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Valve trademarks Half-Life 3 in Europe, is it finally coming?

By Scorpus
Oct 1, 2013
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  1. Half-Life 3 still hasn't seen an official announcement, but the long-awaited game from Valve might be closer than you think. As discovered through the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, which deals with the European Union's trademark filings, Valve...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,930   +569

    The first HalfLife was a great sci-fi thriller, not just a game, is why people loved it.The second one lost that touch. I have little faith the third one will be any better.
     
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,948   +381

    I hope you are ready to defend yourself. Those are fighting words on the internet.
     
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  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,930   +569

    Gordon Freeman says - bring it on! :)
     
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

    It is coming!!!!
     
  6. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 930   +106

    They waited that long to trade mark the name? Wow, I would have really thought it was under valves license belt years ago. Not like any one should care, this game still isn't coming out in the next ten years. It's valve's equivalent to a pink unicorn, say it exist and wish it exist all you want, doesn't make it anymore real. If it does come out, I'm sure as hell not paying for it, Valve *** holes need to understand you can't tease your audience year after year just to further rub salt in the wound by saying their won't be a conclusion but perhaps, and this is a BIG Perhaps, a sequel? Valve can get a big middle finger on this announcement, even if valve hasn't officially said anything.
     
  7. Soooo, I could trademark Half Life 4? and 5? Like right now?
     
  8. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 414   +112

    "Heavy Breathing"
     
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,121   +1,523

    Damn LukeDJ!! Were you holding your breath? lol
     
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  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,178   +764

    The next time I hear Gordon Freeman say anything it will be the first time. :)
     
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  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,178   +764

    Either that or he was thinking about Alyx Vance. :)
     
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  12. Puiu

    Puiu TS Maniac Posts: 1,077   +100

    the second one was the best game I've ever played. no other game had the same affect on me as HL2.
     
  13. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 593   +47

    Wow. You're the first person I've ever heard of who didn't like Half Life 2. I have to agree with Puiu on this one. Half Life 2 is the best game I've ever played.
     
  14. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,930   +569

    Fair play, there were enough years between HL1 and HL2 releases for myself to become more indifferent to all the hype about the game... so maybe that was it.
     
  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,512   +314

    Valve, please spin off Steam as a separate company or something, then you can focus more on the important piece of the puzzle, games, in particular, Half-life 2: Episode 3 or Half-Life 3, whichever you want to call it, although I'm still sad you will not make any official announcements on one of the highest rated series in gaming history...
     
  16. OliTheG

    OliTheG TS Member Posts: 61   +25

    MY. HEAD. HURTS. FROM. THE. BULLSHIT.

    http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/tm/t-os/t-os-forms/tm3-introduction.htm

    If I wanted to, I could go and register Xbox 2, Xbox 3, PS5, PS99999, Halo 12, Halo 13, Steambox, Terrys Chocolate Orange: The Video Game, Apple Box, Greenbox, Apple Console, iConsole, COD 15. Battlefield 5, Youtube 2, and so on.

    Has ANYBODY (besides those defrauding advertisers out of click money by making copy paste articles) considered the fact that Valve was probably just moving to protect somebody from buying the trademark to a future game/product they will make, then asking for literally millions and millions of pounds to sell it on to the company?

    For example, somebody in China trademarked "iPhone 5," then sued Apple (successfully, as they had the trademark first) for about 50 million pounds.

    This is internet "journalism" at its most raw; utterly false, pretentious, misleading hippy dippy bullshit. This is literally inventing a story and then rather than creating a story, just copy pasting them from other websites.

    I will now install an adblocker to make sure you receive NO MONEY from **** like this. If you have a genuine article, I will disable it for that page and that page only. I encourage everybody to do the same.
     
  17. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,512   +314

    Wow... You take stuff on the internet a little bit to seriously don't you "OliTheG"...
     
  18. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,121   +1,523

    There is no wonder his head hurts, if he spends his time trying to find the source of each article, so he can enable ads on the page.
     
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  19. OliTheG

    OliTheG TS Member Posts: 61   +25

    Sorry if I didn't make it clear in my actual post; I actually meant that I would only disable ads if techspot wernt clearly copy pasting articles and coming up with meaningful posts, such as the reviews and deals areas.
     
  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,121   +1,523

    And why is this copy and paste article meaningless to you? Do you not live in Europe? This is a global site, which means sometimes you have to skip over articles that are directed at others.
     
  21. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Enthusiast Posts: 357   +57

    That usually doesn't work if the company is big enough and well known enough, those companies tend to be favored in court. Hell Datsun took the name Nissan (when they changed) from a guy who's last name IS Nissan because they were a bigger brand.
     


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