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Valve: Next Half-Life Game Needs to be Terrifying

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March 30, 2010 12:21:03 AM

It will be released when done. When it will be released, I hope it will live up to its hype.
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March 30, 2010 12:26:54 AM

Will Half Life 3 go the way of Duke Nukem Forever? Stay tuned to find out!
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March 30, 2010 12:30:03 AM

It's been almost 3 years since the last "Episode"... now that's what I call Terrifying!
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March 30, 2010 12:30:36 AM

I never thought the Half Life series scary to be honest. Sure, when I was 12, maybe I was scared then, but now, it's just thrilling! Can't wait for their release, maybe bundled with Portal 2!!!
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March 30, 2010 12:31:52 AM

No matter what happens, I want to slaughter an Advisor. With my Crowbar.
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March 30, 2010 12:31:55 AM

For a game we know absolutely nothing about, I know it will be awesome. Need proof? Evidence: L4D, L4D2, HL, HL 2, HL E1, HL E2, TF 2, CS, CSS, Portal, to be released Portal 2, etc. Valve is virtually unblemished in the developer field. How could it not be good?
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March 30, 2010 12:36:00 AM

Valve does a lot of things right. Their Episodic release schedule, however...

Episodic = additional content, same engine. Time = months. Time != years.
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March 30, 2010 12:37:25 AM

The most 'terrifying' thing on HL2 would have been on Return to Ravenholm when those fast things (not sure of know name) would come of of nowhere and shoot you. More surprising than anything, I guess. Still, HL2 is the best PC game I've ever played. Tons of replay value in it.
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March 30, 2010 12:37:40 AM

Valve is one of my favorite game devs out there, with games ranging from excellent to epic ...the only bad thing about them is that they make us to wait years between game relases :/ 
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March 30, 2010 12:45:23 AM

And IMO i think the delays with the next game of HL series is (rumors say) more related to the fact that valve is working on creating a new game engine... source engine is quite outdeted now, if they want to stay on the cutting edge on visuals (and they usually are).
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March 30, 2010 12:48:55 AM

Striek L4D and L4D2 off that list of greats. Sure, the first one was a good concept... too bad they screwed it up with an ancient game engine and poor coding. Not to mention releasing the second one so soon ended up fracturing the community (kind of like the fans said it would, IMO).
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March 30, 2010 12:51:03 AM

Am I the only person on the planet who doesn't like first person shooters to be scary?
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March 30, 2010 1:10:46 AM

don't use steam Add ubisoft style Internet DRM..... now THAT's Scary!
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March 30, 2010 1:10:55 AM

episode three should've been out last year, this is bs
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March 30, 2010 1:17:30 AM

To be perfectly honest, the first Episode (Half Life 2)... scared the hell out of me. In that town at night when those things were climbing up the walls n' shit.. UGH.. freaked me out.
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March 30, 2010 1:18:10 AM

one-shotThe most 'terrifying' thing on HL2 would have been on Return to Ravenholm when those fast things (not sure of know name) would come of of nowhere and shoot you. More surprising than anything, I guess. Still, HL2 is the best PC game I've ever played. Tons of replay value in it.
Exactly what I was just saying.. startling.
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March 30, 2010 1:19:27 AM

since half life is always epic i bet i will cry when i play this.
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March 30, 2010 1:29:41 AM

Just this last weekend, I was bored of the recent games released, and was looking over my steam account. I reloaded hl2, ep1 and ep2. I was curious how these would look with 2x5770 CF. These are still beautiful games, and I haven't stopped playing them. Hoping to finish the series again. What a coincidence.
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March 30, 2010 1:52:01 AM

It's hard to believe I was in my mid 20's when I played HL2,now that I'm in my 30's I feel so old but I'm still exited to play HL3.....
I hope I'm not in my 40's when the game is released.
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March 30, 2010 2:04:34 AM

Do not make it scary. Stupid (current) laws in Australia will refuse it classification (as being very scary for us Ozzies to handle) and we will not be able to play it here! /sarcasm
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March 30, 2010 2:23:03 AM

I will be scared if they add Adrian Shephard from opposing forces lol. No that would be sweet!!
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March 30, 2010 2:33:56 AM

Whatever they I do trust Valve to make an awesome sequel
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March 30, 2010 2:38:53 AM

Half-Life is supposed to be scary?
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March 30, 2010 2:38:58 AM

Would be even sweeter if halfway through the game Commander Shepard lands the Normandy on top of the ruins of the Borealis as Gordon and Co. reach the place. He explains that in return for helping him destroy the Reaper threat, the council races will eradicate that pesky "Combine" problem for them.

Gordon, of course, agrees.
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March 30, 2010 2:56:24 AM

I can't wait for HL2:EP3! If they make another L4D before EP3 or HL3 I will be pissed!

