Cynamite reports: Valve confirmed in an e-mail that there will be no press conference at this years E3. The press event has been completely canceled.
What ? noooo ! Then again, i kinda saw this one coming......
Gabe found out that there weren't going to be complementary Twinkies & Ho Ho's.
Well thats disappointing :(
Is Valve trolling us?
Lol, I kinda expected it. I'd guess that they will be incorporated into Microsoft's conference instead.
Nar it was going to be a PS3 release but Gabe forgot to tell the PR team that they don't make PS3 games, and he canned the press release at the last moment before they looked a bit silly in front of people telling them they really don't make PS3 games for the 76th time.
I know right?! Why can't they just serve some twinkies and HoHo's for chists sake.
"Gabe found out that there weren't going to be complementary Twinkies & Ho Ho's." that was fucking lame
Twinkies and Ho Ho's. haw haw haw fony guy. hey everyone hes a funy guy.
WTF are twinkies and HO HO's Thanks x
Come on guys, lighten up. It wasn't the funniest thing in the world, but someone had to say it.
Lol well they probably didnt know how to work "Powerpoint" considering they're afraid of the ps3's architecture.
Dammit. The only reason I went to comment on this was to make a food joke and I'm eleven hours late... Oh well. I like how the two guys who don't think Blowstuffup's joke is funny are the only two guys who have used a curse word (so far) in reply. Anyone who says "grow the fuck up" might need to look in the mirror. On topic - Valve makes some good games but I don't have much respect for devs who are afraid of different technology, so... meh.
Do you have something against large people? I'm not a big guy but I have a few co workers who are big and they always get jokes about there weight. People need to grow up and understand that people come in all sizes. Or could this be because he does not make ps3 games that you feel the need to say these insults.
"Do you have something against large people? I'm not a big guy but I have a few co workers who are big and they always get jokes about there weight. People need to grow up and understand that people come in all sizes. Or could this be because he does not make ps3 games that you feel the need to say these insults." I'm overweight and I thought it was funny...It's not a insult its a joke theres a difference.
I loled ma pants.
If perhaps Blow spelled 'complimentary' correctly he might've got some more laughs. on topic/ Why do we have to translate this so called 'cancellation'. I don't buy it. Valve will most certainly show up and blow us all away.
First Portal 2 Event cancelled and then they announced there will be a surprise. Then when everyone started running around yelling "OMG OMG EP 3" they said it's not EP3 but Portal 2 related. And then they cancelled the whole event. Wow. Just wow. I mean how is this possible? There wasn't a 2 month gap between each of these news anyway so either Gabe got aids or Valve just played with us to see our reaction.
gabe got aids!!!!? lol who would sleep with that ?
He gave himself aids. WITH A CROWBAR!
All it was going to be Portal 2 and another game that basically uses the same 6 year old Source engine.
Wait, guys! It's Portal themed. They've trapped themselves in a test chamber with a makeshift Portal gun!
The conference Center refused to provide free donuts.
They pussed out lol.
wow, if this is the "surprise", then it is the lamest I've ever had ...
this is some BS. i hope it's not ture.
I wonder how much MS payed them to cancel and appear at MS's press conference as a 'surprise'? Valve will probably make the announcement that Portal 2 will be a timed exclusive for the 360
Highly doubt it would be, Valve tend to take care of their own first (PC gamers).
what a long wait for half life episode 3.. you know if valve stopped feeding this pig it might actually give him an incentive to finish up their games.
Is this confirmed? I can't believe that.
Agree, I call BS.
same here, im hoping its fake
they are slackers prolly didnt even make a presentation.. thats what happens when they have peter griffin as lead.
First Itagaki moving forward his new game reveal and now this ...?
After all that bloody hype. Good thing I didn't get sucked in. Valve make great games - there's no doubt about that - but they can be proper wankers in their PR.
Let's see... There was Portal 2 in 2010, then it was delayed. There was a Portal-related surprise, but not HL3 or EP3. There was an E3 press event, which has now been cancelled. Maybe Valve's 'surprise' is that they're going to get off their asses and do some work, rather than giving the fans false hope, only to retract their announcements days after they've made them. Valve is really becoming a joke, even if this isn't true.
