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Earlier in the week, news circulated about a trademark listing for Half-Life 3, which had been filed in the Trade Marks and Designs Registrations Office of the European Union website, leading many to believe that an announcement for the game would soon follow. It seems that the news of Half-Life 3's coming was greatly exaggerated.
Valvetime.net was able to confirm that the Half-Life 3 trademark has been removed from the Trademarks and Design Registration Office of the European Union's website. A Portal 3 trademark, filed on October 2, is also likely a fake. Let this be a lesson to all of us that we should never get excited about anything; you're only setting your heart up for pain.
Our TakeThis is certainly disappointing news for fans of the series who have already been waiting years for news of another Half-Life title. Sadly, it looks like we'll just have to wait a bit longer. Still this doesn't mean that Valve isn't still busy at work on Half-Life 3 right now. We don't know who was behind this fake trademark stunt, but they just pulled one epic senior prank.
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You know there is one logical reason as to why Valve is taking so long on the next installment in the series...does anyone remember GI posting the Valve employee handbook? It outlines exactly how they handle their projects. Considering that, it makes sense as to why it has taken so long.
Well, that's a bummer. Back to waiting!
aaaaaaand mass suicide all over the world
Half life 3 will be released with the new source engine whenever that releases. Main entries in the series always showcase their new engines. So until that happens, no half life 3
You guys never heard the story about the Oakland Raiders? Some guy copyrighted the name before the team was officially formed, so they had the pay the guy a bunch of money so they could use the name.
Maybe somebody was trying to do that with Half-Life 3, but valve was somehow able to legally remove their trademark before they use it in the future.
For me Half-Life 3 does not exist, and won't ever see the daylight. I will be dead by the time they release it.
Hahahahahahahahahaha! That's a good friggin' hoax! Lmfao:)
Somehow I knew it was too good to be true, but it still felt good to think it was coming out...
1 hoax plus half life 2 = HALF LIFE 3!
This is a good senior Prank, but I got a better one. Get three pigs and cover them in all grease. Then paint numbers on them, 1,2, and 4. Release into the School and enjoy.
Someone needs to die.
Kind of thought it was fake anyway
Seriously I'll never understand the hype towards this series.