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Valve Primes E3 2012 Announcement

Felix Kemp
E3 2012, Half-Life 3, Valve

Valve Primes E3 2012 Announcement

"Something With A 3 In It"

Remember last week when Half-Life 3 tidbits leaked in quick succession? We hoped for a shock VGA reveal, but much to our lack of surprise, Valve simply accepted Portal 2 awards, with no sign or sound of Half-Life 3. Until now, that is. Spurned fans took to 4Chan to devise a nonsensical email intended for Valve chief, Gabe Newell, who got wind of the uprising and took to the forums to assuage their concerns.

"I don’t suppose it would ease your wrath if I told you we’re announcing all of your favorite things at E3?” Newell told the angry Half-Life mob on 4Chan. A vague tease, of course, and it only served to rile them up, so Newell was forced to once again post on 4Chan to be a little less vague. "I can see how the wording caused some confusion there. Yes, we’re announcing something with a three in it.”

Now, with all the Half-Life 3 news within the last week, the obvious answer to Newell's tease is Half-Life 3. Right? Well, don't forget, Valve has found considerable success lately with their reality-bending series, Portal. If Valve were to continue said series, they'd be forced by chronological demands to affix a '3' at the end? And what of Team Fortress too?

Precarious times if you're a Half-Life 3 fan, then. I sincerely hope it is indeed Freeman's return, but who knows what Valve have up their sleeve for E3 2012. [4Chan]

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SubXen  Dec. 13, 2011 at 15:53

Already been confirmed that the e-mail is fake.

DivideByZero  Dec. 13, 2011 at 16:03

We have had Left 4 Dead 2 for at least a year - must be time for 3 by now?

Surely more news of CS:GO is due also?

Hope it's HL3, but have been let down on this front so many times.

uboy  Dec. 13, 2011 at 16:31

You might be getting a little ahead of yourselves, I suspect it will be HL2 episode 3, not Half life 3.

DivideByZero  Dec. 13, 2011 at 16:52

I'm 50/50 if they will do Ep3 or just straight to HL3.... either way... I have given up waiting for HL news.

Last edited by DivideByZero, Dec. 13, 2011 at 16:53
mightybobbin  Dec. 13, 2011 at 16:54

It's all concerning their rebrand to Valv3, just to prove they know where the 3 key is.

DivideByZero  Dec. 14, 2011 at 10:51

Oh, that does make them seem all modern and trendy. In fact, as valve are 15 years old now, it would make sense if they did start number swapping to be cool and 'l33t'... and also sticking extra letters on the end of wordsssss.

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