Portal 2 will be at E3, Valve continues to troll our asses

Reality crumbles as Portal 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode 3 hype grows

Valve has continuedits trend of ARG-style announcements by revealing that Portal 2 will be shown at E3 with a GLaDOS-themed blue screen of death:

Above: This appeared behind Gabe Newell as he spoke at last night's Game Developers Choice Awards

A poster in the Penny Arcade forumstranslated the error code from HEX,revealing thephrase "SUSPEND UNTIL EEE."

Valve has officially driven us to insane-conspiracy-theorist status.

In an even sillier, and completely unconfirmed bit of news,Reddit pointed outthatthe cover of a Saxton Hale comic(a character who often appears in Team Fortress 2 promotional material) seems to contain a hiddenHalf-Life 3 (or Episode 3) hit:

Yeah, it's pretty weak, but Valve's cryptic reveals are messing with our heads... making us see hidden messages where there are none. I spent the entire commute to work this morning trying to figure out if the license plate on the car in front of me secretly revealed a new Source engine. Turns out it was just a meaningless string of letters and numbers.

Also see:Portal 2: The 10 things you NEED to know

Mar 12, 2010


Associate Editor, Digital at PC Gamer


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