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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.

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

- dookiebot see all 27 comments

Half-Life 3 trademarked

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 01, 2013 12:15pm PDT

Valve remembers the number 3, for once.

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"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.

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"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.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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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"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.

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

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

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

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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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"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.

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

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Rumor: Valve employee wears Half-Life 3 shirt

By Steve Watts, Dec 02, 2011 8:30am PST

A Uber Entertainment's Chandana Ekanayake spotted a Valve employee wearing a Half-Life 3 t-shirt at an industry event, and snapped a photo to show the world.

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"Does anyone really believe anything from Valve nowadays? They rarely live up to their promises, ..."

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Gordon Freeman returns... in Renegade Ops

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 26, 2011 9:00am PDT

The Half-Life hero is back! Just... not for a Half-Life game.

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"Agreed. Really weak offering, and not a good justification for delaying the game a month"

- ctlaltl33t see all 33 comments