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Gabe Newell cancels Half-Life 3 following Half-Life: Alyx GOTY snub at The Game Awards 2020

Gabe Newell cancels Half-Life 3 following Half-Life: Alyx GOTY snub at The Game Awards 2020

Way to go Geoff, you made Gaben sad.

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Geoff Keighley took to the airwaves and social media today to announce the nominations for The Game Awards 2020.

This annual circle jerk of video games journalists and influencers usually takes place in a fancy theater in Los Angeles, but this year they are slumming it with a livestream. That's fine, and all, but these morons just left off Half-Life: Alyx from their Game of the Year nominations. 

We reached out to Valve's Gabe Newell for comment, and he replied rather quickly. "I can't believe I gave that Canadian cuck an exclusive for his bullshit The Final Hours documentary. Why do we even bother working on games other than Dota 2? The games media is too fucking stupid to appreciate just how hard it was to create Half-Life: Alyx, and most of those posers in the nomination committee don't even have VR headsets. We spent years making this game, combining efforts from two amazing studios, and this is the thanks we get? Get fucked, Geoff. We are done. Say goodbye to any chances of Left 4 Dead 3, Portal 3, or Half-Life 3. All you ungrateful and tasteless pricks are going to get from us going forward will be more hats."

Luckily, there are other outlets who can still give awards to Half-Life: Alyx, but it appears that the damage has been done. We will likely never get Half-Life 3, and it is largely due to Geoff Keighley and his hand-picked gang of douchebag journalists/influencers who think Doom Eternal was actually good. Way to go, you fuckers! You made Gaben sad.

From The Chatty
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    November 18, 2020 10:20 AM

    The Game Awards 2020 nominees don't include Half-Life: Alyx. This displeases the Gaben, and now we won't get Half-Life 3.

    Read more: Gabe Newell cancels Half-Life 3 following Half-Life: Alyx GOTY snub at The Game Awards 2020

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      November 18, 2020 10:21 AM

      Truly a shame

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      November 18, 2020 10:44 AM

      Highest reviewed PC game ever doesn’t even get nominated 🤪

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      November 18, 2020 10:45 AM

      It is in fact strange.

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        November 18, 2020 10:54 AM

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          November 18, 2020 10:58 AM

          Shouldn’t matter how niche it is. If anything that should be a plus.

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            November 18, 2020 11:03 AM

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              November 18, 2020 11:08 AM

              Because a niche game managed to better than the most mainstream games? Because a AAA budget VR exclusive is a big deal and making it GOTY is a big deal. Hell, even it wasn’t a AAA game and just some indie VR game that managed to blow people away would GOTY qualified no matter if only 500 people played it. OH OK GOTY is a popularity contest, I didn’t know that, I thought it was what the best game of the year is. MY BAD. So congrats Animal Crossing, you are the best game of the year! 😂

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          November 18, 2020 11:35 AM

          Yea fucking caviar and Louis the XIII who consumes that shit?

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          November 18, 2020 1:11 PM

          What are you even talking about in that first bit wtf.

          Also, really it seems you're arguing that GOTY is reserved for high sales games. I think that may be fair, but where's the line? Marking something like HL:A as GOTY or even a nominee would certainly generate more sales for people who may have been skeptical. Which exposes GOTY lists for what they really are: marketing. If it wasn't about marketing, you'd see it on the lists, at least as a nominee. It's the only game where I actively strive to have people try it when they are at my house. And every single person who tries it, even ones who have had VR experiences before, have said it's ground breaking.

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          November 18, 2020 1:12 PM

          Size of audience should have no bearing on the award. That’s all I have to say.

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          November 19, 2020 3:46 AM

          All the limited release Best Picture winners/nominees would like a word. (Though to be fair people tend to take issue with that too)

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      November 18, 2020 11:01 AM

      Not even factorio is there.

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      November 18, 2020 11:21 AM

      That's because it's the game of every year from now on. So everything else is just second place.

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      November 18, 2020 1:12 PM

      After watching the shit show that was the VGA last year, I'll never watch again. You can't redeem that. It's pure marketing bullshit and pandering.

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        November 18, 2020 5:37 PM

        Industry awards shows discovered to be thinly veiled advertisements! News at 11.

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      November 18, 2020 5:20 PM

      Great article.

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      November 18, 2020 7:06 PM

      Keighley was just getting them back for pulling the exclusive reveal of Alyx footage last year.

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        November 18, 2020 7:07 PM

        I mean HL was even in the intro montage; they were clearly planning for it.

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      November 19, 2020 1:49 AM

      I don’t see many PC exclusive games on their GOTY nominee list ever.

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      November 19, 2020 3:59 AM

      What?! That's a shame. Half-Life: Alyx is one of the greatest videos I saw on YouTube this year.

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