Half-Life 2

PC, XBOX / Action / Release: Nov 16, 2004 / ESRB: M

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 23, 2007 4:00pm PDT

There's a Half-Life 2: Episode Two Q&A on GameSpot this evening, asking Valve's Erik Johnson about the next Half-Life 2 installment. Two new...


"Episode Two specifically will be taking advantage of cinematic physics, which gives us the ..."

- oatmela see all 3 comments

Steam Hacked? (Updated)

By Chris Faylor, Apr 19, 2007 11:53am PDT

No-Steam forum poster MaddoxX claims to have bypassed the security of Valve's digital distribution platform Steam. In a thread entitled "Better...


"People who say "VALVe" are only less annoying than those who say "DOOM ]I["."

- TastyWheat see all 69 comments

Steam Update Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 12, 2007 3:24am PDT

Restarting Steam will have you grab an updated Steam client, as noted on the Steam website. The update takes care of two crashing bugs, and also...


"I still get really bad crashes(opengl) and image corruption(direct3d) on hl1 engine stuff.. ..."

- deceiver see all 9 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode One Update

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 15, 2007 8:48am PDT

The Steam website notes that an update has been released for Half-Life 2: Episode One. It fixes jerky animation in demo recordings, and also takes...


"right after I got an 8800 I fired up Episode 1 and found out it has a really lame fog bug and 5 ..."

- Shai-Tan see all 6 comments

Source Communications Update Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 13, 2007 6:26am PDT

As expected, an update has been released for Source multiplayer games. The Source Engine update includes improved voice communication and a...


Portal Impressions

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 08, 2007 6:26am PST

1UP, GameSpy and FiringSquad are three of the latest sites with Portal impressions, checking out Valve's upcoming action puzzler at the Game...


Portal Previews

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 07, 2007 7:04pm PST

GameSpot and IGN have Portal previews posted this evening, sharing their impressions of the game after playing it at the Game Developers Conference.


Portal Preview

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 06, 2007 7:22am PST

There's a Portal preview on Game Informer, offering the latest impressions of Valve's puzzle-platformer. The article contains new screenshots and...


"Looks like a lot of fun. I like the tester's second attempt at one of the puzzles (video 4). ..."

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Source Communications Update Coming

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 03, 2007 12:37pm PST

The latest Steam news update is now available, noting a few things including a communications update that's coming for the Source Engine. We'll be...


"I hope they have an ignore/mute function like in Diablo II's in-game chat where you can make it ..."

- rotten element see all 35 comments

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Screenshots

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 14, 2007 8:56am PST

And a couple more screenshots as new snaps from Half-Life 2: Episode Two have also been released. The expansion pack, which will also include Team...


"If any of you crybabies care about texture resolution so much, just wait until there will be a ..."

- ghjkghjk see all 87 comments

Portal Screenshots

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 14, 2007 8:36am PST

Several new Portal screenshots are now available, showing the Source Engine powered puzzle game to be included with Half-Life 2: Episode Two.


"That Portal weapon used to be complete white, perfect. That F-22 logo shouldn't be on there! ..."

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two Delayed

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 07, 2007 8:49am PST

EA and Valve Unveil The Black Box and The Orange Box is the press release officially announcing the two Half-Life 2: Episode Two releases we...


"give me fucking Portal you know someone is going to make a clone of it and release it before ..."

- yAak see all 320 comments

Steam Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 05, 2007 9:58am PST

The chaps at Computer & Video Games have posted a Q&A with Doug Lombardi, asking Valve's director of marketing about the company's Steam service.


"No mention of actually following through on all the talk of getting modders access to steam :( ..."

- Fuzzwah see all 10 comments

Steam Client Update Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 08, 2007 3:56pm PST

As was expected, a Steam client update is now available. To grab it just restart your client. Here's what is new * Added Guest Passes...


"Ooof. Not positive, but I think this update spontaneously rebooted my computer in the middle of ..."

- tomservo see all 39 comments

Valve News Update

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 23, 2006 8:31am PST

The latest Valve news update is now available through Steam, noting the recent 20 hours of downtime and mentioning "We learned a lot and are taking...


"way to go valve. lets just be cheapskates and only have 1 datacenter."

- gyokuro see all 23 comments