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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 17 May 2008.

  1. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    "As I mentioned to Chet when I interviewed him, Valve has a reputation among games developers for testing games absolutely to death"

    Pity they didn't do this in 2005 with "Day of Defeat Source"

    Stick to your team-mates in spawn - check, poke your rifle through someone's chest and miss them when you fire - check

    Still waiting for that latest update guys.... :)

    Seriously, this looks like a cool game though.
     
  2. eeevan

    eeevan Dremel Master

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    No matter what people say, the Source engine is really starting to look aged.
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    It is a bit, but still going pretty well. After all, it's still gameplay that makes a great game. :D
     
  4. Mentai

    Mentai What's a Dremel?

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    I wonder if this will be the last game to use the source engine, or if they will drag it out a few more years to get all the HL 2's under the same engine.
    And I do think this game will be out this year, it's been pushed back heaps already... It feels like the game of 08 to me :D
     
  5. Einhanderkiller

    Einhanderkiller What's a Dremel?

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    It has to come out this Q3 2008.

    It was already slated to release early 2007 or something.
     
  6. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Nice cigarette smoke.
     
  7. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    Ep3 will be on the source engine, but i suspect that'll be the last one. jeez can you imagine how long it would take to get that last episode out if they were developing a new engine first! I remember reading somewhere that for HL3 they wanted to develop a new engine.

    You've never seen valve time have you... :)
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Half-Life 3 isn't confirmed yet and Valve has said they will only decide on whether to do a whole new game or continuing episodes after Ep3. If they stay episodic they won't use a new engine IMHO as it won't be worth the effort especially when the Source engine was designed to be so modular.
     
  9. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    It is showing it's age a bit, but I think a revamp of the engine would do wonders. I still think the games look really good as well, I prefer it that valve try and concentrate on the gameplay rather than trying to make it as shiny as possible.
     
  10. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Joe, my envy that you have gotten to play this game can only be described as EPIC.
     
  11. ROB 636

    ROB 636 Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop

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    I thought that this game was already out seen previews forever.
     
  12. Corz

    Corz What's a Dremel?

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    i was sure we were going to get an AI director/MCP joke in there somewhere...
     
  13. Sark.inc

    Sark.inc What's a Dremel?

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    Sold!!!

    i want it now!!!!!!!!! :(

    lets start a team thread somewhere when it comes out, so we can avoid useless players :p
     
  14. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    So.. any news on a release date :p
     
  15. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Not that I'm aware of yet, no. Q3 is all I know of.
     
  16. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    Disappointing :(

    I kept hearing rumors of "Sometime in June"
     
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