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gamer1973
04-28-2010, 05:24 PM
If episode 3 was announced tomorrow, what would be your first reaction?
(semi-serious thread)

Mine: "FINALLY!"

mimaz98
04-28-2010, 05:27 PM
I would be confused, I suspect.

AguyinaRPG
04-28-2010, 05:46 PM
I would be confused, I suspect.

Quoted for the truth. No game traffic, no build-up, no way it would sell nearly as well.

slayer20
04-28-2010, 05:57 PM
^Pretty much that.

Luroberto
04-28-2010, 06:10 PM
Me and Becky would freak.
I gasm.

Xia
04-28-2010, 06:21 PM
That would be a "something's wrong here..." moment.

slipperywhenwet
04-28-2010, 06:26 PM
Quoted for the truth. No game traffic, no build-up, no way it would sell nearly as well.

LOL Portal 2 wasnt built up, except by the ARG but most of those 2 million views were people coming back. so i suspect only about 20,000 or so of the millions that played portal 1 knew it was coming out. Yet i but it will sell a lot.

How would a random announcement be unwarranted? Not all games are announced in front of millions, streamed live on TV, yet they still sell well. I just dont see how the next HALF LIFE game would be a dud because the announced it randomly.

slipperywhenwet
04-28-2010, 06:27 PM
mine

"JUSES" (yes it spell it wrong, while saying it. thats how excited id be)

Zekiran
04-28-2010, 06:36 PM
LOL Portal 2 wasnt built up, except by the ARG but most of those 2 million views were people coming back. so i suspect only about 20,000 or so of the millions that played portal 1 knew it was coming out. Yet i but it will sell a lot.

How would a random announcement be unwarranted? Not all games are announced in front of millions, streamed live on TV, yet they still sell well. I just dont see how the next HALF LIFE game would be a dud because the announced it randomly.

The ARG happened now what, 7 weeks ago, more?

For the game that is going to be a FALL release.

So.... yeah it had a lot of lead time. So indeed, I would suspect haxxorz, lies and misdirection.

gamer1973
04-28-2010, 06:46 PM
That would be a "something's wrong here..." moment.

"THIS MUST BE A JOKE"

"There's got to be a catch..."

"THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE, THEY AREN'T FOLLOWING VALVE TIME"


I bet only .1% will believe its true.

surfrock22
04-28-2010, 06:49 PM
I would be confused, I suspect.

Yeah, after you ♥♥♥♥ your pants in excitement.

ThatoneJeff
04-28-2010, 06:53 PM
"Yay Episode 3! Wait... where the ♥♥♥♥ is the engineer update?"

DOE_JOHN88
04-28-2010, 06:53 PM
Speechless. Expressionless. Motionless.

gamer1973
04-28-2010, 06:59 PM
"Yay Episode 3! Wait... where the ♥♥♥♥ is the engineer update?"

LOL, just made my day

gorpie
04-28-2010, 08:13 PM
"THIS MUST BE A JOKE"

"There's got to be a catch..."

This would pretty much be my reaction.

LicenseToGrill
04-28-2010, 08:15 PM
I would crap bricks

Sasso
04-28-2010, 09:17 PM
Hooray.

surfrock22
04-28-2010, 09:22 PM
GAAAAAAAAAAABE

Info_Phil
04-28-2010, 09:51 PM
Speechless. Expressionless. Motionless.
Live. Run. Shoot. Think. Source.

I'd jump to the ceiling, through the ceiling in the sky,
circle around the jupiter, then fly back to my chair.

Then I'm going to fire some lazers.

mimaz98
04-28-2010, 11:09 PM
Quoted for the truth. No game traffic, no build-up, no way it would sell nearly as well.

Well, yes, but I was referring mainly to Valve's focus on Portal 2.

Yeah, after you ♥♥♥♥ your pants in excitement.

Quite so.

Certainly, as a hard-core fan, I would have no objections.

But there would still be little sense in it all.

surfrock22
04-29-2010, 01:23 AM
For sure. I couldn't see much good coming out of such an announcement, in this point in time.. :'(

alcator
04-29-2010, 03:03 AM
When you say announced, do you mean announced, or released? Because it seems people in this thread take it as "released"...

mimaz98
04-29-2010, 04:13 AM
Announced - as in a release date, a trailer, screenshots.

Flamov
04-29-2010, 04:18 AM
GAAAAAAAAAAABE

GGGGGAAAAAABBBBBEEEE too.

