Valve Speaks on Half-Life 2: Episode 3


Eurogame’s Tom Bramwell has an interview with Valve’s marketing director Doug Lombardi. He says with Episode 2 in the final stages of production, Episode 3 is in preproduction and will be ramping up very quickly. Valve hints that Episode three will finally take the gamer out of City 17. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, while fans wait for “Half-Life 3″ to hit shelves, Valve has been issuing episodic additions to the Half-Life 2 storyline.

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On May 20, 2007 at 12:36 pm

I thought Episode 2 was going to take us out of City 17


On May 20, 2007 at 2:03 pm

It’s nice to know that the story is continuing so fast :mrgreen: .

Shawn Sines

On May 20, 2007 at 2:12 pm


I think the news is about the fact that we wont return there for Episode 3 either, but that Lombardi is intimating we may be seeing something quite different for the setting by then. Though I don’t think saying we aren’t going back to City 17 is not a big revelation based on the fact there is not probably much left after Half-Life 2 and Episode 1′s ending.

Clinton of valve

On July 25, 2007 at 12:01 pm

:mad: dont you ppl realize that Half-Life 2 episodes 1-3 are Half-Life 3 just in smaller chunks so you wont have to wait 6 years

Lord Gothmog

On July 25, 2007 at 12:21 pm

I think they know that Clinton..hence the “Half-life 3″ comment in the news piece, but what makes you think it’ll be less than 6 years before Episodes 1-3 are released?
We’re already pushing that because of the delays between Episode 1 and 2.. how long till episode 3? Another two years? Valve did not win me over to episodic gaming with this.. they just proved they can’t do short term projects.. they have to make a major development cycle out of everything they do.

Does getting Team Fortress and Portal with Episode 2 make up for the delay? Maybe not.. I wanted to see them ride the excitement from the first episode but that interest has cooled for most folks now.. its been a year! I would buy TF2 as a game.. I don’t like that it delayed the release of HL2:Ep2 if that is indeed the case.

Resident evil 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On August 21, 2007 at 4:49 pm

I’ve heard half life episode 3 will take place in the artic as seen in a short clip of ep 2 or 1 trailer.


On August 23, 2007 at 6:20 am

well i dont care what anyone says about it all i know is good games take time.
and if i have to wait a while to play or see it i will.
when cs source cam out i bought the package and included in it was
half life i played cs:source then one day i decided to try it out.
i loved it to the end.and now ive clocked it like 4-5 times thats how much
i injoyed it.
i actualy played half life2 more than cs:source.i havent got episode 1 yet but i im planning on getting all 3 of them in the end.and i hope they make alot more half life games :neutral: :wink: :grin: :mrgreen:
yeah sure there taking there time and poeple cant wait but give them time.dont rush em


On September 19, 2007 at 12:50 pm

Dont you think if half-life 2 ep1-2 is half life 3 it would be called half-life 3 ep1-2 ?


On October 10, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Maybe we will go to City 14 in Episode 3 :shock:


On October 11, 2007 at 7:50 am

Lord Gothmog….

To be honest, Half-life 2: Episode 2 was well worth the wait. And if you want more, then I’ll say that portal was also, well worth the wait. Any delay that we had to endure was fine, considering the “awesomeness” of both games. I know, I’ve played and beaten them both. They’re both extremely well-crafted games. Plus, I think that valve chose to use episodes because at the end of each episode there is some sort of revelation, or dramatic event. I won’t give anything away here, but the end of episode 2 is making very anxious to play the next installment…but in a good way. I’d say they were, and will be, worth the wait.


On October 11, 2007 at 5:41 pm

I think Episode 2 was pretty well worth it and so was Portal and Team Fortress 2.

Half-life rocks!!!

On October 11, 2007 at 7:58 pm

Episode 2 was AWESOME! Valve definitely heard gamers’ complaints that episode 1 was too short, they made this one perfect! The environments are rich and the battles are heated, and they didn’t skimp on the plot either. Can’t wait for episode 3!


On October 12, 2007 at 12:47 am

:mrgreen: :neutral: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :???: :cool: :evil: :grin: :idea: :oops: :razz: :roll: :wink: :cry: :eek: :lol: :mad: :sad: :!: :?:


On October 13, 2007 at 1:53 am

I didn’t think a game could make me cry…
The wait was well worth it.


On October 13, 2007 at 1:55 pm

hay Half-life rocks!!! you said Episode 2 was AWESOME! no no no it still is AWESOME!


On October 13, 2007 at 3:51 pm

WOW What a game,just finished EP 2 and I’ve got to say that was one hell of a game although I thought it was a bit short but maybe I’m just being greedy!I shall now enter hibernation mode and await EP 3…


On October 14, 2007 at 1:21 am

Well I just finished playing HL2 EP2 and I have to say I’m really impressed with how valve has continued and expanded the storyline. The ending was extremely well thought of that makes the gamer want to play EP3 ASAP. I understand valve has other projects, but I’m going to be bummed because we all know EP3 will take a good year or year in a half to complete. To bad I couldn’t meet up with some of them and “discuss” future installments :)


On October 14, 2007 at 8:20 am

Hm, well, it looks like in the next episode the worlds of Aperture Labs and Black Mesa collide (Portal and Half-Life 2)… As the supercomputer from Portal jokingly said “Maybe Black Mesa…”, it seems it will actually be more or less true. Which I think is rather interesting. IIRC, Aperture Labs goes back as Black Mesa’s competitor for teleportation technology.

This could explain why Valve wanted to release Portal and EP2 together. And no, Portal was not done back in January 2007 (when EP2 was supposedly finished). The teaser released around that time showed a game that was more or less the same, but completely different. The recursion for Portals, was done by taking a still screenshot at that point, and placing it into another portal as a texture. This was hopelessly inefficient, of course. Besides, all the levels were different.


On October 14, 2007 at 12:30 pm

Yeah ep 2 – great game, but frustratingly short. but the story does keep you drooling for more. the battles were also really well done, and some good puzzles in there too. I’d suggest sticking it straight on to hard to play it first time, will make it more satisfying. I did that with EP1 but not this one :cry: ah well. Portal was also awesome! the ‘ending’ had me well excited


On October 15, 2007 at 10:51 am

There are very few games that I will play through multiple times. If we have to wait for episode 3… I will have fun playing HL1, HL2, HL2ep1, HL2ep2, and portal again before it comes out. :smile:


On October 15, 2007 at 10:54 am

I absolutely agree with you Phacider. The HL series is just one of those series that you don’t get tired of playing through! Maybe I should buy HL1….>.


On October 15, 2007 at 11:10 am

I highly recommend getting HL1. You will get the microwave caserole reference made in HL2:ep2 then. :wink:


On October 15, 2007 at 11:18 am

Lol I was wondering about that! I had that line from episode 2 on my xfire status because, even without fully understanding the reference, I thought it was pretty funny. I’ll definetly pick HL1 up then. Should I get any of the HL1 spinoffs too?

Shawn Sines

On October 15, 2007 at 11:45 am

I’d recommend Opposing Force and Blue Shift (Hi-res pack was in this expansion). Though they are all pretty cheap so you might just get the Platinum pack if you don’t already have TFC.


On October 15, 2007 at 11:12 pm

The spin offs are pretty fun, but I didn’t play through them as much as the origonals.


On October 17, 2007 at 12:25 am

I need to play opposing force and blue shift… Ive played through hL1 at least 4 or so times but never the expansions :cry: , and that casserole thing made me laugh


On October 19, 2007 at 3:50 am

Hehehe just finished EP2 and it was great. When leaving the farm just before racing the helicopter down the tracks to the first tunnel, Just as you get to the tracks if you cross the tracks there is just enough space at the end of the fence on the far side to crash through into a restricted zone out of the normal game area. That was crazy fun for a while driving around in the air. It was funny because I drove off the edge of the world and flipped the car onto it’s top. Alyx was still strapped in and complaining so I hit the car with the gravity gun and righted it then headed out towards the vortex.


On October 20, 2007 at 12:01 pm



On October 20, 2007 at 5:14 pm

Wel,well,well, was give HalfLife 2 Episode 1 as a gift, compleated it in just over a day, then i got HalfLife Episode 2, also compleated that in a day, both was good game, some very hard parts in it, specialy on Part 6, defending the Silo against the attack, that was realy haed, kepted running out of

I like to see Episode 3 to this game very soon. Like to know what happens after the rocket is launched, where to they go next.????

Fantasic games tho, im normaly a gammer on like Call of Duty 2, Battlefield .ect Getting COD4 next month, but love to play next episode of Halflife when it arrives, when will this be.. Also when is HalfLife 3 due out…??

My Rateing Eps 1&2 9/10



On October 20, 2007 at 8:07 pm

When you type that horribly, you lower the bar. And no one wants to limbo under that.


On October 20, 2007 at 9:14 pm

The definition of embarassment: running into a wall with a boner and breaking your nose first.


On October 20, 2007 at 10:27 pm

As funny as that was, I must point out that there are no bones in your penis.


On October 21, 2007 at 3:40 pm

ive completed all the half life 2 games and the episode 1 and 2 leaves you on a cliff hanger and thier too short but they are amazing. I thoguht there was another half life 2 called half life 2 lost coast i played a demo and that was out of sector 17 … HALF LIFE ROCKS


On October 22, 2007 at 12:54 pm

true, there are no bones in your penis… but it is also true that you can “break” it.

on another more relevant note… just beat episode two… wow.


On October 22, 2007 at 2:47 pm

Half Life 2 ep. 3 will not take place in City 17, nor any other city. Not even on planet Earth. We will be out in space…. on a spaceship (The Borealis).


On October 22, 2007 at 3:00 pm

@ Panda,
Lost coast is a ‘lost level’ it’s just one level that you can play that was a tech demo for HDR before Episode 1 came out.


On October 23, 2007 at 12:13 am

As if it wasn’t said enough, ep2 was amazing. To me, it seems, they bring the bar up each time, so its just as amazing to me each time. I think that ep2 was damn amazing, DESPITE my ONE COMPLAINT: No new one piece hand held weapons! WTF MAN, WTF. some guy a load of lines up spoke of a reference to ep2 making him cry. I agree! I agree that is was a VERY sad ending. Dramatic, climactic and well exucted as well as sad. I however didn’t cry.


On October 23, 2007 at 10:21 am

Wow the EP2 is awesome, and the new enemy is…. well, looks awesome but wants quite much bullets in ass. At the ending. I thought this was the happy happy ending but those urr.. not spoiling anyway. And I need to play Portal, Opposing Forces and Blue Shift…

OFFTOPIC: Yay for killing the HL1 Boss with a crowbar!

invader ZiM

On October 23, 2007 at 12:39 pm



On October 23, 2007 at 1:03 pm

@ Nate…

Yes Nate, I was quite teary-eyed. I won’t give much away, but it was really because of the Alex-effect that they did at the end. You know what I mean.
Oh, and ignore the Russian, he’s only upset because Rocky won.


On October 24, 2007 at 6:31 am

See? Lots of anger there, lots of hatred. Don’t worry “Russian”, just let it all out. We’re here for you ‘lil buddy. :cool:


On October 24, 2007 at 8:05 am

A spaceship? whats wrong with you?! and if we’re going back to Xen in ep3 i wanna see those little cute puppies that hit you with their soundwaves…and i also wanna see that gun come back that looks like a vacuum cleaner lol. Oh and by the way in ep2 that part when ur on the mountain road in the forest….the bird sounds and …like just the nature sounds are beautiful! i set there for like 30 mins exploring things looking at the mountains… the way i was extremly stoned…


On October 24, 2007 at 10:59 am

kiss my ass you S!!! :!:


On October 24, 2007 at 11:01 am

suck my penis!


On October 24, 2007 at 11:09 am

Russian, you’re desecrating a holy Valve-related topic. Please take your broken penis elsewhere.

BOT, Hl1 and HL2 were freaking awesome! I’m going to buy the black box or whatever it’s going to be called which has all 3 episodes in it.


On October 24, 2007 at 2:28 pm

AlexFromBrampton….. there is lot’s wrong with me! Where should I begin? Nevermind…. back to the Half Life universe…, most likely we will be traveling to the stars in ep. 3. On a cargo ship named The Borealis. It’s where there may be a dangerous new technology (developed by Black Mesa rivals Aperture Science). We may need to retrieve the tech before the evil Combine get hold of it.

And no…. this is not made up in my head. Read page 059 of the November issue of PC Gamer (bottom half of page) to see a small write up and a picture of The Borealis.


On October 24, 2007 at 4:57 pm

Just Finished Half Life 2 Episode 2 it took 7.5 hours and the ending will leave marks in my heart. Anyway i loved it so much and just wished they would have made it a bit longer, overall better then HL episode 1 and the graphics make it so much more thrilling. PS. I thought Half Life 2 Episode 3 was somewhere in the Antarctic.


On October 24, 2007 at 5:04 pm

AMB, judging from the ingame visuals of the actual ship, it most likely IS somewhere cold, however, I couldn’t really verify the Antarctic part…it could be Greenland for all we know. Anywhere cold.


On October 24, 2007 at 6:49 pm

LOL. I don’t know where i got the antarctic part, but i think i herd it form somewhere (another forum perhaps) anyways i just added my posting earlier because someone was on about it being in space and i disagreed. Thanks for the Heads up. I thought it really was Antarctica

Robert Paulson

On October 25, 2007 at 1:18 pm

OK, forgive the stupid questions. .. but:
I have played HL1 (the day it came out), HL Blue Shift, HL Opposing Force, HL2, HL2-Ep1, HL2-Ep2 (and lots-o-Counter Strike Source) – but I am still confused by the planned completion of the HL story. Are we to expect HL2-ep3 to be the end of the HL story? – or are their actually plans for a HL3? – and if so, is HL3 supposed to end the story? I love the games and the story, but if they do not end it as some point, it will certainly go stale.


On October 25, 2007 at 1:36 pm

Half-Life? Going stale? Blasphemy!


On October 25, 2007 at 6:40 pm

hey one thing halo 3 was no doubt about it.
but half life BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i go in the street pay a hobbo 20 bucks if half life 3 [with a lot of levels]comes out.


On October 25, 2007 at 6:43 pm

half life one was so fun halo 3 :evil:


On October 25, 2007 at 6:45 pm

so board so board so no half life one in the alien world was .


On October 25, 2007 at 10:26 pm

If I were an English teacher and read the past few comments…I’d cry.

Ninja Krow

On October 26, 2007 at 4:29 am

@Robert Paulson:

while I have lover The Half-Life Series since Release day One when i had no idea waht it was or what it was about, (I really Like the BOX and never turned it over to look at the back. I just bought it with out looking.) and have been a loyal Fan since then. I agree with you 100% at some point the games Arch must end somewhere and it must answer at least 75% of the questions it left open.

However I have a feeling Episode 3 will not be then end of Half-Life. But rather Set up the end game. Wher instead of being one the Defence as we where in HL1 and bing on the outside braking in ala HL2 This time we finally Are 100% comitted on the offence, and finally finish the war we found our selves in the middle of.

I personly have a gut feeling, Episode 3 will complete the Aftermath end of the HL2 end of the story. but like said above. it this was Hl3 Then the game should have been called Half-Life 3: Episode 1-3, Then again, VLAVe Like to misdirect it player in it’s game, who’s to say they wouldn’t be above a little misdirection of the fans by saying “Hay Everyone! HL2:E2 is HL3 in small bite sized chunks.” me personally, If my company was attacked by hackers leaking my game like HL2 none episodal was, I would tell the world we’re not working on HL3, but we are not leaving you with out a conclusion. Here are some smaller works. to hide the fact that while the episodes are in development so is the gathering ofthe teck and features of HL3 in secret.

the Episodes get the pressure of being the announced game they are working on and the secret project is being worked on at the same time. Since Source is so Modular in nature. I bet that all the cool features they are making for episodes is more like a testing ground for features planned for a massivly updated Engine later for a HL3.

At least thats what I would do if I was VALVe and suffered a Hack like they did with their Iconic Game that made their company what it is today.

All and All I really enjoyed the game. I was crushed, litterly Bowing in my head in mourning the loss of such an important character to the series. Well worth the wait, and We find out, The G-Man is not a figment of our Overly stressed minds in HL1. Eli confirmed it. G-Man was all over the place and other confirmed it.

my main complaint is. Driving was still a bit awekard for me. I do like that in HL2 and it episodes that your steering and looking are indapendant from each other meaning you can look around while driving. it still was a bit tough especilly with the speeds teh new Car can reach. And i love the look and of that car.

Any one know what that car was modeled after or the closet real world equivilent of that body? I’de love to build me something like that for a bit of fun.

a single word fron Grodon Freeman will in fact destroys worlds. Then again so can pushing a crystal into The anti-mass spetromiter. I just hope Gordon stays mute forever.


On October 26, 2007 at 10:26 am

I may be wrong, but I think it’s a Dodge Charger ^^


On October 26, 2007 at 10:59 am

Ok,I played Ep 2 in 5 hours and Portal in 4.5. I still think for all the delays we had to deal with the game could have been longer. (oh well) I still think the best game is HL2(musta played 30 times) but Ep 2 is a close second. The fact that valve added a vehicle into Ep 2 makes the whole game rock. Getting the car in the game though stank. But the last part (won’t spoil) was TOTALLY AWESOME!! I wish they would make the next game with 4-wheeler. LOL. Keep up the good work Valve, cut the delays though.



On October 26, 2007 at 6:26 pm

while hl2:ep 2 was damn fine, i feel that the weapons have gotten to be a bit stale. maybe if they could add a new gun then it would be at least a bit more interesting.

Uze DaFarce

On October 27, 2007 at 9:52 am

E2 was a blast, salivating for E3 now. Pretty sure that was a 1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi rather than a Charger. They both look pretty fairly similar (especially with what we had left to look at :wink: ), the Challenger is larger and the paint is a dead give away.


On October 27, 2007 at 1:35 pm

I have been playing the HL games since day one with Half-Life One. It is an awesome serious of games from Half-life to Half-Life 2 Episode 2. I love the story of HL2. I just finished HL2 ep2 and it took me about 7 hours to finish. I love how Valve lease us hanging. I just wish it didn’t take so damn long to finish the games. Mind you the wait for Ep2 was well worth the wait, and the length was much better then Ep1 as well as the game play. Finishing Ep2 makes me want to play the whole series of games from start to finish.
I hope that some day soon the mod team that is making a really cool kick ass source version of HL1 will be finished soon. I love the old game but I don’t love the old graphics even with the Blue Shift graphics pack. But to each their own.
I hope that Valve is working on a HL3. I hope HL3 can meet the expectations of HL fans. But for now, fans like myself will probably be eagerly awaiting Ep3 more then HL3.
I have one question. I don’t know maybe I missed this but can anyone tell me what the f#$k happened to Barny? Where did he go?


On October 28, 2007 at 6:31 am

chek this people!


On October 28, 2007 at 10:15 am

u little kids think its soooooo cool to cuss
o and half life rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
halo 3 sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:


On October 28, 2007 at 10:21 am

this is bull, you all suck, and I’m tired of the whining. If I could stop comments on this, I would have done it long ago.


On October 28, 2007 at 1:03 pm

:arrow: will u people shut the poop up.
half life was sweet i like when i blew that guys cassarole in the microwave in half life 1


On October 29, 2007 at 9:41 pm

just finished it.. damn, that was a really cool ending. I want EP3 badly! and I was so waiting to get on that ch****r at the end, but looks like we gonna have to wait to get on that ride.. argh,,,

by the way, Episode 3 will be the ending part of Half-Life 2, but no the ending of Half-Life saga. sooo, I guess we could hope for next HL installment after episode 3. I think that statement was given by Valve, that episode 3 is not the end of Half-Life series. At least I’ve read it somewhere.


On October 30, 2007 at 11:52 am

Monkeybiz, I have no doubt in my mind that you’re gonna crash that ch****r at the beginning of the next game…..considering how many times and things Gordon has crashed before XD


On October 30, 2007 at 5:35 pm

You guys call yourselves true fans of the Half-Life Trilogy but you don’t know that Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance are going to the Borealis ship in tha ARTIC with that helicopter….loooooool (what a punch of dumb asses)


On October 30, 2007 at 5:37 pm

oohh well pardon me for the grammar mistakes : ARCTIC and The suck and die….


On October 30, 2007 at 6:43 pm

I belive that the ending to half life 2 ep 2 left off a big chunk of the story and i was hoping that they would make another one. Half life RULESSSS!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


On October 31, 2007 at 1:53 am

You’re completely right CMB.OwT. We must be really crappy HL fans considering that we’ve only mentioned the Borealis atleast TEN TIMES. Friggin idiot, if you wanna flame go lick a candle.


On November 1, 2007 at 7:32 pm

what the happend to barney :evil:


On November 1, 2007 at 11:14 pm

CMB.OwT you should probably just be quiet and quit questioning others hl knowledge…my question to you then is can you even explain what exactly happened in black mesa to begin with?


On November 2, 2007 at 1:49 pm

To start HL2 Ep 2 was quite amazing thou i was dissappointed they did not elaborate more on the past of the half life story (even stating in a interview that “questions will be answered” ) but still a top game and after playing multiple times the ending leaves also leaves thhe thought of another important character dying due to eli’s warning “at wat ever cost it must be destroyed”.
I hope the next game shows more what happaned to the half life world while gordan was in stasis. they could show this by alyx telling him in the helicopter as they fly from place to place. Extremely excited about the 3rd episode coming hope its not a too long w8



On November 4, 2007 at 3:24 am

Cannot wait for episode 3, episode 2 was so ing awesome.
Wish Alex was a real person, shes awesome.


On November 4, 2007 at 5:59 am

@ Brad…

So does atleast half the HL gaming community.

Ninja Krow

On November 4, 2007 at 9:21 pm

I think kaysjays asked a good question above… what the Hell happened with barny. I honestly wanted to see him again in EP2 but I realize barny (Or at least a Semobalce there of) has been in every Official Half-Life Game/Exspansion and in a great many mods since day one HL1 and it’s about time they let the poor guy have a day off. Still I wanna see Barny Grunged out and not in a Metrocop uniform next time we see him. Maybe in a Rebel Get up with slightly more Gear strapped to him desinating him ans a VIP on the Battlefield.

And I would really like to see him in EP3 as a character alot like Alyx has been in EP1 and EP2 so far. maybe as an addition to Alyx hanging out with Gordon lending his unique set of skill to the fights ahead.

I’m really not one to about the Time it took to get EP2 to us. It took as long as it needed. To produse crap it take hardly any time at all. Half-Life anything from VALVe is not crap. each time it exspands one way or another on the tool set they are building up for more great games or better additions to the Half-Life series.

If it takes 2 years to see another Episode and 4 after that to see Half-Life 3, So be it in my books, it just means that A: I’ll have to totally update my rig for the advancments in the Gaming Tech and B: the game will be a work of art.

Story has always been VALVe’s Strong suit, and I’m glad they spared no exspences to build yet another great story to add to the Half-Life Series.

On another note:

My friend and I are thinking EP3 may actully take place in Syberia (Sorry if it really badly spelled) From where City 17 is likely to be, And the fact that Mossman took a chopper flight to the local in a short ammount of time. Means that while high north in an area of ice and snow, it does not have to mean Artic regions. Not sure if Syberia is counted as Artic or not. just that in a chopper fule would be made all the more difficult to aquire and it would be no short trip eighter way to fly up to any where in or near that area.

anywho. I been doing a little looking and research… it deffintly look like a dodge back end. Challanger like one person already said is the closest match i could find. not sure of the year can any one guestimate from the paint? I’m guessing 68 but I may be wrong.


On November 4, 2007 at 11:13 pm

well well

every one of us seems to be a decorated fan, so please learn at least the spelling of the names of Alyx, Gordon, Barney, and so on. Borealis would have been in hl2, serving as the apex of the game, but were cut due to lack of time, gameplay issues, and the leak in 2003. The leaked version had a very rough and incomplete map of the ship ‘Borealis’, located somewhere in the arctic, so gordon’s intergalactic rage most likely to be spared for after episode three.


On November 6, 2007 at 4:48 pm

The car in E2 is an old dodge challenger (very good replication, I’d say ’68)
Their will be a HL2:E3 for sure
I’d guess that aperture labs will be involved for sure, Combine has been the hunt for portal transport technology (HL2 brought up)

But I wold assume HL3 will run under an even more sophisticated engine than Source

Think about, HL was sophisticated technology in its time, and promoted one of the most unique storylines ever told
HL2 comes about, with a new branch of technology (original) and expanded the storyline more
HL3 will surely have to be the conclusion, and get even more sophisticated

Not too many games stories go past 3 stories, and it is a gamble to go beyond
I’d say HL3 will satisfy the conclusion (the fate of humanity will be on the line for sure in HL3)

Remember folks, This is ValVe
If they came up with such an original storyline
And some of the best technology and artistry to present the story
ValVe has another game lined up for sure to come up

Cannot wait for HL3, but I’m sure they will HAVE to update the system requirements
Crysis and Bioshock have proven you need a GOOD computer to run GOOD games, and this is 2007 alone –> I wonder what will happen in 2011? (My guess on HL3 debut)


On November 6, 2007 at 6:14 pm

OK i first played half life when my dad introduced me to it , ever since then
ive been attitctd to it , as well as that Ive played Half life 2 and ep 1
, ive seen entire gameplay of ep 2 an pretty much know alot from ep 2 even when i stil need to play it ( might be getting it for xmas), anyway In Ep3 Its not the end , i mean c’mon they still need to exsplain alot about the borealis,Gman,
The Truth and alot more , if it was the end then it will have alot of chapters meaning it’ll Take a VERY long time,i believe that ep3 isnt the end and if ur confused on what i mean by ” The Truth ” If u ever Played up to the ending boss Nilith(sp)You’ll know what i mean. Anyway Ep3 Could BE the end of Hl2 so the real Hl3 can come in , that May take the same amount of years as HL2 depending.
About whats going on in Ep3 its clear that there going to the artic ( round abouts according to Wiki ) To find Dr.Judith Mossman, destory Borealis ect ect. And Just Because You have to ( or water) Destory Borealis , it doesnt mean the combine go bye bye XP;; , i know Valve has somthing up there sleeves an leaving us Fans in surspence from the looks of the ending of ep 2, if u go on wiki Half life an then go down ep 3 , There should be concept art of the Place u should be in ( thus seeing the advisors ect )


On November 7, 2007 at 1:16 am

Hey did any body see G-Man in ep2???
generally he comes somewhere in between the gameplay…its his habit…
But i didnt find him anywhere in ep2…
did any1 of u guys see him in ep2???


On November 7, 2007 at 7:23 am

@ Abhinav…
If by habit you mean only in the original Half-life and Blue shift + Opposing force then you’re absolutely right. I didn’t see him though.


On November 7, 2007 at 7:31 am

@ Abhinav:

As soon as you reach the broken bridge level after defeating the antlion guardians, you can see G-Man walking across the bridge towards the levels exit. If you play that level with commentary on, they explain it.


On November 7, 2007 at 8:37 am

does anyone know if they do how they will incoparate the portal gun into half life 2 ep 3
if they do i bet the game will hav more puzzling levels meaning HL2 Ep3 would more likely spend half the game in The borealis or in the actual aperture labs which makes me more excited to get ep 3 right away to find out more about that girl in portal plus what is aperture labs (besides competing against black mesa for funding )and where is everyone in portal thi snext game is going to be awesome cant w8. :???: :twisted:


On November 7, 2007 at 9:40 am

@ Maniac…
***Portal Spoiler alert***

As cool as that idea seems Maniac, you’ve gotta remember that, at the end of Portal, the girl is lying on pavement, and you can see forests from where you are. The borealis is stuck in ice. I mean, sure, maybe HL2:E3 could lead us there, but judging by how the story has been made up to this point, I’m thinking the borealis may be the only Aperture science-based place we’re going to.

Ninja Krow

On November 7, 2007 at 3:03 pm

In responce to what kupoff789x Said Above:

I’de have to agree with him on this one. At the End it was all forest and Chainlinked fence with debris of “GLaDOS” all over the place. It didn’t really give us a whole of of clues where she ended up after killing GLaDOS. Sure, that Location Could be Somewhere out side of City 17, Maybe even close enough that Barney might pick her up. She could be Colorado east of the Rockies for all we know, and yes there are Many refrances of “The People who are still alive” all over the place and not just in the uber friendly End credits song.

The Fact is, There May not actully be any now hand held weapon. I think they should and some home reintroduse Barney into the story and Say “Hay I found this girl waungering around the wood by the train I took out of City 17. She Kinda reminds me of you gordon.” but that would be just way to cheese factor to me…

Still we have no idea what time peirod eighter game takes place. We’re not even 100% sure where eighter game is taking place, and all we know is Apiture is mentioned in HL2:E2 and Black Mesa is refranced on slide projector in Portal.

there is a small connection but I doubt enough to bring a portol gun into the HL2 story. But here’s an intresting fact. Ever Tried IMPULSE 101 in portal? they didn’t strip the HL2 Weapons from the Game… They just added 1 new slot for the portal gun.


On November 10, 2007 at 5:29 pm

I heard that HALF-LIFE 2 EPISODE 3 will take the player to BOREALIS.


On November 10, 2007 at 5:32 pm

@Half-Life Adict (it’s addict)

Did you not play EP2?

anyway, of course you’ll see the portal gun by the end of half-life 2.


On November 12, 2007 at 3:27 pm

Omg,half life 2 ep1 and 2 are the best games I ever played.ep 2 made me cry ;-; I cant believe they ended the game like that making u w8 for ep 3! :evil: I cant believe I have to w8 a year b4 ep 3 comes out.I still feel like crying,thats how good it was :(


On November 13, 2007 at 6:06 pm

OMG EP3 FTW…..BUT THEY NEED A NEW GUN!! AND A NEW ENERMY….BUT OVER WISE IT’S GOING TO ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz: :grin: :grin: :grin: :lol: :lol: :lol: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:


On November 13, 2007 at 11:01 pm

I have been a fan of the HL series since I was introduced to it a while ago, and it is my fav series to date. The ending to EP2 almost left me crying, though I have vortiguants will be playing another key role in EP3, hehe.
Anyway, pretty sure I read in one of them gamin’ magazines that the three episodes will eventually culminate into Half Life 3. Can’t wait.


On November 15, 2007 at 10:36 am

so when is ep3 redy can not what to play it hurry up with it


On November 16, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Does enybody now when Half-Life2:Episode3 is comming i rely want to know :neutral:


On November 16, 2007 at 6:31 pm

answer me if enybody knowes mine e-mail addres is


On November 17, 2007 at 10:51 pm

Uh, not to nitpick or anything, but can people please look at what they post before they post it? The spelling mistakes are enough to make me seriously start losing hope in all of humanity.

Other than that, great game, and I’m wicked excited for Episode 3 to come out. Don’t care when, don’t care about new weapons, I just wanna finish the story.


On November 18, 2007 at 3:44 am

hmm portal is cheesy,
the computers name is cheesey
the promised cake is cheesey
the coloured portal rings , orange and blue are cheesey
the end is cheesey(WAKING UP OUTSIDE)

BUT……. has anyone thought the gman might of saved chell in portal? she has alot of potential like gordon freeman, and could of been saved in the same way, ALSO she in in the forest when she wakes up :)

ull see her in ep3 and yes youll get the portal gun near the end of ep3

ep3 begins in the helicopter flying over the icy ocean with alyx talking to you about why eli wanted to destroy the borealis, it is also NIGHT.


On November 18, 2007 at 3:45 am

ep1 was about character development, ep2 was about large outdoor areas and ep3 is about tight dark corridors sort of like a horror theme.

Telly Lucio

On November 18, 2007 at 1:53 pm

i love the Half life games, i have been playing them since iwas a ;ittle kid. im only 15 and i have played all the half life games and the end of EP2 gave me the chills. it was carazy i cant wait for ep3. :mrgreen:

Au star

On November 19, 2007 at 12:11 pm

I think it’s given that EP3 will take place on the ship called the BOREALIS. What few people know is that “Aurora Borealis” translates to the “northern lights”. Any speculation that EP3 will take place in space is complete rubbish. Judging only from very little evidence it will be placed on a derelict research ship in the arctic region. But some questions arise from these few facts…

Is the ship really derelict? Probably not, theres got to be something there.
What was the ship doing in the arctic in the first place? Is there something of importance there which Black Mesa did not know about?
Finally, what happened to the ship? In EP2 there is speculation that it is in it’s current state probably due to lack of safety precautions during experiments, if this is the case we should be expecting more creatures that were set free in the very beginning of the HL story. There may be other life out there other than the Combine.

Its all about reading between the lines.

I eagerly await EP3 to know the answer to all of these questions.


On November 19, 2007 at 1:28 pm

(Part Spoiler warning portal!!!)

At the end of portal u see a forrest right so there could be a connection between the area in half life 2 but i have a theory y at the end would a tornado like ending to finish GLaDOS off and through u into the air so remember just a guess couldnt they somehow see the explosion from the helicopter (if alyx and gordan are near her) and come check it out so u check out aperture labs where they could find the portal chik. lead on from there or u could like ninja krow said get either barney or judith to find her and let her take u to where u hav to go. But what do u think would fit more to elis warning the portal gun or GLaDOS a super computer

so many plots that could go with this story line.
i know this all sounds stupid but i love the half life series


On November 24, 2007 at 3:49 am

I think episodic content was the best thing the half life series it makes me feel like im reading a good book or watching a good series on tv. With episodic games the story line seems to come out and play a role in the game so it seems like more than just mindless killing, like when you where fighting the striders in EP3 the whole time I was thinking of what eli was gonna say about the G-man unlike halo whare you just want to skip the whole movies so you can get back to killing people with the energy sword.



