Half-Life Series News


Marc Laidlaw Is No Longer A Valve Employee

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 08, 2016 10:35am PST

Your Half-Life 3 conspiracy theories may have just been stunted.


"Marc Laidlaw has 3 syllables. That means he has left Valve for greener pastures."

- sarcaz see all 15 comments

10 Great Video Game Stories Left Unfinished

By Steven Wong, Mar 09, 2015 12:30pm PDT

Gaming has a great many unresolved stories and sub-plots, left abandoned or forgotten by their developers. Here are 10 of gaming's biggest unfinished works.


"The game is so good that I'm fine with its development history, it's more the aftermath that's ..."

- HyperionAlpha see all 26 comments

NVIDIA Shield tablet receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nov. 18

By Daniel Perez, Nov 13, 2014 7:30am PST

NVIDIA has quite the update coming for Shield tablet owners as not only will Android 5.0 Lollipop be launching next week, but a new bundle and also GRID will be come, too!


"Nice, seems like this is the alternative if you don't want to pay for the nexus 9"

- bolneze see all 11 comments

Black Mesa coming to retail with updated Source engine

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2013 12:00pm PST

The fan-made remake of Half-Life, Black Mesa, is coming to Steam as a retail release and will utilize an updated version of Valve's Source engine.


"Considering Valve basically fleshed out the entire game for them (level design, story, gameplay ..."

- dookiebot see all 27 comments

Half-Life 3 trademarked

By Joseph Mazzeo, Oct 01, 2013 12:15pm PDT

Valve remembers the number 3, for once.


"It's not April, so I'm convinced that mr Yoon just pulled the biggest troll on the internet"

- squeakychimp see all 42 comments

Half-Life 3 not in the works due to 'mo-cap issue,' claimed voice actor

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2013 7:30am PDT

Voice actor John Patrick Lowrie has been in multiple Valve games, from the original Half-Life 2 to the recent Dota 2. And he claims that Valve is actually not working on a Half-Life sequel at all.


"YEAH! That's why your source knows about it, because nobody else does!"

- Curike see all 106 comments

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.


"Are you talking about the expansions like Opposing Force and BlueShift or the episodes for HL2. "

- TheEmissary see all 4 comments

J.J. Abrams says Half-Life and Portal movie idea is 'real,' promises collaboration

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 06, 2013 1:00pm PST

"We're super excited about that and we also want to talk about making movies, either a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie," Gabe Newell said at DICE today. But how far has he gotten in making this idea a reality?


"This friendship probably goes back to at least the Super 8 "interactive trailer" included with ..."

- BornAcorn see all 42 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode 4 media details the 'Return to Ravenholm'

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST

Half-Life 2 "Return to Ravenholm" has been publicly canceled for quite a while, but we have a better look at Valve's former partner-project with Arkane Studios thanks to some new concept art and animation tests.


"Hate to hear that. I use to send him an email every now and again and he was always quick to ..."

- steauengeglase see all 22 comments

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.


"Im still workimg on lightng for it...but its hard to get enough tme to work on anymore."

- Vorlonesque see all 43 comments

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.


"This is fantastic so far. Minor bugs, of course, just like any other first release... but hats ..."

- megablaz0r see all 79 comments

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...


"Dayum- was really hoping this would be out complete before HL3 but sounds like Xen could be 2-3 ..."

- dookiebot see all 31 comments

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.


"People have issued DMCA take downs for news broadcasts on YT, when they have no affiliation with ..."

- StealthHawk see all 44 comments

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.


"I dunno. They have "Valve time" in terms of development down perfect."

- wfalcon see all 11 comments

Half-Life silence avoids 'twists and turns' at Valve

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Valve's Gabe Newell talks about why the studio stays quiet on projects while still sorting out the planning stages.


"I just want it to be fun (and technologically marvelous). Storytelling has never been a strong ..."

- Jobos see all 54 comments