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Half-Life 2 mod 'Minerva' gets Director's Cut on Steam

Six years after its initial release, Adam Foster's acclaimed Half-Life 2 mod MINERVA has been re-released as a free "Director's Cut" version on Steam. MINERVA is an atmospheric first-person adventure game in which players explore an underground Convent base with help from Minerva, an unseen...

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Oculus Rift still on for March, has lens caps for vision-impaired, adjustable assembly now

With Oculus Rift's initial developer unit launch scheduled for next month, the folks at Oculus have understandably been busy. After CES, they went to Hong Kong to oversee the initial manufacturing run of their "pilot" dev kit prototypes – 40 in total – and are on-track to meet their...

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Half-Life 2 Gravity Gun on sale in April, sign up for updates

NECA's full-size Half-Life 2 Gravity Gun replica can be yours, but getting it won't be easy. The Gravity Gun will go on sale on Think Geek in April for $150, but there will be a limited quantity. Like the Portal guns that sold out in just 30 minutes last year, once they're sold out, they're gone...

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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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Gordon Freeman action figure has no push-button catch phrases

NECA's latest Valve figurine features a surprisingly smooth-skinned Gordon Freeman in a hazard suit, and comes with two sets of interchangeable hands, even though limb detachment is a feature we don't quite remember from Half-Life 2 (at least, not voluntary limb detachment). Freeman stands 7 inches...

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Jetpack Joyride beta now on Facebook

Those of you who work in an office environment: we suggest you just keep right on movin'. For everyone else, please enjoy the following news: Jetpack Joyride is now playable on Facebook for free. Yes, adventure after adventure after adventure with Barry Steakfries is now just a few clicks (and a...

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Valve games come to Impulse

Valve, proprietor of Steam -- which is basically the Walmart of PC digital distribution -- now has its games available on Impulse. Your confusion is as great as ours, but here we are. The Impulse store, owned by GameStop, announced last week that Valve titles would become available on the service....

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Dear Esther coming to Steam on Valentine's Day for $10

The broad, early 2012 launch window of the pretty little Half-Life 2 mod-turned-full Steam game Dear Esther has been narrowed down to a sleek, streamlined release date. The game's official website just announced the title will arrive on Steam February 14 -- that's Valentine's Day, lovers -- for a...

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Rumor: Dota 2 client leaked, contains 'ep3' code

You'll forgive us if we're highly speculative about code supposedly unearthed from the leaked beta client for Valve's upcoming action RTS, Dota 2. It supposedly includes information from a folder named "ep3." Now wait a minute, stop huffing -- we know, we know -- and hear us out. As reported by...

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The Stanley Parable is a thoughtful Half-Life 2 mod

"Cakebread," the creator of Half-Life 2 mod "The Stanley Parable," says the less you know about his experimental, story-driven game the better, and we're going to adhere to the spirit of that. Besides, if the trailer above doesn't make you want to play it, nothing we're going to say will help....

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