On November 24, 2007 at 4:36 am




HALF-LIFE blue shift
HALF-LIFE opposing force

all this is just my rtandom thoughts on the series i th ink the p0rtal and Half life serise will stay seprate for the most part and every once and a while touch bases but it would be very stupid of valve to put both games into one GlaDOS is apparently “still alive” and it seemed she was able to port herself into another series of bodies so im shure she will pop up some whare in the half life series. valve went out of their way to make shure you understood that p0rtal and half life where connected via it is every whare in portal projector, in GLaDOS’s chamber it is also mentioned in the ending credits in half life it is GOING to play into the story line. apparently black mesa and appature science are mortal enemys so that will also play into the story… also if you cheat like me and do a noclip into the room with the projector in portal their is also another two graph bars that makes 6, 2 for appature 2 for black mesa and 2 for mabe another third party? more notes what happend to ALL the creatures of the old 3 half life games? all but the vorts barnicle and lithisaur or how ever you spell it.
here is a list of a few i remeber: the Garg, the pit worm, the pit drones, the zen version of the assissan (the one with the beetle gun and one eye in opposing force) the over evolved zombie that tossed acid balls from its chest, the bull squid, the evil spike tree that would kick your ass when ever you touched it,the one zen warrior that used the gun that shot hornets, the miniture ninorath or whatever, the big moma the thing that looked like a giant head crab, the claw tenticle and the giant claw tenticle (as seen in opposing force)im shure thats not all of them but as you can see only 90% of all the creatures that jumped to earth in the first 3 days lived so at some point valve must bring back atleast one of those old but not forgotten foes. also do you think the dood from opposing force will make a return? remember he was not killed he was put…. away for lack of better words. also if your a total freak like me and play half life on every console or computer their are also two seprate heros that went mostly untouched gordons two female counterparts gina and whats her face that made a dabew in the ps2 and slightly in the dreamcast version of half life 1 as side games for all those pure bred pc ppl remember the hasard suit how you were late to work and how their where two empty suspention areas to the left and right of your suit? yeah them. oh back to hl-ep3 the thing ant the ship cant be some sort of portal item because eli said that that if the combine get a hold of it we we all be screwed? that means that its a technology that nither black mesa or the combine have also their mabe a possibility of more rases because the combine are just one of many of the outer dimentional races and the combine seem more like the covinant of halo they talk over races and assimilate them, i’ve also notices that the combine havent shown their true faces the advisors are just advisors not leaders and the civil protection groop are just converted humans so the true face of the combine is yet to be reviled. I also get the feeling that breen is still alive but in, as he said: “a host body” so yeah i ahve alot of things on my mind now so im just gonna shut up and wait sorry for this spam and nagathon but i just want to get you people thinking

Not From Antarctica

On November 24, 2007 at 4:58 am

Ok just because your all retards i’ll give you the REAL story (spoilers alert!)

aperture science are the rivals to black mesa and THEY built the borealis but in an effort to beat black mesa for goverment funding, the borealis got lost in the artic (and yes it is in the artic, it is a boat and the guys in HL2 Ep2 said the artic) now (ep2 spoilers alert) alyx and gordan are going to fly to the borealis and try to either destroy it or use it against the combine (not sure which) and valve (i think) are going to put the portal gun in EP3.

i’ve also heard rumors that they are bringing shepard back in somewere (RUMORS!!!! so don’t have an orgasim just yet)

on an unrelated note: the borealis was originaly going to be in hl2 but since that leaked it in 2003 they pulled it JUST LIKE THE KICKASS HYDRAS! :evil: :evil: :evil:

anyway i hope this cleared things up for you 8-year-olds who can’t just look things up, even though you probabley just read the bottom because the bottom useually has the answers :mrgreen:

Not From Antarctica

On November 24, 2007 at 5:04 am

also just so you all know, advisors, hunters, gunships, striders, dropships are just xen creatures with armor and were taken over by the combine (i wanna see an un-armored version of all of them :shock: )


On November 24, 2007 at 11:04 pm

I just saw the last level of Half Life 2: Episode 2, and i dont bielieve that they killed Alyx’s dad in the game. I’m sure that that vortagont will heal him. but you gotta admit… It was pretty cool :wink:


On November 25, 2007 at 10:16 am


I can’t believe you Hunt. Here we all are, NOT talking about what happened at the very end, and you not only say what happened, you friggin say that thinks will get better. What happened will not be reversed. It is important to the story, and the character that this is affecting is going to change significantly during the next chapter. Haven’t you ever read a book?

By the way, “Forrest” and “Not from Antartica”………your posts were absolutely useless.


On November 25, 2007 at 10:49 am

and yours isnt?


On November 25, 2007 at 10:49 am

and yours is not?

Not From Antarctica

On November 25, 2007 at 9:36 pm

EAT POETRY ! (spoiler alert)

Not in crueltey
Not in wrath
The reaper came today,
An Angel walked this grey path
And took the cube away. :cry:

Not From Antarctica

On November 25, 2007 at 9:42 pm

Also kupoff789x it’s spelt Antarctica not antartica. Anyway that peom was from Portal in the companion cube level. I miss my companion cube :cry:

Not From Antarctica

On November 26, 2007 at 12:38 am

SPOILERS ALERT, well sort of

Oh and by the way, there has to be a Half-Life 3 because destroying a ship definetley won’t bring the combine empire down (unless gordan and alyx actualy DO use it against the combine, but eli sed not too so alyx may follow her dad’s advice)

and sorry that i diddnt put all my posts in one big post but then no1 would ever read through all of them! :shock:


On November 27, 2007 at 3:32 pm

Speaking of half-life 2 weapons, I’m expecting the portal gun to be integrated into episode 3. Apparently the Borealis was carrying aperture science materials, but if you’ve played portal, Valve had to intentionally link the stories for that reason. Anyway, I couldn’t think of anything more awesome than having to kill combine soldiers with little more than a portal gun.


On November 28, 2007 at 9:23 pm

If anyone ever played the HL2 Missing Info mod it seems that the next event would take place somewhere in Antarctica. Because in the beta and the Missing Info mod their was the Borealis ship stranded in ice, it seems that Valve might be using the beta map of Borealis next in Episode 3. Just Google the Borealis in HL2 and you’ll see some neat results.


On November 28, 2007 at 9:46 pm found it here, the Borealis map from the Beta version used in HL2 Missing Information mod. They said that their going the the Borealis in Ep. 2, Valve may be using the beta map but totally updated. I’ve played this map and it’s huge, the ship is huge but nothing inside or anywhere in the map have any relation to Portal or the technology since it came from the beta, only the Portal Logo on the hall thats all, the ship is packed with Combine troops, headcrabs, and Stalkers. I liked the map and played it through, but there are actually 2 maps based off the ship, one where you cross the frozen tundra where the combine are posted throughout the map in small lookout posts and the Borealis is stuck in the ice and it’s a little brighter outside and this one on the clip, so it’s still kind of a mystery on how far you’ll make it on the shopper before some unforeseen event happens and you find yourself crawling out of a shot down copter.


On November 28, 2007 at 9:47 pm found it here, the Borealis map from the Beta version used in HL2 Missing Information mod. They said that their going the the Borealis in Ep. 2, Valve may be using the beta map but totally updated. I’ve played this map and it’s huge, the ship is huge but nothing inside or anywhere in the map have any relation to Portal or the technology since it came from the beta, only the Portal Logo on the hall thats all, the ship is packed with Combine troops, headcrabs, and Stalkers. I liked the map and played it through, but there are actually 2 maps based off the ship, one where you cross the frozen tundra where the combine are posted throughout the map in small lookout posts and the Borealis is stuck in the ice and it’s a little brighter outside and this one on the clip, so it’s still kind of a mystery on how far you’ll make it on the chopper before some unforeseen event happens and you find yourself crawling out of a shot down copter.


On November 29, 2007 at 3:42 am


You gotta know that the thing Eli wants you to destroy is the cake we see at the end of portal. The Cake is no lie and there are unforseen consequences if its eaten.

*end spoiler*


On December 1, 2007 at 12:38 pm

Note: Not From Antarctica

I might hav to play it again but im pretty sure that alyx doesnt hear eli’s warning

plus anyone else should wonder hav u ever thougth that the girl from portal would like use the portal thing to like help u like another alyx follower plus did anyone notice before u get to gladoos u see like a huge open area with nothing around and then at the end your thrown onto the surface of aperture labs a bit weird i believe that the borealis and aperture labs are connected through a portal plus if they take u to aperture labs get ready for some cool new expermental guns like in half life 1 plus as a bonus they could hav xen creature go through aperture labs like in half life 1


On December 1, 2007 at 12:40 pm

for the love of alll half life someone find some solid info on half life 2 ep 3

does anyone hav connections to a valve/steam member


On December 2, 2007 at 8:43 pm

does some1 no when episode 3 is coming out?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?


On December 3, 2007 at 7:14 pm

A good buddy of mine works for valve he said that before episode 2 was released they were already working out episode 3,the Valve team is about a month away from finishing the whole level of episode 3 so all that should be left is working out the glitches and popping in the game because its the “rough draft” as they call it. his guess is that everything will be actually finished around 4 months into 2008, he doesn’t know what Valve wants to do for the actually release date for the public but it should be between April – June of next year. it’s a long wait but worth it for such a great game. should be the best episode yet, i don’t want to ruin the surprises for ep. 3, but there will indeed be some new weapons that should be quite entertaining to play with, enjoy


On December 4, 2007 at 11:33 am

swweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttttttt :mrgreen:


On December 4, 2007 at 11:34 am

Thanks Connections


On December 4, 2007 at 4:13 pm

****ping**** or bovvered either way

Do not read the text below if you have not finished HL2 EP2 it’s a SPoiler!
I have come in search of info on HL2 EP3 and yes they do kill Alyx’s dad in a goryish way.

You May now continue!

Although HL Episodes are a great idea, has anyone stopped to think that if Valve doesn’t make the money they want on any of their games based upon this idea they may just abandon a project halfway thru,

As games are being made into films I would not be suprised to see HL make it to the big screen.

The add on pack for F.E.A.R also had a lame ending hope the stand alone is better – another place another topic another day

Does a Dell Vostro 1700 with a Geforce 8600GT and Duo Core 2.4CPUs Vista 2GB Ram run Half Life 2? giggity oh yeah! it sure does even off then battery until the bat hits 25%. just say you don’t care after all you just read it.

Can’t beat the Original HL2 as it had more locations and vehicles!


On December 4, 2007 at 4:20 pm

Did anyone else notice the lame come-on from Xen to Freeman? while playing HL2 EP2

Xen needs to rethink his chat up lines, I guess it was probably the scariest bit of the game.

Being shot,eaten and blown up is one thing but fighting homo aliens is quiet another!!!


On December 4, 2007 at 4:25 pm

:idea: Please remeber to use comma’s ppl :!: :!: :!:


On December 4, 2007 at 6:53 pm

I dunno but it seemed to me after playing the english version of hl2 ep2 , that the female voice giving orders to the combine sounded a bit like the one of glados … I know I’m probably wrong but maybe portal took place during the HL1 timeframe and now the combine are using the stuff developed by aperture science ?
In any case I’m pretty sure that “the girl from the test” dies at the end of portal


On December 5, 2007 at 12:11 pm

minor spoiler
To note calgar this could change but there was an interview with the HL2 Ep3 story/plot designer that the girl from portal will play an important role in the half life series but this could also mean either half life 3 or HL2 Ep 4
or half life (aperture labs or something) so im 85% sure she will be in the next HL2 ep plus has anyone listened to gladoos that she calls the girl an android need to look into that. But all in all expect the unexpected theres no meaning what they could pull and all ideas that ive heard would be awesome and hope this goes stright to ps3 aswell.

soz for errors done early into morning sleeeeppppy

ohh plus anyone thinking that it may be produced into a movie anytime soon may be biting their lip since steam/valve released a statement saying that all the scripts and ideas to produce it have been unsatifactory but if anyone knows him quetin tarintino i heard may be making it

damm i ramble on


On December 5, 2007 at 12:16 pm

aperture labs confusion

a few questions:
what happened to all the people around the place?
what was that huge area that looked like a dock but underground used for
plus many more.
Theres more to aperture labs then one might hear

the cake is a lie
the cake is a lie
the cake is a lie
the cake is a lie
the cake is a lie
the cake is a lie
the cake is a lie
the cake is a lie
the cake is a lie
the cake is a lie


On December 5, 2007 at 12:18 pm

w8 coz im a moron and didnt read the title properly
they are making a half life 3 while making mini episodes
omg im such a tool if thats right


On December 5, 2007 at 3:19 pm

@ Maniac….

First off, I’m going to point out that, yes, you are an idiot. Second, the girl is called “android” because one of the test levels that she goes through is an “android live fire” level.


On December 5, 2007 at 10:06 pm

android live fire i thought is referring to those robot machine turrets
and i do know wat android means but if u listen again u will hear she talking about bring ur daughter to work perfect time to get her tested and all that so its referring to human see the cunfusion thats y i asked if it is a ndroid just to be sure


On December 5, 2007 at 10:22 pm

When she says it’s a perfect time to get her tested, she obviously means getting her tested the same way the test subject is being tested. With the portal gun. Android = part human, part machine. Turrets = machine.


On December 6, 2007 at 2:00 am

yer i got all that but there could hav been something i missed anyway whatever


On December 6, 2007 at 8:37 pm

Just been thinking about the G-Man…in the games he is made out to be a mysterious, sinister spectator in humanities survival. The words spoke about him by another Mesa survivor indicate he is to blame for the portals storms, with him supplying the item, and also essentially enslaving Freeman portrays him as a ‘villian’, which i saw him as in up to the end of HL2,Ep2. The fact he rescued someone else during the Black Mesa incident, albeit on his terms, also his attempt to caution a character (unfortunately, nothing could be done.) and him agreeing to ‘abide by certain restrictions’ suggests to me he is actually trying to save humanity from the combine.
Instead of kidnapping Gordon, he could of protected him from the Combine by putting him into statis, until awakening him at a time when Freeman could make a difference, his words at the start of HL2 ‘the right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world’ make me feel that way.
Sorry for the essay, the idea of the G-Man being good has been bouncing around in my head for a while. Any thoughts?

kyle Jaffa

On December 7, 2007 at 1:19 am

Valve has made it clear that these are the remainder of the story that was never reached in the actual game Half-Life 2. They have mentioned that Half-Life 3 is most likely already in the works (hence the two year episode 2 delay). As for what this means for the resolution of who the G-Man is we don’t know. (although it is slowly becoming more prominent a theory that the G-Man is in fact G(ordon free)Man). Well, you decide


On December 7, 2007 at 11:50 am

**********HL spoiler************

I don’t know where that theory came from. Freeman wouldn’t kill himself, like he would have done had you chosen not to work for him at the end of HL1.


On December 9, 2007 at 7:32 am

well i thought all halflife 2 onwards was amazing, but i thought gordon freeman was suposed to be put in difrent situations every game, and epesodes 1-3 were extrers of hl2. 1 and 2 were too short but i liked the way they added more enermies.
as for g man i dunno, but i dont think well know in ep 3


On December 9, 2007 at 2:51 pm


You are the worst person on this forum. You can do or say all you want. Like the old saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”.
So you can just SHUT UP!


On December 9, 2007 at 2:56 pm

And BTW kupoff789x. Whats with the nooby SPOILERS ALERT thing? I mean you cant just go around being mean to evryone you meet.:???:


On December 9, 2007 at 8:27 pm

Wow Hunt, it took you 15 days to poorly respond to that post? I wasn’t making fun of you at all, I was simply stating that no one said anything about the end of Ep 2, atleast not without a spoiler warning, except for you. I’m sure you ruined the end of the game for several people. Congrats. Now that we’ve figured out that you are, indeed, absolutely useless on this forum, how about you go fall on some sticks and stones?


On December 9, 2007 at 9:32 pm

And how about you KISS MY BUTT


On December 9, 2007 at 9:34 pm

And before you blow up again. Why don’t you think about it before you go on and get mad at someone for posting something thats not on the subject.


On December 9, 2007 at 11:56 pm

Kiss your butt? Now, why would I want to be anywhere where your head has been?


On December 10, 2007 at 1:01 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! THATS FUNNY!!! Try something else like that bub. Your gonna regret it (well… not really lol)


On December 10, 2007 at 12:38 pm

hunts a kid…blatently which says a lot about you and your need to retaliate KUPOFF…. ur nothing more than a sad, sad….sad $!#* …calling these people useless when your about as usefull as a 12 inch on an impotent man…do us all a favour and jump off a cliff. And please, TRY and refrain from responding with some half minded attempt at throwing this post back at me….you’ll only succeed in making yourself look even more pathetic. Thanks.
Ok back on topic…just finished episode 2 (ending was probably the best ive ever seen in a game)…Half Life is teh ! xD cant wait for the next installment! (where hopefully valve will bring back the super gravity gun..ahh how i miss hurling those combine bodies around…)


On December 10, 2007 at 5:35 pm

And there is nothing you can say to change the fact that ima kid! so just leave me alone! :neutral:


On December 10, 2007 at 5:49 pm

Oh and Kupoff, why do you make fun of everyone? and .:Ryno-Saurus:. you make me really mad. dont post anything like your gonna post again please. Thank you.


On December 10, 2007 at 6:00 pm

Please excuse my brother (Hunt) he hasn’t had much experience with forums (and neither have I lol). He was only trying to tell a simple personal opinion.
He didn’t know that he was supposed to put “SPOILER ALERT” in his post. I didn’t know that either at the time. I hope we can just post without everybody being ticked at him.

BTW, He may or may not be a kid… who knows except him and I…


On December 10, 2007 at 6:07 pm

Also, I really don’t understand what Hunt said in his last post:

Hunt: “Oh and Kupoff, why do you make fun of everyone? and .:Ryno-Saurus:. you make me really mad. dont post anything like your gonna post again please. Thank you.”



On December 10, 2007 at 8:02 pm

hey weclocklock remember me i remember you you commented on me about halo 3 you said that youtube clip is fake :twisted:


On December 10, 2007 at 9:32 pm

Well it seems that we have a couple of very witty people on the forum. Well hopefully saying that the so called planning of selling Portal and Half life 2/2 most likely has no connections. I will have connections to half life 3. At least I hope they do, or continue with the puzzle FPS games. Just for an after thought imagine if they made a Half Life movie!


On December 10, 2007 at 10:36 pm

k I’m sorry. Lets talk about HL2 ep 3 or whatever we talking about


On December 11, 2007 at 2:49 am

Okay here’s some info for some of the morons out there who repeatedly insist that there is going to be a Half-Life 3.

There is no HL3, the episodes (1,2, &3) are episode three. And if you’ll notice the very bottom of the article, you also shouldn’t be expecting a HL movie anytime soon. Personally I think it would be horrible (can you imagine Gordon talking?). Anyway, really now people, this article is a year old and it is the first listing when you Google ‘Half Life 3′. I really wish people would do their research.


On December 11, 2007 at 7:56 am

:roll: I am now pretty sure it was Kennedy using a portal on the grassy kgnole,

:grin: eat that conspiracy ppl lol!

After seeing alyxs Dad killed anything is possible

Gman – Gordon could be :!:


On December 11, 2007 at 11:02 am

If there is gonna be a Half-Life movie….Gordon REALLY NEEDS TO START TALKING!


On December 11, 2007 at 3:16 pm

firstly, hunt and kupof789, eather start a “ur mummas so fat” or shut up.
like the conspiracy ratters
i also thought the grassy knol could of been were they faked the moon landings :?: :smile:
f theres a hl movie that would suck,it could actuallt work 4 black mesa, not half life 2


On December 11, 2007 at 7:11 pm

the movie might not happen thats just what everyone wants but if they did they wouldnt make gordon freeman speak du to how it would properly cost less to use however they do as an actor if they go in that direction or if it is highly animated like final fantsy style it would make everybit of him easier to make

Who cares if they do make a movie playing the games except for half life 1 feel like a movie half the time anyway


On December 12, 2007 at 6:35 pm

dont read any farther if you want to ruin Half Life 2 but if you really cant wait this could be correct info to tell you what is in the borealis AGAIN DONT READ UNLESS YOU (IF I’M CORRECT) WANT TO RUIN HALF LIFE 2 FOR YOURSELF. :mrgreen: COMMENT IF YOU READ AND TELL ME OTHER THEORYS :razz: :grin: Everybody I know whats int he borealis if you know or dont I really dont care. The Borealis has a Air Exchange machine which can bring air toxins which are ideal for the combine, And give our air to Xen. This was made by Aperture Science. :mrgreen: Well srry I ruined it for you but I was going to kill myself if


On December 12, 2007 at 6:41 pm



On December 12, 2007 at 9:16 pm

sorry for going back up the thread but. im pretty sure portal is so posed to be during the hl1 time. because o the slid shows for competing between them and black mesa. but since everyone seemed to disappear there is some room for time offset. but the odd thing is the portal tech is much like the combine tech with the plug ins and turrets. so the combine using aperture sciences tech seems reasonable. thats just my theory. take it or leave it.


On December 13, 2007 at 11:26 am

It would make a lot of sense if portal took place during hl1 timeline becasue there is no invidence that suggested that black mesa was still running (obliviously because of random aliens popping up everywhere destroying the place)and portal was still competing with them like nothing haad happened but as usual i could be wrong

hey info is that ur theory/idea or is that solid info on the game
what i dont get if the toxins did kill everyone how did they manage to put a anti toxin ball thingy on gladoos so its hard to see even if they will link it to half life or start something else coz they stated that they are going to finish half life and start something new

soz if i repeats my self im writin gthis at 3 in the morning


On December 13, 2007 at 4:59 pm

i heard that half life 2 ep3 is supose 2 go 2 the borialis and it might have the portal gun from portal… :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:


On December 14, 2007 at 10:28 am

lol manic, it say u wrote it at 11:29 am lmao :lol:
hl beter includ portal or im going to kik somthing small
it would make sense, as blake masa was competing with apatures labs


On December 14, 2007 at 1:49 pm

yes but i live in australia so the time difference is quite significant so yer re think what u say beore u look like a fool like i have done b4


On December 14, 2007 at 2:49 pm

yea but your australian, im not the one looking like a fool :lol:


On December 15, 2007 at 10:35 am

lol ur acting like a fool right now.


On December 15, 2007 at 11:13 am

lol, i know im not going to turn this blog into a cus down argument

Joshua Straub

On December 15, 2007 at 9:00 pm

:m :m :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: rgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: rgreen: :mrgreen:

Joshua Straub

On December 15, 2007 at 9:02 pm

:mrgreen: THE BEST :mrgreen:


On December 16, 2007 at 3:52 pm

You got that right! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :grin:



On December 16, 2007 at 6:41 pm

I have come to the end at all Half Life games -> Half Life 1; Half Life Blue Shift; Half Life Opposing Force; Half Life 2; Half Life 2 Episode 1; Half Life 2 Episode 2…. People call me the “game freak” but i cant help it. Half life game is in my heart. The end of Half Life Epi. 2 was really sad why they kill Alyx father WHY ?! :cry: :cry: :cry: And im warning you (VALVE) if Alyx die in Episode 3 i will kill myself too. Thank you, have a nice day and work smart :cool: :cool: :wink: :wink: :razz:


On December 16, 2007 at 7:30 pm

playing every hl installment is key to understanding as much as you can about the hl would. i believe I’ve played everything at least 2 times :lol:


On December 17, 2007 at 12:36 pm

Andy’s Message Is a spoiler alert… (no offence Andy)


On December 17, 2007 at 12:39 pm

RE: Chard: No way man! You must LOVE Half Life

i get evryting a year befor you

On December 17, 2007 at 3:58 pm

omfg mudt get hl3 a year befor evry one els gust like i did whith my psp (haha im rich :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: )


On December 17, 2007 at 4:35 pm

o its my favorite series by far.

Alyx Vance

On December 18, 2007 at 5:46 am

Hey guys! First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Jamil Mullen. Valve modeled Alyx Vance’ face after my own. Quote:
Brad says:
November 4th, 2007 at 3:24 am

Cannot wait for episode 3, episode 2 was so ing awesome.
Wish Alex was a real person, shes awesome.

Perhaps I am as close to the Real Alyx Vance as you will get! I have to admit, while I was working with Valve and their 3-D rendering software, I felt like Alyx myself. The voice that you have come to know her by was played by Merle Dandridge. Once while we were fooling around in the sound room at Valve, I would mouth the words the was speaking. Alot of Valve workers told me: “…you really Are Alyx Vance!” In any case, I was just browsing Half-Life files, and your forum popped up. Figured I would say a little something. Half-Life 2: Episode 3 will be quite the finisher in the Half-Life 2 story! (Shh! Thats a secret.) Have fun Gentlemen!
-Jamil Mullen
Alyx Vance


On December 19, 2007 at 2:03 pm

Oh…. I am very very sory Hunt and everyone :oops: :oops: Hey Jamil do you have MSN ? or E MAIL ? :cool: :cool: :*** You have sexy body :wink: :wink:

juan ma

On December 19, 2007 at 2:17 pm

ist so cooooool im waiting episode 3333333333333333333333333333


On December 19, 2007 at 7:14 pm

Alex Vance…..mmmmmmmm


On December 20, 2007 at 5:28 pm

I hope the portal gun can be used for at least one level for this game!

jeff-biggest hl fan

On December 20, 2007 at 7:48 pm

Alex Vance, can u tell me one thing,will there be a half life 3?


Alyx Vance

On December 20, 2007 at 8:35 pm

I am not supposed to declare anything about installments after the Half-Life 2 series is complete. Im sorry.
I do have an E-mail that my fans send me mail to.
I would like to chat with some of you guys if you wish! Please dont spam my E-mail as to the fact that I will be forced to stop all incoming fan mail if that were to happen. Thanks guys!
-Jamil Mullen
Alyx Vance


On December 22, 2007 at 12:51 pm

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont understand one bit of half life 2!!! I dont get the ending!!!!!!!! :oops: Who is the guy who talks to you and what does he have to do with the game? I never played half life one so i dont understand the seconed one HELP


On December 22, 2007 at 5:43 pm

Thank you Jamil :* :cool:


On December 22, 2007 at 7:08 pm

so wait is episode 3 out yet i cant find it anywhere


On December 22, 2007 at 7:09 pm

the man at the end of hl2 is gman. he watches you throughout all the halflife games (other than ep1. playing hl1 will make it make more sence. or you can go to wikipedia and read the articulates on hl.


On December 22, 2007 at 9:01 pm

i hope they make a half life 3 becsue when they started coming out with episodes they where saying the episodes where Hl3 i hope they change that and make a HL3


On December 23, 2007 at 4:22 pm

i finished episode 2 with the commentary today.. and then started playing hl1 adn i noticed that in his locker Gorden has a picture of a baby/young kid? could this mean he had a daughter(think it resembled a girl. would be interesting if this played a role in hl3


On December 25, 2007 at 3:53 am

hey maybe that android resembles his daughter or watever that some1 said above ill hav to check into this myself but yer thats just a thought (remember he like jumps 20-30 years while sleeping and no y does no one care that gordon freeman was like no where for those 20-30 years sounds like thi swhole game could be some test or i dont know theres so many possibilties that they could work with oh does anyone know what 3d imaging software they use to create half life 2+ characters is it softimage kk this discussion really gone off topic


On December 25, 2007 at 12:19 pm

ok i went to yesterday and read up on his interpretation of the half life story. (which i agree with for the most part) and he said in the game guide or somewhere it said that he had no dependents (aka no kids)so it must be a kid of someone at valve or something. maybe… idk


On December 25, 2007 at 1:58 pm



On December 26, 2007 at 1:01 pm

Half Life 2 took I think 4 years to make, so Valve decided to make the Half Life 2 Episodes so they wouldnt make you wait longer for the next Half Life game which might take about 4 to 6 years to make not sure though. Their wont be a Half Life 3 because the Half Life 2 episodes are considered Half Life 3. Just go to and search for Half Life 2 Episode Two and check the news for that game.


On December 26, 2007 at 1:15 pm

ya but after hl2 and its episodes the next installation would be half life 3 whether it would have been that before the episodes where done or not.


On December 26, 2007 at 2:22 pm

RE: U says:
December 22nd, 2007 at 12:51 pm

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont understand one bit of half life 2!!! I dont get the ending!!!!!!!! :oops: Who is the guy who talks to you and what does he have to do with the game? I never played half life one so i dont understand the seconed one HELP

(Spoiler Alert) I never finished Half Life 1… But I do know the story. A guy named Gordan Freeman was selected for a test subject. It was this big machine… (I don’t really know why they made the machine) Gordan had to push some kind of kart inside of it. Well the kart messed up the machine and it Teleported a bunch of weird alien things called Head crabs. They kept on killing human civilians and made stronger enemy’s. (And you played the second one)


On December 26, 2007 at 2:27 pm

(Spoiler Alert!)

Oh and im not sure if this is his real name or what peapole call him.. The guy that talks to you in the beginning of the game is named G-Man. He teleportes you to different places.. He teleported you on that train because a guy named
Dr. Breen Was taking away the freedom in that state or country. Anything else you need?


On December 27, 2007 at 1:46 am

i have been a fan of half life from day one. i cant wait to see what happens in episode 3. i think it is goin to take you to black mesa into the test chamber.. what do you think. also i think the games are becoming too short…


On December 27, 2007 at 1:47 am

btw yes his name is G-man


On December 27, 2007 at 4:03 pm

i think ep1 was too short.. but ep 2 was abo8t right for what it is. id rather be spoon fed more every year or 2 that having to wait 6 years to get anything. but a full long game for half life 3 would be amazing… but would force me to not have a life outside of the game for a week or so


On December 27, 2007 at 6:19 pm


i have fun playing dis game…

just brought the game half-life 2 ep 1 & 2 and finish it in a week…
oh my,…. the story is so short in each ep. but the graphics is so good
and it a challenging enymies & monsters…


On December 27, 2007 at 11:04 pm

:neutral: :neutral: :idea: that is to nice i thing there will even be Half-Life 13


On December 28, 2007 at 11:39 am

Hey you know the orange box there might be an orange box 2 after ep3 that contains Half life 3, Portal 2 and TF3? This may sound noobish.


On December 28, 2007 at 11:40 am

G-man stand for man?


On December 28, 2007 at 12:21 pm

The best Game ever is the half-life but i still hopp that valve can upgrade the graphic a bit more like in the ep 2 AND SOME NEW WAEPONS!!!!!


On December 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm

yes, new wepons would be cool,and more parts of the game that you have to pick up objects and smash the combine and headhumpers brains out all over the wall. :smile: portal 2? hope so, but i dont think thell pt it into a box like the orange box because the games are all new.


On December 28, 2007 at 6:15 pm

Well most of this discussion has been very interesting. Here is an article I found that I don’t believe was posted yet.

IGN: Don’t Expect Half-Life 3 (

“”The original Half-Life took us two years to develop,” said Gabe Newell, managing director, Valve. “With a considerably larger team Half-Life 2 took us six years to develop, so we thought if we were going to continue our trend with Half-Life 3 we would basically ship after we had all retired.”

“Throughout the interview, Newell refers to the episodes as Half-Life 3, and points out that they aren’t considered expansions. Whereas Half-Life was about the G-man grooming Gordon Freeman to be a hero, and 2 was about how the G-man uses his creation, the episodes (Half-Life 3) focus more on the G-man and how he reacts when he loses control of Freeman.

Though Episodes 1-3 take place after the events of Half-Life 2, Newell doesn’t rule out the possibility of returning to the Half-Life 2 timeline, though.”

That was all from the IGN article about an EuroGamer interview. This interview can be found here:

Opening the Valve // PC // EuroGamer (

“Eurogamer: So far you’ve announced three episodes – is that all? Any more planned beyond that?

Gabe Newell: There are three that are in this arc. There are three that are worked out, and those are the ones that we’ve been talking about so far.”

I would suggest reading both articles. It seems to me that Valve planned Episodes 1 to 3 as the third installment of the Half-Life series (essentially Half-Life 3). However, Gabe seems to hint at the further installments in the saga past these three new episodes.

HL = God

On December 28, 2007 at 11:47 pm

Replying to Matthew: I had this idea for a while too about returning to the test chamber, but then I replayed Opposing Force and, unfortunatly, Black Mesa was destroyed by a nuclear bomb that the G-Man activated. Too bad, Black Mesa was my favorite research facility gone to hell of all the FPS out there :sad:


On December 29, 2007 at 11:13 am

Well, I give HL2 9.8 of 10 and EP1 8 of 10 and EP2 9.5 of ten, but what score should I give for the end of the triology? time will tell.. but, i think it will Rock the world… values are thinking very nice and going deep in the story.
But in the other hand, they should make EP3 more Perfect, more major battles requied not only puzzles, more action.

Peace, Iraq


On December 29, 2007 at 1:24 pm

there wont properly be another portal because it was a basic testing game of their new gaming controls (but i could be wrong) anyway i was thinking that they would be making a half life 3 game on the side at the same time as developing the episodes but after what “alyx vance” said above it will be a nice finisher all hope is gone to see half life 3 plus i saw an articule (ill try an post the website as soon as i can remember what site it was) stating that they are taking the half life series into a different perspective taking away gordon freeman starting a new project i guess but this could just be some more useless writing

without gamers games would get no where ( so noobish)


On December 29, 2007 at 1:28 pm

ohhh half life need more battles like at the end of half life 2 ep 2 its quite a challenge to get that achievement


On December 29, 2007 at 2:23 pm

Ok well there is going to be a Half Life 3 but like I said before the Episodes are just small things you could play while they’re making Half Life 3 it might be released in 2010. I heard that you wont be playing as Gordon Freeman in Half Life 3 though. And for those people saying they should improve the graphics they are but not by a lot people dont notice it though.


On December 29, 2007 at 8:39 pm

no more gorden freeman :cry: :cry: . it just wont be the same. but with valve it will still be amazing. and behind schedule of course.

Metro Cop 357

On December 30, 2007 at 2:45 am

“SPOILERS”: If u have beaten Portal then u know that Gladus (evil robot lady) is still alive and maybe she will be on Borealis with the Portal gun. I still wonder what happened to the test subject and what time period she is in, after the 7 hour war or before :?: :???:

PS: Hunters for me were only REALLY annoying at the end of the game. :mad:


On December 30, 2007 at 1:43 pm

well, the fact is that in half life 2 episode 2, gordon freeman and alyx is been taken out of city 17


On December 30, 2007 at 3:32 pm

metro cop -> best way I found to get rid of hunters is to roll them over with the car , that was funny ahah


On December 30, 2007 at 6:17 pm

Half-Life 3 [a.k.a. Episodes One to Three] is about the relationship with the G-Man and what happens when he loses control of you, when you’re not available to him as a tool and how he responds to that, and what are the consequences of that.

From Gabe Newell


On December 31, 2007 at 6:15 am

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, while fans wait for “Half-Life 3? to hit shelves, Valve has been issuing episodic additions to the Half-Life 2 storyline.

this is what it says at the top.
yes hiting hunters with the cars saves time and ammo and helth.


On December 31, 2007 at 6:15 am

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, while fans wait for “Half-Life 3? to hit shelves, Valve has been issuing episodic additions to the Half-Life 2 storyline.

this is what it says at the top.
yes hiting hunters with the cars saves time and ammo and helth.


On December 31, 2007 at 9:50 am

Why don’t they put Half life 2 epsiode 1 and 2 together to make Half life 3? :neutral:


On December 31, 2007 at 9:58 am

Oh i loved Episode 2 it was the best one yet!


On December 31, 2007 at 11:11 am

how hard is it for you guys to understand. like max said episodes 1-3 or not half life 3 they are still in the hl2 time line and story. ie half life 1 was black mesa and hl2 is city 17 and surroundings. most of the stuff in episodes 1-3 are stuff that was cut out of hl2 because of delays and the hack of the game files.


On December 31, 2007 at 3:56 pm

In reply to chard and max,

I found that interview online, on a few different sites. Just type in

“Half-Life 3 [a.k.a. Episodes One to Three] is about the relationship with the G-Man”

to google and see what it says. You are telling me Gabe is lying there?


