About a billion gamers got excited this morning when reports started to appear online that the latest chapter in Valve's superb Half-life series, Half-life 3, was to be shown at Gamescom in Germany this week. It also seemed certain that Electronic Arts would be demoing Dragon Age 3.
However, the over-eager members of the press have now been told that neither of the games will actually make an appearance at the games convention. Instead, the organiser of Gamescom has informed Eurogamer that the listing of both games as being at the show was "a mistake".
Both Half-life 3 and Dragon Age 3 had appeared on a list of "new products/releases" accessible via the official Gamescom website, but incorrectly it now turns out.
That's not to say any explanation for their original appearance has been given, although a disclaimer on the document (in German) translates to, "Please take note of the sources: exhibitors, media, intenet forums, blogs. No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information.
So, it seems the organiser has caused rather a wild goose chase across the web.
Then again, maybe Valve does have something up its sleeve after all...
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