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Half-Life 3, gaming’s greatest unicorn, may finally be with us—albeit in text form. Marc Laidlaw, the now retired lead writer of the Half-Life series, has published what appears to be a summary of the plot of Half-Life 3, or Half-Life 2: Episode 3, entitled “Epistle 3.”
Epistle 3 takes the form of a fictional letter directed to “Dearest Playa” from a character named “Gertie Fremont.” It features a ship “Hyperborea,” and alien bad guys called the “Disparate,” which—when swapped out for original Half-Life names and places—makes the letter as close to a resolution to the series as players are likely to get.
An edited version of the synopsis on Pastebin—which is currently the only place to read it given the unwashed massed of the Internet have taken down Laidlaw’s blog—has already replaced and the names places ready for reading. The beginning of the synopsis reads:
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