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  • Blog Post: Report: J.J. Abrams Confirms Portal And Half-Life Movies Are Still Underway

    Star Wars director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that, yes, the Half-Life and Portal movies announced at DICE 2013 are still happening. IGN interviewed J.J. Abrams about the recent 10 Cloverfield Lane movie, and the topic of the director's film partnership with Valve was quickly touched upon. "Not... More
  • Blog Post: Last Of Us Creative Director Neil Druckman Jokingly Requests The Half-Life License From Valve

    In a fun bit of "imagine if..." thinking, Neil Druckman, creative director of The Last of Us and Uncharted 4, jokingly requested the Half-Life license from Valve, pointing out that they've already suited up Alyx Vance's performer, Merle Dandridge, in a motion capture suit once before... More
  • Blog Post: Mod Places Half-Life 2 Gravity Gun In Grand Theft Auto V

    YouTube user Tom Jackson posted a video recently of a GTAV mod that places a Half-Life 2-style gravity gun in Los Santos. You can check out the video below where Jackson uses the weapon to lift and fling cars, people, helicopters, and maybe even something bigger if you stick around until the end of the... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Prefer Open World Or Linear Experiences?

    There's plenty of room for both types of games, but do you have a preference? One of the themes of my personal top five games of last generation list was how much I enjoy linear, directed experiences. I love games like The Last of Us and Half-Life 2 that have dedicated paths leading to specific storytelling... More
  • Blog Post: Speedrun Group Defeats Half-Life Record Beating The Game In Just Over 20 Minutes

    A new record has been set for speedrunning Half-Life by a group of talented, and devoted speedrunners completing the game – on hard – in 20 minutes and 41 seconds. The group, which posted its run as quadrazid on YouTube , has been working on perfecting this speedrun since 2010. It breaks... More
  • Blog Post: Valve’s Gabe Newell Receiving BAFTA Academy Fellowship

    Gabe Newell is a popular man these days. The Valve co-founder was recently inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, and will now be honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) with the Academy Fellowship at this year’s British Academy Games... More
  • Blog Post: A Short History Of Valve's Gabe Newell

    Gabe Newell is the co-founder and managing director of Valve Corporation. He also worked for Microsoft and helped port the original Doom to PCs. If you didn't know that, you might find this short video entertaining. Lore is a YouTube series that often explains the lore for video game series like... More
  • Blog Post: The Half-Life Remake Appears In The Wild With New Screenshots

    Black Mesa, the fan created Half-Life remake, is not being created internally at Valve, but it seems to be progressing at the pace of a typical Valve game. Every few years it seems like we hear a few more tiny morsels about the game. On this occasion we've gotten a handful of screenshots, and a promise... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2 Game Leak Hints At Half Life Episode Three

    A Vietnamese beta tester has leaked the entire game client for Dota 2, and the Internet is on fire as the code is picked clean like a desert carcass. Among the massive data mine are details about a Dota store, and weapon information for something called ep3. Could that be Half Life Episode Three? Team... More
  • Blog Post: Half Life Barnacle Sculpture Solves Pest Control Woes

    Remember this bad boy? I sure do. Etsy user LymansTerms obviously has fonder memories of Half Life’s Barnacle beast than most of us. So much so he created a tribute in sculpture form to the monstrosity, perfectly crafted to hang from your ceiling and molest innocent passersby. The sculpture is... More
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