Half-Life 3 Trademark Fake

Written by Katie Allen on Mon, Oct 7, 2013 11:20 AM
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With the gaming community currently experiencing collective meltdown every time Valve so much as breathes, it has come to light that the “Half-Life 3” trademark listed on the European Union's Trade Marks and Designs (OHIM) website last week was a fake.

The entry disappeared after being listed on the site a little over a week, having never been officially checked or authenticated prior to its removal...

It's not all bad news for increasingly ageing, desperate fans of the franchise, however. The fake listing doesn't undermine last week's leak of Valve's Jira account, which apparently revealed a team of 46 staff members assigned to the elusive title. The leak gave details of some of Valve's more prominent names working on Half-Life 3, as well as listing a development team for Left 4 Dead 3.

Although the Portal 3 trademark listed a couple of days after Half-Life 3 appears to still be active, the proximity of the two makes its legitimacy questionable. However, it is worth noting that the Portal listing does appear to have been officially verified by the relevant authorities, despite the fact that there was no mention of any team assigned to Portal 3 on Jira. The mystery deepens...

What are your thoughts on this new development?

How are you finding the emotional roller-coaster that is the Half-Life 3 rumour mill?

Let us know how you're coping!

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02:29 Oct-08-2013

I don't need it
I don't need it
I NEEEEEEED IT!!!!

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04:41 Oct-08-2013

Well, it had to happen eventually. Someone had to make that reference. I am simultaneously laughing my ass off and looking disapprovingly at the comment above. This is a more difficult task than one might think.

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18:06 Oct-07-2013
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16:37 Oct-07-2013

knowing how much Valve hates the number 3, I'm pretty sure I'll be 30 until portal 3 is out (i'm 15)

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20:52 Oct-07-2013

Don't worry, you'll most likely have Portal 2.5 to hold you over, by the time your 18

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15:46 Oct-07-2013

Valve, I hate thee, couldn't you have told us sooner?

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16:36 Oct-07-2013

Valve says 'I hate three' lol

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18:21 Oct-07-2013

LOL nice :)

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18:21 Oct-07-2013

If that's the case, Valve, you can just make a "Half-Life 4" and skip the '3' in the series. JUST SOLVED A FIRST WORLD PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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18:25 Oct-07-2013

Half-Life Two: Episode Two: Episode One. GabeN's mind=blown

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08:03 Oct-08-2013

Half Life 2.5.

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13:44 Oct-07-2013

Stop toying with me, Valve. Either make it or kill it (please make it). The internet has already gone wilder than the f**king west!

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12:21 Oct-07-2013

yes, i am aging while waiting for this, however i find using the AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) "taking it one day at a time" attitude seems to be working. In the meantime i am keeping myself occupied waiting for the completion of Black Mesa Source that ends just before Xen (which is accurate and complete remake of Half-Life 1), which can be downloaded free at http://www.blackmesasource.com/ and im also waiting for the remake of Opposing force called Operation Black Mesa found at http://tripminestudios.com/forum/obm.php and the remake of Blue Shift called Operation Guard Duty found at http://trip

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12:22 Oct-07-2013

soz, Operation Guard Duty is found at http://tripminestudios.com/forum/gd.php

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