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Half-Life 2: Episode 3's Story Released By Marc Laidlaw

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Corrected Post (Backup of the Post) : https://github.com/Jackathan/MarcLaidlaw-Epistle3/ Original Post : http://www.marclaidlaw.com/epistle-3/ Today on Valve News Network, we take a look at the released story for what could have been Half-Life 2: Episode 3 released by Marc Laidlaw, Half-Life's lead writer. My Social Media : Twitter : https://twitter.com/ValveNewsNetwor Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/valvenewsnetwork/ Waffler Weekly : goo.gl/Fm28Ge
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Text Comments (4882)
Ray Patrick (2 days ago)
"don't worry guys, its coming out" Ohhhh that sweet innocent you...
AlienFirefox (4 days ago)
sorry valve but you have fucked this gamer around one too many times I would prefer too just not play valve games
ThomasHeaton (10 days ago)
protest and dont buy anything on steam
Dani Mew Blitz (22 days ago)
all comments down are 9 months ago.. all people are full of faith and belive back then... and now? ..
vBDKv (1 month ago)
God I hate Valve.
Despon (2 months ago)
If valve can’t be bothered to continue their community, we will.
Narbacular Blu (2 months ago)
In my opinion, Epistle 3 is not the conclusion the the Half-Life Saga. Here's why. First of all, it was only the possible plot of Episode 3. It's not like this was the plot the whole Half-Life team had 100% decided, and then the game's development fizzled out. No. This was a possible plot out of what I'm sure were a meaty amount. Second of all, Marc Laidlaw himself pointed out on Twitter that this 'idea' for a story is unpolished. Would Alyx really shoot Mossman? He also pointed out that the story would change a lot as you tried to build it from a blog post into a videogame. In my opinion, Marc Laidlaw's 'Epistle 3' is not the conclusion of Half-Life, and I hope to see Valve release a true Half-Life 3 up ahead.
Elite Combine (2 months ago)
WE NEEEED HALF HALF 2 EP3
TauroAdventures (2 months ago)
One thing I say Steam is Konami 2.0
WE WANT HALF LIFE 3 (3 months ago)
We want half life 3 release
Joel Tejada (3 months ago)
Valve you're dead to me
YOU ARE F!@KING HIGH HALF LIFE 3 IS NOT COMMING OUT DONT LISTEN TO THEM YOU SHOULD CRY UNDER A TREE
Aces (3 months ago)
Who’s hyped for Half Life 4??? Wait- *oh* that’s right.....
Mohammad Alomary (4 months ago)
That would've been an amazing mind blowing story for the game 😢 Something so amazing and shocking that i would've expected Valve to do as such for the trilogy and it fits the story pretty well And now you spoiled it! Thanks man Thanks alot 😞 I don't know if i want Half Life 3 anymore
gtament (4 months ago)
And there is the promised detailed video?
PGE Game leaks and news (4 months ago)
steam killed well know old valve but half lifes community is the best (half life 3 have to many memes)and ı think we can make half life 3
- (4 months ago)
that's the story really, well, it is something...
CoatRack21 (4 months ago)
*_I expect you know better than I the appropriate course of action, and I leave you to it. Expect no further correspondence from me regarding these matters; this is my final epistle._*
NoovazICombineStudiosI (5 months ago)
Want half life 3? say this to valve "MAKE HALF LIFE 3 YOU CAN MAKE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OUT OF IT." Valve:"Billions of Dollars"? LETS GET SHIT BACK UP
QuakerxD (5 months ago)
i was looking on upcoming games to PC on a norwegian gamenews outlet called gamereactor, on the 4 page i found: Half - Life 2: Episode 3 and Half- Life 3 just a little longer down. i also saw Bully 2 and some other cool titels, but its 2019++ for sure
angelofdeath275 (5 months ago)
Valve is dead to me.
Amateur Youtuber (5 months ago)
Valve could leave a mark in history but they chose to be center of hatred and disappointment.
Jimmy Guo (5 months ago)
Before you start reading Marc Laidlaw's post, first play the Triage at Dawn Remix, read the Epistle 3, and cry.
Domnul L (6 months ago)
The ending of episode 3 it's pretty sad...and so Gordon Freeman become lonely again
Bergly Anders (6 months ago)
I have a half life lambda tattoo on my arm basically as homage to how the rebels wore the symbol on their arms in the game. I'm really late on hearing about this but part of me just died. I read the story Laidlaw released. I'm actually upset.
