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Gabe Newell: "We are not annoucning anything at E3."

Discussion in 'Half-Life' started by tabernumse, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. tabernumse

    tabernumse Vortigaunt

    I recieved this email from Gabe this very morning, giving the usual shoutout for HL3.
    Sorry folks.

    Here's a link to the screenshot:
    http://i.imgur.com/Bb1D0.png
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  2. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 The Freeman

    I never trust anyone without an avatar.
  3. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

    I never trust a man named Casper.
  4. tabernumse

    tabernumse Vortigaunt

    How do you want proof? I can't seem to think of anyway to verify this myself...
    I'm really ****ing sorry I never bothered making an avatar...
  5. tabernumse

    tabernumse Vortigaunt

    Maybe I can send you emails with the same address?
  6. Chris D

    Chris D Administrator. Staff Member

    The best way to verify an e-mail, though not infallible, is to click on the little drop down next to the reply button on Gabe's e-mail and then click "Show original". Paste that text here. They are the original message headers.
  7. tabernumse

    tabernumse Vortigaunt

    Here ya' go:


    Delivered-To: salathoved@gmail.com
    Received: by 10.142.10.24 with SMTP id 24csp37770wfj;
    Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:43:35 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: by 10.68.189.34 with SMTP id gf2mr1948852pbc.132.1335156214867;
    Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:43:34 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path: <gaben@valvesoftware.com>
    Received: from mx3.valvesoftware.com (mx3.valvesoftware.com. [208.64.203.145])
    by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id ry3si5277267pbc.239.2012.04.22.21.43.34
    (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER);
    Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:43:34 -0700 (PDT)
    Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of gaben@valvesoftware.com designates 208.64.203.145 as permitted sender) client-ip=208.64.203.145;
    Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of gaben@valvesoftware.com designates 208.64.203.145 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=gaben@valvesoftware.com
    Received: from mx3.valvesoftware.com (127.0.0.1) id hijevc0171sm for <salathoved@gmail.com>; Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:42:34 -0700 (envelope-from <gaben@valvesoftware.com>)
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    2012 21:42:34 -0700
    From: Gabe Newell <gaben@valvesoftware.com>
    To: Casper Stage Hansen <salathoved@gmail.com>
    Subject: Re: AMA on Reddit
    Thread-Topic: AMA on Reddit
    Thread-Index: AQHNINn40bifSlc460q9PGKMD46q2Zan1UvL
    Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:42:33 +0000
    Message-ID: <6E3CC6BD-4925-4899-805C-A0B411E6098D@valvesoftware.com>
    References: <CAKp++0dGx6oF-pqsZTk+ChATpyCXxPpYMBTKL4CZJ0eS-9dduA@mail.gmail.com>
    In-Reply-To: <CAKp++0dGx6oF-pqsZTk+ChATpyCXxPpYMBTKL4CZJ0eS-9dduA@mail.gmail.com>
    Accept-Language: en-US
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    Return-Path: gaben@valvesoftware.com
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    --_000_6E3CC6BD49254899805CA0B411E6098Dvalvesoftwarecom_
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    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    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 ever=
    yone already knows about (CS:Go, Dota 2, 10' UI, ...).

    On Apr 22, 2012, at 3:48 PM, "Casper Stage Hansen" <salathoved@gmail.com<ma=
    ilto:salathoved@gmail.com>> wrote:

    Dear Gabe.

    If you announce Half-Life 3 at E3, I will literally attach a valve to my ey=
    eball, and go around with it for a year, to honor the awesomeness of you an=
    d your company.

