>change the ending of a series 12 years after

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    not sure you understood alyx's ending

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >retcon a cliffhanger with another clifhanger
    BRAVO JAY PINKERTON

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it was Wolpaw's idea

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it was Wolpaw's idea

      No it was Sean Vanaman

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        read the final hours of alyx, it was Portal writer, that's why Alyx has Portal humor

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sean Vanaman just wrote dialogue between Alyx and Russel due to his prior Firewatch work. Idk why people keep using that guy as a scapegoat.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah idk why people keep using him as a scapegoat when the stories start becoming garbage as soon as he gets hired

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Yeah idk why people keep using him as a scapegoat when the stories start becoming garbage as soon as he gets hired
            Because they're still holding a grudge over Firewatch and MUH POLITICS and they never actually do any research into what they're actually criticizing anyway.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              You didn't understand what I wrote, retard. Read it again a few more times

              >when the stories start becoming garbage as soon as he gets hired
              Firewatch was good and so was Alyx, sorry anon.

              [...]
              >Epistle 3 is totally unrelated and fan made even though it clearly has multiple pay off to story beats set up in HL2 and the episodes!!
              what are you even arguing for at this point? That Epistle 3 isn't legitimate? Laidlaw has been extremely clear that he writes his story around the levels, that's another reason why he referred to it as fan fiction as he has no levels to write for.

              >Firewatch was good and so was Alyx, sorry anon.
              Shit taste, sorry anon

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >when the stories start becoming garbage as soon as he gets hired
            Firewatch was good and so was Alyx, sorry anon.

            >BRO IT'S ACTUALLY LITERALLY EPISODE 3 HE JUST CALLED IT THAT BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO GET SUED EVEN THOUGH LITERALLY EVERY OTHER WRITER INVOLVED IN THE ENTIRE TRAJECTORY OF HL2 TESTIFIES THAT IT'S ENTIRELY LAIDLAW'S CANNON AND WAS NEVER PROPOSED IN DURING ANY DEVELOPMENT
            Lost cause.

            >Epistle 3 is totally unrelated and fan made even though it clearly has multiple pay off to story beats set up in HL2 and the episodes!!
            what are you even arguing for at this point? That Epistle 3 isn't legitimate? Laidlaw has been extremely clear that he writes his story around the levels, that's another reason why he referred to it as fan fiction as he has no levels to write for.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Alyx ret-conned as a bitch rather than genuinely warm hl2 Alyx.

      ret-cons aren't ret-cons if they happen/can be explained in universe you retarded morons

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    not sure if stupid, or you just didn't understand the ending?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    and?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Alyx ret-conned as a bitch rather than genuinely warm hl2 Alyx.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Alyx ret-conned as a bitch rather than genuinely warm hl2 Alyx.
      She's supposed to be a bit more unsure of herself because it's her first expedition on her own and she's still a teenager. She isn't quite yet the capable badass she is in the HL2 intro.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    And?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What where they thinking? So nobody is going to antartica? what is even going on? and how the fuck do you defeat a guy who apparently can move through time and knows the future?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's possible they will never release a sequel

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they will use the Multiverse Theory to pull off a Time Heist and catch him off guard in the universe where Combine never found Earth

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >What where they thinking? So nobody is going to antartica?
      Nobody was ever going to Antarctica. None of that was ever proposed apart from the mention of the borealis in episode 2. Epistle 3 is just fan fiction wank from Laidlaw, he's said this himself.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Epistle 3 is just fan fiction wank from Laidlaw, he's said this himself
        sauce

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >never going to Antarctica in a Half Life 2 release
        >ignoring HL2s very first map ever made was of an early precursor to the borealis in an Antarctic region
        >Ignoring Half Life 2 Beta had Gordon going to an Antarctic region via the final precursor to what would become the borealis
        >Ignoring the leaked Ep3 concept art of Gordon with Alyx in the antarctic after their helicopter crashed.
        Mate, Valve has been sitting on Half Life in the Antarctic since 1999, they are always and still are going to the Antarctic.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >alpha/beta content
          >concept art
          And if you know anything about Valve than you would know that nearly everything pre-leak got thrown out. Laidlaw said that Epistle 3 was fan fiction wank that he came up with on the spot as a fun experiment on "what-if". If you actually go through it it doesn't make sense for the HL universe at all. Gordon talks in the first person.

