Breaking: Gabe Newell Grows Beard

Progress Score: Initially startling, but apprehension soon gives way to an appreciation of its wispy whiteness. Post-apocalyptic desert ranger meets Santa Claus. Most likely not a Half-Life Episode 3 tease.

Most likely.

Valve's Gabe Newell [Penny Arcade Report | Pic by Dabe Alan]

UPDATE - Wow. This little thing generated some unexpected responses. For what it's worth, here's my $0.02.