On December 31, 2007 at 6:58 pm

[quote]max says:
December 31st, 2007 at 6:15 am

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, while fans wait for “Half-Life 3? to hit shelves, Valve has been issuing episodic additions to the Half-Life 2 storyline.

this is what it says at the top

Oh really. So when you went to the link that the above article is talking about, you read that the episodic editions of HL2 are just giving us something to play while waiting for HL3? It does NOT say that anywhere in the Eurogamer article that is linked on the article at the top of this File Front page.


On December 31, 2007 at 7:40 pm

The episodes are HL3 go to and see what Valve is saying.


On December 31, 2007 at 7:43 pm

See this is what Valve said.

June 6, 2006 – In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Valve revealed that the just-released Half-Life 2: Episode 1 and the forthcoming Episodes 2 and 3 will serve as the third game in the series. Rather than make gamers wait another six-plus years for Half-Life 3, the developer thought people might appreciate playing the game in smaller chunks if they didn’t have to wait as long.

“The original Half-Life took us two years to develop,” said Gabe Newell, managing director, Valve. “With a considerably larger team Half-Life 2 took us six years to develop, so we thought if we were going to continue our trend with Half-Life 3 we would basically ship after we had all retired. We’re trying to come up with a better way of getting more timely updates to our customers and also come up with something that didn’t have the complexities. Projects increased logarithmically with how much we tried to do, so if you tried to put twice as much content or technology into a box it ends up taking you four times the amount of work, right, and so we’re trying to figure out a better solution.”

As for why the name of the episodes were changed from their original codename Aftermath: “I think that Aftermath was almost a temporary name. I always thought of it as Episodes One through Three because that’s how we planned the products out. I think people thought we’d need a name for them, and Aftermath ended up being more confusing than helpful. Probably a better name for it would have been Half Life 3: Episode One, but these three are what we’re doing as our way of taking the next step forward…”

Throughout the interview, Newell refers to the episodes as Half-Life 3, and points out that they aren’t considered expansions. Whereas Half-Life was about the G-man grooming Gordon Freeman to be a hero, and 2 was about how the G-man uses his creation, the episodes (Half-Life 3) focus more on the G-man and how he reacts when he loses control of Freeman.

Though Episodes 1-3 take place after the events of Half-Life 2, Newell doesn’t rule out the possibility of returning to the Half-Life 2 timeline, though.

Finally, Newell also warned fans not to expect a Half-Life movie anytime soon, as he had some unkind words to say about the script treatments Hollywood has offered: “They all sucked!”


On January 1, 2008 at 10:03 am

Hello !

I think that in Episode 3 we shall be in BOREALIS. And im asking myself what was that video at the end of Half Life 2 Epi.2 with Judith Mossman ? I think they mention something about Borealis but im not sure.

Happy New Year EVERYONE !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


On January 1, 2008 at 1:07 pm

like i said half life is going in another direction after the episodes im guessing gordan freeman dies or is saved yet again for later by the g-man whos presence annoyes me because no one knows who he is


On January 1, 2008 at 3:24 pm

maybe hl3 will be with adrean Shepard form opposing force!!!! :twisted:


On January 1, 2008 at 5:26 pm

I think maybe Alyx and Gordon shall revanche first for wath happend in the end of Half Life 2 Episode 2 then they shall go rescue Judith Mossman to the Borealis, awsome story :smile:



On January 2, 2008 at 12:53 am

Valve mentioned maybe making a game about Alyx but maybe they’re still not sure.

May 22, 2007 – In a recent interview with IGN, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell hinted that some of the side characters from Half-Life 2 could become focal points for new games.

When discussing Alyx as the emotional barometer for the Half-Life 2 episodic content, we asked Newell if Alyx would be a permanent fixture at Gordon Freeman’s side. As it turns out, Alyx may not remain a sidekick forever.

“Alyx is a great character, we like her a lot,” Newell told IGN. “We’d like to do games that are about Alyx. We’d like to do games that are about Dog. I don’t think we’ve made this decision that it’s always going to be you playing Gordon in the first-person with Alyx as a companion… In terms of projecting into the future we have a lot of ground we would like to cover. There are lots of pieces of the story that have been referenced that we think would be really interesting.”


On January 2, 2008 at 11:51 am

This is going back a bit To half life 2. At the start in the trainstation Theres to Citizens talking and if you listen to them they say something about city 14? maybe the combines are building something there? Or maybe ive got it wrong :)


On January 2, 2008 at 11:56 am

Does every half life start in a train?


On January 2, 2008 at 1:23 pm

No just Half Life 1 and half Life 2 start in a train :cool:


On January 2, 2008 at 1:34 pm

It’s very easy to predict what ep3′s main feater will be:

lets look at the facts:
our task in ep3 is defenetly to get to borialis and either use or destroy it’s “technology”
borialis is an aperture science research ship
portal hints madly that aperture science and black mesa compete for some government fund.
unless you have the same type of “project” you dont compete for the same fund (a super new car would not compete with a super new plane – different categories)
what “technology” is both labs into?
+++ PORTALS +++
how half life 1 starts? you open a huge machine that makes a portal..
in half life 2 they make it smaller into the size of a chamber..
whats smaller than that?
“a hand held portal device”
+++ Half Life 2: Episode 3 will feature some version of the portal gun! +++
(as for what follows – you will probably mass up with it as g-man and eli predicted setting up for half life 3 which will probably take place on combine’s home world)


On January 2, 2008 at 2:37 pm


Very nice, my friend, very nice


On January 2, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Good post Kost :cool: :cool:


On January 2, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Valve sucks and so does their episodic content. Ripoff.


On January 2, 2008 at 8:12 pm

kost. that was amazing.. its weird how stating the easy facts makes things so much clearer. o and episode 2 started in a train.. a crashed train but still a train


On January 3, 2008 at 10:50 am

Yea it did start in a train :eek:


On January 3, 2008 at 10:53 am

Whys does this Really good game have such a really noob name for it Half life???


On January 3, 2008 at 10:54 am

They should make a RTS half life would be good


On January 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Look up half life on the dictionary then you will see why they named it that.


On January 3, 2008 at 12:54 pm

to kost

nice theory a lot of us hav already pointed this out thou but black mesa and aperture labs (when?) they were competeing for the funds it doesnt mean they were working in similar theories of watever they were doing other then that its all good plus hasnt anyone notice that they are making the g-man look evil due to the vourtigants trying to repel the g-man away from gordan and how he has a purpose for alyx i reckon g-man and he refers to somethings as his associates or something at the end of half life 1 so hes working for someone and im guessing its wats in the borealis and hell properly be some bad dude ur gotta kill at the end

(theories help with the anticipation towards the game so when u play it hopefully it will be nothing like u said and make a much better game hopefully)
i went on a bit in this comment


On January 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm

You know G-mans Suitcase? Why does he Carry it around everywhere I think it has some Portal gun thing in it? Or maybe sometime you find his case and you open it and it Creates some portal?


On January 3, 2008 at 3:21 pm

I think G-man Must be hiding something


On January 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm

yer maybe ur onto something there


On January 3, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Do u reckon its all a test like u wake up from like a comp anaylsyst


On January 4, 2008 at 12:26 am

about the 2 labs – common both the resistance and especialy the combine are looking for a very good portal technology.. what did aparture develop?

about g-man and vourtigants – i dont know.. in the scene where they repelled him i for some reason felt that he was the good guy in this.. i felt he was trying to help but they didnt let us. also eli tells at the end of ep2 that g-man almost prevented from eli to lunch the original portal (hence did he want to save the earth???)

about g-man – a realy crazy (or not) theory i have is g-man eaither isn’t a human at all (with all his powers) or just a pupet of something way huge


On January 4, 2008 at 4:58 am


Like common – you closed combine’s portal back to their home at the end of ep2.. what do they need right now? a portal technology and who developed such except black mesa and combine? (lets supose for a sec that they can modify it to take them to their home world instead of to the orange portal on the other side of the room..)


On January 4, 2008 at 6:04 am

((((spoiler alert half life 1 + hl 2 ep2)))

yer i figured that, the game portal was made for 2 reasons testing how people would react towards the new gaming advantages using a portal gun and maybe to connect the storylines together

about g-man he came across evil to me because at the end of hl 1 he makes u either work for him or basically put u to a place that u will certainly die at
and how the vourtigants hav been helping the humans out so i assumed there was a reason y they were shieding u from the g-man plus hes also delivered the messages of unforeseen concequences at the start of hl 1 and the end of half life 2 ep 2 so thats where im coming from

ep 3 should take u close to the borealis im pretty sure the borealis is like another gateway to the combine world like one way travel plus how come we havnt they shown more combine enemies it cant be just hunters stalkers and those other telekinetic beings


On January 4, 2008 at 9:46 am

If G-man had Powers Couldn’t he Control the vortigaunts and make them hate you?


On January 4, 2008 at 9:47 am

If you Go onto Half life 1 And noclip to G-man and then noclip into his Suitcase he has a ID card in it.


On January 4, 2008 at 11:24 am

he has limited powers


On January 4, 2008 at 11:54 pm

(((((((((((((SPOILER TALK))))))))))))))))))))

Well the G-Man himself during the middle of EP2 when he contacts you when the vortigaunts heal Alyx; he says that he has to respect the current “restrictions” on his powers.


On January 5, 2008 at 6:04 am

whats the suppose release date of ep 3


On January 5, 2008 at 1:11 pm

who knows might be a year or 2 before we get to play episode 3


On January 5, 2008 at 1:14 pm

bugger anyway lets just hope theres no delays and that it has some upgraded graphics of the landscape


On January 5, 2008 at 3:56 pm

what if at the end of the last game you wake up and relize that you are back in Black Mesa and it was all a dream


On January 5, 2008 at 3:57 pm

can you imagine how fuuny that would be. how many people would you think would freak out.


On January 5, 2008 at 3:57 pm

lol it could be anything


On January 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm

what i dont understand


On January 5, 2008 at 4:02 pm

nah i reckon the g-man is like gods worker or something and they are watching u to like help save the world


On January 5, 2008 at 4:03 pm

the main question is who to trust the g-man or the vourtigants


On January 5, 2008 at 5:14 pm

They both seem very secretive to me but we’ll have to wait until Episode 3 to see what happens.


On January 5, 2008 at 5:24 pm



On January 5, 2008 at 9:42 pm

well you dont know me but listen. its in the boreialis ,the portal gun,cause like kost said they were fighting for funding,they are linked games,they wanted to see to see what it did to troops like humans, and the borealis wanted to give it to someone , maybe the combine because they were after those people in the arctic base!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Also why are the combine in the borealis?????????????????? O and i think G-man is Gordon Freeman from the future with some teleporter and something that stops in some sort of place that alows him for whoever he whants to be able to see or hear him and the corperation is run by people from the future from a world ruled by the combine and G-man is using Gordon and Alex to stop the combine and so that the combine doesnt rule the world. And the Vortighnat thing, they are only helping because they did something to upset the combine and are likey already rebels but they know something i think they whant to even the odds because G-man is up to somrthig really really really big so they sheilded Gordon.Or another thing is that you wake up outside Black Mesa with Alex and they to Citedel One were their leaders are and probably ralling for one ****** assault but your there to stop them and are there to out of Earth once and for all,srry but final idea is thatyou go on a search to find G-man and find out who he really is but you p*** him of and everything turns to HE** he screws your weapons and your HEV suit and sends you to the borealis!


On January 5, 2008 at 9:53 pm

y hasnt anyone asked where the hell gordan freeman has been in the game its like 20-30 years later isnt it??


On January 6, 2008 at 9:24 am

I so think the same that G-man is Gordon freeman from the Future and they also look Like Each other Well if you take the beard off Gordon Freemans face. :)


On January 6, 2008 at 2:06 pm

i don’t thing gman is Gordan freeman.. just doesn’t make since to me.. and for the looks Gordan has red hair and gman has black… and your explanation of everythign kinda contradicts the Gordan gman thing.. but you can think what you want and ill think what i think…


On January 6, 2008 at 3:28 pm

As g-man says in his scene in ep2 – “there was a time when the vourtigants’ expirience of humans was a crowbar coming at them..” – so you beat them around in hl1 and suddenly in hl2 they help you? have they evolved that much in the 3-4 years you haven’t been around?

As for g-man himself – he seems to just be someone’s employee doing his work.. nothing evil.. also he warned eli *not to run the portal test back in black mesa* so maybe he tried to prevent all this? + in hl2 g-man saved the human race – if gordon wouldn’t have been sent in by him i dont know if they would survive.. i think the combine would just finish em off..

and notice that the vourtigants, g-man and advisors all use the same kind of powers… what do you think about that guys?


On January 6, 2008 at 3:36 pm


the vortigons our our friends now because of at the end of hl1 when you kill the big guy (forget tis name but tis weird and starts with n)you free the vortigons from the slavery the big guy had over them. if you listen to the vortigons in hl2 they will comment on the event.


On January 6, 2008 at 8:32 pm

have u guys been to that secret in hl2 where you find a vortiguant in this sewer cooking a headcrab?i thought that was funny


On January 6, 2008 at 8:40 pm

its sad when alyx gets attacked by that first hunter in hl2 ep2 . i jus wish i could have ****** that hunter up.nobody or nothing hurts my woman like jpjpjp


On January 6, 2008 at 8:47 pm

x2 on that


On January 6, 2008 at 10:07 pm

i cried at the ending of episode 2 so i hope the vortigaunts save Alyx’s father or ill be the most pissed off person on earth because in episode 1 and 2, were always trying to save and find him


On January 7, 2008 at 2:25 am

He is dead.. listen to the developer comentery..

now.. for more interesting findings:

check this out.. if anyone finds anything post it here..


On January 7, 2008 at 10:06 am

If valve going to make Episode 3
i hope they make gordan speak this time :sad:


On January 7, 2008 at 11:32 am

Most likely gordon is dreaming it all up in his head after the resononce cascade,it knocked him unconcious and his brain wont except it and makes a scenario for him, and his subconcious takes form in Gman, its very obvious to me. but i have one more theory Gman is actaully death Incanate, it makes sense and explains his powers to stop time and travel from one dimension to another, it might also explain how he trapped gordon in another dimension for twenty years


On January 7, 2008 at 1:16 pm

dose anyone know the name of the expansion for HL1 where your mission is to kill G-Man? I bought it in europe and would like to play it again but i can’t seem to find it… in the beginning I’m told to kill him for crimes against humanity and outstanding parking tickets (lol)…


On January 7, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Proof directly from Valve that Half-Life 2 episodes 1 through 3 are meant to be ‘Half-Life 3:’


On January 8, 2008 at 11:09 pm

So like this game is awesome, and yeah, i want episode three out soon….


On January 9, 2008 at 11:48 am

I think the gman is gordon freeman in the future and there is some link in the future games to come… Maybe in HL3 or HL2 EP3. Valve sould also upgrade the graphics of HL1 again!

Col. Mad Max

On January 9, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Any word on a date for HL2:Ep3?


On January 9, 2008 at 1:26 pm

Interestingly just noticed – Look at GMAN. add ORDONFREE between the G and the MAN. Adds some slightly paranoid food for thought to the identity of everyones favourite spook, doesn’t it??



On January 10, 2008 at 8:04 am

This may be a noob question but where did the name “G-Man” come from. As far as I know he has never been directly addressed in any of the games. Is this a name the hl community came up with in order to talk about him without referring to him as “the man in the black suit with the briefcase” or did it come from some kind of naming convention used by Valve to name nameless characters? ie. A-Man B-Man C-Man…


On January 10, 2008 at 8:12 am

that is exactly;y what i just thought of. if i remember correctly the name gman was first used by the community and then valve adopted the name latter on. and he has a blue suit :twisted:


On January 10, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Look at the names G-MAN And G-freeman They both have G at the Start of There names.And Freeman ends in MAN So it like spells G-MAN.


On January 11, 2008 at 1:49 am

noo it just doesnt fit the gman being gordon nah
gordon kicks ass and takes names while the gman
runs away from fights it justy doesnt make any
sense aaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! :???:

Half life majeur fan

On January 11, 2008 at 8:54 am

:mrgreen: Half Life, to me its a majeur step in graphic and gaming experience, sure half life 2 ep1 ep2 and now ep3 are made in one years time, but im positive lIKE half lfie (the original) theres gonna be one day half life 3, and yes half life 2 episode 3 will come out (31/12/08) and it will be the last half life episode FOR NOW…they say this because they make us think its the last one until another half life chapter is out, which migt take 2, 3 or 4 years…but i for one wait patiently for the episode 3 and continue the EPIC story that is HALF LIFE :grin: :smile: :smile: :smile:

Half life majeur fan

On January 11, 2008 at 9:18 am


by the way, g-man might be evil…
ppl might say his gordon, or a rebel that became a respected man in the futur, or ppl might tink his a god…but i think nothing of it yet…i wait for hl2 or hl3 to reveal secrets

Half life majeur fan

On January 11, 2008 at 9:21 am

December 31 2008

I ope you think as much for half life as i do, cuz its epic and the biggest game ive ever played…even halo cant compare… :neutral:

Half life majeur fan

On January 11, 2008 at 9:34 am

PS : everyone whos wondering about the borealis…i think yull arive in antartica and et to the borealis (cuz in every HL and other games you start with a movement and combat training to get you ready) and i dont think a cargo ship can travel through space…but the HL series has proven many things can be strangely yet simply made.

The half life series is one of the best and most epic :neutral:


On January 12, 2008 at 1:35 pm

looool i didn’t enter this site for a long time but someone asked me if i know about what happened in the Half-Life (the normal one) – well my answer : you ing head it was a ressonance cascade caused by not only Gordon Freeman but also the Administrator of Black Mesa Research Facility dumbass and everyone should know i THINK that Chell is involved in the HL2 E3 Plot….A major blow will happen i’m sure of that and VALVE mentioned that this will be the last episode series but i don’t think so because they currently mentioned that an episode 4 will be on…. this is weird :) and sry for the flamming earlier …. :P still waiting for the HIT !!!!


On January 12, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Oohh and by the way guys i think we’re too addicted to Half-Life :) it’s a splendid story.The story makes the game 100% percent efficient.. :shock: VALVE HINT IN “Portal” : When Shell escapes from that crazy Artificial Intelligence Computer she saw in an abandoned room in the Aperture Science Facility a projector that was still working and showing data about BlackMesa that hints us good players that Aperture Science has a rival and that rival is BlackMesa Research Facility omg and the ending in Portal when Shell landed in in the EP2 plot right in front of the Aperture Science entry that makes me believe she will indeed have a great role further in ep3…. :razz: :lol:


On January 12, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Hey guys, remember when in HL2 the chapter before Ravenholm (forget it’s name)? Well one you enter, you can see an object that looks very familiar to eyeball piece of the supercomputer you take down at the end of Portal. Eli even says “Alex brings in the strangest of things…” Anyone else notice that?


On January 13, 2008 at 5:40 am

i think i missed that one….its possible to be an eye of GLaDOS maybe? :?: however it might have been a hint for PORTAL ……… how can tell? :razz:


On January 13, 2008 at 5:46 am

Ooohh and by the way cyxapb the chapter V : BlackMesa East maybe you can tell me where do you find that eye ball thingy?? plz :?: :?:


On January 13, 2008 at 9:20 am

Hey guys… what are you talking about ? im really confused… That thing eyeball or something…. :oops: :oops: I need explanation… Have a nice day :wink: :wink:


On January 13, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Andy you see i was talking with cyxapb who said earlier that in the original half-life 2 not episode 1 or 2 in the chapter V : BlackMesa East thats what its called alyx finds a eyeball thingy just like the ones GLaDOS had in PORTAL and i asked him if he could be more specific..i mean i want to know where does alyx finds that eyeball and if thats true then it means that HL2 gave us a LITTLE HINT about PORTAL ..i don’t know.. :shock:


On January 13, 2008 at 4:14 pm

when does half-life 2 episode 3 come out


On January 13, 2008 at 7:21 pm

i think i read that what he was refuring to was that head thing in a jar or one of the eminies that didn’t make it into the game.

The Freeman

On January 13, 2008 at 9:18 pm

:roll: To those who think that Episode 3 will take yu to another city…Cant you remember the last 2 chapters of Episode 2! Its obvious that Gordon and Alyx go after Dr. Mossman in the Artic, to the belive to be lost “Borealis” by Aperature Sciences who were in kind of a enemy with Black Mesa. Even though we see the death of a character at the end of Episode 2, its proven that they will be going by helicopter to the “Borealis” in the arctic.


On January 14, 2008 at 12:28 am

Well, Raboot is an idiot as we all know at this point. And I do believe I heard something about the Borealis being in the Arctic, I think Eli said that the chic (I forget her name, she ed you over in HL2) went to the Arctic, hence she found the Borealis there.

Secondly here’s my theory…. I think the HL2 Episodes are about liberating Earth and keeping the combine from coming back. I think if they do make HL3 they would most likely send Gordon to the Galaxy the Combine are located to destroy them before they destroy any other civilized worlds, or something along those lines. My theory is not based on facts, it’s just a gut feeling I have and it would fit the story very well. What better way to stop the Combine then to just obliterate their asses.

I do hope HL2:E3 will include the Portal gun, but I highly doubt it. I never played the HL2 episodes until I bought the Orange Box for my 360. The only reason I played HL2 is because I rented it for the original X-Box after they released the emulator to play it on the 360… I never had the $$$ to spend on upgrading my PC, so I’m a console player.

Portal was amazing, I’ve beaten it many times. Team Fortress 2 was well worth the wait, better than Halo 3 in my opinion. And every HL game is just bomb. The only HL game I didn’t play was HL: Blue Shift.

I am so Stoked for HL2:E3….. God Damn Valve and their backed release dates. Anyone know of a release for HL2:E3? I heard on somewhere that it was scheduled for X-mas of 2007, but it was never released.


On January 14, 2008 at 6:05 am

If you look on the posts up you’ll see the guys were talking of a release date on HL2 Ep3 i believe it was around April-June,i do believe the portal gun will appear in EP3 don’t you remember that Chell (the chick in Portal) was exploded,she and GLaDOS (the artificial intelligence computer from Portal) and ended in the main entry of Aperture Science i believe there was a forest there i saw some trees,but whats remarkable is that the trees were the same as those in the EP2 in White Forest so Chell probably will help Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance on the borealis

PS: I do believe that Adrian Shephard will return someday (A.Shephard HECU MARINE from Opposing Force) he’s my favourite character and some other 1000000 player’s :razz: ….it’s going to be a hell of a action :)


On January 14, 2008 at 6:23 am

IDK man. I was listening to the commentary of Portal and I think I remember someone saying “Portal takes place in the Half-Life time line. When Black Mesa incident was happening is around the time of Portal”. And one another note. Why would Glad0s mention Black Mesa. In the HL2 time line Black Mesa isn’t around anymore. All the scientists banded together to help fight the combine. If you really think about it, it makes sense.

I’m not certain but I do believe they said that. What I’m hoping is that Chell, Glad0s, and the Portal gun somehow made their way onto the Borealis. I do imagine Glad0s is probably a big reason why the Borealis teleported to the arctic.

And I think Chell died. Cause the camera was the same when you’d die. I might sound like an idiot saying that, but being drunk helps things make sense.

I maybe wrong, but until E3 comes out we’ll never know. But if I am wrong I’ll come back to admit it :p


On January 14, 2008 at 8:12 am

Yes you are actually right SkinnyNinja420 about Portal yes it happens in the Half-Life 2 time line and you are wrong Chell didn’t die she just passed out,i hope she isn’t dead i think she’s going to wake up the combine will try to catch her she will be surrounded by combine troops in a building near the base of the rebels she will escape using her weapon known as the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (or the Portal Gun) the rebels will find her eventually and doctor Kleiner and Dr.Magnuson will send her to help Gordon and Alyx on Borealis (ITS A CHANCE THIS WILL EVENTUALLY HAPPEN) …. :cool:


On January 14, 2008 at 9:14 am

CMB.OwT says: Portal yes it happens in the Half-Life 2 time line

You got that part wrong man. I was talking about someone mentioning that Portal takes places around the time of the Black Mesa Incident. Not HL2, but the Original Half-Life.

And I’m still confused on where the name “Chell” came from. I never heard or happen to see anything about your characters name. Would this happen to be like the G-man? Where people just started calling him the G-man and it kind of stuck.

I do hope she survives, but there’s a chance she won’t. Or, since she is an android maybe there are other clones (replicas) of here and are being used for tests aboard the Borealis?


On January 14, 2008 at 4:26 pm

:evil: EP2 was too short and easy i do like the battles tho they were tuf but way too short thought id have more game play like in HL2 or just HL


On January 14, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Have any of ya played a demo where gordon meets this ficher man telling that there are people in his boat and that you have to kill’em. is some where in the artic,because when you first start your on a peace of ice like a ice-burg in the middle of the ocean


On January 14, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Have any of ya played a demo where gordon meets this fisher-man telling that there are people in his boat and that you have to kill’em. is some where in the artic,because when you first start your on a peace of ice like a ice-burg in the middle of the ocean, i dont remenber where i saw this but does anybody have any idea what i’m talking about


On January 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm

I found something about it

but i still dont get it


On January 14, 2008 at 5:28 pm

hey everyone has some great theories
chell was a releases name from valve and if u go look through the internet ull find articules stating that she is a major role for the half life series like shes like gordan freeman but at the aperture labs and she also does not talk plus either gman is gordans father or he is a guardian of some sort oh and b4 i forget in hl2 theres a cross on a pic of a science team photo where u see urself but someone ur missing whos that?

Gordon Freeman

On January 14, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Well I think Half-Life2 was a good game but episode was a good game even though it was short but HH2 E2 was very good but E3 will go though the roof + I heard that Valve is going to put E3 in the HD world SWEET :) But wait I missed someone WHERE’S BARNEY??!! Barney was not in HH2 E2 and whys that? I have no idea but they better show him in E3 because if they don’t then what happened to him? Maybe he will be with Mossman but who knows but I just hope that they just put Barney in E3 or I’ll be pissed as H311! :evil:


On January 14, 2008 at 11:21 pm

I’m pretty sure the scientist who was crossed out was Dr.Breen. Afterall he did betray them.


On January 15, 2008 at 3:47 am

he G-Man says that he has been impressed by Shephard’s ability to “adapt and survive against all odds” in the Black Mesa facility, and comments that these are traits which remind him of himself.This is what the G-Man said at the end of Opposing Force in that Ospring to Corporal Adrian Shephard (HECU MARINE) this is very important because it might actually be him in that crossed picture or it might be Breen.You are actually right SkinnyNinja420 i got it wrong i wanted to say that Portal is in the Half-Life 2 time line.The whereabouts of Barney Calhoun are actually unknown at the moment but logically he wasn’t in White Forest than actually he might be on the Borealis with Judith Mossman sent by Dr.Kleiner to stay and protect the Borealis with Judith Mossman BUT i repeat there is a large BUT IF HE DIDN’T MAKE IT EVEN TO WHITE FOREST in EP 1 ending your train got very damaged, maybe he’s train was damaged too..and he died with the rest of the rebels but VALVE must say something if that’s true let’s see in E 3.. :shock:


On January 15, 2008 at 5:26 am

it seems that Alyx Vance do exists in real life i was researching this and i found out that Valve asked Jamil Mullen to lend her beauty for the game,there is a model for Barney Calhoun too for Breen too,but i don’t know if Jamil Mullen is in the picture i’m going to show you :P

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


On January 16, 2008 at 1:58 pm

In the picture in HL2 (also seen in Ep. 2) you can see Gordon Freeman, Dr. Kleiner, G-Man, Dr.Breen and some others not named. The one crossed out i do not know who is, but it may be someone you meet later in the series. I think Hl2 is an excellent game, ep. 1 is a bit short… Ep. 2 is superb! Beats all other games.


On January 18, 2008 at 5:34 pm

The Hunters in episode 2 were at first so annoying to kill, they took almost half of my shotgun ammo. But then when I got the car I just ran them over and they became a little too easy to kill. It was funny though running them over, they were actually weaker than expected.


On January 18, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Waqman they weren’t actually weaker than expected as you said but man they got hit by a much pain do you think they could feel :) ..I’m unhappy because we didn’t get to kill a Combine Advisor i heard rummors that in E3 we will get this chance..!! :shock: :cool:


On January 18, 2008 at 9:48 pm

I never tried running them over with the car. I’ll have to remember that. I was pissed during the final battle. I couldn’t find any ammo and ended up shooting hunters and striders with my magnum and my cross bow. It did have a deep feeling of satisfaction when you shot a bomb with the magnum though.

And if you listen to the Commentary of HL2:E1 you’ll hear that you will definetly fight The Advisers, I think they mention it when your in the Adviser room.

Joey Lemon

On January 18, 2008 at 10:37 pm

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On January 18, 2008 at 10:38 pm

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On January 18, 2008 at 10:39 pm

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On January 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm

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On January 18, 2008 at 10:54 pm

WTF was the point of that. Man, please don’t spam this. I’d rather not have to wade through your comments that have nothing to do with the topics we’re discussing.


On January 19, 2008 at 2:54 am

I thought at the end of half life 2 :episode 2 they had already left city 17


On January 19, 2008 at 9:36 am

the final battle is made to be left without any ammo.. :smile: try hitting them with the car as i did.. :shock: Its still a mistery PORTAL to me i mean where are all the employees in the Aperture Science Laboratories hope they will tell this in E 3 :lol:


On January 19, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Well, throughout the last level, I pretty much abandoned my car. I only used it to A: get to the striders faster or B: Run and grab some bombs.

Plus, it was alot more challenging when you didn’t run them over. And Glad0s killed them all man. Why else would no one be there? Plus, since Glad0s went ape , they probably called it a loss and sealed that part of the compound… Like some certain people did with a certain project in F.E.A.R.

Who knows. But I doubt they’ll go into that with HL2:E3… Some things are better left to the imagination. Like the G-man.

I heard the G-man is to symbolize the game designers at Valve. At first they controlled you. And now with the expansive environments, intelligent NPCs, and etc… they are loosing control of the gamer. Especially how he got irritated in HL2:E2. IDK where I heard it, but I know it came from Valve. It’s what he’s supposed to symbolize, so it still doesn’t explain who he is and where he came from.


On January 19, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Look SkinnyNinja420 there are a lot of things that we still don’t know but 1.Valve must tell us what happened to Aperture Science Laboratories all the employees there are missing because GLaDOS went berserk and wipped out all of them i saw this in a forum before you battle GLaDOS and destroy her eyes,every eye had a different character it was a phone in case GLaDOS went super GOD LIKE and a desk where a employee stood and watched GLaDOS carefully but it seems she 1) killed them all 2)they sealed that part of Aperture Science Laboratories but she indeed killed them i think you can see a lot of writing on the walls and cans of beans and water :neutral: .They must have a explanation for the G-Man as well they just can’t end the story without knowing who the G-Man is and whats his role in the Half-Life Time Line (actually they make good money out of this game and will tell us who the G-Man really is later in the game possibly Half-Life 3 episode 3 ?? who knows but they must do this if they don’t they won’t have any fans and no one will buy the games no more.. :wink: :shock:


On January 19, 2008 at 4:54 pm

im realy curious of that guys G-man. Whats his purpous in the game, is he a good guy ore a bad guy, whats his story :?:


On January 19, 2008 at 6:36 pm

LOL, I also listened to the Commentary about the “Red Phone”. And I didn’t mean we wouldn’t know. I know for a fact HL2:E3 will tell more of the G-man. Valve said so themselves. So don’t get too defensive. I was just saying that even if they never tuched base on where everyone went, it wouldn’t bother me.

They may wait until Portal 2 to explain what happened at Aperture, but it might also be HL3:E3 that explains it. If they do it in E3, Alyx will probably just run across some files on the Borealis and tell you about what they were working on or something.

But man…. I hate speculating on E3, I just wish they would hurry up and release it already! I’m ready to kick some combine ass.


On January 19, 2008 at 6:45 pm

i wish they would at least give us something to sink out teath into. like when episode 1 came out and when you finished it it unlocked a trailer for episode 2. but when i finished episode 2 i found nothing about episode 3 to sink my teath into and speculate about.


On January 20, 2008 at 3:22 am

Ah…the Borealis….something that almost became part of Half-Life 2 period.

But still, given AS, it’s possible there are survivors if they traveled not only space, but time and space. Otherwise no.


On January 20, 2008 at 3:25 am

Portal 2 might simply be…well…The second storyline of HL2:E3, yah know, Chell and Gordon.


On January 20, 2008 at 6:31 am

If Portal 2 is released i think it will continue from that point were you blew GLaDOS up,and you actually ended in the Half-Life Time Line isn’t that weird i think the Combine will chase Chell and Chell will again escape by using the portal gun,and will eventually travel to the Borealis to help Gordon and Alyx and everyone else….The trees in the end were you landed were exactly like the ones in White Forest :shock: i think and you crashed at the very entry of Aperture Science Laboratories :shock:

billy bob

On January 20, 2008 at 10:08 am

i think that gordon should make love to alex so hard that stalkers run in discust


On January 20, 2008 at 11:46 am

In Portal, before you start actually fighting GLadOs, one of her eyes falls out. You throw it into the dicintegrator (the furnace thingy) and she tells you that it was her morality part. It was placed in her to prevent her from flooding the Aperture Science center with deadly gas, and now she will start flooding the Aperture Science center with gas again :cool:


On January 20, 2008 at 2:15 pm

good point that maybe happened a long time ago thats maybe why the Aperture Science Staff are probably dead most of them but WHERE ARE THE CORPSES?? i mean the bones they aren’t all dead i think they had the Borealis Cargo Ship too :razz: remember?? in E3 will probably see what happened to them or in Portal 2 :?: :?: :!: :!:


On January 20, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Alright I want to add a few details I thought of to my Theory

“I think the HL2 Episodes are about liberating Earth and keeping the combine from coming back. I think if they do make HL3 they would most likely send Gordon to the Galaxy the Combine are located to destroy them before they destroy any other civilized worlds, or something along those lines. My theory is not based on facts, it’s just a gut feeling I have and it would fit the story very well. What better way to stop the Combine then to just obliterate their asses.”

Now, they said they will continue with the HL universe but Gordon won’t always be apart of it. So here’s my new thoughts. In HL2:E3 Gordon and Alyxx with stop the combine from returning to Earth and that’s the end for Gordon. So if they make HL3 I’d like to see the G-man send Sheppard to the Combines universe. It will take Gordon out of the story and bring back our favorite man.

Like I said, my theories aren’t based on facts. That’s why they are THEORIES. It’s pure speculation.


On January 21, 2008 at 8:04 am

If Valve would allow GEARBOX to develop the following parts of HL Sheppard will come back anyway


On January 21, 2008 at 10:08 am

Hope so….Adrian Shephard is my favourite character in the Half-Life Time Line i hope they don’t screw him up the way Breen was screwed up or Eli Vance …. :cry: :cry:


On January 21, 2008 at 11:02 am

Who is Shephard? That guy from Stargate Atlantis xD?

