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Valve promising three 'surprises' within next 12 months

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  1. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6274868.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;3

    Lets hope one of those announcements is Episode 3!:)
     
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    interesting
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I love Valve surprises.

    I am wondering if one surprise might be a movie...
     
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    I'm 100% sure that one of them is going to be Episode 3. I just know it! :D
     
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    Hope half life episode 3 and left for dead 3
     
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    left 4 dead 3 episode 2 part 1
     
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    Really hoping HL Episode 3 is on that list.
     
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    ... or better yet, HL3 Episode 1 !!!
     
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    A new engine would be better in my opinion.
     
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    EPISODE 3!!! Come on baby!!!!!!!!!:respect::rockout::D

    Portal 2!!!!!:pimp:

    Thanks CDdude for the sweeeeeeeeeet news:)
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I'm tell ya guys, they are working on a movie...

    Gabe said "surprising"...nothing you guys have mentioned would be surprising...it's all things we all expect.

    Episode 3...not surprising..


    Portal 2...not surprising...


    Think outside the box...:laugh:...if possible.
     
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    HL2: ep 3 is canceled
    Steam is being shut down
    Valve is moving all development to ps3 exclusives
     
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    how about some DX 10/11 on a new Source engine......
     
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    I would prefer that. To be honest to see a new half-life on the same Source engine would be rather disappointing for me.
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Yay
     
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    that's what I was thinking - he wouldn't laugh about how "surprised" people will be that HL3 and Portal 2 come out... at least, I don't see the surprise there.

    ;)
    same here
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Yeah Source is definitely starting to show its age. That's my other concern with Black Mesa outside of still not being convinced I'll ever get to play it.
     
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    HL2 EP3
    L4D3
    Portal2

    all running on a new engine :D
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Even the tie-in of Portal and Episode3 is expected, and has been expected since the Portal release.

    Now, I know that the TF2 character vids were precisely practice for making a movie, but Valve has not announced this(a movie) yet. I fully expect a Machinima from Valve within 24 months, and while this may be expecting it a bit early, my ideas for how the HL2 world will progress kinda needs something like a machinima to tie it all together. Maybe I'm giving them too much time...

    Just remember, I said it here, first! :laugh: ;)
     
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    Valve is going to introduce biometrics into their games so you can tell if your opponent is anxious, sweating, etc. The've been experimenting with it lately.
     
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    HL2: Episode 3, due to an enormous amount of development time, was deemed too big for a single launch so they're splitting it into 3 sub-episodes.
    Here are the three surprises:

    1st -> HL2: Episode 3: Sub-episode 1 coming December 2010
    2nd-> HL2: Episode 3: Sub-episode 2 coming March 2011
    3rd -> HL2: Episode 3: Sub-episode 3 coming September 2011

    There's also talk about selling independently each chapter from each sub-episode (from episode 3).
    Gamers will be able to pre-order Half Life 2: Episode 3: Sub-episode 1: Chapter 1 (~30 minutes of play-time) starting tomorrow, for $4.99.
     
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    :wtf: do not want, i reallllly don't care if my opponent is sweating
     
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    Knowing your opponents state of mind in a game could be a huge advantage. Especially in very intensive shooter.
     
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    well yeah but we're only talking AI here - there's no way to read a person like that in multiplayer so what good is it really? the increased immersion would not be THAT great imo, and not worth being a "surprise" :)

    my next thought - get out of my head ;)

    I eat my words - still not my cup of tea , at least until controller-less fully virtual worlds are standard. with a conventional set-up no thank you. but still, it's cool that they are trying new things.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    So what, now we will have guys cheating biometrics(very easy, actually).




    :wtf:

    Sad thing is, is that this is how things MUST progress, to make things more immersive. Nintendo is doing it too. ;)
     

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