Half Life 2

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
Half Life 2

Here's Why City 17 and Dunwall Feel Like Real Cities

Victor Antonov talks about architecture, creating worlds, and exploring abandoned buildings.
Blake Hester
2.23.17
long reads or whatever

How Valve’s Source Engine Took Gaming Out of Corridors

From ‘Half-Life 2’ to ‘Titanfall 2’, the engine’s produced worlds that have tricked us into believing they’re bigger than they really are.
Tim Hakki
12.8.16
Gaming

Someone Made a Full-Scale Version of the City Scanner Drones from 'Half-Life 2'

City Scanners were the menacing drones that patrolled Half-Life 2's setting of City 17, keeping watch on its citizens to make sure they don't step out of line.
Leif Johnson
5.30.16
Gaming

‘Half-Life 2: Episode One’ and Its Decade-Long Struggle with Confidence and Identity

Now ten years old, 'Half-Life 2''s first expansion shows us that by trying to be like films, games can only suffer.
Ed Smith
5.27.16
Read

This is What Video Gaming Narratives Need to Do to Be Taken Seriously

Interactive stories that play out through our consoles can be riveting; but the gaming medium is still seen as "weaker" than novels and movies. How do we change that?
Mike Diver
5.20.16
Gaming

This is What Video Gaming Narratives Need to Do to Be Taken Seriously

Interactive stories that play out through our consoles can be riveting; but the gaming medium is still seen as "weaker" than novels and movies. How do we change that?
Mike Diver
5.19.16
Gaming

Watch the Fastest 'Half-Life 2' Speedrun Yet, Coming in Under 41 Minutes

The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.
Leif Johnson
5.1.16
VICE vs Video games

Now Is a Good Time to Find Your Video Gaming Happy Place

We all need pick-me-up games to make a bad day better. Here are a few that turn my frown upside down.
Mike Diver
11.25.15
Letter Series

I’ll Never Love Another Console Like I Loved the PlayStation 3

The games of the PS3 era were special in many ways, but also showcased a lot of the medium's shortcomings, ones that gaming is only beginning to deal with.
Ed Smith
11.24.15
VICE vs Video games

I’ll Never Love Another Console Like I Loved the PlayStation 3

The games of the PS3 era were special in many ways, but also showcased a lot of the medium's shortcomings, ones that gaming is only beginning to deal with.
Ed Smith
11.24.15
VICE vs Video games

It’s Time to Rethink Voiceless Video Game Protagonists

Having a mute main protagonist is boring, hurts storytelling, and just reminds me I'm playing a game.
Ed Smith
10.15.15
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