Sorry, There Will Be No Valve Games At E3 2011

Hoping for the continuing adventures of Gordon Freeman and the long-awaited revelation of Half-Life 2: Episode Three at this year's E3? Well, hope a little less today. Valve has said it's not bringing any games to this year's expo.

"Lots of folks have mailed asking about appointment times with Valve," reads an e-mail from the company. "Well, we are not showing any titles at this year's show. So no appointment is needed."

Well, that's kind of a bummer! We were hoping to see at least something from Dota 2, Valve's take on Defense of the Ancients, a game we haven't heard much from lately. But perhaps Valve still has its focus set squarely on the recently released Portal 2 and the game's forthcoming downloadable content pack.

Maybe there's an outside chance that Valve will surprise us again with a keynote walk-on like last year or drop a Left 4 Dead 2-style bomb, but... nah, better stop fantasizing...


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    Didnt they say last year that there was going to be a Half-Life announcement this year???

    Come on Valve, stop holding out on us, i need a new Half-Life fix.

    Remember the old days where a sequel or new franchise actually took years to come out? But the end quality was pretty much spot on, no bugs and playable out of the box (BLOPS take note)...
    Perhaps Valve is sticking by the old formula in maintaining the quality of a franchise without compromising to yearly releases e.g. EA Sports and COD series.

      Agreed. I'm really starting to like blizzard and valve for this very reason. Activision can go suck a fat one...

    At E3 2511, GabeNewellBot v14.3 will materialise on stage and state ANNOUNCEMENT: THE VALVE MEGA-CORP HAVE DECREED TO UNVEIL THE ENTERTAINMENT HOLOGRAPHIC PROGRAM HALF-LIFE 3 ON THE POPULACE OF THE EARTH. YOU GODDAMN FANBOYS HAVE BEEN MOANING FOR THIS THING FOR APPROXIMATELY 500 EARTH RELS SO NOW TAKE IT AND EFFING CHOKE ON IT YOU SEXLESS FREAKS. END ANNOUNCEMENT.

    Half Life 3's fast becoming the new Duke Nukem Forever, Shenmue 3, and next great sonic game all rolled into one! Im starting not to care. You know that feeling when you wait so long for something that when you finally get it, you feel underwhelmed and bored of just the idea of the thing. Well, at least I'll have Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, Bioshock Infinite, XCOM and Duke Nukem Forever to look forward too. "Half Life 2 is the greatest FPS," just doesnt hold up anymore, most people dont even know what Half Life is anymore - mainstream forgets sh♥t remember...

      So... despite half-life being the same game, its now worse because it's not as popular?

      Yeah, there's no comparison. DNF is something that was frequently promised and frequently pushed back - whereas Valve look to be taking the id approach and not saying anything about HL3 until it's done. Plus, as a company that was previously defined by a very tiny number of franchises, they've been looking to expand and implement different elements of gameplay into their products, hence TF2, Portal, L4D and DOTA. Your points are pretty much invalid.

    Oh man nooooo! What no I'm not
    crying...its just been raining on my face...

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    I'll just have to play through HL2, EP1 & 2 again.

    I am still kind of pissed at this.

    I just want SOMETHING. Ep 2 was almost 4 years ago now. I just want to know that work is being done somewhere. No news combined with taht cryptic bullshit announcment that valve wont be doing 'singleplayer games' after portal 2 has me woundering if they've abandoned Half Life all together.

    I'd actually rather they come out and say 'There is no HL3 and there never will be' then have to sit here woundering. I don't mind if they take a long time, just as long as they let us know that something is actually happening.

    This is the same company that didn't turn up at E3 last year?

    Yeah, I'm sceptical.

    I'm going to wait for Gabe to come out and say "Surprise"

    Half Life - The time we need to wait for the next entry :P

    So Gabe's gonna waltz out on stage shortly after Nintendo unveils their new console and tell us that Half Life (episode)3 is going to be best on the Nintendo 'Whatever-its-called' and then our collective minds will ooze from our eye sockets... no really... it's on an internal document that i just made up. Confirmed.

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