Half-Life (Video Game)

Video game storytelling is still in its infancy… and that’s fine – Reader’s Feature

A reader compares the early decades of film history with the rise of video games and explains why there’s a long way to go yet.<p>A recent Inbox letter …

Gaming (UK)

Fans Are Trying to Remake Half-Life Using Unreal Engine 4

When I reviewed <i>Half-Life</i> remake <i>Black Mesa</i> back in 2012, I said the project “does not look like a modern video game”. A newer (and far more limited) …

Gaming (UK)

Microsoft accidentally let encrypted Windows 10 out into the world

Windows Insiders eager to get their hands on next year's Microsoft OS were reminded last night that living on the bleeding edge can have its …

Windows 10

Valve Is "Very Aware of All the Jokes" About Them

Valve Knows They’re the Butt of Many Jokes<p>From Half-Life 3 memes to fans still waiting for Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Valve is apparently very aware of …

Jokes

Hands-on: Valve’s ‘Artifact’ is complex, colorful, and the last thing anyone wanted to see right now

There are only a few companies in the video game industry that have attained Valve Software’s position, where it can pretty much do whatever the hell …

Gaming Industry

Portal was a classic from out of nowhere

<i>Why I Love is a series of guest editorials on GamesIndustry.biz intended to showcase the ways in which game developers appreciate each other's work.</i> …

Gaming Industry

Half-Life 2 mod lets you stomp enemy heads like Super Mario

The best Half-Life 2 singleplayer mods pull from other games. Silent Hill, Mission: Impossible, The Stanley Parable, Half-Life 1 and… Super Mario? …

PC Gaming

Half-Life 2 Mod Adds Mario, Titanfall Powers

The “Mobility Mod” for <i>Half-Life 2</i> gives Gordon Freeman access to a range of new powers, the coolest being the ability to jump on an enemy’s head to …

Gaming (UK)

Danny Brown Debuts New Songs on Twitch: Watch

The great Detroit rap hyena Danny Brown is a gamer, and he likes to broadcast his gaming exploits on the popular live streaming platform Twitch. Last …

New Singles

Watch Danny Brown Debut New Songs On Twitch

The great Detroit rap hyena Danny Brown is a gamer, and he likes to broadcast his gaming exploits on the popular live streaming platform Twitch. Last …

New Singles

'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' Looks So Incredible And The Wait Is Killing Me

From Software’s newest game is the ninja-themed <i>Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.</i><p>A bunch of game journalists and YouTubers got to play it at Gamescome in Cologne, Germany this week and it’s the one thing that makes me wish I’d attended this year. (Well, that and going to Germany, but it costs a lot of …

Dark Souls

What game's graphics blew you away the most when it came out?

THE PCG Q&A<p>With the announcement of the Nvidia GeForce RTX series of graphics cards, which boast fancy ray-tracing tech that makes things reflect …

Everything you need to know about the mysterious history of 'Half-Life 3': The game that never was

As many gamers will recall, the final installment of the "Half-Life" episodic trilogy (formally known as "Half-Life 2: Episode 3,") was first announced back in 2006, to the delight of a dedicated cult following of the series, but the game has yet to be released 12 years later, and the company …

Final Fantasy

The newest 'Dota 2' shoutcaster is Valve boss Gabe Newell

It's part of this year's Battle Pack for the MOBA's International tourney.<p>Gabe Newell is a lot of things to a lot of people: PC gaming's greatest gift; the man who knows how <i>Half-life 3</i> ends; reclusive sous-vide aficionado. And now he's an in-game announcer in <i>Dota 2</i>. If you pick up the new …

Gaming

Gabe Newell refuses to say the number 3 in surprisingly funny Dota 2 voice recording

Gabe Newell is the hallowed leader of one of gaming's most powerful companies, Valve, but we don't often see him. He's like some whispered-about …

Gaming

‘Half-Life 3 confirmed’ gags have become Valve's dad joke

Gabe Newell, the founder and CEO of game maker and retailer Valve, just can’t stop making jokes about Half-Life 3. You know, the long, <i>long</i> – i.e. …

Jokes

No Half-Life 3 hints here, unfortunately.

Twenty years ago, you might never have picked Valve's co-founder Gabe Newell as the face of PC gaming. And yet here we stand today, with fanart …

Gaming

Valve is still making Half-Life 3 jokes

‘You’ve killed more than two people, and less than four’<p>Valve chief Gabe Newell has poked some good-natured fun at the long-running saga surrounding the (non-)release of <i>Half-Life 3</i>, his company’s now mythical next big game, in a skit during the <i>Dota 2</i> International tournament. In the video, Newell …

Technology

Gabe Newell struggles to say ‘triple-kill’ for his Dota 2 voice pack

Gabe Newell might have founded Valve, the company that made Half-Life and Steam, but he doesn’t understand the concept of “three.” And that’s a bit of a pain for some voice directors who have to get him to announce the mega-kills for a new voice pack that is coming to multiplayer online battle …

Gaming

'Fortnite' Season 6 Stone Tomato Theory Might Hint at the Coming Apocalypse

It's all coming to an end.<p>Sunday’s return of the Tomato Head mascot was not a momentous occasion <i>Fortnite: Battle Royale</i> players expected. Still, as …

TV

Asus Strix Fusion 300 Review - Review 2018 - PCMag India

Gaming headphones are a dime-a-dozen these days. So, in a class of me too’s, you better hope you have something good to say when you shoot your hand …

Headphones

SSX and Resistance 3 are now playable on PC with RPCS3

We've covered the progress of PS3 emulator RPCS3 a bunch of times on PCG, from running a long-lost Yakuza spin-off to the likes of Red Dead …

Gaming

Valve Launched Steam.tv, A New Twitch Competitor, By Mistake

Valve, the company behind the popular PC gaming platform Steam and once-upon-a-time developer of video games like <i>Half-Life 2</i> and <i>Portal 2</i> accidentally launched its new Twitch competitor Steam.tv this Friday.<p>The streaming service, which aims to improve Steam’s current rather anemic streaming options, …

Gaming

US judge blocks tools that help GTA Online players cheat

A U.S. court has awarded Take-Two Interactive a preliminary injunction to block software that helps players cheat at Grand Theft Auto Online, Reuters …

Gaming

Terrible Endings that Ruined Great Games

A great game is a little like a relationship – it takes up time, effort and often money, it can’t really be combined with other relationships too …

Metal Gear

This Half-Life Story Mod Completely Flips the Black Mesa Narrative

Valve's <i>Half-Life</i> is an iconic game that has only flourished as it ages. Though it doesn't look like we'll be getting a <i>Half-Life 3</i> any time soon, …

Half-Life (Video Game)

Hardcore multiplayer shooter Insurgency is free on Steam right now

Developer New World Interactive's hardcore multiplayer tactical shooter Insurgency is currently free on Steam - and if you pick it up now, it'll …

Ammunition

1998 Was A Great Year For Games

When people say the '90s was the golden age of gaming, they do so with good reason. Especially if you were playing plenty of games in 1998.<p>People's …

Starcraft

Massive Half-Life story mod Echoes retells the Black Mesa story from a new perspective

One of my favourite parts of PC gaming is seeing modders push old game engines to their limits, by creating maps and levels that likely wouldn’t have …

Half-Life: Echoes Mod Reimagines the First Game's Story

Matthew Byrd Aug 13, 2018Echoes lets you experience the original Half-Life through the eyes of another Black Mesa employee. Despite being about 20 …

Half-Life (Video Game)