Jiryn
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Jiryn

Wasn’t Half Life 3 never “Officially” announced?
I remember Valve saying they began doing the episodes to get new content out quicker, but got to Episode 2 and just ended it there.
Since there there has been no official announcement about Half Life 3, just speculation and Valve repeatedly saying they are not working on the game, and will not begin work/development until they have new and fresh ideas to work off of.

saynotogamblingingames
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saynotogamblingingames

Leave patreon! Just become a street walker and make money the old fashioned way big jim!!! I’ll help you through college 😉 sleep on my couch. Fuckonami!…i hear they’re hiring…

SkyllaLaFey
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SkyllaLaFey

I’m sure some good points were made about Half Life in this video, but I was a bit distracted
as the first part had me squealing with glee over remastered MediEvil. Please oh please let it do well enough to lead to more games in the series; Long Live (sorta) Sir Daniel!

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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I get the impression that they don’t want to close the lid on HL3 themselves. They are no doubt keenly aware that what pushed the previous main entries was the ‘wow’ factor with the new software they were presenting, and are basically keeping the IP open for when they believe they have something that can showcase a further jump in gaming technology. One thing I never understood is this gamer mindset of “the longer a game takes to make…the more totally awesome it has to be!” …Why?? That isn’t logical when you break it down. It’s a shallow assumption people… Read more »

Anton
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Anton

The obvious solution is staring us in the face: let Gearbox finish this!

Benj
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Benj

Realistically the only way HL3 is going to happen now is if the IP gets bought off by another publisher.

And then it’d probably be an in-name-only sequel and everyone will hate it.

Chris
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I feel about ever getting Half-life 2 Episode 3 the same way I’ve kind of resigned myself to feeling about Blizzard ever doing another proper Warcraft game that isn’t WoW related, I have to just give up and assume it will never happen or else I’ll drive myself crazy. Both companies are making far more money than they could ever imagine making from just putting out a new game (Valve from Steam, Blizzard from it’s game themed gambling service Overwatch) to have any reason to ever put the time and resources into a big new single player focused game at… Read more »

bluegreen76
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bluegreen76

I’m worried Patreon has convinced itself that the lost pledges from the last week are a small one time hit largely offset by adding the fees on top of the old remaining pledges. They will carry on into January only for creators to get totally hammered when a bunch of patrons who overspent on Christmas and don’t know abut the changes start getting 10-20 emails a month showing a charge of $1.38. Not to insult creators, but like gym memberships a significant fraction of their pledges are probably from people that would cancel but just never get around to it.… Read more »

grrrz
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grrrz

regarding Patreon, Twitter, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Steam, youtube; and so on, basically, people depend on those for their digital labour; and, well, we need to seize the mean of -digital- production!

grrrz
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grrrz

Forgot about half-life 3; you would think people would be reasonable enough to realise this was never going to happen like a few years ago at least already, no real need to mention it. Given the current trend Half-Life will make a great reboot ten or twenty years from now. it will just be called “Half-Life”

Stormbringer
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Stormbringer

The 18th is next Monday… (!!!) and this company called Valve has a baby arm of an E for the end of its logo. Who knew.

9lives lie cat lie
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9lives lie cat lie

another thought, if patreon dose something to make Jim mad; he should have an incredible hulk like transformation into Sterdust

9lives lie cat lie
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9lives lie cat lie

I think the only way half life 3 could be any good and not be doomed because of hype or over exportation, would be to remaster the first game, a year later or two put out a remaster of the second on and then maybe another year or two later bring out the third game.

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

Now might have to be the time I jump onboard Jim’s (and others’) Patreons to help step into the breech left by them losing a chunk of their $1 patrons, but I don’t like the idea of rewarding Patreon’s bad business practice. I’d buy people’s merch, but being in the UK the shipping & handling on even a shirt is atrocious, and I’d sub to the ones who are on Twitch, but I’m never around when they’re live on stream (I just watch the VoDs). Dunno what to do, really.

Ami Miljkovich
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I used to look up to Valve. As a bright-eyed teenager in 2011, I never could have imagined just how badly my then-favourite game developer would come to disappoint me, but… Here we are. I was patient. I was supportive. And I got NOTHING for it, while Valve have been content to lead all its jilted fans on for a whole decade. If nothing else, they’ve done a great job of ruining the magic they used to represent. I am grateful to Marc Laidlaw for posting that plot outline, so at least I can get a little bit of closure… Read more »

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

RE: Patreon You are correct Jim. It is intentionally designed to punish $1 donations, because Patreon was losing money on $1 donations. Just like eBay and Amazon were losing money on $0.01 + Shipping orders, so they instituted minimum per-sale fees and fees on the shipping prices. Just like Humble Bundle was losing money with their strictly charitable “pay anything” business and so they started doing both more bundles and a full storefront. Companies never frame “we are losing money” in a way where they actually say that they are losing money. That makes investors afraid, and reduces consumer confidence… Read more »

Greene Scott
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Greene Scott

Lastly, does anyone think Death Stranding is going the route of becoming so hyped it can never achieve it? I don’t, I can only speak for me but I’m seeing stuff similar to what happened with No Man Sky and Titanfall on comment sections and I honestly can’t feel interested in it when I don’t even know what type of gameplay it has, at the moment it just feels like Auteur Theory run amok.

Sorry, that’s just being in my head for a while.

Greene Scott
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Greene Scott

Also, why was it that Episodic games back then always promised three episodes, but only released 2? I remember a few of them did that like that Penny Arcade game.

Greene Scott
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Greene Scott

You know, I agree with you to let it go, but then last week I go my wish for a new console Soul Calibur game (my favourite game series) which I thought was never going to happen given the disaster financially 5 was (and tons of problems with it) and how Namco Bandai seemed to have given up on it except for stuff like Pachinko machines but always kept hope that it would. (Fan mode activated): It looks amazing!!! Retconning 5 yes!!! Sophitia!!! But also cautious given how fighting games recently have been coming out with less and less features,… Read more »

KCMcG
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KCMcG

On the Patreon discussion. I personally am upping all my $1/month donations up to $5/month for December and then cancelling all of them until April in order to minimize these stupid new fees.

If Patreon has some silly costs where it costs them more money to handle several small transactions compared to one large transaction, I encourage them to open up the ability to sponsor once every x months instead of only once/month or once/video. Otherwise, I feel like a lower cost competitor is going to come along.