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==Valve Time==
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!Valve Time
 
!Valve Time
 
!Actual Time
 
!Actual Time
!Event
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!Item
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/1440/ Coming tomorrow at 11 AM]
+
| October 1997
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/1443/ Coming tomorrow at 2 PM]
+
| September 1, 1998
|Team Fortress 2 Update
+
| Release of Half-Life demo
 
|-
 
|-
|Today
+
| November 1997, April 1998, Summer 1998
| Tonight at 11:49 PM, Pacific time
+
| November 19, 1998
|Time TF2 beta went live
+
| Release of Half-Life
 +
|-
 +
| "Soon" (1998), [http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/teamfortress2boa/news.html?sid=2652476&mode=previews&tag=stitialclk;gamespace way before 2005]
 +
| [http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/ October 10, 2007]
 +
| Release of Team Fortress 2
 +
|-
 +
| [http://archive.gamespy.com/e32003/preview/pc/1002433/ September 30, 2003]
 +
| [http://store.steampowered.com/app/220/ November 16, 2004]
 +
| Release of Half-Life 2
 +
|-
 +
| [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGJZ56CnByc "First half of the summer" 2005]
 +
| [http://store.steampowered.com/app/340/ October 27th, 2005]
 +
| Release of Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
 +
|-
 +
| [https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/news230505aftermathretail September 2005], [http://web.archive.org/web/20060115111654/http://www.halflife2.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=95627 February/March 2006], [http://web.archive.org/web/20060518121246/http://www.mod-hq.com/index.php?page=viewpost&topic_id=163 April 24th 2006]
 +
| [http://store.steampowered.com/app/380/ June 1st, 2006]
 +
| Release of Half-Life 2: Episode One
 +
|-
 +
| [https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/news190606halflife2ep2 Christmas 2006], [https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/i_douglombardi_gcdc Q1 2007], [http://web.archive.org/web/20061118113518/http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=148950&skip=yes Summer 2007]
 +
| [http://store.steampowered.com/app/420/ October 10, 2007]
 +
| Release of Half-Life 2: Episode Two
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2episode2ob/news.html?sid=6151796 Christmas of 2007]   
 +
| [http://www.marclaidlaw.com/epistle-3/ August 25th, 2017 (as script)] <br> Actual game coincident with the {{wiki|Rapture}}
 +
| Release of Half-Life 2: Episode Three
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/macupdate/earbuds/ Four days]
 +
| Two months and six days
 +
| Availability of the Earbuds in TF2
 +
|-
 +
| [http://twitpic.com/2ls1nz Every 3 months]
 +
| Every few years
 +
| Half-Life 2 Episodes
 
|-
 
|-
|Tomorrow
+
| [http://storefront.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/1346/ In the coming weeks]
| Later this week
+
| [http://tf2.com/history.php In large updates starting in five months and continuing over the next seven years]
|
+
|TF2 Class Achievements
 
|-
 
|-
|This week
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/1440/ Coming tomorrow at 11 AM]
| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7546612&postcount=1 Next week]
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/1443/ Coming tomorrow at 2 PM]
|
+
| Team Fortress 2 Update
 
|-
 
|-
|This year [http://archive.gamespy.com/e32003/preview/pc/1002433/ 1] [http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2episode2ob/news.html?sid=6151796 2]
+
| Today
|Next year [http://storefront.steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=game&AppId=220 1] [http://www.steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=game&AppId=420 2]
+
| Tonight at 11:49 PM, Pacific time
|Release of Half-Life 2
+
| Time TF2 beta went live
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=25127637 Q1]       
+
| [http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=25127637 Q1]       
 
| The third week of Q2       
 
| The third week of Q2       
|-     
 
|(This year's) holiday season     
 
| Fall of next year
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Eventually
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/119/comingsoon.html Coming "Soon"]
| Never
 
|-
 
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/119/comingsoon.html Coming "Soon"]
 
 
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4048&p= Coming in over two months]
 
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4048&p= Coming in over two months]
|Team Fortress 2, Engineer Update.
+
| Team Fortress 2, Engineer Update.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[The Steam Community|Beginning in (next month)...]]
+
| [[The Steam Community|Beginning in (next month)...]]
 
