Half-Life 2

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

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 23, 2007 4:00pm PDT

There's a Half-Life 2: Episode Two Q&A on GameSpot this evening, asking Valve's Erik Johnson about the next Half-Life 2 installment. Two new...

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"Episode Two specifically will be taking advantage of cinematic physics, which gives us the ..."

- oatmela see all 3 comments

Steam Hacked? (Updated)

By Chris Faylor, Apr 19, 2007 11:53am PDT

No-Steam forum poster MaddoxX claims to have bypassed the security of Valve's digital distribution platform Steam. In a thread entitled "Better...

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"People who say "VALVe" are only less annoying than those who say "DOOM ]I["."

- TastyWheat see all 69 comments

Steam Update Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 12, 2007 3:24am PDT

Restarting Steam will have you grab an updated Steam client, as noted on the Steam website. The update takes care of two crashing bugs, and also...

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"I still get really bad crashes(opengl) and image corruption(direct3d) on hl1 engine stuff.. ..."

- deceiver see all 9 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode One Update

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 15, 2007 8:48am PDT

The Steam website notes that an update has been released for Half-Life 2: Episode One. It fixes jerky animation in demo recordings, and also takes...

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"right after I got an 8800 I fired up Episode 1 and found out it has a really lame fog bug and 5 ..."

- Shai-Tan see all 6 comments

Source Communications Update Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 13, 2007 6:26am PDT

As expected, an update has been released for Source multiplayer games. The Source Engine update includes improved voice communication and a...

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Portal Impressions

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 08, 2007 6:26am PST

1UP, GameSpy and FiringSquad are three of the latest sites with Portal impressions, checking out Valve's upcoming action puzzler at the Game...

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Portal Previews

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 07, 2007 7:04pm PST

GameSpot and IGN have Portal previews posted this evening, sharing their impressions of the game after playing it at the Game Developers Conference.

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Portal Preview

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 06, 2007 7:22am PST

There's a Portal preview on Game Informer, offering the latest impressions of Valve's puzzle-platformer. The article contains new screenshots and...

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"Looks like a lot of fun. I like the tester's second attempt at one of the puzzles (video 4). ..."

- sneak see all 7 comments

Source Communications Update Coming

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 03, 2007 12:37pm PST

The latest Steam news update is now available, noting a few things including a communications update that's coming for the Source Engine. We'll be...

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"I hope they have an ignore/mute function like in Diablo II's in-game chat where you can make it ..."

- rotten element see all 35 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Screenshots

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 14, 2007 8:56am PST

And a couple more screenshots as new snaps from Half-Life 2: Episode Two have also been released. The expansion pack, which will also include Team...

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"If any of you crybabies care about texture resolution so much, just wait until there will be a ..."

- ghjkghjk see all 87 comments

Portal Screenshots

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 14, 2007 8:36am PST

Several new Portal screenshots are now available, showing the Source Engine powered puzzle game to be included with Half-Life 2: Episode Two.

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"That Portal weapon used to be complete white, perfect. That F-22 logo shouldn't be on there! ..."

- deadlycookie see all 38 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Delayed

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 07, 2007 8:49am PST

EA and Valve Unveil The Black Box and The Orange Box is the press release officially announcing the two Half-Life 2: Episode Two releases we...

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"give me fucking Portal you know someone is going to make a clone of it and release it before ..."

- yAak see all 320 comments

Steam Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 05, 2007 9:58am PST

The chaps at Computer & Video Games have posted a Q&A with Doug Lombardi, asking Valve's director of marketing about the company's Steam service.

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"No mention of actually following through on all the talk of getting modders access to steam :( ..."

- Fuzzwah see all 10 comments

Steam Client Update Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 08, 2007 3:56pm PST

As was expected, a Steam client update is now available. To grab it just restart your client. Here's what is new * Added Guest Passes...

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"Ooof. Not positive, but I think this update spontaneously rebooted my computer in the middle of ..."

- tomservo see all 39 comments

Valve News Update

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 23, 2006 8:31am PST

The latest Valve news update is now available through Steam, noting the recent 20 hours of downtime and mentioning "We learned a lot and are taking...

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"way to go valve. lets just be cheapskates and only have 1 datacenter."

- gyokuro see all 23 comments