Half-Life 2

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

Half-Life 2 Hits Mac Steam Tomorrow; Teased via Epic Homage Trailer

By Brian Leahy, May 25, 2010 2:40pm PDT

[Update 4:47 PM - BL] Valve has confirmed to Shacknews that this release includes Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1 and Half-Life 2: Episode 2. [Original Story] Gordon Freeman's epic adventure through City 17 will


"What's going on? today is the day, but hl2 is still only on windows"

- goldrunout see all 69 comments

119th Team Fortress 2 Update Celebrated With Medals; Valve Statues, Life-Size Props Announced

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 30, 2010 5:40am PDT

Never one to follow convention, Team Fortress 2 developer Valve Software is celebrating the class-based shooter's 119th update with a grand bonanza...


"too bad my old account was stolen or i would have the grizzled veterans one"

- AxeltheCold see all 53 comments

Valve's Steam Coming to Mac on May 12

By Chris Faylor, Apr 29, 2010 4:15pm PDT

Steam on PCThe Mac OS version of Valve's digital distribution platform Steam will be released on May 12, the company confirmed today. No other...


"Do macs have enough hardware to run these games? When I walked past the apple store and had a ..."

- simonfrance see all 54 comments

Steam Coming to Mac in April, Portal 2 This Fall

By Chris Faylor, Mar 08, 2010 10:17am PST

After some heavy-handed hints, Valve today confirmed that it will be bringing its previously Windows-only digital distribution platform Steam to...


"Hey Valve/Apple, promote this in the Apple Store. Not only that, but have life-sized cardboard ..."

- xeropulse see all 219 comments

HL2 Mod 'Jailbreak: Source' Brings Dino-Prison Break

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 18, 2010 1:05pm PST

While countless mods have offered 'jailbreak' modes over the years, the new release of T


"Looks very nice and all that.... but can spectators use turrets? "

- johnsto see all 17 comments

Half-Life 2 'Dino D-Day' Mod Packs Nazi Dinosaurs

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 13, 2009 10:50am PST

Video games have already covered hypothetical Nazis dabblings in the occult but how would World War 2 have played out were Hitler fascinated with...


"Unless there's a zombie nazi dinosaur mode I'm not interested."

- MondayJBlack see all 28 comments

Half-Life 2 'All Sounds Replaced with My Voice' Mod Works Better Than It Sounds

By Nick Breckon, Sep 17, 2009 5:01pm PDT

The idea of replacing a game's sound effects with human vocal reproduction isn't entirely new, and has often been done to varying degrees of...


"Pretty funny shit! However, the preview video will get more action than the actual mod ..."

- vHazardous see all 59 comments

Valve Adds Support for Three-dimensional Novint Falcon Controller

By Nick Breckon, Jun 23, 2009 4:48pm PDT

After announcing an agreement nearly one year ago today, Valve has updated its Orange Box games--Team Fortress 2, Half-Life 2, and Portal--to...


"I'll be VERY impress when they release a controller more convenient than mouse/keyboard for ..."

- Frush81 see all 103 comments

Late Night Cinema: Half-Life 2 Recreated in Live-action 'Escape from City 17'

By Nick Breckon, Feb 13, 2009 7:00pm PST

A technically impressive recreation of Half-Life 2's City 17 marks the first entry to "Escape from City 17," a new series of webisodes that...


"I think I may actually know who these guys are. One of them went to the same high school as my ..."

- jehkyb see all 118 comments

Valve Reveals Lifetime Retail Sales of Half-Life, Counter-Strike Series

By Chris Faylor, Dec 03, 2008 9:58am PST

Beloved developer Valve has released lifetime retail sales figures for some of its more popular games, including the Half-Life and Counter-Strike...


"They STILL don't count online and digital sales? *holds X - moves mouse to ARGH!*"

- ElArabDeMagnifico see all 143 comments

Black Mesa Mod Trailer Teases Prettier Half-Life

By Chris Faylor, Dec 01, 2008 9:56am PST

Back in 2004, a small team began crafting a mod that would recreate Valve's first Half-Life with the latest in graphical bells and whistles. Come 2008, it's still in development, and the Black Mesa team has produc


"So badassed. Especially awesome when you see the gman, with haunting music in the background. ..."

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By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 01, 2007 10:07am PDT

GLaDOS Speaks is an IGN interview with Ellen McLain, who is asked about her voicework as the Overwatch in Half-Life 2, the announcer in Team...


Portal Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 01, 2007 6:44am PDT

There's a Q&A with Valve's Erik Wolpaw on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, asking the writer about his work at Double Fine and now Valve.


Portal Preview

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 03, 2007 7:47pm PDT

IGN has the latest Portal preview, offering impressions of the game launching next week as part of the Orange Box.


Portal Preview

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 25, 2007 9:20am PDT

bit-tech.net has been updated with a Portal preview, going hands-on with the first person puzzler which will be included with The Orange Box.