Half-Life 2

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

Steam Unavailable; Seattle Area Power Outage

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 15, 2006 5:37pm PST

As many Steam users have noticed, the service has been unavailable all day and complaining in the Steam forums isnt possible, as those are down as...

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"Valve has a hell of a development team, but its the IT department that really shines."

- vitek r see all 58 comments

Garry's Mod Heads to Steam

By Chris Remo, Nov 27, 2006 4:10pm PST

Following up on news earlier this year, Valve today officially announced that the popular physics-based Source toolbox Garry's Mod will be...

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"Um, I develop the game and I'm pretty sure we aren't releasing on Wednesday (the 29th). I also ..."

- ennfortytwo see all 36 comments

Natural Selection 2 Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 22, 2006 7:24am PST

New at FiringSquad today is this Natural Selection 2 Q&A. Charlie Cleveland is asked about plans for a Source Engine powered followup to the...

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" Try the tacticalgamer.com server . You just need to find a good server and stick with it! "

- thane see all 11 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 21, 2006 2:19pm PST

New at FiringSquad this afternoon is a Half-Life 2: Episode Two Q&A. Valve's Doug Lombardi is asked about the reaction to Episode One, the EpTwo...

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"And Dustbowl remake = yes woo. The most senseless fun you can have in any game is back."

- Beady see all 15 comments

Counter-Strike: Source Cheaters Banned

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 18, 2006 6:33am PST

The latest Steam news update mentions that Valve has recently banned 10,000 Steam accounts after new Valve Anti-Cheat technology found people...

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"They should post the [xxx] clan acronyms for the banned. Would be interesting to see this."

- Spoetzl see all 36 comments

On Source Engine & Multi-Core Support

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 13, 2006 6:26am PST

Tech Report is the latest site with an article on Valve adding multi-core CPU support to the Source Engine, taking a look at what all is involved...

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"I think the problem is that they preload a fraction of a second of the sound data combined with ..."

- markusarv see all 28 comments

Another Half-Life 2: Episode Two Delay

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 10, 2006 7:55am PST

According to this story on Computer & Video Games, Half-Life 2: Episode Two has suffered another delay. Most recently it was scheduled for a first...

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"I wonder if Valve would be out of business if it wasn't for the kid who wrote the mod ..."

- gyokuro see all 70 comments

Portal Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 15, 2006 3:00pm PDT

There's a Portal Q&A on Computer & Video Games, asking Valve's Kim Swift amd Doug Lombardi about the action puzzle game which will be included with...

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" You're not Gordon in a Portal. You're someone who hasn't been introduced before. Well, that ..."

- Magus see all 13 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode One Post Mortem

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 12, 2006 2:06pm PDT

There's a Half-Life 2: Episode One article on Computer & Video Games, with Valve's Marc Laidlaw and David Speyrer on hand to look back at the...

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"This type of comment makes me think that Valve really doesn't have a master story for HL and ..."

- dlr(2) see all 11 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Movie

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 08, 2006 4:06pm PDT

The fifth and final (of this series) Half-Life 2: Episode Two gameplay movie is now available, offering another three minutes of action packed...

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"The only reason I'm not watching this is because I know how good it looks :["

- midgetherder see all 24 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Movie

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 07, 2006 12:38pm PDT

Valve sends along part four of the five part Half-Life 2: Episode Two gameplay video series. This clip offers another two minutes of action packed...

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"Is this video supposed to whet my appetite for frustration? The focus of it seemed to be to ..."

- _dur_ see all 15 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Movie

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 06, 2006 12:15pm PDT

Valve sends along another Half-Life 2: Episode Two gameplay movie, the third in a five part series. The 1:40 minute long video features...

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"I haven't played Episode One yet, are any of these trailers containing plot spoilers I should avoid?"

- Kryn see all 59 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Movies

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 05, 2006 5:36pm PDT

Valve sends along two new movies from Half-Life 2: Episode Two, showing more from their episodic shooter. Both gameplay movies show some of the new...

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"Any spoilers in these? I hear the one from Leipzig gave away something big."

- rudds see all 20 comments

Team Fortress 2 Trailer

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 31, 2006 12:44pm PDT

If Episode Two doesn't do it for you but Team Fortress 2 does, you'll be happy to know we're now hosting a high-def version of the Leipzig Games...

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"Holy fucking hell this is the biggest gaming boner of the year! What's the ETA on this? "

- Pneum0 see all 101 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Trailer

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 30, 2006 2:01pm PDT

Valve Software sends along a new trailer for Half-Life 2: Episode Two, showing nearly two minutes of high-def footage from the game. Episode Two...

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"There was a time that I never compared PC gaming to COnsole, simply cause I loved playing games ..."

- chemical3 see all 57 comments