Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is rumored not to be coming in 2010

I'm still waiting for them to release the HL2 core game with the achievements and HDR and developer notes turned on. You know, the one in the Orange Box on the 360. That they were talking about releasing.

But didn't.

Azure Chicken wrote:
I'm still waiting for them to release the HL2 core game with the achievements and HDR and developer notes turned on. You know, the one in the Orange Box on the 360. That they were talking about releasing.

But didn't.

There's an unofficial version.


I'm waiting to see if the modder fixes it, though. The facial expressions in all the characters don't work properly.

Shamus Young had an interesting article on Valve's level design tools a while back - apparently they're still using a virtually Quake-era level editor, I wonder how much effect that has on their release schedule?

"Very student film."

This thread title cracks me up, by the way.

Duke Nukem has been released. The king is dead (vaporware)

Long live the King! (episode 3)

There was another post on reddit debunking it as a Valve ARG, and pointing that it was some mod trying their hand at it. I'll see if I can find the link.

I'm also inclined to think when Valve does an ARG, you know about it.

Look stop wrecking the dream damn it

Scratched wrote:
There was another post on reddit debunking it as a Valve ARG, and pointing that it was some mod trying their hand at it. I'll see if I can find the link.

I'm also inclined to think when Valve does an ARG, you know about it.

That's just what Valve WANTS YOU TO THINK!

Someone trying to get a job at Valve as an ARG coordinator

Sinkwater wrote:
Someone trying to get a job at Valve as an ARG coordinator :P

Considering how many games were sold during the Portal 2 ARG, I'd say Valve already has that covered.

I needs me some more GMan!!!

There's some pretty darn good SP mods out there to pass the indeterminate amount of time until another HL game does or does not come along.

did the Black Mesa HL redo every actually come out?

lol awesome

I like that the most recent twitter update is from 546 days ago.

Scratched wrote:
There's some pretty darn good SP mods out there to pass the indeterminate amount of time until another HL game does or does not come along.

I'll go ahead and recommend Precursor as a great Half-Life 2 tie-in, and Nightmare House 2, which is the best SP mod I've ever played, or at least on Source anyway. Both easily found on ModDB.

This thread is so disappointing.

Planet Phillip is a great place to find SP maps and campaigns.

Top of my list is Minerva:Metastasis, Research and Development and Calamity.

TheGameguru wrote:
I needs me some more GMan!!!

They'd better hurry the hell up, or the voice actor may die from old age.

And recording Alyx's new lines? "Hang on, sonny, my teeth are loose."

One of the voice actors they've used in a previous game has already croaked, Robert Culp who did Dr. Breen. Regardless, it's an issue everyone has to deal with, outside of games too, but unlike where an actor has a physical presence a game can 'make do' pretty well with someone who sounds the part and can take direction so they act the part. Even films have gone on pretty well when a vital actor dies and has to be replaced.

Episode 3 is likely to be fairly different for the voice acting, given the change of situation and events at the end of ep2, plus whatever new threat they introduce.

Er, Breen's dead, isn't he?

Wait, it says they're on schedule? Has that project ever actually had a schedule?

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Wait, it says they're on schedule? Has that project ever actually had a schedule?

Is episode 3 on schedule? Just because it's not public doesn't mean there isn't one.

Scratched wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Wait, it says they're on schedule? Has that project ever actually had a schedule?

Is episode 3 on schedule? Just because it's not public doesn't mean there isn't one.

I'm pretty sure the schedule looks something like this:
-Start development
-...
-Heat death of the universe
-Release Episode 3

So, does this mean that Episode 3 still isn't coming out in 2010?

MechaSlinky wrote:
So, does this mean that Episode 3 still isn't coming out in 2010?

Well, I'm still hoping for a last minute 2010 release.

Grenn wrote:
MechaSlinky wrote:
So, does this mean that Episode 3 still isn't coming out in 2010?

Well, I'm still hoping for a last minute 2010 release.

Q8 2010!