1. Post #161
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    April 2011
    266 Posts
    Case closed.

    BREAKING NEWS: Valve Writer Marc Laidlaw Begins Sentence Without Capital Letter
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  2. Post #162
    gay as h*ck
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    January 2012
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    BREAKING NEWS: Valve Writer Marc Laidlaw Begins Sentence Without Capital Letter
    he should borrow some capital letters from you
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  3. Post #163
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    June 2011
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    Many websites are already talking about this game, although OP didn't provide any source. Because no one of them is checking it.
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  4. Post #164
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    November 2010
    1,395 Posts
    Well, there goes all the hype about a space game.

    But this isn´t the end.
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  5. Post #165
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    May 2007
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    I think that Valve should incorporate the Half-life universe in this game and make the combine one of the Alien races. If this game is even real.
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  6. Post #166
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    December 2010
    654 Posts
    Many websites are already talking about this game, although OP didn't provide any source. Because no one of them is checking it.
    I liked this quote from PCGamer.
    The Facepunch post picked up by Kotaku references an unspecified inside source claiming that Valve are making an open, privateer-esque space adventure called Stars of Barathrum. There’s no supporting evidence, though, so you could find a salt planet, mine it dry and still lack the salt with which to take that rumour.
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  7. Post #167
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    July 2007
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    gonna start pulling shit out of my ass, possible relation to this? http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Prospero
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  8. Post #168
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    July 2010
    6,696 Posts
    look at the OP
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  9. Post #169
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    June 2012
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  10. Post #170
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    January 2005
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    gonna start pulling shit out of my ass, possible relation to this? http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Prospero
    linked article posted:
    In June 2006, Gabe Newell stated that he would like to resume work on Prospero after Team Fortress 2 was completed.
    The question is... Is TF2 complete?

    Edited:

    Probably not as long as there are more hats to be made.
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  11. Post #171
    hey look, i called it just in time

  12. Post #172
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    November 2007
    10,924 Posts
    So where exactly was it said this whole game didn't exist? I only saw a mail saying the name is incorrect and that it's "old" concept art.
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  13. Post #173
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    September 2009
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    So where exactly was it said this whole game didn't exist? I only saw a mail saying the name is incorrect and that it's "old" concept art.
    There are times when you need to keep up your hopes despite the evidence against it. This is not one of them. There really isn't even much to go on for the game. Concept art is created, evaluated and tossed out all the time.
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  14. Post #174
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    March 2010
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    One can only hope.


    What else could a studio as large as Valve be doing? They can't be making hats, they already outsourced those to other developers and prominent community figures here on FP.

    I have a feeling they've been having an itch to start a large project again, like Half Life 2 where it took 6 years to develop. And before you say Half Life 3, I'm pretty sure its been put in the backburner a long time ago and they will come back to it when they feel like it. There isn't much new creative direction they could use with Half Life 3, where as this mysterious Space game could have countless possibilities.
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  15. Post #175
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    May 2008
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    Well, they are currnetly working on/updating CS:GO, TF2, Dota 2, HL3/EP3 (I presume this as gabe says the same people are still working on it), small teams for older games and so on.

  16. Post #176
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    September 2009
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    One can only hope.


    What else could a studio as large as Valve be doing? They can't be making hats, they already outsourced those to other developers and prominent community figures here on FP.

    I have a feeling they've been having an itch to start a large project again, like Half Life 2 where it took 6 years to develop. And before you say Half Life 3, I'm pretty sure its been put in the backburner a long time ago and they will come back to it when they feel like it. There isn't much new creative direction they could use with Half Life 3, where as this mysterious Space game could have countless possibilities.
    For the last - what, 6-9 months? I don't even know - they've been working heavily on Dota 2, CS:GO and the Pyromania/MvM updates for TF2. Not to mention the updates to the Steam client they've been doing above their normal stuff - porting to Linux, the massive updates that included things like the game hubs and Greenlight, etc..

    I mean, I'm not saying there's absolutely 0 chance they could possibly be working on an entirely new game, just saying keep whatever hopes you have at a reasonable level. Trust me, letting your hopes get too high and having them destroyed is one of the worst feelings in the world. I'm still not over the last time it happened to me.

  17. Post #177
    Well, they are currnetly working on/updating CS:GO, TF2, Dota 2, HL3/EP3 (I presume this as gabe says the same people are still working on it), small teams for older games and so on.
    ep3? says who?

  18. Post #178
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    May 2008
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    ep3? says who?
    I'm taking that from the Ricochet 2 interview where Gabe says the same people who were working on it are still working on it.

