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

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

  1. tabernumse Vortigaunt

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    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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  4. tabernumse Vortigaunt

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    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 Vortigaunt

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    Maybe I can send you emails with the same address?
  6. Chris_D Administrator.

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    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 Vortigaunt

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    Here ya' go:


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    From: Gabe Newell <gaben@valvesoftware.com>
    To: Casper Stage Hansen <salathoved@gmail.com>
    Subject: Re: AMA on Reddit
    Thread-Topic: AMA on Reddit
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    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>

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    <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, ...).<=
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    On Apr 22, 2012, at 3:48 PM, &quot;Casper Stage Hansen&quot; &lt;<a href=3D=
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    <div>Dear Gabe. <br>
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    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.
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  8. Chris_D Administrator.

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

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    exactly... :(
  10. Chris_D Administrator.

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    Good work. But :(
  11. tabernumse Vortigaunt

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    I hope you are happy now that I have an avatar...
  12. Chris_D Administrator.

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    That's a beautiful avatar.
  13. tabernumse Vortigaunt

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    RIGHT?!?
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    We shall see what we shall see. :)
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    Don't kill the messenger, but i still want to believe!
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    Damn it Valve. Half-Life 3 better be freaking amazing when/if it comes out.
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    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 Headcrab

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    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 Vortigaunt

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    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 Moderator

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    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 Vortigaunt

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    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.
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    Thank you for providing the video!

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

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    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 Vortigaunt

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    Lol :D
    The rest of the emails were because I passed it on to Chris_D who's an admin here.
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    Huh? Sounds fake.

    I've been on this forum for 8 years and I've never heard of this "Chris D"
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