Hey Gordon, long time no see! When’s Half-Life 3 coming ou— oh. Yikes.

Player Swagmastavondagmasta recently discovered a very interesting easter egg in Mad Max: The Game That A Lot Of People Hate But I Love So There. As you might have suspected, it involves a tremendously dead Gordon Freeman.

First, go here:

Lodged in a cliff side area, you’ll find this handsome fella:

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Note the glasses. Quite a fashion statement when paired—well, as paired as it gets when you’re missing an arm—with a crowbar, no?

And in case there was any doubt as to what it’s all referencing, pass your not-rotting-out-of-your-skull peepers over this nearby crate:

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Dang. We were that close to getting Half-Life 3. This will come as sobering news to people who were certain the game would never come out before the world ended, but were quietly hopeful that it might launch after.

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