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Half-Life world record speed run is fluid, frightening

I considered myself a pretty good Half-Life player, until now. This speed run video, which reportedly took four years of planning to execute correctly, proves I was completely wrong and should stop thinking so highly of myself. [Image: Valve]...

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Valve: Trust in employees is key to good game development

If you treat your workers with kindness and compassion, they'll reward your support with better work - at least, that's the stance Valve Software takes. In an interview with the Washington Post, Valve CEO and co-founder Gabe Newell explains this philosophy by examining how the company handles em...

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Steam adds VR support category, Oculus Rift games now easier to find

We're inching slowly toward the virtual reality future the 1980s promised us with the addition of a "VR support" category on Valve's digital distribution service Steam. Currently, nine games can be found by searching for VR support in Steam. Highlights include the Valve Complete Pack, Surgeon Si...

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Half-Life revamp Black Mesa head(crab)s to Steam for a 'low price'

Black Mesa, the fan-made Half-Life mod that re-imagines the game with current technology and a bunch of extra goodies, is coming to Steam soon for "a relatively low price," the development team says. Black Mesa started as a free mod, and there will still be a free version, but the team wanted to gi...

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Newell: Valve looking to make Portal or Half-Life movie with J.J. Abrams

During today's DICE keynote conversation between movie director J.J. Abrams and Valve co-founder Gabe Newell, the latter noted a collaboration he's looking forward to making a reality if possible. "We're going to try and figure out if we can make a Half-Life movie or a Portal movie together," said ...

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Half-Life now runs on Mac OS X and Linux, we assure you

Now with a Steam page that doesn't expressly list Mac as a supported platform, we understand your skepticism regarding the headline to this very post. Indeed Half-Life has been ported to both OS X and Linux today. We tried it on OS X and it totally worked, though we've yet to try it on Linux. Odds ...

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XBLA Minecraft's 'Skin Pack 3' features Half-Life and Awesomenauts skins

In addition to the recent 1.8.2 update for the Xbox Live version of Minecraft, there's even more content showing up soon. Specifically, a third character skin pack is set to come to the popular sandbox game. Like the first two packs, this one will contain quite a few new skins for Minecraft charact...

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Natural Selection 2 makes it to Steam, set for October release [update]

Ten Halloweens ago, the absurdly popular Natural Selection mod transformed Half-Life into a multiplayer shooter with real-time strategy. Today, its long-developed sequel is finally up for pre-order on Steam, attached with a very convenient 'October 2012' release window. Yup, we'll eat our pumpkin ...

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Black Mesa scheduled to launch on September 14

Black Mesa, a fan-made Half-Life remake that began development in 2004, will see its first public release on September 14. According to a post on the game's official forums, the launch won't be of the entire game, but will include the team's "re-envisioning of Half-Life all the way up to Lambda Cor...

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Valve puts fake Half-Life: Episode 3 listing on Steam for April Fools' Day [Update: Nope]

Damn it, Valve. UPDATE: We've discovered that this website is a fake and does not actually belong to Valve. We were duped by a fake April Fools' Day joke posing as a real April Fools' Day joke and sincerely apologize for passing this along to you as fact....

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