Maybe the survivors from Apperture science innstalled the morality part, and left some labs rats (or as you call it, humans) for her to play with, as a test fir the morality part. It didn’t work as well as they thought so they left bith the Borealis :D


On January 21, 2008 at 11:20 am

Shepard is the army man you play in opposing force. and is my second favorite charictor(behind Gordon)


On January 21, 2008 at 1:29 pm

when is this released :cool:


On January 21, 2008 at 2:42 pm

And what does that have to do with Half-Life?


On January 21, 2008 at 3:33 pm

it indeed has to do with Half-Life because the G-Man put him in stasis in that Ospring (army helicopter transport)….and he must show up at any moment from time to time to follow the Half-Life Time Line.A.Shephard is my favourite character..he’s part of GEARBOX creation i think so VALVE must again work with GEARBOX to lend them A.Shephard say if i am wrong..?? :?: :!: :?: :!:


On January 21, 2008 at 3:36 pm

:lol: Don’t ask me, I’m only a nerd -.-


On January 21, 2008 at 5:12 pm

:grin: if you like Half-Life its ok with me that your a nerd :wink:


On January 22, 2008 at 3:19 am

I don’t care what you people say actualy
but all I know is that valve is making the best games in the whole world
and I’m defninetly looking forward to episode 3 :grin:


On January 22, 2008 at 6:43 am

I’m sure your the only one ^^


On January 22, 2008 at 10:06 am

i was playing half life 2 in the ps3 again and i noticed that when u appear in the train at the start and when alyx transports to her dad u get that grey weird effect could this be linked in some way or just some cool effects for the game plus i think i said this b4 there properly wont be a portal 2 they will just tie it in with the half life series portal was to test the new portal gun for gaming anyway updated graphics and barney to come back it will be all good


On January 22, 2008 at 11:14 am

That’s gotta be the longest sentence I’ve ever seen :lol:


On January 22, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Yeah Jachammer, we should call Guinness and let them know that a record for the the longest sentence has been broken.


On January 22, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Leave that kind of about the logest sentence ever seen and ask yourselves if A.Shephard will return in E3 or later i mean i saw on a forum that at the end of Portal if you are careful you see on the computers some letters it might be an anagram i think it is an anagram “ASDREHNIP” – i think it means – Adrian Shephard if you put the letters together..:D a little big HINT from Valve i think.. :!: :!: :?: :?:


On January 22, 2008 at 5:38 pm

wow just because of that post im so replaying the end of portal tonight to see if its true


On January 22, 2008 at 8:44 pm

I love Half Life :mrgreen: ; i look for new posts about it every chance i get. I wonder if HL2 Ep 3 could start any better than the first ep. which gave me flashbacks to HL1.


On January 22, 2008 at 8:45 pm

Valve sure loves to include mind s into their games. But my friend found out the same thing, but when he researched it on some anagram site (I forgot the name, I’ll link it sometime) he got like 300 + results from it. It could be a little joke to mislead people. But you could be right. I hope you are, but I doubt it.

I honestly think Valve puts these little mind s in the game so they can sit back and laugh at our speculation of what it means. I would do the same if I were some big shot game designer. It’s kind of funny if you think of it that way. But it is very interesting.


On January 22, 2008 at 10:23 pm

my favorite saying is still. the cake is a lie. i end up using it in my everyday life now.. kinda creepy

A romanian guy named tataru

On January 23, 2008 at 4:55 am

Well, as this is my first post on this forum I wanna say to you happy fraging on the combine and HL1,BS,O4s P0rtal and all HL2 series rock!
I mean every1 loves those games and it’s all about puzzles and big fight:)) and H311 of a plot!
But i still don’t understand 1 thing: WTF had ELI to die!
It burst me into tears all day! D@MN!X(

A romanian guy named tataru

On January 23, 2008 at 5:02 am

That (offensive word) G-man. I hate him. He’s a biatch! Even he has a great role in the universe he should help those Rbels defeat once and for all the Combines!

A romanian guy named tataru

On January 23, 2008 at 5:03 am

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On January 23, 2008 at 5:14 am

lol tataru i’m from romania too :D i don’t know Ninja i do hope its A.Shephard it could actually be anything..damn it !! we speculate but that won’t help too much..theyre like playing with our brains :shock: totally awesome dude ! :smile:


On January 23, 2008 at 5:17 am

I wonder what happened to Barney Calhoun he didn’t show up in E2 at the rebel base..he could be in the Arctic with Judith Mossman i think..Did you know that the action and time-line in Portal is actually when Freeman is kept in stasis by the G-man :shock: it’s like at the end of the first Half-Life “when the portal storms accour”


On January 23, 2008 at 7:10 am

Well, IDK about the exact time line, but they did say the HL1 time line, so you’r probably right.

But they are picking our brains and I love it.

And Tataru, the G-man is helping in the best way he can. By releasing Gordon Freeman. Remember “The right person at the wrong place can make all the difference in the world”. If the G-man didn’t bring Gordon out of stasis and into City 17 then all the rebels would all be turned into Stalkers or killed.

I myself love the G-man. Is he good? Not really. So he’s Evil? No… I myself think he’s neutral. In my opinion, I think he’s just leveling out the playing field so each side can have a fighting chance. But as always, that’s my opinion, it’s not based on facts. It’s just what I think.

And Barney probably is in the Arctic with Dr.Mossman. I never really cared about him. He was never a really in-depth character. In HL1 he’s just a security guard with unlimited Ammo and can unlock certain doors. In HL2 he’s just an undercover combine who helps you get to Eli and gives you the crowbar.

In HL2:E1, he’s they guy who says “Save all these people while I masturbate in the train” lol

I for one am more interested in knowing where all of the other Combine Species went to after HL1. And A.Shephard.


On January 23, 2008 at 8:05 am

theres so much to go on and they hav keept everyone guessing whats actually going on besides some alien invasion


On January 23, 2008 at 8:10 am

if any one is looking for the letter thing those letters are yellow on the keyboards.


On January 23, 2008 at 8:47 am

plus all the enemies are either human or those xen creatures the only alien/combine thing is those advisors and hunters plus that ship but thats it they need to introduce more actual combine/aliens


On January 23, 2008 at 10:45 am

Those creepy monsters from HL1 that dragged people into holes… THOSE should show up again. In EP3 We will most likely have to kill advisors, and maybe even take th e fight to them :D


On January 23, 2008 at 1:14 pm

da mah cmb.owt ne fut astia de la Valve creierele si m-am saturat sa tot imi dau cu presupusul. Apropo ai id de mes?


On January 23, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Well ninja i just finished again Hl2 and you are probibly right G-man is indeed a veeeeeeeeery neutral person in game but in the end he saves you and alyx
And again ValVe ROCK’S!!!!!!!!!!!!11 :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:


On January 23, 2008 at 1:27 pm

by the way CMB.OWT A.Shepard was put into stasis as well,just like gordon


On January 23, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Ahhhhhh man! :evil:
I was fighting the strides in the last chapter and i blew myself up :lol:


On January 23, 2008 at 3:56 pm

da mha tataru Prefate_K_Esti_Proasta_88 e id meu de mess…kiar k am auzit de release date pt E3 k apare kam in aprilie-iunie…. :lol: deabia astept Doamne..(sry for this post in my language)


On January 23, 2008 at 4:06 pm

hmmm Skinny i wonder if the G-Man isn’t a rebel or maybe a ex-HECU soldier remember what he said to A.Shephard in that Ospring in the end of the game “You remind me of myself,a man who adapts and survives against all odds” this is very important indeed..Whats really disturbing is that we actually never saw his face because of his gas mask he might be anyone.Lol i never heard him say (Barney Calhoun) “save these people while i masturbate in the train” :grin: .Its so troublesome,we have to find out a lot of things(who is the G-man,where is A.Shephard,What happened to Chell,Is GLaDOS still alive,what happened to that really cool Kleiner’s headcrab Lamaar.) and many many more they just can’t end the Half-Life Time Line with just E3.So relax and chill my friends we will play again soon. :shock: :razz:


On January 23, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Oo sry but i forgot and i think everyone else forgot about that cool organization BlackOPS (in Opposing Force theyre mission was to erase BlackMesa and the remaining survivors along with any left overs grunts from HECU.The G-Man was with them when Shephard deactivated that nuclear bomb planted by the BlackOPS but we can see the G-man reactivating many god damn questions i’m loosing my mind. :cry: :smile:


On January 23, 2008 at 4:23 pm

the g-man isnt human and his suitcase is just a prop.hes against the combine empire so that makes him a good guy right?


On January 23, 2008 at 8:47 pm

After playing HL 2 episode 2 then portal, I’ll beet that portal “gun” will turn up somewhere in episode 3? I wonder how many people (like me) were strangely entertande by the song at the end of portal?


On January 24, 2008 at 12:49 am

We all love “Still Alive” and CMB.. Glad0s is still alive. The song proved it.


On January 24, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Does anyone have an opinion on the so called HALF-LIFE movie that Valve has mentioned in the past? I personaly think that anything Vavle does will turn out pritty good. Thay are not known for making crapy stuff.


On January 24, 2008 at 2:13 pm

yap you could be right but where the hell was she going up and up.. :roll:


On January 24, 2008 at 2:14 pm

I Like the “Still Alive” song everybody does hehe :lol:


On January 24, 2008 at 3:24 pm

You know where Alyx is being healed? When the vortigaunt puts the Extract into her and they all start healing her G-man then comes and when he talks he goes to His office and it clearly looks like the Entrace to black mesa It looks even more when you noclip to it.


On January 24, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Who saw G-man walking across the bridg in epi. 2 without playing the director’s commentary? that was cool!


On January 24, 2008 at 6:47 pm

brett…. There is no HL movie at the moment. VAlve has said it in many interviews. The reason is because every script they’ve read is utter . So until some screen writer makes a good script out of the video game, then there will be no HL movie.

I’m glad Valve has the balls to say “This Script Sucks” and refuse to do the movie. I wish some other games would have done that… Doom, Bloodrayne, Street Fighter, and etc….

The only good Video Game Movies are Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Resident Evil doesn’t follow the game story to a point, they decided to do their own thing and it turned out very cool. And Silent Hill was just like the game, except the main character isn’t the girls father, it’s now her mother.

Anyone notice how most movie remakes or Game to Movies happen to change the main character/hero from a man to a woman? It’s happened in Silent Hill, The Hitcher, and etc… And also, what’s with all the damned remakes and movie versions of old shows? The shows were crappy when they were popular so why revive them. And why does disney do a Live Action movie of every mediocre Hanna Barbara Cartoon?


On January 25, 2008 at 12:13 am

I herd somewhere that Alyx will be a playable charater in epi. 3, does anyone know if this is true? And about the movie, I agree, its a good thing that Valve belives in quality over quantity.


On January 25, 2008 at 1:38 am

Never heard of Alyx being playable. If it’s true, then it probably means Gordon is going to die.


On January 25, 2008 at 11:25 am

I think G-Man isn’t good or bad, like The Elimist in Animorphs:P


On January 25, 2008 at 12:33 pm

I read everything i played all valve games and i read your all notes some of them are wrong about the storyline i think you are WRONG the next episode is going to be in arctic in ship BOLIARIS .In HL1 Gordon Freeman did not had a choice he could choose to fight in the battle he couldnt win or he could choose to work for Gman ,acording to the story he chose to work for the Gman I chose the fight for the first time and some monsters appeared on the screen and it went black white books read Subject :terminaded contract declined .so i think .the Gman is a bad guy a pusher he saved Alyx but now hes using her .HE IS A SON OF A BICH thats what i think Valve rocks I love Ravenholm .Annabelle is my favorite weapon (father gregorys weapon)


On January 25, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Alyx will probably be a playable character after E3.In E3 you still get to play with Gordon Freeman after E3 will see,but i know we are going to see some grand fireworks at the end of E3 (Typical for Valve-the end leaves you with your mouth open).G-Man is Valve’s main ENIGMA.After they decide to make a hundred Half-Life Episodes or series that are official and belong to the Half-Life Universe and Time-Line its fine with me,we will know who G-Man really is,only that time will tell us everything,be patient and wait untill further progress…. :razz: :smile:


On January 25, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Here’s another question that makes my mind “blast”.Where did they (Valve) put Doctor Rosemberg from Half-Life BlueShift after all he escaped with Barney Calhoun in that jeep with 2 other fellow scientists (one of them has a name, Rosenberg called him to see Barney when he was all green like).I seriously believe they will appear later in the game (at least Dr.Rosenberg and that black scientist that has a name). They are like Dr.Magnuson!!..Who really thought that scientist from Half-Life really did make it with that casserole accident..


On January 25, 2008 at 3:15 pm

*Rosenberg* sry for mistake


On January 25, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Gamer, we already know we’re going to the Arctic. I’m guessing you read earlier comments because we already said it was in the Arctic a hundred times.

And I forgot about Rosenberg CMB. I need to play Blueshift again.


On January 25, 2008 at 6:50 pm

Annabelle sucks, It’s only an accurate shotgun that fires a single pellet. Use crossbow :D Where do you get blue shift?


On January 26, 2008 at 4:08 am

You just download it..Annabelle is cool i wonder if Father Gregory escaped?? :???: so many questions..


On January 26, 2008 at 4:20 am

Calhoun, Rosenberg, and two other scientists (Walter Bennet and Simmons) that’s the two scientists name who i forgot….maybe the 3 of them will appear later in the series i hope so..Rosenberg,Walter Bennet and Simmons :cool: :?:


On January 26, 2008 at 5:14 am

I think he died… Sorry m8… But rlly… Many people die all the time, both combine and zombies are ruthless.


On January 26, 2008 at 6:07 am

Annabelle fires one pellete but if you bush mouse b1 and R quickly it willbe like rapid fire
about arctic i think portal and half life somehow has a conection i think all portal action happned in boliaris


On January 26, 2008 at 6:08 am

Annabelle fires one pellete but if you bush mouse b1 and R quickly it willbe like rapid fire


On January 26, 2008 at 6:11 am

I wish there was a level with 20000 zombies in some kind of a house


On January 26, 2008 at 6:16 am

There is a big stupid tactic wich combine uses they launch a rocket full of headcrabs and those headcrabs jump on the peoples heads but after that they must do a harder work to kill zombies sometimes they turn into zombines .I dont get that tactic it would be easier to blast people themselves.And I dont get it on my version oh hl2 e2 the car looks cool yelow american musle car but when i wach a video in youtube the car looks different


On January 26, 2008 at 6:18 am

sry bad english /\


On January 26, 2008 at 8:39 am

The headcrabs are like population control, so that the humans won’t become so many. The zombies kill alot of people, so that the combine won’t have to…


On January 26, 2008 at 1:31 pm

I hope we get the Portal Gun in HL2 EP3.

I heard that there MIHGT be up to Episode 5 which will only be part of VALVe’s creation. That was kind of stupid of VALVe to give up all that work! I wouldn’t.

Somewhere almost at the bottom of this HUGE ling of comments i saw this one:
” brett says:
January 23rd, 2008 at 8:47 pm

After playing HL 2 episode 2 then portal, I’ll beet that portal “gun” will turn up somewhere in episode 3? I wonder how many people (like me) were strangely entertande by the song at the end of portal? ”

Well if you read this comment I LOVED STILL ALIVE!!!! It is the best song I have ever heard. Have you heard the J.C. Mix of Still Alive?

The Orange Box was Definately worth the wait, Not only continuing Half-Life, but also continuing Team Fortress 2 and introducing Portal!

If you are stuck on Half-Life, please feel free to go to my website and have a look around!

Well, to save space on this page, ill stop my comment here. But if anyone wants to talk to me on Steam add me on ” ljakid ” WITHOUT the quote marks


On January 26, 2008 at 3:35 pm

one thing about getting a portal gun in ep.3……if u wer in a room and u put 2 portals on opposite walls, u cud stand in between them and shot urself in the back of the head:D:D:D


On January 26, 2008 at 6:19 pm

I think it’s best if valve take there time with HL 2 EP3 that way its less buggy. And that way they can concentrate on security to many people cracking this game.



On January 26, 2008 at 8:59 pm

that would be really funny bout the portal gun 9(open 2 portals and shoot ur self in the back of ur head lol) :mrgreen:

combine vortigaunt

On January 26, 2008 at 10:14 pm

:mrgreen: love half life all of there games r fun cant wait for ep 3! wonder if there’s going to be a portal gun for ep 3 hope so… ep 2 was worth the wait and i bet 3 is going to be much more worth the wait hope it comes sooner than nexed year


On January 26, 2008 at 11:19 pm

My point about Alyx as a playable charater in epi.3 is that if Grodon was suport (like Alyx in previous epi.) than Valve could show the player more of Gordons personality, and make it easer to make a movie. I personaly don’t like this idea, that is just what I heard. The players thoughts thrue Grodon’s eyes is what makes this game, for me anyway. I don’t want Valve to tell me who Gordon Freeman is. But its there game, not mine.


On January 27, 2008 at 12:03 am

I just hope they will bring back Adrian Shephard, from Opposing Force. He’s been inside that V-22 Osprey that G-man put him in, for a along time now.

It would be good if like a portal rift opened during the 7 hour war, and you got to play as Adrian Shephard during the 7 hour war. That would e things up a bit, depending what Episode 3 turns out like.

Or mabey even playing a Chell that would be cool. i just think Freeman needs a brake for a bit


On January 27, 2008 at 4:58 am

I don’t realy want to list all my sources
but most likely 3 things will happen: (almost 100% certain)

1) Freeman dies at the end of Ep3
2) There will be a game where you play as Alex. (posibly even HL3)
3) The current storyline maybe ends at Ep3, but Half Life Universe will live on long (kind as long as there is Valve :wink: )


On January 27, 2008 at 5:40 am

Kost maybe we’ll get to play with Alyx without Valve killing Freeman,that’s much better so we can find out what’s Gordon’s voice like :lol: .The story will never end untill all the facts are CLOSED.

-They have to bring back Corporal Adrian Shephard (last time we saw him he was with the G-Man in that V-22 Osprey “Currently DETAINED”.

-They have to bring back Shell now!

-They have to tell us more about Aperture Science Laboratories

-They have to tell us if GLaDOS is still alive !!

-They have to tell us where is Barney Calhoun!(with this character we will get to play later in the Half-Life Universe i’m sure of this!)

-Where are Doctor Rosenberg,with his two fellow scientists Simmons and Dr.Walter Bennet,they escaped back in Blueshift with Calhoun in that jeep but where are they now!

-They have to tell us who is the G-Man ! (is he good,is he evil,who is he working for,and what’s his role further in the game)

-Did Father Gregory died back in Ravenholm !! OR NOT !!

-What’s with the BlackOPS back in Opposing Force !!

-What’s with BlackMesa (in Half-Life 2 BlackMesa still existed,BlackMesa East at least !!

-Did you know that Aperture is a company that really exists ?

-Did you know that BlackMesa exists?

-Did you know there really is a HECU special unit ! TOP SECRET OFCOURSE

-Did you know that there really is a marine named Adrian Shephard who is actually “RETIRED”.

I am not joking all this things are for real,and the part with BlackMesa i saw a picture with the base from google i had it in my pc a long time ago about 3 years and i can’t find it anymore.

It’s possible i mean think of it the USA has UFO’s,theyre working with alliens and all that ,i mean why can’t they have a base of research with teleportation and all that we’re things got messy and they had to clean up ! with HECU marines and later BlackOPS. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE !! ANYTHING


On January 27, 2008 at 9:00 am

I doubt we’ll play as Alyx, it just doesn’t make much sense. If Gordon does die there will most likely be the return of Adrian. There are too many other possible characters to play as already without adding Alyx into the mix. Adrian, Barney, and Chell just to name a few.

And CMB…. Dude, Glad0s is still alive. That’s the whole point to the song at the end of Portal. There’s no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. She is still alive. Seriously, why would Valve make a song where Glad0s sings about being “Still Alive” if they killed her off?

that guy Tataru

On January 27, 2008 at 11:28 am

maybe the song “still alive” was used because chell didn’t died,you know?


On January 27, 2008 at 11:46 am

She Probably is, but then why would Glad0s sing it? Anyways, if the song isn’t enough for you to believe Glad0s is still alive, then remember the cake room. All the eye things light up. Maybe because Glad0s at the last minute transfered her program to back up bots.

There’s a 90% chance Chell is still alive.

There’s also a 99.9% chance Glad0s is still alive.


On January 27, 2008 at 4:19 pm

i love the companion cube….it was at my party!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


On January 27, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Was there cake to?


On January 27, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Does anyone know what the “Aperture Science thing” was saying, about how to cook somthing? it was the 2nd one, on the last level. I think it was the cake.


On January 27, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Yeah, it was just listing cake ingredients. Listen to it though, it even says to put fish shaped in the cake. And when I say “” I mean it’s saying to actually put human waste into the cake.

I’m glad the cake was a lie, that would have been one nasty ass cake.


On January 27, 2008 at 10:51 pm

i think if valve does agreed to make a HL Movie, they should make it on the events that we dont know and we have questions and theory about :???:


On January 28, 2008 at 2:35 am

There will probably never be a Half-Life movie. It’s sad, but the way I look at it is this…..

It’s better off that way. And really, HL2, HL2:E1, and HL2:E2 already feel like a movie.


On January 28, 2008 at 4:37 am

you know what i think will happen in ep3?the girl from portal didnt die at the end,gordon and alyx set out to go somewhere veary cold and meet up with that girl then you alyx and that girl work together,you get the portal gun and i dont know what will happen the rest of the game.


On January 28, 2008 at 3:14 pm

mabye there will be cake…


On January 28, 2008 at 3:16 pm

LOL, in ep.3 Gordon an Alyx find Chell and help her. Alyx and Chell makes out whilst vortigaunts beatbox and Gordon Jerks off xD

the chief is dead

On January 28, 2008 at 3:52 pm

the G-man FreAks me out in EP:2 when the vorts are healing Alex i almost wizzed my self but very great package Valve left us with can’t wait till EP:3


On January 28, 2008 at 5:14 pm

I still want to see a Half-Life movie. I think if it was done right it could be the next “star wars”, if you know that I mean.


On January 29, 2008 at 2:13 am

It is the next StarWars,without “could” or “maybe” they can’t do a half-life movie untill E3 is out.After E3 there going to make the movie i tell you :wink: .GLaDOS is STILL ALIVEEEEEE !! :twisted: :twisted:


On January 29, 2008 at 6:39 am

GLaDoS might live, if she can find somewhere to tap into, and obtain new parts. You killed all her personality parts, so she won’t be the same… She will be back!


On January 29, 2008 at 11:38 am

i would say that the half life games are the best i have played no one could ever take half lifes place


On January 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm

THE BEST!!!! no doubt about it. And I hope your right. CMB.OwT


On January 29, 2008 at 5:44 pm

ok, On HL1. Does anyone know what those little people in black suits that rue realy fast and shoot Barney out of nowhere are.


On January 29, 2008 at 5:46 pm

(run) sory


On January 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm

there the black opps i think. and i think they are women. lol i had a dream last night of playing hl1 with hl2 graphics and in like virtual reality.. it was amazing.


On January 29, 2008 at 6:57 pm



On January 29, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Man, I am having Half-Life withdrawals. I need epi.3 soon :shock: !!!!!


On January 29, 2008 at 7:07 pm

only thing thats getting me by is tf2


On January 29, 2008 at 7:35 pm

ya, Its pritty cool. But lets just say I didn’t buy the Orange Box for TF.

question, Does Barney ever make it to White Forest?


On January 29, 2008 at 7:51 pm

not that we knoe of from playing ep2


On January 29, 2008 at 10:27 pm

Chard you’re right. It is the Black Ops. Crazy ing Ninja people. I hated those bastards.


On January 30, 2008 at 7:42 am

About you playing HL1 in HL2 Graphics is real because i read somewhere that somebody was making a mod for HL2 called Black Mesa or something like that, google it. I think you would find it, i seen a trailer and it looks great and i’m looking foward to it….
i think they said that only ppl that had HL2 or CS source ca play the mod


On January 30, 2008 at 8:57 am

ya ive seen the mod but ive been watching it off and on for like 3 years now and still no release. so its like a true hl game. you have to wait forever but when it comes its amazing.


On January 30, 2008 at 11:50 am

A Half Life Movie would be AMAZING, but think about this: Who would they get to play all of the characters??


On January 30, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Google Images for the Half-Life movie, I dont think thay would have a problem. you’ll see.


On January 30, 2008 at 2:38 pm

That’s kinda creepy, amazing, but creepy. I looked it up on Youtube, and there are a couple of trailers, don’t know if they’re fake or not… Check them out though:


On January 30, 2008 at 4:24 pm

I think that one was a scool project, not real but it looked pritty cool. I only saw one?


On January 30, 2008 at 5:07 pm

OK, the song ” What I’ve Done” by Linkin Park would be a sweet Half-Life movie theme song!!! Gordon Freeman trying to right the wrong he has caused.


On January 30, 2008 at 5:09 pm

It’s a fake.

But I did find this

Best Half-Life Video Ever!


On January 30, 2008 at 5:18 pm

lol!!! that is pritty funny. are thay seeking German?


On January 30, 2008 at 5:42 pm

where is barney??!!!!!

by the looks of things he never made it 2 white forrest….

…unless he got ther real early nd went up 2 d borealis wit judithil


On January 30, 2008 at 6:32 pm

(speeking German)


On January 30, 2008 at 9:57 pm

The events of portal happened in the first HL timeline, not HL2.


On January 30, 2008 at 10:25 pm

yes, I think it was befor the Resonance Cascade.


On January 31, 2008 at 12:29 pm

This website says that all the employes at Aperture Science left because of the Resonance Cascade in HL1, so GLaDOS runs it all herself.

cool pic. of the Citadell.


On January 31, 2008 at 12:30 pm


On January 31, 2008 at 2:48 pm

will someone tell me what this is. I found this site, but what’s the point? http//


On January 31, 2008 at 5:08 pm

I love the BlackOPS they did quite a good job.They didn’t even scream when hit by bullets those man were actually trained better and harder than the HECU MARINE PLATOONS.They had women too,not to mention a certain nuclear bomb meant to blow up the entire facility (BlackMesa that is!) i believe the nuclear bomb was referred to as “The Black Package”.I’m really sorry that we don’t battle the HECU or the BlackOPS no more.. :cry: :cry: .Besides Adrian Shephard the HECU and the BlackOPS still exist in the Half-Life Time Line and Universe i think if they are still alive they are rebels for certain or they have secret millitary bases.Which wait to destroy the combine when the time comes..And that time came ! Its about freaking time for corporal Adrian Shephard to make his appearance,i’m going to be pretty pissed if they don’t put him in the game faster.. :mad:


On January 31, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Yeah, they’re speaking German. It’s still funny as hell though.

And Breet, it’s a site for s and giggle made by Valve. In one of the survivors dens on Portal, you’ll see a User name and a password on the wall. You login with that and it tells you the history of Aperture Science and other funny things.

It’s nothing big, like I said “It’s a site for s and giggles”.


On February 1, 2008 at 8:25 am

more precise username CJohnson and Password : Tier3


On February 1, 2008 at 11:46 am

Thanks for the username and password. Valve should add more to the site, good start though.


On February 1, 2008 at 3:51 pm

what’s up with Barney and cats?


On February 1, 2008 at 5:11 pm

mabye hes gone to hang out wit d companion cube


On February 1, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Hey everybody, this is my first time posting something on here. I have an interesting thing to share you, if ya’ll didnt know. Has anybody seen Battlestar Gallictica Razor or the last season of Battlestar? If so, this actress (Michelle Forbes) who plays the Admiral chick who is in control of the Pegasus or the Captain I guess. Well, she is the person who does the voice for Dr. Judith Mossman in the Half Life 2 series. Pretty cool ay!!! And she does kinda look a lot like Dr. Judith…IMO.


On February 2, 2008 at 11:15 am

“Portal: A Day in the Life of a Turret” This is the best Portal video ever.


On February 2, 2008 at 12:09 pm

What if thay made a “Portal Movie” kinda like The Island, that was a good movie.


On February 2, 2008 at 12:44 pm

what is the difference between half life 2 and half life 2 episode 1?isit a continuation?


On February 2, 2008 at 1:15 pm

not trying to be mean yj….but dat is a rly stoopid question….


On February 2, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Hello there my fellow Half-Life fans!

First off let me remind you (if you don’t already know) that Valve have done a stupendous job of Half-life :p. Oddly enough my… “Addiction” started with a brief encounter with Half-Life 2, a few months after its release… since then i have played ALL of the games (on PC) bar Half-Life: Blue-Shift, Which i haven’t been able to get my hands on. :cry: Now to answer a question asked before (go up about 4 pages of posts to find it :p) The G-Man got his name from the name of his model, which some one ripped out of Half-Life 1, not sure if anyone noticed, in the commentary, they always refer to him as THE G-Man, thus i think “G-Man” is not his real name. Also to address his allegiance, that falls into a very grey area. Because it was G-Man that GAVE the crystal to Eli, the same crystal that caused the resonance cascade. The final thing i have to say is… all you people saying that Episodes 1-3 are Half-Life 3, i think not. First, at the end of Half-Life 1, there is NO indication, NONE what-so-ever of a sequel (Because Gordon is taken by The G-Man, and according to Opposing Force, Black Mesa is nuked, discounting Half-Life 2, ie before its release, the alien invasion was only in Black Mesa) but then, out of the blue, Valve brings out Half-Life 2. Second, as someone has clearly said before, if they where Half-Life 3, they would be named Half-Life 3: Episode 1,2,3. Thirdly (Personal opinion) even though Half-Life: OP and BS where made by GEARBOX(mostly) they where still approved (story-line and all) by Valve, and i think Valve liked the idea expansions that expand on the story-line they decided to do the same them-selves, but with out changing main characters.
Finally, in my personal opinion there is a high probability of a Half-Life 3, just don’t expect it soon. :p


On February 2, 2008 at 3:23 pm

In HL1, at the very end of the game G-man says “I will see you up ahead”, that sounds alot like an opener to a sequel to me?


On February 2, 2008 at 4:03 pm

When will “Black Mesa Source” be released. It looks AMAZING!!! Is it just for PC?


On February 2, 2008 at 5:02 pm


black mesa source looks wowzers!


On February 2, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Blacksword, the episodes are Half-Life 3 according to Valve. They’ve said it themselves.

And they would have named the Episodes Half-Life 3 but they felt HL2:E was more convenient.

The original name was “Aftermath” but they went went Half-Live 2: Episode deal.

If you don’t believe just do some google research. They’ve said it in at least two interviews.


On February 2, 2008 at 9:43 pm

ilovelamp{IRL},Check out the Teaser traler on the downloads screen.
I must have this game!!!


On February 2, 2008 at 11:56 pm

Sorry for the double post, the first one didn’t come up for me at first. :mad:


On February 3, 2008 at 1:30 am

Well, I was playing HL2:E2 today and I just remembered something. Half-Life has one big ass flaw. The driving! I ing hate driving! Would it have been so hard to make the driving controls work? I hate it so much, at least on the 360.

All of your driving consists of two buttons, one is for the brake (A) and the other is boost (LB). WTF Valve!?! Why do I point straight with the right analog stick and go forward? Would it have been so hard to make the Right trigger an accelerator button and the Left Trigger a brake?

IDK about you guys but I just remembered why the last mission on HL2:E2 is a . The driving controls suck more than Ava Divine (Pornstar).

I hope in the future HL games or episodes that they fix this problem. It’s in HL2 and HL2:E2! It’s the only downfall to the game.


On February 3, 2008 at 4:23 am

Hey did anyone noticed that all zombies have white shirts?


On February 3, 2008 at 6:19 pm

lol, The headcrabs just like white shirts.:mrgreen:


On February 4, 2008 at 2:36 pm

I guess when people get attacked by headcrabs they get an urge to change clothes.


On February 4, 2008 at 3:14 pm

hey breet,

yea ive seen em, they look unreal….cant wait 4 it 2 come out!


On February 5, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Yea… I just finished HL2 EP2 It was grate, but I a bit miss larger battles with combines from HL2 Ep1 Chapter deployment ambushes, I loved jail level in EP1 . I hope EP3 will be soon. How I understand I really don’t still understand is EP3 really HL3 or HL2 (not aftermath)EP3 or HL3-HL2,EP1,EP2=HL2,Ep2+1EP
Whatever i think a big part of next HL will be on that Borealis ship in very cold place. And that might mean new creatures ( I assume that headcrabs like more warm weather and so on earth do also all bugs) I really would like a bit more of spec op war there. Peaking around corners is one thing what I miss a lot in HL series.


On February 6, 2008 at 8:24 am

when ep 3 wil be?


On February 6, 2008 at 3:09 pm

lol!!,Why is everyone typing like Yoda? “muka: Not sure we are, much to learn you still have.” :lol:


On February 6, 2008 at 9:37 pm

CAN’T WAIT FOR EP 3, we see “Apature science” logos all over the ship where ep 3 will be based, will we see GLaDOS? Will we see Chell? Will we see a portal gun? WILL WE SEE CAKE??

ps, heard that if there is “Portal 2″ it will greater tie the connections between Black Mesa and Apature. There might even be a cross over between somewhere in ep 3 and portal 2 (Just a rumor, any one from Valve can clear that up for me if you’d like to.)

pps could the relationship or sexual references between Alyx and Gordon be ANY MORE HINTED AT? Come on this is getting painful, mind you, i would date Alyx if I had the chance.

The Alex

On February 7, 2008 at 12:08 am

I think the reason they waited so long to release episode 2 was the fact that it gave away secrets conecting the half-life story ark with that of portal, so they decided to release them together. You know the “Borialis”.

ps I think that the lady in portal MIGHT be Alyx’s mom? That would explain the reason Elie was upset when he heard about the Borialis? Just a theory.


On February 7, 2008 at 12:34 am

Perhaps you’ll hate me but I don’t want to see something from portal in ep 3. I hope portal was just a joke of valve and a method of getting some more money.
I really dont like portal.

Waiting for ep three without any Portal’s stuff!!!


On February 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm

has any1 noticed that in P0rtal you hear twice in the game: subject von braun here? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I wonder if there are more androids like chell?

Who knows……maybe we’ll see the things in a future game from valve (portal2 and hl2 ep3) :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:


On February 7, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Does anybody have a clue that theres probably a Team fortress 3, with Ep.3? That would be sweet. Have some female characters in the game!


On February 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Awaiting for episode 3 !
bring it on
good joc for the other half lifes ;) all of them


On February 7, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Just about every Half~Life question there is has been asked on this mile long webpage!!! But we’ll keep adding to it with stuff like this until we ether: die of old age or someone finaly hears somthing about Half~Life 2 episode 3.


