half-life News


Fake Half-Life: 3 announcement spotted at Gamescom 2016

By Daniel Perez, Aug 16, 2016 8:20am PDT

At this point, who knows when Half-Life 3 is coming?


"Did you try Vives roomscale? I've had zero motion sickness problems from it - and I used to get ..."

- Borrowed Ladder see all 18 comments

Black Mesa re-imagines Half-Life with Valve's Source today

By Daniel Perez, May 05, 2015 9:15am PDT

The team at Crowbar Collective have released their re-imagining of the original Half-Life using Valve's Source, called Black Mesa, on Steam Early Access today.


"I bought it. I'm a huge Half-Life fan and these guys deserve a show of appreciation from the ..."

- Madwacker see all 7 comments

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.


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!


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

- MamiyaOtaru 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...


"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...


"....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...


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

- apfelstrudel2 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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

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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