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Valve: No New Hardware or Software Announcement at E3

posted Sunday May 6, 2012 by Nicholas DiMeo

Valve: No New Hardware or Software Announcement at E3

Being so close to E3 2012, it wouldn't be right if there wasn't any gaming talk. Unfortunately, Valve says there won't be product announcement talk at E3. I guess we have to wait some more to hear more news about the Steam Box, as expected. We had hopes though and now I have to return the disco ball I rented for the celebration of new products being announced as Valve confirmed the news this week.

Valve rep Doug Lombardi said this week that, "We have no product announcements planned for this year's show."

While we shouldn't be too surprised by this, it still is unfortunate that they aren't a huge player at E3. Last year, they were seemingly nowhere to be found and the year prior was used only to show us another glimpse of Portal 2. We have to trek back to 2009 and the Left 4 Dead sequel in order to see Valve in the limelight.

For now, any hope of Half-Life news also goes down the drain. Valve will maintain the silent treatment about anything regarding the title which is apparently still going through "twists and turns."

There is a glimmer of good news, though. Valve did confirm they will be presenting some of their known projects like DOTA 2, Counterstrike: Global Offensive and Steam's living room project, Big Picture Mode. I'm personally excited about Counterstrike and I really hope Valve makes their presence felt this year. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some Left 4 Dead game-playing to do.


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