| Beginning in the month after the stated one
 
| Beginning in the month after the stated one
 
|-
 
|-
|At 4PM pdt
+
| [http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/left-4-dead-live-interview-live-q-and-a Shortly]
| At 1:30 pdt
+
| [http://developer.valvesoftware.com/w/index.php?title=Authoring_Tools/SDK_(Left_4_Dead)&oldid=116999 In six months]
|(L4D2 50% off sale)
+
| Left 4 Dead SDK
|-
 
|[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/left-4-dead-live-interview-live-q-and-a Shortly]
 
|[http://developer.valvesoftware.com/w/index.php?title=Authoring_Tools/SDK_(Left_4_Dead)&oldid=116999 In six months]
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Gabe FAQ#Jan 2006|We're finishing this feature up now]]
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| [[Gabe FAQ#Jan 2006|We're finishing this feature up now]]
 
| We've just finished the concept and we'll start working on it in the coming weeks (see below)  
 
| We've just finished the concept and we'll start working on it in the coming weeks (see below)  
 +
| Steam Friends
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://storefront.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/1346/ In the coming weeks]
+
| '''[http://storefront.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/1426/ "within the month" ''(Feb 1st)'']'''<br />
|In large updates [http://store.steampowered.com/news/1551/ starting in five months] [http://steamgames.com/tf2/goldrush/ and] [http://steamgames.com/tf2/pyro/ continuing] [http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/ over] [http://www.teamfortress.com/scoutupdate the next]  [http://www.teamfortress.com/sniper_vs_spy two]  [http://www.teamfortress.com/war/ and a half] [http://www.teamfortress.com/engineerupdate/ years]
+
[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=185631&site=cvg "just after" April 15th]<br />
|TF2 Class Achievements
 
|-
 
|'''[http://storefront.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/1426/ "within the month" ''(Feb 1st)'']:'''
 
[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=185631&site=cvg "just after" April 15th]''':'''
 
 
 
 
[http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/51941 "the week of April 20th"]
 
[http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/51941 "the week of April 20th"]
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/1552/ April 29th]
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/1552/ April 29th]
|the Gold Rush update
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| TF2 Gold Rush Update
|-   
 
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7097740&postcount=149 January] or maybe even [http://www.enemydown.co.uk/forumreplies.php?id=117371 March]
 
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/1594/ May 23]
 
 
|-
 
|-
|After the holiday weekend / After Memorial Day
+
| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7097740&postcount=149 January] or maybe even [http://www.enemydown.co.uk/forumreplies.php?id=117371 March]
| Next week
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/1594/ May 23]
 +
| Day of Defeat Source Steamworks beta
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2episode2ob/news.html?sid=6151796 Christmas of 2007]   
+
| [[SDK_workaround|Until the problem is fixed with an
| Coincident with the {{wiki|Rapture}}
 
|-
 
|[[SDK_workaround|Until the problem is fixed with an
 
 
SDK update]]
 
SDK update]]
| For the engine after the engine after this (where everything but our tools has changed)
+
| For the engine after the engine after this (where everything but our tools have changed)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Early 2008:'''
 
| '''Early 2008:'''
Line 81: Line 96:
 
[http://www.gamespot.com/news/6192872.html Early November, 2008]
 
[http://www.gamespot.com/news/6192872.html Early November, 2008]
 
| [http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/54372 November 18, 2008]
 
| [http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/54372 November 18, 2008]
 +
| Release of Left 4 Dead
 