Ankh
04-29-2010, 04:44 AM
Initial confusion quickly overshadowed by joy.

With the success of Portal 2's ARG I'd expect something hinting at it at least - it's not even a particularly significant day - at least at E3 all eyes will be on them already. But plot holes aside I'd be overjoyed.

MyNameDidntFit
04-29-2010, 05:16 AM
I'd shrug and go "well, it's Valve and Half-Life... so it'll be another year".

Info_Phil
04-29-2010, 07:51 AM
World is changing now!
After the series ended, everyone will flame again!

I can see it in my head:
Threads with titles "EP3 sucks!" "112 hours are too short!" and stuff.

ks_ratchet
04-29-2010, 08:14 AM
There was thread like this already.

I'll same same thing again. I would run around naked in city centre like an idiot. :D

surfrock22
04-29-2010, 09:21 AM
Let's be honest. We'd all say we would be confused and skeptical, but the truth is the entire forum would, finally, be jumping for joy.

jlt987
04-29-2010, 09:43 AM
My reaction would sound something this:

"GFHSHGJSJNGSAIJOAMXGMSG"

Indeed. Then I would hug people. And possibly start playing Half-Life 2 and hit some combine with a crowbar and accidently fall off a cliff.

viehrea_siili
04-29-2010, 10:03 AM
No... It can't be!

Maybe they rushed it D:

Better to wait couple of more years.

Verwandlung
04-29-2010, 10:07 AM
I would smile.

greenman19
04-29-2010, 10:18 AM
I'd probably wake up.

bluz74
04-29-2010, 10:39 AM
If episode 3 was announced tomorrow, what would be your first reaction?


"Great. Now I gotta wait 3 more years. Fiddlesticks."

Iheartvorts
04-29-2010, 11:05 AM
Cry sweet tears of joy.

Info_Phil
04-29-2010, 11:13 AM
It would be awesome anyway.

surfrock22
04-29-2010, 11:40 AM
I would breathe a huge sigh of relief. Finally we would have reason to be excited about HL again.

backstepper
04-29-2010, 01:17 PM
I would try to walk up my rooms wall and make a flip. If i don't fail doing that i will get back to the forum posting how bloody happy me is.:D
If i don't manage the flip you might see someone in the news who broke his neck because of half life.:p

or i might just do that:
I would breathe a huge sigh of relief. finally we would have reason to be excited about HL again.

gorpie
04-29-2010, 03:25 PM
I would try to walk up my rooms wall and make a flip. If i don't fail doing that i will get back to the forum posting how bloody happy me is.:D
If i don't manage the flip you might see someone in the news who broke his neck because of half life.:p

or i might just do that:
I would breathe a huge sigh of relief. Finally we would have reason to be excited about HL again.

That would probably be safer. ;)

Um, and I don't think I'd get to see the news about you breaking your neck since you live in another country... I might notice you're not here, though, and be sad.

youknow
04-29-2010, 03:30 PM
My reaction. (http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu267/princess_kell/omg.jpg)

OluapPlayer
04-29-2010, 04:52 PM
I would say "Valve be trollin'" and resume my playing until it was really confirmed.

surfrock22
04-29-2010, 06:03 PM
That would probably be safer. ;)

Um, and I don't think I'd get to see the news about you breaking your neck since you live in another country... I might notice you're not here, though, and be sad.

I appreciate your concern! :D

gorpie
04-29-2010, 08:20 PM
I appreciate your concern! :D

That was concern for Backstepper. But I'd be concerned for you, too. :p :)

surfrock22
04-29-2010, 08:21 PM
:(

FINE.

:D

gorpie
04-29-2010, 08:43 PM
:(

FINE.

:D

YOU weren't the one who said they would do a flip and maybe end up breaking their neck. Sheesh. ;)

Kanar
04-30-2010, 03:05 PM
This will be my reaction:
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/482/wx6ng.png

Cotan
04-30-2010, 03:36 PM
I would start crying because im so happy about it. :)

gamer1973
04-30-2010, 04:35 PM
(After a long speech about episode 3 confirmed, and coming soon)

Gabe:.....and now ABOUT EPISODE 3's RELEASE DATE :D
*Glados voice comes out of nowhere distracting everyone else and Gabe runs away*

(FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU)

HyperTech
04-30-2010, 06:15 PM
I would only have 2 words to say:

About time.

