Do you trust Shacknews? If you do, and you've any interest in the continuing adventures of gun-toting nerdy scientitsts then you'll be interested to know that Steve Gibson over at Shack is reporting the following very short and very specific statement from Valve.
Half-Life 2 will be shown at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.
[edit: several other major gaming sites are reporting having received the same single sentence note.] Well, if you're a fan of specific definitive statements then this looks like the kind of thing you've been waiting for. For those of you who like visual stimulus to go with your confirmations, here's the upcoming cover for PC Gameplay, which contains suggestions that Half-Life 2 will likely be released before the end of the year.
And who is that with Gordon? Let the speculations ... wait for it ... commence!