Articles are popping up all over the web stating that Valve will be making a major announcement at E3. Many news sources are saying that this will be about Half-Life 3. However, Gabe Newell recently emailed a fan stating that they would not be showing Half Life 3, Portal 3, Left 4 Dead 3 or any other new game at E3.
This happened last year as well. Several news sources reported that Valve was going to be announcing Half-Life 3 only to have Valve release a statement that they were not announcing anything.
I am, frankly, getting sick of the online media and their willingness to do anything to get hits. I keep clicking headlines that say things like, "Valve to Announce Half-Life 3 at E3!!!" and "Gabe Newell Hints at Half-Life 3 Release Date on Twitter!"... It is such a waste of my time; having to sift through all this nonsense to find the real news.
I have been subscribing to rss feeds directly from the developers and publishers. I have chosen to ignore IGN, The Verge (when it comes to rumours), and GameSpot.
Valve will not be making any major announcements at E3! They will be showing Dota 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and their new 10 foot UI for Steam.