|-
 
|-
|October 2nd
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| [http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/images/bg_home_day4.jpg Monday]
| [http://www.moddb.com/features/mods-get-steamd October 3rd]
+
| [http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/images/bg_home_day5_temp.jpg Monday-ish]
 +
| Arena Mode announcement date on http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/ before going live late Monday night PST
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/images/bg_home_day4.jpg Monday]
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2477 When we started working on TF2]
|[http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/images/bg_home_day5_temp.jpg Monday-ish]
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2477 22 years ago] ''(putting the date 11 years before the initial release of Team Fortress)''
|Arena Mode announcement date on http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/ before going live late Monday night PST
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.mail-archive.com/hlds_linux@list.valvesoftware.com/msg51193.html Within about an hour]
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/2989/ October 27, 1 PM, PST ''(8 PM, UTC)'']<br />
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/2252/ 5 hours later]
+
October 27, 11 PM PST ''(October 28, 6 AM, UTC)''<br />
 +
October 28, 1 PM, PST ''(8 PM, UTC)''<br />
 +
October 28, 2 PM, PST ''(9 PM, UTC)''<br />
 +
[http://steamcommunity.com/games/L4D2/events/55327883716288366 October 28, 3 PM, PST ''(10 PM, UTC)'']
 +
| October 28, 5:08 PM, PST ''(October 29, 0:08 AM, UTC)''
 +
| [[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://list.valvesoftware.com/mailman/private/hlds/2009-October/062534.html Couple of hours]
+
| [http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=226676 ...any minute now]
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/3017 7 hours later]
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/3085/ 5 days later]
 +
| Nov 9, 2009 Left 4 Dead update
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2193 Later this week]
+
| [http://kotaku.com/5469905/left-4-dead-2s-the-passing-coming-march-followed-by-comic-more-l4d-dlc?skyline=true&s=i Late March]
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/2246/ In 3 weeks]
+
| [http://kotaku.com/5519235/left-4-dead-2s-the-passing-is-coming-next-week Late April]
 +
| Release of The Passing for L4D2
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2477 When we started working on TF2]
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/3569/ In April]
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2477 22 years ago] ''(putting the date 11 years before the initial release of Team Fortress)''
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/3808/ May] |[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3818/ May 12th]
 +
| Steam for Mac
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64185 This coming holiday season! 2010]<br />
 +
[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=260632 Next coming year. February 9th, 2011]
 +
| [http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/66536 April 18th, 2011.]
 +
| [[Portal 2]] release date
 +
|-
 +
| July 12th
 +
| [http://teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4076&p=1 July 15th]
 +
| TF2 Polycount Pack Contest winner selection
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=3570 Later this Spring]
 +
| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1364553 Fall]
 +
| Release of L4D on Mac
 +
|-
 +
| In one hour
 +
| In two hours and 15 minutes
 +
| The release of Alien Swarm
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.shacknews.com/docs/press/032102_steam.x "Working with Developers"]
 +
| 8 years, 6 months 25 days
 +
| Downloadable drivers via Steam
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/08/11/next-tf2-update-adds-trading-new-game-mode By the end of August or early September]
 +
| [http://tf2.com/post.php?id=4410&p=1 September 30th]
 +
| Release of Polycount update
 +
|-
 +
| [http://kotaku.com/5469905/left-4-dead-2s-the-passing-coming-march-followed-by-comic-more-l4d-dlc "about a month" after the "March" release date of The Passing]
 +
| [http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=4434 October 5, 2010]
 +
| Release of "The Sacrifice"
 +
|-
 +
| [http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae258/Borg184/HEREHAVESOMEPROOF.jpg?t=1298527375 "Next update"] (January 2011)
 +
| Too many updates to count since then.
 +
| Team Fortress 2 Jigglebone fix
 +
|-
 +
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23505135&postcount=38 Next week]
 +
|1 week and 3 days
 +
|Fix for the matchmaking menu on Team Fortress 2 not fully darkening the background
 +
|-
 +
| 20 minutes
 +
| 40 minutes
 +
| [http://www.dota2.com/tournaments/international/ The International Dota 2 Tournament]
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/34403/Valve_Offering_Free_Portal_2_DLC_On_All_Platforms_This_Summer.php Summer]<br />
 +
[http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/18/portal-2-dlc-coming-in-mid-september/ Mid-September]<br />
 +
[http://store.steampowered.com/news/6174/ This September]
 +
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/6427/ October 4th]
 +
| Portal 2 DLC
 +
|-
 +
|Early August
 +
|September 14th
 +
|Rubles in Steam Store
 +
|-
 +
|Limited Time Only
 +
|Still going strong
 +
|Mann Co. Store promotion item
 +
|-
 +
|Early October
 +
|[http://twitter.com/#!/csgo_dev/status/137701378389843968 November 30th]
 +
|Counter-Strike: Global Offensive CBT
 +
|-
 +
| [http://blog.dota2.com/2012/02/its-not-you-its-us/ 24 hours]
 +
| [http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=21881&page=3&p=122291&viewfull=1#post122291 28 Hours and 45 Minutes]
 +
| Dota 2 server maintenance
 +
|-
 +
| [http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/October_2,_2007_Patch Today's update]
 +
| [http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/June_20,_2012_Patch An update 4 years, 8 months, 18 days later]
 +
| Orange Box listdeaths removal
 +
|-
 +
| No later than June 30th.
 +
| [http://blog.dota2.com/2012/07/in-defense-of-the-temple/ July 12th.]
 +
| 2012 International Ticket Information (Dota 2 Championships)
 +
|-
 +
| 30 Minutes
 +
| 1-2 Hours
 +
| Playing a Mann vs Machine game
 +
|-
 +
| An update tomorrow or early next week
 +
| 22/08/2012 (3 months later)
 +
| Fix a critical security bug in the L4D2/ASW/P2/CS:GO engines.
 +
|-
 +
| September 5th 2012 [http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/08/08/steam-expanding-beyond-games.aspx] [http://store.steampowered.com/news/8584/]
 +
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/8993/ October 3rd 2012]
 +
| Expanding Steam to non-game software
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=28804972&postcount=7 Hopefully Next Week]
 +
| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=33109168&postcount=1 9 Months Later]
 +
| iOS Steam Update
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.geek.com/articles/games/steam-for-linux-will-launch-in-2012-2012065/ Before the end of 2012]<br />
 +
[http://www.gametrailers.com/full-episodes/ncis3o/gt-tv-valve Fairly quickly] (8/17/2012)
 +
| [http://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/1767931535340321485 February 15th 2013]
 +
| Steam for Linux
 +
|-
 +
| April 23rd 2013
 +
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=10519 May 1st 2013]
 +
| GCF to VPK conversion for Team Fortress 2
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.l4d.com/coldstream/#copy_07 "Later this year"] (2012)<br />
 +
[http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=8913 Middle of next month]  (October 2012)<br />
 +
| [http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=10534 May 2013]
 +
| Left 4 Dead Linux builds
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.mail-archive.com/hlcoders@list.valvesoftware.com/msg29600.html "Shortly after release" of OS X support] (2010)
 +
| June 26th 2013
 +
| Mac OS X support for Source SDK Code
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.mail-archive.com/hlds@list.valvesoftware.com/msg52022.html "We’re going to release new SDK’s within the next week or two."] (April 17th 2013)
 +
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/10962/ June 27th 2013]
 +
| Source SDK 2013
 +
|-
 +
| Later this year (2011). Then delayed to Q1 of 2012.
 +
| July 9th 2013
 +
| Dota 2
 +
|-
 +
| August 24th 2013
 +
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=11335 August 27th 2013]
 +
| Team Fortress's Birthday
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/2989/ October 27, 1 PM, PST ''(8 PM, UTC)'']
+
| October 27th 2013/Middle of September
| October 27, 11 PM PST ''(October 28, 6 AM, UTC)''
+
| December 4th
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo first delay)''
+
| Part two of the "bi monthly" comics
 
