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Valve registers European trademark for Half-Life 3

Filing proves company is aware of mysterious numeral following two.

 

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It exists!

Guys. GUYS! Are you sitting down? This is big, guys. Half-Life 3. It exists. Well, it exists as a trademark application. In Europe.

 

Still! It's really happening. The trademarking is happening, I mean. Who knows if the game is really happening at this point so many years after it was first announced. Remember when that voice actor said it wasn't happening? Well I've got something to show him. A little something called a trademark.

 

OK, OK, I'm calm. I'm calm! I promise.

 

Yeah, I know, maybe I've been driven crazy by the rumors and the hints

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Half Life 3 SteamOS exclusive ?

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Release tittle for their steam boxes... BAM!

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Half Life 3 SteamOS exclusive ?

Would be a great way to not make money if it is, but with Gabe.. *shrug* who knows. If it is, he can keep it.

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Would be a great way to not make money if it is, but with Gabe.. *shrug* who knows. If it is, he can keep it.

Valve could lose most of their fanbase in one swoop if that made HL3 exclusive to SteamOS.  

 

I'd probably light up a torch and join the riots too.   :D

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Honestly Valve has enough good games that if they would go SteamOS exclusive with their sequel it could make a difference. Half Life 3, Left for Dead 3, Portal 3, A brand new CS, A brand new Team Fortress and maybe a brand new ip to go with it. That would ###### me and lot of people off though ...

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Half Life 3 SteamOS exclusive ?

Only if SteamOS is able to run from within the Windows environment and without any performance hit. If Half-Life 3 requires people to dual-boot or install SteamOS as their primary operating system then it would not only fail but generate a massive backlash.

 

More likely is that we'll see a special promotion with Steam Machines, with Half-Life 3 coming free to anyone who owns one - that would have a big impact on uptake. It would also make sense to have exclusive features for the Steam Controller regardless of the platform. I just don't see Valve boycotting consoles and requiring PC gamers to install SteamOS.

 

Can't wait. :)

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I'm a huge Half-Life fan, but I'm remaining skeptical of this until it's officially announced. I'm also somewhat scared that it WILL be SteamOS only, just like HL2 required Steam back in the day when Steam was still new. Hopefully they don't go that route. I don't want to have to buy more hardware just to play a game that should have been out years ago.

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More likely is that we'll see a special promotion with Steam Machines, with Half-Life 3 coming free to anyone who owns one - that would have a big impact on uptake. It would also make sense to have exclusive features for the Steam Controller regardless of the platform.

This would make a lot more sense. Incentive to get it without cheesing off 99% of your paying customers.

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Next year gonna be an interesting year for gaming that's for sure ;)

I've not been excited that much with gaming since the launch of the XBox and GC. I might be alone but i found the 360/PS3 gen extremely boring.

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This would make a lot more sense. Incentive to get it without cheesing off 99% of your paying customers.

Exactly. It makes much more sense to provide an incentive to people buying Steam Machines than for Valve to outrage the majority of its customers. Another possibility would be bundling it for free or at a substantially discounted rate with the Steam Controller and use it as a trojan horse to get the controller into the homes of most Steam users. Valve doesn't have a track record with hardware so it would make sense to bundle the controller or console with HL3 to get it off to a great start.

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"Shows Valve is aware of mysterious numeral following 2" haha excellent. After TF2, LFD2, HL2, Portal 2, Dota 2, it's true the company hasn't shipped any third installement of any of its series.

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I really wouldn't be surprised if it was launched with the SteamBox. It'll need a AAA title at launch, and what better than one of the most popular games series ever created?

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Valve won't make it a SteamOS exclusive, it'd be corporate suicide, but they might make it an early release for the OS ("Get Half-Life 3 early access with SteamOS"). Very exciting update thats for sure.

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Valve won't make it a SteamOS exclusive, it'd be corporate suicide, but they might make it an early release for the OS ("Get Half-Life 3 early access with SteamOS"). Very exciting update thats for sure.

Nah, I don't think they'll make it an exclusive, but launched at the same time.

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Half Life 3 SteamOS exclusive ?

Halo 2 vista

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Halo 2 vista

Project Spark Windows 8

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Halo 2 vista

Shhhh

Halo 2 was Vista only cause it could not be done on XP. It was IMPOSSIBRU. Anyway that's what the most devote Neowin users told me back then ...

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i hope this isn't another high-hopes trolling thread  :/ This better come real.... or i'm gonna..... :cry:

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i hope this isn't another high-hopes trolling thread  :/ This better come real.... or i'm gonna..... :cry:

I really wish this meant something too, but I don't know. A company like Valve can afford to register a trademark like I can afford to go buy a bag of candy; barely affects their bottom line.

 

I really, really want to get excited about this, but there's been so many articles over the years that HL2:3 or HL3 was coming and it hasn't happened, so for me, I am going to continue on the "it isn't happening" train until I get a real confirmation from Valve themselves.

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I really wish this meant something too, but I don't know. A company like Valve can afford to register a trademark like I can afford to go buy a bag of candy; barely affects their bottom line.

 

I really, really want to get excited about this, but there's been so many articles over the years that HL2:3 or HL3 was coming and it hasn't happened, so for me, I am going to continue on the "it isn't happening" train until I get a real confirmation from Valve themselves.

I too hope its real... i mean come on! :laugh:

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