Valve employee teases fans with Half-Life 3 shirt

The shirt tease for HL3.

Either Half-Life 3 may finally be on the horizon, or Valve has a torturous sense of humor as an employee of the studio was spotted at a recent game developer event wearing a shirt sporting a logo for the unannounced game.

The photo of the shirt (seen above) was provided via Chandana Ekanayake, art director and executive producer at UberEnt, who noticed the Valve employee and immediately decided to get visual evidence. Luckily, the owner of the apparel obliged.

“All I’m saying is I saw this at a local game developer event worn by a Valve employee,” Ekanayake stated in the Twitter post that accompanied the photo.

Showing his own sense of humor, Ekanayake added the hashtag “#ValveTrolling.” He tried to get more out of the employee, but all of his attempts were to no avail.

“I did try to smother my face in his chest on the HL3 logo,” he later posted on Twitter. “He didn’t even spoon me back. Jerk.”

Fans have been clamoring for any information regarding the existence of either HL3 or Half-Life 2: Episode 3 for quite some time. Half-Life 2 was supposed to have three episodic sequels, but Half-Life 2: Episode 2 was released over four years ago, which leads to a suspicion that Episode 3 may have been skipped in favor of HL3.

When The Cambridge Student recently asked Gabe Newell if releasing HL2 sequels as episodes was a mistake, his response was brief.

“Not yet,” he said.



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

2 Comments on "Valve employee teases fans with Half-Life 3 shirt"

  1. Eddie Inzauto, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm -

    My question: “Where can I get one?”

  2. StellarSTLR December 7, 2011 at 8:31 am -

    Just the thought if Half Life 3 gives me butterflies in my stomach.

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