1. Post #1
    tanthreecle's Avatar
    August 2009
    742 Posts
    CURRENT THEORIES:
    -It's kleiner with an ammo belt (HL2: Episode 3).
    -It's a new source engine for a new Half-Life game (HL3).
    -It's Duke Nukem Forever, now appropriated by Valve.
    -It's fake.

    Okay, here's the situation, maggots.

    At 2050 Greenwich Meridian Time today valve apparently added an image to the frontpage of their website. As far as the internet has been able to gather so far, the image was removed precisely four minutes afterwards. This was long enough for someone from 4chan to grab a screenshot, but nothing more.

    Exhibit A - The Screenshot:


    There was a short-lived thread full of manic speculation, the only remnant of which was some MSpaint highlighting.

    Exhibit B - The Paint:


    Gentlemen, you may remember the dicking around on Valve's part that we were subject to during the Sniper/Spy update a few months back. It seems Gabe is back to his old tricks. Ready your tinfoil hats, and let the rumour mill grind into action.


    Edit:
    Exhibit C - The Brightened Screenshot courtesy of Mike55:



    Stay back jimbomcb, we have 400+ readers who will crush you under boxes.

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  2. Post #2
    CJF
    PieClock's Avatar
    August 2006
    16,143 Posts
    Agreed, fake or not let us discuss it.

  3. Post #3
    Max
    Ikuu~
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    May 2009
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    Please don't close this thread Jim, I like it :saddowns:
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  4. Post #4
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    February 2009
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    In before he closes it anyways

    Edited:

    He totally will too

  5. Post #5
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    KingKombat's Avatar
    April 2009
    11,250 Posts
    Shit guys. If this is real then I will proceed to shit some serious bricks.

  6. Post #6
    Jcorp's Avatar
    October 2009
    795 Posts
    Just for confirmation, how many people actually saw it on the website?

  7. Post #7
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    Marlamin's Avatar
    November 2007
    10,886 Posts
    Just for confirmation, how many people actually saw it on the website?
    One of my steam friends claims he has seen it after me linking him the previous thread.

    Which is not really reliable.

  8. Post #8
    The Pink Scotti's Avatar
    July 2009
    2,716 Posts
    Duke Nukem Forever, being worked by Valve... if this is the surprise i'm gonna do something bad.
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  9. Post #9
    I sell weed to elementary school students
    Stizzles's Avatar
    February 2009
    11,696 Posts
    yeah, the "freeman. june 14." thread got to stay, and that's most likely fake too, so why didn't he just close that one as well?

  10. Post #10
    CJF
    PieClock's Avatar
    August 2006
    16,143 Posts


    Last updated.

  11. Post #11
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    Smasher 006's Avatar
    September 2009
    4,849 Posts


    Last updated.
    That's this very second.

  12. Post #12
    Frequent Habbo Hotel player. PM for free furniture
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    January 2010
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    :whoptc:

  13. Post #13
    tanthreecle's Avatar
    August 2009
    742 Posts
    are people keeping an eye on the frontpage?

    also do we need to keep refreshing or will the banner auto-update?

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    1.21 GIGAWATTS!
    brandonsh's Avatar
    May 2010
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    That's this very second.
    I smell error message maker.

  16. Post #16
    Jcorp's Avatar
    October 2009
    795 Posts
    are people keeping an eye on the frontpage?

    also do we need to keep refreshing or will the banner auto-update?
    Occasionally

  17. Post #17
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    KingKombat's Avatar
    April 2009
    11,250 Posts
    So how do you see when it was last updated?

  18. Post #18
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    September 2009
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    Duke Nukem Forever, being worked by Valve... if this is the surprise i'm gonna do something bad.
    But wait, that means it'll be done in no time!


    ...Um.

  19. Post #19
    CJF
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    August 2006
    16,143 Posts
    I smell error message maker.
    javascript:alert(document.lastModified)

    actually.

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  21. Post #21
    Oh shit

  22. Post #22
    Voted Facepunch's Most Beautiful
    bepassley's Avatar
    October 2006
    19,304 Posts
    id be surprised if DNF came out before episode 3

  23. Post #23
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    March 2009
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    .....

