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News Valve has "good reasons" for Ep 3 delays

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

  1. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Good reasons for Ep3 delays?

    50% of Valve empoyees are busy counting the money made with L4D.
    The other 50% are busy thinking of a marketing campaign to justify L4D2.
     
  2. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    They made way more money with other games they made.
    What's with the sudden Valve bashing trend ?
     
  3. fargo

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    gabe is making poor excuses just to address complaints but if you think these complaints will improve the release date forget it. valve works at its own pace no matter what, when your flush with money thats how it is!!
     
  4. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    They're as bad as Blizzard with StarCraft II (seriously, HOW long has that been in development?!).....

    Basically you can have it when they tell you that you can have it...

    EDIT: Although both will probably be awesome games that will more than justify the extended time spent in development...
     
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  5. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    At least Blizzard let a trickle of constant info out... With Valve, you hear about once in a blue moon if you're lucky :rolleyes:
     
  6. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Not agreed. I think that after almost 10 years of source engine. Don't you guys think the 'Valve people' can design map levels blindfolded by now? Besides that, the source engine get bloated with all those extensions. Better design a new and better source engine. ( SE2 ? )

    A SE2 sounds more logical to me. Besides that Halve Life always was the one that brought the engine improvements or a new engine HL1 -> HL2.
     
  7. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Anyone with access to Hammer and half a brain for route planning can design maps using the source engine these days.

    SE2 might be more logical, and overdue, but at this stage? Unlikely.
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Somehow I doubt they'd do an entirely new engine just for an Episode (unless they have other, bigger plans for The Orange Box 2). Besides, they've spent ages making portal tech work with the current version and we know that they're going to use it until the end of this year at least (for L4D2), so a new engine is still going to be a year or two off at least IMHO.

    Maybe for Half-Life 4.
     
  9. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    ..So 2020?
     
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