Those who follow Team Fortress 2 may remember a “leaked” image that convinced many fans that an update for the game’s Spy class was on the way from Valve. However, the screen was later proven to be fake, with the words “Hoax by Kaanin” found in small print at the bottom.
Apparently Valve was also fooled by the image, as revealed by this post on the game’s blog.
“His mocked-up image was convincing enough that even some of us at Valve were momentarily fooled,” wrote Valve’s Eric Smith. “Well played, Kaanin.”