Steam’s big Winter Sale included an alternate reality game that… really wasn’t. After following a rather unsatisfying breadcrumb trail, players unlocked a Steam badge titled “Red Herring”. Very funny, Valve. Now, though, joke’s on them.
A member of the subreddit dedicated to untangling Valve’s web of steamy secrets confirmed that a) they sent Valve some goddamn fish, and b) Valve received the goddamn fish.
There’s even a video of Valve employees unwrapping their present:
Fun! Also some Valve folks apparently wear sweet Ghost in the Shell cyberpunk outfits to work.
Oh, and here’s an image of the wrapping paper they sent it in:
So then, all’s well that ends well, I suppose. Here’s hoping, though, that next time Valve does a meta game (or, Gaben forbid, a video game) there’s a little more to it.