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crimsonheadGCN
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(06-27-2012, 04:36 PM)
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Update:

Originally Posted by Saty

Originally Posted by valvetime.net

For the avoidance of doubt, I just want to stress that we absolutely would not release these pictures if we didn't know for a fact they were real.

They absolutely are.

Please just enjoy them as they are, and try not to look for conspiracies that aren't there.

I mean, it's not like we're doing it to attract traffic to our site. We know our server can't cope with the load so we don't want massive influxes of traffic like this. You may have noticed we've been offline since!

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The artwork appears to be in the same style of Andrea Wicklund who has worked at Valve since 2006. This fits with the circa-2008 dating of this art, so it's likely her work:

http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?...1#post36513563

This is official art, and I'm shocked that this day has come!

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...9&postcount=28

Because I know who the source is, but I'm not going to give it away just yet for exclusivity reasons. (Unless it was mentioned in our news post, but I haven't seen the news post)

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...5&postcount=33

No, not leaked in that context. It was found in the same way we found the SOB art.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...7&postcount=42

Original:

More concept art from Half-Life: Episode 3 has been released finally. It was sent by an anonymous source to valvetime.net and it's the same anonymous source that revealed concept art for Valve's SOB project: http://www.valvetime.net/threads/exc...pt-art.206815/

For example:
Alyx is wearing Eli's jacket
Crashed helicopter in an Arctic location
Art featuring Xen
Combine Advisors in Xen
The images are from circa 2008 and therefore not necessarily representative of the current state of the project, but it's great to see new media, nonetheless.

Gallery is here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...5971305&type=1

Episode 3 Helicopter:



Episode 2 Helicopter, which was shown at the end of the game:

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Atticus!
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(06-27-2012, 04:37 PM)
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Hot Damn.
MMaRsu
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(06-27-2012, 04:38 PM)
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Yeah but.. ís it ever coming out?
LQX
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(06-27-2012, 04:38 PM)
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That's not Alyx...
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dandoolan
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(06-27-2012, 04:39 PM)
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Look's great but any information relating to Half Life 3 or episode 3 usually turns out to be false hope. So forgive me for taking these images with boat loads of salt.
JordanKZ
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(06-27-2012, 04:39 PM)
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Seems like way too much work has gone into this for it to be a fake but... All this art looks nothing Half-Life's "art style".

I dunno. I'm still dubious.
JaseC
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(06-27-2012, 04:40 PM)
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My heart skipped a beat when I read the thread title. Even though the art is ancient, it's still nice to see something relatively new (assuming it's official, of course).
RoboPlato
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(06-27-2012, 04:40 PM)
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Looks cool but the art style doesn't totally jive with Valve's usual concept work, aside from the one of the advisor.
Ein Bear
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(06-27-2012, 04:40 PM)
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Honestly came in expecting a joke thread.

I like Alyx wearing Eli's jacket, that's a nice touch. God I just want it to come out so bad :(
Sephiroth503
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(06-27-2012, 04:41 PM)
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Images from 2008......
Dragoon En Regalia
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(06-27-2012, 04:41 PM)
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Part of me would have thought their helicopter ride wouldn't have been that easy-ridin' anyway. Whether this stuff's real or not, it's still cool to look at. Good find.
grimshawish
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(06-27-2012, 04:41 PM)
Strange that they decide to put their own image on these 'concept arts' very strange...
Almost like their trying to go viral and promote their site...
TheBioLover
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(06-27-2012, 04:41 PM)
Could it be......?
neoism
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(06-27-2012, 04:42 PM)
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lol gordon and alex had a kid...
mysticwhip
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(06-27-2012, 04:42 PM)
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yea right
crimsonheadGCN
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(06-27-2012, 04:42 PM)
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Well, it has been said that the concept art comes from the same source that revealed art from Valve's SOB project. So this is most likely legit.
JumpingTheGun
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(06-27-2012, 04:42 PM)
Just makes me think of:

Half Life, 3 pictures..

lol
Izick
(06-27-2012, 04:43 PM)
Episode 3? Hmm, I figured it'd just straight-up be 3, so that Valve could just make one last HL game and move on once and for all.
Paches
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(06-27-2012, 04:43 PM)
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Nice, they finally got some concept art done on some coats after 5 years.
Jb
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(06-27-2012, 04:43 PM)
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This franchise is such a goddamn mess. I'll be disappointed if the next iteration is Episode 3 and not just 3.
Bomber Bob
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(06-27-2012, 04:44 PM)
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fake
RoadHazard
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(06-27-2012, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by LQX

That's not Alex...

That's not her name...
Seraphinianus
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(06-27-2012, 04:44 PM)
Episodic gaming
Zeitgeister
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(06-27-2012, 04:44 PM)
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Cool. Changing Alyx' design seems to indicate a different direction of some sort though.

I wonder what the role of Xen would have been. Cutting the combine off permanently? Human Exodus from Earth? (I mean: the combine are going to strike back eventually, as Kleiner pointed out. And with advisors being pretty much unbeatable...)

