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Black Mesa finally released  

· By John Callaham, 26

Black Mesa, the long awaited Half-Life 2 mod that is a graphical remake of the original Half-Life, was launched today but caused the brief shutdown of the game's official site. More...

First part of Black Mesa mod coming September 14th  

· By John Callaham, 11

The Black Mesa Half-Life 2 mod, the long-in-development graphical revamp of the original Half-Life game, will finally be released on September 14th, although not all of the game will be ready. More...

Will Half-Life 3 be shown off at Gamescom 2012?  

· By Andrew Stevenson, 6

The Gamescom 2012 website has been update with the list of new releases expected to grace the show in Germany. Surprisingly, it's been discovered that Half-Life 3 is present on the updated list. More...

Is a Half-Life 3 announcement incoming?  

· By Anthony Tosie, 12

Recent updates by IGN and Valve Software may indicate that a Half-Life-related announcement may be coming soon. Or could this be something else entirely? More...

Gordon Freeman to appear (kind of) in Renegade Ops  

· By John Callaham, 7

Gordon Freeman, the lead character of the Half-Life series, will make a rare cameo appearance in the PC version of Renegade Ops, the upcoming downloadable top down action game. More...

Steam for Mac coming on May 12th  

· By Jonathan Downin, 46

Valve announced back in March that Steam would be coming to Mac in April. In somewhat typical fashion, Valve is going to miss this release window, but the good news is they have set the... More...

Valve: No new Half-Life this year  

· By Matthew Hopson, Hot! 76

Waiting for Half-Life 2: Episode 3? Well you are going to be disappointed to hear that the third installment of the popular Half-Life 2 series will not be coming this year according to a report... More...

Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Portal - Update Released  

· By EL1TE, Hot! 1

Updates to Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Portal have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include: Half-Life 2: Episode Two/Portal Fixed crash... More...

Half-Life 2: Episode 2 et al delayed until Fall 2007  

· By Todd Tanner, Hot! 39

Note: This story has now been updated. Gamespot and Bluesnews have both now reported the release date as Fall 2007 and not the Winter. Thanks to Voodoo Extreme for the scoop and shock. Electronic Arts,... More...

Half-Life 2 Mod News & Updates  

· By Todd Tanner, Hot! 11

I have never posted about modifications before today, but I figured that there are enough people already tracking these three mods already and it is near Christmas and I wanted to get the word out... More...

Half-Life 2's graphics on Xbox 360  

· By LeeĀ®, Hot! 14

Valve have to re-take their pictures for certain areas of land used in Half-Life 2. This is because their original photos are too low resolution to take advantage of the triple core processor and graphics... More...

Half-Life 2: Episode 2 delayed until Q1 2007  

· By Todd Tanner, Hot! 0

Well if you expected anything other than a delay for a Valve game, you hath deluded yourself I'm afraid. But then again, with the package you are getting with Episode 2, it isn't so bad... More...

Half-Life 2: Episode 2 - first details emerge  

· By oddcrap, Hot! 0

Episode 2 is set to feature as many different environments as Half-Life 2 itself, with a missile silo and mine shaft heading up the list of locales. In the story department, Alyx Vance and Dr.... More...

Half-Life 2: Episode One Now Available  

· By giga, 1

Copies of Half-Life 2: Episode One downloaded through Steam were unlocked at 10 a.m. today as the game also went up on store shelves around the world. The stand-alone game picks up where Half-Life 2's... More...

Half-Life 2 on XBOX 360?  

· By giga, 0

Despite a 2005 release on Xbox and qualified arguments against bringing Half-Life 2 to Xbox 360, Valve is apparently bringing its award-winning first-person shooter, Half-Life 2, to Xbox 360 in early 2007, according to two... More...

Half-Life 2 Episode One Gold, available June 1st  

· By Todd Tanner, 0

Bellevue, WA, May 22, 2006 - Valve®, developer of the blockbuster series Half-Life® and Counter-StrikeTM, announced Half-Life® 2: Episode One has gone gold. Episode One is the first in a trilogy of episodes that will... More...