On February 7, 2008 at 11:48 pm

If you please, everyone. I have just finished reading all the input and my eyes are bleeding, but I feel I can add a little more to what everyone has said. While HL1, Opposing Force, Blue Shift, HL2, HL2, ep.1, and HL2, ep.2, and Lost Coast have all been referenced and HL2, ep.3 has been fantasized about, I have not seen any reference to “Redemption” which is a shortish but very satisfying episode of the Half-Life series which can be found in the “Half-Life Counter Strike” offering which, if I recall correctly, came out between Opposing Force and Blue Shift. This game, if you have not played it, will provide a sustaining “fix” until episode 3 is put on the market plus it gives us a bit more of a feel for who the G-man is and what some of his personal temperament is all about. Indeed, I so disliked the G-man at this point in the series that I sent an e-mail to the designers begging them to please make a game where my character (either Gordon or Adrian) could apply my hands or the crowbar to his person. Being an old dude (64 and counting), I am nonetheless a Half-Life devotee as attested to by the fact that I have “Still Alive” on my i-pod shuffle; and I would very much like to see a resolution to this wonderful story before I shuffle off to the borderworlds.


On February 8, 2008 at 8:37 am

will they please just come out with ep3 allready im gonna hurt someone.i have played[and beaten]every half life game ever………………ya im excited. :shock:


On February 8, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Ya, I’d like to introduced G-man to a crowbar then steal that brefcase fo his………..ebay anyone!!


On February 8, 2008 at 2:08 pm



On February 8, 2008 at 7:52 pm

i wonder if there could be any more hidden “Top Secret (YeT)” stuff on man sometimes i wish i were a hacker :roll: so i can hack in aperturescience and see all the hidden and undiscovered secrets…. :smile: But forget what i’m saying i mean i am very bored right now and like you i’m waiting with my fingers crossed for HL2 Episode 3 + an expansion i guess,hope there will be no delay like last time ufff :roll: :sad: ..From the age of 8 i started my life as a gamer and untill now i never saw a game that could surpass Half-Life (and i’m almost 20 now) Its almost like the story is real (just normal HL + OF + BS – HL2 + E1 + E2 +E3 will happen :smile: maybe!) :lol:

Russell Wyllie

On February 9, 2008 at 6:56 am

Hurry up with Half-Life Episode 3, bin the dreadful Sin game ’cause I’m getting sick of producing Anti-War-Monger-Anti-Industrialist-Anti-Dictatorship videos for YouTube.

Actually, games developers could create a great game based on the rise of The Project for A New American Century, and of the great war to eradicate such slime from our Planet. Cheney would make a great headcrab.
Go to for more info.


On February 9, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Ya, CMB.OwT I now compare all other video games to the Half-Life saga. Some people don’t get it, and thay ask me ” What makes it so special”. I just tell them to play it and find out for themselves.
Half-Life is the best video game ever made!!!


On February 10, 2008 at 11:32 am

Yeah… This game is my favourite.. Imagine that your in the game with Alyx…That would be nice (Sorry for my bad english)


On February 11, 2008 at 5:39 am

Yes The Half-Life Saga is very special,some ask why? some don’t know and they aren’t really interested,I have a guess, on why is The Half-Life Saga so important ,when you play it you feel like you’re playing a real story,its like a movie and your the main character it’s really creepy but that doesn’t really matter..With so much suffering pain,poverty,and misery,unnecesary wars in this world, i am glad to see we are all united all share some points of view and talk about something we all like, :roll: They should try to make this world better,they’re all blind even if they have theyre eyes open WE ARE STILL SURROUNDED BY DARKNESS :roll: :sad: ..But still i hope for a better way..or a better life..To me HOPE dies at the END.. :neutral:


On February 11, 2008 at 5:45 am

In our case the Combine aren’t here, the Combine are really some of us, who are staying in the Government doing nothing


On February 11, 2008 at 7:18 am

>when you play it you feel like you’re playing a real story

That’s right and that’s the result of valve politic of never showing Gordon’s face to player and never let someone hear his voice. They try to make everyone feel that ‘You are Gordon Freeman’!!


On February 11, 2008 at 8:29 am

The HL series is the best ever. the story line is great like u said it is like a real story.

HL SERIES IS BEST EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!It will be sad when it ends coz like all things it will end eventrely and it sounds like after hl3 which sucks coz its the best game really realistic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


On February 11, 2008 at 12:38 pm

HOPE NEVER DIES!!!!!!!!!!! This is America, the greatest nation on the face of the Earth and I refuse to live a life of pessimism and regret. HOPE WILL NEVER DIE!!!!!!!!! That is the whole point of the Half-Life story anyway!


On February 11, 2008 at 1:04 pm

lol,,,Now would be a great time for procreeation!!!:mrgreen:


On February 11, 2008 at 1:07 pm

I suspect that the only thing harder to bear than the ending of our Half-Life saga would be for it not to end at all. Gordon Freeman, despite all that he has accomplished and endured, is not invulnerable to the vagaries of 21st century life. Remember all of those television series that we fell in love with, viewed the 13 episodes during the first season and then found out that the program was not to be renewed the next year? Is there a writers/programers strike in our near future? Could Valve be gobbled up by some corporation that only wants to produce games for 8 year old kids…………..? Ooooh…now I’ve gone and depressed myself. I suppose we could each just fantasize our own resolutions but that would NOT be the same as “going out” with the glock in our hand.


On February 11, 2008 at 3:23 pm

isnt there going to be a trailer for it then


On February 11, 2008 at 9:56 pm

lol this fourom is really get to long so plz dont comment anymore on i love half life it rocks and read what others type theres like 20 messages explaining the same thing also they finally remade half life very happy. i also believe everyone is properly right gordam freeman is going to die saving alyx vance or destroying that ulmate weapon/device also ive noticed that the g-man is somehow setting something major up like there was a point to everything uve done so far so ?? who knows what that could be. lol no ones brought up whats going to happen to all the rebellions bases because eli dies and they got all his knowledge of the rebellions plans and now know where the borealis is omg this next game is going to hav to be long or ffull of non stop action just hope they kinda keep the movie/game approach thumbs up to valves guessing game


On February 11, 2008 at 9:58 pm

soz above is really long sentence lol


On February 11, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Again, does anyone know why Barney hates cats in Half-Life 2? And ya this is a long fourom, but is it ever really to long to talk about what we are all interested in and waiting impatiently for? I dont think so.


On February 12, 2008 at 5:11 pm

Wow this is great! Where is Half-Life Decay?
I bet Episode 3 will start in the Helicoptor flying to the arctic with alot of Scanners trying to blind the driver.


On February 12, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Apture Science made the boralis? I thought it was Black Mesa. I thought of alot of ideas that could be good for Episode 3, it so god damn rocks!
Maybe in Episode 3 we could fight the Advisors


On February 12, 2008 at 5:16 pm

I WANT HALF-LIFE DECAY! Well on the PC. When is gearbox putting out the game?
Do you know that game Garry’s Mod? How do you get the beta?


On February 12, 2008 at 6:26 pm

brett – “Again, does anyone know why Barney hates cats in Half-Life 2?”,i didn’t know Calhoun hates cats!! and i ask myself why?,what’s the motive? Seriously now how do you know he hates cats? That i didn’t know :smile: .OMG Sean i am awaiting this mode for PC “HALF-LIFE DECAY” for nearly 2-3 months when i heard from a friend that it will appear but it didn’t,GearBox plz move faster :grin: .


1) Your still in the base, just after Ely Vance died Alyx is sad and tears slowly drop from her face

2) Everyone comes to see what happened (Dr.Magnuson,Dr.Kleiner etc.) after they talk a little the alarm starts,Combine troops are coming towards the base(The 2 Advisors spotted you thats why)

3)After a tiny battle, you leave with Alyx in the helicopter

4)I don’t know how, but the Combine or Tehnical Problems are the reason of the chopper’s crash in the Arctic of course..(Near The Borealis) etc..

5) A lot of action + New Arctic Monsters (1-2) maybe

6)Maybe Portal Gun + NPC Chell (or maybe Portal 2 that’s Chell’s place after all if we want to find out what happened after that crash)

7)Someone important dies,maybe you,maybe Judith Mossman,Alyx (can’t die)(Impossible my instincts tell me that we are going to play with her in Half-Life 3 or the next Half-Life Episode 4 or god damn it ! i don’t know !)

…………………..DATA MALFUNCTION………… :razz: :lol: :smile: :smile:


On February 12, 2008 at 10:44 pm

lol!!! In Half-Life 2 at Dr. Kleiner’s lab when Barney and Kleiner talk about the portal machine and he mentioned a cat, then Alyx asked “What cat?” thay never answered. What ever it was Barney says he still has night mears about it. Aparently he is not an animal person, and will coment about that “cat” throughout the game. All this is leading me to believe that Barney is uncomphertable around cats. But maybe I am wrong.


On February 12, 2008 at 11:03 pm

I have Decay, it came with Half-Life for PS2. Never saw it for PC? Decay for PS2 is alil weard, wont let you play in 1 player mode. HAHA!!! Iisnt Garry’s mod a patch that makes Alyx nude in the game??? lol :shock:


On February 13, 2008 at 4:56 pm

hey breet….i dont tink barney hates cats, i tink dey just used a cat as an experiment for using the portal thingy that sends alyx to black mesa east at the start of hl2. it must hav malfunctioned for the cat like it did for gordon….but the poor cat disapearred!!


On February 13, 2008 at 8:50 pm

:evil: ep2 wasfun ep1 suckeed but there both wiked fun games and creepy some times if there a ep3 ill be ing amzed that would be ing sick! :shock:


On February 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm

ok??…Thats a weard name? And epi.1 did not suck, it was just too shorte. :neutral:


On February 13, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Is Blue Shift worth it? Im just wondering if I should get it or not?


On February 14, 2008 at 5:22 am

google hlcomic


On February 14, 2008 at 11:13 am

I am wondering the same thing, so if anyone has Blueshift let us know befor I go and buy it. :grin:


On February 14, 2008 at 12:55 pm

lol!!!!!!!!!! Tataru,,,,now that is funny dude, really funny!!!!!!!


On February 14, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Breet, Barney doesn’t hate cats. A cat was used in a test run of their teleporter. Obviously the cat died a gruesome death. They mentioned it before Alyx got into the teleporter and she was asking about the cat because she was scared.

Imagine trying to teleport a cat and something goes horribly wrong…. That’ll give you nightmares.

And also, Blueshift is old. Just download a torrent man. I’m so stoked for Black Mesa Source, HL:E3, and the remake of HL:Decay

I really wish Black Mesa Source would hurry up, that’d be a good filler for the wait for E3.


On February 14, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Now first of all,Ninja man what’s with Black Mesa Source anyway never heard of it i mean what’s it all about,i would really want to know..i’m going to google it anyway,Blueshift maybe old but Gearbox got theyre charm in that mode, :grin: .It’s worth it believe it,i mean if you are a true fan that is….


On February 14, 2008 at 6:31 pm

yea i just got blueshift recently and i loved it!!

its well worth the buy!


On February 14, 2008 at 8:29 pm

The cat must have been sent to China or somthing. lol!! CMB. OwT….I posted a link to the Black Mesa Scorce website above. somewhere?


On February 15, 2008 at 9:18 am

thank you brett i googled it and found it,i’m looking forward to play it when it appears..Half-Life 1 remaked with graphics of Half-Life 2 so nice.. :razz:

the gordan

On February 15, 2008 at 9:32 am

no,it probiboly turned into a giant monster :lol: .the one question i have is what will happen to the chopper?also,what time will tis one come out?i realy like the collide of portal and half-life2 seireis. :smile: and how alot more real it looks.


On February 15, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Does anyone know if you can get Valve’s, Steam on a Mac?……That would be great!!!…….I think you can after running XP with “bootcamp”, but I’m not sure.


On February 16, 2008 at 3:39 am

I just mentioned downloading a torrent because not everyone has steam and I’d imagine finding a copy of blueshift would be pretty hard.

Isn’t the a big boxset out that has HL1, Blueshift, Oposing Force, and a few others?

Well anyways, I have a connection into gaming news. He provides us with some really good info about upcoming games. That lucky bastard used to work at CheatCC so he knows people. Anyways, to my point…. I’ll ask him to keep his ear to the ground about HL2:E3 for me and if he finds anything out, you guys will be the second to know (The first will be the HL fans on my site).


On February 16, 2008 at 3:40 am

I hate double posting, but I forgot to mention something.

If anyone plays Team Fortress 2 on X-BOX Live, add me as a friend I’m always looking for more people to play with.

Gamertag – Skinny Ninja420


On February 16, 2008 at 3:06 pm

could there be a …. kmmmmm ….torrent for blue shift? If so which is a good torrent site?

Also, Tataru… Im on like page 101 on HLcomic. Awesome, just awesome. Frohman (not Freeman) keeps tellimg Breen where he’s at. Funny


On February 16, 2008 at 3:10 pm

SkinnyNinja420… you should try PC online for Team Fortress 2. We got some weird people playing. They say weird and little kids are on it as well. Like 3 or 5 year olds…lol.


On February 16, 2008 at 5:08 pm

I used to be into PC gaming alot, I’m a Team Fortress Vet. But PC gaming is really expensive nowadays and I can’t afford to build myself a decent PC right now. But I will be playing in the next few months on a PC, thanks to my friend who offered to build me a PC using his connections for discounts. It’s going to be such an awesome PC too, but it’s going to run me $3,000

And good torrent sites.. Hmmm,,, and others. I would suggest just googling “Half-Life: Blueshift Torrent”. Then just check out the URLs for some of the reliable sites I just listed.


On February 16, 2008 at 8:40 pm

SkinnyNinja420…what is your website??


On February 17, 2008 at 11:32 am

Man where the hell is that boy who posted on this site that his best buddy is actually working for Valve and knows some really interesting facts like for example : The portal gun will appear in HL2 E3.We would all like to know something about HL2 E3 a trailer maybe..or some news..ANYTHING !! (That is if your not lying).. :roll:


On February 17, 2008 at 1:15 pm

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: I found out what happened to the cat that was teleported. It was teleported in USA and it was hit by a truck right when it arrived. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


On February 17, 2008 at 3:22 pm

I think that guy was lying, even if he did have a friend I doubt his friend or him would give any good info. Valve likes to keep most of their games a surprise and I bet they’d fire the friend and change a few things around if anything was leaked.

And my site’s

Feel free to visit. I’m not a spammer, but I think it’s cool to post a URL if someone asks for it.

BTW, the main site isn’t up yet. I’m an HTML n00b, so I’ve been busting my ass learning HTML to code more pages, but luckily I got Macromedia Dreamweaver, so making a site is still a but not as bad.


On February 17, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Half-Life 2 (EP 1 & EP 2) Those are the best games made by the man!, i love the story, the soundtrack is really good too, the graphics, the chapters man my pure favourite game! hope they make more episodes or hl3! :D


On February 17, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Half-Life 2 (EP 1 & EP 2) Those are the best games made by the man!, i love the story, the soundtrack is really good too, the graphics, the chapters man my pure favourite game! hope they make more episodes or hl3! :D


On February 17, 2008 at 8:43 pm

SkinnyNinja420…thanks for the website. :grin:


On February 18, 2008 at 7:56 am

Probably he lyed i don’t know.. :smile: all i want to know is there any new info on HL2 E3 yet?? At least a Trailer NOTHING NOTHING.It must be something really big coming with speed to us :grin:


On February 18, 2008 at 2:03 pm

SkinnyNinja420….thanks and let me know when you start playing TF2 on PC.


On February 18, 2008 at 4:34 pm

ya need a ps3. :lol:


On February 18, 2008 at 6:04 pm

I want a PS3, but only because of a few Exclusive games. I’ll always love my 360., also Sony pissed me off. I’m not biased towards any console nor do I hate any consoles. PC gaming is the best, but most expensive. Console gaming is for someone with a budget. And portable gaming is for people who’ve never heard of a book. lol


On February 19, 2008 at 6:11 am

Speaking of books the only good book for me is Half-Life Raising The Bar but unfortunatly i didn’t find it..i will keep on searching for it.Who knows about this book ..??


On February 19, 2008 at 12:04 pm

CMB.OwT,,,,,,,,,,,I think you can get that book from the Valve online store……………SkinnyNinja420, 2008 will be Sony’s year to shine. You should look in to what Sony has planned, and i respect your opinion. If Sony has pissed you off then its there loss.


On February 20, 2008 at 2:06 pm

man i just spend few hours reading most of posts on here….so does any one have any news on HL2 ep3, like when it will be released, or how the work on it is going. any game play videos maybe?


On February 20, 2008 at 4:47 pm

They i must say hi if your new here luke …. Nothing yet,no news,no trailer.I don’t know when the release date is i heard something about this summer but i don’t know,i pray that there will be no delay,i heard from someone or on some forum that Valve said there will be no DELAY because they can’t afford it because the fans will be expecting a very big action plot and a very quick release too..i maybe wrong, please say if i am.. :neutral: :razz:


On February 20, 2008 at 4:53 pm

brett,i know that from valve online but i don’t know if my country has it,i must look around more,maybe i will find it.if not i will get it for sure from Valve Online i wonder how much it costs..


On February 20, 2008 at 5:00 pm

u lot got them screenshots for hl2 ep3. ive got about 5 and 1 from hl3 proper ones sent from valve


On February 20, 2008 at 5:30 pm

lol u got screenshots from HL2 E3 :shock: i can’t really believe it untill i see them


On February 20, 2008 at 11:28 pm

yeah me too…!!


On February 21, 2008 at 11:03 am

put up a link so we can see them,if you can.


On February 21, 2008 at 4:41 pm

ill try got to find them again first


On February 22, 2008 at 11:18 am



On February 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm
2nd is hl3

i got 5 more a lot better ones but is their any way i can send pictures from my pc to this site


On February 23, 2008 at 12:53 am


You can use one of the file-hosting servers(such as to upload your images and post a download link up here.(sorry for terrible english :)


On February 25, 2008 at 1:06 pm

I’ll be watching this site for any new info on HL2epi.3, so if u got some u know where to put it.


On February 25, 2008 at 10:43 pm


Thank you for providing the site for the “blue crowbar” picture. Legitimate preview of HL2-Ep3 or HL3 or not, this is a fine picture and would make a great poster. I surely would like to think it represents some future for the series as all the signs (including the wall graffiti reference to a song from “Oklahoma”) are in English and I’ve grown weary of all of the cyrillic references. The picture shows a city scene that I can more readily relate to my experiences. Bring on the Combine. I’m ready, ready, ready (with credit to Spongebob Squarepants)!


On February 26, 2008 at 2:51 pm

It can’t be HL2 E3..E3 is in Arctic and by the way they didn’t even started HL3 maybe they have story,plot but they don’t have the structure,The main subject is HL2 E3….!!!! By the way here is a question that keeps popping in my mind.Why they didn’t make a Black Ops OFFICIAL VALVE MOD.So you can see the story on how theyre main mission was to destroy BlackMesa by blowing up the facility.IN THE EYES OF A BLACK OPS MALE or FEMALE ASSASSIN.(Main Enemy would be HECU PLATOONS MARINES).You could see Adrian Shephard when he enters and saves that engineer,the doors closed and you couldn’t open them and you hear your team get killed.Not the hole team some Black-Ops Operators. THAT WOULD BE VERY COOL MY MIND KEEPS ON MOVING :) ON THE “BLACK-OPS”


On February 26, 2008 at 4:17 pm

kk no problem i got 4 better ones then that for ep3 but dunno how to put them on this site coz none else hav put any pics


On February 26, 2008 at 8:59 pm

In my ideal gaming world we would, indeed, see Adrian Shephard again. But would he come to us as an ally or an adversary? To what extent did the G-man manipulate Adrian whom we have to acknowledge was trying his best to kill Gordon Freeman. This challenges my “virtual sense of fair play” that Gordon would have to kill Adrian in order to survive. I would be very interested to know where in the games any male black ops were found. While I was usually too busy keeping my viscera inside my body cavity whenever I ran into them to spend time trying to sex them, the few I did look at closely appeared female.


On February 27, 2008 at 12:50 am

About half life 3 the foroum suggest that they are making the 3rd half life series while making the episodes so they can get it to the gamers b4 its too late. if this is true ep3 will be the last episode in the gordan freeman campaign. i also bet half life 3 will be something like how chell got to aperture labs and what happened to aperture labs. any thoughts on this??


On February 27, 2008 at 12:55 am

w8 w8 nvr mind that just google half life 3 tells u it is another whole game series taking the series in another direction


On February 27, 2008 at 12:59 am

check that out pretty much helps describe whats g man is


On February 27, 2008 at 4:51 pm

PPL Half-Life2 epsode three open 29 may 2009 year


On February 27, 2008 at 10:45 pm

Personally, i think that obviously we will go to the borealis and MAYBE! JUST MAYBE! we will find a way to go back to black mesa before any of this disaster happened, and we will stop gordon from opening the portal to the combine homeworld, but like kupoff789x said, if the HL series ends, that would seriously suck :sad: But of course i am just thinking out loud. But i do have a huge feeling we will get our hands on some advisor bl00d!!!! We might also come across an arctic headcrab, possibly very furry or something, but we will deffinately find a new enemy in the game. Thus a new headcrab means a new zombie, obviously the body mutates (zombies hands are mutated, fast zombies are still alive with nothing but muscles and bones) so we will probably find a hairy zombie or a crippled and frozen zombie. Vortigaunts may not take place in this game like in EP1(in EP1 the only vortigaunt role was the beginning, saving your life) :smile: And to tide yourself until EP3 (Panaceya said it wont come out til may 29 2009) PLAY GARRYS MOD! u got combine alyx and everything! make the game yourself! thats what im gonna do. *completely off topic SORRY* anyway, another idea is that the woman in Portal will not be in EP3, because, in the Portal song “still alive” she says ‘maybe black mesa’ indicating that it is still intact, not over run by combine :grin: So I believe it is IMPOSSIBLE for her to appear in HL2 EP3. IF THIS POST WAS SERIOUSLY A WASTE OF BANDWIDTH IM SORRY, just spitting out ideas to u guys :twisted:


On February 27, 2008 at 10:48 pm

leave a reply to me! got nothing better to do :cry:


On February 27, 2008 at 11:32 pm

I remember black mesa was blown away with the explosion of a nuclear bomb, activated by g-man(see Opposing Force) So it seems like there is no opportunity to return to black mesa


On February 28, 2008 at 8:51 am

i mean through time travel :razz:


On February 28, 2008 at 12:15 pm

I will never forget my awe during the opening transit to the work site in HL1 while viewing the extent of Black Mesa. The scope and enormity of that facility had much the same effect as seeing the opening minutes of “Star Wars” when I first saw the film in a theater. BIG PLACE! So even though we saw the flash of nuke(s) in Opposing Force, I don’t find incredible the possibility that portions of Black Mesa were not destroyed. Not everyone could have transported out like Barney and his scientist companions did in Blue Shift, so we have to conclude that there were surviving structures and well as surviving personnel like Judith, Dr. Kleiner, Dr. Magnusson, and Dr. Vance. In fact, when we hop off our swamp boat for the last time in HL2, is not the facility where Judith greets us a part of the old Black Mesa? Please correct me if my thinking is not correct.


On February 28, 2008 at 10:53 pm

:oops: I just went back to HL2 and answered my own question. The facility where Gordon meets Judith Mossman is called “Black Mesa East”…the “East” part meaning, I imagine, that it is located in Europe. Additionally, Mossman says “…it’s not Black Mesa, but…”


On February 28, 2008 at 11:49 pm

here’s what i think is gonna happen. Episode 3 is gonna be a cliff hanger like all the other episodes have been but this time its gonna lead into half-life 3 which might be the very end of this epic series


On February 29, 2008 at 4:57 am

Half-Life end can’t possibly end so quickly,believe me lilman317 there’s a lot to clear out..i mean on the main story (plot or whatever) – Who is Adrian Shephard,(can’t say because of gas mask that’s why!),Where is Barney Calhoun,Is Judith Mossman still alive?,Is GLaDOS STILL ALIVE?,When we will get to play pOrtal 2 with Chell :razz: :roll: ,Who is the G-Man,Where are the Aperture Science staff,we will get to meet some of them later in the game?,so so many questions that remain without answer.. :roll: :!: :roll: :?:


On February 29, 2008 at 11:24 am

the only problem i have ever had with half-life was the storyline gap between hl1 and hl2 because i want to know where the combine came from and what happened up to the point where Gordon was let off of the train car, but still the whole half-life series is the best game in the world hands down.


On February 29, 2008 at 1:37 pm

hay fanersk….this site will tell you that you need to know, alot happened between HL and HL2……..


On February 29, 2008 at 1:38 pm


If you haven’t played “Redemption”, I recommend you get a copy. It certainly doesn’t answer all of your questions about the storyline gap, but it does provide some continuity for Gordon Freeman’s character (as well as for the G-man) between HL1 and HL2—plus you get to go back to the borderworlds.

As I see it, two variables will determine the longevity of Half-Life gaming: 1. How long the designers can hold their interest in doing a first-rate job with the project (we all know the story itself is rich enough to justify at least a dozen more episodes) and most importantly 2. Will the sales produce a profit sufficient to spur the company on. With the second point in mind, I never miss an opportunity to approach that person standing in the software aisle at Wal-Mart while they balance two different games in their hands. I pick up a copy of the Orange Box and say, “If you’d like a REALLY GOOD game…” :wink: :wink:


On February 29, 2008 at 8:04 pm

So where can you find this “Redemption” game….its not on Steam :?:


On March 1, 2008 at 1:03 am

“Redemption” is the single-player game that came with “Half-Life Counter Strike”.


On March 1, 2008 at 1:19 am


Try a site called “PlanetPhillip”. It appears to give instructions on how to download “Redemption”.


On March 1, 2008 at 5:21 pm

This is off the topic but, I just bought “Blue Shift” from Steam and felt like telling someone. Can’t wait to play it.


On March 1, 2008 at 10:12 pm


Nothing Half-Lifeish is off the topic. I envy you your “Barney struts his stuff” experience. I just wish there was an unplayed game (HL type) in my near future. Maybe I’ll take a quick runthrough of “Lost Coast” just to keep my trigger finger in shape.

I have been fascinated with the speech patterns of the G-man—his attenuation of some vowels and consonants—sort of the way one would expect a snake to speak if a snake would speak. Is it an attempt to command attention (an affectation), or the result of an imperfect hologram projection, or the limitations of android programming, or the effects of some NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE! Oh right, y’all. I’m sure that I am the only one who has ever tried to put a crossbow bolt through his cranium whenever he appeared in the early games :grin:


On March 2, 2008 at 8:37 am

Isher man you can’t possibly believe he is a hologram or some NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEM suffered by the results of the Resonance Cascade it can’t be,he helped you a lot of times you,and Adrian Shephard if it weren’t G-Man Shephard’s life would have ended in that acid..G-Man’s power at the end of Half-Life 2 he teleported Gordon Freeman outside the Citadel…. :?: I got reasons to believe that the G-Man is on our side but i may be wrong….After All he is the all mighty “G-MAN”.I don’t know we will have to see in HL2 E3…. :shock: :shock: :idea: :idea:


On March 2, 2008 at 11:40 am


No, I don’t believe those things about the G-Man. They are, in good measure, humorous attempts to explain an interesting trait of the man which is otherwise not explained anywhere in the games. Much as if the G-Man had say, a lightning bolt scar on his forehead (apologies to Harry Potter), I would want to know if it was important to the story. What I do know is that my character has “walked through” him (like through a hologram) a time or two and that repeated attempts to do him a mischief have failed as bullets and energy blasts passed through him without effect. These facts, certainly could simply reflect programming problems. I remember in the early HL games, if my character, for example, whacked a comrade with the crowbar, the comrade would say something like “Back Off”. And if I whacked him again, he would try to kill me. Since the advent of HL2, this kind of “fragging” is no longer possible—a moot issue.

While I agree that the G-man has come to our rescue on occasion, I also acknowledge that he is the entity that put us in jeopardy to begin with. After all, those were mob type options he gave to Gordon in the first place—”I’ve got an offer you can’t refuse…”. I have to wonder, if Gordon broke his back (ending his usefulness) in a fall down some shaft, would the G-Man transport him to some Caribbean Isle to live out the rest of his life or leave him for the brain crabs to find. As you rightly say, I don’t know. We will have to see in HL2-E3.


On March 2, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Yes Isher i agree with you in what you say,but i also believe that i have the right answer for the last question you said : “I have to wonder, if Gordon broke his back (ending his usefulness) in a fall down some shaft, would the G-Man transport him to some Caribbean Isle to live out the rest of his life or leave him for the brain crabs to find. As you rightly say, I don’t know. We will have to see in HL2-E3.”

- I think your answer lies in Opposing Force,when you defeat the last boss the G-Man talks to you,he also blows BlackMesa up,but he also said that he could have let you die in the explosion but he may have some further use of you even thought his employers didn’t know about Adrian Shephard that let’s me believe that he’s also a good person “his one hell of a difficult mind”.

-He isn’t bad, “he didn’t put you in the wrong place at the right time” it was the so called DESTINY THINGY.

-He released you out of that stasis because if it weren’t that stasis that kept you young,he could have been too old to save City17 and the Human Race + the Vortigaunts (your the same age with Alyx and Alyx was a child when the Resonance Cascade occoured.


On March 2, 2008 at 11:24 pm

You make a fine argument (except maybe for the “Destiny Thingy” part. We may not get resolution to the ethical considerations surrounding the G-Man in this splendid story though I hope we do. I still think that it is important to know who his masters are and whether he is any more than any slave owner who uses people as tools (means) to his ends. I have a well developed mistrust for anyone who is as powerful as the G-Man appears to be but can’t (apparently) be stopped. I’m as anxious to resolve some of these questions as I am to see the future of Gordon, Alyx, Barney, Dr. Kleiner etal.—not to mention mankind on his home planet. I’m already filling up my change jar in anticipation of buying HL2-ep3.


On March 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Just for the record, I enjoy reading this site because I’v not yet played all the HL games. Good discussion you two! :grin: Just beet “Blue Shift” it was awesome, not very long but I love being able to follow-up on Gordon throughout this game! Now I’m working on “Opposing Force”. You know thay are grate games when we’re still talking about them years after there release. :lol:


On March 3, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Whoa, Brett! Take a breath. Get some sleep. You told us you just bought “Blue Shift” two days ago, finished it and started “Opposing Force”. Nah, I’m just kiddin’ ya. Go ahead and shorten your life by total immersion in Half-Life gaming. I did and just look at me( :twisted: )

If you care about the chronology of the series, remember that “Opposing Force” comes right after HL1, then “Redemption”, then “Blue Shift” aka “Barney grows up some…” Enjoy!


On March 3, 2008 at 9:16 pm


Whoa there! Take a breath. Get some sleep. You told us just two days ago that you just bought “Blue Shift”. Now you have finished it and started “Opposing Force. You’re gonna ruin your health. Nah, I’m just kiddin’ ya. I’ve done that stuff and just look at me ( :twisted: ). I’m O.K.

Seriously, if you care about the chronology of the series, “Opposing Force” comes right after “HL1″. Then comes “Redemption”, followed by “Blue Shift” aka “Barney grows up some…”


On March 3, 2008 at 9:58 pm

:cry: who is Adrian Shephard, i only have hl2-hl2 ep2, portal,and tf2, and some other steam games, but i do not know who that is, sorry…but who is ADRIAN SHEPHARD :!: :?:


On March 3, 2008 at 11:36 pm



On March 5, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I have non Half life question for you guys. I bought Call of Duty 4 through STEAM and somehow I cant play the single player missions. It keeps asking me to insert a CD? However I can get into the multiplayer game and it is REALLY glitchy and I spent like $50 on that and prob. can’t get it back. Anybody knows what I shoud do??


On March 5, 2008 at 3:25 pm

I heard there is a Half-Life 2 Oppsing Force 2. Is there going to be a Half-LIfe 2 Decay 2?


On March 5, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Don’tDrinkTheWater………….I would talk to Steam Support on the websit, thay might beable to help you out, thay have helped me before. I ready dont have an answer for you, my crapy pc will barly run HL. lol!!! :lol:


On March 6, 2008 at 10:55 am


Aren’t there any one who likes the first Half-Life. Half-Life 1 is much more brain teasing.


On March 6, 2008 at 12:36 pm

I love HL1, It’s a great game and without HL1, HL2 is just a alien FPS to me but I do think that Valve has outdone themselves with HL2……..(considering that Ive beaten HL2 and both epi. at least 4 times, and loved every second of it!!)

They are both 2 of the best video games that Iv ever played, and they probably will be for a long,long time!!!!!!!!!!!!! :grin:


On March 6, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Thanks Brett ….Ill go talk to them today


On March 6, 2008 at 1:40 pm

A few days ago, I read several items of input from HL fans on another site and I was surprised and puzzled that many of the writers were militating against any further borderworld (Xen) excursions in the upcoming HL offerings. From the chilling taunts of “Just you aloooone” as Gordon begins his climb up through that ghastly alien facility until he confronts that “nasty baby” (Nihilanth) I have to deal with unremitting goose bumps—no matter how many times I have played the game—and my mind fires on all cylinders. For me, that is one of the very best sequences of any game I have ever played! Okay, now I will admit that all of that is a subjective assessment. However, looking down the line, either we (meaning Dr.s Magnusson, Kleiner, and Mossman) come up with a huge “cork” sufficient to plug up the passage from the hostile alien worlds permanently OR someone (Gordon, Adrian, Alyx, Barney) is going to be compelled to put some serious hurts on the aliens on their home turf. I, for one, would very much like to see the story progess to the point where we have reclaimed Earth and are able to destroy the monstrosities cities for a change. Is anyone else up for some payback? You know—maybe building a few McDonalds or Starbucks at strategic locations?


On March 7, 2008 at 12:47 pm

I solved it….it asks me to right click on the game and go to properties and verify the game (which i didn’t). So its workin!!!! Crossing my fingers if I can beat the game???? :grin:

Thanks Brett….I sent Steam a message and the send me back a response about that veification GCF thingy


On March 7, 2008 at 12:48 pm

**they send me**


On March 7, 2008 at 9:51 pm

no problem dude.


On March 7, 2008 at 10:10 pm

Steam Nickname (brett1990)

The Punisher

On March 8, 2008 at 5:11 pm

:lol: My glade to hear this news i didn’t expected thet :lol:


On March 8, 2008 at 5:18 pm

hey, just wondering, but are there any hl:blueshift servers left online???


On March 8, 2008 at 7:05 pm

Not sure about Blue Shift but I do know that Opposing Force , TF classic and HL deathmatch classic servers are doing fine. Im on them all the time!!

Dieing to live

On March 8, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Anyone hear abot any new HL 2 expantions yet? I just finished Ep 1 and 2 in the last 2 days, and let m tell you, I will do anything for episode 3. Anything. I have seen screenshots of the arctic, so im sure the heli goes up north and crashes somehow. Is there a trailer for EP 3 or anything like that out yet?? Does Gordon finally talk? Does Alyx tell Gordon she loves him??(Its amazing that Gordon doesnt say 1 word the entire Half Life series and picks up a babe). Anyways, I want Half Life now.

