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Yet another Valve ARG

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by gamemaster1996, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    Sorry if a threads already been posted here, but I couldn't see one.

    It seems Valve has started yet another ARG, revolving around the number three.

    It started by a Valve employee wearing a HL3 Shirt. Then at the VGA Awards where Valve put up a video of Wheatley talking about the Awards and asking for a rescue. However during this there were some numbers (believed to be coordinates) down the side. Then on Ratmanns twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/Doug_Rattmann) Ratmann after lying Dormant for months posted a lot of Numbers which correspond with the ones down the side of the screen during the video.

    He also said one, one, one. This has been read into as adding up to three.
    There's also text at the top of the video which says:
    СПУТНИК НАБЛЮДЕНИЯ "ЛАНТАНУМ"
    This translates to: OBSERVATION SATELLITE "LANTHANUM"
    The work for Lanthanum comes from the Greek word: λανθανω which means to lie hidden. Interestingly enough it starts with the Lambda as well, the symbol for Half life.
    Also Lanthanum has an Atomic Number of 57,which is in group three of the Periodic table.
    There's also a link to Team fortress. I've been informed those Grockets have three ladders. Another Three.

    Thoughts guys? Do you think it's anything to do with episode three? have you discovered anything else?
     
  2. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    I'm telling you. It's fucking episode 3/hl3.

    Like seriously guys, I'm calling it. Bookmark my post so I can laugh when it's true.
     
  3. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    It's way too early to say whether this is an ARG. If it turns out to be, I'll be very excited (the Portal 2 one was fun to watch!), but people shouldn't be getting their hopes up just yet...
     
  4. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    To be fair, it is about to be time for some info about HL3/Ep3 to come out.
     
  5. Kiddnils

    Kiddnils L3: Member

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    Maybe it's just random? Also a Valve Voice Actor said that he spoke text for Half Life 2 Episode 3
     
  6. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    I'm a pirate.
     
  7. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    At this moment, I think people are only seeing/hearing what they want to hear, and make strange connections based on hope.
    I'm telling myself there isn't an ARG, because it so much more fun to read the speculation with that mindset.

    "I saw the number 3 on [thing], maybe its relevant!!!"
     
  8. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    The "we're annoucing something with a three in it!" email was faked... And I'll have to agree with Ravidge/Muffin. I hope that its something interesting, but a LOT of this is speculation.


    ... Since the start of the 'arg'-ish thing deals with space, i've been asked a lot of questions.
     
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    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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  12. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I like what an ARG can do for indie games/mods. It was really nice to have additional players for games like Killing Floor. But Valve have openly said an ARG is a LOT of effort and the pro's for third party games are questionable as it's a gamble for them in some ways.

    They didn't say they wouldn't do one again but they said it was very unlikely.

    For those reasons i think it's unlikely. Isn't this just an over reaction to the VGA?
     
  13. Yacan1

    aa Yacan1 D I G I T A L I N F L U E N C E R

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  14. theharribokid

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    Wasn't it found that @Doug_Rattmann was just a fan twitter account that was throwing people off the real ARG scent last april? I don't think he is legit and all this was is just a nice hint to an announcement that's going to be made by Valve soon
     
  15. Numerous

    Numerous L4: Comfortable Member

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    It could be L4D3, or Portal 3 (doubt an official TF3 though).

    Although, given the significance of the 3 to half life (and avoiding it through episodes), I think that this will almost definitely be HL2:ep3, if anything.
     
  16. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Yes it's been a known fake since the last chunk of portal 2 arg.

    I'm pretty certain this isn't how valve would announce episode 3. It just reeks of lame.
     
  17. Kiddnils

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  18. What Is Schwa

    What Is Schwa L6: Sharp Member

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    THERE ARE THREE E's IN GABE NEWELL!

    E + 3 = e3 = EPISODE THREE!

    GABE'S MOM = ULTIMATE ARG MASTERMIND.
     
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  19. Godslayer57

    Godslayer57 L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    wheatly's space corrdinates: 1,1,1
     
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