New Half-Life 3 ARG

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Courier, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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  2. Token-not-found

    Token-not-found It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 11, 2011
    Can anyone tell me the reason why no half life 2 episodes have been produced for so many years, or why HL 3 isn't even on the concept table?
     
  3. Dario ff

    Dario ff Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 19, 2008
    After all this time they probably wouldn't even need to market the game.
     
  4. A lot of people look at that video for HL3 clues.
    I look at that video and wonder "What happened to the Space Core?"
     
  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Non Binary Pod Person Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I am glad that Valve doesn't shovel sequels out every year like EA and Capcom, but it has been a long time since their last game. Episode 3 should have been out by now dammit.
     
  6. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

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  7. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Maybe I am dumb (high possibility) or I just skipped the thread where it is explained, but what is an ARG?
     
  8. Lexx

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  9. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Huh. This is the first time I read about these things. So this is just some elaborea LARPing? Seems pretty strange to me. :?
     
  10. Capcom shovels out sequels for every franchise they have except the ones people have been asking for for years.

    On that note, no Megaman games since 2010. Wtf, Capcom?
     
  11. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Of course Valve isn't going to admit that they've started an ARG this early. They're sneaky.

    It's a form of viral advertising that creates hype by blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.

    Halo, the Dark Knight, Portal 2, Cloverfield, etc. are all pretty famous for their ARG's.

    For example here are three websites that were created as part of Cloverfield's ARG a couple years ago:

    http://slusho.jp/
    http://tidowave.com/
    http://tagruato.jp/index2.php
     
  12. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Itafune (the guy who made Mega Man) left Capcom and they've seemingly ignored the character since then.
     
  13. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    And none of these games/movies was really outstanding/amazingly good. If a game for example is very good and stands out on its own, it does not need such inane shit IMO. Those ARGs smell to me like just another retarded internet phenomena.
     
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well Blair Witch Project was kinda cool though.
     
  15. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    ...

    I really liked cloverfeild :(
     
  16. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Dark Knight was a great movie and Portal 2 was one of the best games this year.
     
  17. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk modoc, den, grave Orderite

    Mar 30, 2009
    On the other hand, NIN's Year Zero had an awesome ARG and turned out to be a terrible album.
     
  18. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Publicity never equals final product. Dead Island is a pretty blatant example of a fairly bland game having an amazing trailer. An ARG is just a ''clever'' kind of publicity.


    And I liked The Dark Knight and Portal 2. So there :evil: .
     
  19. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 10, 2011
    Half-Life 3 confirmed on the Steam Podcast Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/#!/Steamcast/status/149415750623432704
     
  20. popej

    popej First time out of the vault

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    Oct 30, 2008
    I love you Valve! Masters of viral advertisement.

    I believe some Valve employee was spotted somewhere wearing a Half-Life 3 t-shirt. I'll try and find the picture.