GameSpot has recently got their own boards for specific games and even for game genres. GS is no longer dependent on GameFAQs for discussion on particular games. In time, it's believed that GS will develop its own distinct community on its own specific game and genre boards.
This got me thinking: is it time for HCU to expand its headcrab claws as well? Seeing as how we haven't had any major HL news in quite some time, I think it's long overdue that we start going beyond HL and Valve. HCU is a long established union, officially endorsed by GS. We are one of GS's most successful unions of all time, with a membership of over 5000 users. It would be a waste not to make further use of HCU. I believe HCU can do so much more than what it already has done.
So, I ask for your ideas. I'm open minded, and will consider all ideas, no matter how far fetched or ordinary they are. Even if you do not have any ideas of your own, your discussion of these ideas would be valuable.
Additionally, I will be considering reshuffling the ranks of HCU. This means all users have a chance to become an officer at HCU. If you're interested in an officer position, then now is your time to shine, as I will be keeping an eye on users who I think would make good officers in the union.
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I think that HCU should encompass and discuss all of Valve's works, it already has to some extent in the past, now more than ever. DOTA 2 and CS:GO are just around the corner and both have a healthy string of info and news (especially DOTA 2 with the constant beta updates) yet there has been no discussion upon either of them. That and I think there needs to be a drive to recruit new members and possibly get some vets active again.
I remember lurking this union back in the day when it was active, thinking how awesome it was, and when I finally became a member, it was practically dead I down to help out in reviving this place it anyway that I can, so what ever you need, just let me know.
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We're suppose to cover Valve games in general, and I agree with you, on those two games at least, we haven't had really any news coverage or discussion on them. Perhaps you could lead the way on that front? Also, when I made this thread, I was thinking of going beyond Valve completely - perhaps we could also include first and third person shooters and action games in general? This of course would require a team of officers who I know would be able to keep the place up to date on news as well as facilitating and maintaining discussion.
we should maybe just open up our gates to covering as many valve games as we can. although i somewhat dont like the idea of inluding other games (after all, this is the headcrab union. the farthest we should generally go is cameos like super meat boy) it would get us more activity. i might not be able to get news, but i wouldnt mind discussing the other games. then again, there are a lot of other unions out there that already deal with shooters like that in general. so just changing to being a union like that might not necessarily bring about more activity either.