half-life News


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

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...


"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...


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

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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...


"but yea on a side note, before i bought hl2:silver, i put in my hl1:bs cd key, and it unlocked ..."

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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...


"And that VAC2 stuff is just for Half-Life 1. It seems all these fixes are for the old engine. ..."

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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...


"No joke, why else would they update an engine that is older than me :S"

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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...


"Alright, I've been out of NS for quite a while now, but now that this is final I think I'll get ..."

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Natural Selection 3.0 Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 25, 2005 5:14am PST

Also on Computer Games Magazine's website today is a Q&A with Charlie Cleveland of Unknown Worlds. Version 3.0 of the company's Natural Selection...


"if they take that path, i fear alot of people will be constantly bitching at the gfx (like the ..."

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Steam Update

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 07, 2005 4:26am PST

A new update for Steam has been released, updating both the application itself, the Source engine in general and the Half-Life 1 Dedicated Server....


"all it has to do is check for updates - it can then give the option to actually update."

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Natural Selection 3.0 Beta 5 Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 04, 2004 8:35am PDT

The guys at Unknown Worlds Entertainment have released the latest Natural Selection 3.0 beta, whicn you can grab from FileShack. The new release...


"I heard there was some thing that the NS team had against valve that meant they wouldn't do a ..."

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Half-Life: Source Screenshot

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 27, 2004 12:42pm PDT

Over at Halflife2.net you can find two screenshots which show you what the Source engine port of Half-Life 1 will look like. The game hasn't been...


"I think it will be free with Half-Life 2. Or perhaps to all half-life (1) owner via steam?.."

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WON Shutdown Soon

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 15, 2004 4:20pm PDT

We received an email from Valve, announcing that WON authentication servers will be shut down soon. After this operation is done (should be by July...


"Couldn't this be circumvented with some clever third party tool? Like a WON-emulator or ..."

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New Firearms Release

By Maarten Goldstein, May 24, 2004 7:57am PDT

Version 2.9 of the Firearms mod for Half-Life has been released, adding three new maps and two new weapons among other things. We have the Windows...


Codename Gordon Released

By Maarten Goldstein, May 18, 2004 8:39am PDT

Valve sent along a note announcing that Codename Gordon is now available on Steam. Codename Gordon is a side scrolling game featuring levels...