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<i>Half life 2: Episode 3</i>'s development has been widely known and discussed since 2006.  Originally intended for a tentative release for Christmas of 2007, the game was still supposedly in development with very few known details, until March 2020, that the final (and now never existed) vaporware episode, that it was already canceled as the two employees told it was scope creep, where the episode was canceled quickly. Leaks and rumors hint at several complete reworks of the plot and game design, with one iteration (allegedly in development from 2013 to 2015) hinging heavily on transhumanist themes and prosthetics.<ref name="hl3-posthuman">[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVeScN7l3pg An Unconfirmed Half-Life 3 Story Leak], Tyler McVicker, <i>Valve News Network</i> on YouTube, December 24, 2018</ref>
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<i>Half life 2: Episode 3</i>'s development has been widely known and discussed since 2006.  Originally intended for a tentative release for Christmas of 2007, the game was still supposedly in development with very few known details, until March 2020, that the final (and now never existed) vaporware episode, that it was scrapped as the current two employees told it was scope creep was the reason, why the episode was canceled quickly before the development ever begun. Leaks and rumors hint at several complete reworks of the plot and game design, with one iteration (allegedly in development from 2013 to 2015) hinging heavily on transhumanist themes and prosthetics.<ref name="hl3-posthuman">[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVeScN7l3pg An Unconfirmed Half-Life 3 Story Leak], Tyler McVicker, <i>Valve News Network</i> on YouTube, December 24, 2018</ref>
    
<i>Black Mesa</i>, A fan remake/reimagining of the original <i>Half-Life</i> in the Source engine, was originally released as a mod before transitioning to a commercial game in its own right with the support of Valve Software.  Later stages, set in the (reimagined) Xen borderworld, is now complete with the final maps that are still in the late stages in mid-late 2019. In March 6, 2020, is where the full complete version of the mod as finally release to fans for play.
 
<i>Black Mesa</i>, A fan remake/reimagining of the original <i>Half-Life</i> in the Source engine, was originally released as a mod before transitioning to a commercial game in its own right with the support of Valve Software.  Later stages, set in the (reimagined) Xen borderworld, is now complete with the final maps that are still in the late stages in mid-late 2019. In March 6, 2020, is where the full complete version of the mod as finally release to fans for play.

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