Half-Life 3 logo apparently outed by random "Valve employee" T-shirt

First glimpse of Gordon Threeman? Or Valve having a laugh?

A T-shirt bearing what appears to be a Half-Life 3 logo has been spotted at a "developer event". Get your salt-shaker and give this news piece a good seasoning before reading on.

The T-shirt was photographed by Chandana Ekanayak, art director and executive producer at Super Monday Night Combat developer Uber Entertainment.

Ekanayak wrote on Twitter "all I'm saying is I saw this at a local game developer event worn by a Valve employee", adding the very sensible hashtag #ValveTrolling. Keep your right eyebrow sceptically arched.

That's a fresh look, playa.

There's been increasing speculation over whether Valve's third Half-Life game will appear on current generation consoles, linked to speculation over the fate of Half-Life 2: Episode 3. The company's head scribe Chet Falisek told reporters he wasn't "prepared to talk about Half-Life: Episode 3" in February. Valve skipped E3 this year, killing hopes of a surprise reveal.

What's your take on this? We think a Half-Life 3 troll would be pushing the boundaries, even for a publisher as eccentric as Valve. Plenty of aggrieved Half-Life 2: Episode 2 fans out there...