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Years and years ago – probably long before any of you were born – Valve was known for this little series called Half-Life. Now, our memories are a bit hazy, but we think its story went something like this. Unfortunately, ever since the release of Half-Life 2: Episode Two, we’ve seen neither hide nor crowbar of Gordon Freeman. However, if a rumor from VG247 is anything to go on, Mr. Freeman could finally be rising and shining next week.
First, though, a little background info: Last week, Valve called off its E3 Portal 2 event and replaced it with a “surprise” that’ll take place sometime during E3. Five seconds later, the entire Internet decided Valve actually meant to say “Half-Life 2: Episode 3.” Except it didn’t. “It isn’t Episode 3,” said Valve head honcho Gabe Newell.
And he wasn’t lying. According to VG247’s source, Valve will instead draw back the curtain on Source Engine 2, which “may” be demonstrated running Half-Life 3. Not Episode 3. Just plain old “oh, so that’s why it took so long” 3.
And even if it’s not Half-Life 3, Source Engine 2 will probably be so beautiful and have such realistic facial movements that you’ll look in the mirror and wish God would’ve spent some more time mo-capping your expressions. So basically, it’s the difference between a win and a total blowout; either way, you come out on top.