    Thank you. That is all.


    ps. Attached to this email is an extremely amazing picture of me living the=
    dream.
    <valveme.jpg>

    --_000_6E3CC6BD49254899805CA0B411E6098Dvalvesoftwarecom_
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    <meta http-equiv=3D"Content-Type" content=3D"text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii"=
    >
    </head>
    <body bgcolor=3D"#FFFFFF">
    <div>We are not announcing anything at E3. &nbsp;Really. &nbsp;We are not a=
    nnouncing Half-Life 3 or Portal 3 or Left 4 Dead 3. &nbsp;We are going to b=
    e showing stuff everyone already knows about (CS:Go, Dota 2, 10' UI, ...).<=
    br>
    <br>
    On Apr 22, 2012, at 3:48 PM, &quot;Casper Stage Hansen&quot; &lt;<a href=3D=
    "mailto:salathoved@gmail.com">salathoved@gmail.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
    <br>
    </div>
    <div></div>
    <blockquote type=3D"cite">
    <div>Dear Gabe. <br>
    <br>
    If you announce Half-Life 3 at E3, I will literally attach a valve to my ey=
    eball, and go around with it for a year, to honor the awesomeness of you an=
    d your company.<br>
    <br>
    Thank you. That is all. <br>
    <br>
    <font size=3D"1"><br>
    ps. Attached to this email is an extremely amazing picture of me living the=
    dream.
    </font><br>
    </div>
    </blockquote>
    <blockquote type=3D"cite">
    <div>&lt;valveme.jpg&gt;</div>
    </blockquote>
    </body>
    </html>

    --_000_6E3CC6BD49254899805CA0B411E6098Dvalvesoftwarecom_--
  8. Chris D

    Chris D Administrator. Staff Member

    I'd say that looks pretty genuine.
  9. tabernumse

    tabernumse Vortigaunt

    exactly... :(
  10. Chris D

    Chris D Administrator. Staff Member

    Good work. But :(
  11. tabernumse

    tabernumse Vortigaunt

    I hope you are happy now that I have an avatar...
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  12. Chris D

    Chris D Administrator. Staff Member

    That's a beautiful avatar.
  13. tabernumse

    tabernumse Vortigaunt

    RIGHT?!?
  14. Sierra Oscar

    Sierra Oscar Hunter

    We shall see what we shall see. :)
  15. [Jako]

    [Jako] Headcrab

    Don't kill the messenger, but i still want to believe!
  16. DEATH eVADER

    DEATH eVADER Space Core

  17. JUL3

    JUL3 Space Core

    Damn it Valve. Half-Life 3 better be freaking amazing when/if it comes out.
  18. -smash-

    -smash- Gold Content Creator Staff Member

    Subject: Re: AMA on Reddit
    Thread-Topic: AMA on Reddit

    ???

    That doesn't seem to describe your email at all. Are you sure you didn't take some old header?
  19. 0ut_Stander

    0ut_Stander Headcrab

    Half-Life 3 guys ??? What about Episode 3, heh. Ask gabe about Episode 3 not HL3. That word "Really" what Gabe said is suspicios...What do you guys think ? And what is 10'UI ?
  20. tabernumse

    tabernumse Vortigaunt

    I was gonna ask him if he wanted to do an AMA on reddit, but changed my mind, and decided to ask for HL3...
  21. Lobster

    Lobster The Freeman

    The 10 foot UI is another name for Steam's Big Picture mode.

    It would be much easier to sell a game called "Half-Life 3" at this point than trying to convince people that "Half-Life 2 - Episode 3" is anything more than an expansion to an 8 year old game.
  22. tabernumse

    tabernumse Vortigaunt



    Here is a video directly from my browser of me interacting with the email in various ways..
    This way, at least you will know it's not photoshopped..
    There really isn't much else I can do to prove that my information is legit.
  23. surfrock22

    surfrock22 Medic

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  24. -smash-

    -smash- Gold Content Creator Staff Member

    Thank you for providing the video!

    And thank you, surf.
  25. Hectic Glenn

    Hectic Glenn Site Director Staff Member

    Indeed thank you both, we're happy to confirm everything as legitimate!
  26. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

    You didnt even scroll down to show the rest of the conversation. There were 8 emails in that exchange, could be one of them was from Gabe saying "Haha, jk about that first email."
  27. tabernumse

    tabernumse Vortigaunt

    Lol :D
    The rest of the emails were because I passed it on to Chris_D who's an admin here.
  28. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 The Freeman

    Huh? Sounds fake.

    I've been on this forum for 8 years and I've never heard of this "Chris D"
  29. THE FREEMAN! XD
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