The first concept art from Half-Life 2: Episode Three

The web is abuzz over what some believed to be the firstconcept artof Half-Life 2: Episode Three from an exhibit of video game art calledInto the Pixel. And some are so wrong. The first concept art from Valve’s episodic blockbuster actually appeared in the pages ofPC Gamermagazine 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 atAperture Science.

Hereis 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 beon fire– but whatever. You either want to see them, oryou don’t.

Jul 10, 2008