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Activity Being Reported on Half Life 3 Domain

Some suspicious activity has been reported on the Half Life 3/Episode 3 website.

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skyrim2338d ago

Ok so it's still coming out............never?

WeskerChildReborned2337d ago

I'm hoping Valve is still working on it cause they know alot of people want one.

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Psycho_PS3Truthh2337d ago

Will never get my hopes up for this game, I will remain calm until master developer gabe decides to unleash it.

adorie2337d ago

Tonight, a FEAST in honor of Gaben and a sacrifice of 1000 bulls to the going gold of Half Life III

Cablephish2337d ago

Everytime you make a Gaben joke, he delays the game by 15 minutes.

mynameisEvil2337d ago

I certainly hope this means an announcement or just SOMETHING soon. Then again, who doesn't want something HL3 related?

Ramses32337d ago

I've lost interest, there's so many innovative games out there, and too be honest, the other half life games haven't aged well. Look at games like Dishonoured, now that's innovation.

mynameisEvil2337d ago

Excuse me? I just played through the Half-Life 2 saga last month for the first time (yeah, I'm a bit late to the party) and I had no problem with it. It's aged VERY well, for your information...

Psycho_PS3Truthh2337d ago

Losing interest in the FPS game of all time is a sign of madness in the earth.

Half life 2 is like the playstation of FPS, everything is perfectly clean and beautiful at what it does.

Ramses32337d ago

But when you sit down and actually play it in today's modern world, you realize it doesn't actually do much. It's a basic shooter, there's nothing too special about. Maybe the gravity gun is a cool aspect, but other than that, it's run of the mill.

Bimkoblerutso2337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

I replayed it just a couple of months ago. There's still nothing like it. To say that it's just "a basic shooter" is ridiculous.

There are so many innovative concepts in the game that developers to THIS DAY are still floundering to emulate (physics based puzzles and combat, a narrative told almost exclusively through gameplay, a setting and design that has influenced both movies AND video games, etc. etc.).

I guess I just disagree wholeheartedly with you. Not to diminish the accomplishments of say, Bioshock or Dishonored, but the Half-Life franchise will always be the grandaddy of single-player FPS's as far as I'm concerned.

TedCruzsTaint2337d ago

The game looks good.

But basically being another Bioshock isn't exactly innovation.

cannon88002337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

@SlapHappyJesus

So you're saying that Bioshock came out first and somehow half life 2 stole some game ideas? Half life 2 was released first, back in November 14, 2004. Bioshock came out on August 21,2007. If anything it would be the other way around.

TedCruzsTaint2337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

@Cannon

No . . .

Was simply replying to Ramses' post that Dishonoured is innovative. The game isn't innovative in any way, from what I've seen. In a lot of ways it's just a different take on the Bioshock formula, perhaps with a few separate elements.

Half-Life, both the original and the sequel, were actually pretty innovative in the way that the first game was one of the first to use scripted events, along with a lack of cutscenes, to tell a story in a (then) modern shooter, with the second being one of the first, if not the first, game to incorporate physics into the traversing of the world, as well as solving puzzles. At least as far as shooters of the time went.

Should have been clearer. The disagrees make a little more sense to me now.

sonicsidewinder2337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

Dishonored is a stealth game.

Bioshock is not.

How is it like Bioshock? Cus you can use magic? With your hands?! Heaven forbid!

Feel safe in the knowledge that you arn't one of the people acusing it of being 'just another assassins creed' cus you can run on rooftops and kill important people.

Open your eyes. Look properly at the game.

PockyKing2337d ago

It's like Bioshock in the sense that it offers very unique environments and gameplay. Comparing it to Bioshock isn't saying anything bad about the game.

sonicsidewinder2337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

If that's the case then great. Only it comes across as an insult to the game in many cases.

As in, 'This game is not good, because it's just doing something Bioshock did'.

Even when what 'Bioshock did' had been done before in other games.

It's a narrow-minded way of thinking. Overgeneralization.

But if 'SlapHappyJesus' thinks it looks good, then swell.

TedCruzsTaint2337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

sonicsidewinder

Narrow-Minded? Because I compared both games and saw a strong similarity, leaving me to believe that Bioshock was most definitely a large inspiration on the development of it?

No. Not quite.

And no. Magic (powers) and shooting is nothing new to the genre, or games in general. I was playing Undying back in the early 2000's. Bioshock did, however, hit popularity in a way that many haven't - prompting people to, obviously, draw inspiration from it.

Also, Dishonoured isn't necessarily a stealth game. The game leaves it open to choose how you approach things. This is where the Deus Ex comparisons come into play as well. Just better supporting my main point that the game isn't exactly "innovative" in design. Everything has been done before, and pretty much the entire game is visible within a small number of titles.

So yes, everything I have seen of the game shows me the visuals (though leaning a bit more towards steam-punk than art deco) and gunplay (along with powers) of Bioshock, mixed with overall game design of Deus Ex and even a bit of Thief. The game is derivative, though it does it well enough that things still look interesting.

My point stands though.

Anyway, the arrogance in your posts is unneeded. We have separate opinions, fine. But that doesn't mean I don't know what I am talking about, nor that I don't have the capacity to form an opinion simply because it is not shared by you.

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