Actually they said that there would be a surprise, not related to Portal. *before they ended up cancelling the whole thing
There was another report saying that the surprise would not be Portal 2, but would be related. May not have been true, but we'll see. I just think Valve have been a big letdown recently and it'd be nice if they actually gave the fans something they want for once.
Yeah because we all NEVER wanted the half life series >_>
going to get off their arses and do some work? How about managing steam? with all the stuff going on there its a pretty mammoth task! Has steam broken on you recently? not on my end is hasnt so well dont valve Updates? how many devs continue to update and support their games with such a high frequency as valve? Yes it sucks that we wont see any new games from them at this E3 but theres more than just this show going on... Valve are far from lazy, there prioritising what makes them the most money!
Valve has two divisions. The game devs and then Steam. Steam is a great platform for games, but you can hardly equate managing on online games service to creating new titles. Besides, I love Valve and all the games they release. But the other developers seem to be able to create DLC and updates without cancelling events all the time.
Really? do you manage an online game store? i manage a small (ish) online store for educational video games and i can tell you its a HELL of a lot of work. I have to work with dev's on a daily basis, keep them happy, market the store, source new developers/ products, keep an eye on trends and update the site, ensure all functions work, customer queries, access control, back and front end issues etc. i can go on but i think you get the point :-) I wouldn't be surprised iv the dev team have been pulled over to work on steam with the successes they've been having. Now the question is how long is it before Valve stop developing games and focus entirely on being a DD provider?
Cool! whats your website address? and what kind of educational software? like the old math blaster games? :D
Valve announces Portal 2 event. June 1st- Valve announces cancellation of Portal 2 event.(and Suprise E3) June 7th- Valve rumor Half Life 2 Episode 3 June 8th- Valve rumor Half Life 3 and new engine June 9th- Valve announces Portal 2 delayed into 2011. June 11th- Valve E3 press conference has been canceled June 15th - ????
WHAT THE FVCKING HELL ARE YOU DOING WITH MY NERVE VALVE?? please stop :(
I'd like to direct your attention to this... http://developer.valvesoftw... Haha...someone already posted the cancelled E3 conference on there.
http://kotaku.com/5552813/s... so there is still a surprise. When? what? and where? only valve knows. DAMN YOU ALL VALVE, DAMN YOU §
Portal 2 will be a timed exclusive for the 360. They'll make a 'surprise' announcement at MS's press conference.
[email protected] VALVE time vs Actual time "Eventually" "Never" "Today" "Tonight at 11:49 PM, Pacific time" This week Next week This year Next year Those guys are are terrible at keeping with their own schedule. Very unprofessional.
It is valve people the usual rules don't apply. Valve likes to mess with people but you don't know what is the lie or the truth.
oh no, whatever will we play? -_-
Valve dont need to rush ANYTHING. With all the revenue they get from steam, theres no pressure to show certain games at E3 this year. They have the opportunity to really polish their games and make sure there ready. Or would some of you rather their games were rushed out of the gate just for the sake of a press conference?
It's just a little demo, if they had one. They could really just announce something.. or say they're working on episode 3.. I mean, if this nonsense is true, I'm sure Valve has their reasons. But, I honestly don't think Valve has felt rushed a single day in their life. Except maybe the L4D2 team, they actually made two games within 2 years. Insanity!
no its not releasing an entire game but if theres just one slip up in terms of quality that can have far reaching repercussions...for all we know they were all set to show portal 2 until some huge glitches popped up. now do they satisfy us and show portal 2 with some rough edges? (fuel to the valve sucks brigade) or do they just wait a little longer to show us something truly slick... after all they are competing with every man and his dog out on the floor. Why not stick it out and make an announcement when theres not so much background noise?