Plasma Dragoon (5 months ago)
Wow, that's some real passion you have for that game. It's pretty awesome, in my opinion! I woulda liked to see that tattoo and I'm sorry to hear you were/are upset, everyone here shares that same feeeling.
Gentleman (6 months ago)
Honestly, if episode three does come out, I'm not buying it, not playing it. Valve will just change the story and it'll be a steaming shit comparable to No man's sky. I'm already guessing it'll be a shitty game based on what valve will do from here. But they probably wont even come out with it so, I guess I can take some peace that we've gotten the closure.
- - (6 months ago)
Marc laidlaw was fired, so he released the story because he was mad that the all half life games were cancelled forever. Have a nice day
Jovan Janevski (6 months ago)
The ultimate boss in Half-Life is GabeN.
Grigori Rasputin (6 months ago)
I guess Valve gave up trying to count to 3
The elite (6 months ago)
Somebody should do the ending in sfm
Clay soldier Gamer (6 months ago)
All #3 Half-Life 2 Episode 3 Confirmed if you search in google "valve Games" https://www.google.com.ph/search?sa=X&q=Half-Life+2:+Episode+Three&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgFuLQz9U3SCnPMVLiBLOS082qtCSyk630k8vS9dMTc1PjcxOzU4usQMziR4z-3AIvf9wTlnKbtObkNUYHLpxKhVS42FzzSjJLKoWkuHik4PZoMEhxccF5PAD9t8AagwAAAA&npsic=-1024&tbs=kac:1,kac_so:0&ved=0ahUKEwjDpaKKlb3YAhXEXrwKHZx9DGQQ-BYITw
gio ustiashvili (6 months ago)
Let's just all hate Artifact as a protest against valve, lets ruin Artifact opinion and game itself as revenge for our broken dreams! For Gordon Freeman! λ
weedstore (6 months ago)
Gaben all whats this guy do all the day is ask himself witch sandwiches he want eat
RozDraws (6 months ago)
I literally cried when I finished half life 2 episode 2 because I waited 10 years for nothing
The Obscure Earrapist (6 months ago)
half life is fucking dead and its obvious at this point, as much as i love half life its 100% obvious. its been so overhyped that no matter what valve would do, they'd get backlash for the game "not being worth the wait" or "not as good" and more. sure, people can make fangames based off of this story that Laidlaw released, but it will never be an official valve game, no matter how hard the community tries. rest in piece half life, you were amazing.
Sasuke Uchiha (6 months ago)
I actually liked what the post said, and the way it ends leads to the possibility of a 4th Half-Life, or another 3 part Half-Life game, like HL 2. Alyx kills Dr. Mossman and is later taken by G-Man, before the Borealis explodes. Gordan is saved, but is in the future, and doesn’t know if the Combine won or lost. I think someone should just take the events from this story and turn it into a game. Even if this story isn’t canon, that doesn’t matter. We won’t get an official HL 3, but this story would be the closest thing to an official HL 3 story that we’ll get. Someone could just make this a mod for Half-Life 2, or just make it an entirely new game, with the mechanics of HL2, along with new mechanics. Also, now that Gordan is in the future, he can probably find Chell.
Ulaş Bey (7 months ago)
Who is still believing in HL3?
Marko Sofranic (7 months ago)
When Eli Vance died at the end of Episode Two, the hopes of Half-Life story continuation died with him...
Tormented Tantalus (7 months ago)
HL3 cancelled, confirmed.
Sickman (7 months ago)
half-life has the best soundtrack ever made!
김윤교헌 (7 months ago)
suck your self valve. suck your self. and i gonna kill my self today
proxy an (7 months ago)
hey don't do it man, there are better games out there
Family Dunow (7 months ago)
rick and morty season 3 only took 2 years. I have been waiting 10 fucking years to bash shit with the crowbar again
Tréan Baptiste (7 months ago)
The story sounds great. Would've been better if portrayed through a game, though.
Dr. Ishiku Yūki (7 months ago)
When Black Mesa is finished maybe those guys can work on episode 3
A C (8 months ago)
I'm upset. Truly
Federico HD (8 months ago)
i can't think...my mind is in white...no sound...no feelings...no reactions...no life...just... half of my life has been taken away...
Jerome Tolentino (8 months ago)
Waiting List TF2 Update = ✓ CSGO Update = ✓ HL3 = X Artifact = 68%
NicolBolas2 (8 months ago)
This video hit me like a bullet. All I can do is.wait for HL3 now
Jay Bowers (8 months ago)
I thought the know didn't KNOW anything, right? I thought you said it was coming out for sure. Looks like you didn't KNOW shit.
