This morning Half-Life 2: Episode 2 updated along with most of the other games that were developed by Valve. The official reason for this update was to add Big Picture support to Valve's different games.
But then why did Half-Life Episode 2 get a 400MB update while all of the other games measured out at less than 70MB? That's the question everyone on the internet currently wants to know. Normally I would just ignore all this silliness. But there's also the case of the video...
Oh yeah, the extremely cryptic video that was uploaded by Machinima late last night. The video appears to just be a bunch of zeroes and ones flashing across the screen while some very Half-Life-esque music plays. You can view that video right below.
When you put those ones and zeroes through a binary converter however, you get this message. "Our new world order begins'. The description of the video also gives away a date. 12/5/12. I personally don't think it's Half Life 3 related, but go ahead and try and stop the internet hype machine. People are already tearing through the Half Life 2 games looking for any changes.
UPDATE!: As previously suspected. the video isn't related to Half Life. It has been revealed to be a new Machinima show. So at least that mystery was put to bed. Now we just have to wait until people finish digging through Half Life's files.
You can view the official Steam thread where this is all going down below.