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Super Source Bros. Melee


What if?
May 28
What if Valve made their own Super Smash Bros. game, but with characters from Dota 2, Half-Life, Portal, Counter-Strike, and Left 4 Dead? What if?! read
Nvidia Shield

Portal on Nvidia Shield next week, Half-Life 2 coming too


Okay then
May 08
Hey, have you played Portal before? It's supposed to be pretty neat. I won't spoil anything for you, but there's a lady that's really funny and she talks about a cake. On the off-chance that you have played it, do you wa... read
Speedrun

This 20:41 speedrun of Half-Life is a joy to watch


It looks like someone is fast-forwarding the game
Apr 15
Segmented or not, this record-breaking 20:41 speedrun of Half-Life is seriously impressive. But as mind-blowing and enjoyable as it is to watch without context, the more you read up on the run, the crazier it all seems. Take... read
Valve

Valve could've been successful just doing Half-Life


'In retrospect, [Steam] was a great idea, right?'
Jan 03
In an interview with The Washington Post, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell described the company's inner workings which have been the topic of discussion time and time again. Did you know, for instance, vacation time isn't tracke... read
A new week, a new challenge
This week's challenge takes place in Half Life 2: Lost Coast, in which I must beat the entire level using nothing but the famous crowbar. Freeman is pretty proficient in crowbar combat, but there are some enemies that even the mighty crowbar cannot defeat... If you've got any ideas for future challenges you'd like me to have a go at, feel free to leave them in the comments! read feature

Half-Life

Black Mesa to be sold on Steam alongside free version


Developers now have full access to the Source engine
Nov 19
Having already been long cleared for release on Steam through Greenlight, the team behind Black Mesa has now announced that Valve is allowing this Half-Life remake to be sold on the platform. That'll be happening soon in addi... read
Valve's new games

Valve database lists Left 4 Dead 3, Half-Life 3 teams


A breakdown of who's working on what
Oct 02
Yesterday's discovery of Valve's trademark of Half-Life 3 in Europe didn't do much for me. This latest story, however, is an entirely different matter. The company's JIRA database for project management was publicly accessibl... read
Half-Life 3

Valve files trademark for Half-Life 3 in Europe


It's always something
Oct 01
[Update: The trademark in question was removed from the OHIM website and is believed to have been a hoax, reports Valve Time. So goes the Half-Life 3 hysteria. For what it's worth, the game is seemingly in development, if Val... read
You wish it was real
Will Half-Life 3 ever come out? I'm at that point where I've lost all anticipation. Still, exceptional fan made trailers like this give me a small glimmer of hope. read feature

Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this latest installment of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jim Sterling and Jordan Devore to commiserate over Valve's seeming decision to prioritize Left 4 Dead 3 ahead of Half-Life 3. Plus, John Carmack has joined the team developing the Oculus Rift VR headset, but is anybody going to care anymore once the thing is actually in consumer hands? read feature

So that's how the Gravity Gun works!


Another great short by Corridor Digital
Aug 09
WITH TRANS-DIMENSIONAL SPACE CRYSTALS!    read
Speedrun

Speedrun: Half-Life 2 cleared in remarkable 1:27:51


Watch the record-breaking run in full
Jul 08
You know it's a good speedrun when it gets me to let out an audible "Whaaat?" I lost count. Believe me when I say that this record-breaking Half-Life 2 run by the SourceRuns Team is a good one. Actually, I'm probably va... read
Valve VA infographic

Beautiful infographic charts all of Valve's voice actors


Mmm, that design sense
Jul 01
I'm a sucker for a good infographic. You can take something ordinary and uninteresting, like a list of all 50 actors who have provided voice work for Valve's 174 characters, and make something magical. It becomes an adventure... read
ARG

Surgeon Simulator 2013 ARG isn't related to Half-Life 3


People really, really want Half-Life 3
Jun 28
Yesterday, word got out about a peculiar clue hidden underneath a statue in Surgeon Simulator 2013. This was part of the update that brought Team Fortress 2's Medic and Heavy to the game and, knowing Valve's history with alte... read
Virtual Reality

Half-Life 2 receives Oculus Rift support in latest patch


Now with even more terrifying headcrabs
May 10
Oculus Rift promises a richer, more immersive game experience, so pairing it with the monumental Half-Life 2 is a no brainier, right? Valve's Joe Ludwig has done just that, adding Occulus Rift support to the game. The Oculus ... read
MINERVA

