Three times a charm: Valve debunks Half-life 3 ARG talk

Tuesday, 13th December 2011 05:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier

In an email to a fan site, Valve has denied rampant speculation of a new AR game hidden in a VGAs video.

“There is no ARG at this time,” Marc Laidlaw told LambdaGeneration.

“Given the amazing concerted processing power of the community, if there had been, they would certainly have cracked it by now.”

Gamefront reports speculation was triggered by the code-like sequences of numbers and letters seen in Wheatley’s best character VGA acceptance video; you can watch it below.

Rumours of a promised Valve reveal of a third core game in a franchise added weight to the idea, but it looks like we can chalk this one up to wishful thinking.

Thanks, Blue.



  1. back_up

    Ep3 will be exclusive for PS4

    #1 3 years ago
  2. polygem

    ^^^^NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Dare you!!!! Never say something like that again ;-)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. BULArmy

    @1 your trolling is not even funny.

    I am not really sure that I want HL3 with the state of gaming right now. Health-regen, run and gun corridor gameplay, two weapons at once limitation. I have fate in Valve, but I think they will also go the way to to make the game more “accessible” to new fans and that scares me.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. TheBlackHole

    It’ll never live up the hype, sadly.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    Boy am i glad i never cared about the Half-Life Series at all.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. KillerDD

    No it won’t. Exactly the reason why they should do it now! I don’t want HL3 or EP3 to turn in to a Duke Nukem Forever…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Paladin_Rage

    Nay. Surely they won’t do that. Maybe they’ll add shitload of DLC but I have faith, they won’t do something that awful. Still, if we would get episode 3 instead of Half Life 3 then it wouldn’t even be possible to happen. Sigh… Shame that this project is next Duke Nukem Forever in terms of hard development process…

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Edo

    Yeah…well we’ll see about that!

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    Exactly what is ARG?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Edo

    #9 Alternate Reality Game.

    #10 3 years ago

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