A group of playful internet users have been communicating with Valve’s Gabe Newell – and they claim Valve’s boss has confirmed there’ll be “something with a three in it” announced at E3. Half-Life 3, anyone?
Following Valve’s VGAs appearance at the weekend, and a video that seemed to have some clues embedded into it, Gabe Newell seems to have been teasing fans who constructed a nonsensical email and sent it to the company’s famed boss-man.
On 4Chan a lengthy discussion led to users constructing a nonsense email word-by-word to Newell. In reply, if the screenshots are to be believed, Newell said: “I don’t suppose it would ease your wrath if I told you we’re announcing all of your favourite things at E3?”
And, in a follow-up mail, he said: “I can see how the wording caused some confusion there. Yes, we’re announcing something with a three in it.”
Half-Life 3 sounds like the obvious one, but it could be any number of Valve properties – Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress and Portal are all currently at their second installments. Or perhaps something new entirely? You’ll know as soon as we do.
UPDATE: A couple of people have contacted us with this, which purports to be Gabe saying this is a fake. Which, of course, could also be a fake. How very confusing. It’s time to email Valve, wethinks.