A Red Letter Day

Half-Life fans around the world are getting together and having their voice heard.

Due to a lack of communication between Valve and Half-Life fans, they decided to get together on February 4th and collectively play Half-Life 2 at the same time to generate buzz and hopefully catch Valve’s attention.

This can be read on their Steam community page:

“Waiting patiently for over four years can be challenging as a fan, especially when E3 comes and goes without any sign of the Half-Life series and its continuation. Valve had stated that information was scheduled to be released towards the end of 2008, and we believe that if they have chosen to change those plans, fans should be acknowledged, regardless of developmental plans for the next Half-Life project.

The entire trilogy of episodes was scheduled to be completed and released by 2007, and if Valve have decided to do other things for the time being, that is fine; all that we ask for is a basic response on the matter, and to let fans know whether or not the current story arc is scheduled to conclude at another point in time.”

As a Half-Life fan myself, I can say I will be participating and I highly encourage you to do so as well. A conclusion or, at the very least, a continuation to this great series is what this industry needs. Both Half-Life and Half-Life 2 set the bar for video games, who knows what Half-Life 3 can bring?

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Let Valve hear the fans, let them know what they want!

About Ian Long

Ian Long is the resident Canadian. Likes new games but prefers old ones. He is also usually the one that has an opinion that the rest don't agree with.