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Half-Life 3 ARG?

It seems Valve has kicked off a new alternate reality game, initiating speculation that a Half-Life 3 reveal may be in the offing. What are thought to be clues about this are found in a trailer Valve submitted to support the nomination of Wheatley from Portal 2 for a VGA for character of the year. The video is posted on Rock, Paper, Shotgun along with a half-speed version of the clip to make the numbers and Russian text clues more apparent, which RPS notes includes a lambda and three ones. PC Gamer also notes a reddit comment with an email allegedly from Valve's Gabe Newell saying: "I can see how the wording caused some confusion there. Yes, we are announcing something with a three in it."

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16. Re: Half-Life 3 ARG? Dec 12, 2011, 12:25 The Pyro
 
Matshock wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 11:56:
Tiny map slices and no demands made on mouse/keyboard users took much of the excitement out of the gameplay.

On the other hand, there's a very large audience (my wife included) who love solving puzzles but have zero mouse/keyboard skills. I think Valve made the right decision by making Portal 2 more accessible to that market, as it's not primarily an action game.

Also, note that Portal games do not have a difficulty setting. Newbies would have no recourse for enjoying the game if their mouse/keyboard skills aren't up to snuff.

I'm sure if HL3 or Episode 3 comes out then there will be plenty of demand placed on mouse/keyboarder skills. How about lobbing Magnusson devices at Striders from 100 yards away? And you can always crank up the difficulty in an FPS.
 
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  1. Dec 12, 10:59 Re: Half-Life 3 ARG? Ecthelion
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