Half-Life

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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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

- et72 see all 4 comments

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...

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

- SpiderMonkey see all 4 comments

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...

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"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...

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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...

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"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...

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"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