Protestors to Valve: We demand Half-Life 3

Exercising the right to peaceably to assemble, two men were spotted yesterday outside of Valve's headquarters in Bellevue, Washington, protesting the absence of Half-Life 3. It's been seven years since Half-Life 2 was released, and since then only rumors of the third game have emerged from Valve’s mysterious office space.

Above: Valve’s big boss man meets up with some big Half-Life fans

The picture was snapped by Bungie Studios's Jason Sussman and posted to his Twitter. Valve seems to be taking this unrest seriously, as the protesting pair was greeted by Valve co-founder Gabe Newell. So far, Valve has been unwilling meet any demands.

Aug 11, 2011


  • mothbanquet - August 15, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    Finally, something worth protesting over.
  • space_cakes - August 13, 2011 4:02 p.m.

    @robertpopovic: Oh yeah, you're right! I was trying to hype up HL from memory and totally missed that. pipe bombs ftw :D
  • robertpopovic - August 12, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    @Space_Cakes: Actually Blood was earlier with the multiple (awesome!) fire modes. For me the biggets reason of wanting a continuation is because I want to know what happens next in the story and wether they'll ever dig in more into the G-man and who he works for. Then again, like a good horrormovie that last would be best kept undisclosed of course.
  • Crabhand - August 12, 2011 5:23 p.m.

    Certainly more meaningful than a bunch of bitching on the internet. Valve will probably hire these guys as PR reps or something.
  • StonedMagician99 - August 12, 2011 3:42 p.m.

    I would bet a whole ot of money that some Half Life game will be what Valve does after DotA 2.
  • ChrisCultista - August 12, 2011 3:34 p.m.

    Everybody is missing the point. "The picture was snapped by Bungie Studios's Jason Sussman". A Bungie Studios employee was snapping photos of Gabe talking to protestors. I have the weirdest boner right now.
  • space_cakes - August 12, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    @jackthemenace: Half-Life made the modern FPS. That's what sets it aside. Physics, a large seamless environment, multiple firing modes, and a dedicated mod community really made HL1 the precedent.
  • jackthemenace - August 12, 2011 10:37 a.m.

    I'm gonna call it, HL3 is gonna be another DN:F. I don't completely get what all the fuss about HL IS anyway. Sure, it's fun to play, but I don't quite see what sets it aside from every other shooter :/
  • WinkedUp Lozza - August 12, 2011 10:29 a.m.

    ~So far, Valve has been unwilling meet any demands.~ GR Can't possibly figure out why...
  • UberNoob - August 12, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    @Plan10FromOuterSpace I don' think it is possible to hug Gabe...
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - August 12, 2011 8:10 a.m.

    haha, not quite the London Peace protests but credit to these guys, mind you if I lived near valve's HQ i'd pop down and do the same, just on the off chance id get to meet someone from the company, id hug them and ask for a third portal game...
  • Jacko415 - August 12, 2011 4:13 a.m.

    at this point... we can wait as long as VALVE needs... BUT JUST GIVE US A SCREENSHOT OR SOMETHING! GOD DAMN!!!!! ANY NEWS AT ALL!
  • Yeager1122 - August 12, 2011 4:06 a.m.

    I would love Half Life 3 already honestly if it ever comes out it better be amazing.
  • cman12314 - August 12, 2011 3 a.m.

    Honestly, I've forgotten about Half Life, and I'm pretty sure Valve has too. They're moving on to more fresh and better ideas, I mean can anyone seriously say, with a straight face, that Portal 2 wasn't as good as Half Life 2, because Portal 2 was effin' beautiful. I've made my point.
  • AntiGimp - August 12, 2011 2:59 a.m.

    I can't say I am incredibly impressed with what they have been pumping out so far. Portal 2 was fun though... Half life 3 is overdue for them. No more team based nonsense. No more undead nightmares or portals. Just good and gory FPS fun.
  • soren7550 - August 12, 2011 2:49 a.m.

    The best part of the story for me has to be how Gabe bought them lunch (how could you guys leave that part out?).
  • TheJHat - August 12, 2011 2:29 a.m.

    Gabe already said that a new Source wouldn't be made, though. Anyway, at least they got to meet Gabe.
  • BigLandoz - August 12, 2011 2:29 a.m.

    Haha, very cool for Gabe to come out and get a photo op with the protestors. And if you're gonna protest, protest right!
  • TheJHat - August 12, 2011 2:13 a.m.

    Gabe already said that a new Source wouldn't be made, though. Anyway, at least they got to meet Gabe.
  • newgames128 - August 12, 2011 1:40 a.m.

    I think they're waiting because... A. it will be a full fledged sequel, not an episode. and B. it will be running on Source^2

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