Hey, Valve has been doing good stuff lately. Portal 2 was awesome and they're making improvements to Steam. I want HL3 too, but everyone talking about it needs to go back and play and enjoy the original games from the original Half-Life all the way through Episode 2. I'm sure most of you have forgotten a ton of stuff from them (especially HL1). By the time you get through all of them I bet Valve will have something to say about HL3.
This is great news, I used to love CS so much, but please, use a new ENGINE Valve. The source engine is great but valve's been beating that horse too long and I'd rather leave 2004 behind. I want to see an epic shooter that looks great on the par of BF3 with amazing game play. The FPS genre needs some serious competition besides BF/COD.
CS was easily the best FPS ever made, certainly the best team-based FPS. Unfortunately, valve has had a record of screwing CS'ers over left and right so hopefully this won't be yet another failure. When a game is played by hundreds of thousands of people more than 10 years after its introduction then you know it's something special. Hopefully this time valve has their **** together, but if they don't here's a hint, valve: worry about the graphics last. If you can make the game feel great, allow player modding and make the maps completely open-ended (unlike the crappy new FPS games) then you'll have not only an instant hit, but another game worthy of calling itself CS.
[citation][nom]Kryan[/nom]That's great. now where is Episode 3?[/citation]
The "Where's HL3" is getting a little old honestly. Valve took almost 6 years to develop Half-life 2 from the ground up on a brand new engine, released and teased the games for just shy of 2 years before actually releasing a finished product after numberous delays and stolen source code.
If Valve wants to play thier cards close to thier chest until they have a solid Half-Life 3 on a brand new engine that can meet their deadline, I'll wait patiently.
I started playing Counter-Strike when it was first available. I still have the burnt CD that I first got it on... LOL. We had LAN parties and got a bunch of guys together from College. We had our own servers, created our own maps, etc.
It would be awesome to see Valve make CS:GO huge enough to entice all the original players to come back into the game. Good times... Good times...