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Nauseating Half-Life 2: Episode 2 world record speedrun


Protip: Bring a bucket
May 05
 
Watch as the SourceRuns team impressively moonwalks its way through a majority of Half-Life 2: Episode 2. This is a segmented speedrun, meaning it is recorded in several takes and put together, as well as assisted with custo...




Half-Life 2: Update looks like a real good reason to revisit City 17


But not Ravenholm... never Ravenholm
Mar 26
 
For three years, Filip Victor has been working on Half-Life 2: Update, a community-made standalone version of Half-Life 2 that seeks to "fix up, polish, and visually enhance [the game] without ever changing the 2004 original'...




How to reload your revolver in Half-Life 2 VR


I'm just glad it's a speedloader
Aug 23
 
Prepare for the future. As this Half-Life 2 video demonstrates, reload times in gaming may soon be based on skill instead of animation speed. In the video, reloading the revolver requires swinging the cylinder open, utilizin...




Crowbar in Half-Life 2: Lost Coast - Challenge Scot


A new week, a new challenge
Nov 21
 
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!




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...




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 ...




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...




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...




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...




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...




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...




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...




Rumor: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 artwork leaked


Jun 28
 
A wave of new Half-Life 2: Episode 3 chatter has been triggered for the millionth time this year, now thanks to the Facebook page of fan site Valve Time. The page posted what it claims to be official artwork for the upcoming ...





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