|-
 
|-
|October 27, 11 PM, PST ''(October 28, 6 AM, UTC)''
+
| By the end of August (2014)
| October 28, 1 PM, PST ''(8 PM, UTC)''
+
| 4th September, 2014
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo second delay)''
+
| Goblin Techies for Dota2
 
|-
 
|-
|October 28, 1 PM, PST ''(8 PM, UTC)''
+
| [http://blog.dota2.com/2014/09/the-rekindling-soul-update/ "Early next year"] (September 2014)
| October 28, 2 PM, PST ''(9 PM, UTC)''
+
| [http://blog.dota2.com/2015/06/dota-2-reborn-the-beta-begins/ June 18, 2015]
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo third delay)''
+
| Source 2 Dota 2 Beta
 
|-
 
|-
|October 28, 2 PM, PST ''(9 PM, UTC)''
+
| July 31 at 8 am <br /> July 31 at 12 pm
| [http://steamcommunity.com/games/L4D2/events/55327883716288366 October 28, 3 PM, PST ''(10 PM, UTC)'']
+
| July 31 at 12:45
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo fourth delay)''
+
| Pre-order pickup at TI5
 
|-
 
|-
|October 28, 3 PM, PST ''(10 PM, UTC)''
+
| [https://www.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/3gm3w3/performance_open_letter_to_valve_employees/cu1cddf/ "In the next few weeks"] (August 13, 2015)
| October 28, 5:08 PM, PST ''(October 29, 0:08 AM, UTC)''
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=19733 exactly 18 weeks]
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo fifth delay)''
+
| TF2 performance update
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=226676 ...any minute now]
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/meetyourmatch/war.php "Update Notes Coming Soon"] (July 7, 2016)
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3085/ 5 days later]
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=22759 About 5 hours later.]
 +
| TF2 Meet Your Match patch notes.
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021431 Midnight]
+
| [http://www.dota2.com/international/battlepass Some weekend in June]
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021431 1AM]
+
| [http://blog.dota2.com/2016/07/the-weekend-battle-cup/ June 45, 2016 (July 15, 2016)]
 +
| Dota 2 Battle cup
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://kotaku.com/5469905/left-4-dead-2s-the-passing-coming-march-followed-by-comic-more-l4d-dlc?skyline=true&s=i Late March]
+
| [http://blog.dota2.com/2016/10/true-sight-a-new-documentary-series/ 4:00 PM PDT]
|[http://kotaku.com/5519235/left-4-dead-2s-the-passing-is-coming-next-week Late April]
+
| [https://twitter.com/dota2/status/786700165352656896 2 Hours later]
|Release of The Passing for L4D2
+
| Dota 2 True Sight Episode 1
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/119/ 100]
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=18229 "a little quicker" than 11 months]
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=3772&p=1 119]
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=26763 1 year, 4 months, 10 days]
 +
| TF Comics #6
 
