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#Half-Life

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Valve

Valve could've been successful just doing Half-Life

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 tracked? And for thos...

 
Challenge Scot!
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

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Half-Life

Black Mesa to be sold on Steam alongside free version

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 addition to a new f...

 
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Valve's new games

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

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 accessible for long enou...

 
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Half-Life 3

Valve files trademark for Half-Life 3 in Europe

[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 Valve database lea...

 
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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

Office Chat
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

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So that's how the Gravity Gun works!

WITH TRANS-DIMENSIONAL SPACE CRYSTALS!   

 
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Speedrun

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

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 vastly underselli...

 
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Valve VA infographic

Beautiful infographic charts all of Valve's voice actors

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, tracing lines...

 
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ARG

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

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 alternate-reality g...

 
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Virtual Reality

Half-Life 2 receives Oculus Rift support in latest patch

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 Rift beta is cu...

 
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MINERVA

Nagging from Valve co-workers got MINERVA on Steam

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 never bothered...

 
Tough-to-run PC games
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

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Doom + Half-Life 2

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

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 answered my questio...

 
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Half-Life 2: Episode 3

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 announced

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...

 
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Working at Valve

Valve discusses its boss-less work environment

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 Varoufakis shed some lig...

 
Gamification
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

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Dtoid Show

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

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 and Valve are ta...

 
Half-Life Movie?
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

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

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 development betw...

 
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Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 modded to include motion tracking

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 tweaked the So...

 
Sup, Holmes?
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

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Half-Life Mac

Half-Life now available for Mac users on Steam

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 users who purch...

 
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FARTY THING

This is one incredible Gordon Freeman statue

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 alien farty thing....

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

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 video below is s...

 
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Revisit Jurassic Park in this Half-Life 2 mod

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 try them. Actua...

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

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 I've ever had ...

 
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NECA is making Half-Life 2 Gravity Gun replicas

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 of Gravity Gun...

 
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The DTOID Show: Mass Effect 4, Source 2, & Adam Sessler

Hey gang! We're back with another steaming pile of gaming news for your brain-holes! A new Mass Effect game is in the works, and the exciting part is that it's gonna be running Frostbite 2. Black Ops II comes out tomorrow, and it's got...

 

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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Not sure why, but I get antsy when the devs of an indie game are in the comment section of an article about said

 
Pixie The Fairy

I went with this

 
Nathan D

Tis but a scratch!

 
KeithTheGeek

That feel when you get the sick 0-to-death but then your net cuts out preventing you from saving the

 
DeadMoon

Cat Girl

 
Zer0t0nin

Youre welcome:

 
Torchman

So this was a thing

 
Double Monocles

Finally got Starfox! The controls are REALLy jarring, Im doing training mode a couple times to try to get used to I really hope o can get used to it, Ive waited so long for another Star Fox game

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Starting tomorrow Ill essentially have $35 in my Do I go the $13 route (I own SSFIV already but not on the I also cant use the WiiU games), or just beat-the-average?

 
ikiryou

Well, my happy-go-lucky new job is probably going out the door, thanks to the mathematically-challenged temp before me who farked up the warehouse So long sexy forklift/Aliens cosplay

 
keisal

I guess U-verse has internet data caps now, but if you have a TV plan with them it remains Even though mine will be unlimited this still pisses me Its the principal of the

 
Confuseddalek

So far today I have fallen through a ceiling, and hit my head on a sink on the way Blacked out, and woke up to find myself in the womens restroom that is full of One woman was pushing my head with her foot to see if I was still

 
ZombZ

I want to write a blog and have been doing some has eventually led me to an article on a certain my naivete I checked the comments for opinions and inspiration only to be reminded why I dont go there

 
YoeriB

Wooow were getting a the punisher series!

 
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*sniff sniff*

 
MeanderBot

Whoops, there I go pressing the post button out of *ahem* Catgirls!

 
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I was out with a friend in the city centre today and realised its kind of really fun to listen to nearby conversations between other The amount of dumb its So many people are dumb and quite amusing to listen

 
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Question! Is there a way to do something about how some of the front paged blogs are under a different tag? I was confused and wondering where Torchs mech one went (wanted to look up some of the shows) until I found it was under a different

 
Torchman

That feel when you finally deal with some problems with your computer that have been bugging you for

 
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I love seeing people out and about that make me seem perfectly normal by Feels

 
Pixie The Fairy

Rae woke up in a sandy ruin, her head aching from the crash, though she was thankfully She spots a dusty chest near her and opens Then a voice asks, Become classy or be total anime trash?

 
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Im really digging Affordable Space

 
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Dangus Taargus

So after just finishing every previous Star Fox game made before Zero, and having now just played through the first 4 missions of What the fuck is wrong with people? This game is absolutely Pro Tip: Go to training Get

 
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Apparently, Doom has a permadeath option and youll leave your helmet where you died, kind of like the blood pools of Dark

 
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Before I go to bed I decide to give you not one but two cat Good night everyone :)

 
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Finally got General Pepper to say WHAT?! in Star Fox :D

 
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