No E3 Announcement from Valve this Year
In an expected move, Gabe Newell has stated there will be no announcement from Valve at E3 this year. Unlike last year where Valve did not attend E3, the studio will be there to show off Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and the 10 foot UI for Steam. The first two are, of course, currently in beta testing on Steam, while the last will enable people using large HDTVs to easily read everything on Steam at a 10 foot distance. So there will not be any news on Half-Life 2: Episode Three, Half-Life 3, Portal 3, or Left 4 Dead 3 (notice a trend?), but Valve will be at E3 to present the known projects. Hopefully this means we will get a solid release date for Dota 2 and CS:GO (aside from sometime this summer). Still, I think some people may be disappointed by the lack of any major announcements at E3, but who is to say Gabe Newell and Valve do not change that stance?