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Submitted by strangelove 504d ago | video

The Internet Is Freaking Out About A Half Life Update

This morning Half Life 2: Episode 2 updated along with most of the other games that were developed by Valve. The official reason for this update was to add Big Picture support to Valve's different games. But then why was Half Life 2's update nearly 300MB bigger than every other update? That's the question on everyone's mind. And things get even more complicated when you involve the cryptic video posted below. (Half Life 2: Episode 3, Half-Life 2: Episode Two , PC)

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rrquinta  +   504d ago
oh half-life... will they rumors never cease?
adorie  +   504d ago
Binary?
ninjahunter  +   504d ago
"Our new world order begins"
jony_dols  +   504d ago
5th Dec 2012 unveiling.

Look's like its going to be the unveiling of Respawn Entertainment's new game, with an extended trailer at the VGA's on the 7th.
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jessicasherwood3   504d ago | Spam
MikeMyers  +   503d ago
Could these two be related?

http://gamingeverything.com...
pixelsword  +   503d ago
UPDATE!: As previously suspected. the video isn't related to Half Life. It has been revealed to be a new Machinima show. So at least that mystery was put to bed. Now we just have to wait until people finish digging through Half Life's files.

You can view the official Steam thread where this is all going down below.

Okay, so this story is bunk.

Move on.
FanboyPunisher   504d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
wlchrbandit  +   504d ago
This video is for Machinima Respawn, nothing to do with Halflife or Valve.

The Machinima Respawn team have been teasing a change of their channel and the shows they produce for a couple of months now. They've (Sark and APL) bean repeatedly mentioning a "change", and "something big" that's happening to Respawn, but have been unable to give any details. Recently they've stopped uploading their weekly shows, now they upload this.
brish  +   503d ago
"The Internet Is Freaking Out About A Half Life Update"

I'm not freaking out about it.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   504d ago
What is that like binary code or something?
Knight_Crawler  +   504d ago | Funny
Its actually a live count of how many calories Gabe Newell consumes per millisec.
Trago1337  +   504d ago
Congrats, that's another 3 month delay for half life 3, when will you guys learn lmao.
vortis  +   504d ago
@Trago1337

Even with all the jokes stacked it still doesn't equate to Gabe's weight.

But it doesn't matter, if we were to measure Half-Life 3's delay in Gabe's food intake it would be indefinite.

Let the good times roll...and roll...and roll.
LordLaguz  +   504d ago
A fat joke a day keeps episode 3 away~
poo342947294792  +   503d ago
I wanna see gabe's neck fat fight it out with George lucas' neck fat in an all out battle of the turkey necks live on the interwebz
vandal GAB  +   504d ago
Can anybody read binary?
Mocat  +   504d ago
i can, but i have no intrest in this sorry
reznik_zerosum   504d ago | Offensive
jrbeerman11  +   503d ago
doubt it
WildArmed  +   504d ago
"Our new world order begins"
KingPin  +   504d ago
the decoded message reads

"keep waiting motherf$%kers. episode 3 will never come but we will continue to tease you to keep ourselves relevant in your lives. you actually have a better chance of playing duke nukem forever 2 than HL:E3. peace be with you"
aGameDeveloper  +   503d ago
There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't.
Bloodraid  +   503d ago
Indeed, friend.

Also, the number of people on here who acting as though binary is some mythical language of the gods is hilarious.

Besides, 'technically' it's not even the binary that matters here. It's most likely to be converted into base-10 or base-16 before being paired up with an ASCII chart anyway.
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Bloodraid  +   503d ago
Yeah, I downloaded it and translated it. It says: "our new world order begins"
strangelove  +   504d ago
The binary reads "Our New World Order Begins" the news article explains a few of the going ons currently happening with this video and the update.
Norrison  +   504d ago
I can see how that relates to half life, since half life it's an anti new world order game. But it says respawn team
PhantomTommy  +   504d ago
There really isn't any solid evidence to suggest that the video is Half-Life related so I refuse to get my hopes up again. I am very curious about the 300mb update though....
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konnerbllb  +   504d ago
It has nothing to do with HL3. It's from Respawn, not Valve.
porkChop  +   504d ago
Seems more related to Respawn Entertainment's new game. I mean the video even says "Team Respawn", and "Our New World Order Begins" seems more in line with something that they would make. Either way, the reveal will take place next Wednesday, 2 days before the VGAs.
1nsomniac  +   504d ago
There is not 1 single tiniest possible little inkling that it relates to Half-Life or Valve in any single possible way!!!