          This is corroborated with people like Robin Walker and Wolpaw who were pretty much there for the entire development of HL2 and it's episodes that said that "anything to do with epistle 3" was never even proposed at the time when Episode 3 was in planning or even relevant.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Laidlaw said that Epistle 3 was fan fiction wank
            sauce

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >sauce
              Google it. The original tweets were nuked by laidlaw but the evidence remains when news sites picked it up in 2017.

              you stupid fucking moron
              he said that it's a "fanfiction" so that valve couldn't sue him for leaking shit
              same as naming it epistle 3 and not episode 3
              just fucking have a nice day, moron

              Those retards have been spewing their shit arguments since epistle 3 first leaked because they won't believe any plot reveals unless Gabe himself waddles through their bedroom door wearing a top hat and twirling his mustache, to give them the ending personally.

              You cunts are literally the "SILENT HILLS IS HAPPENING WITH KOJIMA THE RUSE IS REAL" of the Half-Life universe. Give me a fucking break.

              p.s. Don't bother Laidlaw. He was not the only writer and he doesn't give a fucking about half life. If you bother him with schizo theories he'll just ignore you.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >can't provide proof
                >tells me not to do something I had zero intention of doing in the first place
                Hope your bedroom door is wide enough for Gabe's girth.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >He was not the only writer and he doesn't give a fucking about half life
                He was autistic about this game so much that he even created a twitter profile that was supposed to be an episode 3 prologue, and he was actively LARP'ing as breen for two fucking years
                https://twitter.com/breengrub?lang=en
                He certainly liked this fucking game

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                kek yeah I was just thinking
                that retard probably didn't even know laidlaw was the breen grub

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >https://twitter.com/breengrub?lang=en
                >2012
                Yeah, because he was still employed at valve and fucking frustrated because that was literally Valve's dark period where they were working on other shit. He left Valve and has far moved on. That was ten fucking years ago and your presenting this like it's actual evidence?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            you stupid fucking moron
            he said that it's a "fanfiction" so that valve couldn't sue him for leaking shit
            same as naming it epistle 3 and not episode 3
            just fucking have a nice day, moron

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Those retards have been spewing their shit arguments since epistle 3 first leaked because they won't believe any plot reveals unless Gabe himself waddles through their bedroom door wearing a top hat and twirling his mustache, to give them the ending personally.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >BRO IT'S ACTUALLY LITERALLY EPISODE 3 HE JUST CALLED IT THAT BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO GET SUED EVEN THOUGH LITERALLY EVERY OTHER WRITER INVOLVED IN THE ENTIRE TRAJECTORY OF HL2 TESTIFIES THAT IT'S ENTIRELY LAIDLAW'S CANNON AND WAS NEVER PROPOSED IN DURING ANY DEVELOPMENT
              Lost cause.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >And if you know anything about Valve than you would know that nearly everything pre-leak got thrown out.
            and if you knew anything about Valve then you have noticed Half Life 2 and it's episodes still follow a form of the beta storyline and a number of it's beats. They're going to Antartica.

