E3 News – Valve Cancels Portal 2 Event, Announces “Surprise”

With E3 less than two weeks away, it’s finally time to stop mentioning the show and start actually talking about it!  Unfortunately, the our prE-3 news could be considered bad news, though I have a feeling it’ll turn out to be for the best.  Valve announced yesterday that they are canceling their “Portal 2” unveiling event, which was set for June 14th, just before the official show began.  Bummer.

Like I said, its not bad news though – Valve said that, instead of the “Portal 2 event”, there will be a “surprise” event for attendees.  Also, Valve’s note ensures E3 attendees, and the public, that Portal 2 will be on display and available for screenings at the Valve booth during the main show.  (Read the whole note after the jump, courtesy of 1up)

Dear Subject Name Here,

Aperture Science is pleased to inform you that we have partnered with Valve to announce the gala CANCELLATION of the June 14 Portal 2 event at the Regal Theater. The event will be replaced by a surprise. And even though the cancellation of the event certainly counts as a surprise, we are pleased to further announce that the cancellation of the event is not THE surprise. However, per International treaties regarding the definition of the word “surprise”, of which both Aperture Science and Valve are signatories, the time, date and content of the actual surprise will only become available as you experience the surprise.

If you’d like to ask fruitless questions about the E3 Portal 2 surprise or, more fruitfully, schedule an appointment to attend a Portal 2 screening at the Valve booth during E3, please contact Valve’s Special Envoy to Surprises, Doug Lombardi.

Thank you for <<RECORD SCRATCH!!!>>

PS: The surprising record scratch is also not the surprise.

What’s the surprise?  Don’t bother thinking about it.  Just keep your eyes peeled on June 14th for something from Valve – something bigger than Portal 2.

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One response to “E3 News – Valve Cancels Portal 2 Event, Announces “Surprise”

  1. Half-Life 3?

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