Watch Gabe Newell fail to say the word "three" when recording his Dota 2 voiceover

midian182

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Valve announced the voice pack at its Dota 2 The International tournament yesterday. It will be available as part of the game’s Battle Pass for $10, 25 percent of which goes into The International’s prize pool, which is currently at $25 million—the biggest in the history of eSports. Given how popular Gabe’s deadpan voice is likely to prove with players, expect that figure to keep on rising. The winning team gets $10 million, and even the last-placed team walks away with $60,000.

Some of Newell’s best lines include "Please email me at GabeN@valvesoftware.com and let me know about your rampage," and "Fundamentally, piracy is a service problem."

In the video, we see his total bewilderment at the words “triple” and “three,” a reference to the still unreleased—and likely to stay that way—Half-Life 3. The best he can manage is “you’ve killed more than two people, and less than four.”

More than a decade since Half-Life 2: Episode Two was released, the chances of ever seeing Half-Life 3 grow slimmer every passing year. We did, however, find out the plot we might have seen in Episode 3 back in 2017 when writer Marc Laidlaw posted it on his blog.

If you want to hear all of Newell’s lines from the voice pack, YouTube channel DotaBoyz has compiled them into a video (below).

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DanUK

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This is so good.. would definitely get the compendium for this if I still played Dota 2.
 

seefizzle

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I just want L4D3. It's the only game I would actually get excited about. Maybe I'm getting old but almost nothing has pushed the needle for me. Too many boring games. Give me Left 4 Dead 4.
 
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DeanLO

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Half Life 3 confirmed.
Actually ... this may be true now! We have proof Gabe cannot say "three", Source 2 engine can run on Vulkan, and now the announcement of Steam Play and games running in Linux/Wine/Vulkan (aka another go at SteamOS?).
I now believe that HL3 / L4D3 has been confirmed!!

Edit: HL3 would be a nice exclusive to Steam Play right?
 

noel24

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I wonder what kind of ret*rd in their PR department thought It was a good idea to mock former Valve fans? I for sure feel insulted. My only hope is that one day Mr Newell and all the others on his board, holding the rights to HalfLife franchise, will pass away and their inheritants decide its a good idea to sell the rights to some young prolific studio that will revive Dr. Freeman. The sooner the better. Valve execs became awful parody of themselfes, The Combine of gaming industry. Shame on You!
 

Nobina

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Half Life 3 confirmed.
Actually ... this may be true now! We have proof Gabe cannot say "three", Source 2 engine can run on Vulkan, and now the announcement of Steam Play and games running in Linux/Wine/Vulkan (aka another go at SteamOS?).
I now believe that HL3 / L4D3 has been confirmed!!

Edit: HL3 would be a nice exclusive to Steam Play right?
People are too hyped for HL3 like it's gonna be the next coming of Jesus. You know what that means? Means everyone will get dissapointed if it gets released.
 

Panda218

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I wonder what kind of ret*rd in their PR department thought It was a good idea to mock former Valve fans? I for sure feel insulted. My only hope is that one day Mr Newell and all the others on his board, holding the rights to HalfLife franchise, will pass away and their inheritants decide its a good idea to sell the rights to some young prolific studio that will revive Dr. Freeman. The sooner the better. Valve execs became awful parody of themselfes, The Combine of gaming industry. Shame on You![/QUOTE

Man if you're offended by this you should just stay off the internet.
 
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Dimitrios

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I just want L4D3. It's the only game I would actually get excited about. Maybe I'm getting old but almost nothing has pushed the needle for me. Too many boring games. Give me Left 4 Dead 4.
I don't like multiplayer games but that game you mention is like the only one I like.