While the Valve faithful were probably expecting an update on what was happening with the third Episode of Half-Life 2 episodic content, or something about a Portal sequel, E3 2009 would prove not to be the place for that. A few days before E3 dropped, the world discovered what Valve was hiding. Coming off a successful Left 4 Dead release on the PC and Xbox 360, the Seattle based company decided to go back to the drawing board and blow out Left 4 Dead 2, a fully-fledged sequel that will drop later this year.
Known for consistently adding content for free, the publisher caused tantrums among its fans. Among the many questions: "Why a sequel so soon?" "Where the hell is Episode 3?" G4TV swung by E3 for their annual interview with Valve's Gabe Newell and Doug "Don't Tell Billy" Lombardi to get the latest on everything Valve.