|-
 
|-
|Available for pre-order.
+
| [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJqo7XzwJd0&t=8m48s "next year"] ([https://steamdb.info/blog/steam-dev-days-2016-day-one/ October 12, 2016])
|Activated for play, months after the pre-order date.
+
| Currently promised for [https://www.pcgamer.com/valve-vr-game/ 2019.]
 +
| Big product announcements for Valve VR content
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3569/ In April]
+
| Later this month (May 2017)
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3808/ May 12th]
+
| May 39th, 2017 (June 8th, 2017)
 +
| Dota 2 Siltbreaker Campaign Act I
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/clusters/browse_mac/week_3__cloud_support/promo_image_english.jpg?t=1274896827 Each Wednesday for the next few weeks]
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=24805 "Next week, as always"] (October 11, 2016)
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1292222 Each Wednesday for three weeks, then when we feel like it]
+
| [https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Scream_Fortress_2016 October 21st 2016]
|Release of new Mac games
+
| Scream Fortress 2016
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64185 This coming holiday season! 2010]
+
| [http://www.pcgamer.com/valve-announce-monkey-king-the-first-dota-2-hero-that-isnt-a-port-from-dota/ "This fall"]
|[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=260632 Next coming year. February 9th, 2011]
+
| [http://www.dota2.com/700 12/12/2016]
|Portal 2 release date
+
| Dota 7.00 "The New Journey"
 
|-
 
|-
|June 14, during E3, at the Regal Theater
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=23536/ "to be shipped in a future update"] (August 15, 2016)
|June 15, during Sony's E3 conference
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/jungleinferno/ October 16th 2017]
 +
| TF2 Jungle Inferno Update
 
|-
 
|-
|Six months from now
+
| [https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Gaben/comments/5olhj4/hi_im_gabe_newell_ama/dck9pdo/ "Priority for 2017"]
|Somewhere between [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_2:_Episode_Two 16 Months from now] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_(series)#Episode_Three Eventually]
+
| [http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2018/06/20482/ June 19th 2018]
 +
| CSGO Panorama UI
 
|-
 
|-
|July 12th
+
| [http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2018/07/20673/ "... before the end of the month"] (July 2018)
|[http://teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4076&p=1 July 15th]
+
| [https://twitter.com/csgo_dev/status/1025175130199089152 July 33rd]
|The Polycount Pack winner selection
+
| CSGO Panorama UI enabled for everyone by default
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=3570 Later this Spring]
+
| [http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2018/08/20937/ "Later today"]
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1364553 Fall]
+
| [https://steamdb.info/sub/303386/history/?changeid=U:7101932 The next day.]
|Release of L4D on Mac
+
| CSGO Free Availability
 
|-
 
|-
|In one hour
+
| [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVGy0NEQIkk "...and you're all in the beta starting in October"] (August 20th, 2018)
|In two hours and 15 minutes
+
| November 19th, 2018
|The release of Alien Swarm
+
| Start of Artifact Closed Beta
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/macupdate/earbuds/ Four days]
+
| [https://twitter.com/csgo_dev/status/1069718158464868352 "What are you doing Wednesday?"] (December 5th, 2018)
|Two months and six days
+
| [https://twitter.com/csgo_dev/status/1070467738726916096 "Thursday?"] (December 6th, 2018)
|Availability of the Earbuds in TF2
+
| Major CS:GO Update
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://twitpic.com/2ls1nz Every 3 months]
+
| [https://twitter.com/DotaUnderlords/status/1153035411528114176 "Early next week"]
|Every few years
+
| [https://twitter.com/DotaUnderlords/status/1154094190353010688 Wednesday the next week]
|Half-Life 2 Episodes
+
| Dota Underlords Gameplay Update (#210)
 +
|-
 +
| [https://twitter.com/TeamFortress/status/1154901584108670976 "After the weekend"]
 +
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=53025 Friday of the following week]
 +
| Statement on TF2's unusual drop rate bug
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==Reverse Valve Time==
 
==Reverse Valve Time==
 +
Note that these outliers may be the results of an undiscovered 'Greenlight Savings Time'.
 
:{| class=standard-table
 
:{| class=standard-table
 
!Valve Time
 
!Valve Time
 
!Actual Time
 
!Actual Time
!Event
+
!Item
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2096 In a few days]
+
| At 4PM pdt
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/2098/ Within 24 hours]
+
| At 1:30 pdt
 +
| (L4D2 50% off sale)
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3808/ May 12th]
+
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=3835&p=1 This week]
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3818/ May 12th]
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/3842/ The next day]
 +
| May 19, 2010 Team Fortress 2 update
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://storefront.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/1608/ We're wrapping things up...]
+
| [http://teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2096 In a few days]
|[http://www.steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=posts&id=1635&cc=GB 2 Weeks]
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/2098/ Within 24 hours]
 +
| December 11, 2008 TF2 update
 
