Gabe Newell Knows When the Next Half-Life is Coming. He Just Can't say it via Haiku.

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Valve boss Gabe Newell has a history of replying directly to emails from the public, so there's a good chance this exchange with an impatient Half-Life fan is for real.

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Either way, there's a definite chance that it's great.

If anyone else wants to give it a show, maybe try a sonnet. Or an epic poem. The latter would leave enough room for a release date and system specs.

Exchanging Episode 3 haikus with Gabe Newell [Reddit]


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DISCUSSION

Obviously the 5-7-6 structure of the haiku was intentional.

I'm going with the most obvious answer. It ships in "5-7-6" days.

Assuming the exchange was yesterday (and reported today) that puts us 576 days from Sept. 21, 2011.

So Half-Life Ep 3 ships Friday, April 19, 2013

You're all welcome.