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Press Start: I wish Valve could count to three

Video game developer Valve is responsible for bringing us some of the most beloved game franchises in history, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes. It's just too bad so many will end unfinished.

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PhoenixUp35d ago

We live in a world where the previously mythological games such as Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3, Shenmue 3, Persona 5, Metroid Prime 4, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, Ni-Oh, Doom 4, Psychonauts 2, Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy, Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Last Guardian, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Beyond Good or Evil 2 & Darksiders 3 are actually real and were either released last year, this year, next year, or many years from now.

Hell we even got a new Bubsy game of all things coming out soon and Atari is talking about releasing a new console.

But god forbid we ever get a third installment in a Valve franchise.

CrowbaitBob34d ago

I was all ready to say something derogatory about your comment (because reasons) and then you mentioned Bubsy and I completely lost my train of thought. Off to google me some upcoming Busby! See, I can't even think straight enough to spell Bysbu correctly.

ElementX34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

The writers of Portal and Half Life have left Valve. Any sequel would be welcome, but somehow feel like fan-fic. Maybe it would be best to create a new story arc and leave the old stories unfinished.

chris23534d ago

i wish this was the overall credo of the industry. we would have to deal with much less reheated and senselessly prolonged crap.

Gh05t34d ago

Exactly, The people that have made the games we love, the games we love, arent working there anymore. I couldnt make a better Portal than Portal 2 if I had an eternity. And what is the upside, Its a hit and Valve makes another mountain of money (that it arguably doesnt need)... while the downside is destroying the image of having some of the best games ever.

Being practical, its just not a good move if they cant find a way to make it perfect and who says they haven't tried.

Fist4achin34d ago

Couldn't they just sell the IPs or contract a developer to make them with valve's final approval?!

Valve kind of sucks in this regard...

rlow134d ago

Gabe only cares for his pockets, for someone that started his own game company because he didn't like the big corps.......he sure has become one himself. Whats worse he is aware people want it, I guess people can have a lump of coal for a heart.

chris23534d ago

now tell me you would be any different in the same situation.

rlow134d ago

Actually I would finish it for the fans sake and would've of done so 4 yrs ago. They have oodles of money and Gabe has said anyone in the company could just start making the game if they wanted to. If that was so then the recent departures of those teams that made it would have done it. Gabe is the roadblock plain and simple.

bluefox75534d ago

I'd much rather have Portal 3 than Half Life 3 tbh.

SolidGear334d ago

I would love both but Portal 2 resolved the story as where Half-Life left on a huge friggin cliffhanger!

Relientk7734d ago

Me too, Valve sucks at math

Portal 3 and Half-Life 3 please

Kun_ADR34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Oh you want Portal 3 and HL3? Well, tough luck. Here, have a new card game instead! - Valve.

Smh.

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