Suddenly no more amusing notes from Aperture Sciences or assurances that Surprises are coming, no more tantalizing videos or you-need-to-invert-it-in-Photoshop graphics leaks. Valve announced this morning, via a curt email to journo/analysts, that its press event for E3 has been canceled. The beloved developer will have a booth on the expo floor and that’s it.
Technical problems before a big reveal? Or an internal decision that said reveal wasn’t kickass enough? Half Life 2 also famously did not appear when it was supposed to at E3. While in other studios such sudden reversals would be indicative of problems, when it comes to Valve it usually just means that the serial perfectionists aren’t totally satisfied quite yet.
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