Valve’s interest in E3 seems to have skyrocketed again. Recently, famous character GLaDOS suggested Portal 2 won’t be making an appearance at this year’s convention, but new photos seem to suggest that they could become the talk of the show. More after the jump.
Pictures tweeted earlier by Danny “Godfree” Pena from GamerTag Radio seem to suggest that Half Life 2 Episode 3 could finally surface, after what seems like years of waiting.
Looking closely at this, aside from stating the obvious, you can faintly see the outline of the nefarious G-Man’s face watermarked in the page. Could this be a sign?
Now check out this cover of the Saxton Hale comic, published on the Team Fortress Blog back in March. Seems pretty harmless enough to suggest “Saxton Hale? Must be a Team Fortress 2 update coming soon!”, right? Engineer update perhaps, with flying blip that delivers ammo to soldiers? Wrong! “Your Questions Answered!” – and we have a lot of them, particularly about Episode 3, suggests the deeper meaning. Then Danny spotted this humdinger hidden well out of sight:
Clever hide? It would be typical of Valve, they have been hiding different parts of Team Fortress meta-story in their site for ages now, hidden URLs, links that are blind to the naked eye and found only with vigorous use of the Tab key, but this takes the cake, easily.
I’m so hyped for E3 right now. I really hope this isn’t a ruse.
Source: Danny “Godfree” Pena/Twitpic
UPDATE (15/6) : No Episode 3 news, but Gabe Newell did show up during Sony’s E3 press conference to announce that both Portal 2 and Steamworks are both making their way to the PlayStation Network.