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Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve

GamesIndustry.biz reports writer Chet Faliszek has parted ways with Valve after 12 years in what's described as an amicable split. Faliszek, who rose to prominence as part of Old Man Murray, contributed writing to both Portal games, both Left 4 Dead games, and both Half-Life 2 episodes, though apparently not Half-Life 3. There has been a slow but steady exodus of from Valve's remarkable writing staff over the past couple of years, as Faliszek's departure was preceded by the exits of Mark Laidlaw and his OMM partner Eric Wolpaw. He offered then a statement that suggests this is surrounded by no drama: ""[It was]Nothing exciting or drama filled," he told them. "I worked there 12 years, shipped a bunch of great games and some amazing hardware and wanted to change things up. There's no news on what's next etc, I will let you know when that happens."

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17. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 3, 2017, 15:15 Nucas
 
Numinar wrote on May 2, 2017, 20:27:
Hump wrote on May 2, 2017, 18:53:
Marc Laidlaw, Wolpaw and now Chet.

Pretty much puts the nail in the coffin of getting a HL3.

We've had HL3 for years, it's called Metro LL. It's pretty cool.

i'm glad to see someone else feels this way. Last Light and Wolfenstein: The New Order were my personal half-life 3 experiences, they're just that well crafted.
 
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16. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 3, 2017, 05:28 Numinar
 
JSP wrote on May 2, 2017, 21:01:
Half-Life 3 is in fact Steam, through which all the heuristic data and habits of PC usage and management figures are being harvested as we speak as part of the takeover by a hostile extra-dimension entity.

Oh shit this is actually scary! The combine will have us right where they want us, our wealth and free time spent on frivolous entertainment, distancing ourselves from society instead of working out, learning to shoot and maintain real guns without hitscan properties or building community networks that can later form resistance cells.

...diabolocal!
 
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15. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 21:01 JSP
 
Half-Life 3 is in fact Steam, through which all the heuristic data and habits of PC usage and management figures are being harvested as we speak as part of the takeover by a hostile extra-dimension entity.  
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14. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 21:00 Hump
 
We've had HL3 for years, it's called Metro LL. It's pretty cool.

Great game, agreed.
 
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13. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 20:27 Numinar
 
Hump wrote on May 2, 2017, 18:53:
Marc Laidlaw, Wolpaw and now Chet.

Pretty much puts the nail in the coffin of getting a HL3.

We've had HL3 for years, it's called Metro LL. It's pretty cool.
 
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12. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 18:53 Hump
 
Marc Laidlaw, Wolpaw and now Chet.

Pretty much puts the nail in the coffin of getting a HL3.

This comment was edited on May 2, 2017, 19:04.
 
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11. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 18:23 Tipsy McStagger
 
Steazy wrote on May 2, 2017, 15:06:
Half-Life 3 Confirmed!

Someone had to say it.
 
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10. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 15:43 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2017, 13:25:
He's a writer. Valve hasn't shipped anything with writing in 5 years. Wonder what he's been doing all this time.

The link explains his role a bit. He was largely doing bizdev with other developers, particularly in the VR space.
 
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9. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 15:07 Creston
 
Not much writing to do anymore at Valve. Unless you count the imaginative ways their 'customer support' replies to tickets telling you to get shafted.

 
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8. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 15:06 Steazy
 
Half-Life 3 Confirmed!  
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7. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 14:49 Bundy
 
And may this spawn the end of the "Half Life 3 confirmed" posts.  
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6. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 14:03 Nimh
 
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2017, 13:25:
He's a writer. Valve hasn't shipped anything with writing in 5 years. Wonder what he's been doing all this time.

Item describtions for cosmetics and skins. It's all Valve makes anymore.
 
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5. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 13:25 jdreyer
 
He's a writer. Valve hasn't shipped anything with writing in 5 years. Wonder what he's been doing all this time.  
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4. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 12:12 beigemore
 
Yeah, unless no one has contributed anything to Hlaf-Life 3.  
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3. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 11:01 RedEye9
 
First Laidlaw and now another writer leaves Valve.
Must mean that the writing for HL3 is almost complete.
 
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2. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 10:39 chickenboo
 
Jokes aside, I wish him all the best. And hope there's a new OMM post.  
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1. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 10:11 El Pit
 
Chet Faliszek also said with the cameras turned off: "I gave them all the hats I had to give. There are no more hats left in me. When I had to choose between working on an actual new game and retirement with a few millions in my pocket, I knew that my time in the virtual hat making industry had to come to an end."

Valve - providing virutal hats for more than a decade now and still being proud of it!
 
They're waiting for you, Gabe, in the test chamber!
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