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    Gabe Newell teases with a haiku.
    In one of the more absurb methods of refusing to give a release date, Valve boss Gabe Newell has been communicating in haikus.
    Well known for responding directly to emails from fans, Newell has supposedly replied to a haiku asking him when Half-Life 2: Episode 3 will be released with a flowery message of his own.
    Reddit user “trojanguy” sent the following email to Newell:
    Do you like haikus?
    I like to write them sometimes…
    Episode 3 soon?
    Newell’s response:
    Haikus are neato
    They have a rigid structure
    Episode 3 ships in
    The fact that a haiku is usually structured in syllable strings of 5 – 7 – 5 has lead some fans to read into Newell’s final line (of six syllables) to the tune of “episode three ships in six months”.
    Given Newell’s second line reference to a haiku’s rigid structure, such a line of thught may not be all that wide of the mark…
    Source: Reddit

    Paul Younger
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