Silicon Chip
04-30-2010, 06:28 PM
I'd be skeptic. I've lost all hope of seeing EP3 any time soon.

Ankh
04-30-2010, 06:49 PM
I'd be skeptic. I've lost all hope of seeing EP3 any time soon.

Yeah, I'd assume it'd be out 2011 at the least

ThatoneJeff
04-30-2010, 07:10 PM
If I was in an interview with Gabe i'd say this.
Me:Gabe I feel inclined to talk to you about episode 3.
Gabe:I can't talk about Episode 3.
Me: Wow... you really hate Star Wars Episode Three that much?
*Epic lulz,we all go home.*

joeylawn
04-30-2010, 07:40 PM
But would you purchase and download from Steam right away (I mean when its released)???? If you did, then you would be d/l'ing it with 734747234757234123027232 other people - might be a good idea to wait a few days, else download rate might be about only 4 bytes/sec. :eek:

gorpie
04-30-2010, 07:54 PM
But would you purchase and download from Steam right away (I mean when its released)???? If you did, then you would be d/l'ing it with 734747234757234123027232 other people - might be a good idea to wait a few days, else download rate might be about only 4 bytes/sec. :eek:

Well, then it would be a good thing for me that my current system probably can't run it. By the time I could DL it, I'd have the DL server almost all to myself. :p

joeylawn
04-30-2010, 07:57 PM
I was obviously exaggerating about the numbers above, but IMO it will be a real issue, and me personally, I will wait a few days for things to calm down a bit.

gorpie
04-30-2010, 08:04 PM
I didn't even try to figure out what the number was, because I was pretty sure you were exaggerating. :)


Okay, here we go:

734747234757234123027232 would be more people on the planet, at first glance.

734747234757234123027232 would be 734,747,234,757,234,123,027,232.

734,747,234,757,234,123,027,232 would be 734 sextillion, 747 quintillion, 234 quadrillion, 757 trillion, 234 billion, 123 million, 27 thousand, 232.

734747234757234123027232 seems to indicate that you like the numbers 7 and 2. :D

surfrock22
04-30-2010, 11:54 PM
I'd be skeptic. I've lost all hope of seeing EP3 any time soon.

I want to see a big ♥♥♥♥ing picture of a crowbar on Steam's front page. That would erase all of my doubts.

Ankh
05-01-2010, 03:01 AM
734747234757234123027232 would be more people on the planet, at first glance.

Oh it's not just more than the world population, it's 10,776,422,093,5046 times the world population.

That's the world population times itself times 15,806.

If that many people bought Episode 3 at the usual $20 price tag, Valve would have made $14,694,944,695,144,682,460,544,640.00 on that one game alone.

That said, I do think a steam news article would be enough to convince me unless it was April 1st.

fuegerstef
05-01-2010, 03:03 AM
734747234757234123027232 seems to indicate that you like the numbers 7 and 2. :D

The 6, 8 and 9 keys are obviously broken.

surfrock22
05-01-2010, 03:04 AM
What have you done.. WHAT HAVE YOU GUYS (and gals) DONE TO THIS THREAD?

:D

fuegerstef
05-01-2010, 03:06 AM
What have you done.. WHAT HAVE YOU GUYS (and gals) DONE TO THIS THREAD?

:D

We helped people figuring out that they need to repair their keyboard or buy a new one. :cool:

gorpie
05-01-2010, 08:23 AM
Oh it's not just more than the world population, it's 10,776,422,093,5046 times the world population.

That's the world population times itself times 15,806.

If that many people bought Episode 3 at the usual $20 price tag, Valve would have made $14,694,944,695,144,682,460,544,640.00 on that one game alone.

That said, I do think a steam news article would be enough to convince me unless it was April 1st.

LOL. Well, my math isn't good enough to have figured all that out. I'm glad someone picked up the ball! :D

The 6, 8 and 9 keys are obviously broken.

Good catch!

What have you done.. WHAT HAVE YOU GUYS (and gals) DONE TO THIS THREAD?

:D

We're, um, educating people on what really big numbers are called? We're, um, educating people on the world population? And, um, economics! Yeah, that's it. :p

Gordon He-Man
05-01-2010, 09:13 AM
What would be your reaction if Episode 3 was announced tomorrow?

