Half-Life

PS2, PC / Action / Release: Nov 14, 2001 / ESRB: M

Natural Selection source code released

By Steve Watts, Jan 24, 2014 9:45am PST

The source code for Natural Selection, a popular Half-Life mod from 2002, has been released in full for the public to tinker with.

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Sven Co-op becoming free standalone, gets HL engine access

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 17, 2013 6:30am PDT

We may have seen the final release of Half-Life co-op mod Sven Co-op last week, but oh, it's far from over. It's getting a free standalone release on Steam, and Valve has given the team engine access to tinker under the hood and add new features.

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Sven Co-op final release adds Blue Shift campaign, 'major announcement' teased

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 01, 2013 6:00am PDT

After a grand fourteen years of development, splendid Half-Life mod Sven Co-op is wrapping up development. It's gone out with a bang, releasing on Friday a new version which adds co-op support for Gearbox's expansion Blue Shift. For old times' sake, gather a few friends, put...

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Half-Life, Counter-Strike add Linux support

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST

Valve has updated two of its classic titles, Half-Life and Counter-Strike, with Linux support.

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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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Valve: 'common sense' to allow Black Mesa and fan remakes

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 01, 2012 1:00pm PDT

While not officially sanctioned by Valve, the company has made no effort blocking the Black Mesa remake, calling it "common sense" to allow fan-created efforts to thrive.

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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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Morning Caffeinated! -- Diablo stories, Black Mesa, and so long Paragon

By John Keefer, Sep 04, 2012 5:30am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 4, 2012. Topics include: We get behind-the-scenes stories on Blizzard and its games; Black Mesa: Source finally has a release date; and NCSoft pulls the plug...

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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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Black Mesa sputters into life with new screens

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2012 6:45am PDT

After eight years of development and several years of silence, it seems Black Mesa may be coming. No, seriously this time. The fans remaking Valve's Half-Life as a Source Engine mod have shared new screenshots, teasing that there's more news to come.

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MobyGames Classic: Half-Life community stories

By Shack Staff, Oct 30, 2011 12:30pm PDT

On Wednesday, we revealed that the second title to be included in the Shacknews list of MobyGames Classic titles was Valve's 1998 hit Half-Life. The Shacknews community tells their stories surrounding the classic title's release.

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MobyGames Classic: Half-Life

By Shack Staff, Oct 26, 2011 2:15pm PDT

MobyGames Classic continues with our second selection: Valve's 1998 hit Half-Life. Tell us your Half-Life stories in the comments below and we'll add them to the weekend update for this feature!

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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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Morning Discussion

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 09, 2010 5:00am PDT

I have it on good authority that a certain well-known developer is going to announce something related to a popular franchise at E3. I don't, you...

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