mysteries unraveled than half life
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I'm much more interested in a new Left 4 Dead on Source 2.

the L4D series has the potential to be absolutely incredible if they actually cared to support it

I feel like now that they've got Source 2 up and running they should just trash numbered sequel approach and just have a single, complete Left 4 Dead.

Release it with all the content included in both L4D1 and 2, along with a completely new scenario (5 campaigns with more survivors) and then just add on scenarios for expansion pack prices. 10$ to add on a sci-fi scenario (4-5 campaigns), 10 to add on a fantasy scenario, etc. Fits with their micro-transaction approach and of course it wouldn't be hard to allow cosmetics for special infected/survivors.

srsly tho more l4d pls
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>>323246873
>You will never spend all night playing Half Life mods like you did back then again
>You will never play Counter-Strike for the first time again
>You will never play Sven Coop for the first time again
>You will never play AoM for the first time again
>You will never play Science & Industry for the first time again
>You will never play Paranoia for the first time again.
>You will never play The Specialists for the first time again
>It'll never be the early 2000's again.
Tears in the rain, scoob.
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>>323253452
they have been working on hl3 for ages you dumb fuck
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>>323245121
Only good furfag in my book
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>>323273608
Why? So you can play it for 2 months then drop it once you've memorized every map, just like what happened with L4D2 and its dead community?
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>>323274260
maybe they'll add killstreaks
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>>323273997
working ages to get canceled?
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>>323274503
we dont know if its canceled, but it has been confirmed multiple times that hl3 was being worked on
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>>323240402
http://imgur.com/a/EfHC5
He says that HL existed before he get in valve, how the fuck he co-created it.
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>>323240402
>only now realizing this
They don't need to make games anymore, kiddo.
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>There wont be an ARG leading up to HL3 tomorrow.
I know there wont. But I just want to believe.
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>>323260026

That's why Japs make the best porn.
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>>323274687
You sound in denial
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>>323266067
/v/ wants the world to burn
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>>323275409
no you seem to dont know basic shit about valve and hl3

Has hl3 been in development for years/years ago? YES
Will we ever get hl3?
NO

its literally this eays and its basic fucking knowledge
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>>323275258
>That's why Japs make the best porn.
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>>323241597
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>>323275583

>implying they don't
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>>323274721
and of course he avoided answering the main fucking question.
IS HALF LIFE 3 EVEN ALIVE AND WAS IT EVER ALIVE
FUCKING HELL MANG
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>just now realizing valve is shit even after CSGO, DOTA 2, and le meemees in portal2 and tf2
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>>323240402
BUT LEFT 4 DEAD 3 IS FINALLY FUCKING COMING YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

not even shitposting I'm genuinely so fucking excited
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>>323275830
>watching pixels
do you pay for it too?
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>>323240402
Valve could either
>Go out on top
Or
>Risk the title in a fight only one side wants.

Valve doesn't need Half-Life 3 money. It makes no sense to risk making that game. At best we'll get source 2. That's it! Pragmatism explains everything.
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>>323275473
Now you're panicking

What if the game was released and it turn out it didnt meet your expectation are you going to be one of the guys who will kept saying "HL3 was a mistake" "Valve was dumb" etc...?
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>>323275925

Watching any porn on a screen is watching pixels, what's you're point?
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>>323275962
Are you misinterpreting for the 2nd time now?
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>>323276016
>HE WATCHES PORN FOR THE PIXELS
YOU LITERALLY CANNOT MAKE THIS UP
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>>323275925
>watching pixels as he posts pixels, insinuating some pixels are more worthy then other pixels to pixel, as he pixellates his pixels to pixel post
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>>323276087
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>>323276141

Pixel fetish is a patrician tier fetish, you pleb.
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>>323245615
Because it happened with Duke Forever, go back and play it, the DLC was fucking amazing. But nobody liked it because too much hype
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>>323276534
The thing people are trying to argue is that Valve isn't making the game because of the hype. Not that people will not like the game because of the hype. DNF was still made. Also DNF was mishandled and variously made by a bunch of different devs before finally being finished by Gearbox. It is not comparable at all to HL3 except that both took/are taking forever to come out.
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>>323255823
>http://exhentai.org/g/498016/456e00afca/
can someone give me just the name of it, cant really sad panda a public library.
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“But we are also going to build on what we learned, and we have learned a lot. We aren’t going to go all retro because there are too many interesting things that have been learned. The only reason we would go back and do a ‘super classic’ kind of product is if a whole bunch of people internally at Valve said they wanted to do it, and had a reasonable explanation for why it was. But, you know, if you wanted to do another Half Life game and you want to ignore everything we have learned in shipping Portal 2, and in shipping all the updates on the multiplayer side, that seems like a bad choice. So we will keep moving forward but that doesn’t necessarily always mean what people are worried that it mean. “

http://wccftech.com/gabe-newell-understand-peoples-concerns-life/#ixzz3wjs2ydjq
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>>323276209
hmm?
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>>323276971
and what i understand from this is, they are not planning to go back and make a single player game, having learned a wealth of knowledge about multiplayer and such. ergo, even if they DID make half life 3, it wont be single player. itll be made with what they learned in the mean time. hats, gun skins, multiplayer, being those things. UNLESS some employee comes up a fantastic enough idea that would work best single player, that convinces enough of the team to decide to do it oldschool, singleplayer style.
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>>323275842
They probably paid him a little fortune to keep his mouth shut
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>>323277509
or maybe its the absolute truth
maybe they just...havent done anything or talked about it at all in like, years now.
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>>323240402
>overrated game with a sequel being a meme has proof of not being developed

Oh no, whatever will I do without the release of another single player FPS game?!?!?!
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>linking to gamasutra

Fuck off.
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>>323258770
This is a correct statement though
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>>323263952
I saw this tho
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>>323240817

Nice source.
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>>323276856
Chichikko Bitch.
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>>323258770
thats because carmack is a fully functional autist

programmers dont like storywriting, they leave that to the others, in this case; romero

writers don't like programming, they leave that to others, in thise case; carmack

and ofcourse you fuckwits who replied to this post take everything literal
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>>323278506
danke, anon.

ahhh man its got titties and naked women and shit, gross
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Half Life 3 would either piss off modern casul cutscene watching kids, or the old fans of the series.

I
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>>323279043
That would be ironic seeing how it was Half-Life 2 that started the whole cinematic FPS fad
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>>323240402
>"I had a good run but lately I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production
>a break from the collaborative chaos of game production
>game production
holy shit