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Cyberpunk Half-Life 2 mod, NeoTokyo, now available on Steam for free

Five years after it debuted as a fan-crafted Half-Life 2 modification, and following a lengthy Greenlight campaign, NeoTokyo has arrived on Steam as a standalone release. Best described as an amalgamation of Counter-Strike's creeping, deliberate gunplay and sci-fi influences that fall...

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Rise and shine, Half-Life 2, on Nvidia Shield

Half-Life 2 crowbarred itself into Portal's launch party on Nvidia Shield, and both games are out now for the Android-based console. Nvidia, who handled the ports, confirmed to Joystiq the Android versions are currently only available on Shield. According to Nvidia, the Shield ports of Valve's...

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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...

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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...

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Garry's Mod tops 3.5 million sold, continues to pick up steam

In the nearly 10 years since Garry's Mod first debuted as a modification for Half-Life 2, the open sandbox physics simulator has sold over 3.5 million copies, while doubling its sales each year. Garry Newman, the game's creator and namesake, cites a number of reasons for its success: the...

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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...

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PSA: The Stanley Parable is out now, 20 percent off

The Stanley Parable is now available on Steam, and is 20 percent off ($11.99) until October 23. Originally a Half-Life 2 mod, the first-person exploration game centers on Stanley, employee number 427 of a nameless company, who pushes buttons on a keyboard at his desk as instructions appear on a...

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Insurgency gameplay video and screens are being dramatic

This gameplay video for Insurgency, a team-based online FPS from New World Interactive, includes some rather dramatic music. We get it, a trailer for a game based on a popular Half-Life 2 mod by the same name deserves a little extra spice. The fact that the game is already available on Steam...

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Half-Life 2 on the Oculus Rift looks like double the trouble, fun

Oculus Rift owner and YouTuber Vaecon recorded a 15-minute session of Half-Life 2 on Oculus Rift, and the entire experience can be summed up in a few words, spoken less than two minutes into his gameplay demo: "Whoa. This is really cool." Valve launched official support for Half-Life 2 on...

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Half-Life 2 gets official Oculus Rift support

Valve has updated Half-Life 2 with Oculus Rift compatibility, Valve programmer Joe Ludwig announced on the device's developer forums. "We just shipped a beta for Half-Life 2 that includes Oculus Rift support," Ludwig writes. "To get it, open the properties for HL2 in Steam, set your command line to...

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