A Decade of Half-Life 2


LambdaGeneration is a website dedicated to the games, services and products of Valve Corporation.

We try to cover everything Valve. From Portal to Source SDK to Dota 2, and most of all, Half-Life.

It is run by the community for the community with no commercial incentive.

The fan-base created as a result of Valve’s work has led to the existence of a strong (and patient) community which withholds a diverse culture of passion, creativity and inspiration.

Our aim is to establish a platform to express this culture as a celebration of our own passion and love for everything Valve. To simply put it, we are a load of people who just love crowbars, deceiving cakes and engineers saying nope.

LambdaGeneration is divided into six key areas which we feel best represent the ‘Valve Community Culture’. These are

  • News & Rumours
  • Discussion & Analysis
  • Modding & Development
  • Multimedia & Film
  • Art & Creations
  • Community & Projects

The website is further divided into sub-sections for all of Valve’s products.

The name ‘LambdaGeneration’ attempts to relate to the ‘Generation of Lambda’ as both the generation as the group/following/epoch of Valve as well as the creation/making/production of all things related to Valve and Half-Life. It could be said that a large majority of the Valve Community entered into it through Half-Life, hence the use of the ‘Lambda’ – the Half-Life logo.

Contact Us

Feel free to send us anything you’d like to share at the relevant address:

news@ , discussion@ , modding@ , multimedia@ , creations@ , community@


For the podcast, email podcast@

And finally… for web administration, and general enquires email admin@

(all addresses above use the lambdageneration.com domain)


Feel free to use our logos, however we ask that you credit us appropriately if it is displayed publicly.

Circular Logo

Logo with Text (black/grey)

Logo with Text (white)

Staff – Administrators



Founder, Designer and Web Administrator of LambdaGeneration

I first played Half-Life when I was only five years old. It sounds crazy to say but it did really change my life! I founded LambdaGeneration from my passion towards Valve and the community created by their products.

"Ay ups!"

  • Location: Huddersfield, England
  • Occupation: Architecture Student
  • Fav Game: Half-Life of course!


I do things here and there, I also do the Xmas Specials for the site.

I like to make things.


  • Location: Oregon, USA
  • Occupation: Student and Animator
  • Fav Game: Half-Life 1


Manages the youtube channel and creates videos, combine advisor, helps with everything behind the scenes, also interested in writing tutorials for Source SDK.

"מה קורה"

  • Location: Israel
  • Occupation: Student
  • Fav Game: Portal 2... wait no Half-Life 2... Biosho- I CAN'T DECIDE


In charge of the Film & Multimedia section on this site. I occasionally write things as well.

Born in the land of vikings. I spend my days laughing at unfortunate strangers. I'm also a loot hoarder... wanna see my Portal gun?

"Hallå bruden!"

  • Location: Sweden
  • Occupation: Looking for work
  • Fav Game: The Game (and you just lost it!)


Founded the site with Alex, helps with site management and coding as well as keeping everything cool.


  • Location: Boston, USA
  • Occupation: Graphic & Web Designer
  • Fav Game: Half-Life 2

Staff – Lead Editors



Massive Portal and Half-Life fan (surprise surprise). Has some experience of mapping with Source SDK and reports on new map and mod releases and updates, in addition to reviews, analysis and maybe more.

MisterAddy enjoys playing mods, making maps with the Source SDK and referring to himself in the third person.


  • Location: England
  • Occupation: Student
  • Fav Game: Super Mario World


Lead writer for Discussion & Analysis, drives content, assists with contributors, and provides editing support.

Longtime Valve fan, sci-fi fan, and nerd in general.


  • Location: Canada
  • Occupation: Uni Student
  • Fav Game: Can't decide! >_>


Will be reporting mod news, releases.

Avid lurker of the Source modding community. Here to report what mods are being released/produced, reviews of said mods, and [some other third thing]!


  • Location: California, USA
  • Occupation: Modding - level design/writing
  • Fav Game: Half Life 2 - recurring theme?

Staff – Editors



I'm a Canadian gamer, network security analyst, and "wanna-be" game developer. My knowledge includes level design, programming, and obviously network security.

"Your toque looks great!"

