Submitted by Lavalamp 824d ago | news

Valve not attending E3 this year

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. (E3, Industry, Valve)

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majiebeast  +   824d ago
Im starting to run out of patience with Valve no steambox or Half life 3. Did GabeN play too much Dota 2 again?
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megacowdung  +   824d ago
But Lord Emperor Gaben would never do this to us...
Zuperman  +   824d ago
Vavle should stop producing games from now on.....

It's already next gen and still nothing.
Blacktric  +   824d ago
"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...
zeee  +   824d ago
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

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 :)
Athonline  +   824d ago
^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.
zeee  +   823d ago
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!
jimbobwahey  +   823d ago
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.
coolbeans  +   824d ago
There's only one fictional character capable of taking the fabled Episode 3:

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Kratoscar2008  +   824d ago
LOl i know is offensive but its just too funny.
cannon8800  +   824d ago | Funny
a fat joke a day keeps half life 3 away
Rivitur  +   824d ago
This reminds us that diabetes is real... please eat responsably.

OT: So when will they show off the steam box?
ApolloTheBoss  +   824d ago
He must have heard someone make a fat joke and decided to delay HL3 indefinitely.
Tultras  +   824d ago
Sir Gabe is Fat, undoubtedly.
HammadTheBeast  +   824d ago
Just look at the pic coolbeans put up there.
coolbeans  +   824d ago
"Just look at the pic coolbeans put up there."

D'oh! :P
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-Superman-  +   824d ago
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.
showtimefolks  +   824d ago
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

What the heck is going on Valve(got to give them credit for steam though awesome deals)
-Superman-  +   824d ago
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
DeadlyFire  +   824d ago
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.
showtimefolks  +   824d ago
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


I want one title with 3 in the end to believe someone at valve knows the latter 3 exists lol
ps3_pwns  +   824d ago
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.
Hellsvacancy  +   824d ago
No Portal 3 then :(
And that makes me very, very sad....
JsonHenry  +   824d ago
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.
ATi_Elite  +   823d ago
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.
Sideras  +   823d ago
Glad they are taking their time.
Ken22  +   824d ago
I think at this point we should just storm his office :P.
Knight_Crawler  +   824d ago
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.
FragMnTagM  +   824d ago
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.
HaMM4R  +   824d ago
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!
Ravenor  +   823d ago
Game collects knives, I don't think he'd throw donuts at us.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   824d ago
After all that boasoting of there secret console they go into hiding, Valve you are doing gamers a dis-service.
Walker  +   824d ago
I hate you valve ! gimme HL3 NOW !!!
Donnieboi  +   824d ago
So no Steam Box? This sucks.
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   823d ago
Steambox is PC.
Donnieboi  +   823d ago
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.
Bloodraid  +   823d ago
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.
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   823d ago
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.
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Root  +   824d ago


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
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dasbeer88  +   824d ago
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.
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meetajhu  +   824d ago
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.
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Tultras  +   824d ago
For me; Counterstrike deserves that title.

But yes, dota 2 comes in a close second.
sourav93  +   824d ago
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.
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   823d ago
Haha... I don't give a crap about Diablo... I mean Dota
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DragonKnight  +   824d ago
"Valve not attending E3 this year."