I'd call up my folks advising them that 'Rapture' would definitely happen the day AFTER tomorrow.:eek::eek::eek:

LATTEH
05-01-2010, 10:54 AM
i would be like YAY then i would never come back to this forum ever again because it will be filled with ♥♥♥♥ from the TF2 forum and l4d2 forum

surfrock22
05-01-2010, 11:32 AM
Yeah. This place is going to be a ♥♥♥♥ing mess when something official is released.

Enjoy your sweet forum while you can..

backstepper
05-01-2010, 06:23 PM
First few minutes and maybe even hours it would not do that much harm to this forum. That depends what time they release something or we find out about it(if they do something like the arg again).

After that it could be many people being happy until some peopl jump in and try to troll around. Other than that it will be just fine. Also if Episode 3 would be announced this forum would be dead, since we got the episode 3 forum the moment that happens.

gorpie
05-01-2010, 06:39 PM
First few minutes and maybe even hours it would not do that much harm to this forum. That depends what time they release something or we find out about it(if they do something like the arg again).

After that it could be many people being happy until some peopl jump in and try to troll around. Other than that it will be just fine. Also if Episode 3 would be announced this forum would be dead, since we got the episode 3 forum the moment that happens.

Did you visit the Portal forum during the ARG???

I did, and one time there were 47 threads with new posts in 3 hours!!! (And that is nothing like what would happen to this forum if they did an ARG.)

So I avoided the place for a couple days.

HyperTech
05-01-2010, 06:42 PM
Did you visit the Portal forum during the ARG???

I did, and one time there were 47 threads with new posts in 3 hours!!! (And that is nothing like what would happen to this forum if they did an ARG.)
I did too, there was also a single thread with over 2 million views!

gorpie
05-01-2010, 06:48 PM
I did too, there was also a single thread with over 2 million views!

And it's still there, too! ;)

backstepper
05-01-2010, 06:54 PM
Did you visit the Portal forum during the ARG???

Not the first few hours or days. Still i would be suprised if it would be the same since most people would search for the episode 3 part of this forum and not post just here oh wait most people don't know we got the search function so you might be right.:p

gorpie
05-01-2010, 06:57 PM
Not the first few hours or days. Still i would be suprised if it would be the same since most people would search for the episode 3 part of this forum and not post just here oh wait most people don't know we got the search function so you might be right.:p

Even after the Portal 2 forum was opened, the Portal forum was very active... Only recently has it *almost* died down to its pre-ARG semi-dormancy.

Neotyguy40
05-01-2010, 07:04 PM
My reaction?

I ♥♥♥♥ in my pants! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY)

HyperTech
05-01-2010, 07:06 PM
I miss that time when it was chaos in the Portal forums. It feelt so special and nice, after about 2 long years something was finally going to happen and the forum was extremely active again from being almost dead for a long time.

I can't wait when same thing happens in the Episode 2/3 forums :D

backstepper
05-01-2010, 07:08 PM
I think the other question is will they do the same thing to Episode 3. The portal ending was changed so it is normal that people still postin there. I know that many people will still post in here but without advertisment like the one portal had, it will be active for a shorter time i would guess. Except for the podcast thread and two or three others.

HyperTech
05-01-2010, 07:14 PM
I think the other question is will they do the same thing to Episode 3. The portal ending was changed so it is normal that people still postin there. I know that many people will still post in here but without advertisment like the one portal had, it will be active for a shorter time i would guess. Except for the podcast thread and two or three others.
If Episode 3 won't get an ARG as Portal, the EP2/3 forum won't be as active and chaotic as the Portal forum was I guess.

HyperTech
05-01-2010, 07:25 PM
Hmm by the way, the mystic voices that came with the ARG that sounded like Alyx, Kleiner and Barney talking with eachother, what was that? Did that mystery ever got solved?

I remember that people was so convinced that it was voices from the Half-Life characters.. but if that ARG was 100% about Portal, was those voices from Portal 2 then?

gorpie
05-01-2010, 07:54 PM
Hmm by the way, the mystic voices that came with the ARG that sounded like Alyx, Kleiner and Barney talking with eachother, what was that? Did that mystery ever got solved?

I remember that people was so convinced that it was voices from the Half-Life characters.. but if that ARG was 100% about Portal, was those voices from Portal 2 then?

I don't know if it was answered. I didn't keep up with that thread when it was nuts, so generally don't bother looking at it now (it's very long).

