As a gamer Groundhog's day, once a year in the " Dota2" International Tournament, Gabe Newell acts from the shadow of Valve Software to see if he can say the number three or release news about a new game the legendary software company is working on.
Earlier this week, the founder of Valve announced that the company's digital collectible card game "Artifact" would soon go into beta. But on Wednesday, he showed that he was still struggling with number three, just being able to pronounce "more than two, but less than four" when asked.
The video above has Newell that supplies dry-as toast, but still wonderful sound for what one can only hope is a real "Mega-Kills" voice packet that really comes to Valve's "Dota2." Who does not want to hear Gaben say, "Hi, I'm Gabe Newell, you've just achieved the first blood. Thank you and have fun" or the classic "Hi, this is Gabe Newell. Thank you for playing Dota2. Double kill." Things become dicey when Newell is asked to say triple kill line. Turns out that "Half Life 3" is not the only third he can not talk about.