Actually, I kind of think they wrote themselves in a corner with the advisors. Telekinesis is sorta hard to beat with uhm.. sticks and stones.
Always-honest
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(06-27-2012, 04:45 PM)
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Nope
OnPoint
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(06-27-2012, 04:46 PM)
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They need to release some concrete definite info on this game, or else I'm going to continue waiting and cursing into the darkness until we get some.
GuitarAtomik
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(06-27-2012, 04:48 PM)
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Is it bad that my first reaction was to check for commas in the thread title?
MRORANGE
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(06-27-2012, 04:49 PM)
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oh shi-


lol it's zoey from L4D:

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OnPoint
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Originally Posted by Zeitgeister

Cool. Changing Alyx' design seems to indicate a different direction of some sort though.

I wonder what the role of Xen would have been. Cutting the combine off permanently? Human Exodus from Earth? (I mean: the combine are going to strike back eventually, as Kleiner pointed out. And with advisors being pretty much unbeatable...)

Actually, I kind of think they wrote themselves in a corner with the advisors. Telekinesis is sorta hard to beat with uhm.. sticks and stones.

It will be revealed that Gordon Freeman is, in fact, Morgan Freeman. He will then use the God-powers he was granted by his role in Bruce Almighty and restore order to the universe.

Alternate ending: It will be revealed that Gordon Freeman is actually the Vortigaunt king, but he was stricken with amnesia as a side effect of taking human form. He will regain his memory when Dr. Breen returns from the dead and pulls the ripcord on his actual master plan -- to reawaken Gordon's true self. His abilities will be grand and terrible, and he will erase the entire Combine army with a sneeze.
Divius
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(06-27-2012, 04:50 PM)
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Concept art? Gee-wiz Valve, it's only been 5 years since Episode 2!
JakkuFurosu
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(06-27-2012, 04:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by GuitarAtomik

Is it bad that my first reaction was to check for commas in the thread title?

nope cause i doublechecked before coming in here as well
crimsonheadGCN
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(06-27-2012, 04:51 PM)
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It supposedly comes from Andrea Wicklund. She's been a Valve employee since 2006.
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scy
(06-27-2012, 04:51 PM)
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Rumor + Half Life = This thread may explode.
Chavelo
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(06-27-2012, 04:52 PM)
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BLRAGHHHGLAAAAASJKASLJSKLSLAJLKSKAKSLADASAS

Fuck being a rumor. LET THE HYPE BEGIN.
Hoo-doo
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(06-27-2012, 04:53 PM)
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I still believe, dammit.
Saty
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(06-27-2012, 04:53 PM)
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For the avoidance of doubt, I just want to stress that we absolutely would not release these pictures if we didn't know for a fact they were real.

They absolutely are.

Please just enjoy them as they are, and try not to look for conspiracies that aren't there.

I mean, it's not like we're doing it to attract traffic to our site. We know our server can't cope with the load so we don't want massive influxes of traffic like this. You may have noticed we've been offline since!

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spuit*11
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(06-27-2012, 04:53 PM)
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Here we go...
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(06-27-2012, 04:53 PM)
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It was sent by an anonymous source to valvetime.net and they believe that it has to do with Half-Life: Episode 3

Uh, okay.
Neuromancer
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(06-27-2012, 04:54 PM)
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Personally I hope Valve has scrapped episode 3 by now. I'd rather they just work on HL3 an have it be as far from 2 as 1 was.
Jasoneyu
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(06-27-2012, 04:55 PM)
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If these are legit picture, I really like this image. Can really feel how valve could possible animate this free flowing thing:
Kajiba
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(06-27-2012, 04:55 PM)
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Oh yes. Looks good.
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(06-27-2012, 04:55 PM)
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Nibel
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(06-27-2012, 04:55 PM)
Man.. Valve would win the goddamn internet if they'd announce it properly
The pressure on them must be tough
shinobi602
(06-27-2012, 04:56 PM)
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I seriously, REALLY, do not understand what the FUCK Valve is waiting for.

RELEASE THE GODDAMN GAME.
dandoolan
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(06-27-2012, 04:57 PM)
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The thing is, I have no trouble believing they are real. I do however stumble when it comes to believing Episode 3 is going to happen. If it was it would have long ago. If this work is for episode three, then it is simply work done for the game before it fell off valves priority list.
Why would you do that?
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Hmm, I wonder if it was Valve who "leaked" these images on purpose. I have a feeling they have something up their sleeves...
Hoo-doo
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Some interesting shots. Are those ruins of the Citadel I see there?
JaseC
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(06-27-2012, 04:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Izick

Episode 3? Hmm, I figured it'd just straight-up be 3, so that Valve could just make one last HL game and move on once and for all.

The art is from 2008.
grimshawish
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(06-27-2012, 04:57 PM)

Originally Posted by crimsonheadGCN

It supposedly comes from Andrea Wicklund. He's been a Valve employee since 2006.

Quick google images says its not anything like her style.
Nibel
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(06-27-2012, 04:58 PM)
Since we have a crashed helicopter: can we expect a.. Gravity/Portal bow? #yearofthebow

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