Half-Life 3 European trademark vanishes
The European trademark filing for Half-Life 3 vanished on Friday without explanation.
The trademark filing with the Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union vanished from the website without any notification. It appeared on Oct. 1 and was allegedly filed by Valve Corporation, according to the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market website.
According to EGM, anyone could, in theory, file a trademark under the guise of a company and a representative because previous filing information is available to reuse. The only true hurdle that could stop a false filing is the filing fee of 900 Euros – or over $1,200.
A trademark filing for Portal 3 appeared on the OHIM website on Oct. 2. It has the same credentials as the Half-Life 3 filing, but it is currently under examination, according to the filing with OHIM.
Valve announced its SteamOS operating system on Sep. 23 and followed the announcement with details concerning Steam Machines and the Steam Controller. The company said the living room project is designed to provide a better PC gaming experience for big-screen TVs.
The living room project follows the company's venture onto the big screen with last year's Big Picture Mode. The mode provides a proper format for Steam to operate with TVs and controllers, according to the Valve website. However, it still relies on the Windows environment to function.
Good thing it isn't coming out. I didn't want another shitty game on this planet.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. And everyone thought it was finally going to be confirmed. Glade to see things haven't changed around here.
I knew it
Half Life 3 will never happen. Gabe is just going to be on his fatass eating and coming up with more shit people don't want like a Steambox and that awful controller. Even if it does release, I bet it will be mediocre as hell.