Half Life 3 spotted! (on a shirt)

The “are they or aren't they” debate surrounding Valve's development of Half Life 3 has been stoked once more with the discovery of a Half Life 3 t-shirt reportedly worn in public by a Valve employee. We don't use italics lightly folks, this is a big deal.

The shirt was spotted at a recent industry gala by Uber Entertainment rep Chandana “Ekanaut” Ekanayake, who shared his findings last night, tweeting, “All I'm saying is I saw this at a local game developer event worn by a Valve employee.”

Responses to the tweet have ranged from “I saw that too!", to “Valve is a giant troll”. If it was just a Valve employee having a laugh, well, that's actually kind of funny. Another way to look at it is the shirt is merely a way for the studio to say: “Yeah, we haven't forgotten about it."

You may recall Half Life fans foaming at the mouth this September when HL3 code was spotted hanging around the inner recesses of the Dota 2 beta, or back in April when vague HL3 hints were uncovered in Portal 2's ARG. Heck, Gordon Freeman's face is spotted in toast on a weekly basis. Point being: it's a 99.98% possibility Valve will make Half Life 3. It will happen; and when it does, we're sure Gabe and his team will announce it in a much bigger way than on a shirt.


  • Larry Legdrop - December 3, 2011 12:09 p.m.

    Will the crow bar in this iteration be used to do breaking and enterings(B and E)this time around Valve...come on I need to know goddamn it!!
  • jackthemenace - December 3, 2011 12:59 a.m.

    HA! Best thing ever :'D I so hope Newell himself had a hand in this, I love that guy.
  • bamb0o-stick - December 2, 2011 7:17 p.m.

    Why you torment us Valve!?
  • inkyspot - December 2, 2011 6:15 p.m.

    Come on People, We all know they are working on this game. I'll be the first to say it.
  • R-ape - December 2, 2011 5:11 p.m.

    If only it were so easy.
  • BladedFalcon - December 2, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    ...So spotting a logo in a shirt is considered news now? HL fans are really desperate....
  • UberNoob - December 2, 2011 9:30 p.m.

    Well considering HL fans such as my self have been waiting about 5 years to hear something about a sequel to a highly awarded and great game, anything that may relate to 3 and Valve will get us excited.
  • BladedFalcon - December 3, 2011 4:22 p.m.

    Well yeah... But you guys also realize that unless it's an official announcement, anything else is just setting you guys up for more disappointment, because it's likely it's just a red herring?
  • tyler_14_420 - December 2, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    Except Valve Time means that it will probaly be akin to the TF2 Development cycle.
  • JMAN1156 - December 2, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    I saw Gordon Freeman's face on my toast too!
  • HamsterGutz - December 2, 2011 2:23 p.m.

    I saw gaben's face on my cake.
  • TheCakeIsaPie - December 2, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    But the cake is a pie!
  • gamebrain8505 - December 2, 2011 11:29 p.m.

    I saw Gaben's face in my cake
  • RedHarlow - December 2, 2011 12:12 p.m.

    Hm, that's the exact Half Life 2 shirt they sell on the Valve Store, only with a 3 instead of a lambda. You'd think they'd make a new design, but whatever.
  • archnite - December 2, 2011 12:27 p.m.

    The logo is actually reversed usually the number is raised above the Lambda like an exponent. I wonder what it means? ALSO HOW THE FUCK DO YOU TYPE ARABIC RECAPTCHA?
  • jmcgrotty - December 3, 2011 1:56 a.m.

    "ALSO HOW THE FUCK DO YOU TYPE ARABIC RECAPTCHA?" Usually I just slap random keys and it accepts it.
  • Transmatrix - December 2, 2011 12:07 p.m.

    Please, please, please let this be a hint that they are working on the game and not just an employee trolling us fans. I need more Half Life! I might be partially placated if they just told me what's on the Borealis...
  • Asmodean - December 2, 2011 12:04 p.m.

    If only....
  • Longnuts - December 2, 2011 12:02 p.m.

  • BALLSTOTHEWALLET - December 2, 2011 12:02 p.m.

    I want to believe

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