|-
 
|-
|November 18th
+
| [http://storefront.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/1608/ We're wrapping things up...]
|12:01 EST November 18th
+
| [http://www.steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=posts&id=1635 2 Weeks]
 +
| Pyro update
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11300973 Sure, I'll make this happen.]
+
| [http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=218758 "before the end of the summer"]
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11301124&postcount=3 15 minutes] later
+
| [http://kotaku.com/5618352/new-left-4-dead-expansion-lets-you-choose-who-will-live-or-die August 20th]
 +
| New Left 4 Dead DLC Announcement
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://kotaku.com/5125547/major-left-4-dead-update-coming-very-soon-to-pc-console Very soon]
+
| [http://www.l4d.com/sacrifice/#mac_content "in time to celebrate Halloween"]
|One week later
+
| [http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=4565 October 27]
 +
| Left 4 Dead on OSX
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2193 Tomorrow]
+
| On 11/8/2010
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/2203/ Tomorrow]
+
| 11/7/2010 11PM (GMT -8)
 +
| (TF2 Halloween Event ends)
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3726/ Next Monday]
+
| [http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/66536 April 20th, 2011.] 7AM PDT
|[http://store.steampowered.com/uiupdate  On Monday]
+
| [http://www.1up.com/news/release-portal-2-early-playing-indie-games If and when enough] [http://store.steampowered.com/sub/7586/ Potato Sack] [http://www.aperturescience.com/glados@home games are played.]
 +
| Portal 2 release date
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=3835&p=1 This week]
+
| [http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=5803 "July 22nd at the latest"]
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3842/  The next day]
+
| [http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=5901 July 21st]
 +
| Dead Air Beta in Left 4 Dead 2
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=218758 "before the end of the summer"]
+
| [http://www.thinkwithportals.com/blog.php?id=6409&p=1 "Wednesday" (October 5)]
|[http://kotaku.com/5618352/new-left-4-dead-expansion-lets-you-choose-who-will-live-or-die August 20th]
+
| [http://www.thinkwithportals.com/blog.php?id=6430&p=1 October 4]
|New Left 4 Dead DLC Announcement
+
| Portal 2 DLC release
 +
|-
 +
| "When the community says it's ready"
 +
| August 21, 2012
 +
| Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Release
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=8830 50 days after September 11th] (October 31st)
 +
| [http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/October_26,_2012_Patch October 26]
 +
| TF2 Halloween
 +
|-
 +
| The three days around Full Moon in December 2013 (December 16th-18th)
 +
| [http://en.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/1t5fei/full_moon_started_and_ended_early/ December 13th-15th]
 +
| Team Fortress 2 monthly Full Moon event
 +
|-
 +
| April 2, 2015
 +
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=14566 October 2, 2014]
 +
| 4th issue of Team Fortress Comics: Blood in the Water
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.dota2.com/reborn/part3/ In the coming weeks]
 +
| [http://www.dota2.com/reborn/updates 5 days later]
 +
| Linux and OS X clients for Dota 2 Reborn Beta
 +
|-
 +
| [http://gyazo.com/569777837c9acfe1c6164a0ccfdb1892 Monday, August 31, 2015]<br>([https://twitter.com/jaypinkerton/status/635994268734132224 link] [https://twitter.com/jaypinkerton/status/635994354222432256 to] [https://twitter.com/jaypinkerton/status/635994147053178880 Tweets])
 +
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=18229 Monday, August 31, 2015]
 +
| TF Comics #5
 +
|-
 +
| [http://blog.dota2.com/2016/04/new-gameplay-update/ A day or two]
 +
| [https://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/4ggtoq/dota_2_update_main_client_april_25_2016_analysis/ 9 hours]
 +
| Dota 6.87
 +
|-
 +
| November 1, 2017
 +
| [https://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/79zami/dota_2_update_main_client_october_31_2017/ October 31, 2017]
 +
| Dota 2 Dueling Fates Update
 +
|-
 +
| [https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/8l4fow/m4a1s_and_usps_audio_deadzone_bug/dzcu5ix/?context=2/ We will work on getting it fixed]
 +
| [https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/8lf8sp/counterstrike_global_offensive_update_for_52318/ 26 hours and 26 minutes]
 +
| CSGO sound bug fix
 +
|-
 +
| [https://i.imgur.com/rxfpcui.png/ November 19, 2018]
 +
| [https://playartifact.com/news/2535985526495756390/ November 18, 2018]
 +
| Artifact Key-holder Beta goes live
 +
|-
 +
| [https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/1/18291013/valve-index-vr-headset-product-page-early-launch-date May 1st, 2019]
 +
| [https://www.valvesoftware.com/en/index/headset April 30th, 2019]
 +
| Full announcement of Valve Index headset
 
|}
 
|}
  
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+
<!-- Unreleased items go on Valve Time Tracker (no predictions unless you work for Valve, please) -->
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
*[[Valve Time Tracker]]
 
