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kittoo
Cretinously credulous
(10-01-2013, 11:19 PM)
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Why Valve? Why do you play with my heart so? I had made peace with the fact that Half life 3 wasn't coming out ever!
Krusenstern
Banned
(10-01-2013, 11:20 PM)

Originally Posted by Busty

It would be madness for Gabe to even think about launching something as audacious as Steambox without Half Life 3 being at least a timed (console) exclusive for the new Valve 'platform'.

Good for him.

I'll get it when it's ported poorly to the PS4 in 2016.

Portal 2 on PS3 was a very good port. Technically even better than the 360 version. With next gen consoles being easier to develop for I think a good port is guaranteed.
celikeins
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(10-01-2013, 11:21 PM)
MYE
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(10-01-2013, 11:21 PM)
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This is whats crashing GAF?

Fucking Half Life...
Orayn
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(10-01-2013, 11:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by MYE

This is whats crashing GAF?

Fucking Half Life...

Thread got linked on reddit, their fault.
GAMEPROFF
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(10-01-2013, 11:22 PM)
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This will be a awfull time, if they really make it a timed exclusive for their steambox.

All that spoilers...
ObjectiveObserver
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(10-01-2013, 11:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Skab

Because it isn't ready to be announced yet?

Well, yes, that is an option, which means that Half Life 3 won't be coming in the near future..

I was asking if there was any way that it would be coming soon, and not be announced yet. (my point being that it is indeed unlikely that it would be anywhere near ready)
Cramoss
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(10-01-2013, 11:22 PM)
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Before entering the thread I though it was Ricochet or some shit but then..

Omikron
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(10-01-2013, 11:22 PM)
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Has anyone figured out the ARG yet?
chupon
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(10-01-2013, 11:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by ironcreed

I envision it more like:

Cameron122
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(10-01-2013, 11:24 PM)
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Gimmie a minute I need to think about how to view this cynically...

It could be a fake?
Fresh Face
Banned
(10-01-2013, 11:24 PM)

Originally Posted by Lulubop

Only 10 pages because the site was down....

These threads still usually get longer than that before crashing GAF.

Originally Posted by Orayn

Thread got linked on reddit, their fault.

You're saying then, that they all flooded the thread and just their looking at it crashed GAF? Geez, that's a lot of people.
Kid Ska
I Was There! Official L Receiver 2/12/2016
(10-01-2013, 11:26 PM)
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Dammit Reddit. This isn't even that interesting. Definitely not worth crashing GAF over.
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(10-01-2013, 11:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fresh Face


You're saying then, that they all flooded the thread and just their looking at it crashed GAF? Geez, that's a lot of people.

That is how servers work.

Whether member or not, the servers still have to load the data for all those concurrent users.
Salsa
~Formerly SalsaShark~
Trust no one!
Keep your laser handy!
(10-01-2013, 11:30 PM)
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good news to come back to
Fresh Face
Banned
(10-01-2013, 11:31 PM)

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

That is how servers work.

Whether member or not, the servers still have to load the data for all those concurrent users.

I just hadn't really thought about it. Usually GAF seems to go down when there's a lot of people posting.
sofiabudapest
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(10-01-2013, 11:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frankenstrat

edit: god damn it reddit stop making me double post

At least, I was not the only one.
legacyzero
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(10-01-2013, 11:32 PM)
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Hey Reddit. BUZZ OFF.

Good news though!
AkuMifune
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(10-01-2013, 11:33 PM)
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We had a lot of guests today. Someone get the bleach.

If Half Life 3 ends in a cliffhanger I quit gaming.
kurahador
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(10-01-2013, 11:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Orayn

Thread got linked on reddit, their fault.

No wonder.

Guess I finally have a reason to start and finish HL2 Eps1+2 now if this ended being true.
ViewtifulJC
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(10-01-2013, 11:34 PM)
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GAF won't survive an actual HL3 annoucement
Skab
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(10-01-2013, 11:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by AkuMifune

We had a lot of guests today. Someone get the bleach.

If Half Life 3 ends in a cliffhanger I quit gaming.

Six damn years since the end of Episode 2.
Fresh Face
Banned
(10-01-2013, 11:36 PM)

Originally Posted by AkuMifune

We had a lot of guests today. Someone get the bleach.

If Half Life 3 ends in a cliffhanger I quit gaming.

Lol. Did the other ones end in a cliffhanger?

Originally Posted by ViewtifulJC

GAF won't survive an actual HL3 annoucement

Anyone wanna bet on just how long it'll go down when that happens?

I say an entire day with

Also, shinobi602 better nab it.
JazzmanZ
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(10-01-2013, 11:38 PM)
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Its.......happening!?!?!?
sofiabudapest
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(10-01-2013, 11:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by AkuMifune

If Half Life 3 ends in a cliffhanger I quit gaming.



//edit: it's like stop watching Breaking Bad* after the first season

*or any other favourite tv show
NoMoreTrolls
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(10-01-2013, 11:41 PM)
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So this is what's been crashing NeoGAF all day.

