Valve has confirmed it will not have anything new to announce during next week’s E3 convention in Los Angeles, and that “it is not taking meetings for its upcoming products”.
What the article actually says: "[Valve] is not taking meetings for its upcoming products like the HTC Vive at E3" "Valve is also not listed as a participant in the first-ever dedicated PC gaming media briefing" So they're not taking meetings and they haven't explicitly confirmed HL3 in advance yet. The PC conference list clearly says "The list of speakers INCLUDES: .....". So it leaves room for surprises. Clickbait title HL3 confirmed also: http://i2.wp.com/venturebea... You think that "3" behind him is a coincidence? Think again. This article was orchestrated by Gabe himself to mislead us. HL3 confirmed again
http://ed_wp-content_v2.s3.... So maybe....
We'll see if they pull a David Jaffe.... we'll see....HL3...
Its been so long since the last one that I don't even remember the story.
Something about crowbars and oppression...
That's the worst part...
GaBeN is a massive troll tho :s
Drop the Gaben bull****, he's an indifferent fat cat that won't give his fanbase a straight answer.
Well yeah E3 is for companies that still makes games that's why you also don't see SEGA there.
But but a new Sonic Boom...
Busy raking in that Dota 2 and CSGO microtransaction money.
Another E3 without Half Life It's so overdue now Wish they'd go back to just making games.
Honestly I don't even want Half Life 3 at this point. They hype has reached levels where there is no way if and when they announce and show off the game that it will not disappoint people as they all expect big things from it just like they do from The Last Guardian. I would rather take Left 4 Dead 3 with innovations at this point rather then see another Duke Nukem over again sadly :(
is there really that much hype? as a former huge HL fan i feel like the game has aged and become less relevant besides a frustrating joke. I'd be ecstatic if they announced it. I just don't think I could conjure up the excitement I would of had 5 years ago for it
Didn't they make CSGO 3 years ago? And when was DOTA 2 released?They still make games.
those arent AAA games.. those are niche games that happen to be popular.
^^ AAA refers to budget not popularity.
> Wish they'd go back to just making games. What's wrong with doing great hardware and pushing PC gaming forward as a whole?
I love the look on Gaben's face. He's like: "This f***er here..."
Valve is bigger than E3 at this point to care.
Makes me wonder though. They havent released any games themselves in years. What do their dev teams do all day?
HL3 will be a huge game
Valve does what interests them. For the time being, making games is not on that list. Portal 2 was only made because some guys came up with a concept for some new mechanics and the execs thought it would be fun.
Make hats for Team Fortress.
CS:GO is somewhat recent.
There are a few devs from Valve whose work I've followed over the years, in particular: Tom Forsythe, Michael Abrash, Rich Geldreich, Bruce Dawson, Elan Ruskin. The first two now work at Oculus, one's gone solo with his own company, and the others at Google and Insomniac Games respectively. They were all what I'd consider 'senior' guys (though being a 'junior' there is unlikely), so I look at their leaving as more than just your typical kind of industry fare. On the other hand, it may very well be a complete coincidence and not representative of anything at all, except maybe that I've forgotten to remove my foil hat. Whatever the case, those amongst other Valve activities over recent years - along with their relatively low staff numbers for what you'd expect of a company with their portfolio - gives me reason enough to suspect a particular direction they're heading in.
E3 is for companies that make games and Valve doesn't those anymore.
Not surprising. They don't normally attend E3 with traditional conferences, just like Rockstar. They're used to having their own event whenever they please, like Quakecon. Most certainly not after they started concentrating on digital distribution as their primary business and F2P games as their defacto business model for all of their upcoming software, games/OS etc. If there is EVER going to be a Valve game that we gotta buy at full price to play in the near or distant future, it's the next Counter-Strike, which again is gonna be a long time from now. They don't even care about how L4D3 will do in today's market considering the boom in PC game sales and the rise of PC Gaming, coincidentally thanks to them alone for the most part. Licensing Source 2.0 on the other hand will serve them rather well being free and all the indie love they got, of course, if they improve some of their self-publishing clauses. The only reason for them to have a conference lately is about promoting their new platform - Steam Machines, SteamOS, Source 2.0 and the Valve ecostystem like in-home streaming with Steam Link, the new Steam Controller etc. for the launch this november. Edit - I almost forgot about something that's obligatory involving Valve and events/announcements. If ANY of you are looking for a "THIRD" game in a series that isn't Left 4 Dead or Portal (which again have miniscule chances of happening), you should stop living under Dwayne Johnson and should shave your beard.
Surprise, surprise. E3's just a console convention, PC's got it going on everywhere else. Doesn't really matter when Fallout 4's gonna be on everyone's minds from now until its release.
Sigh. I give up.
Portal 3, LFD3 and Halflife 3. =(
Maybe its the end of the road?
Shocking...I would of thought to at least see Source 2 properly exposed and explained.
E3 is hardly the place for that.
Not if there are games coming out based on it, or if previous games are getting ported to the new tech.
At this point, it might literally takes 1/2 of a human lifespan to see part 3 release. :/
Give up you should, Long Term PC Gamer with a extensive libary steam Games ive come to conclusion years ago valve no longer cares. He knows he doesnt need make games to make money he is money is buisness rolls in thousands $/£s every day. Its sad tbh he has no get up and go.
im as pissed as everyone with Valve seemingly abandoning making games all together, but their contributions to the sphere of PC gaming we as gamers can never pay back with any amount of sales dollars. plus GabeN is a billionaire, he isnt in Valve for the money.
Love how you got a disagree solar Gabe did bring new generation of pc gaming and have made PC Gaming possibly 40x bigger than it ever was before with steam but i hate its Dram still.. People dusagree on that but try unplugging from internet play 100% your games better still run game without steam.. However You cant say Gabe hasnt made a possitive change to PC Gamers. Low costing Gaming / sales Mods Steam community Broadcast Family share Voice chat Biggest monopoly of indies Early access Big picture mode Adding of Non steam game intragation FPS counter Check drivers update Shows charts of hardware statistics Quick payment methods Cloud storage Deadicated servers fir downloads in multiple country's with more than 1 city having a servers. Bringing freinds together easyer than ever before Incorperation of music player while playing your games Steam safe guard These are all in one program And yeh he is a billionaire.
E3 is not big enough for something like HL3 announcement.
But it's big enough for the Major 3 to consistently use it to reveal their consoles?! Sure Sony did their own reveal event but normally most consoles are saved for E3. Can't see why a game no matter how big it was couldn't be revealed at E3, shame we won't be getting half life 3 but then it's about as elusive as Shenmue 3.
Sigh, I want Portal 3
So Valve announces all the official Steam Machine hardware and accessories... and aren't gonna show them off at the biggest gaming conference in the U.S.?! Okay then.
Can u at least put out more half life etc clothing,valve luv. Lol
Valve won't be at E3 because E3 is for video game developers, of which Valve is no longer.
lol.. [email protected] that company. tbh honest im not interested in anything they have on the table right now.
I wish vavle would make games again. I love (d) their games. Disappointed again they wont be at e3
Plot twist, Half-Life 3 will be announced by EA and exclusive for consoles.
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