*[[Valve Time Tracker]]
 +
*[[Wikipedia:Hofstadter's law]]
 +
*[http://www.teamfortress.com/119/ Team Fortress 2 119th Update]
 +
 +
[[Category:Valve]]

Latest revision as of 01:18, 29 August 2019

Valve Time

Valve Time Actual Time Item
October 1997 September 1, 1998 Release of Half-Life demo
November 1997, April 1998, Summer 1998 November 19, 1998 Release of Half-Life
"Soon" (1998), way before 2005 October 10, 2007 Release of Team Fortress 2
September 30, 2003 November 16, 2004 Release of Half-Life 2
"First half of the summer" 2005 October 27th, 2005 Release of Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
September 2005, February/March 2006, April 24th 2006 June 1st, 2006 Release of Half-Life 2: Episode One
Christmas 2006, Q1 2007, Summer 2007 October 10, 2007 Release of Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Christmas of 2007 August 25th, 2017 (as script)
Actual game coincident with the Rapture
Release of Half-Life 2: Episode Three
Four days Two months and six days Availability of the Earbuds in TF2
Every 3 months Every few years Half-Life 2 Episodes
In the coming weeks In large updates starting in five months and continuing over the next seven years TF2 Class Achievements
Coming tomorrow at 11 AM Coming tomorrow at 2 PM Team Fortress 2 Update
Today Tonight at 11:49 PM, Pacific time Time TF2 beta went live
Q1 The third week of Q2
Coming "Soon" Coming in over two months Team Fortress 2, Engineer Update.
Beginning in (next month)... Beginning in the month after the stated one
Shortly In six months Left 4 Dead SDK
We're finishing this feature up now We've just finished the concept and we'll start working on it in the coming weeks (see below) Steam Friends
"within the month" (Feb 1st)

"just after" April 15th
"the week of April 20th"

April 29th TF2 Gold Rush Update
January or maybe even March May 23 Day of Defeat Source Steamworks beta
Until the problem is fixed with an SDK update For the engine after the engine after this (where everything but our tools have changed)
Early 2008:

Late summer, 2008:

Early November, 2008

November 18, 2008 Release of Left 4 Dead
Monday Monday-ish Arena Mode announcement date on http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/ before going live late Monday night PST
When we started working on TF2 22 years ago (putting the date 11 years before the initial release of Team Fortress)
October 27, 1 PM, PST (8 PM, UTC)

October 27, 11 PM PST (October 28, 6 AM, UTC)
October 28, 1 PM, PST (8 PM, UTC)
October 28, 2 PM, PST (9 PM, UTC)
October 28, 3 PM, PST (10 PM, UTC)

October 28, 5:08 PM, PST (October 29, 0:08 AM, UTC) Left 4 Dead 2 early access demo
...any minute now 5 days later Nov 9, 2009 Left 4 Dead update
Late March Late April Release of The Passing for L4D2
In April May 12th Steam for Mac
This coming holiday season! 2010

Next coming year. February 9th, 2011

April 18th, 2011. Portal 2 release date
July 12th July 15th TF2 Polycount Pack Contest winner selection
Later this Spring Fall Release of L4D on Mac
In one hour In two hours and 15 minutes The release of Alien Swarm
"Working with Developers" 8 years, 6 months 25 days Downloadable drivers via Steam
By the end of August or early September September 30th Release of Polycount update
"about a month" after the "March" release date of The Passing October 5, 2010 Release of "The Sacrifice"
"Next update" (January 2011) Too many updates to count since then. Team Fortress 2 Jigglebone fix
Next week 1 week and 3 days Fix for the matchmaking menu on Team Fortress 2 not fully darkening the background
20 minutes 40 minutes The International Dota 2 Tournament
Summer

Mid-September
This September

October 4th Portal 2 DLC
Early August September 14th Rubles in Steam Store
Limited Time Only Still going strong Mann Co. Store promotion item
Early October November 30th Counter-Strike: Global Offensive CBT
24 hours 28 Hours and 45 Minutes Dota 2 server maintenance
Today's update An update 4 years, 8 months, 18 days later Orange Box listdeaths removal
No later than June 30th. July 12th. 2012 International Ticket Information (Dota 2 Championships)
30 Minutes 1-2 Hours Playing a Mann vs Machine game
An update tomorrow or early next week 22/08/2012 (3 months later) Fix a critical security bug in the L4D2/ASW/P2/CS:GO engines.
September 5th 2012 [1] [2] October 3rd 2012 Expanding Steam to non-game software
Hopefully Next Week 9 Months Later iOS Steam Update
Before the end of 2012

