"At this time of the year, the gaming industry grounds to a screeching halt.
For one week only, the entire industry looks at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) takes place and every major publisher and developer collectively make announcements and show off new product.
Valve, similar to Rockstar and Bungie, are typically low-key at the event. Even this year, they simply have a booth and are not taking press appointments, which leads to the assumption that no major announcements will take place.
Instead, we’ve been left with one interesting tidbit that’ll undoubtedly set Team Fortress 2 fans – dare I say it – on fire."