            >Took the Gordon talking part literally
            holy fucking shit nevermind stop replying please.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >and if you knew anything about Valve then you have noticed Half Life 2 and it's episodes still follow a form of the beta storyline and a number of it's beats. They're going to Antartica.
              Thanks for reitering your original point with the same assertion but with zero evidence!
              >Took the Gordon talking part literally
              You took the entire document seriously when it's author literally called it fanfiction that he wrote on the spot?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I refuse to argue with anyone being this dismissive towards anyone disagreeing with him, and I'm not going to go through the entire Beta Storyline for you and connect the reused concept dots for you because given how thick you've been so far it'd be a waste of time. However I can easily point to the Beta cutting the Antlion Nest and Queen from release and it's eventual reuse in Ep2

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            He didn't made it on the stop stuff from Gertrude Fremont story about parts of the ship going backwards and forwaard in time made it Alyx game.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          no one cares about ant fartica, get rekt u fucking penguin gay

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Did you forget that the entire plot of Episode 3 was "leaked" a while ago? No shit they're gonna change it up and do something else.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They can't get mad at the leak happening, Half life was basically dead at that point. It would be like if I had a horse, let it die of starvation didn't even bother disposing of the carcass and then getting made because someone pic up the bones years after the horse died.

        >Epistle 3 is just fan fiction wank from Laidlaw, he's said this himself
        sauce

        Google Gertrude Fremont.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you sound retarded

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A terrible series. There is nothing redeemable about half-life. Let it rot in piss.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    who cares. let them kill the series if they don't on making any more games.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Johnny Valve strikes again!

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can't wait until the next Half Life game comes out and all you fucking nerds can't handle that maybe the original writer of the series had a few ideas on the future of the series.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you guys know the half life story is almost exclusively brain stormed at the end of development to link together gameplay beats right

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I doubt they made half life by just making random levels, they had to know what they wanted half life to be first

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That is basically what happened though. Half Life was a bunch of different levels and Laidlaw came in towards the end of development to link the levels together into something coherent.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Laidlaw came in towards the end of development
          he joined in july 1997, 18 months before the game even shipped
          https://www.gamedeveloper.com/design/marc-laidlaw-on-story-and-narrative

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Read your own fucking article

            >"The basic concept of Half-Life germinated in story discussions at Valve which happened before my arrival. When I joined Valve, in July of 1997, I was supposed to do a couple weeks of work to consolidate the storyline for Half-Life so that it could ship that year,

            There was a delay after Laidlaw came in to better hash out the story and make it more coherent, but he came in after the bulk of development was done.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              read your own comment.
              >When I joined Valve, in July of 1997, I was supposed to do a couple weeks of work to consolidate the storyline for Half-Life so that it could ship that year,
              >that year
              >1997
              We already know the game changed a lot from 1997 to 98,

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll be honest I'm still confused what happened with Eli at the very start of the game. I thought he was just stealing supplies how did he learn about the vault?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      retard bait

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    citadel when

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    halflife has a story?

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, this game would have ben so much better without it's "le quirky random humor" from portal 2
    like, this kind of humor feels so fucking forced in Alyx that I started to miss Laidlaw

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’d rather know the ending of who won the Battle of Roseleaf.

    Valve screwed over the Artifact fanbase by cancelling the Artifact 2.0 beta without even allowing users to invite friends like they said they would in January 2021 and does not deserve your financial support for these gross consumer-unfriendly practices.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'd rather see you fuck off to reddit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      based Artifact chad

      Valve went from "it might take decades but it will come out/get fixed/get updated eventually" to downright fraudulent business practices.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Valve went from "it might take decades but it will come out/get fixed/get updated eventually"
        You clearly never heard of Half Life Source you retarded zoomer

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I’d rather know the ending of who won the Battle of Roseleaf.
      lmao shut the fuck up dota "lore" is the most banal shit and valve picking up dota 2 at all is easily their worst mistake

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can only hope that the person who made artifact is long fired and blacklisted from valve

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      moron

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        rude

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >AYO GORDON THIS MUTHAFUCKIN GMAN FINNA STOLE MY DAUGHTER MAN I AINT LETTING THAT SHIT FLY
    >*SMACK LIPS*
    >AND REMEMBER TO CLAP THEM BOOTYCHEEKS WHEN WE GET HER BACK THAT DISRUPTION FIELD IS NO MO'

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

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