The web is abuzz over what some believed to be the first concept art of Half-Life 2: Episode Three from an exhibit of video game art called Into the Pixel. And some are so wrong. The first concept art from Valve’s episodic blockbuster actually appeared in the pages of PC Gamer magazine in our November 2007 issue!
That was our cover story and review of The Orange Box, and our exclusive render showed what appeared to be a group of Advisors floating in what we presume to be the icebound Borealis, a research vessel that was once operated by our friends at Aperture Science.
Here is the image we ran in the magazine last year, plus we’re throwing in another concept render that we’d been saving for a rainy day. It’s not raining today – in fact, a large portion of California happens to be on fire – but whatever. You either want to see them, or you don’t.
Jul 10, 2008