Valve: E3 surprise isn't Half-Life 2: Episode 3

By on June 7, 2010, 2:50 PM
Last week, Valve announced the cancellation of a press conference dedicated to Portal 2, which was scheduled around the time of E3 at the LA Regal Theater. In exchange, the company promised to share a surprise during the festivities, but specifics were and still are scant. With details lacking, folks have been doing the only thing they can do: postulate.

One of the more rational theories suggested the surprise was in some way related to the overdue Half-Life 2: Episode 3. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it just isn't so. When the guys over at asked the company whether the surprise was Episode 3, Valve boss Gabe Newell succinctly replied, "it isn't Ep 3."

Newell also put another rumor to bed in another email. A supposed Half-Life teaser image began circulating after Valve announced the surprise, but Newell acknowledged this as a fake, thus leaving gamers to stew in their own thoughts until June 14. So, if the big secret isn't HL2: E3, then what is it?

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Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

whatever it is i wish it to be a multiplat that looks & feel exclusive to each & every platform


Eddie_42 Eddie_42 said:

Half life 3: Episode 1?

Guest said:

Gordon and Alyx are the proud parents of a baby crab!

Reloader2 said:

Uh! Uh! Uh! No...

Guest said:

Left 4 Dead 3 ?

tengeta tengeta said:

I wouldn't say thats bad news, I was considering it bad news that it might be Episode 3 because we already knew about it.

I'm going to assume Left 4 Dead 3 isn't it either, so it could be quite a few things.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Zork. :p

guyver1 said:

Valve have picked up Black Mesa and are announcing an official release date!! (OH PLEASE GOD MAKE IT THAT!!!)

KG363 KG363 said:

I hope it's not l4d3. that would be soo disappointing. Maybe it's a new game franchise...

Guest said:

Counter Strike with Scenario.

Timonius Timonius said:

Oh Valve. You're such a tease. :p

Tizzlejack Tizzlejack said:

Must be the HL MMO!!

I'm going to be a Vortigaunt Mage!

Guest said:

Valve will now support the PS3.Left 4 Dead 2 will be announced for the Playstation 3.

Guest said:

Gordon has been released by Valve and will join id. He will have the lead role in DOOM4.

Puiu Puiu said:

Valve sure knows how build up hype. Hopefully it's a really good game. I don't care about the name. Who knows... it might be a new IP.

Guest said:

Will there be cake?

Guest said:

Duke Nukem Forever !!!

Guest said:

Yup The Duke is back:

Or it could be HL:3

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