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PostNO Half Life 2: Episode 3 at E3 this year. Sadness erupts.
by Songwriter » Mon May 18, 2009 1:09 pm

Valve will be at the show..

Will they be showing HL2 Epi3...who knows for certain?

Fingers crossed for info, shots and demo!

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Orbital » Mon May 18, 2009 1:38 pm

when is it planned to come out?

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Alvin Flummux » Mon May 18, 2009 1:45 pm

When Valve says so.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Cropolite » Mon May 18, 2009 2:24 pm

Here's a daft notion; Why not HL3?

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by Alvin Flummux » Mon May 18, 2009 2:25 pm

5 years to get one game, or 5 years getting the one game a few chapters at a time in a way that lets us play a new instalment every 18 months or so. Hmmm...

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Cropolite » Mon May 18, 2009 2:43 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:5 years to get one game, or 5 years getting the one game a few chapters at a time in a way that lets us play a new instalment every 18 months or so. Hmmm...


With little or no graphical development. Would you still be slurping over HL1 expansion packs today?

Sooner or later, they need to move on.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Extralife » Mon May 18, 2009 2:50 pm

It's been so long that I wouldn't be surprised if Valve came out saying, "Hey look, we've finished episode 3... but that's just the set-up for Half-Life 3 coming out next year!"

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Songwriter » Mon May 18, 2009 2:56 pm

Cropolite wrote:Here's a daft notion; Why not HL3?


HL2 Episodes isnt HL3, btw.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Cropolite » Mon May 18, 2009 2:59 pm

Songwriter wrote:
Cropolite wrote:Here's a daft notion; Why not HL3?


HL2 Episodes isnt HL3, btw.


I meant just move on to a new engine, update the tech etc.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Songwriter » Mon May 18, 2009 3:42 pm

Cropolite wrote:
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Cropolite wrote:Here's a daft notion; Why not HL3?


HL2 Episodes isnt HL3, btw.


I meant just move on to a new engine, update the tech etc.


The thing is, they have. Kinda.

Source is a engine that has been updated heavily. New HDR lighting was added in Epi 1, new particle physics was added in Epi 2 (the houses being blown apart and swirling)

HL is not a churn-out game. The world they created is a work of art. The graphics, the buildings, the occupiers, the weapons...I wouldnt want them to change it, just update it, which they do.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Moggy » Mon May 18, 2009 4:04 pm

Hopefully this will be available for download on the 360 or will come as part of a Orange Box style package.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Rightey » Mon May 18, 2009 5:46 pm

It'll be better on PC though.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Skippy » Mon May 18, 2009 5:51 pm

I'm not fussed with episodes taking this long, Episode 2 was amazing and worth the wait and seeing as Episode 3 is the last then I'm sure it'll be worth the wait as well.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Extralife » Mon May 18, 2009 7:30 pm

Maybe they'll launch it as DLC for Orange Box on 360? Unless they have developed it enough to warrant a full retail release.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Agent47 » Mon May 18, 2009 7:59 pm

Songwriter wrote:
Cropolite wrote:
Songwriter wrote:
Cropolite wrote:Here's a daft notion; Why not HL3?


HL2 Episodes isnt HL3, btw.


I meant just move on to a new engine, update the tech etc.


The thing is, they have. Kinda.

Source is a engine that has been updated heavily. New HDR lighting was added in Epi 1, new particle physics was added in Epi 2 (the houses being blown apart and swirling)

HL is not a churn-out game. The world they created is a work of art. The graphics, the buildings, the occupiers, the weapons...I wouldnt want them to change it, just update it, which they do.

And don't forget Left 4 Dead, which looks so far ahead of Episode 2, despite using the same engine.

The Source Engine is a technical marvel, far better than Epic's Unreal 3 engine - I cannot understand why more developers are using the U3 engine when the Source engine is miles ahead.

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by Benji Dude » Mon May 18, 2009 8:03 pm

Agent47 wrote:I cannot understand why more developers are using the U3 engine when the Source engine is miles ahead.


Because UE3 chucks around gooseberry fool loads of polys for breakfast while Source only handles large mounds of polys. Don't get me wrong I agree with you in that the source engine is a great piece of kit, hell I used it for my Masters dissertation but when it comes to raw processing power UE3 will win hands down I think.

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by 1>3>4>2 » Mon May 18, 2009 8:07 pm

Moggy wrote:Hopefully this will be available for download on the 360 or will come as part of a Orange Box style package.


Gabe did say he wanted to make an "Orangier Box" which would include "L4D, Portal 2 (Or a Portal Multiplayer) Half-Life Ep 3, and anew Counterstrike. But that was ages ago and nothing seems to have come fro it.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Rightey » Mon May 18, 2009 9:03 pm

I just want that original HL source mod to come out, maybe they'll buy it and package it with episode 3.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Alvin Flummux » Mon May 18, 2009 9:07 pm

Black Mesa Source? I take it to be a most auspicious sign that Valve hasn't shut it down.

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PostRe: Half Life 2: Episode 3 Grab your officials whilst you can!
by Agent47 » Mon May 18, 2009 9:17 pm

Benji Dude wrote:
Agent47 wrote:I cannot understand why more developers are using the U3 engine when the Source engine is miles ahead.


Because UE3 chucks around gooseberry fool loads of polys for breakfast while Source only handles large mounds of polys. Don't get me wrong I agree with you in that the source engine is a great piece of kit, hell I used it for my Masters dissertation but when it comes to raw processing power UE3 will win hands down I think.

Just seems to me that Source is more versatile, whereas UE3 tends to have framerate issues when not applied properly - Source is far more scaleable, lending itself better to different projects and different systems.

I honestly don't know too much about the technical side of things though, I'm going off personal experience and reading various developer opinions on the different engines.

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