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You Can Play Any "Half-Life" You Want for Free For the Next Two Months

You Can Play Any "Half-Life" You Want for Free For the Next Two Months

Then you'll get Half-Life 2 and its two additional episodes.While it's indeed difficult to find people who haven't yet played Half-Life before in this day and age, those individuals do exist Valve is doing a service to those who need to get oriented with the game's world and characters before jumping into the VR-centric title,[...]

5 of Gaming's Greatest Dystopian Worlds

5 of Gaming's Greatest Dystopian Worlds

Stylistically and aesthetically, things are quite attractive in the bizarre underwater world, if you don't count the corpses of splicers and other ne'er-do-wells littering the dilapidated halls and once-grand spectacles that one man once worked so hard to build. Half-Life 2 Who practically wrote the book on dystopian futures? Well, that's an ambiguous question, but if it[...]

Valve Updated "Half-Life 2" With Some Useless Upgrades

Of all the things you would think Valve could do for Half-Life 2 after 15 years, getting characters to blink probably wouldn't be high on your list But that's what the company did this week as they added a rare upgrade to the game that added a couple of items for players to try out[...]

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Half-Life 2 Writer Appears to Return to Valve

After leaving in 2017, Half-Life 2 co-writer Erik Wolpaw has returned to Valve.For the past decade or so, Valve's interest appeared to be focused on very specific ventures Cementing Steam as the top PC store was one such, with the Vive, Steam Link, their controller and other various side projects filling out their time Dota[...]

Left 4 Dead Voice Actor Jim French Passes Away

French played the character William “Bill” Overbeck in the series, as well as Father Grigori in Half-Life 2, the Elder Titan in Dota 2, and many other credits to his name French was also involved in television and radio plays and had recently retired as the head of Imagination Theatre, where he had been involved with the company for[...]

Former 'Half-Life 2' Writer Reveals The Plot To Episode 3

If you're a fan of everything Half-Life, then you're probably familiar with Mark Laidlaw. For the uninitiated, Laidlaw is a former writer at Valve, back when the company actually made games for living instead of just focusing on Steam and eSports. The man joined the company back in the late-'90s and stayed there until his departure […]

Former Half-Life Writer Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve

I worked there 12 years, shipped a bunch of great games and some amazing hardware and wanted to change things up." Over his 12-year Valve career, Faliszek worked on the scripts for both of Half-Life 2's Episode DLC packs, Portal, Left 4 Dead, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and became one of the few public faces for the infamously[...]

This Is What Happens When You Cross Half-Life 2 With Hotline Miami

You wouldn't think that Half-Life 2 and Hotline Miami would make great bedfellows, but hey, sometimes two unlikely things come to make a great combination.Mixing the two titles together, developer Thomas Kole has created a bloody top down game, set against head crab zombies and gravity guns It's a pretty fun mix The developer says[...]