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  • Blog Post: Valve's Gabe Newell Responds To Questions About Mod Sales On Steam

    Update: Valve's Gabe Newell is recently engaged in an "ask me anything" session on reddit responding to questions about Valve and Steam's paid mods initiative. Newell opened the conversations writing, "On Thursday I was flying back from LA. When I landed, I had 3,500 new messages... More
  • Blog Post: Abandoned Half-Life Episode Featured Magnet Gun, Warren Spector Says

    It's not every day that we get to write news about Half-Life, but we do today. We have new details about video game legend Warren Spector's role in a ditched Half-Life project. Warren Spector is one of the most influential developers in video game history, with each of his games (Deus Ex, System... More
  • Blog Post: New Gravity-Defying Half-Life 2 Mod Out After 2 Years In Development

    Half-Life fans have had to learn to be patient, since Valve doesn't seem to be in a rush to revisit Half-Life any time soon. Fortunately, modders have unofficially kept the franchise alive. A new mod called Transmissions: Element 120 was recently released, showing what a single developer can do with... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Gaming Weapon?

    Video games are filled with exotic locations, creatures, and ways to attack those creatures. Many of the ways we annihilate the bad guys in video games would never work in reality, but that's why video games are fun. What are some of your favorite video game weapons? Personally – and I know... 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: Marvel Heroes And Gaming Icons Collide In An Epic Battle

    We've all had the dream of our favorite heroes from different walks of life meeting for the first time. Of course, the first thing that always seems to happen when your favorite fictional heroes meet, is they start slapping each other around. Watch the sparks fly when gaming's biggest guns meet... More
  • Blog Post: Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell Creative Director Moves Over To Valve

    Saints Row IV and the upcoming Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell's creative director Steve Jaros is leaving Volition to join Valve. Jaros made the the announcement with a series of tweets offering his excitement for the future and past of Volition and Saints Row, as well as his excitement for his future... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Publishes Free Comic Book Day Catch-Up Comic For Team Fortress 2

    Today is free comic book day, and in honor of the sort-of holiday, Valve has published a comic to catch readers up on its ongoing Team Fortress 2 comic book. The comic has been published for free quarterly by Valve for some time. It recently published its third issue. Valve has offered the catch-up comic... 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: Reader Discussion: What Has Been The Best Year For Video Games?

    With 2013 behind us, we can all agree that it was a fantastic year for video games. Was it the best year for video games? Or is there another, more impressive year? 2013 saw new Sony and Microsoft consoles, but it also saw a slew of excellent video games that we will surely be discussing and playing... More
  • Blog Post: Black Mesa To Be Sold On Steam

    Black Mesa, which was among the first games to be Greenlit on Steam, will soon be available on Steam as a retail product. The free Half-Life 2 mod remade the original Half-Life, bringing the first chapter of Valve’s revolutionary franchise up to par with modern shooters. The collection of Half... More
  • Blog Post: Valve's Pipeline Program Will Help Introduce Hopeful Young Game Designers To The Industry

    Valve has announced a new program called Pipeline designed to help teenagers interested in video game design answer some of their questions about the industry. The program will help both Valve and young game designers. Valve has always hired industry veterans with lots of experience, but it has hired... More
  • Blog Post: Gordon Freeman and Chell Go On A Date

    We've known that the worlds of Half-Life and Portal are connected if not entirely the same, but what would happen if Gordon Freeman and Chell were to find their way to one another? What would happen if that meeting weren't an accident? Mike Ngary has envisioned just such an encounter. The video... More
  • Blog Post: Modder Adds A Whole Lot Of Doom To Half-Life 2

    What is the one thing Half-Life 2 has been missing all these years? Doom's weapons and enemies, of course. The video below comes from YouTube user GhorsHammer who added Doom's weapons and enemies to Gordon Freeman's world using the always entertaining Garry's Mod. Freeman is used to fighting... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Trust J.J. Abrams With Film Adaptations Of Portal And Half-Life?

    Director J.J. Abrams was recently handed the director’s chair for the new Star Wars film, and while at this year’s D.I.C.E. Conference, he announced that a deal had been made with Valve for a series of adaptations based on some of their video game properties. Abrams and Valve president and... More
  • Blog Post: Gabe Newell And J.J. Abrams Talk About Future Collaboration At D.I.C.E.

    Two of the most acclaimed and powerful content creators in entertainment might be joining forces in the future. At their D.I.C.E. keynote, Gabe Newell and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams hinted at some future collaborations. While no specific projects were confirmed, the pair did talk about some of their... More
  • Blog Post: Half-Life 2 VR Head And Gun-Tracking Mod Looks Great

    We recently posted a news story showing off a Half-Life 2 mod that uses a camera to sense player’s head movements, allowing them to carefully peak around corners. A new head and gun-tracking mod has arrived on the scene that puts the previous effort to shame. Oculus Rift developer Nathan Andrews... More
  • Blog Post: Morgan Freeman Cosplays Gordon Freeman In GTA IV Mod

    Have you ever noticed that Gordon Freeman, silent protagonist of the the Half-Life series, and academy award winning actor Morgan Freeman have very similar names? And that neither has anything to do with the Grand Theft Auto series? The mod seen in the video below comes from YouTube user wapeddell ,... More
  • Blog Post: Half-Life Finally Makes It's Way To Macs

    Half-Life originally came out for PCs back in 1998, but the game never released on Mac software even though its sequel did. Finally Mac owners can purchase the original Half-Life through Steam. Could this recent release of the original Half-Life mean that Valve is prepping to announce Half-Life 3? No... More
  • Blog Post: Half-Life Statue Presents A Contemplative Gordon Freeman

    Gaming Heads has announced its newest statue, Gordon Freeman of Half-Life fame. The 1/4 scale statue features Freeman looking at the item in his hand, contemplating what his life has become. Also, I did not edit or crop the photo below. That is one of the images in the gallery. Head here to check it... More
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