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Yeah. Specific mentions of turrets, combine soldiers,quest citizens, rappelling npcs, player companions, the whole shebang. They done fucked up

No, they know exactly what they are doing.....

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WAIT!

Saturday is October 10th.. the 8 year anniversary of the release of Half-Life 2: Episode 2..

That can't be coincidence.

EDIT: Oh wait that's already been said.. but fuck off I'm just excited.

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STOP now. Just stop. Nothing WHATSOEVER is going to happen. We've been down this path so many times that it's worn away the floorboards. There are so, so many instances when something would happen or be announced and they never amounted to anything.

No matter how many coincidences, anniversaries, or whatever there is, there is no announcement today. They've even said HL3, should it exist, will not be VR related.

This is nothing. Nothing.

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Right but it's never been anything related to source 2 coding, and this hl3.txt file is source 2.

It was an FGD file specifically formatted for source 2.

So it seems to confirm they're working on something called HL3 in their source 2 engine.

Skimming through the file I also noticed there's a few more references like

"Invincible Hunter!"

"Combine Pulse Ceiling Turret"

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One of the other files in the folder containing hl3.txt is named "lights.txt". I looked through it for new entities and found a few entity classes that deal with the time of day and a realistic day-night cycle!
There's a few base entity classes that start on Line 1211 that mention things such as time of day, day of the year, day length, and lunar phase. There's even an env_time_of_day, starting on Line 1295.
This pretty much confirms that HL3 will be an open-world game. They'd have no reason to do this if the game had linear levels, because they could just change the skybox with each progressive map, like they did in Half-Life 2.

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STOP now. Just stop. Nothing WHATSOEVER is going to happen. We've been down this path so many times that it's worn away the floorboards. There are so, so many instances when something would happen or be announced and they never amounted to anything.

No matter how many coincidences, anniversaries, or whatever there is, there is no announcement today. They've even said HL3, should it exist, will not be VR related.

This is nothing. Nothing.

Yeah but this thread is long overdue a melt-down stage in the Half Life 3 delusion cycle.

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Has anybody heard from VN1X? I'm worried he may have died from this news. I hope he's okay.

Any supposed leak that has a "hl3" named text file as a source doesn't even as much as raise an eyebrow from me these days. Not even when it's found somewhere in Valve's own games.

Nothing to see here, sadly.

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I reckon it's a custom game for Dota 2. Would be a great "Valve joke" if they started off an arg with that.

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Lol, that file contains mentions to DX7. I imagine it's some old garbage file that's got merged into the dota update.

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Lol, that file contains mentions to DX7. I imagine it's some old garbage file that's got merged into the dota update.

Why wouldn't it mention DX7? The original source has cross-combined rendering with the new source so it has to be dx7 compatible for testing original source maps on the new source 2 engine at a higher direct-x level.

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Well it was probably placed there on purpose more than likely.

They've done leaks like this in the past before releasing new information.

However I don't think that Valve's offices are even open on weekends so news about it probably wouldn't have occured this weekend anyway.

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Why would code from one game end up in another game anyway?

Because trolling. It's a text file, it's not even a proper engine file.

There's a video from 2014 of a guy from Valve talking about the benefit of leaks...

At about 27 mins.

The image he's chosen to use details a Dota 2 hero called Terrorblade.

What's Terrorblade's HeroID (as seen in the screenshot?) 109.

As in 109% in the Steam sale, as in 10/9 day of the leak.

half-life-3-beard.gif

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If this is really it (and it is) then they've truly waited until nobody would believe it anymore. So that we can be even more amazed when it inevitably turns out that this is really it. Something really big starts with something as small and insignificant as a text file. Ingenious.

Btw that is the best gif.

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Has anyone had their hardware ship yet? Mine has been "shipped" for a month but hasn't arrived at the courier yet. I'm expecting it on Friday.

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Has anyone had their hardware ship yet? Mine has been "shipped" for a month but hasn't arrived at the courier yet. I'm expecting it on Friday.

Mine hasn't either :omg:

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Has anyone had their hardware ship yet? Mine has been "shipped" for a month but hasn't arrived at the courier yet. I'm expecting it on Friday.

let us know if it includes a surprise Steam key for a 'mystery game'

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I already got Rocket League and Portal 2 for ordering :)

The surprise game will come with the VR headset.

Which incidentally will be shown off on October 20th at the HTC event.

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And please god with an actual release date. They said this year didn't they but are surely leaving it a bit late? Or are they staggering the release now which I've heard mention of but not officially? Vive not HL3 obviously. ;)

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