Two fans picketed for HL3 information, outside of Valve HQ in Bellevue, Washington today. This picture was taken by someone who happened to be visiting Valve at that very time. It was then posted on Reddit. Gabe himself actually came down and spoke to the protestors, and even posed for a picture with them, taken by Jason Sussman, of Bungie, also based in Bellevue.
PolyCount chronicled the fierce protest on their Twitter. Let’s check out this tweet:
Crisis averted: Gabe went down to discuss the issues with the protesters and they’re all apparently going off for lunch now.
Quite interesting! What did he say to them? And what did they eat? And most importantly, where? In the future, that restaurant will be a historical landmark. The place where information about Half-Life may have finally been revealed, in the year 2011. Yes, it was a brave stand against… things. I suppose it’s a bit like the Tank Man incident, except no one is at risk of being dragged off by the secret police and executed. Then again, Gabe does have that knife collection, so who knows? They might have kept going after lunch with Gabe, as this picture
appears to show them, still picketing after that.
We’re trying to find out more about this, but if you’ve got any extra information, and are willing to share it with us, post it up in the comments, and we’ll add it to the article and credit you! And a big thanks to phillipjfry6, for the original tip!