half-life

Video Games

20 Years After 'Half-Life' Launched, Its Fan-Made Remake Is Almost Done

The first trailer for 'Black Mesa: Xen,' the final act of the long running remake, looks stunning.
Matthew Gault
11.19.18
Gaming

I’m So Desperate for ‘Half-Life 3’ I’m Playing This ‘Final Fantasy XV Half-Life Pack’

Pre-order the upcoming RPG on Steam to play as Gordon Freeman.
Matthew Gault
2.22.18
Thinking With Portals

There's a New 'Portal' Game...About Building Bridges

Rejoice for GLaDOS is back, despair because she’s in a physics bridge builder.
Matthew Gault
12.6.17
free play

'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.
Bruno Dias
10.27.17
The Orange Box

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

The bittersweet legacy of the best new game compilation ever released.
Rob Zacny
10.11.17
portal

‘Portal’ Has Been Making People Feel Smart for Ten Years

Celebrating ten years of ‘Portal,’ Valve’s finest hour.
Danielle Riendeau
10.10.17
Half Life 3

The Sad, Strange End to Half-Life

Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw released the "unofficial" outline of 'Half-Life 2: Episode 3.'
John Brindle
8.28.17
Podcasts

It's ‘Mario + Rabbids,’ Taylor Swift, and 'Half-Life 3' on Waypoint Radio

We've got Some Thoughts on "Look What You Made Me Do," the potential rise of Carly Rae Jepsen, and more.
Patrick Klepek
8.25.17
fanfic

The Unofficial 'Half-Life 2: Episode 3' Story Helps Explain Why It's Not a Game Yet

Former 'Half-Life' writer Marc Laidlaw publishes his vision for 'Half-Life 2: Episode 3.'
Emanuel Maiberg
8.25.17
Game Design

These Books Offer a Cross-Section View of Classic Game Designs

The 'Reverse Design' gets beyond design platitudes with close interrogations of classic games' inner workings.
Cameron Kunzelman
8.23.17
Gordon Freeman

After 19 Years, Germany Can Finally Murder Scientists in 'Half-Life'

Uncensored version shows up on German Steam a week after Germany's video game censorship body dropped Half-Life from its index.
Leif Johnson
5.4.17
Valve

It's Never Been a More Confusing Time to Be a Fan of Valve's Games

With another 'Half-Life' writer out the door, it's never been more confusing to figure out Valve's identity as a developer.
Patrick Klepek
5.2.17
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