Dieing to live

On March 8, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Sorry bout the DP, but is there any game which I can learn more on about the Gman? And Does “G” stand for Garry? Like as in Garry’s mod?


On March 9, 2008 at 1:14 am

Dieing to live

You probably know as much about the pending arrival of HL2-Ep3 as any of the rest of us up to this point in time. I just check in here from time to time to see if anyone is going to offer us a bone to gnaw on while we wait. Lots of speculation so far but little in the way of authoritative fact. I don’t know if you have played all of the Half-Life series. If you haven’t, then playing them will give you small glimpses of the G-Man from time to time—always on the other side of the door (straightening his tie) or strolling along a catwalk—ever out of reach and untouchable, except for “Redemption” in which we get to see his petulant side. What the heck, if you completed Ep.1 and Ep.2 in two days, all you need is a break to let your eyes refocus and you can go back at it again.

If anyone gives a rip, I just went back to HL1 and checked out Gordon’s locker contents. I still have no idea what the relevance of the baby picture is, but I researched the book that is on one of the shelves. It is titled “The 37th Mandala” and represents an actual sci-fi novel written by one of the Valve designers. Hmmmmmmm.


On March 9, 2008 at 8:38 am

Dieing to live
the G in G-Man stands for government. some people call shady goverment employees (black shades, black suit etc) G-men, or government men.

Chop Squad

On March 9, 2008 at 2:33 pm

EP.3 is being speculated to take place in a more Arctic area (see the video of the Borealis) but WILL NOT have the portal device or cake.


On March 10, 2008 at 6:38 am

Hey guys, does anyone know when Half-life 2: episode 3 will come to sweden? I bought the orange box a few days ago and ive completed half life 2, and the half life 2 episodes, im dying to play episode 3 :cry:


On March 10, 2008 at 10:49 am

Rammstine, Du Hast!!!! rock on!


On March 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Yeah….pretty funny is that I am a HUGE fan Rammstein and only speak like 5 or 7 german words and thats it. Cant read german as well (only some)….hahahaha


On March 10, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Daniel….we are all waiting and wondering for HL EP3 as you are…so be patient and your prayers will come true :grin:


On March 11, 2008 at 9:02 am

u know, Im starting to really get in to TF2. I wasn’t impressed at first but now I really like it. (the engineer kicks ass!!!) :lol:


On March 11, 2008 at 10:59 am

Oh yeah! We all have to be patient. I have started to fill the playlist which I’ll open in winamp once the episode three will run on my PC :)

half life 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On March 11, 2008 at 4:50 pm

it amsome that there makeing a new half life game


On March 11, 2008 at 9:47 pm

dude… engineer is the ….what server do you play Brett??

“Take it like a Man Shorty” :lol: :lol: :lol:


On March 12, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Iv got it on my PS3, I wish I had a good gaming pc, but I do love my playstation. Im lookin to get a Velocity Micro pc from Best Buy, I might actually be able to afford that one. lol!! I’ll let u know if (or when) I get one. :lol: I am on TF classic alot, not real shure witch group to join. HL1 online is addictive!!!


On March 12, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Soooo…when is the HL2 Episode Three trailor comming out? :grin:


On March 12, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Sean….As far as I know we have no idea, but we all hope its soon! Im so tierd of watin for it!!!! :evil: :roll:

Don’tDrinkTheWater…I added u as a friend on Steam, just wandering if u got it? :lol:


On March 12, 2008 at 4:32 pm

i wish hl had more lamps……….


On March 13, 2008 at 10:10 am

???…lamps???…What lamps, in hl???


On March 13, 2008 at 2:47 pm

there are none……thats the problem:(:(:(


On March 13, 2008 at 9:24 pm



On March 14, 2008 at 8:43 am

Sorry guys but i’m back,i forgot about you,so ashame :oops: ,I don’t know what to say about HL2 E3 but i do know that we will certainly fight some new monsters,new landscape too.The most important thing will be the crushing end of the story,i bet it will be more enigmatic than HL2 E2′s ending.They got to say who is the G-Man when the series end.
I found out the TimeLine of the events in the Half-Life Saga it’s really interesting watch it : i’m sure you’ll like it :shock: :grin:


On March 14, 2008 at 12:56 pm


Just returned from the site you listed. Lots to read there—and digest. Be warned, everyone. LOTS OF SPOILER INFO there which covers the games HL1, Opposing Force, Blue Shift and HL2. The author has made a commendable attempt to give a chronology for these games which necessitated the insertion of some speculation. I especially appreciated the representation of the statements that the Nihilanth made to Gordon during their confrontation. I never was able to clearly make those out during the game play—too busy running and gunning to pay close attention, I guess.

Half life geek.

On March 14, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Ok, if you are confused, ill tell you this, half life 2, episode 1 and 2 are the continuing of half life and half life 2. in episode 2, you see in chapter 7, you find the borillas. a ship that has like tons of information in it, that was lost for like many years, and some dident even know it was real, but arter alex’s dad dies you start out back in the hanger with alex and dog, and the helicopter is still there. so i gess when episode 3 gomes out you will be heading to the borillas to get back dr cliner and all the stuff she knows so you can finally get an upper edg on the combine and what they plan to do after you destroyed their portal with a rocket.

Half life geek.

On March 14, 2008 at 4:14 pm

so if you dont know what im talking about you better go out and get the orange box and play it so you will kno what im talking about.. :mrgreen: And yes i gess you can say that portal is kinda like half-life,


On March 14, 2008 at 11:36 pm

Half life geek…….If thay (the people who will be reading this post) haven’t played at least all, ALL!!!! of the Orange Box then thay don’t need to be wasting there time reading any of this webpage in the first place!!……..To all those who are “Half life clueless” stop reading, go get the Orange Box and find out firsthand the very best that video gaming has to offer. THEN!! come back here and tell us all what you think.


On March 15, 2008 at 11:29 am

I’ve been thinking about what they might do for this release.

I believe when HL2: Episode 3 comes out there will be something like an Orange box 2 or something. In which it will include Portal 2, HL2: Episode 3, and probably some other games I can’t think of right now.


On March 15, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Brett…didnt get but I added you and hopefully you’ll get it. Hook me up when you get your new PC!!!!

I have played all of the HL series and Orange box games except for Opposing Force and Team Fortress Classic. But are those 2 games pretty cool and worth the $$?


On March 15, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Brett…didnt get it but I added you and hopefully you’ll get it. Hook me up when you get your new PC!!!!

I have played all of the HL series and Orange box games except for Opposing Force and Team Fortress Classic. But are those 2 games pretty cool and worth the $$?


On March 15, 2008 at 12:13 pm

man…sorry about the double posting….I meant to add didn’t get it*** in there


On March 15, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Ya, I got your invit :lol: , TF classic is prity cool but I realy like HL1 online. I let u know, Id like to get that PC pritty soon if I can :mrgreen: . You know how it is :neutral:

Dieing to live

On March 15, 2008 at 11:06 pm

So, I was just thinking, and, I looked at the back of Eli’s head after the advisor sucked him, and he doesn’t have a hole in is head, but Alyx does from the Hunters? I know, I know, he did get he brains sucked out, but Valve didn’t show that becuase its too disturbing? Man, when we died, I was like,”……wow, its on now.”

Dieing to live

On March 15, 2008 at 11:07 pm

P.S, steam id is westley_snipes

Dieing to live

On March 15, 2008 at 11:08 pm

Sorry bout the tripple post, made a typeing mistake, Man, when he* died, I was like,”!!wow, its on now.”


On March 15, 2008 at 11:35 pm


I cannot say anything about TF classic. Didn’t play it. But opposing force is a great game! That is not just a sucking stupid addon. It gives answers for some of half life story questions. Playing it is important if you want to know more about black mesa and everything around it. So I really recommend to play it!


On March 16, 2008 at 12:21 pm

totally agree!…dNW…great game!……….Dieing to live, I tryed to add u but Steam couldnt find any one by the name of “westley_snipes”, My Steam nickname is “brett1990″.


On March 17, 2008 at 11:54 am

cool, I’ll try and get Opposing force later this week

I have played these games (in order) HL1, HL2, Ep1, EP2, and Blue Shift….so I guess I have sort of the storyline. I have played Portal too but I am not sure if Portal will be in EP3….since theres prob. a Portal 2 :?: :?: :?:


On March 17, 2008 at 11:55 am

but then again I may be wrong


On March 19, 2008 at 1:07 am

Wtf clinton of valve your an idiot, i know where you got that information from, that site saying no theres not gonna be a half life 3 its gonna be episodes, let me tell you somthing, that site is bull crap, they have anounced episode 3 and they have also announced half life 3, theyre currently running a beta test for an engine called source 2, and besides even if i were valve i would make half life 3, half life 2 was a jack pot, episode one raked in more money, episode 2 everyone just loved, the orange box 5 games in 1 for $100, thousands upon thousands bought that, u would have more than enough for a half life 3


On March 19, 2008 at 3:58 pm

So, when will Episode3 be out?? Hope pretty soon enough!? I can wait no longer:-))) After such tragic ending… I long for blowing all the crap outta advisers and such:-)))


On March 19, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Hey Don’t Drink The Water…did u get that from Half-Life 2 in the begining?
And Brett I am so f*cking tired of waiting too.


On March 19, 2008 at 4:54 pm

:evil: forgot to put this on my last commant. Lol!


On March 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Well im going to guess that ep3 will start off in the helicopter reciving a transmission that white forest is under attack again and everyone there got boned but you and alyx who had escaped. An advisor spots you or maybe a combine helicopter and attacks your helicopter (really awesome if an advisor jumped on) and you guys crash than mossman and another rebel drag you and alyx to a secert hideout. Than DR…FREEEMANNNNNNNNNNN. Just my idea :lol: Also the cake cant be a lie i ate it! lol


On March 20, 2008 at 12:05 pm

I hear you, Sean….f*cking tired of waiting!!!!!!! But at least we know its gonna be good, real good!!!! We all know how Valve is…


On March 21, 2008 at 9:26 pm

Do it!!!In This Year Please…….I`v Made a tattoo of the half life icon…i love this game…. :twisted: …I do not know what to say..the trilogy is most insane game i`v ever play`d….do it more…do not stop until you get to the Episode 99……more..more…more….i help if you want to..i have a 1000 ideas how to update…. :twisted:


On March 21, 2008 at 9:33 pm

let`s kick some alien ass…do it like that…and of course Freeman Must Survive…and Alex To…lets make a happy end of it…like Freeman with Alex..they are nice couple together….


On March 21, 2008 at 10:55 pm

Hey Don’t Drink The Water!did u get that from Half-Life 2 in the begining?

Which game are you talking about Sean?


On March 21, 2008 at 10:58 pm

ooooooohh never mind I finally found out what you are talking about….YES I did get that name from that guy at the beginning of Half Life 2. That guy is the !!!! He’s the best character ever!!! I would love to see him again in Half Life 3 or episode 3. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dieing to live

On March 24, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Whats Decay about?

Dieing to live

On March 24, 2008 at 9:07 pm

And what are portal storms?

Dieing to live

On March 24, 2008 at 9:16 pm

I think its going to be really hard to take down an adviser. In EP 2, he takes the dead soldier and twists him like Jenna Jameson. And they can pick up anything in the room and hold it there. I have a feeling that you cannot defeat these advisers, only te vertegonnes can, (those good aliens). Also, I think in either EP 3 or even HL 3, there will be Xen.(At the biggining on Opposing Force, helicopters get taken down by them.) And then the Combine and Xen will battle it out. I think that the G-Man controls the Xen aswell, since you travel to some distant planet or something. No portal gun in EP 3 or HL 3, maybe a new weapon like some kinda pet sender like in HL 2 with the ant lions.
gg, peace


On March 25, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Xen is a “borderworld planet” on the edge of the universe, a sort of train station that the vortigons retreat to while running from the Combine (befor HL 1), along with other rouge space creatures: Headcrabs, Ant Lions and Barnicals… Then on the planet Xen the “portal storms” start to acur (the Black Mesa Incident), the vortigons see a opertunity to escape form the Combine or the “Universal Union”, so thay takeit…….bla,bla,bla.:lol:…CLICK ON THE LINK!!


On March 25, 2008 at 12:04 pm

the link above!!!!!SPOLIERS!!!!!

Dieing to live

On March 25, 2008 at 7:39 pm

Thanks for the info brett, get it now. So, in HL 2 Ep 2, when the portal storms accure, new or old aliens might be transported to earth?


On March 28, 2008 at 10:19 am

I really enjoyed HL1 and HL2…they were like, awesome! valve really did a great job for Half-life…

i am hoping that Hl2 ep 3 would be released by the end of the year. im so excited about it if ever!

Dieing to live

On March 28, 2008 at 4:22 pm

supposingly EP 3 is out May 2009…Anyone got any updates?


On March 29, 2008 at 8:23 am

:sad: :wink: hola :twisted: :cool: :evil:


On March 29, 2008 at 9:10 pm

May 2009???? !


On March 30, 2008 at 9:06 pm

I got to way one more I guess :sad: , but and sure it will be worth it. :grin:


On March 31, 2008 at 12:05 pm

HL2-E3 will probably have a powerful theme to it, i have a very large feeling that gordon will not only be assisted by alyx, but by groups of rebels and vortigaunts, assisting him in the final fight against the combine, but the combine are just the soldiers, we still have quite a few enemies to fight off, i do not know if in Hl2-E3 will be the last fight on the combine, but i have a feeling it will be an epic battle, cornering the combine somewhere, rebels charging in, the last fight. Thus if it is the last fight, the combine will be much less tactical, very conservative, and scared less, we were pawns at the begining, rising from pawns to bishops in less than a week, and now we have rose above this power, and defeated their right-hand man, surely we have shown them what we are capable of, and along with EP3 i am seriously considering the idea of a new half-life 2 mulitplayer, not half life 2 deathmatch, but a large tactical shooter with wide open maps and realistic gameplay, sides of combine and rebels. Back to the SP storyline:if we do destroy the once powerful combine forces to the rubble, we will no longer be viewed as rebels, but the superior race, such as the combine were viewed, order will be restored, and WE will be the ones in charge…


On March 31, 2008 at 12:11 pm

we will fight them to the ground, destroying their every last stronghold, we have proven ourselves capable, this is the time to fight, and the time to die, this battle will have a name also, such as “the uprising” or “last fight”, giving the people a small amount of momentum to realize what they are capable of, rebels will be known as soldiers, they will become tactical, we will see training grounds,children,and advances in science,technology,and battle enhancements


On March 31, 2008 at 4:30 pm

I reckon they should bring adrian sheperd into epidsode 3 that would be the cause he kicked ass. :cool:


On April 1, 2008 at 10:31 am

this is a little off the subject but just for the record half-life’s campain is alot better than halo’s but i enjoy halo as well but half-life’s campain i can play again for enjoyment not somuch halo’s/now what valve needs to do is make HL2EP3 longer than all the rest of the episodes and make it more challenging for the mind thats what they did in the very first game and need to do again.

half life 2 is best game eva!!!!!!!!

On April 1, 2008 at 3:11 pm

:grin: everyone knows that half life 2 is awesome, but has doctor breen died or his he running somewhere to build a new army, the only complaint i have about half life 2 is that gordon just wont talk ever! :mad: there are so many questions like, will there be new weapons, or new friends and enemies and will gordon ever have a sniper rifle? and im only 14 lol


On April 2, 2008 at 1:15 am

I’m back guys with a lil *spoiler*:
(sorry i dont remmember names)
In an interview valve gave to g4tv’s “attack of the show” -
the interviewer asked if there is a posibility that in ep3 it will take on some of the portal themes
“will there maybe be a portal gun”
“even more posible” *wink*


On April 2, 2008 at 6:18 am

BTW to the one above me – no, there will never be a sniper rifle in HL.. (said by gabe himself)


On April 2, 2008 at 2:06 pm

:evil: :oops: :cry: :mad: :sad: :!: :!: THAT BLOWS! NO SNIPERS!?


On April 2, 2008 at 6:48 pm

HEY!!! if Gabe N. sayes NO SNIPERS then there will be NO SNIPERS!!!!!! so get over it! lol :lol: :lol: :roll: :mrgreen:


On April 2, 2008 at 7:11 pm

A sniper would be a nice addition to the series, but the x-bow is practicaly the same, just cant take out fast moving targets… As long as they dont bring the gravity factor to the crossbow, we are safe :wink:

I’m hoping for perhaps and artic environment for the next installment of the series.


On April 3, 2008 at 12:29 pm

How about a hoverboard (like in Unreal tournament 3) or a snow board and go down ski slopes and killing the combine as you go down??


On April 3, 2008 at 1:52 pm

well steering the car in HL2 epi2 pretty much sucked balls on the PS3, VERY WEARD controls!!!! if there is a hoverboard or a snow board in HL2 epi3 i just hope they make it easer to figure out…lol


On April 3, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Did u guys ever herd Gorden Freeman talk or say a few words? Im just woundering if he did of not because i only played HL2 and he didnt say .


On April 3, 2008 at 11:05 pm

I Think HL is a very good game but i think they wrecked the game by adding zombies and head crabs in to it, My cusine also thinks its just because the guy in the orange suit wears glasse`s i don`t mind it.

i like the game because it have`s total ragdoll mod i see body`s flying every where!


On April 4, 2008 at 11:46 am

gordon never spoke…..ever!!!

which is weird for a theoretical physcist


On April 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm

gordon never spoke because valve wanted to add something different to the game and to make an effect on the gamers so that instead of gordon saying something the gamer could basically put their own words into the game so that if gordon said something the gamer didnt think “Hey thats not what ‘I’ would have said!”…


On April 5, 2008 at 5:17 pm

or mabye gordon is so smart we wudnt understand him anyway….


On April 6, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Hi everyone sorry i didn’t post no more,To be honest i forgot and i’m very ashamed of myself,these last months were like so hard for me,anyway i looked over your posts and i saw a possible release date for HL2 E3 May 2009,this sucks but we got to let them do their thing,i mean its possible we won’t get to play with Gordon Freeman after i am sure we will get to see some GREAT FIREWORKS !! :lol: :shock:


On April 6, 2008 at 3:58 pm

dennit….you are exactly right!!!

CMB.OwT….You should be ashamed, !!!….hahahaha, just kidding dude welcome back.

half life 2 is best game eva!!!!!!!!!!

On April 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm

may 2009?? l wtf thats like a year away and loads of people will forget about half life 2 ep. 3 by then WTF is wrong with valve and steam sucks cos u shouldnt have to have internet for a PC game, they should have different versions that have steam on so lots of people can play it


On April 7, 2008 at 1:12 pm

before you know it….May 2009 will be here real quick

thats okay…I’ll be geared up for Starcraft 2 and after that EP3 will be out??

half life 2 is best game eva!!!!!!!!!!

On April 7, 2008 at 7:10 pm

does any one here reckon that on the next episode u should have options to play as alyx vance or DOG and i dont mean to be so negative about the game but there is so much stuff wrong bout it :sad: also :sad: gordon should talk and u should have options of what gordon says which will change the circumstance of the gameplay and im 14 ffs lol

half life ep 3 plzzz

On April 9, 2008 at 9:07 am

half life ep 3 plzz plzz :cry:

i need ep 3 is cool game! and end for ep 3 or 4


On April 11, 2008 at 1:39 pm



On April 11, 2008 at 5:51 pm

Man this ideea of yours is pretty sick,tell me man how the can you enter with Dogg in air shafts,could you drive a car with Dogg? :lol: :lol: .Well Well you can’t we will possibly get to play with Alyx Vance but not in hl2 E3 after it..MAYBE JUST MAYBE.Oohh and by the way thanks Brett for the warm welcoming..I want E3 but before it, when does Starcraft 2 roll out?

Mc H@mmer

On April 11, 2008 at 11:49 pm

It’s nice to know that the story is continuing so fast :mrgreen: .


On April 12, 2008 at 4:01 am

OMG ! May 2009 ?! I hope there will be trailers here soon :cool:


On April 12, 2008 at 9:49 am

Starcraft????? never heard of it, is it a pretty good game :?:

and CMB.OwT, no prob yo! :roll:


On April 12, 2008 at 11:51 am

Hi guys
wusup I bet u thin your all Half-Life hotshots
but have you seen the Half-Life 1 Movie Trailer :!: :mrgreen: :!: :!: :!:
I cant beleve they found a guy who looks just like Gorden Freeman….Its on
You Tube


On April 12, 2008 at 11:59 am

sorry think
not thin


On April 12, 2008 at 12:59 pm

i love half life! :eek:

more one ep :mrgreen:


On April 12, 2008 at 2:04 pm

He everyone!
U just don’t know how much I love HL2. But may 2009… this sucks. I want it tomorow! But i have something else to say. Didn’t u all realize that in story there are many things about portals. And hell yeah Valve release game Portal. I think that Portal was just introduction to the portal gun. I think that in ep3 there will appear portal gun. Maybe for Gordon… maybe for combine…

Oh and one more thing to KAYSJAYS – About that trailer… didn’t u know that all charaters from HL2 are real persons. Gordon face is took from a real man…


On April 13, 2008 at 8:02 am

really :!: wow thats sick


On April 14, 2008 at 4:24 pm

yup, all real characters… Henniken- not many people know that, good job. :grin: Valve realy does there homework when thay make something new.

kaysjays- that trailer is a fake. u probably already know that, just makin shure.

Henniken- Wow, Combine with a portal gun… that would be awesome gameplay!!!


On April 14, 2008 at 6:31 pm

It would be more awesome if they’ll bring back Adrian Shephard + Chell (the chick from Portal) + Alyx Vance + Gordon Freeman = GODLY TEAM so they’ll up the Combine Once and for all,but then again if they do it the story will end and i’m pretty sure no one wants that to happen..It will be a good ideea if they bring back the Grunts from Half-Life but this time on our side,with new Concept art that’s for sure.. :shock: I just want to kill a Combine Advisor i want to blow his brains with the magnum or the shotgun or throw a grenade at his ass and blow it up :grin: :lol: ..But May 2009 the release date sucks,i hope they do release trailers sooner…. :mrgreen:


On April 14, 2008 at 8:28 pm

sucks to be a Combine Advisor,thats for sure… as we say here in Tennessee…”they have in there oatmeal!!!”…Amen! :lol: :lol:


On April 15, 2008 at 6:35 am

ha. you are pretty funny Brett :grin:
but have you even played half life 1 in the Alien world Xen.
the grapics sucked. :idea: What if we went in the alien world in Half life 3 or 2 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Half life is good

On April 15, 2008 at 7:03 pm

HLE 2 was awesome! I have to say that the epsiodes do create more of a cliffhanger, but a longer game would be awesome. but then again HLE 2 bouldn’t be so dramatic. I cant wait for the next one, except for the fact that it may mean the end of the curren story line. :cry:

Half life is good

On April 15, 2008 at 7:04 pm

For the above comment, please excuse my spelling errors, i was in a rush.


On April 16, 2008 at 6:09 am

its good to have Half life.
imagine all the good aliens we migh face in the snowey place on the Borealis!!!!!


On April 16, 2008 at 3:17 pm

ya, kaysjays iv played every HL game out there multiple times, even OF and BS. im a sucker for Valve games. lol!!! u gota say, for like 1997 or 8 the graphics were pretty impressive back then.


On April 16, 2008 at 3:46 pm

ya I know I was there.Not to many people have played Half Life 1 :wink:


On April 16, 2008 at 10:02 pm

ok this has nothing to do with HL at all, but i just saw the Project Origins (F.E.A.R 2) trailer on youtube. HOLY CRAP!!! click on the link if u havent seen it yet. the first F.E.A.R. scared the out of me, this one looks awesome too! :shock: :mrgreen: Alma (the little girl) is a , a scary !!! :evil:

God of Jackass

On April 17, 2008 at 9:18 am

There’s a very intresting site where you can read the whole Half-Life saga.
There’s a lots of explenations and things you might miss. Plus a few things that isn’t seen in the game.

Check it out :

God of Jackass

On April 17, 2008 at 9:29 am

It would be intresting to see if they could get Counter Strike into the story too :lol:

Scanners kill heli driver in Ep3

On April 18, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Where can I find the Ep3 screenshots? :?:


On April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm

wow this is still going? i stopped getting the email updates and lost track and after reading for an hour im still not up to the end from where i left off… i really need some episode 3 content.. this is getting really old


On April 18, 2008 at 9:48 pm

yeah have fun!


On April 19, 2008 at 2:42 pm

happens, chard.

half life 2 is best game eva!!!!!!!!

On April 20, 2008 at 2:49 pm

i have played half-life 1 i wanna get the best graphic updates possible for it cos then it wont look “1997″ ish any more w00t :)


On April 20, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Instead of Resistance Rebels i would have been nicer to have Government Grunts.I really miss em’ after all theyre role in the first Half-Life and expansions was higher then 70%.Lets see Adrian Shephard at least :cry: .I really miss him more then Gordon Freeman.Maybe we’ll get to play with him one day,maybe he will be assigned in by the G-Man for some “silence everything” mission :?: .He with some of his buddies that escaped from Black-Mesa.Who knows? any guess? :roll:


On April 20, 2008 at 6:35 pm

At least this game keeps me going in this ed up world.The most incredible and awesome game real storyline, i have ever seen in a FPS.This game must be in the Hall Of Fame.Addicted to Half-Life 100% + 10%


On April 23, 2008 at 11:40 am

we should start a petition for the HL movie. will anyone 2nd this motion? :roll:


On April 23, 2008 at 12:47 pm

well i got a link up for the people who are the faces and voices of the HL2 characters. Also, has anybody seen Battlestar Gallictica Razor or the last season of Battlestar :?: :?: :?: If so, this actress (Michelle Forbes) who plays the Admiral chick who is in control of the Pegasus or the Captain I guess. Well, she is the person who does the voice for Dr. Judith Mossman in the Half Life 2 series. Pretty cool ay!!! And she does kinda look a lot like Dr. Judith

sorry about the long links but heres what I am talking about:


On April 23, 2008 at 12:50 pm

….And as for Starcraft 2….dunno, maybe around October or December :?: :?:


On April 23, 2008 at 12:54 pm

brett….. I am a F.E.A.R. freak and played all 3 of their episodes..or just Ep1 and Ep2 (Persuese Mandate). And geared up for Ep3 for that game. And cross between that game and Doom 3, are the scariest games I’ve played….but managed to beat those games :evil: :evil:


On April 23, 2008 at 8:39 pm

u no wat i dnt get, is that they make a film of DOOM and some other , but dnt make half-life ????


On April 24, 2008 at 10:59 am

Don’tDrinkTheWater…i didnt know there was episodes to FEAR, i own a PS3 so theres only the one FEAR.

is there any one on this site that has contact with Valve,and isnt just jokin around? I in want a HL movie!!!


On April 24, 2008 at 11:03 am

sory for the BP, but i think the guy in “House” the TV show would make a great Gordon Freeman for the movie, i dont remember his name.

Your Maker

On April 25, 2008 at 5:09 pm

jennifer Lopez would make a great Alyx


On April 25, 2008 at 6:41 pm

A HL Movie would be just great….i hope they decide after all to do it,Valve please don’t let us down :roll:


On April 25, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Think of all the action and stuff,Gordon Freeman going through all that action….Vs Government Grunts HL MOVIE 1;Vs Combine HL MOVIE 2
etc….i really hope they’ll make a movie


On April 26, 2008 at 7:48 am

I think that Valve need to make a movie on source. I think that there could be a great movie based on whole Half Life story. And if they create it on source… well… it would be great… :D


On April 26, 2008 at 12:31 pm

F.E.A.R. : First Encounter Assault Recon / (First Expansion)The F.E.A.R. – Extraction Point / (Second Expansion)F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate/ and (third expansion)Project Origin


On April 26, 2008 at 12:32 pm

I would go get those expansions before Project Origin comes out in October 2008 Brett!!!


On April 26, 2008 at 12:35 pm

sorry guys for posting NON Half Life 2 episode 3 questions :sad: :sad: :sad:

I will try to talk more about the next Half Life game (or Portal or maybe just maybe Team Fortress 3 or new characters)….. if I find any cool news :grin:


On April 27, 2008 at 6:40 am

Yeah Episode 3 will be in Artic in search for Borealis


On April 27, 2008 at 10:42 am

Darthas that is a great assumption, maybe alyx and gordon will rendezvous with mossmon at borealis! I’d like to hear gordon say something like “Oh.. .”
Also, Eli said something about grandbabys.. :wink:


On April 27, 2008 at 10:46 am

sorry dudes but I wanna knw some age stuuf like how old is gordon in HL2 and Alyx and the pther guys
plz answer me :mrgreen:


On April 27, 2008 at 10:47 am

sorry for the mistakes up here but I was in hurry


On April 27, 2008 at 10:54 am

I’d like to know how old is gordon and alyx and the other guys in HL2
plz answer if you now

|RAVE| mario 64

On April 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm

I think the orange box was good because first you would need to beat hl2epi2 then portal and tf2 THEN do the achivements and by ther time you do that hl2epi3 will be out. If you do all the achivements… A. your god B. \/\/7F C. you screwed :mrgreen: anyway and anonyMus gordon was 27 in hl1 so add the years befor hl2 came out


On April 27, 2008 at 3:55 pm

gordon was 21 in HL1 but he was in G-mans “sleep state” for 18 years so he didnt age any, he is still 21. kinda?


On April 27, 2008 at 9:23 pm

I hope this will work with G-mod!!!


On April 27, 2008 at 9:24 pm

hooray! another Brett!


On April 28, 2008 at 5:43 am



On April 28, 2008 at 6:13 am

wasnt gordon 27 in hl 1???
…anyway, how old is alyx and her father and the others? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


On April 28, 2008 at 10:23 am


1) Eli Vance is dead.
2) Episode 3 is built around the Borialis.
3) The super portal is neutralized.
4) The combine know everything about the resistance and the Borialis because the adviser pod suck Eli’s memories.


1) Is Judith dead?
2) Who is G man?
3) What is the Borialis?
4) Why do the vortagons think Alyx is so important?

Theories :

1) Alyx will be depressed during episode 3 because of Eli’s death.
2) Gman is Gordan in the future come back to help him survive: G ordon free MAN
shortened to GMAN.
3) (very likely) adviser pods will be encountered during episode 3.


On April 28, 2008 at 10:24 am

i think alyx should fall in luv with a vort and gordan should walk in on all the vorts taking it in turns to do her


On April 28, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Brett and brett, this might get complicated :???: … mrblobby, that would be so funny. hahahahaha! Ok, what do u get when u cross a Vort with Alyx? BAD MENTAL PICTURE!


On April 29, 2008 at 5:35 am

hei |RAVE| mario 64
u mean that gordon is 27+6=33 years old??
i wat to know how old are Alyx and Eli (when he was alive) and Bryan and the others
PLZ :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


On April 29, 2008 at 2:43 pm

What could the begining be like in Ep3? I say the heli drive, but what would try to stop them? Who will crash the driver?


On April 29, 2008 at 2:44 pm

I think Ep3 and Portal 2 could take place together, same mission.


On April 29, 2008 at 4:52 pm

No the beggining of HL2 E3 will be very different from the beggining of Portal 2 (if there is a Portal 2 coming out)Chell wakes up in front of Aperture Science Main Base and gets very surprised when she meets Combine in White Forest (i think it’s White Forest at the end that’s my guess i could be wrong though but i don’t think so) and she tries to escape them with the help of the Portal Gun (bla bla) and then at the end of E3 she encounters Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance or at the middle of the episode (we’ll just have to see) can’t wait :roll: :shock: :smile: :lol: :lol:


On April 29, 2008 at 11:19 pm

CMB.OwT…u should work for Valve! :lol:

1337 p4rtyp00p3r

On April 30, 2008 at 10:32 am

but the question is… why havent the combine shut down aperature science? are they in cahoots or somthing? i know portal is connected to the half life universe but itll be interesting to find out how.


On April 30, 2008 at 11:50 am

Just for heads up….the Team Fortress 2 new updates are up!!! A new map called Goldrush (with using the Half Life physics engine) and lots of Medic achievements. Its pretty sweet


On April 30, 2008 at 12:34 pm

HEY everyone! check this out, CLICK ON THE LINK. our long wait for HL2 E3 will not be in vain. the SOURCE ENGINE is getting a huge face lift. With a physics engine equal to Crysis HL2 E3 will be kick ass!!!


On April 30, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Actually the answer to your question 1337 p4rtyp00p3r is very simple : The Combine didn’t knew the exact location of Aperture Science Laboratories,if you remember GLaDOS tells Chell that “Much has changed since you were in statis and she is the only one keeping them from coming inside” GLaDOS knew about the Combine and theyre role of World Domination,they just wanted to put theyre dirty hands on the ASHPD (Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device) to reach destinations quicker with troops.And Brett thank you very much we both know we are old school on this forum,and actually i gave VALVE an email with my work for HL2 E3 ”They said”: That its nice to know that somebody apreciates theyre work and they said i have a nice imagination :shock: .hehe (i actually developed a new expansion just like Opposing Force,but mine was this time in the hands of an BLACK OP “retriever” called Rick Havertti the expansion was named THE BLACK PACKAGE and it begins from that black package (aka bomb) that would eventually destroy Black Mesa (you would have to do the dirty work and transport it to the destination (that garage,you would see Corporal Adrian Shephard too through out the game) :grin: .I’m only with the story not the graphics and map creating stuff. :roll: :lol:


On April 30, 2008 at 8:53 pm

dude!! CMB.OwT thats awesome, id like to play that sometime :roll: . it sounds like a great addition to the HL story. good job man! :lol:


On May 1, 2008 at 3:44 am

thx Brett that i didn’t send to VALVE but maybe one of these days i will….i’m glad to hear that this could be interesting :razz: .


On May 1, 2008 at 3:51 am

You would start in a truck with your fellow black op buddies one truck splits from the other and from your location 1 mission “clean up” operation + the grunts :razz: :roll: ,the second truck reaches 1 waypoint with the bomb but something goes wrong and everyone gets killed (because of Corporal Adrian Shephard)you get to go with your remaining buddies, “till reinforcements come” to get that bomb and reach 2 3 and 4th waypoint and the last one “that garage”. :shock:


On May 1, 2008 at 8:42 am

doesnt eny1 think of what happened to Barny in ep2 and wahts gonna happen in ep3?


On May 1, 2008 at 11:30 am

CMB.OwT… thats so cool, ya i think you shuld send it to Valve. :wink:

AnonyMus… i dont think Barny made it to White forest in ep2, he went on the trane at the end ep1 but that’s the last we here from him. :roll:


On May 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm

You think so Brett,man i’m so glad.. :oops: :lol: .I will send it one of these days,maybe they’ll make a Black Op Expansion :roll: .By doing this expansion(the main ideea actually) my reward is all of you including me get to have a nice time playing it and getting to see the story through the eyes of a Black Op….that would be so nice…. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:


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On May 2, 2008 at 12:38 pm

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On May 3, 2008 at 2:51 pm



On May 3, 2008 at 11:59 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: WHOA MAN!!!i just finished ep.2 and the ending sucked, but the game was awesome, and brett, nice symbol! :smile: :smile:


On May 4, 2008 at 4:20 am

Its nice to see that you finished ep2 too…. :grin: That gnome thingy in e2 was awesome


On May 5, 2008 at 12:42 am

uhh….idk if anyone said this already….but does anyone think that EP3 will have a usable Portal gun? so you could fight with the portals?


