A quick alphabetical search in the E3 exhibitor list will reveal that Valve is listed as an exhibitor, in Private Meeting Room 501B. That means whatever they want to show is going to be restricted – they had a private meeting room for their E3 reveal of Portal 2 as well. To be perfectly honest, it sounds like they’re revealing something new… but what that might be remains unknown.
Apart from that, there’s not much else we know. They won’t be showing off Dota 2, and they probably won’t be showing off CS:GO. In fact, we have no idea if they’ll be having any public showings at any of the display booths. Let’s hope whatever they’re going to be showing off behind closed doors is damn good. The Mini-Poll tells us a staggering 80% of our readers would take a new Half-Life release over any sequel for any existing Valve franchise, and the numbers might grow before the month is out. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind getting a SOB announcement (the readers might not either – it’s got the second-highest voting percentage: 5%), but let’s be honest – now is the time for a new Half-Life.
Now, who’s got the balls to carry a hidden camera in the meeting room? We’ll do this Aperture-style: $60 in cash, plus another $60 if you get good quality.
Cheers to Eregion for the tip.