Nagging from Valve co-workers got MINERVA on Steam


Half-Life 2: Episode One mod
Apr 30
Up until now, I wasn't aware of Adam Foster's highly-regarded Half Life 2 mod MINERVA in any real sense. The name sounds familiar, so I'm sure I had at one point or another come across it within the last few years, but I... read
From the community
A few months ago, we compiled a list of some of the toughest games to run on PC in honor of the release of Crysis 3. While each of the games listed were certainly troublesome, plenty of additional titles were mentioned in the... read feature

Doom + Half-Life 2

New mod adds Doom weapons and characters to Half-Life 2


No matter what, the shotgun is still your best option
Apr 02
Have you ever asked yourself, "What if someone took the concept of fighting flat 2D enemies from Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard and put it into a much better game?" I know I have, and thankfully the modder Ghor has answ... read
Half-Life 2: Episode 3

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 announced


Not really
Apr 01
A Steam store page has appeared for Half-Life 2: Episode 3 and I'm sure it's totally legit. It's actually just a joke from CheapShark, but wouldn't it be funny if Valve really did announce it today? It being real would be the best joke of all. read
Working at Valve

Valve discusses its boss-less work environment


'[Gabe Newell] didn't want to be the boss of anyone or to be bossed around by anyone.'
Feb 26
Valve is a company unlike any other in game development, but we knew this when we read its employee handbook last year. In an interview on University of Texas's EconTalk podcast, Valve's economist-in-residence Yanis Varoufaki... read
Achievement unlocked!
Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20, I've been looking into some paradigm shifts we've seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that ... read feature

Dtoid Show

Half-Life & Portal Movies? Rayman Delayed? What MADNESS!


Also: The Destructoid Show is being weird and stupid again
Feb 08
What a bunch of wacky news today about the video games! There's the ongoing Rayman Legends debacle, with it being delayed for a multi-platform release, causeing devs and fans to speak out. Meanwhile, J.J. Abrahms a... read
It would require the hush-hush approach
With today's somewhat startling revelation that J.J Abrams and Valve intend to collaborate on Half-Life and Portal movies comes speculation as to how these movies are actually going to work. Specifically, the notion that Abra... read feature

Half-life & Portal films are happening, J.J. Abrams says


"As real as anything in Hollywood ever gets"
Feb 06
Director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Valve are cooperating on film adaptations of Half-Life and Portal, with early ideas already being tossed around Hollywood. Abrams also dropped hints that a game collaboration might be in d... read
Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 modded to include motion tracking


Simple source engine mod makes head tracking a reality
Feb 04
I really want to get my hands on an Oculus Rift headset as soon as possible; all this talk about accurate and non-vomit-inducing head tracking is leaving me really intrigued. Modder Nathan Andrews has jumped the gun and... read
Watch Sup Holmes every Sunday at 1pm PST/4pm EST
Last Sunday's Sup, Holmes? (now available on iTunes) with The Stanley Parable creator Davey Wreden was an orgy of ideas. I know UmJammer Lammy, angry internet people, how narrative works in games as opposed to other mediums,... read feature

Half-Life Mac

Half-Life now available for Mac users on Steam


But you wouldn't know it by looking at the store
Jan 25
The original Half-Life is a landmark title for first-person shooters, so it's always been a bit of a shame that it hasn't been available for Apple users up to now. The wait appears to be over, as Cult of Mac reports that Mac ... read
FARTY THING

This is one incredible Gordon Freeman statue


He's even holding the alien farty thing!
Jan 21
Gaming Heads latest in their Valve toy line-up is the one and only Gordon Freeman from the Half-Life series. The 1/4 scale figure comes in at 20 inches tall, and features the voiceless hero with his iconic crowbar and the ali... read

Here's what Half-Life looked like a year before release


Look at those derpy faces!
Jan 09
Half-Life, one of the most loved series in existence. It's a wonderful game, but do you want to know how it looked like in its Alpha state? Well here you go! The first video here shows off some tech stuff, while the second v... read

Revisit Jurassic Park in this Half-Life 2 mod


We have a T. Rex!
Jan 03
My wife and I are huge fans of Jurassic Park, and watch it as much as humanly possible. Sadly, games related to the IP haven't really been all that strong since the 16-bit era, but it doesn't take much to get me to at least ... read

Untold riches: The brilliance of Half-Life's barnacles


Dec 27
Hamish Todd is a game designer and journalist. His article on Castlevania's medusa heads just made the longlist for the games journalism prize. You can find out about his game, Music of the Spheres, here. Some of the most fun... read

NECA is making Half-Life 2 Gravity Gun replicas


Aw yeah
Dec 18
Loved NECA's Portal gun replicas? Well you'll have another gun to add to your arsenal come Spring 2013 as the toy company is working on creating Gravity Gun replicas from Half-Life 2. NECA will only be making a limited amount... read






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