Jere Jauhojärvi (8 months ago)
How many of you out there really are Half-life fans?
Jere Jauhojärvi (8 months ago)
That's somehow sad...
TheMuhalefet (8 months ago)
Just a few of them. Most of them are here because of the HALF LIEF 3 CONFURM meme
Droid Bait (8 months ago)
@all the people saying "it would never live up to the hype" uh yes...yes it would...because all us fans want is just a continuation of the story. We don't give 2 shits about fancy EA graphics or fucking awesome sick loot crates and multiplayer modes. Just take the same goddamn engine and fucking stick this script into it fucking round up the voice actors and then drop the mic. Fucking mind blowing that they would give up on the game that made them because "eh it'd be too hard to make a game that's already fucking written." I mean there are 2 options here Valve: 1) Just fucking make the game to shut us up or 2)Don't make it and become a replacement to EA on the shit company scale.
Drow Ranger (8 months ago)
Rip old Dust 2😢
Jessy Chaîné (9 months ago)
Well, there's no point releasing HL3 now.
As long as Dota 2 exist there will be no hl3
Arif Cso (9 months ago)
Half life 3 confirmed!
Dex ter (9 months ago)
R.I.P-Half Life 3
ili Sabokro (9 months ago)
i will still wait and wait for hl3 regarding that its dead and i will still have this hope that it will come out one day
곡괭이 (9 months ago)
Thank you veeeeery much fucking gaben. THANK YOU
Half Life is the reason why Steam exists, Steam is the reason why Half Life 3 doesn't.
calliph (7 days ago)
Fluffypoopprincessmelodybellfluffybottoms rough.
U_Alright_Games (9 months ago)
Is it better to die happy, or live like this
Resident Evil (9 months ago)
Press F To Pay Respects
gmmg (9 months ago)
It basically makes an allegory out of his partnership with Valve, and ends with Freeman not knowing what the results (if any) were. Hinting that this whole story might've meant everything, or nothing at all. Once again in limbo, always more questions than answers. 'Tis the Half-Life way
Rickedy Split (9 months ago)
I originally wanted to join valve like a year ago, i though to myself "when i'm 18 i'll work at valve" but after this, i definitely wouldn't anymore. I thought it would be cool, the ability to be able to work on anything i wanted sounded amazing. But now I've realized, I've seen the light like everyone, Valve don't care about making games fans want. Valve doesn't make games, they just make the thing that's most popular, aka Skins, loot boxes and other shitty micro-transactions. we have waited 9 years since episode 2 (nearly 10!) and gotten nothing. it makes me sad realizing this company that I once wanted to join become so lazy. Fuck you Valve.
C. E. Abrams (9 months ago)
Marc Laidlaw sounds like a Nice Guy 😂 m'lady 😏 Also, I hope JJ Abrams is making episode 3 into a movie with his weird AR Cloverfield series. I have a feeling the third movie in the Cloverfield series is gonna be HL2ep3 but with a lot more Portal crossover.
doug rattman (9 months ago)
TEN YEARS AY HAVE WAITING HALF LIVE 3 AND HALF LIVE 3 DEAD FUCK YOU VALVE!!
Orange Swirl (10 months ago)
Gordon Freeman just broke the fourth wall! Well, he would've. Had this been in actual game...
The D.C.P channel (10 months ago)
OMG hl4
Kallus (10 months ago)
lord gaben just got demoted to peasant
Leszek Janiszewski (10 months ago)
Seriously, I hate Valve more than EA and Ubi combined. Sure, those companies mentioned were making a fools of us, gamers, for longer than we can remember. They're just money hungry shits. But Valve was something different. Valve was loved. Valve gave us best memories, in many cases great childhoods, they gave us unforgettable emotions. And then they turned into money hungry soulless shits. It's far worse. It's just like, imagine, you hearing unpleasant words from random dude on the street - meh... compared to hearing them from the person you love the most in your life, for whom you'd do anything in the world. That's a heart broken right there.
spook (10 months ago)
this is a sad moment in gaming boys, farewell half-life. also what is the background music?
Sr. λ (10 months ago)
MARC LAIDLAW buried him :(
John Shiert (10 months ago)
Valve... you're dead to me.
Axipixel (10 months ago)
What happened to "Very soon"
Rusty Kerman (10 months ago)
YOU KNOW WHAT! Half Life 3 IS coming. But Not By Valve. But By The FANS! We Made Portal Stories Mel! WE made The Stanley Parable! WE made Black Mesa! And We Already Have The Story! SCREW VALVE! We Can Make Half Life 3! WHOS WITH ME!