I mean, I know Sony fanboys are all bent out of shape, since Gabe is anti-PS3, and the L4D2 boycotters are whiney when Valve releases something within a reasonable time period, instead of taking 10 years.. But, other than those two groups, I think Valve is best known for quality. I mean, I'm honestly not the only Valve fan-girl..person out there. & I said in my post that I'm sure Valve has their reasons for cancelling, but being rushed probably is not one of them.. Because they take a decade to release a sequel.. and their episodic Half-Life 2 is taking forever as well.. But, if you read what I said, I was just saying that you were making it seem like to show a demo at E3 you need to have the game in the final product stage, which I don't agree with.
the l4d boycott was deemed a success. The heads of the boycott were invited by Valve to preview the game before launch and gave the boycotters the thumbs up that Valve would not ruin the franchise. The boycott was made up of people who love Valve games. But also loved their communities and franchises. All of their issues were addressed by Valve. At least know what the heck you're talking about before you become one of the many people here at n4g that spout off misinformation
They were bent out of shape because L4D2 was released a year later, which is the only Valve game that has ever done so. They were super unhappy with Valve when they heard about it, which is why they boycotted yes? Otherwise, they would have been in the I love Valve brigade, and trusted them to not release crap, like I was. & I loved L4D2, The characters weren't as great as L4D1, but I am insanely bias towards them, so that's not really fair for me to say. Plus, the DLC that they released is super awesome. Nothing I said was untrue. They were whiney about them releasing a game within a decent time frame. I don't begrudge anyone that did it, I can see your reasoning. I just always trust Valve, so I saw them as anti-Valve for when they were boycotting. Since, you know, they were. But, past tense. & they were one of the only groups that have ever had beef that with Valve that I could think of, other than the PS3 homies. I know about the Valve L4D2 boycott, I commented on like every N4G article when it was going on, and I read all the other ones. I'm super into L4D/L4D2 news, it's one of my favorite games ever. Everever. So, back off, kid.
that's still weird. I mean they've rented the booth, probably made some trailers, or coded some demo. And 3 days before E3 they just throw all that to the trash? weird...
This was a triumph... :)
I'm making a note here HUGE SUCCESS
for everybody making fun of Gabe Newell's weight.
that is sad.
As a die hard PC gamer say what you want about Valve and Gabe Newell and I really don't care that they are not going to E3. As I view E3 as an event for Consoles anyway. Valve "is the number one gaming studio"!! Valve is taking their sweet time as usual and that is fine by me. Valve is a PC gaming company first so consolers just be lucky you got a EA port of Half Life 2. The PC gaming hardware is changing and PC developers are overwhelmed with the advancement of PC hardware and they are years behind. So chill out because when they catch up... Half Life 3 will be the greatest game ever just like Half Life and Half Life 2. So just enjoy Half Life 2 Episode 3 when ever it's released as it will be perfect then wait for Valve to totally change the gaming industry again with HL3 and Counter Strike 2 as you can't rush perfection.
no one is bigger than E3
blizzcon sold out within 15 minutes.
Gabe is. Physically I mean.
Valve the number one game studio really really, considering they bought the idea of portal from the outside. L4d is a mod of one of their previous games, so originality isn't a strong point of their atm, so how is that #1 studio material again? Valve is not pushing the industry forward with graphics, physics, story telling, dialogue ect. They refuse to learn new coding methods, which is fine because only portal 2 even sounds interesting and valve are still using the old as hell source engine and yet people b*tch up and down about the unreal 3 engine being played out. Exactly how are pc devs years behind on the advancement of pc hardware, mind explaining that, they have to make their games within a minimum maximum hardware range. Half life 3 will be the greatest game ever, despite almost nothing known of it and no screenshot to my knowledge exist yet, so greatest game ever right. "So just enjoy Half Life 2 Episode 3 when ever it's released as it will be perfect then wait for Valve to totally change the gaming industry again with HL3 and Counter Strike 2 as you can't rush perfection." And exactly how the hell is valve going to totally change the industry with hl3 and counterstrike 2? We already have co-op, user created content, stealth, cover mechanics, bosses, rpg elements in shooters. And almost any and every weapon, power to incapcitate and kill the enemy and countless tricks and gadgets to find clues/hidden items in game, so what is so revolutionary only valve can think of it? Perfection does not exist, it is a man made concept we give to things when they meet our ideal extremely high standards, which ironically we are incapable of because we are human, so no game will ever be perfect.
Ep. 3's just not gonna happen is it? :(
There's something fishy about this.