Black Mesa's Xen chapter gets delayed yet again

It has been two years since the fan made remake of Half-Life, Black Mesa, hit Steam Early Access. Fans have been promised that the Xen chapter of the game would be coming for nearly as long as Black Mesa has been on sale. In a not so surpri...


'Half-Life' writer posts his vision of Episode 3

A year after leaving Valve, former lead writer for Half-Life, Marc Laidlaw, has posted to his website a narrative outline for what could have been the plot of Half-Life 2: Episode 3 in-character as "Gertrude Fremont." The site is down with ...


Half-Life 3 would not be the end according to series writer

Half-Life 3 has become a bit of a running gag in the video game industry. With either perpetual delays or work never being started, the fate of the series is completely unknown at this point. We basically could throw out ludicrous ideas and...


Half-Life: A Place in the West - Chapter 3 is out this month

The third chapter of Half-Life: A Place in the West is coming to Steam this month. "The Pit" is the third chapter of the Valve-sanctioned fan comic Half-Life: A Place in the West. You can find it on Steam, where the first chapter is "free ...


Black Mesa suffers another delay, Xen to be added in December

The development path of the fan made Half-Life remake, Black Mesa, has been rocky. Being greenlit on Steam years before actually appearing on the service, Crowbar Collective, the dev team behind the game, has been promising to add the infam...


Half-Life 2: VR made it through Steam Greenlight

A virtual-reality makeover for Half-Life 2 sounds like a terrific new reason to revisit the iconic game, and with Valve prioritizing other initiatives, fans have taken it upon themselves to make it happen. The community-built Half-Life 2: V...


Chet Faliszek is moving on from Valve

Another familiar face is out at Valve. Following the departures of fellow writers Marc Laidlaw and Erik Wolpaw, now Chet Faliszek -- who contributed to both of the Half-Life 2 episodes, as well as the Portal and Left 4 Dead series, and Coun...


Portal 2 is hands down the greatest sequel ever made

The games industry, like the movie industry and apparently the television industry, is one that thrives on sequels. Just look at the list of upcoming games for 2017. You can barely swing a cat without hitting some follow-up. Some of these g...


Half-Life may continue, but not like you want it to

Gabe Newell recently held an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit and people were obviously drooling at the chance to question the existence of Half-Life 3. While that was deftly avoided by Gaben, there were some interesting hints dropped about ...


This Xen teaser for Black Mesa is a promising start

The last time we spoke about Black Mesa, the fan-made Half-Life remake, it had to do with Xen. This time, we're also talking about Xen. And next time, I'm willing to bet, we'll still be going on about Xen. Today's news is a progress update ...


Xen will be added to Black Mesa in summer 2017

Fan project Half-Life remake Black Mesa is mostly done at this point, but still on Steam Early Access. That's because it's missing the game's final chapter, the one that never went over well in the first place: Xen. In an update o...


Valve's Orange Box is backward compatible on Xbox One

The Orange Box was a special release back in 2007. Hell, it still is to this day. Valve's compilation disc brought Portal, Team Fortress 2, Half-Life 2, and Half-Life 2: Episode One and Episode Two to consoles, and good lord that's a lot of...


Beautiful Half-Life 3 troll greets gamescom attendees

Half-Life 3 is not confirmed, despite what you may see out of Germany. A giant, orange banner outside of gamescom reads, "Half-Life: 3" in large print. Beneath it lies arcane, inscrutable text (what the fuck is "redakteure"!?) that is meant...

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The Ship: Remasted docked for an extra week

Developer Blazing Griffin has confirmed that The Ship: Remasted has been pushed back a week. "Based on feedback from the community, we’ve delayed the launch of the game [to February 22]," said marketing manager Scott Boyd. "There were...

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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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