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Valve’s (Probably) Imminent Train Wreck Called Half-Life 3

Valve is perhaps the most beloved publisher / developer in the world right now, and for good reason. The constant influx of quality games, fabulous customer relations and a business model that does not feel like giving a blowjob to 500 pound rednecks named Buck in the back of a convenience store for games are all very positive things. However, Valve has set themselves up for the biggest backfire in the history of gaming, and it's called Half-Life 3.

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pissed9991218d ago

Halflife 3 will backfire because Valve usually make terrible games. True story.

Moncole1218d ago

Do you know what a troll is?

Diver1218d ago (Edited 1218d ago )

Oh this game is gonna crash like the Challenger because there is no way it can succeed.

If you dont think this game is going to have issues just watch when it comes out and every little turd with a blog site that thinks he's a journalist will tell you about ever thing Valve did wrong.

The game will be great but you'll never know because all the kids that were still in diapers or their dads sack when the first game came out are gonna enlighten all of us idjits with their opinions an make a huge deal over all the fail in the game.

The worse part is real gamers will let these crap websites getaway with it.

Mounce1218d ago

It's sorta obvious that pissed is using Massive sarcasm since no one can say which game is infact terrible, he didn't give examples. Thus:

It was a joke.

Hurpdurpdurp to ALL the people who gave pissed999 disagrees for not detecting sarcasm.

NastyLeftHook01218d ago (Edited 1218d ago )

dude, sweet avatar LOL

CEOSteveBallmer1218d ago

You know what, I'll give you a thumbs up just because of your avatar pic and I'll pretend you just said something good.

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RockmanII71218d ago

Half Life 3 will suffer because people have impossible expectations for it. I see it being like Diablo 3 if it's released (minus Error 37), while a good game every time it's compared to its predecessor it will be in a negative way.

Theo11301218d ago

"Half Life 3 will suffer because people have impossible expectations for it"

That didn't stop Bioshock infinite from being a fantastic game. I don't know at this point, I want the game, but gamers act like the most entitled spoiled brats. Valve take the time to make their games fantastic, but half the time it sounds like the fans want them to CoD it and release it every year, make up your damn minds.

RockmanII71218d ago

Look at kikoano below us, that's what I'm talking about. He's automatically assuming HL3 will be better than HL2 and HL2 is already considered one of the best video games ever. Bioshock was a very well received game, but even Infinite wasn't on the level of expectation that Half Life 3 will be on when it gets made.

-Gespenst-1218d ago

I disagree.

#1. It's gotten to a point at which people have kind of cooled off about Half Life. Obviously they still love it, but the hype for the third game was definitely higher a few years ago. Point being the game'll probably surprise us.

#2. Duke Nukem Forever sucked because it was a bad game, not because it was overhyped. Granted it's history might've discouraged the developers a bit, but it was still an awful game. I wouldn't expect a subpar game from Valve, we're not talking about Gearbox or Blizzard here. Valve trounce both those companies. I mean think how good Portal 2 was. I expect Valve will try to make an equivalent leap with HL3.

Linsolv1218d ago

It's sad that before they were picked up by Activision, I would have put Blizzard on-par with where I think of Valve and the other very few developers I reasonably trust (Paradox is the only other one that comes immediately to mind, and then only really for their grand strategy games). But then they did get bought, and the success of WoW kept them alive at Activision, but it killed the spark of "what could have been" if they'd been fired and put together a company from the ashes.

aliengmr1218d ago

While the possibility exists that HL3 couldn't live up to expectations, its not a certainty.

IMO Valve is actually well aware of that which is why we haven't seen it yet.

kikoano1218d ago

Hl3 will be the best game.Hl1 was good,hl2 was better and hl3 will be best.

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