On May 5, 2008 at 4:52 am

There’s a chance over 50% for that to happen and over 50% is pretty much…. :eek: :cool: :lol: :lol:


On May 5, 2008 at 2:13 pm

hey guys, sorry about that mess i left up there. i tried to post something that obviously didnt workout too well. :oops: :sad:

BUT!!! :grin: , i think iv found the first HL2 E3 gameplay video. CLICK ON THE LINK!!!, u can see the chopper in the background! :lol: :lol: :lol: I CANT WATE!!!!!! :shock: :mrgreen:


On May 6, 2008 at 11:16 am

ok?, the 2nd one was not me CMB.OwT, the other Brett is scruin around. :evil: :sad:


On May 6, 2008 at 4:24 pm

ummmm :sad: I cant wait another second for Half Life.Ive beaten everyone including the Blue Shift :evil: but if we go in the alien world in any of the new Half-life i will be so happy :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:


On May 7, 2008 at 4:39 pm

me to kaysjays :shock: :mrgreen: But i thought Blue Shift was pretty good for an expansion game. :neutral: :sad: :cry: :wink: :lol:


On May 9, 2008 at 9:32 am

What is in the borealis ship in the “Aperture Science” box ?
It could be a teleport gun that u can teleport Xen creatures and monster’s to help you kill/destroy the Combine.And those striders are not from Xen? that the combine captured and put on the creature Armor end gun = Strider.Striders have brain that PROBABLE dropships & gunships have brain too.


On May 9, 2008 at 10:48 am

Wowwwww!! That video clip gets my adrenaline pumping. I too enjoyed Blue Shift and hope that Barney shows up in the next episode. Even though he can be annoying and a bit adolescent, he’s adept at wasting combine and has certainly “paid his dues” as a character in the series. Games like Blue Shift and Redemption seem somewhat crudely rendered in comparison with HL2 and its episodes, they nonetheless offer further understanding of the story and some very interesting puzzles to solve and gameplay to enjoy. I mean REALLY PEOPLE, if valve offered up another freebee like Lost Coast to pacify us until EP3 is released—say something like Barney fighting his way to join the group at White Forest—would we call it and not download it, or would we call it and secretly play it, or would we just play it and be damn thankful we had some more Half-Life to get all vicarious with…? :wink:


On May 9, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Id probably go with the later one Isher, i love new expansions and would be thankfull for anything that Valve gives me about the HL story. :grin:

Iv been looking for more video clips, because if there is one u know thers bound to be more than that, sooner rather than later :roll:


On May 11, 2008 at 8:25 am



On May 11, 2008 at 8:35 am

regarding to previous comments i don’t think that Ep3 and portal 2 will clash, as this would create too many complications. Even though having the portal gun and the gravity gun in your arsenal would be undoubtably cool. But i could still see their worlds collide in the form of easter eggs (i think thats what they are called)as in briefly seeing the character from portal through a window and ditto from her prospective when playing portal. oh and chuck in a load of the cake is a lie and companion cubes hidden around HL EP3.


On May 11, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Hello joseph. Conjecture about the makeup of HL EP3 is so enjoyable, whether I’m doing the conjecturing myself or reading other persons input. I have to think that someone from Valve reads these entries and, who knows, even if they don’t impact EP3 because the storyboard is already set in concrete, they may be of interest for future Valve efforts. Incidentally, I just realized that this set of entries has been going on for A YEAR NOW!!! This may not be a record, but it is IMPRESSIVE, nonetheless. And…we are a year closer to the release of HL EP3.


On May 11, 2008 at 2:36 pm

interesting thought Isher, you might be right. :lol: and i think one reason this form is so long is if u type “half-life 2 episode 3″ into Google this is the first one that comes up. Plus the fact that epi.3 is the finally to the best video game of all time, that kinda sayes somthing dont u think? :lol: :mrgreen:


On May 12, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Half-Life is the BEST THING that HAPPENED in MY LIFE !!!! The story is so real….the characters have human like personalities….everything is according to plan.At least Half-Life is a GREAT thing in this World full of …. :roll: :roll: .Thank You GOD for THAT!!!!


On May 12, 2008 at 4:21 pm

I don’t know man,I sometimes wonder why were we created?..I mean what’s the purpose of living? If you can’t have all the things you want….It’s funny :roll: ……when you think of it in a sad way,nowadays best friends are hard to find,I mean i know life’s a fight and you gotta fight for it,never let your head down,always keep it up,it’s nice to see there are still things in life that keeps us going like The Half-Life Saga,it’s the best example i can take :roll:


On May 13, 2008 at 12:48 pm

its call the Bible CMB.OwT :roll: :wink:


On May 13, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Wellllll CMB.OwT, at the risk of inviting a deluge of nastiness from some jerk(s) who love to pounce on any hint of weakness, I must say I agree with a lot of what you say—not that friends are so hard to find, but they are certainly hard to KEEP—politics, religion,or even which fast food place has the best hamburger :grin: along with misdirected competitiveness and needless intolerance provide wedges in relationships all too easily just now. And I think you answered your own question about purpose. While we all know why we were created, You know: Mom, Dad, a bottle of wine, a warm night, etc. you have already defined your own purpose to a significant degree—Stay upright and light enough on your feet so that when HL2 Ep3 comes out, you won’t miss it. If that is what sustains you, so be it.
brett, I had to laugh when I read your last entry. It has been so long, I had forgotten that my Google search was precisely what brought me here in the first place and the unusual degree of comity among the entries is what has brought me back. Is that not Alyx I see running around the copter in the trailer?


On May 13, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Yap Isher you sure are right,Alot of things keep me going,among them is the Half-Life Saga….Times change,people too,You can try your best to understand certain people but you can’t,you’ll find it impossible sometimes….ohh well what’s with “the trailer” part.There is a Hl2 E3 official trailer?? or?? am i wrong.. :shock:


On May 13, 2008 at 7:01 pm

CMB.OwT. I don’t have the savvy to know if it is an official trailer, but if you click on brett’s name, you will get to see a short video that will get your blood flowing.


On May 14, 2008 at 4:34 am

The most favorite game, forward continuation of the series.
Thanks for the interesting information!


On May 14, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Apparently portal was made to get players used to the consept of the portal gun for when episode three is out. I think the games going to be set on and around the Apature Science Ship and as Apature science made the portal gun, well put one and two together and you might think “What if you find a portal gun on the ship?” And maybe the portal gun might have some new nifty tricks. And maybe the Vortagons can do some cool stuff to it. And maybe it’ll take you somewhere special like where G-man is from!

Oooh I sound all like an excited little school girl. I can’t WAIT for this game :D .


On May 15, 2008 at 2:22 pm

I’ve seen that trailer….i don’t know if it’s a “leak” from Valve or not but my guess is that it’s a fake you know why? The Half-Life Saga always beggins it’s episode without any weapons except maybe in episode 3 just like in episode 2 just the Gravity Gun and in the trailer it starts where episode 2 ends,you see the helicopter too….so you can’t possible have a shotgun i don’t know what to say but my guess is,thats a fake.. :?: :?: :roll: :roll:

Aaron Ficher

On May 16, 2008 at 8:05 pm

… Half life 2 episodes 1-3 are NOT in any way a 3rd installment of the HL serious. they are expansions of 2. thus, they share simillar motives and story line.


On May 17, 2008 at 3:05 pm

I know that Aaron Ficher….they simply cannot form Half-Life 3…. :roll:


On May 18, 2008 at 8:41 am

Aaron Ficher
Yes, they are expansions, THUS, they share the SAME motives and storyline


On May 18, 2008 at 10:11 am

yap….Best FPS ever ever this game should be in the Hall Of Fame (if it ain’t allready there)

half life 2 is best game eva!!!!!!!!!!

On May 18, 2008 at 1:32 pm

i reckon alyx will die in the 3rd episode near the end or earliest in the middle of the game then u have to complete it with barney (if hes found) and judith and a whole army of vortiguants i reckon there will be a funeral for eli and alyx if they r both dead at the end of the game then the camera will move around and let us take a look at gordon and the screen will fade and say “status: freeman ,assignment terminated, reason, no further comment hehee plz will someone agree with me? :)


On May 18, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Nah, Alix isn’t going to die, she and Gorden have to “do their duty” right? Lol, that made me laugh when Eli said that. I also have a prediction that Eli will somehow possess the Advisor that ate his brains. But seeing how Half Life typically focuses philosophically on the cruel reality of existence and scientific probibility, I doubt it’ll happen. But it would be cool.

I think in the end, Gordon and Alix will have to prevent “unforseen consequences” by destroying the combine without using whatever is on the Borealis and destroying the Borealis, but that’s just my thoughts. I just hope I get to kick some Advisor butt. I hate those things.


On May 19, 2008 at 10:37 am

Ditto on the Advisors, Eochaid! Braincrabs, zombies, combine soldiers, hunters and even the Nihilanth are, in the end, just adversaries that can be dispatched. The advisors, however, seem so hideously dangerous, like creatures from our nightmares. They are the Joseph Mengeles of the Half-Life saga—they neutralize our weapons, make us (seemingly) helpless, and then do horrible things to us. Uh-uh, I don’t like them even a little bit—wanna do ‘em some serious hurt.


On May 19, 2008 at 3:48 pm

It’s a great possibility or probability over 50% and that’s half that “Mister Gordon Freeman” will die at the end risking his life for the sake of man kind,but that’s only a probability,My guess is that something shocking will indeed surprise us, like the appearance of Corporal Adrian Shephard who is maybe frozen and still under statis on board(The Borealis)….It will be a drama like always in this last expansion belonging to The Half-LIfe Saga,it freezes my blood just when i think of it.And The Advisors are some weird enemies that we will have to finish off with the help of modern technology my friends :lol: .A BFG(Big ing Gun)will do the trick. :mrgreen: Just can’t wait for the appearance of the LAST Half-Life Saga Episode…. E P I S O D E I I I


On May 19, 2008 at 3:51 pm

What’s more thrilling and you should think of it just like EP3 is if it’s going to appear with an expansion just like EP2 did,will the expansion be Portal 2 ??….A new expansion through the eyes of Corporal Adrian Shephard or maybe Barney Calhoun….??


On May 23, 2008 at 12:36 pm

O.K. I replayed the end of Ep.2 again and just before Eli enters the hangar, he tells Gordon that the Borealis must be destroyed NO MATTER THE COST. Since that statement is surely not a “throw away” or incidental to the game, Gordon will be faced with a horrible dilemma at some point. I have doubts that Doctors Mossman or Kleiner can be elevated in stature to match the status of that dilemma and since Barney’s whereabouts are unknown to us, that only leaves Gordon himself and Alyx. Will Gordon have to choose between the destruction of the Borealis and himself or Alyx? Damn! I hope not! :cry: :cry: :cry:

Ho Ho Hi

On May 24, 2008 at 10:46 am

As said, it is not the end of the Half Life franchise, but the end of gordon freeman’s adventures.


On May 24, 2008 at 10:50 am

Yeah I think that since we’ve been with gordon for like 10 years now it’s time to let him r.i.p.


On May 24, 2008 at 11:04 am

How could you say that? :cry: :cry:


On May 24, 2008 at 1:23 pm

gordon freeman live forever!!!! :cool:


On May 24, 2008 at 2:58 pm

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:


On May 25, 2008 at 5:16 am

in the film alien they have the creatures called FACEHUGGERS, they basicly put eggs inside the victom, i think that would be pretty cool to see on hl3 :shock: WOW!


On May 26, 2008 at 9:37 am

:shock: oh my god thee half life 1 :shock: thee half oife 2 :shock: thee half life 2 episoed 1 :shock: thee half life episoed 2 :shock: portal :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: team fortress 2 :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: half ife 2 anounced :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :smile: :cool: :cool: :grin: :grin: :idea: :lol:
half life 3 anounced :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
ALYXS DADS DEAD :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

WE DONT KNOW WHEN THE NEXT VERSIONS ARE OUT :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

WE DONT YET KNOW IF THE GMAN IS GOOD OR EVIL :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


On May 26, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Oh no! Your playing the record backwards! Watch out, you might ruin your needle!

half life 2 is best game eva!!!!!!!!!!

On May 28, 2008 at 11:19 am

i think that each difficulty should change the missions and whats going on in the games, because that way its like 3 games in one and u wont know what to expect. also gordon should say something in the game. if u use the thirdperson cheat or the chase_active 1 cheat all you see is gordons arms, they may have made some gr8 half life games, but valve still have major problems that make the games in someway, unrealistic.


On May 28, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Gman – Gordon (G at the beginning) freeMAN. put those 2 together and you have gman. :wink:


On May 28, 2008 at 4:27 pm

episode takes u out if city 17 (I’m am playing it)


On May 29, 2008 at 8:02 am

Welcome to city 18. It’s dangerous here.


On June 1, 2008 at 6:00 am

hey has anyone else noticed in HL2 ep2 the Gman walking around during some parts of the game????

i saw him walkin along the broken highway towards the gate at the time when u come out of the mines with the vort and alyx, just b4 u get the car… i was like WTF was he following us or something!!!

ive never played a game like the HL series b4, no other game can make me feel like im actually in another real world


On June 2, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Me too Ikkana,i feel like i’m in another world and when i do play The Half-Life Saga i forget about the real world :roll: ..that’s so great….
I wonder Gordon “FREE”man stands for the eliberation of man kind and the eliberation of G-Man….it could be,because the story is rotating around the word “FREE” that means the story is rotating around Mister Gordon Freeman,after all everyone struggled to escape and be free..Corporal Adrian Shephard,Mister Gordon Freeman,Alyx Vance,Eli Vance,Barney Calhoun,Dr.Kleiner,Dr.Mossman,Dr.Magnuson,Judith Mossman and the cityzens,the vortigounts….and everyone else

Another important fact! did Father Gregori escape from Ravenholm,or from that huge explosion created by the core in the Citadel??….I do hope i get to see him at least one more time,with that shotgun of his..Annabelle was it?? :roll: :cry: :roll: :wink:


On June 2, 2008 at 5:54 pm

episode 2 was a little short but leaves u wanting episode 3. i hope to see more stalkers though, just cause they look neat. I cant wait until episode 3 comes out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:


On June 2, 2008 at 10:54 pm

i love the Half Life games as well but the only half life game i didnt like was the first half life because it had bad quality :cry: BUT I AM FRIGGIN’ EXCITED FOR EPISODE 3!! :lol:


On June 3, 2008 at 3:06 am

ive been replaying half life again lol, i still rekon its a good ole classic, how do u rekon they are gonna do the fights against those floaty..slug…physcic things,( forgot their name ) if they make u fight them at all that is, i mean how can u fight something that stops u dead!

i hope the incorperate the portal gun into ep 3 as the borialis is an Apeture Science ship after all lol fingers crossed! nothing would be better then fighting the combine with the portal gun!


On June 3, 2008 at 1:20 pm

I totally love Half-life 2.I just got the Orange Box for the Ps3 and
I would have to say that it’s one of the best games that I have played!
The story is just fantastic it’s just too bad that I didn’t have a
PC all these years, now I am considering getting a PC. Now if the
Episode 3 comes to the Ps3 I will be happy but if it doesn’t than I
just have to get a PC!
(big spoiler alert!! read with caution!!)
I was thinking that now that Eli is dead, Alyx is going to be really
pissed off at the combine and especially the Advisors but how are
we going to face them when we can’t lift a finger to inflict damage
to them I was really annoyed that I couldn’t use any of my weapons?

So far I played the game numerous times and it doesnt get old, I
would just like to play the next chapter in the series! Plus I going
to see about playing the Half life 1 because the Gman is such a puzzeling
character I am wondering if he is good or bad. Because I think when
whispers Prepare for unforeseen Circumstance to Alyx it was related to Eli
death? Any way Awesome Game a 10 across the board

LoneWolf XD

On June 3, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Ok guys first off to say how wonderful Half-life 2 and ep1 and ep2 were i haad great fun playing them now to buisness

Ep3 will take place on the borealis as was said because it hints this near the end of ep2 if you bother to listen it will not take place in the arctic or Greenland
or on earth it is in space on the Borealis k so next

Half-life 3 is not out yet it is in the making it will have nothing to do with Combine city 17 rebels or alyx and Eli it is completely new storyline ok
So ep 1 and ep2 are NOT half-life 3 just put into chunks i repeat they are not
Half-life 3 is being produced right now and is a totally new storyline this is from one of the Half-life 3 valve team so listen k and im not wrong this is genuine

LoneWolf XD

On June 3, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Now this is from A member of the valve team assigned to work on the half-life franchise now this is the only thing im saying Gordon Freeman is not going to die this is not the end of his adventures as he is the hero of the Half-life franchise
And as far as we know he will live through half-life 3 and further if possible its all up to us whether he dies or not but i assure you he won’t die


On June 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm

I just wanted to add a little conjecture about the Episode 3.
First I think that maby just maby On how Eli was going on about Judith
leaves me to think that she may be pregnant? thats a big possibility
I just remember when in episode two he was on the elevator from where
the Rocket was and he was looking really concerned about hearing about
the transmission that his daughter found! Another from other comments
I would hate to see Alyx die in the third one when they pulled her
from near death in the second! Which from a story telling perspective
would be unwise! Now killing Gordon Freeman would be absurb since the
the series started with him Killing his character would be unwise, now
introducing a new character to continue the series would be better.
But Killing Gordon Freeman is like taking Fox Mulder out the the Xfiles
which in the last two seasons the show took a hit in the ratings!
Now I would like to see Barney which he went absent on the second but
I think storywise the focus was on Alyx and her father getting back
Whiteforest and delivering the signature data. Anyway I would wait
to find out what happens I am sure that Valve will have something up there


On June 3, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Hey Valve I got some ideas for episode three! Once in a while I would bring out chapters of what might happen, I can’t wait to show them to you. To bad they are not done yet, not even half-way. See you in once in a while, lol! :lol:


On June 3, 2008 at 4:30 pm

I don’t know about you but the way the 2nd episode ending it really
blew my mind, the first time I played it, it totally got me off guard!
I just wonder how Alyx is going to hold up in the 3rd episode, I mean \
she had such a strong connection to her father! How is she going to
react and how is she going to keep here sense of humor now. It hard\
to imagine she can search for Judith with a clear mind. I mean you
can’t just expect her to jump on the chopper now its just not
conceivable? I am expecting some time delay on searching for the Borealis!
Or maby Alyx sitting it out for a couple of levels to get her head back
in the game in searching Judith or the Borealis? leaving it to Gordon
maby they can bring Barney to assist Gordon? I mean talk about a plot
twist from hell! I mean it was different with the hunter nearly taking here life. I hope when the 3rd episode comes they can bring Alyx back, she
has been the most endearing Companion in a game that I have come to
love, when I play it I remember when it was dark she would would sound
like a monster just to play a joke on you when I getting ready to open
fire on the Zombie, It was moments like that made me feel connected
to the characters. Oh Why did Eli have to Diema


On June 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm

i rekon like you said fresh that alyx should sit out for a couple of levels and barny take her place, but then she should come back and you have 2 fantastic companions!!!!!!!!
hey did you ppl notice lemar jumping into the rocket when u entered the first silo in ep2 and then when the rocket is launching one of them mentions the rocket is 9 pounds heaver or something lol i was like NO LEMARS GOING TO SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hehe :lol:


On June 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm

I thought there are 2 episodes, but when i finnished 2nd i was shocked about the result :lol: then i gone to google and found this :) If i have to say relly, :!: :!: :!: THIS IS THE BEST GAME I HAVE EVER SEEN :!: :!: :!: If it could be possible i would play it until i die :D I hope There will be HL3, HL4, HL5 and so and so with 10 episodes in each :mrgreen::!: :!: :!: Thanks Valve, you are the BEST!!! :!: :!: :!:


On June 4, 2008 at 6:50 pm

Like ikkana, I had previously noticed Kleiner catching hell from Magnuson because Lamar was messing around the satellite/nosecone, so the last time I played Ep.2 and while Magnuson was chiding everyone for their friendly banter, I went over to the rocket and peeked through the hatch and there, indeed, was Lamar crawling around inside. Sooo, unless Kleiner fished him out while Gordon was securing the rocket and the base, whoosh goes the defanged braincrab. I also realized, during this last playthrough, that there is one weapon that remains functional during an attack by the advisors—DOGG! So if the good Drs. Kleiner and Magnuson can figure out how to use this knowledge to our advantage… Of course, a small army of Doggs under Gordon’s control would be sweet, too :cool: :cool: :cool:


On June 6, 2008 at 1:09 pm

LoneWolf, you seem to be retarded for the valve’s team. . if valve hired you, the job they would most likely assign you to is to lick the from their cracks insted of toilet paper.

Go your second arse, sucker!


On June 6, 2008 at 1:13 pm

K? you permatel loser..K?… k you are one

I like to take the piss out of such stupidity


On June 7, 2008 at 10:54 am

umm.. when exactly they were goin to realease hl 2 ep 3 in 2008/2009 ? i mean… if in 2008 then winter yes ? and if 2009 then i suppose its spring ?


On June 8, 2008 at 3:51 pm

If they going to bring back Corporal Adrian Shephard they must bring back GEARBOX too…. :shock: :shock: .I hope they come back and make another great expansion to the series….


On June 10, 2008 at 6:21 am

hello, could some please make a list of episode one and ALL of its expansion packs as I’m planning on buying them but haven’t got a clue about them :???:


On June 10, 2008 at 6:25 am

I’m sure someone has proberly listed them above, but by the time I have read it all there won’t be enough fossil fuels left to power my computer.

Cameron Scott

On June 12, 2008 at 12:35 pm

You guys need to look harder. In response to the GMan’s not appearing, he actually did appear once. In the area where you get the car, I saw something blue moving across the bridge (don’t know for sure). Anyway, somewhere in the area I saw something small, blue, hard to see, and human-sized. This is looking from the sniper gun. I could tell it was GMan. I swear to god the blue thing had a breifcase. And you know how he would sometimes stop and stare at you? That’s what the blue thing on the bridge did (only breifly). If you can see details that small, VALVe really put detail in the game. Also- I FOUND THE GMAN! Someone should use GMod and make a comic or game where in different custom maps you find GMan like finding Waldo (minus people).


On June 14, 2008 at 4:59 am

Yea all the Halflife games kick ass and i am really excited about ep3.
(Warning BIG Spoiler)
But one thing i’d want is that when eli’s dead then Alex take a break or whatever and you get to switch companion to father gregory wich is my favorite person in hl games. :wink:

Metro Cop 357

On June 15, 2008 at 10:32 pm

Hey guys the episodes MIGHT be the end of the Half-Life story according to Valve this will wrap their “planned” story arc but not necessarily the end to the series. So Half-Life 3 or a Half-Life 2: Episode 4 or whatever could happen, man I hope there will be more :!: :smile: I got this info from this website, judge it for yourselves:


On June 17, 2008 at 3:39 am

Ermm.. does anyone know if Half-Life 2: ep4 is coming soon as well?


On June 21, 2008 at 2:35 am

half life 2 ep3 is not the end of adventures gordon fremen i have read :smile: :smile:


On June 22, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Recently I bought the orange box. I played a ton of Team Fortress 2, and Portal. Portal was extremely easy but addictive. Team Fortress 2 was a great online multiplayer game. But straight to HL2.

I bought Half Life a long time ago. I LOVED it so much, I bought all the expansion packs. Half Life 2 came out, I was so freaking happy! I played it so many times I can like recite what they say in it.

So I waited, I lost my steam account and never found out about Ep 1 and Ep 2 coming out… So when I finally got my steam account back I wanted to get the Orange Box so badly, the Half Life 2 campaign was so addictive.

Episode 1, sort of dissapointed in how short it was, but the plot backed it up. And that blue gravity gun you had at the begging of the game was so freaking sweet!

Episode 2, extremely great game! I just finished beating it, the ending was radther sad. I saw DOG run away and I knew something bad was going to happen, when those weird things had you in their grasp you couldn’t attack them back with your weapons. If I could Eli would not be in the same condition he is in now.

Episode 3 — most likely you are staying on Earth and going on the heli to the Borealis.

I think Episode 1,2, and 3 are all here just to continue the HL2 Campaign. Just like HL1′s Opposing Force and Blue Shift, they all were in HL1 world. HL3 I think is going to be in a completley different atmosphere, instead of fighting Combine you will probably have to fight new enemies. Just my input on this.

By the way, where did Barney go? :mrgreen:


On June 23, 2008 at 10:36 am

Yes, where is the sometimes exasperating and occasionally embarrasing but ultimately courageous Mr. Calhoun? As I played through ep. 2, I kept thinking that we might meet up with Barney at or on the way to White Forest but, I guess in this Half-Life world, his train made it through without the mishap that Gordon and Alyx suffered and he ended up in some other city to continue the resistance effort. I do hope we will be able to buy him “a cold one” somewhere down the line.


On June 23, 2008 at 3:11 pm

ok… iv’e seen some ppl that think that ep 1-2(and soon 3) is hl3, i read in Gamereactor (swedish game magazine) thats there is comming a ep3, and a new source engine uppdate, and in 2012 there is going to be a hl3, that is what i read anyways so be patient and pwn some nubs at TF2 :D


On June 23, 2008 at 3:18 pm

The one most immediate question: why couldn’t the combine advisors get a telekinetic grip on Eli? (not for lack of trying, judging by the streamers shooting out.)

Second most: Why didn’t they just put Dog on the Combine’s trail right in episode one, and thus finish them in one swift strike. :P


On June 23, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Dog isn’t that powerful. He has struggles with a lot of combine.


On June 23, 2008 at 8:46 pm

@Isher –

I kept thinking the same thing. Surely if they were to of killed Barney they would have told you in HL2 Ep2. But last time it showed him he said “See ya when I see ya.” And I guess, we’ll see him when we see him.


On June 23, 2008 at 8:47 pm

HL2 Ep1* (Typo mistake in post above, I meant to say HL2 Ep1 not Ep2.) :mrgreen:


On June 24, 2008 at 5:13 pm



On June 25, 2008 at 9:22 am

Half-Life EP 2 was totally great! :smile:
I never thought that Alex Father will die on it :sad:
EP 3 will be puplished on 2008-2009 (Information form Wiki)
And Steam MAYBY puplish EP 4 too :shock:


On June 25, 2008 at 11:04 am

While Dogg is certainly not invincible (remember the injuries he suffered during his battle with the Strider near White Forest) he is pretty damned good and as I have mentioned before, having a PACK of Doggs (get busy Magnuson and Kliener) looking after my derriere would be a fantastic experience—OH ADVISORS…”come out to playyyayyy!”


On June 25, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Yeah after seeing Eli die, I would do anything to see an Advisor die.

Qinetix The Striker

On June 26, 2008 at 2:04 am

maan somthing is strange if will be in space all of the xen will apear coz only nith was destroyed i think wath i will say will aprove and if you want coment send me a mail to ok here is wath i think will hapen : new monsters,beta hl 1 monsters will be back , xenians ( the xen aliens) will be back with more monsters, new weapons , i think the vorts will be able to make alien grunts like in hl 1 how we saw :> :razz: , but a strange thing NEW COMBINES :> and i want kill the advisors and combine :P

Qinetix The Striker

On June 26, 2008 at 2:06 am

:shock: oh ya i forgot that the battle will be on earth :lol:


On June 26, 2008 at 2:37 pm

lol how?

I agree with most stuff The Striker says except that there will be Alien Grunts. Those were always aggressive to humans even if the Vorts were friends with us.


On June 26, 2008 at 6:28 pm

We know one thing for sure, and thats that if episode 3 comes out in 2009 its going to be in Q4. They need to take their time with this, we dont even have any info on it but I’m willing to wait a year to get some videos and screenshots of it.

Also we know episode 3 will feature the borealis which is in a snow filled region. I for one would like so see some snow/ice based enemies. One thing I DO NOT want to see AT ALL is ichyosaurs. Those things scare the heck out of me. I barely had the nerves to get in the water in the first half life and face them.
It would be cool to see some old aliens return again though. Gargantuas are cool.

I dont think episode 3 will feature any space battles or anything like it, but I believe in it gordon will go into the combines homeworld just like the first half life.

We’ll see.


On June 27, 2008 at 8:05 am

Barney got whacked by the mafia thats what happened


On July 3, 2008 at 6:11 am

Freakin’ awesome :twisted: . HL2 is the most amazing piece of technology that I’ve ever played. I love it. Just finished EP2. Amazing. Although very short and :cry: . I must say the original Half Life 2 had far more longevity and the difficulty was more noticeable. I really love it and I’m replaying it. I have gathered all the Half life series, HL, HLS, HL2, HL2EP1, HL2EP2, TF2, Portal, etc. I don’t have the CSS only, but I’ll get it. All the SP are finished. :grin: Really great. Waiting forward to get a 9600GSO and replay them all at full specs.
Can’t wait for EP3. :mrgreen:
See ya.

Chaos Lord

On July 5, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Just finished Ep2! Joy! It’s an awesome game. I bet they’ll bring Eli back the same way they brought back Alyx.
Also, with the contiunity thing my theory, is Ep3 will be the final attack to rid Earth of the Combine and Half-Life 3 will be the human fighting back in the combines home world.
It makes sense, Half-Life 1 was the start of it all, bringing in the creatures from Xen and thus starting the Combines attacking the human home world. Half Life 2 is a separate story arc of the conflict on the human planet (this includes Ep1-Ep3) Half Life 3 is another story arc, from when earth has been successfully protected and the combine have been pushed back so the humans make one final assault on the combine to stop any future attacks. Of course, you play as Gordon in all of the games.
G-man? No idea. I don’t think he’s Gordon from the future anymore because the idea of Gordons character is that he displays no emotions thus you create your characters personality, so G-man being Gordon would ruin that concept and MAKE you become a weird guy in your future. An alternate Gordon from a parralell universe on the other hand…maybe…

gta god

On July 5, 2008 at 11:14 pm

The half life series is simply the best first person shooter games ever made no questions asked halo sucks balls big big balls. I don’t see the point in playing halo wow aliens shoot shoot shoot shoot the whole game it is just a piece of repetitive crap where you shoot a bunch of to take you to another place where you shoot more . The story line blows and did I mention it sucks balls. Half life was awesome but half life 2 was amazing especially because of the sweet ragdoll physics that seems to have been lost on galo or I mean halo. And the story line was sweet plus the gravity gun which allows you to pick up almost anything and throw it at things. I loved cutting zombies in half with saws then setting them on fire. anyway if you are a halo fanatic you’ll probably try to insult me by saying i’m a retard and try to use your limited vocabulary because your an 8 year old and halo was a whole new step in gaming. NO IT WASN”T maybe a whole new step in ness. It is just another first person shooter that should have only been one. Halo had horrible gameplay and was just completely boring because for one thing it is the SAME thing over and over again. On the other hand half life no matter how many they make it will always be sweet just like gta. I also have to say that gta is the best series ever. not because it is ing tight running people over or stealing a car. It is because it was the first game ever to introduce an open free world or sandbox where you could do anything you want to do without having to do missions. Other games try to copy gta
*Saints Row* cough cough. just like other games try to copy off half life *Halo* cough cough cause they choke on balls. honestly halo 1 wasn’t that bad it was alright but the second one was horrible and the 3 halo was the single best video game disaster ever made. And somehow it is game of the year!!!!!! WHAT THE ing clam licking sucking ing ass s made halo 3 game of the year! It was more like game of the award. The only people who play halo are s and kids or s that are kids so like fids. Luckily some actually cool games have come out this year such as gta 4 and mgs 4 both really really amazing games just like half life. OMG lets just hope they don’t make a HALO 4 I will ing put sulfuric acid down the ing developers eyes and their throats kill their children rape and ravage their women and down their open necks!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m not kidding. Their are a lot of ing tight ass games of the 21 century but their is one I HATE and that is that of galo. Anyway to sum up everthing I said basically HALO SUCKS BALLS. Jesus Christ I’m stil typing
halo sucks balls

HL2 is awesome

On July 8, 2008 at 10:08 am

The Half-Life series is one of the games that will be remembered and no one will ever stop playing. No doubt their will be more than episode 3. valve said it will be the end of the trilogy, not the series.

HL2 is awesome

On July 8, 2008 at 10:11 am

If Portal is in the half-life universe and aperture science is mentioned in ep 2, will Chell be in episode 3?


On July 8, 2008 at 3:08 pm

at wat time does portal take place in the hl2 universe?

hl fan

On July 9, 2008 at 8:08 am

chell probly survived in hl blue shift if you open barneys locker i think thats a picture of chell before they depared


On July 10, 2008 at 8:06 am

wery wery god game i like half life :smile:


On July 10, 2008 at 8:30 am

Psst! Hey! gta god!

There’s a button.
On your keyboard.
Next to the m key.
See it? It’s called a *comma*.
Try it next time, hey? You might even enjoy the experience.


On July 11, 2008 at 6:33 am

I can’t believe that someone would come on this article for the sole purpose of saying how much better Half Life and GTA is to everything else ever made in that genre… Waste of time.
Sad theres going to be nothing about HL2:Ep3 during E3.

Half-Life f#@%ing rocks!!

On July 11, 2008 at 10:07 am

dandikus, we are not saying the half-life and gta are better, but are two of the best games on our mind.

grrr cant wait for EP.3

On July 12, 2008 at 10:39 am

jeeeez gta god u DO hate halo, i agree with u about the killing then moving sum where else and killing more , and dont worry i dont play halo, i play half-life :)


On July 12, 2008 at 11:51 am

I don’t think I made it clear how much halo really sucks balls, halo sucks big balls. And since HOMOSEXUAL SENSATION previously commented
about me not putting in enough commas, then I’ll just have to put in more commas,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, does this make you happy you twincest pig ing stupid sucking son of a . And yes SENSATION the experience was quite satisfying just like you satisfy your sexual needs on men by sucking their s just like the halo developers suck everyone else’s s. :eek: I am sorry, I don’t know why I get so ing angry every time someone says halo. But maybe it’s the fact that halo sucks fat nuts. O and pst pst pst HOMOSEXUAL SENSATION their is a thing that is under womens panties called vaginas yes vaginas why don’t you try ing them instead of trying to seduce men and their s. Try it next time, hey? You might even enjoy the experience.

HALO….. is tight

P.S. I mean sucks balls


On July 12, 2008 at 11:58 am

I also have a question who is CHELL???????????????????? I have played all the half lifes except for ep.2 and ep.3 o and HALF LIFE 3 which they will make no doubt.


