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  1. Operational

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    Reply received a few hours before this post.
     
  2. MattyDienhoff

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    I got these replies over a week ago.

     
  3. Snort

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    Questions on Steamworks... I shortened my original message to contain just the questions for easier reading. I am 99% sure that no interviews asked these exact questions... If they did, moderators, please delete.


     
  4. Andrew LB

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    I e-mailed Gabe a few months ago regarding the fate of Barney and received a few replies from Marc Laidlaw.

    Here are the e-mails. Start with the one at the bottom, my original question.

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    From: Marc Laidlaw [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:55 AM
    To: Andrew Kalionzes
    Subject: RE: Barney Calhoun... alive or dead?


    Thanks for your understanding.

    (PS: Barney lives.)

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    From: Andrew Kalionzes [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:59 AM
    To: Marc Laidlaw
    Subject: RE: Barney Calhoun... alive or dead?
    Dear Mr. Laidlaw,
    Thank you for your very fast reply. I definitely agree with your position that resolution to this issue surrounding a very important character can only be made in-game.

    Best regards,
    -Andrew Kalionzes

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    From: Marc Laidlaw [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:38 AM
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: RE: Barney Calhoun... alive or dead?

    Dear Andrew,

    We have learned that answering individual letters to fans does not ever clear up anything in the HL2 fan community. Short of a public announcement regarding Barney's fate, nothing will reach all the people, and nobody will believe anything you say I said to you. So resolution of this matter will have to wait until it is made officially--and the only way these things ever become official is when they are in the game.

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    From: Gabe Newell
    Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 8:39 AM
    To: Marc Laidlaw
    Subject: FW: Barney Calhoun... alive or dead?

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    From: Andrew Kalionzes [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:03 AM
    To: Gabe Newell
    Subject: Barney Calhoun... alive or dead?

    Dear Mr. Newell,
    If you have a second, I'd greatly appreciate it if you can clear up an ongoing argument among the Half Life 2 fan community regarding Barney Calhoun. Did he or didn't he escape City 17 before the Citadel exploded? I believe that one citizen @ White Forest says that he was on the train that got out just in time before the explosion. And considering Gordon's train left even later (but did indeed wreck), can we assume that was Barney's train and he is still alive?
    I believe that Barney is an outstanding character in the Half Life series and don't believe that he would be killed off without any mention in the game itself considering Valve's amazing attention to detail and storytelling. If you can answer this for me, it would end a ton of bickering by the fans.

    Thanks in advance!

    -Andrew
     
  5. levio91

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    I see my mom watching celebrity interviews and stuff and I cant help but think "man I wish I could see Gabe newell Have some interviews and stuff" thatd be awesome it would like open a whole new world of celebrity magazines for males but maybe you might get covered in poperatsee but its just somethingn to think about maybe steam/valve should make a magazine or tv show or website devoted to getting the latest news/gossip/interview.

    Gabe Newell
    Yes, but then there?d be the partying, rehab, the Barbara Walters interview?
     
  6. Barnz

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    Here's a reply from Marc Laidlaw explaining what the Combine is:

     
  7. Satans_Offspring

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    My E-mail to Gabe Newell

    My Email:

    Hello Mr. Newell



    First of all can I just say how big a fan I am of Half-Life & Portal- I still play Half-Life everyday because it's so incredibly Kool!



    I've been thinking about the end of Half-Life 2 when Dr. Breen attempts to teleport to the Combine Overworld & I was just wondering: did he die? or Did he manage to teleport to the Combine Overworld before the Dark Fusion Reactor Exploded & if he did will Gordon meet Dr. Breen in his 'host body' when/if he reaches the Combine Overworld?



    Thanks for reading & keep up the good work!



    A huge fan, Julz

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    Marc Laidlaw's Reply:

    Dear Julz,



    We can?t answer these sorts of questions because they may relate to events we will address someday.



    Yours,

    Marc Laidlaw
     
  8. MattyDienhoff

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    My email to Valve
    Response from Bill Van Buren
     
  9. theroadtonowhere

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    -----Original Message-----
    From ------------]
    Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:28 PM
    To: Gabe Newell
    Subject: Half life Related

    Hey Gabe, I wrote a question back in I think it was 2006. Not sure if you are still replying but anyway I had a few quick questions. First off, did you see the youtube video "What's in the box?" Based off the HL universe, and if so did you like it? Second I know your not going to tell me when EP3 is coming out but is valve going to release any info this year? Also one thing that was really cool about HL2 when it came out was the physics. They are still cool, but don't have allot of features you see in other games, in EP3 are you planning on doing something new with physics again?

    Yes. Yes. Correct. We are continuing to work on physics. Thanks, -------.

    Gabe
     
  10. Jintor

    Jintor Didn't Get Temp-Banned

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    GODDAMNIT THEY'RE TOO SMART
     
  11. Ascension

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    I've been thinking about the end of Half-Life 2 when Dr. Breen attempts to teleport to the Combine Overworld & I was just wondering: did he die? or Did he manage to teleport to the Combine Overworld before the Dark Fusion Reactor Exploded & if he did will Gordon meet Dr. Breen in his 'host body' when/if he reaches the Combine Overworld?








    Even if Breen didn't die, his voice actor did, so it seems likely that we won't hear from him again. If he did survive, then he would probably still be on Earth, then he would have to worry about the Citadel explosion. He is probably dead.
     
  12. kineaesth

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    Hi, if I may direct you to the title of this thread - this is not a place for discussion, but for posting information received from Valve.
     

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