Valve to announce a new title with a "three" in it at E3

Valve are touted to announce a new game with a "three" in it at E3, L4D3, TF3 or HL3? Something else.

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Player Affinity is reporting that a group of users from 4chan have sent an e-mail to Valve boss himself, Gabe Newell, which was very NSFW, but Good Guy Gabe still responded, with quite the tease:

Valve to announce a new title with a three in it at E3 |

I don't suppose it would ease your wrath if I told you we're announcing all your favorite things at E3 2012?

Some people over at Reddit then sent Gabe an e-mail asking him to elaborate, where he responded:

I can see how the wording caused some confusion there. Yes, we are announcing something with a three in it.

So, if this is all real, and not a troll, we can expect many games with a '3' in it from Valve. Left 4 Dead 3, Team Fortress 3, Portal 3, Half-Life 3, Half-Life 2: Episode 3, just to name a few. Now, let's break it down. Portal 2 only came out this time last year, Team Fortress 2 is now free-to-play and doesn't really require a sequel right now (but it could), Left 4 Dead 2 is still receiving DLC lovin', and Half-Life is really the only game I can see being announced.

Anything else is a tease.

Then we have some more goss, two websites have popped up:, and The first site "Atramental-plateau" shows off Half-Life's Black Mesa logo on a black background. The "black-aperture" website shows only ".../3." With this info in-hand, it would point toward either Half-Life 3, or Portal 3.

If I enabled fanboy mode, Half-Life 3 will be announced at E3. The tech junkie in me will want it to be announced side-by-side with Steam Box, and a new control mechanism from Valve, and if I had to look into the faith perspective within myself, it'll arrive mid-2013. Finally, if I had to act like the little kid who loved his Sega Genesis/MegaCD/N64, and all the old-school games that have come and gone, we'll receive it in the holiday season this year.

One can dream, right?


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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