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Offline An4ximandros

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Half Life 3 (Sort of? ...)
It's as good as it might ever get: https://github.com/Jackathan/MarcLaidlaw-Epistle3/blob/master/Epistle3_Corrected.md

And here is the original link by Marc, with the names shifted so he wouldn't get tackled by Val: http://www.marclaidlaw.com/epistle-3/

Thought some of you might want some sense of closure if you played the franchise.

 

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That was decent! Not much movement on the Gman metastory but hey

 

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This isn't Half-Life 3. This is Half-Life 2: Episode 3.

So what are the chances Crowbar Collective or Tripmine Studios decides to make a fanmade HL2:E3 after finishing Black Mesa/Operation: Black Mesa+Guard Duty?

 

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Someday someone will hopefully sit down and explain to me how one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history petered out like a stale fart.

 

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Someday someone will hopefully sit down and explain to me how one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history petered out like a stale fart.

Valve tends to work like an anarchist commune, which means that at a certain point the right people got bored and started working on something else abandoning the project.
They also seem to have lost interest with single player narrative games in general, probably because most people there are game designers and multiplayer games don't have all that pesky story and dialogues that force to consider how game mechanics relate to them.
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Someday someone will hopefully sit down and explain to me how one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history petered out like a stale fart.

I thought that was to do with Interplay being bad at marketing?

 

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Someday someone will hopefully sit down and explain to me how one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history petered out like a stale fart.

I thought that was to do with Interplay being bad at marketing?

Damn son

 

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Someday someone will hopefully sit down and explain to me how one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history petered out like a stale fart.

I thought that was to do with Interplay being bad at marketing?
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I see what you did there.
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Some of the fanart to come out of this is kinda neat:

https://i.redd.it/3gb9z32w0diz.png


It also made me wonder, if an engine like FSO could handle putting a Dyson Sphere on a map (Obviously it would have to be faked with some clever SEXP and Models if even doable)

 
Re: Half Life 3 (Sort of? ...)
Well you could easily just put it in the skybox.
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Given that objects that large are impossible to interact with meaningfully (you can only ever interact with tiny bits and pieces of them), doing them as a skybox is the only reasonable way to do them.
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Someday someone will hopefully sit down and explain to me how one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history petered out like a stale fart.

Worth a read:  http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2017/01/11/searching-for-half-life-3.aspx

Basically, Valve's structure is such that they do some really unique and interesting things.  It is also such that a momentous, beloved and aspiration project like HL3 will almost definitely not be released without a change leading to major top-down direction.

It's incredibly unfortunate.
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Re: Half Life 3 (Sort of? ...)
Basically, Valve's structure is such that they do some really unique and interesting things.

You're missing a 'was' there.
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