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Reddit Hosts Gabe Newell AMA Tomorrow

The Gabe giveth and the Gabe taketh away.

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Gabe Newell, President of Valve Corporation, is taking to Reddit to partake in an "Ask Me Anything" session tomorrow, January 17 at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT. You can be that Newell will be getting a ton of questions about last week's Game Informer interview release where an alleged unidentified anonymous Valve employee leveled allegations that Half-Life 3 and Half-Life 2: Episode 3 never existed and will probably never be released.

Newell may choose not to front any questions about the interview at all, but it may finally put him in the position where he has to state whether or not the story of Half-Life will continue or not. With Steam being the world's largest digital software storefront, there's not telling what other questions will be asked.

The AMA will take place on /r/The_Gaben on January 17 at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT. If you want to ask him a question, all you need to do is show up.

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    January 16, 2017 1:10 PM

    Jason Faulkner posted a new article, Reddit Hosts Gabe Newell AMA Tomorrow

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      January 16, 2017 1:25 PM

      Nice, I hope he announces a new game or something cool. This is what tomorrow will look like on Reddit:

      Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3 Half Life 3...

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      January 16, 2017 1:39 PM

      He's only going to answer up to two questions though.

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        January 16, 2017 1:42 PM

        1. What are all the PC games are you currently working on?

        2. Which one of the following IPs do you plan on working on and releasing in a span of five years:
        a. Portal 3
        b. Left4Dead 3
        C. Half Life 3
        d. All of the above.

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          January 16, 2017 1:59 PM

          E. a remastered Orange Box with no new content and modestly improved graphics.

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            January 16, 2017 2:28 PM

            :) probably hey LOL. Well if they don't announce a new PC game this year to me it makes no sense what so ever and is just wrong and a total waste of all their power, resources, money and influence.

            If I ever made it big and had the money and resources etc I would work on as many video game initiatives as I could and be a part of as many video game causes that I thought would make a difference till the day I die.

            I would not just lay in my mega massive swimming pool of money sipping Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne in my Jigger DeMer while smoking my Gurkha Black Dragons.

            Huh, who knows what all that money would do to you... I guess I should not judge but it seems crazy to me.

            What the heck are they doing with Source 2? I can hear its silent cries :( , that is no way to treat a game engine.

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          January 16, 2017 2:52 PM

          Why post questions you already know the answer to?

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            January 16, 2017 3:01 PM

            :-(

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            January 16, 2017 5:43 PM

            Well Valve never official said those titles are canceled and where never in development and are not being worked on. Same with any other new projects.

            Having said that its been so long one could easily assume they checked out and its time to let it go.

            All I want is a official statement from Valve saying we no longer develop games, and then I can go on with my life and let them go.

            I think Gabe owes that at least and some sort of closure to all the PC gamers that have supported them over the years. As well there needs to be closure over those titles I listed as to their development status and status on Valve's game development in general.

            I don't think its too much to ask for, the fact that the company in all honesty has not given a shit in those regards is pretty sad and a terrible way to treat your loyal customers.

            Well that is how I feel n the whole matter, I am sure I am not alone.

            I really hope there is some sort of point to the AMA other than favorite pizza, favorite under wear, or have you slept with 10 women at the same time while doing cocaine and while you had a VR head set while playing a game.

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              January 16, 2017 6:03 PM

              Gabe/Valve don't owe you or PC gamers anything. The sooner the sycophants realize this, the better off everyone will be.

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                January 16, 2017 6:06 PM

                Sure they don't really owe us anything and can do what ever they want, but still its pretty stupid.

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                January 16, 2017 10:01 PM

                Still you can't deny it was a DICK move to leave everyone hanging with the cliffhanger at the end of HL2:Episode 2 and still not give any closure nearly TEN YEARS later.

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              January 16, 2017 10:04 PM

              They clearly still develop games, whether or not they'll release a single player game is another matter.

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      January 16, 2017 3:00 PM

      Thinks I want to hear about: What games valve is working on/planning on releasing.

      Things I dont want to hear about: Gabe's thoughts on the state of [the industry/VR/programming/etc.]

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        January 16, 2017 10:02 PM

        Or what lame new hardware Valve is working on.

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      January 16, 2017 5:46 PM

      I am pretty sure they are announcing a CSGO / Dota crossover to compete against Overwatch, which is odd since you'd think they would just update Team Fortress.

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      January 16, 2017 5:59 PM

      Sine we won't get any direct answers regarding Half Life 3, Portal 3, or even L4D 3, I'd like someone to ask this question:

      Is Valve currently working on any story-driven single player games?

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      January 16, 2017 6:31 PM

      I think the game informer interview, if true, is enough. The answer to all of your questions is "yeah, nobody has really stepped up enough to lead the projects you're looking for". But some of the comments in the interview made it seem like there were some teams somewhat far along with some things that could be used for HL3 but Gabe wasn't behind it.

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      January 17, 2017 10:17 AM

      Valve doesn't make games anymore. They just buy other developers and their IP and print money or they build hardware, which, whatever. Oh and Steam.

      I'm not expecting this AMA to be anything more than a shit show from him and Reddit. Someone post highlights.