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Half-Life 2: Episode 3

10 months ago

The Epistle 3 jam offers home-brewed Half-life games

Dozens of developers have been making their own little versions of Half-Life 2: Episode 3 in a game jam over the past two months, and today's their last day to bring their homages home. The Epistle 3 game jam has been inspired by Marc Laidlaw's pitch for an Episode 3 script, and features everything from an RTS through to an action-RPG and even an FPS…

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12 months ago

Er… so Half-Life’s writer maybe just revealed the complete plot of HL2: Episode 3

The lesson here is "never go to sleep." All sorts of things happen while people sleep. Cats go on adventures, presidents threaten nuclear war and, well, ex-Valve writers post thinly-disguised plot summaries of the unreleased and, so far as best guesses go, long-cancelled Half-Life 2: Episode 3. Long time Half-Life scribe, the excellent Marc Laidlaw (who left Valve last year), casually tossed out a link…

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1 year ago

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 creator reflects on reception, one year after release

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 [official site] came out one year ago and I never even noticed. It wasn't an official release from Valve, for well-known reasons, but instead a player-made mod. Yet surprisingly, Episode 3: The Closure is not a fastidiously faithful extension of Valve's world by super-serious fans. Instead, it plays fast and loose with Half-Life by introducing everything from Star Trek bits to…

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2 years ago

You know why there’s no Half-Life 3, but here it is again

Everyone knows the story of Half-Life 2: Episode 3. Lacking a diktat from on high, folks and teams within Valve have never quite found the inspiration, momentum, or cohesion for another Half-Life, so attempts have faltered and they, y'know, haven't made it. Everyone knows that. It's knowledge as common as cleaning windows with white vinegar and newspaper. And yet! You -- you there -- are…

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4 years ago

Gabe Newell Dishes On Source 2, HL3 VR, More In AMA

It's finally happened. Gabe Newell broke his nigh-mythical cone of silence to take part in a long-promised Reddit AMA, and the results were... illuminating. Ish. Newell is not the most talkative man, but he is a fairly straight shooter. The whole thing's a fascinating read, though truly "newsworthy" (whatever that even means any more) bits were scarce. But hey, if you'd like to know laughably…

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6 years ago

Et Tu, E3? Valve Not Planning Any New Announcements

[Sound of a doorbell ringing.] "Hello there! Yes, I have a delivery for you, Mr, um, Hugh Mann." "What? That can't be right. I never ordered anything." "No, no, I'm pretty sure you did. I couldn't help but notice you're having a parade out back. It's very nice. Wouldn't want anything unfortunate┬áto happen to it." "Er, yeah. Anyway, I guess I'll sign for this so…

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8 years ago

Ep 3/Half-Life 3 Rumours Appear Like A Ghost

Well, the Valve rumours are firing again. The thoughts are, once more, that this E3 could see the surprise announcement of Half-Life 2: Episode Three, or even, the forum chatter likes to think, Half-Life 3. Of course we've been here before. This time there's this image floating around, although I've yet to track down whether it's sourced from Valve, which reveals the ghostly face of…

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10 years ago

Half-Life 2: Episode 3: Image 1?

Via Kotaku via Shacknews via Intothepixel: potentially the first look at Half-Life 2: Episode 3. It's concept art rather than screenshot, but the idea of Freeman tackling a Combine Advisor with only a crowbar and a giant pit of death is a tantalising one, no? Sci-fi game concept art regularly takes my breath away. It usually looks ten times more spectacular than the finished product,…

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