Half-Life (Video Game)

EA's Black Friday sale is live right now on Origin: Here are the best deals for you

As Indians, we don’t always get to experience the frenzy and madness that is <b>Black Friday</b>. It might be a little disappointing to not have access to a …

Electronic Arts

10 gaming lessons we learned the hard way on Xbox

Every day's a school day on Xbox One, and it's never too late to pick up some new tricks

Creamy

Inside the oppressive world of Half-Life 2 roleplaying

Trying not to piss off the Combine.

PC Gaming

Some Of The Best Games From The Half-Life 2 Episode 3 Game Jam

In August, former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw posted a blog post on his site which outlined a potential story for <i>Half Life 2</i>: <i>Episode 3</i>. A game jam …

Game Development

A Bunch of Fans Tried to Make Half-Life 3

In late August, former Valve scriptwriter Marc Laidlaw published Epistle 3, a strange letter detailing what appeared to be the conclusion to the …

Technology

'Epistle 3' Might Be as Close to 'Half-Life 3' As We Get

Inspired by Half Life Writer Mark Laidlaw's infamous blog post, this is sort of the game we've been waiting for. Maybe.<p>You know you're in for a good time when someone uses Itch.io's custom noun field to change "game" to "dissociated mess."<p><i>EPISTLE 3</i> is an… interpretation of Marc Laidlaw's blog post …

Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: What’s the best value video game?

<b>GameCentral readers name the games they’ve had the best value for money from, including everything from Overwatch to Elite Dangerous.</b><p><b>With all the</b> …

Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: What’s the best value video game?

<b>GameCentral readers name the games they’ve had the best value for money from, including everything from Overwatch to Elite Dangerous.</b><p><b>With all the</b> …

Rocket League

Ten Years Later, The Orange Box Is Filled With Valve's Baggage

The bittersweet legacy of the best new game compilation ever released.<p>I don't think I've ever seen anything like The Orange Box before or since. For the price of a single game, on October 9 2007 Valve released a compilation that showcased the state of the first-person shooter's art. <i>Portal</i> was …

Gaming

10 Years Ago Valve Released The Orange Box, A High-Point For The Company

It’s been a decade since Valve released the Orange Box, one of video gaming’s most important box-sets filled with a treasure trove of now-classic games. The box, which actually released as a physical box rather than just a digital purchase (rare on PC these days) came out on October 10th, 2007 on …

How GLaDOS solved one of Portal's biggest problems

"In any game's development, there are too many decisions to count, and many of them will ruin the game if made incorrectly. One decision that ended …

Game Design

After 10 years, I've finally accepted that 'Half-Life' is dead

Ten years ago today, Valve released <i>Half-Life 2: Episode Two</i>. It was the second of three announced games that directly continued the story that started in 2004's heavily lauded <i>Half-Life 2.</i> <i>Episode One</i> and <i>Episode Two</i> were released in 2006 and 2007, respectively, with the second ending on a <i>major</i> …

Gaming

Remembering Half-Life 2: Episode Two, and the conundrum Valve faced afterwards

The Orange Box 10th Anniversary<p><b>Our other anniversary pieces:</b><p>Ten years. It almost doesn’t seem that long since we left Gordon Freeman in the ashes of …

PC Gaming

Half-Life 2 Holds A Few Secrets Where Its Cameras Aren't Looking

Although we may never get to see the real Half-Life 2: Episode 3 or Half-Life 3, we can continue scouring the games we <i>do</i> have for more details. …

Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: What’s your favourite video game remaster?

<b>GameCentral readers discuss the best and worst remakes and remasters, from Tomb Raider Anniversary to Ico.</b><p><b>The subject for this week’s Hot Topic was</b> …

Gaming

The 25 greatest video game stories

Alan Wake<p>What happens when a psychological thriller author gets stuck in a story scarier than he could ever write? That’s the basis of <i>Alan Wake</i>, …

Chrono Trigger

Ex-Valve Employee's New Mod Is Some Of The Best Half-Life Ever

Yesterday, <i>Highlight Reel</i> professional and walking ASMR generator Chris Person and I played <i>Half-Life: Caged</i>, a new mod for the classic shooter made by …

The Story of Valve Part Two

Half-Life launched and co-founder Mike Harrington left Valve. What happened next to the company? We follow the story up to 2004.

Half-Life NPCs Can Smell Corpses

Hate to break it to you, but <i>Half-Life</i> really stinks.<p>In an enlightening video, MarphitimusBlackimus digs deep into the original <i>Half-Life</i>'s code and …

Learn the fascinating history of speed-runners destroying your favorite video games

Speed-runners inhabit a unique segment of video game culture. They take something that most people think of as a leisure activity and turn it into an …

Metroid

A Possible Explanation For Half-Life PS2's Mysterious Moving Filing Cabinet

Weird fact: There was a PlayStation 2 version of the original <i>Half-Life</i>. Weirder fact: It contained a filing cabinet that would move to face you if …

Half-Life 2 mod builds the game using the original's engine

Half-Life is one of the most beloved video game franchises around. Unfortunately, it’s pretty much an accepted fact at this point that Valve has no …

Game Development

Half-Life 2 Is Being Demade In Half-Life 1's Engine

While most modders are intent on making 2004's <i>Half-Life 2</i> look better, the guys behind <i>Half-Life 2: Classic</i> are doing the opposite: they want to make …

Gaming

Half-Life, Revisited

I first played <i>Half-Life</i> in 1998 and played it again over the last month for a series of livestreams on Twitch. It’s been 19 years since the game was …

Gaming

Half-Life VR Being Created By Modder (video)

Youtube user and modder Prontector has released a new early alpha demonstration of their Half-Life VR conversion, which when complete will provide a …

Virtual Reality

Tiger Team Is The Closest You'll Get To Playing Half-Life 2: Episode 3

Image: Blendo Games<p>It sadly became clear last month that <i>Half-Life 2: Episode 3</i> will never happen in an official capacity from Valve. However, along …

PC gamers choose Witcher 3 as their favorite title

It seems PC fans -- myself included -- agree with PC Gamer's recent top 100 list: The Witcher 3 is the best game you can play right now. The …

PC Gaming

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 fan video will make you happy, then very sad

Ever since Half-Life series writer Marc Laidlaw spilled the beans on the plot of <i>Half-Life 2: Episode 3</i> in a thinly veiled piece of “fan fiction,” …

In the absence of Half-Life 3, why not play this new Half-Life 1 mod?

Ex-Valve employee approved!<p>With the supposed plot of <i>Half-Life 2: Episode 3</i> out in the wild and the future of <i>Half-Life 3</i> being completely unknown, it …

Rise and shine, Doctor Freeman. We’re finally leaping back into our playthrough of Half Life right n

<b>Rise and shine, Doctor Freeman. We’re finally leaping back into our playthrough of Half Life right now on Twitch.</b>