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Left 4 Dead 3 in development, according to former company member

By Robert Workman, May 27, 2014 8:00am PDT

Left 4 Dead's latest sequel may not be far off, according to a former studio member.

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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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"Bringing up the shooter landscape in which Half-Life launched is pretty important. People who ..."

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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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"Well, I'll go out on a limb here and say because Half Life has zombies in in. Though, I'm a bit ..."

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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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"My nephew went through something similar, extreme stomach pain upon eating anything, lasting for ..."

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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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"don't know about all games but in Unreal Tournament and Deus Ex I always switched the renderer ..."

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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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"Complainers on this topic: please consider that as the PS3's graphics engine is based on ..."

- SketchyFletchy 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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"....or very high and they'd like to keep outside parties from investing heavily in their own ..."

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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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"right; i can't stop laughing my ass off,,,anyway, who the heck is gordan freeman?"

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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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"Hmm I never pay in € on Steam, its always USD, maybe because I am in a non EU country?"

- Lukiopimp 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!"

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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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"Arrg. I can't figure out the spoiler tag. Sorry, new poster. Nuke that if anyone thinks ..."

- 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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"You mean like the "Do not update this game automatically" option every game has when you ..."

- Sapiens 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"

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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...

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"From all the info i've read from Carmack, Gabe and then the anonymous source article on Anand ..."

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