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News Valve has "good reasons" for Ep 3 delays

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Jun 2009.

  1. Psy-UK

    Psy-UK New Member

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    Source is old tat. Sure, some games look nice but it's horrible to develop for with it's archaic often text-based workflow and is probably one of the factors which causes such slow development within Valve.
     
  2. Rocket_Knight64

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    As much as I'd like to see Ep3, I trust in them that the wait is only going to make it more awesome. I'd imagine this has only come to the fore due to the L4D'2' outrage.

    The question I'd like answered is just how much longer can they drag Source out for? As nice as some of it (like AI director), its really starting to get a bit long in the tooth. Most of the current Source games rely on fantastic vision rather then graphics:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/2009/02/23/presentation-versus-graphics/

    Not a bad thing but having both would be very very nice. :D
     
  3. Faulk_Wulf

    Faulk_Wulf Internet Addict

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    Really, I think the Episodes took place of the rather cool expansions that showed other characters points of view from the first one.

    Half-Life 1, Opposing Force, Blue Shift. (With Team Fortress and Counter-Strike in there too.)

    This time though we get:

    Half-Life 2, Ep1, Ep2, Ep3. (With Team Fortress 2, Portal)

    I would have preferred to see the return of Shepard. Despite G-Man pretty much banishing him forever, I could see him bringing him back in 'desperation'. (Like when the Volg-wtfe's keep Gordon and the G-Man apart.)

    And Barney isn't around you 24/7, so it wouldn't be hard to work him into an expansion.

    I loved the story from HL2/Ep1-2 so far, but it doesn't mean the alternate perspectives weren't cool.
     
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  4. general22

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    Orange Box version only runs on DX 8 and upwards. Then they dropped DX8 support in the L4D version.
     
  5. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Valve is the only company that I dont mind waiting for something because everytime I have I was not dssapointed so I dont mind waiting because I know I will love it when it comes out
     
  6. ssj12

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    do we have to go over Valve time? shorter development just means not 3 years.
     
  7. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    its a never ending cycle, people complain when a game is made quickly but the quality is crap and then when people get a quality game they complain it took to long... come on people really... just stop your bitching and be grateful or how about get a few other activities other then just video games to fill your time while you wait for the next game to come out.
     
  8. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    agreed. However we always have the right to bitch when the game is of sub par quality because we paid for it
     
  9. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Touché
     
  10. DarkLord7854

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    Actually, it's almost been 2 years, so assuming they announcing something before Christmas, by the time they actually release it, it'll have been 3 years.
     
  11. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    maybe they'll make a huge announcement this fall and use the buzz to release the game a month later, most probably in november as usual. Maybe they'd rather concentrate on TF3 ? :D
     
  12. DarkLord7854

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    Release a month later? :lol:

    If they even announce that, it'll get at least 3 delays pushing it back a good 6 to 8 months like it always happens :hehe:
     
  13. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    don't burst my bubble of hope
     
  14. DarkLord7854

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  15. FatMikel

    FatMikel Statistically not that fat...

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    I love Gabe Newell so so much.
     
  16. WARHAMSTER

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    What's Half Life?
     
  17. EnglishLion

    EnglishLion working for the good of mankind...

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    "The half-life of a quantity whose value decreases with time is the interval required for the quantity to decay to half of its initial value."

    as taken from wikipedia!
     
  18. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    ROFL

    *screenshoted

    +rep
     
  19. bogie170

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    How about they update Source to DirectX 10.1 and 11?
     
  20. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    they probably will have a new source for DX11
     
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