Gabe Newell and Half-Life Writer Deny Existence of Valve ARG
ValveARG.com is a site that has tracked Valve’s Alternate Reality Games in the past. With all the hoopla surrounding the video of Wheatley (watch it here) from the VGAs, the administrator of ValveARG.com decided to email Valve for more information. He got a couple of notable denials.
First, Laidlaw said, “There is no ARG at this time.” (see the email) Shortly afterwards, Gabe Newell himself made similar statement, saying, “We are not running an arg.” (see that email) Looks like there’s no ARG ongoing, folks. Sorry.
Of course, people will be quick to point out that we can’t prove that these emails are legitimate, nor can we be certain that the folks at Valve aren’t telling us a little fib. Regardless, I’ve seen enough to make me believe that Half-Life 3 is still far on the horizon, no matter how much we would wish otherwise.