Droid Control Ship (10 months ago)
Just read the letter. Very interesting, shame it won't be continued in such a way, but Laidlaw certainly made the best way to conclude the series with a bang, Mossman dies, Alyx get's dragged into another reality by Gman, The Borealis is a time nuke flying towards a Combine Nexus, which even if destroyed is one of many quintillions of such invasion Nexus' meaning resistance is utterly pointless and yet there he was, on a beach woken up after who knows how many years had passed, only to find the current resistance is even weaker than before, but the people still despise their rulers and want to rebel. And so like any good time story, it all begins again , and again, and again, and again, and again. And in the end, The End is Never The End is Never The End is Never The End is Never The End is
Resident Evil (10 months ago)
Half Life 2: Episode 3
ZankonProductions (10 months ago)
What is the song playing in the background at the beginning of the video?
Devan Romero (10 months ago)
You said this happened out of nowhere......... hmmmmmmm this was realeased after artifact announcement.
Urso Manso (10 months ago)
God left
COton Channel (10 months ago)
Keep your spoilers away from me fuckers ,you know what ? I am going to never come back here until I read that script .
mrx00666 (10 months ago)
You know... that's all that I needed...
von metzger (10 months ago)
gaben turned into a greedy kike
Krynictrace (10 months ago)
To be honest, and I hate to be THAT guy, but... There's no way Half Life 3/ Half Life 2: Episode 3 would survive in this gaming environment, everything's different now, and a full return to the roots would be too far fetched, the game won't do well, people will be extremely disappointed, etc. If they create it like they made previous HL games, everyone would say that it's lacking, especially for something so hyped up, due to the fact that previous HL games came out ages ago, and technology back then by today's standards is pretty primitive. But if Valve do the opposite, and create it more in-line with other games currently out there, everyone'll say that HL3 is unfaithful to the trilogy, and they might do something terrible, like add microtransactions, or a fucking companion app or something. *tl;dr Half Life 3 will never live up to the hype, and it's Valves fault for not commenting on it for over a decade, leaving the community to fill in the gaps with speculation and letting their ideas go wild.*
whooligan 100 (10 months ago)
HL3 confirmed
Computer OK (10 months ago)
Fuck you Valve
Aden Nam (10 months ago)
NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😭😭😭😭
oof (10 months ago)
My dear friends. "The time has come" Starring The Crowbars You have waited oh so long For half-life 3 Now listen to my song It's been ten lonely years You've cried many tears. *The time is now* Don't have a cow For all of your dreams Will be on steam, I am pleased to announce, Ricochet 2: Electric boogaloo.
VN the reactor (10 months ago)
Finally, not hl 3 but they can count to 3 now
Bloopy (10 months ago)
For all those people who say HL3 is dead, we dont know that Marc Laidlaw is no longer with Valve and doesnt know anything about it anymore, Valve changes there games so much before release so it prob would of had a dif storyline anyways but HL3 still has a chance. Valve does not say shit about anything so idk all I know is people saying its dead are stupid af
Damien K (10 months ago)
Marc has a twitter account called @breengrub, in epistle 3 he mentioned that breen indeed was some sort of slug creature...
Corporal Pierogi (10 months ago)
WHY DID YOU DELETE MY COMMENT ON WHY YOUR OTHER THREE VIDEOS GOT DELETED BECAUSE THEY GOT FLAGGED?
BNG GAMER (10 months ago)
Think about the end of half life 3 you (freeman) walk in the dark then found a light get out then you see chell wondering
elikopo kopo (10 months ago)
cant wait for a modding team to put their hands on this piece of information , feel like i gonna cry
Michał W (10 months ago)
this story is in the game, half life the closure mod, keep it try :)
xCafé (10 months ago)
Uh... some fans are mading the game right now
Tony Goodman (10 months ago)
To me, this will be canon unless Valve decide to make a third Half-Life game.
_-GS-_ (10 months ago)
"What if the final explosion powers a huge timeloop singularity that puts Gordon back on the Black Mesa Research Facility Inbound Train... ...and it all never happened? ...or is about to happen again?"
Mr. Rifle (10 months ago)
IS THIS FOR REAL??
Magyari Paul-Stefan (10 months ago)
You do realize that everithing half-life related released by valve will be non-cannon
spawnfree (10 months ago)
friendly reminder that valve are working on 3 full VR games. hints from this channel suggest one is left for dead 3. one is likely portal related. the third may be half life VR. Personally I will believe it when I see it but I like to think that Valve are working hard to give us what they know we want.

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