  19. Post #179
    I'm taking that from the Ricochet 2 interview where Gabe says the same people who were working on it are still working on it.
    oh i remember that
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  20. Post #180
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    May 2008
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    Also from this: http://www.valvetime.net/threads/new...2-leak.180559/ we can see it wasn't purely concept art.
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  21. Post #181
    gay as h*ck
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    January 2012
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    sob.fgd was in sfm beta but they removed it later to prevent leaks
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  22. Post #182
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    September 2012
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    sob.fgd was in sfm beta but they removed it later to prevent leaks
    News flash: Companies don't usually start developing games a month before they're announced.
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  23. Post #183
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    May 2008
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    News flash: Companies don't usually start developing games a month before they're announced.
    What are you talking about?
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  24. Post #184
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    June 2008
    6,989 Posts
    News flash: Companies don't usually start developing games a month before they're announced.
    Breaking news: Bleacher is stating the obvious!

    Hang on, we've got some more breaking news: Ducks can infact fly.
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  25. Post #185
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    August 2010
    50 Posts
    So you still haven't answered, where did you hear the name of the game. The images you posted have been around for months.
    He lied or his "source" trolled the shit out of him, so he asked for this thread to be closed. And now there's a ***ing Wiki out there and other misleading information on all the gaming sites.


    This is all we know about it so far:

    March, 2011: PoliticalGamer posts images of concept art for some unseen space game. - Link

    September, 2011: References to a game called "SOB" and space entities are found in Dota 2 code files. - Link

    February, 2012: "SOB" is finally linked to the March, 2011 concept art and the September, 2011 Dota 2 code. And a load more art is found on Peter Konig's portfolio. - Link

    April, 2012: Short clip of "SOB" found in Gray Horsfield's demo reel. - Link


    We don't know what "SOB" means or stands for, we don't know any (and I mean "any") details on the gameplay, and we certainly don't know if this is going to be on the Oculus Rift or if it's even going to be released, ever...
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  26. Post #186
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    June 2011
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    http://www.pcgamer.com/tag/stars-of-barathrum/

    wow PCGamer

    wow

    Several of those wall images match artwork in Peter Konig’s online portfolio, sparking speculation on Facepunch that Valve have worked on, or are working on, something set in space. All hands on deck, man the rumour cannon.
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  27. Post #187
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    December 2004
    1,040 Posts
    Attention citizens of Facepunch! There's an important official update on the situation straight from Peter (Pete) König himself as posted on his website!

    http://www.peterhkonig.com/



    I think the important message to take away from all this is that Gabe can and will murder you if you displease him.
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  28. Post #188
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    October 2008
    3,959 Posts
    Knowing Gabe, he'd probably have a mighty fine proposition for silence.
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  29. Post #189
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    January 2009
    3,156 Posts
    You think he has those knives just to look at?
    Fat chance.
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  30. Post #190
    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
    7,714 Posts
    he also polishes them thank you very much
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  31. Post #191
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    June 2010
    828 Posts
    he also polishes them thank you very much
    Polishes them after ELIMINATING THOSE WHO SPEAK.
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  32. Post #192
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    November 2007
    10,924 Posts
    Gabe has recently talked about the "SoB" game during the 4chan /v/ birthday visit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...9T79n0#t=2892s

    It was named Stars of Blood (SoB) and was a space pirate game that never saw the light of day.

    Oh well. Guess that ends this thread then.
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  33. Post #193
    Dennab
    August 2011
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    What is this game even?
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  34. Post #194
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    July 2005
    1,430 Posts
    What is this game even?
    Something like Wing Commander: Privateer, maybe? There's more information on ValveTime. By the way, there was also "Seas of Blood" trademark, registered (by a Valve developer) back in 2003.
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  35. Post #195
    Dennab
    August 2011
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    How is my above post dumb? Do any of you know what the game IS? What roll do ships play? How do you play your character? For all you know.. the game could be like pandemic, but in space. Or it could be a highly linear first person shooter with ships and futuristic cities in the backdrop.

  36. Post #196
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    July 2010
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    How is my above post dumb? Do any of you know what the game IS? What roll do ships play? How do you play your character? For all you know.. the game could be like pandemic, but in space. Or it could be a highly linear first person shooter with ships and futuristic cities in the backdrop.
    it isn't anything there's no point in further discussion because the project was canceled
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  37. Post #197
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    July 2011
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    I can just imagine a Stars of Blood / Prospero fanfic where they meet in a singles bar after having suffered Gabe's rejection.

       And then in walks The Crossing.   
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  38. Post #198
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    January 2010
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    I can just imagine a Stars of Blood / Prospero fanfic where they meet in a singles bar after having suffered Gabe's rejection.

       And then in walks The Crossing.   
    And Ricochet is passed out drunk in the corner in a pile of it's own vomit
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  39. Post #199
    Dennab
    August 2011
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    Day of defeat and l4d stoned in the corner. Wanting weed but never finding it...

  40. Post #200
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    February 2011
    5,450 Posts
    Meanwhile, Postal 3 is completely piss-drunk, furious and attempting to pick fights with everyone, all while swearing in Russian.
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