But it could be voices from Portal 2. We know Chell is accompanied by one of the cores and I think they all talk? (Can't find the link to the mag article right now.)

webbdogg
05-02-2010, 12:59 AM
My first reaction would be Why the hell did valve do that then I would sprint to my wallet to go buy that damn thing.

More likely is them announcing a release date not just releasing it straight out.

Ankh
05-02-2010, 02:06 AM
Hmm by the way, the mystic voices that came with the ARG that sounded like Alyx, Kleiner and Barney talking with eachother, what was that? Did that mystery ever got solved?

I remember that people was so convinced that it was voices from the Half-Life characters.. but if that ARG was 100% about Portal, was those voices from Portal 2 then?

That soundfile was meaningless noise. Any and all voices heard were merely auditory pareidolia. There was supposed to be someone saying "that's amazing" but having listened to it, there was nothing I could find even remotely like that, and given how much noise there was, how edited the file was for people to hear it etc I highly doubt I simply missed it.

It's far more likely that people starved of Episode 3 info desperately wanting to hear something thought they did, tried to edit it to become clearer (ie, tampering with it to fit a preconceived idea) and read into it from there. Somehow they gleaned the voices of Half Life 2 characters (despite it being far too noisy to even identify human speech) and thought they were onto something.

It was kind of forgotten when it was revealed the ARG was for Portal 2, not Ep3 after all, meaning there's no reason for there to be HL2 voices present. I'd say rightly so as if valve wanted to hint towards Episode 3, it'd be hidden but it'd be unambiguous when uncovered.

All things considered, I sympathize. If that actually had HL2 voices...

millionmice
05-02-2010, 02:30 AM
AAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH rrJHKLNFALFANLJPJWAOAWDM HAHAHA ASKSPA;D WOADQWWPWOO YAY

WOO!

lostinseganet
05-02-2010, 10:13 AM
Instead of praise I would complain about how long this is taking, and encourage others to do the same.:p

HyperTech
05-02-2010, 10:43 AM
That soundfile was meaningless noise. Any and all voices heard were merely auditory pareidolia. There was supposed to be someone saying "that's amazing" but having listened to it, there was nothing I could find even remotely like that, and given how much noise there was, how edited the file was for people to hear it etc I highly doubt I simply missed it.

It's far more likely that people starved of Episode 3 info desperately wanting to hear something thought they did, tried to edit it to become clearer (ie, tampering with it to fit a preconceived idea) and read into it from there. Somehow they gleaned the voices of Half Life 2 characters (despite it being far too noisy to even identify human speech) and thought they were onto something.

It was kind of forgotten when it was revealed the ARG was for Portal 2, not Ep3 after all, meaning there's no reason for there to be HL2 voices present. I'd say rightly so as if valve wanted to hint towards Episode 3, it'd be hidden but it'd be unambiguous when uncovered.

All things considered, I sympathize. If that actually had HL2 voices...
Whatever those sound files was, it has to mean something? I don't think Valve would just randomly make weird sound files and put them in the game. What would be the point with that if they did?

Maybe we won't find out what those sound files are until E3.. or until Portal 2 has been released.

SaneDunk
05-02-2010, 12:34 PM
I'd strangle someone in excitement.

DirectVic
05-02-2010, 01:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs

And I would mean it.

Ankh
05-02-2010, 03:11 PM
Whatever those sound files was, it has to mean something? I don't think Valve would just randomly make weird sound files and put them in the game. What would be the point with that if they did?

Maybe we won't find out what those sound files are until E3.. or until Portal 2 has been released.

There's no point in releasing random noise files people can't open, then telling them what it was if it's an ARG. I highly doubt that they'll have any significance that Valve has to tell us.

That said, I forget which sounds exactly they were, so I'm not sure if they were random noise or sounds that had other purposes that people were trying to get more out of.

cwsault
05-02-2010, 04:49 PM
If I was in an interview with Gabe i'd say this.
Me:Gabe I feel inclined to talk to you about episode 3.
Gabe:I can't talk about Episode 3.
Me: Wow... you really hate Star Wars Episode Three that much?
*Epic lulz,we all go home.*

Episode One version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUQfHRfX2o8

snowdawg_1997
05-03-2010, 01:25 PM
Me: Bull♥♥♥♥

Ghostbreed
05-21-2010, 02:35 PM
my first thought would be "i hope FakeFactory is aware of this."

i bet all of you know who that guy is.