Valve have just released a new Half-Life 2 patch that finally allows certain NPCs to blink. On top of that, the patch fixes common save game issues and missing sounds on combine soldiers. Maybe this is a sign that we might get Half-Life 3 after all?

This wasn't really a game-breaking bug, but many of us wanted those blinks, and well, now we can finally enjoy them. Yeah, it may be a silly issue, but after all, we're talking about one of the best games ever created, so we can't allow for such silliness to continue now, can't we?

On top of fixing the previous issues, we no longer have "that" save file problem and we no longer have missing sounds on Combine soldiers. Hooray!

So, eh, does this mean that Half-Life 3 is closer than it used to be? I don't think so, but who knows? You can't take hope away from us, Valve! But yeah, in the meantime, replaying Half-Life 2 now is quite a neat idea.