Half-Life 2: Episode One Trailer  

· By xirtam, Hot! 1

An official trailer of Episode One is now available on a new website dedicated to Valve's first episodic release.Episode One is the first in a series of four-to-six hour adventures that reveal the aftermath of... More...

Half-Life 2 Episode 1 dated for May 31st  

· By Todd Tanner, Hot! 4

Game Informer got the word late last week from Valve that Half-Life 2 Episode 1 would be released on both Steam and Retail shelves on May 31st for a price of $19.95US. Episode 1 starts... More...

Half-Life 2: Aftermath available April 24th  

· By Todd Tanner, Hot! 0

Mod-hq is reporting that the Half-Life 2 expansion "Aftermath" will be released on April 24th. Doug Lombardi of Valve confirmed this report himself. Also released on April 24th will be a "Platinum" package for Half-Life... More...

Half-Life 2 heads to Xbox  

· By Dice, 0

Congratulations Xbox holders! November 16, 2004 was the initial release of Half-Life 2, and 1 year later Half-Life 2 is being released in Xbox format. Valve and its new distribution partner, Electronic Arts, have begun... More...

Half-Life 2: Aftermath delayed until 2006  

· By oddcrap, 0

In typical Valve fashion, the next addition to the Half-Life family is delayed. The fan site halflife2.net published part of an e-mail exchange it had with Doug Lombardi, director of marketing at HL2 developer Valve... More...

Garry's Mod 9.0.1 for Half-Life 2  

· By Howard Thomson, Hot! 0

Garry's Mod is a Half-Life 2 modification that allows you to create various different scenes, poses, vehicles and even new gameplay scenarios. You can create a comic strip, make a crazy contraption, set up a... More...

Half-Life 2: Lost Coast Released  

· By stncttr908, 0

Lost Coast, a new level for Half-Life 2 showcasing the Source Engine's HDR capabilities, has finally been released through Steam. Valve states that system requirements for the new level are "very high" and that... More...

X360 and Half-Life 3 Linked  

· By oddcrap, 0

Remember the Microsoft presentation in Spanish which gave us the QWERTY controller? Well it seems that there were a lot of secrets out that day since the latest slide from the presentation mentions a game... More...

Half-Life 2: Aftermath Video  

· By malebolgia, Hot! 0

The first movie trailer for Half-Life 2: Aftermath is now online, revealing more of the futuristic first-person shooter expansion in production at Valve Software. This high-resolution trailer features half a minute of in-game teaser footage.... More...

Xbox Half-Life 2 playable at E3  

· By malebolgia, 0

Following a Steam bulletin, Valve confirms that the console port of its best-selling PC shooter will be on display at E3; The Lost Coast will also be shown. Today, many Steam users... More...

Half-Life 2 Xbox set for Euro release in late summer  

· By malebolgia, 0

Valve's Lombardi confirms console port for "late summer"; Aftermath won't be included. A British Microsoft source has claimed that Half-Life 2 on Xbox is now likely to ship in September in Europe,... More...

Half-Life 2 sells 1.7 million units  

· By Todd Tanner, 3

Long delays have apparently not dented the retail performance of Half-Life 2. Gamesindustry.biz is reporting that Half-Life 2 has sold through 1.7 million units in the 2 months since it has been released at retail.... More...

Half-Life 2 Demo  

· By malebolgia, 0

The promised playable demo for Half-Life 2 is now available, allowing you to sample the recent acclaimed first-person shooter sequel by Valve Software. This humongous demo "takes players through some of the early levels of... More...

Valve unleashes Half-Life 2: Deathmatch  

· By malebolgia, Hot! 1

Confirming suspicions, Valve releases a new multiplayer mode alongside the game's SDK; Steam instantly swamped. When Half-Life 2 was released, many were disappointed that its only official multiplayer mode was Counter-Strike: Source,... More...

