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'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 ...

 
 
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$200 price cut brings HTC Vive down to $599

That recent Oculus Rift price reduction and sale must've moved a lot of on-the-fence VR adopters into action. Today, HTC is following suit with a significant permanent price drop of its own for the Vive. Previously priced at $799, the virtu...

 
 
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Valve's doing a new project! (But it's a Dota card game)

There's no shortage of projects Valve fans would like to see the company pursue, whether it be a follow-up to Half-Life, another Left 4 Dead, more Team Fortress, or something new altogether. Instead of any of those ideas, we're getting Arti...

 
 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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You've got character: The Spy

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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Mass VAC ban axes 40,000 Steam accounts

In the wake of last week's Summer sale, it is being reported that upwards of 40,000+ accounts were hit with the banhammer by Steam on grounds of being naughty cheats. Game-hackers often take advantage of sales to scoop up copies of gam...

 
 
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A Steam UI overhaul might be coming sooner than later

A user over on the Valve Time forum managed to grab some pictures of an Indigo 2017 talk hosted by Valve product designer Alden Kroll, which mostly deals with a newer, sleeker interface and new features like verification and direct dis...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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Dota 2's long awaited campaign is unwelcoming, unique

When I bought into Dota 2's $9.99 Siltbreaker campaign (which includes a host of convoluted The International 2017 Battle Pass extras), it felt like I was taking a step into a timewarp when "use map settings" custom games ran supreme in Sta...

 
 
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Valve has a new co-op campaign out for Dota 2

I don't play Dota 2, but the prospect of a four-person cooperative campaign for this type of game sure is enticing. As previously detailed, Valve is putting out a two-act "Siltbreaker" campaign for Battle Pass owners. The pass is still $10,...

 
 
 
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Valve's publishing fee for Steam Direct is $100 per game

Valve is moving away from Steam Greenlight as a public-facing tool for determining which games should be sold on Steam, and in its place, developers are getting Steam Direct. Under this new initiative, instead of spending time garnering com...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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PC Port Report: Charlie Murder

I don’t remember much about Charlie Murder from its original 2013 release. It was such a late Xbox 360 title that a lot of people overlooked it in favor of the looming Xbox One and PS4 launches. To make matters worse, Microsoft seemed...

 
 
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Users request nearly 50,000 Steam refunds per day

Valve customer support, a service that's pretty notorious among Steam users, is very very busy with refunds. How busy? Think roughly 50,000 a day. According to a report from Gamesindustry.biz, Steam refund requests are now up to 49,199 per ...

 
 


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