Ricochet 2 a code name for Half Life 3 ?

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  1. mrhairspary

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    https://twitter.com/MarcLaidlaw/status/354768002748645379

    So apparently Ricochet 2 is pretty much confirmed at this point. But is Ricochet 2 a code name for Half Life 3? I remember the interview with Gabe Newell in which he spoke about Ricochet 2 but it seemed as if he was actually talking about Half Life 3. From the start I was very convinced he was actually talking about Half Life 3 but now, honestly, I don't know...

    Why would Valve want to make a sequel to one of the least successful games in the history of Valve? Why?

    What do you think?
     
  2. ríomhaire

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    Gabe has used Ricochet 2 as code for Half-Life 3 before, but this could just be a joke. As in now that Dota 2 is out Valve need to go and '2'ify all their other games before they can get to a 3 of anything. So we can look forward to Ricochet 2, Day of Defeat 2, Alien Swarm 2, Counter-Strike 2 and Deathmatch Classic 2.
     
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    Oh god no... Just imagine the rage when Deathmatch Classic 2 gets announced.

    Valve fan: We have been waiting for Half Life 3 for years now, please Gabe, release it!
    Gabe Newell: NOPE! but here's Deathmatch Classic 2.

    It would also confirm Valves inability to count to number three......
     
  4. MFL

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    I would actually really welcome a fleshed out Alien Swarm 2.
     
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    Nothing to do with Ricochet or Ricochet 2 was found on the Jira database, so Marc's continued jokes relate to one of two things.

    A. He is just joking, and Ricochet 2 actually means nothing at all.
    B. He is joking, but the joke itself continues to reference Gabe's "Ricochet 2" = "Half-Life 3" running gag.
     
  6. MFL

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    He's been building Town 17 in Animal Crossing, with Black Mesa logo's all over the place. Makes me sad, man.
     
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  7. rikt

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    I think Ricochet 2 is actually a code name for Ricochet 2...

    Valve...the ultimate Troll...
     
  8. mrhairspary

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    True.
     
  11. Mythos

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    I think Marc Laidlaw's sense of humour flies well over the heads of many.
     
  12. Shem

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    He's really not that funny though. A famous troll is still a troll.
     
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    E3 2014: Gaben comes on stage and announces: What you all have been waiting for..... Half Life 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hats for Tf2
     
  14. Mythos

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    Or maybe you just don't get it. Try to imagine getting hundreds of e-mails and tweets asking about HL3 every single day - of course Laidlaw is sarcastic about it nowadays.
     
  15. Shem

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    True that.
     
  16. Mogi67

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    Says the guy who thinks having an alt account is great lolz. rofl get real kid
     
  17. Shem

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    Whatever man, you're the one quoting all of my posts. Not even going to get into the alt account thing, you can ask Matt if you want.

    I mean seriously, troll harder.
     
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  18. Mogi67

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    I don't know who Matt is and I don't give a ****. long hair don't care bro.
    But if you think I'm trolling, you've got another thing coming. You made a mistake insulting Marc Laidlaw and now you're going to pay.
     
  19. Shem

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    You should. Matt just recently joined and is pretty cool so show some respect. And nowhere did I insult the legendary Laidlaw, I just don't find his trolling funny. But I will say that I'm more tolerant of his than yours.
     
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    Awww, Shem. :love: <3
     
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    Mark is just now working on Half-Life 3. Expect a product announcement sometime in 2020.
     
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    your avatar makes me quite sad :( rip Oper
     
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    I am probebly really alone at this, but I actually want Ricochet 2. Not as a code name for HL3 but actually Ricochet 2. I would love to play it more, and I would have played the exicting version, but there is no one in THE ENTIRE WORLD at the game servers as much as I know.
     
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    I want Orange Box 2 that has:
    Ricochet 2
    Left 4 Dead 3
    Half-Life 3
    Half-Life 2: 7 Hour war (To connect hl1 to hl2)
    Portal 3
     
  25. Mididda

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    No offence but...

    [​IMG]
     
  26. Sidedraft

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    Honestly I don't think you should assume anything from Gaben. We are dealing with the biggest troll of our lifetimes right here.
     
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    Gabe Newell didn't refer to Half-Life 3 as Ricochet 2, initially. The interviewer with the 7DCD podcast did in an effort to avoid the stigma associated with talk of a "Half-Life sequel." So it's not some joke made up by Valve.

    Marc's tweet, though, is clearly a joke and a play on the interview.
     

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