On July 12, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Alyx has a tight


On July 15, 2008 at 9:56 am

GTA GOD, Chell is our character in “Portal”.


On July 19, 2008 at 3:01 am

the orange box was well worth the wait i think. portal was humorous and pretty fun as well, enjoyed playing it. as for hl2 ep2: WOW
Ending was incredible but kinda predictable, too quiet near the end. But it was well worth the wait and glad s spent 40$ on it :lol:


On July 21, 2008 at 2:13 am

Me 3,i bought The Orange Box a month ago and every single game in it owns the living out of any FPS game and puzzle game(unless ur a tetris fan LOL!),i really wanted the orange box bc of TF2,i started playing it and all and its pretty amazing but 3 days later i wanted to see how HL2 was bc i’d seen HL1 since like 2000 and then HL2 in 2004 and i didn’t even paid attention to the game,and then a friend recently talked about it and i was like “wow it’s a singleplayer? it must suck big time”but after i got out of that train in City 17…dude… :shock: i punched myself for saying that it sucked and i became a fan xD :mrgreen: i finished HL2 in a week and got to EP1,short but awesome i finished it in a day =P and then started EP2 and i just finished it and dude..i barelly cry about anything and at the ending of EP2 i had a tear on my face and now im begging VALVe to release EP3,but i perfer to w8 1 more year or so for EP3 rather than being released fast and be a piece of ,u know what they say u can’t rush quality xD,anyways im getting HL1 with expansions tomorrow so i can understand the storyline from the beggining b4 EP3 is released,and i might play HL2 and EPs another 20 times or more who knows. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

BTW GTA GOD,i agree with u about Halo being the biggest steaming pile of horse ever!!!(just like Vista LOL!!!)It’s just the same all over again,and then ppl r like”DUDE I JUST BEAT HALO ON LEGENDARY!”I mean CMON it’s just shooting someone’s ass all over again,u don’t even need to use stratergy on that game,even a retarded 8 year old can pass the game in legendary.Microsoft developers these days….they add the words EPIC on most of they’re programs and they’ve been doing so since 2006. :!: :!: :!: :mad: :mad: :!: :!:


On July 23, 2008 at 2:23 pm

i love half-life 1 and 2.I hope we got to the aliem world again(xen)because it was fun in half life 1.


On July 23, 2008 at 2:23 pm

alien sorry :arrow:


On July 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm

were is Brett? he seemed to know his valve stuff.


On July 23, 2008 at 3:35 pm

omg portal expansion comes out this fall!!!!!!!!!! :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :eek: :mrgreen:


On July 24, 2008 at 10:35 am

:lol: Hey people, whether Half life 3 or Half life 2 episode 3, we all know it is one of the greatest game ever. So, why worry for nothing? Does anyone know when it will be released?

omg no

On July 25, 2008 at 12:36 pm

omg no u are wrong. that thing is called cremenator head. it was a deleted npc from half life 2 beta. so it is kind of like an easter egg :grin: . also it has nothing to do with portal. :evil:


On July 25, 2008 at 3:04 pm

who are u talking to


On July 25, 2008 at 3:39 pm

wholey i just viewed half life in a half an hour
it took me like a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


On July 26, 2008 at 3:27 am

DAMN! LOL,I finished HL2,EP1 and EP2 in like 2 weeks bc the 1st week i wasnt playing too much,but the 2nd one i beat th living crap out of every single combine xD.


On July 26, 2008 at 3:30 am

just realised u were talking about HL1 =P,yeah it took me 5 months since i was only a kid.


On July 26, 2008 at 1:08 pm

ya it really makes me laugh :lol: :lol:


On July 27, 2008 at 7:07 am

I have the orange box and have completed HL2, EP1 and EP2 and can’t wait for EP3, even it does take another 6 months etc.
I’m not sure if anyone’s posted this link before, but its in reference to playing HL2 “modded” with the portal gun.


On July 29, 2008 at 11:44 am

episode 3 will most deff be amazing just like all the half life games and valve games :) ^^


On August 1, 2008 at 9:57 am

definition of half life-matter or medal that is fused in the start of half life one when you take a crystal and fuse it with something- big explosion :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:


On August 1, 2008 at 9:19 pm

this page is still entertaining to read.. its the 4th Google result by the way :wink: ….


On August 3, 2008 at 9:11 am

i heard aperture labs wuz abandoned cuz of the goins on durin HL2. combine invaded so employees fled or were killed by combine, not glados. thats why glados says “when i look up there it makes me glad im not you” she’s talking bout the 7 hour war.
i think :wink:


On August 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm

ok now LISTEN! read my passage about what the word half life means.crystal or medal that is fused together to make a explosion. G-man put a wrong crystal and
when it fused with that beem the war started.

wow it took me like years to figure how it came down and what half life ment :cool:


On August 4, 2008 at 8:31 am

:smile: as long as the game will be good I will wait :wink:
But at the moment I want portal 2 to come out earlier :!:


On August 4, 2008 at 8:38 am

its this fall right :?:


On August 4, 2008 at 2:11 pm

but for run half life3 you need very very powerfull computer not quad core you need something like 8 CPUS need for run half life3 and video card like nvidia GTX 280 or better for get 26 fps or 24 fps


On August 5, 2008 at 2:52 am

1st Google result now im afraid. Ok abit late I know but I baught ep1&2 today and completed them. Well abit on the short side but the game totally makes up for lack of levels, nice puzzles harder enemy’s, when is ep3 due?


On August 5, 2008 at 10:12 am

sometime in 2009, i think…

gta god

On August 5, 2008 at 11:23 pm

HALO is about as epic as brokeback mountain……’s just like HALO. They call it brokeback mountain cause the guy gets his back broken from bending over so much. They call it Halo because the guy gets a rusty trumpet halo around his mouth from eating .

gta god

On August 5, 2008 at 11:55 pm

HOW the do headcrabs reproduce. I mean they live on peoples heads and control their hosts but how do they reproduce. I guess they can head hump each other. But the biggest question is how does HALO find a way to reproduce. How does it find a way to carry on its worthless meaningless existence forming a cess pool of monstrous proportions. My only reasoning it is the Anti Christ. Formed to make people draw there attention away from other video games with the sole purpose of making other video game companies go out of business. No body talks about the classic games anymore it’s only halo that halo this im a got. They have already brainwashed 90 percent of America corrupting childrens lives by giving them a ty game and making it cool. Halo is satan itself. So I say don’t let you or your children or your children’s children play this halo game. Or in the future your children will be at risk of being…………………………………………………………..homosexual. There is only one known cure for a child turning because he played halo. Large injections of Grand Theft Auto will turn your child straight again. I am not making this up people it is written somewhere in the bible stating he who plays halo with become a got. Think if everyone played halo we’d ALL be and being means no reproducing and no reproducing means total human extinction. And that is what this ANTI CHRIST or better known halo wants. Be forewarned “we must take a new path or sweet jesus we will certainly fall.” Quoted from gta god august 5th 2:02AM The beginning of the end.


On August 6, 2008 at 9:49 am

lol!!!!! ok, the real release date for HL2 E3 is 12/31/08, thats what google says…


On August 6, 2008 at 6:12 pm

are you sure!


On August 7, 2008 at 9:52 am

damnit i have been wondering….

Who is this Gordan Freeman everyone is talking about. Am I in a paralell universe or is there a complete series of the game ive missed????

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


On August 7, 2008 at 7:06 pm

half life does not mean a crystal or metal fused to make an explosion half life is the measure of the rate of decay of a radioactive element. It is the time it takes for a radioactive element to reduce to one half its original number. Valve used that name in HALF LIFE because it sounds cool and their is a lot of radioactive in HALF LIFE. Also if you notice all of those upside down y symbols in HALF LIFE (look at gordons suit at the top of the page) The upside down y’s are the half life symbol used in mathematical equations.


On August 7, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Also has anyone wondered why they call GMAN the GMAN wtf. I think he is an extraterrestrial being that can move freely through time or space using gordon to clean up the world. I don’t think we will know his true intentions until we play half life 3. That is if they stop at half life 3. O yay I almost forgot………………………………………………………………………..Halo sucks balls


On August 7, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Leukarlung if u haven’t picked up on who Gordon is. Why don’t you try to see who the people are looking at when they say “my god Gordon Freeman it really is you isn’t it”. Or is the game too complex and hard to understand because it actually has dialog and a storyline unlike games like HALO you got mother ing you made me bring Halo up again I WILL ING BREAK YOU YOU PIECE OF UNCOMPREHENDING LOVING . I bet you know who masterchief is you got. Go shoot some little aliens that giggle like children you little and reach LEGENDARY. Yay LENGENDARY GOT. If anyone hasn’t read my message about halo then you should scroll up and look about the end of the world resulting in the ness of Halo. My ing god jesus do you still not know who Gordon Freeman is. He is YOU you play as Gordon Freeman in the game.


On August 7, 2008 at 9:39 pm

LMFAO!!GTA GOD u just made my day with this Halo sucks ballz thing(i agree with you tho,Halo DOES suck big hairy sweaty ballz)Anyway….i don’t think HL2 EP3 will be released in 12/31/08? the date is too close and no announcements had been made yet,sorry to disappoint you guys but i think it’s not coming out until 2009. :sad: Oh and GTA GOD i saw a game of the year award on G4 earlier and Halo 3 won the award…THERE MUST BE LIKE 4 MILLION GOTS IN AMERICA!!SATAN(HALO)WON :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


On August 8, 2008 at 9:10 am

i agree halo is horrible if you look i was the first one to say that.
and gta god you are wrong half life does mean what i said it means.And that upside down y means lambada in half life 1. dumb ass. but thanks for that half life statement.


On August 8, 2008 at 9:11 am

sorry halo statement :evil: :twisted: :oops:


On August 8, 2008 at 4:31 pm

GTA GOD you are right about Halo.The first Halo was ok but Halo2 and Halo3.You do the same thing over and over and over again.Lets not talk about how un-optimized Halo2 is for PC.

Halo Half-life

1.Story 1.Story

BAD Great

2.Gameplay 2.Gameplay

You do one thing Great gameplay.Rich number of enviroments.
over and over.


On August 9, 2008 at 9:07 am

I’m hesitant to get in this fray. What the heck! Here is my take:
1. Lambada is a dance form :wink: ,
2. Lambda is the symbol for the half-life of a given radioactive substance as GTA GOD has pointed out,
3. Half-life of a radioactive substance is the time that transpires while that substance loses one-half of its mass through the emission of neutrons, alpha and beta particles, etc.,
4. Critical Mass describes the amount of fissible material such as plutonium or uranium-235 required to sustain a chain reaction—BOOOOOM—and I think this is what kaysjays may have in mind,
5. I’ve never played Halo, but with all the fuss and fuming I’ve observed herein, I feel compelled to visit my local Game Stop, acquire a copy, play the bloody thing, and find out if I then find Gordon or Barney more attractive than Alyx :!: :!: .
6. And finally—having followed these conversations for many months now, I find that some devotees have played HL 2 along with episodes 1 and/or 2, some have played HL 1, Opposing Force, Blue Shift and right on through HL2, ep.2, but few have played “Redemption” and have then missed out on a chapter in the saga of Gordon Freeman and the G-Man. So, instead of chewing off one of our appendages in frustration as we wait for HL2,ep.3, I suggest a search for this relatively unknown Half-Life game.


On August 10, 2008 at 4:14 am

I think that Ep2 took place in Sweden, cause if you look on the gas-station before the combineattack on that hotel it says: Volym,Summa,Kronor and stuff like that. It’s Swedish.


On August 10, 2008 at 2:24 pm

This is wrong..
Back after Half-Life 2 was released Valve Corporation were in a dillemma. Should they keep working for another 7 years to create Half-Life 3, or should they make a trilogy that continues the Half-Life 2 story.
They decided NOT to make Half-Life 3 and instead create the trilogy.


“if we were going to continue our trend with Half-Life 3 we would basically ship after we had all retired.” – Gabe

Fake pictures on google

I would have a hard time believing that Valve is stopping the Half-Life serie, but if Half-Life 3 is made without all the original coders (HL1 and 2) then a Half-Life 3 would be a giant disapointment!


On August 10, 2008 at 10:59 pm

now i thought they called him g-man because he looked like a government-man….


On August 11, 2008 at 1:22 am

i think that half-life 2 was easy and not so required to play through, and it had a VERY VERY VERY strong and exciting, scary ending, it will be nice to know what happend to eli and what we will do in the next episode : :shock: :grin:


On August 11, 2008 at 8:22 am

i just like g mans blue buisness suit its :cool:

gta god

On August 11, 2008 at 7:23 pm

I bet gman has a huge pennis


On August 12, 2008 at 7:58 am

Halo sucks ballz. online its just a bunch of retarded teen’s laughing at everything, even the most unimpressive of stuff.

Half Life For the win, you cant change my mind and never will halo lovers!

p.s the halo franchise can die in lava.


On August 12, 2008 at 8:33 am

half life rules but im worryed how portal is going to link into its world,

for any one that hasnt noticd or played half life 2, you really should have


On August 12, 2008 at 6:09 pm

i cant w8 for the release but i have to say im not so happy with the ending but it makes me wanna play ep 3 the ending is 1 of the best parts in the episode
i love all the half life series and i hope it will never end :mrgreen:


On August 13, 2008 at 11:02 am

perhapse thats why valve are taking so long with ep3. they cant figure out on how to inter twine the storylines with portal.

or just putting much needed time to give you max thrill and excitement, cos after all this is the final episode in the half life 2 storyline.


On August 14, 2008 at 2:19 pm

I just beat Half Life 2, as well as Episodes One and Two for the second time yesterday (The Orange Box is great, by the way). Geez, why is Episode 3 taking so long? Episode 2 has been out for over a year!


On August 14, 2008 at 6:01 pm

I think it’s because they’re gonna make it longer than HL2 and since it’s the final episode of the series Valve has to make sure it’s epic,(BTW The Orange Box is pure ownage xD,if u play other steam games like TF2,HL2:DM,Gmod and or CS:S add me,steam id “snipeurhead” xD im not a noob btw i play ok)


On August 15, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Uh…Dave…Episode 2 came out on October 10th.


On August 15, 2008 at 5:25 pm

its half life. they always keep you in suspense


On August 17, 2008 at 5:43 am

Ok, I think the G-man is like some kind of inter-universal biussnessman, people make deals with him. Eli made a deal with him to save Alyx, Supported by the reference”When he dragged her out of Black Mesa, I knew it was for his own damn uses”…. G-man is interested in Gordon becuase someone “bought” Gordon’s help to defeat the combine.


On August 17, 2008 at 5:44 am

G-man will take Gordon to a differnet assignment at the combine defeat. Breen knew about Gordons contract


On August 17, 2008 at 11:55 am

Jack, I think you have a good hold on who the G-man is—a business man. In addition to what you have observed, the G-man in “Redemption” has clearly contracted with someone else for Gordon’s services in recapturing the “moths” (telnorps?) that Gordon released in Half-Life 1 and the G-man becomes almost violently agitated with that “someone else” when he feels the other party is trying to tell him how to do his business. We are never able to physically interact with the G-man (touch him, shoot him, smack him with a crowbar) as though he is a projection. For all we know, he may only be virtual and not actual.

half life 2 is best game eva!!!!!!!!!!

On August 18, 2008 at 3:52 pm

gta god i bet u want to destroy bungie because of their hairy ball suckin game and sorry if it brings up that “ game” again but cos loads of ppl play it cos they say its good which its obviously an embarrassment to the gaming world, if i find their adress ill let u know hehe, probs in america no doubt


On August 18, 2008 at 5:32 pm

It’s just as bad as MGS 4! Actually, MGS 4 is worse.


On August 19, 2008 at 2:51 pm

What I said about I have ideas for Ep3. It will be on


On August 19, 2008 at 7:42 pm

i just want to see new aleins in the artic
and yes it is north so either Greenland or some arctic island jeese last week of summer and i cant spell artic or arctic :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:


On August 20, 2008 at 1:25 am

long live the Freeman!!!!!


On August 20, 2008 at 3:24 pm

true dat


On August 23, 2008 at 5:01 am

i cant waite till episode 3 comes out alyxs dad is died and i bet alyx wants her revenge and i bet i the last mission u kill that big fat thing


On August 23, 2008 at 5:09 am

i love all the half lifes half 1 opposing forces blue shift half life 2 hl2:lost cost hl2 episode 1 hl2 epidsode 2 :grin:


On August 23, 2008 at 7:28 pm

OK im just gonna say this because ive seen too many people talking about “Half Life 3″ which according to valve thus far does not exist

Half Life Episode 1, 2, and 3 ARE Half Life 3, just split into episodes so you dont have to wait 6 years to find out what happened after the gman talks to you at the end of HL2

Valve has even said better name would have been
Half Life 3: Episode 1, 2, and 3″

Also IMO, there will be no portal gun in episode 3, perhaps something to do with portals but not the gun itself


On August 24, 2008 at 11:40 am

a lot of us already know about that


On August 24, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Can someone plese tell me who the hell Gman is?


On August 24, 2008 at 1:12 pm

All he does is spy on you

bens life 2

On August 24, 2008 at 3:00 pm

vital testing apparatus destroyed


On August 24, 2008 at 5:47 pm



On August 24, 2008 at 8:33 pm

I can’t wait to see how they tie in Aperture Science tech with Half-life!!! Won’t say more than that, BUAHAHAHAHAH! :razz:


On August 26, 2008 at 5:54 am

i hope Shepard is gonna be in Episode 3


On August 29, 2008 at 8:03 am

It has been way too long since we have had any contact with Adrian S. Can you just imagine having Gordon, Alyx, Adrian and Barney all in the same game? WHAT A POSSE :!: :cool: Oops, mustn’t forget Dogg, too. The Combine would be toast!


On August 30, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Alxy Vance and Judith die near the end of EP: 3 and White Forest is detroyed everyone inside is killed as for Gordon he runs across the Portal Gun and the Borealis…all I’m saying for now…


On August 31, 2008 at 3:49 am

i hope that if the hl storyline ends to the ep3,it will be more longer than the hl2 episode 1 and 2.Because it was a little bit boring that the episode 1 and 2 ended so quickly.SO if they will end it to the ep3 ,it will be ended in style and it would be nice that it were as long as hl2. i mean no rush making it but it would be nice :roll: (sorry sbout my bad english)

bens life 2

On August 31, 2008 at 9:10 am

where is gta god?!?!?!?!


On September 1, 2008 at 9:49 am

this i about half life not gta god


On September 3, 2008 at 7:54 am

Screw episode 3! :evil:

the half life 2 engine’s dated already. it should just go to half life 3, with a new overhauled graphics engine using euphoria and water physics. these additions would suit the gameplay, bring the franchise back on top and emphisise the scientific intelligence that made half-life so domminant from all the other ty fps’s

also a return to xen could make things interesting. instead of floating in space, they should create a whole world full of crazy . like swamps and caves and things.

bring in the portal gun too! and those little shockwave creatures from half-life 1. where the were they in number 2? :?: :shock: they would have totally suited the physics gameplay. the could be the gorginites pets or something.

if none of these these things are included in the next installment, its not half-life :roll:


On September 3, 2008 at 3:40 pm

zen; like what you said but half life episode 1,2,and 3 are half life 3! now Half life 1 took about 12 years to make. half life 2 took 6 years to make. And they prodicted half life three would take long

Gordon Freeman

On September 3, 2008 at 9:31 pm

OK think about this if u have played half life right from the beginnings as i have …so where is my 2 cents worth
the g-man who is he ?….well i think he is the leader of the combine the circumstances surrounding him are to many for me to ignore so this is my thoughts

you first see G-man in hl1 in the office on the way down to the reactor and then again throughout the game watching you, with nothing attacking him ,,,OK so u pass it off as a fun side to the game… in hl2 he is here again this time he owns u and sends u off to fill a contract he has for you…OK but he is watching u again, everywhere u go u can find him….ie cameras in the prison …boat yard is just a couple , how mad do he get when the vortigons take u from him , ok … i think he purposely sets up the reactor to fail in hl1 to see who had the skills he needed.. he found you…then before it was too late saved u … hl2 guided you through the combines let you think you had won…every war has its victims.. always following you hoping you would get close to eli (mutual friend eli calls him) G-man also gave Alex a message for her father (prepare for unforeseen consequences) <– remember what happened last time u heard that in hl1?…now to the main part the BORIALIS supposed to be the ship which holds the portal weapon which was “if the combine got hold of the portal weapon” before the end of hl2 eli said he was going to tell u everything about “our mutual friend” so in the end i think that the G-man just wanted to find a person with the right skills to get him to the borialis and take the portal weapon….in ep3 after killing the advisers i think he will be next….
that’s what i think anyways


On September 6, 2008 at 2:47 am

yeah sure gordon u just keep tinkin dat :mad: :mad: :mad:


On September 6, 2008 at 12:45 pm

What if G-man, and Eli worked on the Borialis together? Now they are using Gordons skills, and knowlege, since hes like the only other person that knows whats going on and what happen @ Black Mesa, to protect the ship. Thats why G-man seems to be everywhere, hes using Borialis technology!!! :?:


On September 7, 2008 at 9:37 am

In HL2 you see the vort watching GMAN on the TV i thought maybe the vorts are up to something


On September 7, 2008 at 9:38 am

What happened to barney in EP2? i don’t think i saw him


On September 7, 2008 at 9:42 am

kaysjays says:
August 23rd, 2008 at 8:24 am

cool its nice to meet a guy whose played the first half life
like me

Ive played and completed everyone half life game thats out.


On September 7, 2008 at 9:44 am

It would be cool if the vortigaunts turned on gordon freeman and everyone else.

Just wanted to say this: Ive not seen a vortigaunt die since hl1 :\
And also i want ninilanth to come back with better graphics. Well i hope Ninilanth is in black mesa source. And i want Xen creatures back!


On September 7, 2008 at 9:56 am

Soz about all these rubish posts of mine. At the start of EP3 i think that GMAN will talk to you at the start and say boring stuff like always. And if gordon and alyx take that helicopter i think the combines will shoot it down and you will land in some unknown place. And then your mission will be to reach that Ship. I know the name of ship. i just can’t spell it. Also, I wonder what Dr kliner will do when he finds out Eli is dead (Thank god for that) ALSO again what happened to lamarr? I know that it went up in the rocket but is it dead?
I’m sure the combines will fight back. What about portal in EP3? At the end of portal you see some forest. Is it white forest? Who will play a big part in EP3? Who else escaped City 17? Is barney dead i didn’t see him in EP2. Who is leading the combines now? Gman? Will gordon finally talk in EP3? who knows. Thats why we wait for it to come out.


On September 7, 2008 at 7:39 pm

guyz when is it gonna be released ? i cant wait..

XEN Vortiguant 847

On September 8, 2008 at 6:10 am

The game is good…but what I can’t understand is: How did the game get Freeman to fight the Combine…if he was fighting aliens from the border world? And who is the Combine? Where does it come from? And latst, but not least: Why is Valve still working at the “black mesa project”? :neutral:


On September 10, 2008 at 4:10 am

Hi guys,i’m back excuse me for not being here all this time but i had rather unfinished business to attend to..[Private] how do you know that Alyx Vance and Judith Mossman will die at the near end of Episode 3,how do you know that Mister Freeman will ran across the same type of portal gun that Chell had,how do you know that White Forest will be wiped out and everyone in it killed,These are indeed the next set of “Questions” for the next expansion pack “Episode 3″.
If you ask me you will not be able to use the portal gun in Episode 3,but you will hear the rebbels talking about a women who has a rather interesting weapon,You will be able to use the portal gun in “PORTAL 2″ Valve said this time we will get some real action,that means we will be able to fight the combine through the eyes of Chell,which landed in the Aperture Science Front base with the remains of GLaDOS (Genetic Life and Disk Operating Sistem),That’s what i think,we will have to wait a bit longer because now they need to work on Portal 2 like Episode 3….Alyx Vance will not die,at least not now,Judith Mossman will sacrifice herself for some important “data”,(that’s what i think),We will get to mess up and fight against a Combine Advisor(s)….It’s also a small chance we will get to hear something about Adrian Shephard who is “DETAINED” by the G-Man,he will not appear now in Episode 3,or Portal 2 (it’s a chance maybe that in “Portal 2″ we will hear some information about Adrian Shephard)….Have patience as for the release date for Hl2 E3 i’ve seen on IGN that E3 has TBA 2009….(Hell Yeah!! Hell Yeah!! It’s good to be back)

bens life 2

On September 10, 2008 at 1:29 pm

i dont get one thing about gordon freeman, because you know what he looks like but if you type in thirdperson on the console, you just see a pair of arms and on the teaser videos valve deliberately put the camera angle where you cant see him, and near the start of episode 1 you watch an old recording from near the end of half-life 2 where breen is talking about his survival and then it is interupted by an advisor (i think) just as your about to see gordon chasing breen. A bit confusing if you ask me?


On September 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Gordon Freeman is the so called “masterpiece” of Valve….They must try and keep the details about him and give us those details in time..This here is a story The Half-Life Saga….I’m running out of patience,can’t wait for E3 + Portal 2 (i hope they make a Portal 2) in this expansion pack….

bens life 2

On September 11, 2008 at 11:49 am

what will they do when half life 2 episode 3 does come out? will they have to make a new orange box? oh yeah and i know this has nothing to do with half life 2 episode 3 but i have an acer 5315 laptop and ever since i got it the touchpad wont work, anyone know what to do?


On September 11, 2008 at 1:23 pm

They would obviously make “Episode 4″ maybe or we will have to wait untill they make Half-Life 3 ….But if you put it logically all in one piece they will make another “thingy” about the Half-Life Story not necessary Episode 3 ….They could make another expansion introducing other characters like Barney Calhoun,Adrian Shephard something like that like the previous expansions (Half-Life Opposing Force,Half-Life Blue Shift) but this time for Half-Life 2


On September 11, 2008 at 1:26 pm

And also don’t forget “After all the right man in the wrong place,Makes all the difference in the world” (G-Man)….


On September 13, 2008 at 1:03 am

XEN Vortiguant 847 When Freeman caused the Black Mesa Incedent in HL1 and started teleporting the Xen creature in the Combine say what was happening. After you killed the Nilanth the Combine moved in and took over Earth, establishing Citadels all over the world and enslaving the human race. Random thought… what happened to the kids in Hl2? Are all humans steril?


On September 13, 2008 at 3:09 am

the whole series is great from 1..opising force…blue shift..2..ep1..ep2
the game is another world you can live in and it have the eal feeling of
it i play alot of games but this is the best ever :smile: i love half life
and i wait the ep3 on a fire soory for the lungwish


On September 13, 2008 at 1:54 pm

:mrgreen: :neutral: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :???: :cool: :evil: :grin: :idea: :oops: :razz: :roll: :wink: :cry: :eek: :lol: :mad: :sad: :!: :?:


On September 13, 2008 at 9:46 pm

i wonder if they will have Gordon speak and feature those little clips beetween scenes.example *kills combine soldier* then the video starts of a dropship above them and it flys down* “gordon”oh godamnit!”alyx”*gasp* :idea:


On September 14, 2008 at 5:10 am

Well Andrew i don’t think so….Gordon will not speak in HL2 E3 but maybe he will in Half-Life 3 or Portal 2 a radio record heard by Chell ….you can’t never know


On September 14, 2008 at 5:12 am

though i seriously don’t believe ” the part with the radio record heard by Chell “….


On September 14, 2008 at 2:31 pm

:?: Will epasoad 3 be baced in portal like in things i have seen in youtube????? :!: :?: :!: :?:


On September 14, 2008 at 2:31 pm

:?: Will epasoad 3 be baced in portal like in things i have seen in youtube????? :!: :?: :!: :?:


On September 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm

it’s a high possibility that E3 will have a big thing to do with the “PORTAL” weapon and with “PORTAL 2″ i am sure of that….


On September 16, 2008 at 10:43 am

Does anyone know what happened to Barney after ep1? ive not seen him since then.

bens life 2

On September 17, 2008 at 8:26 am

maybe barney found judith and are both heading for the borealis???


On September 18, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Where is the EP3 trailer?
Also how do you know it would be 3 months for the next episode?


On September 18, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Sorry I mean 6 months ;)

hl fan

On September 28, 2008 at 6:43 am

i wonder whatt happened to lammar did he turn into some giant head crab because of the reactions of the portal storm


On September 29, 2008 at 11:54 am

hl fan, A strong likelihood is that Lamar accompanied the rocket into space :shock: Just before Magnusson sent Gordon down to close the blast doors, I had Gordon climb the stairs to the nosecone and look inside. There, indeed, was Lamar mucking about inside. So unless Dr. Kleiner fished him out before launch, Lamar went bye-bye. I suspect that Barney is still “being Barney” somewhere and that we will “see him when we see him”. Adrian is another thing. You and I and a lot of other players would like to have him back in another episode—preferably fighting side by side with Gordon and Alyx and Barney and Dogg. Well, we will see in a few months…


On October 1, 2008 at 12:32 pm

one thing Gordan didnt starrt the black masa incident
another thing is that im sorry i hav’nt been here in a while
3-I would like another opposing force but i dont see how thats possible
4-Half Life is do to come out next FEBUARY so like in 5 months
5th and last thing-check out left 4 dead it includes 4 survivers millions of zombies[very scary] and the best thing is its made by GABE NEWEL and the creaters of half life-which is valve.

p.s did you now that this page was made to find out when half-life 2 episode 2 came out


On October 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

definition of half life—– the time required for half of the atoms of a radioactive substance to become disintigrated in one small explosian

unless you have a lot of radioactivity it will be a huge EXPLOSION

if you played half life 1 you realise how amazing!!! half life creaters are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:


On October 1, 2008 at 6:01 pm

I ordered ep 2 awhile ago and recieved it and beat it in 2 days (non stop). Al lthe half life series are really great, starting from HL1 which i played back in 2000, then i got the spin-offs, which were also relatively great. the episodes where amazing, kepps you hanging for more at the end too. the second episode almost made me cry :( but ill have my revenge in ep 3!! :P Good Job to Valve!


On October 2, 2008 at 2:42 pm

I think half-life 2 is the best game i have ever played the story line is the best i played i dont wont the story to never end at all. The half-life 2 game must not stop.


On October 7, 2008 at 10:05 am

Valve can take as long as they please… and they will, because in the end we get a finished, flawless, polished, bug-less product that each and every time rises well above all the rest of the competition.
Be greatful they’re still making Half-life games based on how successful and lucrative the franchise has been…
So rest easy and buy yourself Half-Life 1 and start the story over again so you can get what Dr. Magnason is talking about when he says he’ll forgive you for the microwave casserole.


On October 8, 2008 at 3:44 am

oh yeah new news listen hl 2 ep 3 make his apearing in 30.01.2009


On October 8, 2008 at 2:28 pm

I cant wait until Ep3 is released. :smile:


On October 10, 2008 at 10:35 pm

there’s an unsung character that has appeared only in one game of the half life series.that is corporal sheppard from opposing’s a pity that he’s put -rather unceremoniously- into some kind of stasis at the end of the game and never heard of again…i mean barney from blue shift does appear in hl2 & hl2 ep.1


On October 10, 2008 at 10:43 pm

it might be off topic but i just remembered the endless funny debates i had with my buddies arguing on whether the cake is true or not in portal…that shows the impact of the game that made to us.ahhhhh i haven’t seen them for some time now…maybe i should call them.


On October 11, 2008 at 12:29 am

im a big fan of half life here in south africa and my pc jus fried destroying my drives with all my half life games on so half life, half life 2, half life 2 ep1 and ep2 were destroyed so im in real pain now and cant afford repairs, i still cant belive that theyre gonna make ep3 i cant wait for some artic action as seen in ep2 on a ship :lol:


On October 11, 2008 at 12:30 am



On October 11, 2008 at 12:33 am

lonewolf thats bullsh1t they cant leave alyx out and the rebels out u talk sh1t


On October 11, 2008 at 3:18 pm

g man has a plan you can here it in his voice on the last time he speaks in half life 3 episode 2.he definitly has everything all planed out and it deffinitly has something big to do with Black Mesa.

oh and jvv-south Africa?
sounds totally cool.
im American :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:


On October 11, 2008 at 3:20 pm

sorry for my mistakes—
last time he speaks in half life 2 episode 2
and it diffinitly has something to do with the Borealis :oops: :oops:


On October 11, 2008 at 3:24 pm


I beileve that apeture science was using the borealis as a portle or something like jumper the movie.I believe that the borealis went into a portle and got lost in Greenland-F.Y.I the borealis is up North not South.

the reason why i think this is because the half life seriouse is based on the actuale deffinition of Half Life and Portles

Hey...its me

On October 12, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Episode 3 will most likley take place somewhere in the arctic circle (seberia, considering city 17 is in what seems to be eastern europe/russia) specificaly on a research ship that belonged to Ap. science (Portal). There was exstensive foreshadowing in episode 2 that suggestes episode 3 will have a much more frantic storyline, like that of the original half-life. At any rate, whats left of the Combine will most likley be the main opposing force again…

bens life 2

On October 13, 2008 at 12:25 pm

if corporal shephard is in episode 3 he would be a corporal combine soldier would he not? he would probs look well cool and could get confused with if the combine is the right side or not then maybe join the rebels along with gordon and alyx to win the world back from the combine bastards that killed eli


On October 13, 2008 at 6:29 pm

I beileve that he will come back and wonder wtf has happened in 20 years!!

just kiddin

p.s I really want to see the new graphics for half life 2 episode 3!!!! The picture they showed mde the grapics look sweet!!

p.p.s dont forget to check out left for dead made by valve


On October 20, 2008 at 12:44 pm

RE: hl fan says:
October 20th, 2008 at 11:03 am

do you think that the engine would look like crysis[for picture and review ://] you got to admit that pretty clear.

Nah, probably not. And I havn’t been here in a while… Is kudof gone…? :razz:

bens life 2

On October 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm

here is a question: how do you think half-life 2 episode 3 will end? will alyx die? perhaps eli is still alive, will barney return, will THE GMAN OFF AND LET THE RESISTANCE FINISH THE BATTLE OR AT LEAST JOIN THE COMBINE AND BECOME THE ULTIMATE ENEMY TO FIGHT? and so it goes on…..


On October 24, 2008 at 5:02 am

I have played every half-life game and i cant wait for ep3 i love half-life!!!!

ps half-life rules


On October 24, 2008 at 5:04 am

and i want gmod i have god plans for it

bens life 2

On October 26, 2008 at 10:06 am

here is a question: how do you think half-life 2 episode 3 will end?


On October 27, 2008 at 4:37 am

well as a lot of you i love hl, but i think that after ep3 or hl3 there will be a lot of disappointment not becouse of the game story or grafiks, but becouse plp will want more of hl3, like ep2 or 3, but valve will say, no, nomore, we can’t create anymore of hl3 becouse… well i couldn’t think a reason for that, but i have a feeling it will happen. ( Sorry for my english.. )