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  • Blog Post: Valve Announces Source 2, Steam Link

    Valve has used the original Source engine since the days of Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2, but the company used this year's GDC as a platform to announce the successor, Source 2. The announcement isn't exactly a surprise; years ago, Valve's Gabe Newell confirmed that company was... More
  • Blog Post: Play This Fan-Made Silent Hill Tribute While You Wait For Silent Hills

    Konami's Silent Hill series has served as inspiration for several films and countless nightmares. It's also driven some dedicated fans to create their own game set in the series' oppressive world. Alchemilla may not have monsters or an inventory system, but the Source-made project absolutely... More
  • Blog Post: This Is What Half-Life 2's Combine Invasion May Have Looked Like In Its Early Stages

    By the time Half-Life 2 begins, the Combine invasion is well on its way. This video imagines what the invasion might have looked like in its early stages. Buildings are still intact, it's bright and sunny, and crates of ammo and explosive red barrels are intermittently placed instead of showing up... 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: See Half-Life 2's Enemies Drawn To Scale

    From artist Andrew McGee, who brought us every colossus from Shadow of the Colossus drawn to scale , comes a new size comparison collection focused on Half-Life 2. In the piece you will find, I believe, every enemy that appears in Half-Life 2 from the tiny Headcrab, to the gigantic Striders. Even the... More
  • Blog Post: What If Valve Made Smash Bros.?

    The trailers for Super Smash Bros. have a distinct style , highlighting the combatants and their moves. However, Nintendo isn't the only company with characters worth highlighting, as demonstrated in this fan-made video featuring familiar faces from Valve games. User crazyhalo made the video, which... 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: The Stanley Parable Has Sold More Than 100,000 Copies Since Launch

    The Stanley Parable released on Thursday, and in a postmortem on the game's official blog , the developers revealed that the game has sold more than 100,000 copies. Along with the game's sales, the blog also reveals that between 150,000 and 200,000 players have played the game's demo. The... More
  • Blog Post: The Stanley Parable Is Coming To Mac

    Currently, The Stanley Parable is only available on PC, but the game's creator, Davey Wreden, says a mac version should be ready to go soon. In an e-mail from Wredon, he wasn't able to provide a release date or window for when the Mac version of the game would be available, but he says that he... 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: 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
  • Blog Post: Kinect Support Coming To Garry's Mod

    Garry's Mod, the sandbox editor for Valve's Source engine, should be getting Kinect support soon. The creator of Garry's mod, Garry, has been posting videos showing off his Kinect experiments and posted on Twitter that an update should be coming through soon. Garry's Mod is responsible... More
  • Blog Post: Valve's Gabe Newell Basically Confirms New Source Engine

    Valve's co-founder Gabe Newell got a visit from the Internet's /v/ board from 4chan.com, and they asked him what's going on with the Source engine. You can see video of the visit below, where Newell preemptively knocks down any Half-Life 3 questions, but he does talk about additions to the... More
  • Blog Post: Black Mesa, The Half-Life Remake, Releasing In Two Weeks

    The fan created Half-Life remake, Black Mesa, has been in development for quite some time, and it looks like we will finally be able to get our hands on it a little bit later this month. A countdown timer has appeared on blackmesasource.com pointing to something happening in about 12 days, and a posting... More
  • Blog Post: Take Part In The Source Filmmaker Open Beta Right Now

    Source Filmmaker is officially in open beta for free for everyone right now. Source Filmmaker is the recently announced animation software that lets you make short films within the Source engine, the engine used to create games like Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2. Head over to here download it right... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Concept Art Appears Online

    Another day, another Half-Life 2: Episode 3 rumor, this time with pictures. A thread has appeared on the Valve fan site ValveTime.net showing off supposed concept art for the next installment in the Half-Life series. It's high-quality art that fits with the Half-Life concept art style, and also has... 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: Valve's Employee Handbook Is Online For All To See

    Update : A Valve representative confirmed to Game Informer this handbook is legitimate. ------------------------------------- We got some insight into the inner workings of Valve last week when employee Michael Abrash posted a blog discusses the company's odd structure, and now we get to see a lot... More
  • Blog Post: Steam, Portal 2 On The Way To Macs

    Valve is going native—Mac native, that is. In a move that comes as little surprise , the company announced today that Steam and Source are heading over to Apple in April. Mac gamers will be able to access Valve’s games, including Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal, and... More
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