Valve admits Half-Life 2 stuttering issue, promises patch  

· By malebolgia, Hot! 0

Developer acknowledges frame-rate problems experienced by many players of the shooter, says a fix is on the way. Since its release last week, Half-Life 2 has been scooped up many-a-PC gamer. However,... More...

Half-Life 2 Warez Crackdown  

· By Xtremz, Hot! 0

If you are seriously considering downloading Half-Life 2 through illegal means, do expect quite a fight from Valve Software. The following is a response from Gabe Newell when being addressed on the topic of pirated... More...

Half-Life 2 users bitten by bugs  

· By malebolgia, 0

Some who purchased copies at retail experience technical difficulties; Valve acknowledges troubles, addressing problems. Several Half-Life 2 users who finally got the long-delayed game into their hands yesterday got exactly what they... More...

The Final Hours of Half-Life 2  

· By malebolgia, Hot! 0

Gabe Newell is about to make a promise. It's 11am on an overcast morning in Bellevue, Washington, and Newell, the impresario behind Valve, lumbers into the company's starkly decorated 10th-floor conference room. He pulls out... More...

Half-Life 2 headed to arcades  

· By malebolgia, Hot! 0

Taito will port Valve's upcoming FPS to its new TypeX arcade hardware, ships worldwide in summer 2005. Taito today announced that it has signed an agreement with Valve Software to release Half-Life... More...

Half-Life 2 gunning for November 16 release date  

· By malebolgia, Hot! 1

After months of speculation, Vivendi announces that Half-Life 2 has gone gold and will be on shelves in less than one month. Days after last week's Rumor Control brought news that Half-Life... More...

November Release "Extremely Likely" for Half-Life 2  

· By malebolgia, 0

BBFC in possession of Valve's game to slap on an age rating. Surely this means it's done. Doesn't it? Valve Software's Half-Life 2 has been submitted to the BBFC for certification, we've... More...

Half-Life 2 Steam Pricing Confirmed  

· By malebolgia, 0

Valve today confirmed the final package and pricing options for purchasing Half-Life 2 through the company's Steam distribution service. Starting tomorrow, October 7 at 11am Pacific, users will be able to purchase Half-Life 2 via... More...

Half-Life 2 set for 26th November in Europe  

· By malebolgia, Hot! 0

Vivendi Universal Games is expected to formally announce a November 26th release date for Half-Life 2 in Europe shortly, along with a US release three days earlier, after informing UK retail partners of the date... More...

Half-Life 2 Screens #4  

· By malebolgia, 1

A batch of new screenshots has been added in our Half-Life 2 gallery, showcasing this highly anticipated FPS developed by Valve Software. Screenshot: >> Click here... More...

Half-Life 2 pre-load moves onto fifth phase  

· By malebolgia, Hot! 0

The ongoing Half-Life 2 pre-load saga hit its fifth phase last night, with Steam account holders able to continue downloading the Counter-Strike: Source maps in encrypted form. With the ongoing legal saga between Valve and... More...

Half-Life 2 Offers Revealed!  

· By malebolgia, Hot! 1

A big thanks goes out to Xero for spotting this gem. HL Fallout has received word from Valve's Gabe Newell revealing the much anticipated Half-Life 2 retail and Steam (info) packages. Also... More...

Half-Life 2's Multiplayer Mode Is...  

· By malebolgia, 1

Apart from just when the game will be in our eager hands (or live on our systems), whether or not multiplayer will be included in Half-Life 2 has been one of the biggest questions about... More...

Half-Life 2 held hostage?  

· By malebolgia, Hot! 0

Court filings show VU Games has the right to sit on finished Half-Life 2 code for up to six months. Could it be deja vu all over again? As part of GameSpot's... More...

Half-Life 2: Collector's Edition Revealed?  

· By malebolgia, Hot! 1

Though we have yet to receive confirmation from Vivendi Universal Games, both GameStop and EBGames are now listing the contents of the Half-Life 2 Collector's Edition (or is it Special Edition?), listed at $79.99. Here's... More...