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  24. Post #24
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    February 2009
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    id be surprised if DNF came out before episode 3
    I would never stop laughing

  25. Post #25
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    March 2010
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    DNF, or Freeman in overalls(?)



    EDIT: there is now a portal 2 website? thinkwithportals.com
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  26. Post #26
    1.21 GIGAWATTS!
    brandonsh's Avatar
    May 2010
    6,541 Posts
    javascript:alert(document.lastModified)

    actually.
    Aw. I guessed from the filename... But alas, I was wrong.

  27. Post #27
    Voted Facepunch's Most Beautiful
    bepassley's Avatar
    October 2006
    19,304 Posts
    yes we've all seen it you don't have to keep reposting it

  28. Post #28
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    Links's Avatar
    July 2005
    1,606 Posts
    So far, the only groups that have this scoop are Facepunch and 4chan.

    The Steam forums are absolutely unaware of this, which I can't believe in the event the image actually appeared.

    The only thing that could potentially top a semi-secret announcement of Episode 3, would be something like Half-Life 3 or Opposing Force 2, and even that is secondary to the possibility of Duke Nukem Forever being developed and released by Valve.

    There's wishful thinking, and then there's sheer naivety.

  29. Post #29
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    September 2009
    11,669 Posts
    Actually I saw this.
    Maybe a reference?

  30. Post #30
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    August 2008
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    "javascript:alert(document.lastModified)" returns blank for me.

    Maybe its my browser, who knows.

    This shit is freaking me out..

  31. Post #31
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    September 2005
    2,415 Posts
    yeah, the "freeman. june 14." thread got to stay, and that's most likely fake too, so why didn't he just close that one as well?
    Because Duke Nukem and Valve in the same ad sounds like a hoax begging to be spread around.

  32. Post #32
    std DONOR's Avatar
    March 2008
    450 Posts
    Me thinks it's actually the id of a game. Like in the url of games from steampowered.com

  33. Post #33
    Positive energy is space expanding, negative energy is space contracting. Or reverse?
    onebit's Avatar
    July 2005
    6,368 Posts
    Probably a joke on Valve's behalf. Just to fuck with us.
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  34. Post #34
    tanthreecle's Avatar
    August 2009
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    So far, the only groups that have this scoop are Facepunch and 4chan.

    The Steam forums are absolutely unaware of this, which I can't believe in the event the image actually appeared.

    The only thing that could potentially top a semi-secret announcement of Episode 3, would be something like Half-Life 3 or Opposing Force 2, and even that is secondary to the possibility of Duke Nukem Forever being developed and released by Valve.

    There's wishful thinking, and then there's sheer naivety.
    The fact remains that people claim to have seen it. Besides, steampowered.com users aren't much more likely to visit the valvesoftware.com frontpage than 4chan users.

  35. Post #35
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    July 2005
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    The fact remains that people claim to have seen it. Besides, steampowered.com users aren't much more likely to visit the valvesoftware.com frontpage than 4chan users.
    There's that, too. I'm just a skeptic in the face of all these fakes that have been popping up recently.

    I'm just saying that given recent events, it's unlikely, but if it's real, awesome. I just wish I'd have seen it myself; I can't verify it or go back to check, so there goes that chance.
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  36. Post #36

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    Just a simple contrast change.
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  37. Post #37
    Everything You Do is a Balloon
    Secone's Avatar
    March 2007
    1,508 Posts
    Can I ask why over 1000 people are reading this fake stuff
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  38. Post #38
    Jaykin' Bacon: Episode Three
    Jimbomcb's Avatar
    February 2005
    22,824 Posts
    i'm hoping i missed something else because unless I did I don't understand how people actually believe it
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  39. Post #39
    Everything You Do is a Balloon
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    People are just really dumb.
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  40. Post #40
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    February 2009
    18,248 Posts
    How About i drown your Scanner again

    Edited:

    And B let people discuss even if it is fake