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5:15 PM on 02.11.2013

New Legacy of Kain and Wolfenstein domains registered

Thanks to the secret ninja teams of CSC Corporate Domains, we now know that Square Enix has registered a domain linking to a possible new entry in the Legacy of Kain series. The domain in question, WarForNosgoth.com, makes di...

Jason Cabral

6:15 PM on 10.16.2012

Rumor: 'Dragonborn' to be the next Skyrim DLC

With Dawnguard and Hearthfire well out of the way, it seems that we're due for some Skyrim DLC, right? That is, unless you're a PS3 user. Well, some crafty PC players from the Bethesda forums looked into the files o...

Brett Zeidler

12:00 PM on 10.01.2012

XCOM might have become a third-person shooter

Right now, all eyes are on XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and for good reason -- it's sounding surprisingly promising. But what of 2K Marin's first-person XCOM? As nice as it is to only have to focus on one of the two, I'm more curious...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 09.20.2012

Rumor: Half-Life 3 is open world, coming after 2013

An ANONYMOUS SOURCE has told Journaldugamer that Valve's highly anticipated Half-Life 3 will take a dramatic break from the traditional linear progress featured in past games. According to the latest gossip, Gordon Freem...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 09.14.2012

Mark of the Ninja might be coming to Steam

Fantastic Xbox Live Arcade game Mark of the Ninja (here's a nice write-up from our community blogs) looks like it might also appear on Steam. As these things usually go lately, a content description for Steam has popped up in...

Dale North

9:30 PM on 09.10.2012

Pretend to be shocked: Rockman Online is likely cancelled

In the fallout of Capcom's cancellations of Mega Man Universe and Mega Man Legends 3, many folks likely forgot that there was still one big Mega Man title in development: Rockman Online, a Korea-exclusive 2D side-scrolling MM...

Tony Ponce





8:00 AM on 07.06.2012

Resident Evil 6 might feature a fourth Ada Wong campaign

Information dredged from the Resident Evil 6 demo files suggest that a fourth campaign will be tossed into the game, telling the story of series enigma Ada Wong. The info was drawn out by members of NeoGAF and GameFAQs. ...

Jim Sterling

10:15 AM on 06.28.2012

Rumor: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 artwork leaked

A wave of new Half-Life 2: Episode 3 chatter has been triggered for the millionth time this year, now thanks to the Facebook page of fan site Valve Time. The page posted what it claims to be official artwork for the upcoming ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 05.09.2012

Dead Space 3 allegedly features co-op (yawn)

According to new rumored details, Dead Space 3 will feature a co-op mode, because every Electronic Arts title apparently adheres to an arbitrary checklist of features to the point where every release might as well be the same...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 04.20.2012

Rumor: Prey 2 actually delayed due to developer strike

Yesterday, Bethesda revealed that Prey 2 had been delayed because development was not meeting standards. However, a source within the game's studio has claimed that Human Head deliberately halted production, attempting to get...

Jim Sterling



Valve on Half-Life 3 rumors: You're being trolled photo
Valve on Half-Life 3 rumors: You're being trolled
by Jim Sterling

Ever since obsessed fans pulled apart a video of Wheatley at the Spike Videogame Awards, rumors concerning Half-Life 3 have run rampant. While the community is expecting an imminent announcement, Valve writer Chet Faliszek has arrived to crush your dreams -- none of the rumors are true, and you're all being trolled.

"You are being trolled. There is no ARG," he said. "Wheatley’s speech was set in Portal 2 fiction -- that is all. There has been no directive from Gabe to leak anything. That is all false. I just want to say this so there is no confusion. This is the community trolling the community nothing more. While it is nice to see people excited about anything HL, I hate seeing people be trolled like this."

Fans reckon that Valve has been up to its "alternate reality game" shenanigans with fans, dropping subtle clues in the lead up to a Half-Life 3 reveal. It would appear, however, that the fans are doing what Victorians did when the War of the Worlds radio play was broadcast -- swearing they can smell the Martian smoke that doesn't exist and whipping themselves into hysteria.

Or ... is that what Valve wants us to think? WE MUST CONTINUE TO SPECULATE!

Valve’s Chet Faliszek Shuts Down All Half-Life 3 Rumors [Hot Blooded Gaming]

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11:30 PM on 12.21.2011

Something tells us this Half-Life 3 teaser site is bull

A supposed teaser site for Half-Life 3 appeared today, popping up on a site calling itself Black Aperture. The site displays only a Half-Life 3 logo, and Valve's trademark information, as well as a link to the Orange Box site...

Jim Sterling

3:15 PM on 12.13.2011

Steam registry entry suggests fabled Alan Wake PC version

We had nearly given up hope that Alan Wake would ever grace PCs, but the spotting of a Steam registry entry for the game (via NeoGAF) has me feeling pretty good. This method has been reliable enough in the past, particularly ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 12.01.2011

Rumor: Army of Two sequel is Army of Four

Whoever spilled the beans to Kotaku yesterday is spilling some more. The latest EA rumor concerns another Army of Two sequel, one that hopes to up the ante with four-player co-op as opposed to the traditional two.  Army ...

Jim Sterling

5:00 PM on 10.27.2011

Just Cause dev Avalanche 'not releasing any game in 2012'

Briefly responding to recent rumors of Just Cause 3 hitting as early as next year, Avalanche Studios has told Eurogamer "we're not releasing any game in 2012." So, how does 2013 sound? A minor bump in absurdity is all that I ...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 10.03.2011

Rumor: Isaac gets a mean new friend in Dead Space 3

A new report has revealed that Dead Space protagonist Isaac Clarke is going to be even less sane than usual in the not-quite-confirmed Dead Space 3. He's getting a new personality, while keeping the old one, and his two halve...

Jim Sterling