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Old 06-27-2012, 09:20 AM   #76
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I'd personally love to know why everyone is having a gasket blown: this is old art, 4 years old. Yes, "we haven't seen it before" but like ALL things that develop in stages, all of this concept art is exactly that - conceptual at best. It shows what directions they may have gone IN 2008.

So yay. new arts to look at.

But NOT to speculate over whether it'll all be in the final product! NOT. TO. Speculate!
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:08 AM   #77
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That Xen art... OMG.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:08 AM   #78
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I don't get it. We wait 5 years and half of the fanbase goes crazy from lack of content, and then when we finally do get content, half the fanbase complains? Jesus Christ guys, be happy that we're getting this and stop trying to prove it fake at every single point.

I'm just curious if this concept art was done recently, or in 2008. The answer would let us know if Valve is still sticking to the storyline they had back in 2008, or if they might have radically changed something.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:09 AM   #79
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This just made my day! Finally something new after such a long time of nothing.
Thanks a lot to whoever got these pics.
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I'd personally love to know why everyone is having a gasket blown: this is old art, 4 years old. Yes, "we haven't seen it before" but like ALL things that develop in stages, all of this concept art is exactly that - conceptual at best. It shows what directions they may have gone IN 2008.

So yay. new arts to look at.

But NOT to speculate over whether it'll all be in the final product! NOT. TO. Speculate!
I personally am really happy because in the last four years we've had only very brief mentioning of Half-Life in interviews and that only mostly unrelated to the game itself or just jokingly.
To have something new, even if it's actually four years old, is pretty refreshing for a change.

Of course the next Half-Life game has undergone massive changes over the past four years but it's not entirely impossible that they may still use some concept that they had planned to use back then. I think it's nice to have something new(old) to speculate about because everything else has been discussed to death and beyond.
Whether it will be used in the final game doesn't really matter much for me.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:11 AM   #80
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I recall something similar happening a while ago involving leveraged and a member of Steamcast. They both said (or at least leveraged did) that their sources were reliable, but nothing turned out to be true.

With that aside, good Half-Life content, fake or not, is always well received.

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Old 06-27-2012, 10:17 AM   #81
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I'd be okay if this was only released because it isn't what the game is going to be like. So when the game does eventually come out, we can see how it evolved. I think it is interesting to see how games evolved from one thing to another.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #82
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Perhaps it's time we sought confirmation from Valve?
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #83
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Why can't someone post the source?
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:44 AM   #84
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That Xen art... OMG.
Why do you convinced it is Xen?

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I'd be okay if this was only released because it isn't what the game is going to be like. So when the game does eventually come out, we can see how it evolved. I think it is interesting to see how games evolved from one thing to another.
My thoughts too. If it gets released following this concepts, it'd be the most greet of all 3 episodes at best. At this point, I'm really glad that their plans have changed!

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This just made my day! Finally something new after such a long time of nothing.
Thanks a lot to whoever got these pics.
This. It's shame that there are so many complain posts here. Comon, people, we finally have at least some concept arts, even if it's old, it is a big pleasure!!
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #85
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To echo what a few other people said: Looks real, but it's probably too old to mean anything. Still kinda cool though.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:49 AM   #86
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Why do you convinced it is Xen?
Because they say it: http://www.valvetime.net/threads/exc...pt-art.206815/

And because of the platforms and the general look of it. It may not be Xen, but it certainly isn't Earth.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:57 AM   #87
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Hectic Glenn here, I can tell you the file names of those original images had the word 'xen' in them. They are of xen.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:00 AM   #88
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This is from circa 2008 i don't care being dissapointed one time more
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:34 AM   #89
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It's fake. None of this fits in with any of HL2's established style, namely the Resistance's clothes. Some of these pictures are meaningless squiggles/swirls. The Advisor looks like it was photoshopped into the picture rather than drawn in, which I've never seen done in real Valve concept-art.

This whole thing reeks of fakeness.
These are real.

Now keep in mind it is only concept art - but what has been posted are not fake.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:37 AM   #90
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Holy mother of god and its wacky nephews...

Weather Control? XEN?

JKOWEBGFKJBEJNBEOJGBNGEJOWEGJOWBNJG

*dead*
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