So, my buddy Bill is pretty UP WITH THE PC GAMEZ in ways that I am definitively not. A few minutes ago, he sent me the above image, telling me, “The IGN thing is a quote from Half-Life 2.” Fair enough, I say. He speculates that it could have something to do with the oft-discussed Half-Life 3. It’s possible, I think. I show Lawrence, he says, “HMMMMM.”
Then Bill sends me this link: http://orange.half-life3.com/apache2-default/
You click it, it takes you to a blank page that says “It works!” It’s true. It does.
I say, what is this thing, Bill. He says that, according to Whois, Valve owns the domain for half-life3.com. He’s right!
Bill also says of the above URL, “the /apache2-default/ part is something that goes in when you first install apache, which is something that makes websites work.” I thank him for telling me this, because that is something I definitely didn’t know. Bill’s a smart dude.
Bill also tells me that all this unfolded over on Reddit.
So what does all this mean? Well, the website for the Orange Box that includes Half-Life 2 includes the word “orange” in the URL, as does the above link. So, something is happening with Half-Life 3. Maybe. Possibly.
Or, you know, maybe not. This could all pretty much be nothing. So there’s that, too.
Thanks for the tip, Bill!