The stupidness of this has literally blown my mind. Well done!
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hvghhfyt   504d ago | Spam
T3MPL3TON  +   504d ago
.... This is tied to respawn entertainment.. aka the company that the guys who made CoD went off and created aka.. this is the hint for the trailer for yet another FPS cash cow.

CoD
Battlefield
MoH
??? whatever respawns game is called
Nathanual  +   504d ago
No it's not. It's Machinima Respawn's new daily show.
FreshRevenge  +   504d ago
Oh if Valve could only answer my hopes by announcing Half-life 3. I could die happy!
-Gespenst-  +   504d ago
"Freaking out"

6 pages on a forum.

From what I can gather, Valve just left some useless debug stuff in the Ep2 update that ramped up it's size.

Also there doesn't seem to be any connection to this with the videos. Someone said they were found amongst the 400mg update file, but I can't find any sources for their information.
Nathanual  +   504d ago
Signed up just to let everyone know that video is NO way related to any game. It's Machinima Respawn's video which is a tease for their new daily show.
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ardivt  +   503d ago
you're right
but signing up for saying something many others have already said here sound a bit strange
still welcome to n4g! where totally made up stories/assumptions like this make it to the top
troncoparati  +   504d ago
If Valve releases another episode it will be a huge disappointment...I mean, no game can live up to so such high expectations.
WitWolfy  +   504d ago
True that just look at Duke Nukem and Too Human
Wagz22  +   504d ago
Duke Nukem is kind of different though. That game was scrapped and remade multiple times by multiple teams and then gearbox got the rights and took all the broken pieces and tried to make decent game. But now they can work on their very own Duke Nukem game which hopefully will be awesome. But on topic, valve is the only ones making it so its not like its being thrown around to different development studios.
WitWolfy  +   504d ago
Im not talking about who made what... Im talking about "HYPE"
r40k213  +   504d ago
I disagree. This is Valve we're talking about here. When did they ever not live up to expectations? Excluding the CS series where CS:S/CS:GO are disliked at first by old fans and then later find their own group.
troncoparati  +   503d ago
It's the hype created by the fans. No one can deliver at that level of expectations.
BuLLDoG909  +   503d ago
yep, screw the ep bs, HL3 is what we want.
30euro for 4 hours of gameplay versus full price for a full game. I know what i want
noobs420   504d ago | Spam
Axonometri  +   504d ago
I think I just had my first epileptic episode.
Boysangur  +   504d ago
Good news is that you only ever get two.
Axonometri  +   503d ago
Oh, Phew! Here I thought I was going to have to live my life with those. What a relief!
BananaEatingSquid  +   504d ago
Is Half Life 2 as good as everyone says?

I just got it and I'm freaking excited!
noobs420   504d ago | Spam
RickHiggity  +   504d ago
Its best just to not care at this point. Duke nukem forever had more frequent updates than this.
Sp1d3ynut  +   504d ago
What moron submitted this? This has NOTHING to do with HL, or any other video game for that matter. Team Respawn =/= Respawn Entertainment.
lazyboyblue  +   504d ago
Team Respawns new game - on Valves new source 2 engine.
jon1234  +   504d ago
The next half life game will be about Gordon Freeman's brother John freeman, it's going to be a good day for him to do what has to be done to love up to his family name , and save his brother Gordon freeman from the combines and head crabs!
snake_eater  +   504d ago
Hl fans are starving... it has been 6 years since that cliffhanger
Gigglefist  +   504d ago
Quick! Who knows binary?!
sjaakiejj  +   503d ago
The update being 400Mb had to do with a mistake on Valve's side. They updated the base SDK whilst they didn't intend to, hence why the update was larger.
Bloodraid  +   503d ago
Yeah I noticed the SDK got an update last night as well.
poo342947294792  +   503d ago
clibby B should be leader of the free world
CaptainCamper  +   503d ago
Free advertising for a video totally not related to the article and it reaches the hottest rating?? Really? lol

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