Dammit Reddit, way to ruin my work day.
SystemsGo
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(10-01-2013, 11:46 PM)
VVIS
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(10-01-2013, 11:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Omi

Has anyone figured out the ARG yet?

  • HL3 is done already.
  • It has been encrypted and broken into millions of secret files.
  • Each download/install of Steam OS will get a single hash.
  • Once SteamOS goes live, each user's OS will begin downloading unencrypting the files using unique hash codes and a SteamOS version of folding@home.
  • Once fully unencrypted, each client contributes to the build process via the world's largest super computing botnet.
  • The estimated deencryption/build timeframe is within 100 years at current Steam user base levels, but will drop exponentially as new users are inevitably sucked into SteamOS.
  • THAT is the ARG.

edit: Forgot to mention you can buy, sell, and trade additional files, using the steam badge system. Of course.
Captainsweatpants
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(10-01-2013, 11:47 PM)
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It's over. Nintendo is finished.
McLovin
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(10-01-2013, 11:47 PM)
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Nope, I refuse to get hyped.
Acquiescence
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(10-01-2013, 11:49 PM)
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So considering the timing, Valve is going to use Half Life 3 as a killer app for their Steam Machines. Damn, it's going to work too.
Sibylus
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(10-01-2013, 11:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fresh Face

Lol. Did the other ones end in a cliffhanger?

Still have to play Blue Shift and Opposing Force (they're in my library), but the original game is the only one that I've played that doesn't really cliffhang. HL2 cliffhangs just as the Citadel reactor explodes, Episode One cliffhangs just as the Citadel itself explodes and the train derails, Episode Two cliffhangs just as the Advisors attack the hangar and kill Eli.
LowParry
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(10-01-2013, 11:50 PM)
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TrAcEr_x90
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(10-01-2013, 11:56 PM)
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Wait...did GAF go down because of this??? hahahaha!
shinobi602
Daddy Goggles Groupô
Member in good standing
(10-01-2013, 11:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by TrAcEr_x90

Wait...did GAF go down because of this??? hahahaha!

Well, the trademark isn't filed for protection of the IP, Valve already has that, it's not being renewed (this is the first time it's being trademarked), and it's real. Hype justified this time.
Cameron122
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(10-01-2013, 11:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by TrAcEr_x90

Wait...did GAF go down because of this??? hahahaha!

Down for nothing
Sibylus
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(10-01-2013, 11:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

Well, the trademark isn't filed for protection of the IP, Valve already has that, it's not being renewed (this is the first time it's being trademarked), and it's real. Hype justified this time.

Yeah, I'm not a lawyer by any stretch of the imagination, but this seems designed to get attention.
Symphonic
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(10-01-2013, 11:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by legacyzero

Hey Reddit. BUZZ OFF.

Good news though!

Ye ReDdIt!!! ur not as coolz as us
megalowho
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(10-02-2013, 12:00 AM)
It all fits - Half-Life 3, built in Source Engine 2 with gameplay that takes advantage of the new controller, better on SteamOS. Just a question of when...
DrippySpaff
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(10-02-2013, 12:00 AM)
Caboose
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(10-02-2013, 12:01 AM)
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I WANT TO BE LEAF
kiguel182
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(10-02-2013, 12:01 AM)
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People are getting excited for a trademark? lol At least wait until they announce it.

The expectations about this game will be gigantic.
Fox318
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(10-02-2013, 12:03 AM)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooPT_FwAVv0
sofiabudapest
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(10-02-2013, 12:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by megalowho

It all fits - Half-Life 3, built in Souce Engine 2 with gameplay that takes advantage of the new controller, better on SteamOS. Just a question of when...

  • design & gameplay optimized for Oculus Rift
Nafai1123
Banned
(10-02-2013, 12:04 AM)
If Valve uses HL3 as a way to push Steambox by making it exclusive I'm gonna be so pissed.
SolidsnackooFoxhound
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(10-02-2013, 12:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nafai1123

If Valve uses HL3 as a way to push Steambox by making it exclusive I'm gonna be so pissed.


I honestly do not see this happening.
Vibranium
Banned
(10-02-2013, 12:08 AM)

Originally Posted by kiguel182

People are getting excited for a trademark? lol At least wait until they announce it.

The expectations about this game will be gigantic.

Valve has nobody to blame but themselves. If they had been more open about the game (not details but the development process) hype wouldn't have reached ridiculous levels. It's going to be a really cool thing to study the reaction to the final product.
sofiabudapest
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(10-02-2013, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by kiguel182

People are getting excited for a trademark? lol At least wait until they announce it.

The expectations about this game will be gigantic.

Nah, after DNF I'm just happy to play HL3 regardless of hypexpectations
wizzbang
Banned
(10-02-2013, 12:09 AM)
If it comes multiplatform like Portal 2 but with a free steam key. I'm buying for PS3 (or 4) again. Damn Portal 2 was a great port on the PS3.
EchoedTruth
Banned
(10-02-2013, 12:25 AM)
OH GOD ITS HAPPENING


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