Fairly quickly (8/17/2012)

February 15th 2013 Steam for Linux
April 23rd 2013 May 1st 2013 GCF to VPK conversion for Team Fortress 2
"Later this year" (2012)

Middle of next month (October 2012)

May 2013 Left 4 Dead Linux builds
"Shortly after release" of OS X support (2010) June 26th 2013 Mac OS X support for Source SDK Code
"We’re going to release new SDK’s within the next week or two." (April 17th 2013) June 27th 2013 Source SDK 2013
Later this year (2011). Then delayed to Q1 of 2012. July 9th 2013 Dota 2
August 24th 2013 August 27th 2013 Team Fortress's Birthday
October 27th 2013/Middle of September December 4th Part two of the "bi monthly" comics
By the end of August (2014) 4th September, 2014 Goblin Techies for Dota2
"Early next year" (September 2014) June 18, 2015 Source 2 Dota 2 Beta
July 31 at 8 am
July 31 at 12 pm
July 31 at 12:45 Pre-order pickup at TI5
"In the next few weeks" (August 13, 2015) exactly 18 weeks TF2 performance update
"Update Notes Coming Soon" (July 7, 2016) About 5 hours later. TF2 Meet Your Match patch notes.
Some weekend in June June 45, 2016 (July 15, 2016) Dota 2 Battle cup
4:00 PM PDT 2 Hours later Dota 2 True Sight Episode 1
"a little quicker" than 11 months 1 year, 4 months, 10 days TF Comics #6
"next year" (October 12, 2016) Currently promised for 2019. Big product announcements for Valve VR content
Later this month (May 2017) May 39th, 2017 (June 8th, 2017) Dota 2 Siltbreaker Campaign Act I
"Next week, as always" (October 11, 2016) October 21st 2016 Scream Fortress 2016
"This fall" 12/12/2016 Dota 7.00 "The New Journey"
"to be shipped in a future update" (August 15, 2016) October 16th 2017 TF2 Jungle Inferno Update
"Priority for 2017" June 19th 2018 CSGO Panorama UI
"... before the end of the month" (July 2018) July 33rd CSGO Panorama UI enabled for everyone by default
"Later today" The next day. CSGO Free Availability
"...and you're all in the beta starting in October" (August 20th, 2018) November 19th, 2018 Start of Artifact Closed Beta
"What are you doing Wednesday?" (December 5th, 2018) "Thursday?" (December 6th, 2018) Major CS:GO Update
"Early next week" Wednesday the next week Dota Underlords Gameplay Update (#210)
"After the weekend" Friday of the following week Statement on TF2's unusual drop rate bug

Reverse Valve Time

Note that these outliers may be the results of an undiscovered 'Greenlight Savings Time'.

Valve Time Actual Time Item
At 4PM pdt At 1:30 pdt (L4D2 50% off sale)
This week The next day May 19, 2010 Team Fortress 2 update
In a few days Within 24 hours December 11, 2008 TF2 update
We're wrapping things up... 2 Weeks Pyro update
"before the end of the summer" August 20th New Left 4 Dead DLC Announcement
"in time to celebrate Halloween" October 27 Left 4 Dead on OSX
On 11/8/2010 11/7/2010 11PM (GMT -8) (TF2 Halloween Event ends)
April 20th, 2011. 7AM PDT If and when enough Potato Sack games are played. Portal 2 release date
"July 22nd at the latest" July 21st Dead Air Beta in Left 4 Dead 2
"Wednesday" (October 5) October 4 Portal 2 DLC release
"When the community says it's ready" August 21, 2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Release
50 days after September 11th (October 31st) October 26 TF2 Halloween
The three days around Full Moon in December 2013 (December 16th-18th) December 13th-15th Team Fortress 2 monthly Full Moon event
April 2, 2015 October 2, 2014 4th issue of Team Fortress Comics: Blood in the Water
In the coming weeks 5 days later Linux and OS X clients for Dota 2 Reborn Beta
Monday, August 31, 2015
(link to Tweets)
Monday, August 31, 2015 TF Comics #5
A day or two 9 hours Dota 6.87
November 1, 2017 October 31, 2017 Dota 2 Dueling Fates Update
We will work on getting it fixed 26 hours and 26 minutes CSGO sound bug fix
November 19, 2018 November 18, 2018 Artifact Key-holder Beta goes live
May 1st, 2019 April 30th, 2019 Full announcement of Valve Index headset


See Also