"There’s few things us gamers anticipate more than a big game release. It starts when you first see and hear about the game, and you make a mental note to keep an eye on it. A few trailers later, an official release date is announced and you begin to get excited. As the time edges closer and closer, the eagerness to get your hands on it continues to grow, and before you know it, your coughing down the phone to your boss and telling him about your “gastrointestinal issues” and hoping they don’t connect the dots.
Half Life 2: Episode Three is perhaps the most anticipated gaming work in progress that doesn’t have an official release date. That’s not the only question either; very little is known about what to expect from it or even how far along it is. Episode 3 is a riddle in many ways: What does everyone know about, yet know nothing about?"