Master of all things Valve, Gabe Newell, has been talking E3 plans. Sadly, they're not as exciting as you might have hoped before reading the headline.
CVG have highlighted a post on Valvetime which features words supposedly typed by the hands of Gabe himself: "We are not announcing anything at E3. Really. We are not announcing Half-Life 3 or Portal 3 or Left 4 Dead 3. We are going to be showing stuff everyone already knows about (CS:Go, Dota 2, 10' UI)"
Wait a minute... "Half Life 3 ?" Is that Gabe's new name for Half Life 2: Episode 3? Guess we'll find out soon enough. Not as soon as E3 though, which kicks off in about a month.
But no Portal 3 or Left 4 Dead 3? That's a bit sad. I am still excited by the prospect of a Steam 10-foot UI though. I love my office, but sometimes I yearn for the extreme comfort that can only be achieved by lying horizontally on a sofa.
If you're still suspicious that the words might not have come from Gabe, there's a video and secondary email around. We've also talked to Valve about the significance of E3 before. Read Tom's piece on Valve bringing the PC to E3 for more.