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Half-Life's lone writer has left Valve after 18 years

Marc Laidlaw, co-creator and sole writer of the Half-Life franchise, has resigned from his position at Valve. He had worked at the Bellevue-based developer for 18 years at the time of his departure. The news comes as a result of a...

 
 
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Lots of games may have just had their Steam releases leaked

NeoGAF has caught wind of a whole load of leaked games potentially coming to Steam. Some of the games were added as potential topics in Steam’s Help Desk support system, while others have been mentioned in changes to Steam’s reg...

 
 
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There's a Gabe Newell Simulator on Steam

There's a Gabe Newell Simulator on Steam Early Access and it costs seven American dollars. The entirety of that sentence should be enough for you to make a purchasing decision, right? For what it's worth, I think a Gabe Newell simulator cou...

 
 
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Did Valve just leak a file for Half-Life 3 in a Dota update?

Valve has apparently pushed a file to Dota 2 Reborn called "hl3.txt" that includes a bunch of code that can be viewed here. Most interesting are the references to virtual reality, procedural generation, and what looks like co-op NPCs. ...

 
 
 
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You can now play Half-Life on your watch

Hey Half-Life fans looking for any kind of Half-Life fix to fill the void in your life created by Half-Life never getting a proper ending, I have some cool tech news for you. If you happen to own an Android-powered smart watch, you can now ...

 
 
 
 
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Early Access Review: Black Mesa

Half-Life was like a magic trick. It was a game you could show to people who weren't gamers and they'd get into it, a gateway drug. A real game (not some glorified puzzle book like Myst) that had the cinematic flair and presentation to suck...

 
 
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Nauseating Half-Life 2: Episode 2 world record speedrun

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 custom scripts. Many...

 
 
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Half-Life remake Black Mesa now on Steam Early Access

Black Mesa, the loving recreation of the original Half-Life, has just entered Steam's Early Access program with a price point of $19.99. There had been a countdown on the website leading up to today, and many speculated that it was going to...

 
 
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A cancelled Half-Life episode included a magnet gun

Everyone who yearns for more Half-Life content might take solace (or find frustration) in the fact that more has been created. However, it's also been scrapped. And, at least some of it had the intent of introducing a new tool to go ri...

 
 
 
 
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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 ...

 
 
 
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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. ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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?!

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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Crowbar in Half-Life 2: Lost Coast - 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 crowb...

 
 
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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 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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