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Unforeseen consequences: when a joke about Half-Life 3 gets out of hand

pcgamer:

I got home and I wrote the feature. Then, towards deadline on the issue, I wrote ‘All Over’. That’s the joke page at the back of the mag. Every month we close off with something that we hope will make our readers laugh, and it’s usually based on the feature on the cover. For this issue, we thought we’d make fun of Valve.

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gamer421698d ago (Edited 1698d ago )

I hope they realize how many people were disappointed today, when they found out Half-Life 3 wasn't going to be announced. Though I may not have gotten into the Half-Life series myself,but I still see this as an dick move. People were hoping to high heaven for this to be real, and in the end, their dreams ended up just being dreams.

Mr_Nuts1698d ago

Exactly the guy knew how much they would excite people, it's like a rule now...you DON'T joke about HL3.

Hell it's PC Gamer they knew for a fact anything HL3 related would get people riled up but the bigger problem is when they did it. The same time we had the HL3/L4D3 thing a few weeks ago, then the language update, not to mention the Steam twitter giving us a reworded line from the G-Man.

I mean come on...the guy knew what he was doing.

Blacktric1698d ago

"I mean come on...the guy knew what he was doing."

This. As a supposed journalist who's working for a magazine called "PC Gamer", he obviously knew this joke of his would get out of hand quickly.

"Don’t confuse causation and correlation. Sometimes a coincidence is just a coincidence, and not the trigger for an ARG – or a witch hunt"

In other words; you people are the only ones at fault and not me.

What a goddamn joke.

jerethdagryphon1698d ago

lots of magazines have a close out joke no harm in it and the fact its usually the last page and title the same should make anyone aware its a joke

lucidity1698d ago

It's crazy how rabid Half-Life fans have gotten if this is seriously how they respond to *clearly marked* joke articles.

windblowsagain1698d ago

Valve are a joke.

The amount of people wanting HL3 and all they bring is L4D and portal.