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

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

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

CERN's Freeman Picks Up Crowbar from Gamers, Begins Saving the World

By Nick Breckon, Nov 21, 2008 6:45pm PST

Back in September we reported on the sighting of a rather suspicious-looking scientist at CERN, the site of the Large Hadron Collider particle...


"There is a guy who works at Moorfields station in Liverpool who looks exactly like Freeman. The ..."

- Beady see all 51 comments

Shack PSA: Half-Life 1 on Steam for 98 Cents

By Blake Ellison, Nov 19, 2008 1:57pm PST

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the original Half-Life (PC), developer Valve has put the game on sale on its Steam digital distribution...


"Tribes had better get a birthday party. ... there is no justice in this world. "

- whyfacewhy see all 53 comments

Gordon Freeman Spotted in CERN Tessst Chamber

By Nick Breckon, Sep 09, 2008 7:30pm PDT

Ever watch the same disaster movie twice and find yourself trying to warn off the actors? Some gamers might be doing the same after checking out...


"You all fail to notice Charles Martinet in the left hand side of this picture!"

- Rookoka see all 138 comments

A Non-gamer's Adventures in Black Mesa

By Chris Remo, Jan 24, 2008 3:33pm PST

PapaBoo is a long-time Shacker (that's him up above) but, interestingly enough, not a gamer. He hangs around the Shack community for the...


"This is awesome. I have been following his exploits and it is really amazing to see a total ..."

- IHATEDUST see all 11 comments

Half-Life 1 / CS Patch Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 06, 2007 7:20am PST

According to the Steam website, a new update is now available for players of Half-Life 1 and the original Counter-Strike. The engine now allows you...


"I wonder if valve imagined they would release a patch allowing 2560x1600 when they were coding ..."

- famine101 see all 15 comments

Steam Updates

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 18, 2007 7:10am PST

According to the Steam website, a Steam client update is now available. It fixes an occasional hang on startup, IP sorting, responsiveness of the...


"finally the favorites and history fixed! I sent a few bug reports over the months of that ..."

- T.I.E. see all 3 comments

Marc Laidlaw Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 24, 2006 2:15pm PST

Over at Computer & Video Games you can find a Q&A with Valve's Marc Laidlaw. Questions focus on the Gordon Freeman and G-Man characters, and...


"When you go out on a date with Mark, you get laid, and thats... the law"

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Valve Software Interview

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 02, 2005 4:59am PDT

1UP's Valve coverage concludes today with a two part (one, two) Gabe Newell interview in which he talks about his company, the industry and the...


"Wow, it's amazing what developers actually say when they don't have to worry about biting the ..."

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Half-Life: Blue Shift Now On Steam

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 24, 2005 3:40pm PDT

As expected, Half-Life Blue Shift is now available on Steam. It is available for people who own Half-Life 1, the Half-Life 2 Silver package, or the...


"but yea on a side note, before i bought hl2:silver, i put in my hl1:bs cd key, and it unlocked ..."

- voique see all 60 comments

Half-Life, Counter-Strike Updates

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 09, 2005 6:15am PDT

Valve has released updates for the original Half-Life and Counter-Strike, offering some game changes and exploit fixes as outlined on the Steam...


Half-Life 1 Engine Update

By Maarten Goldstein, Jun 07, 2005 5:28pm PDT

The Steam website notes an engine update is now available for Half-Life 1. It fixes several exploits, and also changes the master server query...


"It has been rumored (and somewhat confirmed) for a few months vac2 was for both source and hl1 ..."

- shotgun1 see all 18 comments

Natural Selection 3.0 Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 06, 2005 6:07am PST

The final release of Natural Selection 3.0 is now available, offering a ton of changes over beta 5 (full changelog is here). You can find a mirror...


"Alright, I've been out of NS for quite a while now, but now that this is final I think I'll get ..."

- crummynz see all 15 comments