Half-Life 2

PC, XBOX / Action / Release: Nov 16, 2004 / ESRB: M

Half-Life 2 and Portal now on Nvidia Shield

By Steve Watts, May 12, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Half-Life 2 and Portal are now available natively on Nvidia Shield, the company announced today.

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Report: 37% of purchased Steam games are never played

By Steve Watts, Apr 16, 2014 11:00am PDT

A study of Steam community members' playing history reveals that an estimated 37% of games are owned but not played.

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Valve launches 'Steam Trading Cards' in beta

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Valve has launched "Steam Trading Cards" in beta, a meta-game that nets you with upgrades to your Steam profile as rewards.

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Half-Life 2 mod Minerva re-released on Steam as Director's Cut

By John Keefer, Apr 30, 2013 4:20pm PDT

It's been about six years since the Minerva mod for Half-Life 2 was released, but after some cajoling from co-workers at Valve, developer Adam Foster has given it a new coat of paint and is releasing it on Steam as a Director's Cut.

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The Specialists mod team Kickstarting free 'spiritual successor'

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 12, 2013 1:30pm PDT

You, the grizzled PC gamer in the corner, you remember diving around with akimbo pistols in that Half-Life mod in The Good Old Days, don't you? No, not Action Half-Life. No, you big silly, not The Opera. You know, The Specialists! Some of the folks behind that side-diving, s...

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Half-Life 2 VR mod awaits Oculus Rift

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 04, 2013 12:45pm PST

With the Oculus Rift getting people all hot and bothered about virtual reality once again, one canny modder has prepared for its launch by whipping up a Half-Life 2 VR mod. Able to track the player's head and any plastic weaponry they may be holding, the mod looks jolly impr...

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Half-Life 2: Episode 4 media details the 'Return to Ravenholm'

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST

Half-Life 2 "Return to Ravenholm" has been publicly canceled for quite a while, but we have a better look at Valve's former partner-project with Arkane Studios thanks to some new concept art and animation tests.

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Black Mesa: Uplink remakes Half-Life demo

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST

The Black Mesa mod is a remarkable accomplishment, remaking Half-Life in the Source engine, and now a mapper building upon their work has remade another slice of Valve history. Black Mesa: Uplink remakes HL's classic Uplink demo, which curiously for a demo was a new slice ba...

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Shack PSA: Black Mesa now live

By Steve Watts, Sep 14, 2012 8:15am PDT

Black Mesa, a long-in-the-making fan mod that recreates the original Half-Life using the Source Engine, has finally launched today.

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Black Mesa coming September 14

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 03, 2012 6:00am PDT

You thought the day would never come, and it still hasn't just yet, but Black Mesa now has a release date. After eight years of development, the fan remake of Half-Life in the Source engine will be released on September 14. Except it won't be quite complete; the team is work...

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Black Mesa gameplay trailer leaked

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 07, 2012 7:15am PDT

The Half-Life remake mod Black Mesa really is coming, and now a leaked video confirmed as real has surfaced with a peek at its jazzed-up 'On a Rail' chapter. You know, that frightful section with the tedious trains then glorious rocket launch.

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Interview: Beyond Black Mesa Director, Brian Curtin

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 27, 2011 2:30pm PST

If you're a Half-Life (or Left 4 Dead) fan, and you haven't yet seen the recently released fan-made short film, Beyond Black Mesa, do yourself a...

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"It`s really nice for an amateur thing but why does everything gotta have zombies nowadays?"

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Valve Reports Mac Game Performance Gains with Latest Mac OSX Update

By Brian Leahy, Aug 18, 2010 1:40pm PDT

Since the launch of Steam for the Mac and the release of Valve's back-catalog of Source-engine titles, Valve has been "working with Apple and their...

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"i yesterday figured that loading takes forever when skype is running in the background. ..."

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Shack PSA: Steam Discounts Borderlands, Max and the Magic Marker and More

By Xav de Matos, Jul 02, 2010 10:05am PDT

[Update: 12:41pm] Steam has updated the sale again, replacing Crysis with the Crysis: Maximum Edition for $19.99. Crysis remains $14.99 alone....

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"What game is everyone else waiting for to go on sale? For me it was Dragon Age(yesterday) so I'm ..."

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Steam for Mac Adds Half-Life 2, EVE Online

By Chris Faylor, May 26, 2010 11:40am PDT

The Half-Life 2 Collection and EVE Online: Tyrannis represent this week's latest additions to the Steam for Mac digital distribution platform,...

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"Achievements? Wooo. Was thinking about replaying HL2 soon. It may be sooner than expected."

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