As I am sure everyone is aware by now, there was the fake website regarding Half-Life 3. I won’t go into detail about it, seeing as you have the link right there. After that, we had the hoax that apparently Gabe Newell “authorized” certain people to leak information regarding Half Life 3. Given that some people are so ignorant and can’t look at the facts, Valve’s Chet Faliszek, co-writer on the last two Half-Lifes and Portal 2, decided to set the record straight in this forum post late last night.
You are being trolled. There is no ARG. There has been no directive from Gabe to leak anything. That is all false.
At the VGA’s, Wheatley, the Portal 2 AI, dropped what people thought were Half-Life 3 hints and clues. Yet again, Faliszek said it was not true: “Wheatley’s speech was set in Portal 2 fiction—that is all.” he said. He finished the post with the following:
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.