ValveTime sent out an email to Doug Lombardi inquiring whether Valve were attending E3 this year in order to show off Half-Life 3. The answer was blunt.
Im starting to run out of patience with Valve no steambox or Half life 3. Did GabeN play too much Dota 2 again?
But Lord Emperor Gaben would never do this to us...
Vavle should stop producing games from now on..... It's already next gen and still nothing.
"It's already next gen and still nothing." I'm sure their fanbase will eat up whatever filler project they decide to release next while pushing the boundaries of arrogance when it comes to not giving one scrap of information regarding Episode 3 or Half Life 3 or whatever the hell it's become...
You know what? We should all just simply stop hoping for a number of most requested titles. Final Fantasy VII remake Final Fantasy versus A good survival horror Resident Evil game Half Life 3 Kingdom Hearts 3 Shenmue 3 Agent I am sure I am missing a few more titles so please feel free to add a few to this list. I mean, it's been too damn long to be hoping let alone waiting for these titles. I hope I am wrong, I really do. It's just hard to see my gaming brothers and myself like this :)
^people above Think positive. It is better to see a sequel late than never or being badly made in order to milk some money... Personally I prefer to see Half Life 3 only when Valve believes it is ready and a true successor.
I agree! I hope I am wrong. Really, I do. It's just that, with so many desperate gamers, the least the devs could do is give us some real hope. Some words, just a word. Anything would work! You have no idea how much I'd love to hear about AGENT but Rockstar are just too quite about it. TOO quite. Similarly, Last Guardian -- *some* update would do. Really, anything!
Didn't Valve fire a lot of their biggest talent a few months ago? People who were big creative forces behind games such as Half Life 2? I've no idea what's going on at Valve, but I think they're moving away from game development to focusing more on the Steam store and their attempts at making a home console. Of course, the latter can't be going very well if we were supposed to be seeing it this year and Valve is pulling out of E3 because they've got nothing to show. A big mistake, I think. Valve got where they are because of the games that they made, so cutting back so heavily on software development is a very foolish move.
There's only one fictional character capable of taking the fabled Episode 3: http://imageshack.us/a/img3...
LOl i know is offensive but its just too funny.
a fat joke a day keeps half life 3 away
This reminds us that diabetes is real... please eat responsably. OT: So when will they show off the steam box?
He must have heard someone make a fat joke and decided to delay HL3 indefinitely.
Sir Gabe is Fat, undoubtedly.
Just look at the pic coolbeans put up there.
"Just look at the pic coolbeans put up there." D'oh! :P
I think they make and show when its amazing and ready. If they show Half Life 3 now, then people push valve to relase it this or next year, but when nobody knows nothing about hl3, and then valve shows it, and its amazing, then it blows everything up. They want to make sure that when they are going to show game, then this game is almost ready, and has final desain.
Wake me up when HL3 is announced. love are so over rated IMO. Don't they know the number 3 exists? Left for dead 3 HL3 What the heck is going on Valve(got to give them credit for steam though awesome deals)
Left 4 Dead 2 Team Fortress 2 Dota 2 Half Life 2 Episode 2 Portal 2 Can´t see third. CSGO maybe, but it´s more just upgrade, just like Valve said. Can´t count to 3
Valve thinks they are bigger than E3 so they will pull out a Valve Direct just like Nintendo. Its okay. I don't expect HL3 until 2014 or so at the earliest and that is a very conservative answer. Knowing Valve 2018 or beyond is their plan.
Nintendo direct is helping wiiu in which way again? Sales have been slowing and now wii is outselling wiiu. Nintendo directs happen out of no where and doesn't get the attention a proper E3 conference gets from gamers and from mainstream media along with casuals -superman- I want one title with 3 in the end to believe someone at valve knows the latter 3 exists lol
you only not go if you have nothing to show and valve has nothing to show just like nintendo. still waiting on that half life 3 and pikmin 3 by the way. talk about eternity lol. double fails this e3.
No Portal 3 then :(
And that makes me very, very sad....
I am unhappy they won't be showing something. But only because I love just about everything they have had a hand in so far.
1. Valve NEVER really does anything for E3 so how is this News 2. E3 is for the CONSOLE KIDDIES although the best game at E3 will be some PC game but since E3 is all about the Console Kiddies the Console media will supress it just like they did PLANETSIDE 2 last year which was E3 best game. 3. Valve will be present at a more traditional PC Gamer event like GAMESCON. 4. AGAIN Valve never goes to E3 and E3 is for the CONSOLES se hence VALVE being at GAMESCON.
Glad they are taking their time.
I think at this point we should just storm his office :P.
He will throw donuts at us if we try that :( Hopefully one day he will forgive the internet for all the fat jokes and release HL Ep3.
You really think Gabe will throw his doughnuts at us? I think he will eat all of them at once and gain 5,000 pounds instantly rollover everyone like a steamroller.
