What does that last article have to do with their capacity for creating games? You have a serious problem with drawing predestined conclusions out of totally irrelevant information. Tell me, since you have them figured out, why haven't they just come out and said they're not designing Half-life games anymore? What could they possibly gain by simply being silent about it, pissing everyone off for years and years and years when they could be done with it, and put the whole thing to rest with a single announcement? I could pick apart your arguments in your previous post bit by bit, countering them with evidence provided in the very same articles that you yourself link to, but the comments section make it very un-fun to read and create large posts.