Valve may announce Half-Life 2 Episode 3 later this year.

Marketing director Doug Lombardi says announcement may arrive later this year, though game is still more than a year off.

Although an announcement may be impending, a release date remains farther away on the horizon. "The next time you play as Gordon will be longer than the distance between [Half-Life 2] to [Episode 1], and [Episode 1] to [Episode 2]," cryptically noted Lombardi. Half-Life 2 was released for the PC in November 2004, with Episode 1 following in June 2006 and Episode 2 debuting alongside The Orange Box in October 2007. Doing the math, that would put Episode 3's release date as far off as 2010.

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lelo5761d ago

Bring it on... I'm waiting.

kwicksandz5761d ago

I just hope they implement the portal gun like the rumours suggested last year in episode 3

rawd5761d ago

Half Life was fun, back in the 90's

SRU96005761d ago (Edited 5761d ago )

Half-Life was, is and always will be awesome.

Pennywise5761d ago

What is the deal... I beat this game many moons ago. Episodic content is only good if it is released in a time period that the engine wont be outdated.

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Gish5761d ago

I never got through the 2nd episode. Not because it wasn't fun, but i got distracted by other games (plus my PC is nothing too impressive, so the experience was lacking a bit)

dabizo5761d ago

Wicked game and I loved it (on PS3) it wasn't all that bad... Team Fortress was the disaster!
Not sure I will be interested in Half-life in 2010 though, I think Valve need to speed up a bit LOL they are the slowest developers in the world :)

solar5761d ago

yes. they are the slowest. which gets aggravating. but they release quality products. which i have no problems waiting for :D cant wait for Ep.3

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Video games are no longer just a simple past time. Today's games are evolving into true works of art. Offering intriguing narratives, cinematic setpieces, and profound messages, games can entertain us for hundreds of hours.

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Chard91d ago (Edited 91d ago )

I never got around to mass effect - I’m skeptical that it would hold up if I were to try it now

Furesis91d ago

I would say it does. The combat is a bit shit for todays standards but everything else is great.

anast91d ago

It's worth a play through today.

gold_drake91d ago

the first one is abit the odd one out but after u finished it, believe it it gets tremendously better and better


All the Essential Video Games Everyone Needs To Play At Least Once

Given the medium's wild diversity, this primer of the essential video games everyone should try is a good place to start.

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thorstein134d ago

.... from the 2000s (mostly).

shinoff2183134d ago

I can't fk with this list. They missed on alot of games probably before the writers times. Also I know people loved some portal but I was never a fan.

Cacabunga134d ago

Tomb Raider 1
Driver 1
Abe’s Odyssey
King of Fighters 94
Mortal Kombat OG
LINK 2 the past
Street Fighter 2
Resident Evil 1

Inverno134d ago

Infinite but not the first two games? Witcher 3 but not the first two games?? GTA V but not literally any of the games before it??? Portal 2 but not the first? Also if you're going to play Shadow of The Colossus play the remaster and not the remake. Can't say I disagree with the list but my man it's all over the place.

Name Last Name134d ago

I mean some sequels are objectively better and you don’t need to play the whole series.

Inverno134d ago

But most of these games have a story to follow, sure you can catch up with a YouTube vid but where's the fun in that?

LucasRuinedChildhood133d ago (Edited 133d ago )

A list like this isn't telling you not to play the previous games if you want to. It's just giving you legendary games to play.

But tbh, you don't always have to force yourself to play every entry in a franchise to get to the better ones.

- The vast majority of Witcher 3 players never played the first 2 and had a great time. The first 2 games aren't in the same league.
- The GTA games are self-contained with the odd fun reference. You can easily jump into any of them.
- The Shadow Of The Colossus remake looks and controls better than the original (plus it has a 60fps option while the remaster is just 30fps). New players will enjoy it more.
- Portal 2 is a lot better than Portal 1 and takes the concept much further gameplay-wise. Storywise, Portal 1 is fairly light too. Not that you shouldn't play it but realistically ... you'd love Portal 2 whether you play it or not (at lot of Portal 2 players have never played 1).

Bioshock 1 is the only one I agree with you on simply because it's one the best games of all time and arguably better than Infinite. No other setting like Rapture.

Looking at the list, I'd recommend playing Uncharted 1 before 2 but no doubt, 2 is the legendary one you have to play.

Inverno133d ago

I get it, but that's just my opinion on his opinion. I just think that before you play a sequel you should still play what came before it. Maybe it's just me but i find it fascinating playing through the first game in a series and seeing how it has evolved through its sequels. Like I said I don't disagree with the list, other than SoTC which I strongly believe the remaster of the original should be played above the remake.

AuraAbjure133d ago

Awesome list! Hot take on Fear (and it's hard af expansion Persaus Mandate!) Bioshock Infinite is stellar, so is the Witcher 3 and you nailed it by having Ocarina of Time. So many fantastic games! Gotta play 'em all! Next one on my list is Prey after I beat Dead Space 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction.