For all of those looking for a Valve announcement at E3 for either Half-Life 3 or the rumored Steam Box, it looks like you are not going to get one. Doug Lombardi of Valve Software confirmed that Valve will not be exhibiting at this years E3 event which is to be held June 11-13th. Doug left things pretty simple as you can see below, no really elaborating as to why Valve will not be exhibiting, but we have a few ideas.
I’m sure many have you played Half Life or Half Life: Source. Launching September 14th is Black Mesa, an re-imagining of the original 1998 game Half Life. The game will be free and is based off Valve’s own Source Engine. The first release will feature up to 10 hours of gameplay, improved graphics and much more. If you were ever a fan of the Half Life series then this is definitely a game you are going to want to check out. As I said the game will be free, but you will need a copy of any Source Engine game to play it.