Valve Does Sign Lanuage for HL2: E3?

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Sushi Warrior

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Wow, +50000000 cookies for Valve. What a great idea, this will be a deaf gamer must have. I remember seeing a site with reviews of games for deaf people....
 

xc0mmiex

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seems like the valve is at the cutting edge of game innovation and creating something much deeper and meaningful experience unlike some other game companies that are just trying to rake in a quick buck
 

7amood

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OH NOOOOOOOOOO!!! >.<
should be on the title...
Now I won't have the 'waaaw' feeling when I play the game...

PISSING ME OFF!!
 

False_Dmitry_II

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For actual deaf gamers it's called subtitles. They arent blind. I'm fairly certain the majority of games have that. I turn it on all the time, cause sometimes gunfire is too loud to hear the voices, or there's talking going on too far from the player to hear, but the subs show it anyway.
 
Cool, but pointless. Still, it could have implications latter on. Just as gamers appreciate voice acting over text perhaps signing will be a better way to interact with def computer users than just plain text.
 

meatwad53186

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@false_dmitry_ii

This isn't for deaf gamers,did you even read the article? It's about making a more believable, realistic, and enveloping experience out of the game, something many developers don't give two shits about these days.
 

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+1 @ false_dmitry_ii

The first thing that came to mind when I read this was, subtitles would make deaf people hear what's going on in the game. Still pretty interesting though
 

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Seems like they're putting a lot of thought into this EP, let's hope it lasts more than the 2hrs EP2 took to complete...
 

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errrr can't the players just turn on subtitles? I doubt blind people would even consider playing video games, more likely in a wheelchair.
 

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I think if I were deaf, I would definitely opt for the sign language over plain old subtitles. I would imagine it would increase the atmosphere a bit.
 

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I think Vavle should accept paypal debit accounts, not just credit. -_-
... They would have had my money (getting ready tp purchase, then I discover...).
 

jimmysmitty

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I think people are kinda failing to see the point. Its not only to advance the game to a new group of players, yes there are deaf players out there, but its also to develop Alyx's back story.

If you remember, VALVe is huge on having a back story for all but of course Freeman and G-Man.

Think of when you played EP2 and the ending. How did you feel? (to those who beat it). Didn't you feel that remorse and anger all at once? VALVe just wants to deepen Alyx to a new level. I find nothing wrong with that as the HL series itself has a very deep story thats become more wide open with the OB but also has a lot of mystery to it, such as who the G-Man is or what happened to Freeman those 7 years.
 

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im gonna need to re-play ep2 and probably ep1 to remember what happened, before ep3 is released xD

i seriously forgot the storyline.
 

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I was so hyped for E3 news about Ep3 I played the whole damn series again. Even "Decay". Then, pfffffft.

We have been so so starved for Ep3 news. Lest we forget Portal 2. Just make it worth the pains of withdrawl, Valve.
 

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And this is the reason episode 3 is so delayed? They should implement something for the blind too to get 3 more years of development funding.
 

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[citation][nom]Sushi Warrior[/nom]Wow, +50000000 cookies for Valve. What a great idea, this will be a deaf gamer must have. I remember seeing a site with reviews of games for deaf people....[/citation]
YOu mean for GABE? :D
 

Thurin

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[citation][nom]ahslan[/nom]Really? Is it really that hard to catch that typo?[/citation]

Not really, this typo is the reason why I opened the article in the first place.

I would have posted an editorial post about it, but alas, you beat me ahslan.

Anyhow... fix the typo guys!

Greetz,

Mike
 
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