Speaking of waiting, Black Mesa Source needs to hurry the hell up!
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March 30, 2010 3:27:31 AM

HothrValve does a lot of things right. Their Episodic release schedule, however...Episodic = additional content, same engine. Time = months. Time != years.


Yeah, but the content is hardly "episodic". Each episode is a fantastic stand alone game. That they all carry a single story further is just gravy.
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March 30, 2010 3:31:47 AM

I guess they didn't learn anything from the Doom 3 failure. Stick to enhancing core game play mechanics.

I'd really like to see tomb raider game mechanics for a multiplayer fps game with some of the puzzle type aspects involved for good measure just to make things even more intense.
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March 30, 2010 3:45:55 AM

The big question is: Will we EVER get a Half-Life game released to scare us??
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March 30, 2010 4:32:05 AM

Episode 3 is currently playing golf with Duke Nukem forever. Now this is terrifying.
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March 30, 2010 5:05:44 AM

Aionism said:
Am I the only person on the planet who doesn't like first person shooters to be scary?


Possibly, and if not alone part of a minority.
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March 30, 2010 5:17:39 AM

Good! Half life was actually pretty disturbing when I first played it. And that was the time Resident Evil was HUGE!
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March 30, 2010 5:49:48 AM

I truly hope the next Half Life installments are not scary. Half-Life 1 was a bit scary but that is because I was a kid when I played it. Ravenholm was scary/freaky in HL2; however, I find that I just don't replay scary games that much. A level or two is alright; otherwise the game is predictable and not scary the second time threw or just annoying.
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March 30, 2010 5:56:07 AM

I've been waiting expectantly for Ep. 3 since I finished playing episode 2 a year or two ago. The best game series ever in my opinion. Story and gameplay like none else. I can't wait for this to be released. It will be one of the few games that I will absolutely preorder.
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March 30, 2010 6:08:25 AM

I hope they release Ep3 soon, then I hope that we will get a Half-life 3 with a new graphics-engine. :) 
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March 30, 2010 6:14:01 AM

Right now the only thing scary about the Half Life series has been the wait between Episode 2 and Episode 3. The thing I liked about the Half Life series was the story and the characters. If I want to be scared I'll watch the last presidential election choices all over again. ~shiver~
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March 30, 2010 6:27:12 AM

Gabe Newman"I feel like we've gotten away from genuinely scaring the player more than I'd like, and it's something we need to think about, in addition to broadening the emotional palette we can draw on."

How about exploring more of that Gordon-April connection? You know you want to.
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March 30, 2010 6:46:54 AM

They need to look at System Shock 2 for ideas. That has to be the scariest of all time.
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March 30, 2010 7:17:44 AM

So they're talking about HL3 now? An episode takes longer to develop than the sitting term of an American presidency, so I imagine that by the time a full-fledged sequel is released we'll all have grand kids and hover-cars?

I would literally laugh myself to death if they announce that they are going to be releasing HL3 episodically.
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March 30, 2010 9:47:36 AM

i am also waiting for Episode 3 or half life 3. This game is nice.
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March 30, 2010 11:29:19 AM

I'm content with my 8800gt until the next HL engine comes out. Games are the only reason I buy new hardware and nothing worth buying has come out in 2 years.

I just wish new consoles would come out so that developers would produce some awesome stuff. No one dares make a PC only game anymore. The installed user base is huge but I think 95% of them just steal games.
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March 30, 2010 12:11:45 PM

All I want is my Counter-Strike 3!
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March 30, 2010 12:41:13 PM

huskerThey need to look at System Shock 2 for ideas. That has to be the scariest of all time.


Hell yeah!
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March 30, 2010 1:49:33 PM

AionismAm I the only person on the planet who doesn't like first person shooters to be scary?

Nope, I hated the House of the Dead feeling of much of Episode 1. I don't like to be surprised suddenly like that, I can't play the game that way. The "Fading of Ablities" part sounds like a race against time, another thing I hate when playing FPS games. I'm disappointed to see that Episode 3 is going to take so long to make and it's going to incorporate some sort of stressful crap like that into the game.

Hopefully it supports DX10 and DX11 though. I also wish they would retro-update the engine onto all of their previous Source games. They already did it on the Orange Box for the 360, would it be that hard to port the work over to the PC as well?
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March 30, 2010 2:07:57 PM

You mean they are still working on it! I thought they abandoned it to work on Portal and Left 4 Dead.
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March 30, 2010 2:54:41 PM

I hope valve assist the Sven Co-op team. That was a steller mod.
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March 30, 2010 3:14:38 PM

I don't enjoy scary FPS games either, I never like to be scary surprised :D 
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March 30, 2010 3:20:01 PM

The only one that can make someone jump was the first one...

As good as HL2 was... not scary
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March 30, 2010 3:26:26 PM

I hate being chased in a level that you haven't been threw yet. Like at the beginning of HL2. But that edgy feeling is what we pay for. Great games, hands down.
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