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

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's core gameplay...   read

 
 
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Gordon Freeman

The 'is Gordon Freeman a character' debate continues with HBO's Looking

Last night's episode of Looking, airing now on HBO in its second season, tackled the issue of Gordon Freeman's enduring Half-Life legacy. Is he a character, or merely a construct? Preparing for a Halloween party, series star Jonathan G...   read

 
 
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Half-Life 3
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Fan film shows Gordon Freeman battling boredom

The wait for some kind of news on Half-Life 3 has been tough for everyone. A story cut off midway through being told, a set of balanced gameplay mechanics going to waste, and a developer who loves to announce things that are nothing to do ...   read

 
 
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Black Mesa: Source

Black Mesa-affiliated website broadcasts intriguing emergency message

Something's up over at BMRF.us (Black Mesa Research Facility), the website connected to the still-unfinished Half-Life remake Black Mesa: Source. On January 1, the site began looping an intriguing emergency broadcast system m...   read

 
 
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Half-Life 2

Smell the ashes while listening to City 17

I've been a fan of the various You Are Listening To... streams for a few years now. Initially, you could listen to the police banter of various North American cities while a stream of ambient and instrumental music played at the same time. ...   read

 
 
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Half-Life 2
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How to reload your revolver in Half-Life 2 VR

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, utilizing a speedloader...   read

 
 
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Super Source Bros. Melee

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

 
 


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Nvidia Shield

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

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 want to play it a...   read

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

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 this summary f...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
Challenge Scot!
  Watch Video 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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
8===D
  Watch Video 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
  Watch Video 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!      read

 
 
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Speedrun
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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