Half-Life Episode 3 as told by Laidlaw

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  1. PixelButts

    PixelButts Well Known Member

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    It's over guys. Goodnight sweet prince.
    http://www.marclaidlaw.com/epistle-3/
    https://pastebin.com/q9DMFa7c

    Marc Laidlaw is (one of) the writers for the series known as Half-Life. Published and Developed by Valve. It appears he posted the story, and seeing how out of character this it, it's probably the closure we have waited for on whether the third episode will be released.

    Let the speculation commence
     
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  2. -=FamilyGuy=-

    -=FamilyGuy=- Site Supporter 2049

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    I guess the protagonist of HL3 would've been Alyx.

    They should let Naughty Dogs do HL3: ND (maybe jokingly) said they want to do it, and Valve'd be protected of criticism in case it isn't well-received.
     
  3. iiAlexLiveii

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    Very interesting read. I heard previously there were many versions of the script and if this is one of them, it could serve as closure for some of us if ep. 3 never releases. Thanks for the link!
     
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    GamerNumber1 Newly Registered

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    EP3 has been dead since 2010. HL3 has been dead since 2012/2013. Valve basically died and is now a microtransactions company stuck making VR Stuff and cosmetic/other aesthetical updates for TF2, CS:GO, Dota 2, and now Artifact. The only real chance of us seeing a new Half-Life game is as a VR-spinoff and that's it. Besides that, Half-Life is dead. Marc finally gave us closure, and it will become the closest thing we will ever get to a true ending.
     
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  5. Helegad

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    Out of that whole story, this part was the weakest and the most cliched. Didn't have to happen at all. Has no effect on the coming events, and only serves to shoehorn in one of those "lol remember that" moments that every media franchise just has to have at least one of in every instalment these days.
     
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    I haven't read this yet, though I've been meaning to. I wonder if Valve is going to make any kind of comment on this. Like, everyone seems to be convinced now that HL3 or Episode 3 isn't going to happen, so is Valve going to confirm or deny that? It seems like it would be weird for them to just remain silent. On the other hand, that's what they always do.
     

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