We stumbled across an image on Reddit today citing a post on MordorHQ that seemed to indicate GameInformer had a lead on Half Life 3. The image is certainly compelling: two shadowy figures walking away from a crashed helicopter in some arctic wasteland with what looks like the remains of a citadel in the distance. However, after a little digging, we’re firmly calling “bullshit” on the post, as the picture looks like an edit of a few images from a June 2012 post on ValveTime.
We’d love to believe the GameInformer image was real, and we’ll keep our hopes up for something at E3, but for now, the “leak” sits squarely in the realm of the cow cookies.
Source: Common sense, critical thinking, a web browser and an Internet connection.