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Chaloner11
Chaloner11

You watching EA? This is how you run a gaming company.

g7o7
g7o7

Love this series, can't wait for the Osaka/Kyoto one. 

It really offers an unique insight, and even Valve's very controlled environnement can't slip through without BSing (the latter part) :p 

Also, stop shaking Shaun! xD

RAD_TRBO
RAD_TRBO

I wish they would just allow me to live there! I love VALVe and all their games. I seriously wish that they would release HL3 or HL2 Ep 3 just like everyone else the anticipation of knowing more about Freeman and Alex's story is killing me! Especially after how Ep 2 ended, i mean come on we have been stuck wondering for far too long!

e1001101
e1001101

Half Life 3 plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

psykickboyxero
psykickboyxero

the reason HL3 (or HL2 EP3) has not come out is most likely due to valve completely rebuilding the steam engine to compete with the new generation of games coming out this year and next.  They (valve press and Gabe himself) have mentioned that it has been a huge project for the company and its time consuming.  I cannot imagine them not making HL3 once the new steam engine has been finished. 

Offworlder1
Offworlder1

Stop being lazy ******* Valve and make a game instead of tooting your own horn, you made some great games in the past but you haven't done a damn thing since 2011, CS:GO is a bad joke, the game removed more then it added.

Battle_Pants
Battle_Pants

Very good show!

Shaun, please come to Sweden again. I buy you coffee!

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

Thank you Gamespot, please more content like this and less articles about Cliff Bleszinski 

AnarchyPony
AnarchyPony

The house that half life built, should be the house that is building half life. HURRY UP VALVE!

ismailkhalid81
ismailkhalid81

and what about the man in the black suit holding a briefcase??

killersrike
killersrike

I'm thinking they were waiting for the next gen systems to come out before working on HL3. I don't think they thought it would take 8-9 years for that to happen. Hopefully we'll see it within a year or so.......hopefully.

=)

aloufika
aloufika

this company is just living off HL legacy i dont view u guys as anything special srry its the truth 

wasakawaka
wasakawaka

Free to play is horrible. $=win no skills needed.

pgrammus
pgrammus

Shaun visits the house that Half-Life built, and then abandoned, and then decided to release a shitty gaming system for $1,000... I hope they go under... nothing but disappointment after disappointment after HL2... Where's HL Ep3??!?!?!?!

KittenNipples
KittenNipples

Great video, always wanted to know more about valve, now i do =]. This lost between levels is by far one of the best shows you guys have done. Thanks so much for these!

fbgbdk4
fbgbdk4

It was really quite depressing when he recognized the "freemium" importance, and how the sales department must design the game together with the design department. They're facing reality, I guess.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

no wonder half life 3 isnt out yet

panndemic
panndemic

Valve is absolutely unique. The only company that actually seems to care about the gaming community.

Col_Swamp
Col_Swamp

Very cool vid. Thanks Gamespot!

IceCweam
IceCweam

Very interesting! My first thought was that Shaun was going to have to take a cable train car that goes down into some large mountain to get to the Valve entrance where he would be met by a security guard wearing a blue uniform  named Barney. My guess is that that particular entrance is for people who have a high security clearance of HL3. Valve made sure Shaun was restricted to certain locations as to not reveal any work-in progress of HL3. You could just feel that as Shaun was listening to the feedback from the Valve employee's he wanted to just scream out "please for the love of budda, give me any scoop on HL3. Just nod your head up and down would be a wonderful sign of acknowledgement"! 

 Loved what Valve has done in the past, present, and look forward to what's next in the future. Especially an HL3 future!  =)

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

Valve is the best . That's all I can say . I have nothing but Respect for Gabe Newell , all I can do is to support their awesome products forever and praise steam . Thanks Gabe .

gsmull
gsmull

I did not see in the interview an explanation for why they have rolled their desks away from their signature half-life series for so long. Even if the team is thoroughly jaded on half-life, the fans have been clamoring for more for too long. A top-down corporation would have been on half-life 9 by now, granted, but having none since hl2 episode 2 is too extreme in the other direction.

woonsa
woonsa

Hard to explain valve's success? How hard is it to understand that by listening and understanding your customers, they're more likely to purchase your goods and services?

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

That is interesting how they manage to keep grabbing self-directed people.  I wish I could be like that, but I'm a slow starter.  I don't start working well until I start defining the project well and see ideas coming together, but once I get an idea of the final product, I can really start to take off.  The uncertainty of being unmanaged and starting up a project on my own are enough to stop me from even being able to start without help.  I am trying to expand my capabilities  but the highly systematic confines of mild autism are difficult to overcome.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Woah. I'd always thought Valve was a special company, but now I've got a new appreciation of just how special. Such a business model shouldn't work, but they've got it to. Bravo!

vadagar1
vadagar1

if they feel like it they will make HL3 


seems pretty obvious now right!!

vadagar1
vadagar1

and plz fix zeus model so that people can make items for him :P

vadagar1
vadagar1

when ur unpredictable ...u always win... always

Alexrmf
Alexrmf

these guys have a great business model... they just do games because they like doing games and they're not rushed by a publisher to finish a game - they only release when they're satisfied with what they created. great article

Spitf1re-us
Spitf1re-us

Valve, always an example for the rest of the industry to follow.

Deingerous
Deingerous

Wow this is an awesome work model for a company, no managers, no titles, no definitive roles as employees, just get to work on what your best at, if you fail pick yourself up and prove your worth it, awesome... it also explains (unfortunately) why HL3 isnt done yet.

LE5LO
LE5LO

err...was that 'Nirvana' or 'Queens of the Stone Age' ;) ...whatever, close enough!

demstarfish
demstarfish

Video that focuses on hiring from diverse backgrounds --- interviews 4 white guys

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

HL3 is not coming out. When will you bitches realise this?

Zorine
Zorine moderator staff

DOTA 2!!!

baszzer
baszzer

Is it just me or did that Half Life footage @ 00:58 showed ragdoll physics..

LtReviews
LtReviews

@Offworlder1 

Go back to playing yearly-release franchises. Valve games obviously aren't for you.

petez34
petez34

@pgrammus probably cancelled. People view them as a quality developer that really put a lot of effort in their games and it shows, until they release a real dud then people, like the ones who praised the Diablo series and say I waited 6-10 f**king years for this turd!? tick tock, tick tock, Valve!

Rippletonz
Rippletonz

Give me a break man, HL3 isn't delayed because of a lack of focus.  Valve has been EXTREMELY busy expanding every aspect of it's business (Steam Community/Workshop, "Steam Box," etc).  But it's not delayed because of a lack of time/manpower either.  Gabe Newell, and Valve in general, are very particular about timing.  Half-Life sets the bar with each new installment, that's a historical fact.  The only way to ensure they can raise the bar again is by aiming for next generation.  What's so hard to understand about that?  Yes 6-7 years is a long time to wait, but at least it's not 12!  (Think Starcraft/Diablo)

dark_jedi79
dark_jedi79

@demstarfish diverse also means what they did previously, and a couple were from different countries(did you not notice the accents?) Diversity doesn't just apply to race and gender.

wasakawaka
wasakawaka

@petez34 @pgrammus lol no wonder half life hasn't been release in years. Bloody hippies don't like to work for very long.