Maybe if we throw donuts at him, we can keep him occupied for long enough to steal HL3 (We would need A LOT of donuts) OT: I think the only issue is, is that everyone is expecting so much, that I don't think it could ever live up to our expectations, but ya know what, IT WOULD BE NICE TO FIND OUT!
Game collects knives, I don't think he'd throw donuts at us.
After all that boasoting of there secret console they go into hiding, Valve you are doing gamers a dis-service.
I hate you valve ! gimme HL3 NOW !!!
So no Steam Box? This sucks.
Steambox is PC.
i mean a stand-alone box. my pc sucks and i refuse to keep upgrading every 6 months just because my last card became outdated.
You're obviously doing it wrong... I'm using a 3 year old school laptop which can still play most games without a problem... The only people who complain about the need to constantly upgrade have obviously never used a PC for gaming before.
Lol... every six months. HAHA You must buy top of the line walmart computers instead of build your own. 680 with an i5/i7 or FX-8350 for cheapo's will last you 3-4 years before you even have to think about upgrading again.
OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ...Really Come on Valve, enough is enough show us something new You have the SteamBox to show us, Half Life 3, Team Fortress 3 I mean am I the only one that doesn't give a crap about DoTA 2. I thought they said the Steambox is going to compete against next gen consoles this year, so why haven't they shown it off yet. If they don't show Half Life 3 this year it means they'll show it off next year with a release date for 2015. I can't wait that long...at least show it this year so you can release it in 2014
I give a crap about Dota 2. In fact, it's the father of which the MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) genre is beginning to hatch and evolve today. Too bad games like Dota 2 and League of Legends are incredibly underrated in N4G. Nowadays it's just more praise to Sony and its exclusives, love/hate (but mostly hate) for Microsoft, and mourning for the end of Nintendo.
Dota 2 is the best multiplayer game ever made. If you didn't like it then you haven't played it and got no clue about it.
For me; Counterstrike deserves that title. But yes, dota 2 comes in a close second.
Don't forget to add the "IMO" after your claim. I have played Dota 2. I've played LoL. Actually have quite a few hours clocked in. The main reason for playing those games is because my friends asked me to. I won't lie, they were not bad. But I won't call them the best multiplayer game. Why? Because I'm not a big fan of the RTS genre. My point is, people who love RTS', they most likely love Dota 2. But there are many others who just won't like it, no matter how much they play it. It's all about variation of choice.
Haha... I don't give a crap about Diablo... I mean Dota
"Valve not attending E3 this year." I bet I'm the only one who read that and thought "So?"
Exactly. At least they gave us this announcement so we weren't left wondering, like we have every year, of "Will they announce HL3/EP3?"
Given the time that has passed and Valves ostensible disregard for shedding even the most remote light on their game development, Half-Life 3 (if it exists) will either be one of the greatest games ever made or a complete let down.
Well this is irritating. I've given up all hopes now for Hl3. It'll happen when it'll happen. And maybe then nobody will care
Wow seems like quite a bit of companies aren't attending E3, i think i heard Take Two and Nintendo not appearing.
Nintendo is appearing they're just not Having A traditonal conference
the excitement for E3 2013 is dying day by day for me.
But hey, at least Sony will provide more info about the PS4...unless by some magical excuse THEY decide to skip E3 this year.
Now that.....would be funny.
ha! If Sony jumped ship E3 would be over.
Two brand new systems attending their first E3....get excited, man.
See that is cool. I was just excited to see the steambox and maybe some other goodies.
Yep! Hopefully we get to see the actual systems as well.
I gotta say this is not even the least bit surprising.
i dont understand why valve is so respected amongst the gaming community they havent released a game since 2007...talk about terrible work ethic.
Wasn't Portal 2 released in 2011?
Yep, and CS:GO was released less than a year ago. I guess Evil Ryu's special powers include ignorance and petulance. Whaaaaa!!
I fell stupid for buying CS:GO on my PS3.. portal in other hands is a good game.
So they have nothing to show, great, that's how you build momentum for a gaming console
It's not even cute anymore. I love almost everything Valve have put out, Half-life 2 and it's expansions being possibly my favourite games of all time and for a long while I could joke around about the delay in receiving Half-life 3 but it's just got too far beyond amusing. There's taking your time to get a game just right and there's allowing generations to pass before releasing it. I'm not even talking about console generations either. We're at the point that many of the folks who played Half-life 2 have grown up and got families and moved on from gaming. It's beyond ridiculous. At this point they're not making us wait for the conclusion to their most important franchise. At this point we can just say that they just gave their most important franchise a crappy ending and moved on. So much for being the truly respectable company that really cares about creating important works of digital art. Dropping such a beloved franchise after a cliffhanger ending like that is far more disrespectful to the consumer than the money grabbing crap pulled by EA and Capcom. Valve, I loved you once but you disgust me now.
Valve never shows anything at E3
They showed off Portal 2 at E3 for the PS3.
Valve not attending E3? Half Life 3 confirmed...
Just thinking the exact same thing
I'm surprised. I thought for sure they would show the Steam Box which they said they would show this year in 2013.