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Watch Gabe Newell talk about Half-Life 3 for a depressing 10 years

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Watch Gabe Newell talk about Half Life 3 for 10 years

This week makes the tenth anniversary of the first time Valve CEO Gabe Newell ever mentioned Half-Life 3. Although back then it was still being called Episode 3 in the Half-Life 2 would be trilogy, it was back in 2006 that Newell first mentioned work on a third game after the second episode wrapped up. We’re now in 2016 and it seems as unlikely than ever that this game will ever get made, which makes the entire retrospective a little depressing.

It is, however, interesting to see just how fast things can change in development of videogames. The first couple of interviews are extremely positive, with Newell touting new gameplay paradigms, better visuals and a story twist for the ages for players to look forward to. That carries on for a few years too, even past the release of the first Portal. Back then Newell even went as far to state that Episode 3 would have a weapon even more iconic than the Portal Gun, which is bold to say the least.

Shortly after that though, and he simply goes silent.

It starts off with off-hand quips about not being able to talk more about the game, and that quickly turns into outright refusal to answer anything with Half-Life even mentioned in it. The video concludes with a shot from a recent GDC talk Newell gave, where even his teleprompter is advising him not to take any questions about that “3 game”.

It’s all the proof you need to convince yourself that this game is more likely to never come out than actually get a revival, and it’s just sad that everyone is still hoping for some miracle. Valve have moved on, and so should we.

Last Updated: May 24, 2016

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  1. it is just me that thinks the half-life games are overrated?

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 24, 2016 at 13:36

      Please explain yourself

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      • AfricanTime

        May 24, 2016 at 13:48

        not saying they bad games, they are great games, however dont understand the superfluous comments about the game which is well over ten years old and lack of the sequel.

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        • Admiral Chief Protector

          May 24, 2016 at 13:53

          Well, depending on when you played it though.

          For it’s time, it was brilliant

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          • Darren Peach

            May 24, 2016 at 13:54

            First rule of Half Life, We do not talk about Half life. Second rule of Half life, We DO not talk about Half Life.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 24, 2016 at 13:55

            Is the third rule the key to the next installment?

          • Darren Peach

            May 24, 2016 at 13:56

            LOL.

    • Darren Peach

      May 24, 2016 at 13:53

      Let’s take him outside and beat him with a fluffy pink unicorn.

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    • Raptor Rants

      May 24, 2016 at 14:00

      *it’s ok Llew. Just let it go. Remember. Everyone is entitled to enjoy their own taste in games…. No Llew. Put the voices away. NO! Just let it go!!!!!*

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      • HvR

        May 24, 2016 at 15:27

        Heard AfricanTime say he is going to 7 your mom

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        • AfricanTime

          May 24, 2016 at 15:29

          i am sure she is a wonderful lady…

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        • Raptor Rants

          May 24, 2016 at 18:23

          you go too far

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    • Strawman Jim

      May 24, 2016 at 18:32

      Nah, I’ve thought the same as well over the last 15 years. I loved the first one, but the second one was just ok (if horribly overrated).

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  2. Admiral Chief Protector

    May 24, 2016 at 13:36

    I’m quite sick of it really.

    Only two things in gaming irk me, two, unresolved, damn, things

    1. HL3 (when, if, how, why????)
    2. Sev in Republic Commando (WHAT HAPPENED???)

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  3. Dutch Matrix

    May 24, 2016 at 13:38

    They are going to go with a Half Life reboot!

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 24, 2016 at 13:41

      Black Mesa is a damn fine redo of HL1

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 24, 2016 at 13:50

      With Geralt being sucked in through a portal and then him and Freeman fights together?

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      • Original Heretic

        May 24, 2016 at 13:53

        Then in swoops 1981 Luke Skytrotter in the Millenium Falcon, with Han Solo right behind him flying the USS Enterprise. Captain Jean-Luc Picard bring the rest of the X-Men along before he leads them all to Narnia.

        Dreams CAN come true.

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 24, 2016 at 13:39

    Take as long as you like. I might get around to finishing episode 2.

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 24, 2016 at 13:40

      O___________________________O

      Dude, I can get over your weirdness, but not this…

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 24, 2016 at 13:43

        After spending an hour trying and constantly failing to save the (whatever the hell it was) from the walker assault by using the gravity gun to launch projectiles at them, and constantly getting one-shot by them, I had enough. Had better things to do with my time than bash my head into a wall.

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        • Admiral Chief Protector

          May 24, 2016 at 13:45

          Shit dude, you missed out on one of the most emotional experiences in the whole franchise!

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 24, 2016 at 13:47

            Not really, I got to experience extreme rage & frustration.

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 24, 2016 at 13:48

            Lol, well, if you can, please watch a video about the ending

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 24, 2016 at 13:50

            It’s been 8 years. I don’t care how it ends. ;P

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 24, 2016 at 13:51

            Just trust me on that one

          • GooseZA

            May 24, 2016 at 14:08

            Portal 1 and 2?

            *chuckles

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 24, 2016 at 14:23

            Well, they were magical as well, but no, referring to HL2EP2

      • GooseZA

        May 24, 2016 at 13:43

        I only played HL1. Thought it was ok.

        Portal 1 and 2 were amazing though. Finished them both multiple times.

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        • Admiral Chief Protector

          May 24, 2016 at 13:46

          HL2, and the subsequent Ep1 and Ep2 were so damn awesome!

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          • GooseZA

            May 24, 2016 at 14:07

            I believe so yeah =)

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 24, 2016 at 13:49

        Even I’ve played it, on PS3

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  5. DragonSpirit009

    May 24, 2016 at 13:47

    I totally misunderstood that header. X.X The flu has finally got to me then!

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 24, 2016 at 13:47

      XD

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  6. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 24, 2016 at 13:48

  7. Darren Peach

    May 24, 2016 at 13:51

    A article about Half Life 3. Half Life 3 announced.

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 24, 2016 at 13:53

      This makes sense

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      • Admiral Chief Protector

        May 24, 2016 at 13:54

        (one more upvote to make 3, then it really IS confirmed)

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 24, 2016 at 13:53

      I think they closed the “valve” on the series 😛

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  8. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 24, 2016 at 13:52

    I bet Gabe made HL3, 4, 5, etc. but he’s keeping it for himself

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  9. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 24, 2016 at 13:55

    Witcher
    Uncharted
    Half Life
    1313
    Publishers taking their ball and going home

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  10. Galbedir

    May 24, 2016 at 13:59

    I bet its actually finished, the world is not yet ready, but Gabes waiting till his on death bed, and then…then, he will be all like….I give you….HALF LIFE 3!!! and that will be his legacy!

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  11. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 24, 2016 at 14:01

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 24, 2016 at 14:26

      #StayStrongFox

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  12. HvR

    May 24, 2016 at 15:22

    Viewing this video it is clear what happened, the last HL3 dev member was devoured by Gabe on 2 August 2011.

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  13. WitWolfy

    May 24, 2016 at 16:19

    Who needs to develop games if you own STEAM?!?!? They’ve made more money now then what they ever would’ve if they just sticked to developing… Just saying…

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  14. Strawman Jim

    May 24, 2016 at 18:33

    They’re going to reboot Halflife 3 into a MOBA! Just you watch it…. Damn I hate MOBAs…. They make my nuts hurt.

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  15. Peter Pan

    May 25, 2016 at 09:57

    I refuse to believe it will never see the light of day!

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