Tag Archives: half-life 2
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 | 01:24 BST
Valve has issued a PSA pointing out that updates to Half-life 2, Episode One, Episode Two and Lost Coast today are part of its ongoing efforts to add Steampipe support to all Source games. This isn’t an ARG, just Steampipe,” the developer said on Twitter. Please stop screaming “Half-life 3″ at our inboxes.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 | 00:09 BST
Half-life 2 received a whopping 3.7GB update on Steam today, leading to much furious speculation that Valve was beginning some sort of campaign leading up to the launch of Half-life 3, as when a bunch of mysterious indie updates turned out to be a Portal ARG. But according to those who’ve poked around in the game’s code, it’s just a language pack adding Korean, Portuguese and Thai localisations. Settle, petal.
Fri, May 10, 2013 | 05:04 BST
The opt-in beta version of Half-life 2 already supports your shiny new Oculus Rift headset.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 12:56 BST
Much-praised Half-Life 2 mod Minerva, which earned its creator a job at Valve, is now available directly through Steam.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 | 10:40 GMT
Mon, Feb 04, 2013 | 15:08 GMT
Half-Life 2 has been modded to support head tracking control in to prepare for the launch of Oculus Rift, the Kickstarter-funded headset device backed by Valve, id Software and Hawken developer Adhesive Games. The modders have posted a video of the game’s head tracking in action.
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 | 18:39 GMT
Purported shots of a canceled Half Life 2 episode called Return to Ravenholm have been posted over on ValveTime. The alleged screenshots show off a collaborative effort between Valve and Arkane Studios. Half Life designer Marc Laidlaw confirmed back in January 2012 that the episode was in the works at one time, and despite some “cool stuff” having been created, it was canceled due to the headcrab and zombie contents being “pretty much played out,” and it taking place “sometime before the end of Episode 2.” Go have a look at the shots for yourself through the link.
Thu, Jan 03, 2013 | 11:45 GMT
Jurassic Life is a Half-Life 2 mod that has been in development for over six years, but the crew behind it have released some gameplay footage that is sure to get fans of Jurassic Park excited with anticipation. It sees areas from the film lovingly re-created, and also includes a human fighting off dinosaurs with a SPAS-12 shotgun. It’s the stuff of dreams/lawsuits. Watch it below.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 16:48 GMT
Half-Life 2 fans who have always wanted to use Gordon Freeman’s gravity gun for real can part-way realise their dream next year when NECA – the same company who made a life-size replica of the Portal gun – starts selling them. See photos of the replica below.
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 | 14:39 BST
Microsoft has updated its Xbox Live content schedule, and the releases kick off today with the Mass Effect 3: Firefight Pack, a Gold-exclusive Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning DLC sale, a sale on Bejeweled 3, and The Orange Box: Half Life 2 releases for the Games on Demand Service.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 | 00:25 BST
Viktor Antonov, the much-lauded designer behind Half-Life 2′s City 17, jumped ship when Valve grew too large and stopped making the kinds of games he’s keen on.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 | 12:33 BST
ValveTime has posted what it claims are leaked shots of Half Life 2: Episode 3 concept art on its Facebook page. According to the claim: “For the avoidance of doubt, I just want to stress that we absolutely would not release these pictures if we didn’t know for a fact they were real. They absolutely are,” said a team member on the Steam forums. “Please just enjoy them as they are, and try not to look for conspiracies that aren’t there. I mean, it’s not like we’re doing it to attract traffic to our site. We know our server can’t cope with the load so we don’t want massive influxes of traffic like this. You may have noticed we’ve been offline since.” Valve has yet to respond to the claim. Hit up the link for a look.
Sun, Feb 05, 2012 | 23:45 GMT
This weekend’s action to protest Valve’s lack of communication over Half-life 3 was something of a blow out.
Tue, Jan 31, 2012 | 15:51 GMT
The Steam group “A Call for Communication”, which currently boasts 29,617 members, will be playing Half-Life 2 simultaneously on Saturday, February 4, from 11:00am until 11:30am PST in order to try and get Valve to announce anything pertaining to Half-Life Episode 3 or Half-Life 3 – if either exists. “Instead of focusing efforts in a negative and disrespectful way, we have decided to gain Valve’s attention by delivering a basic message: Your oldest and longest running fanbase would like better communication,” reads the message from the group. Earlier this month, the group had over 10,000 members join its ranks, and now that the number is pushing the 30,000 mark, hopefully Valve will take notice. Thanks, Ripten. [pic]
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 | 02:15 BST
Valve’s cross-title promotional activities continue, this time in Renegade Ops, the mad vehicle combat extravaganza from Just Cause 2 developer Avalanche.
Tue, Feb 22, 2011 | 11:55 GMT
Axel Gembe, the person who managed to hack into Valve’s computer network and download the source code for Half-Life 2, has said he’s “very sorry” for causing the situation.
Tue, Feb 22, 2011 | 01:16 GMT
Valve staffers have refused to comment on whether Half-life 2: Episode 3 will ever be released.
Sat, Jun 05, 2010 | 14:12 BST
Now go look at this. (thanks, Rob)
Original: The E3 2010 rumor mill is thicker with muck than we’ve seen it in years, but that won’t stop us from posting stuff just in case it’s real.
Case in point: The Half-Life related June 14 promotional image shown above that we’ve converted into negative format for your consideration.
Wed, May 26, 2010 | 20:25 BST
Valve’s knocking 30 percent off the regular price of Half-Life 2 on Steam to celebrate it hitting Mac.
EVE Online: Tyranis is also available for cross-platform play now as well.
Wed, May 26, 2010 | 03:10 BST
Update: Only one of the greatest games of all time? Feh. Who even cares? Fortunately, Valve’s decided to throw in Episodes One and Two as well – as confirmed by Shacknews.
Original article: Valve has announced that Half-Life 2 will arrive on Steam for Mac tomorrow via a video.
It’s posted below the break.
Good news for Mac’ers then – no price announcement yet, and no word if both episodes are included.
Guess we’ll find out tomorrow.