I bet I'm the only one who read that and thought "So?"
azshorty2003  +   823d ago
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?"
Krosis  +   824d ago
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.
led1090  +   824d ago
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
WeskerChildReborned  +   824d ago
Wow seems like quite a bit of companies aren't attending E3, i think i heard Take Two and Nintendo not appearing.
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gamer42  +   823d ago
Nintendo is appearing they're just not Having A traditonal conference
Delt4  +   824d ago
the excitement for E3 2013 is dying day by day for me.
dasbeer88  +   824d ago
But hey, at least Sony will provide more info about the PS4...unless by some magical excuse THEY decide to skip E3 this year.
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Conzul  +   824d ago
Now that.....would be funny.
Delt4  +   824d ago
ha! If Sony jumped ship E3 would be over.
SilentNegotiator  +   824d ago
Two brand new systems attending their first E3....get excited, man.
Delt4  +   824d ago
See that is cool. I was just excited to see the steambox and maybe some other goodies.
famoussasjohn  +   824d ago
Yep! Hopefully we get to see the actual systems as well.
I gotta say this is not even the least bit surprising.
Evil_Ryu  +   824d ago
i dont understand why valve is so respected amongst the gaming community they havent released a game since 2007...talk about terrible work ethic.
Conzul  +   824d ago
Wasn't Portal 2 released in 2011?
JP1369  +   824d ago
Yep, and CS:GO was released less than a year ago. I guess Evil Ryu's special powers include ignorance and petulance. Whaaaaa!!
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ssj27  +   823d ago
I fell stupid for buying CS:GO on my PS3..
portal in other hands is a good game.
Qrphe  +   824d ago
So they have nothing to show, great, that's how you build momentum for a gaming console
Sketchy_Galore  +   824d ago
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.
StraightedgeSES  +   824d ago
Valve never shows anything at E3
famoussasjohn  +   824d ago
They showed off Portal 2 at E3 for the PS3.
Sgt_Slaughter  +   824d ago
Valve not attending E3?

Half Life 3 confirmed...
hennessey86  +   824d ago
Just thinking the exact same thing
TXIDarkAvenger  +   824d ago
I'm surprised. I thought for sure they would show the Steam Box which they said they would show this year in 2013.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   824d ago
rockwhynot  +   824d ago
After 8 years of checking this site at least once a week, I finally signed up just to comment on this shit. Valve is obviously ok with fucking with peoples' emotions I mean COMON the ending of HL2 ep. 2 was the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers!!! If a sequel isn't released within a year I won't buy it even if it's GOTY material.
FlyingFoxy  +   824d ago
Valve only started developing Source 2 in late 2010, i guess its not long enough to develop the game and i bet the engine will be awesome with its new physics and stuff.
JP1369  +   824d ago
I'm guessing that when it's ready to be shown, Valve will announce it on their own terms, just like Rockstar does. I'm still surprised that the Steambox isn't going to make an appearance at E3 and can only guess that the two are related. HL3 as a launch title, perhaps?
TheSauce  +   824d ago
Why would they attend and have to compete with the stage hogs MS and Sony? Nintendo is not attending for this very same reason.
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DigitalAnalog  +   824d ago
Regardless, Valve has consistently put out games year after year. I wanna see what they would bring to compete with this generation this year.
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FlyingFoxy  +   824d ago
Valve are one of very few developers who make true high quality games that are worthy of their praise unlike some constant console recycled shooters *cough* Halo, COD.
SegataSanshiro  +   824d ago
Yeah because Killzone games are absolutely different from each other, and Resistance is also a very original game. Sony fanboys are unbelieavable. And yes I will agree with you that Halo is th same crap too, nobody can deny that.
rockwhynot  +   823d ago
Halo is the same old crap? You guys obviously haven't played Halo 4's variant Binary Slayer... it's like a completely different game. With those settings enabled, the game feels more like gundam wing.
bunt-custardly  +   824d ago
Valve will host their own Steam box event and it will be here that HL3 and L4D 3 will be announced as timed exclusives for the steam box/steam. No need for them to get caught up in the clutter at E3 this year.
banjadude  +   824d ago
So... Nintendo, 2K Games, Rockstar (to be fair, Rockstar is only always doing their own thing) and now Valve :/
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Stoppokingme  +   824d ago
I'm not surprised they aren't attending, E3 has a three in it.

Gabe needs some counseling to overcome his Triskaphobia.
Kran  +   824d ago
Surprise surprise.
Rivitur  +   824d ago
Wait isn't this a double post this was announced about a week ago.
Hrasda   824d ago | Spam
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