  • Location: Canada
  • Occupation:
  • Fav Game: Mass Effect 2


I write regular articles relating to the Team Fortress game series, community, and news.

You can count on me.

"Guten Dag!"

  • Location: United States
  • Occupation: Nude Model
  • Fav Game: Team Fortress 2

Staff – Contributors



I've been a Half-Life obsessive for a long time - ever since HL2 introduced me to the gaming community. When I'm not on this site, I draw stuff and critique other stuff.


  • Location: New York, USA
  • Occupation: Curmudgeon
  • Fav Game: Don't make me chooooose!



Viking geek hailing from the cold north. Covers the News and Rumors section here at LambdaGeneration. I love cats!


  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Occupation: Studies 3D Game Design
  • Fav Game: Blood Omen


Trying to fix Hammer by hitting it with a bigger hammer, and then writing about it.

I'm a Gamedev student, with a background in programming and a passion for level design.


  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Occupation: GameDev Student
  • Fav Game: Mass Effect 2

Jim Partridge

Hi! I'm Jim Partridge and I make maps and mods, mostly for Half Life 2 but I dabble in other areas too. My primary focus is on single player gameplay and map design but I dabble in many different elements of the source engine for fun. My first complete mod was called Daylight for Half Life 2. This was a 4 map mod with puzzles and action sequences. I learnt a lot from this process. I then moved on to something more ambitious and created Half Life 2 Deep Down. A 5 map mod with fully integrated Alyx in a host of different environments. Since then I've created a number of well received maps for Planet Phillips competitions and have been working on a number of different projects, many of which are still in development hell. I've recently turned my attention to Half Life 2 co-op gameplay and am aiming to produce a map cycle for Garry's Mod that will allow players to move as a team through and endlessly cycling adventure similar in tone to Deep Down. I love to talk to others about mapping and coach people who are still learning so please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or requests for feedback on your work. See you around!!!


  • Location:
  • Occupation:
  • Fav Game:
Jim Partridge

Staff – Guest Contributors



Content Author

I've been crafting maps since I was 17 years old, I am now 31 :( Now I mostly talk about crafting maps on youtube.

"'Ello Guvnor"

  • Location: England
  • Occupation: Professional Bum
  • Fav Game: Quake (1)


Half-Life 2 addict, regular SPUF contributor.

"G'Day mate!"

  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Occupation:
  • Fav Game:


My name is Nils, though you might know me as supernaut. I like making informative threads on the Steam forums and I hope to bring the same magic to LambdaGeneration.


  • Location: Estonia
  • Occupation: spoon bender
  • Fav Game:


LambdaGeneration is contribution based website and therefore everyone who works on the site does this through their own dedication, passion and commitment. Members have different roles depending upon the their chosen role and area. Roles are divided into Administrators, Editors, Authors and Contributors.

We are always looking for contributors to help out and showcase their talent, whether that be in creating articles, tutorials or videos. If you are interested in joining, please email us (administration email above).

Staff – Previous Members

These people helped make LambdaGeneration what it is today:

Pinky – One of the first writers on LambdaGeneration.

Mimaz – Guest Editorial Writer.

Vic – Former Lead Editor, made the site what it is.

Flamov – Previous News Reporter.

Erebus – Occasional Writer, also involved in founding the site.

TykTok - Guest Editorial Writer

Inaki - Contributor, also involved in founding the site.

RedBadger - Guest Source Tutorial Writer.

MrFreemanBBQ - Steam related News & Rumors Contributor (2013-2014)

Dhel - Previous host of the podcast and contributed a few articles and also graphics for the site.

Staff – Original Founding Group

These people helped kick-start LambdaGeneration back in 2010:

Alex, Dom, WaqWarrior (erebus), Bertsen, Inaki, Kran4e, PhoeniX-Storms, PlanetPhillip, ACE31092,
William (From Podcast 17), Kree, Doomlord, LambdaCore21, Barnz, LaWlRuS WaLrUs, Topher

Special Thanks

These people are awesome:

Amy S – For all of her help & support over the years, including creating illustrations for special pages

Kennyist – Helped tremendously with certain PHP and JS coding problems including the Steam login

SiPlus – For his support and coding the ‘Coming soon page’ sound which caused a Half-Life 3 Consipriacy

K00pa – Offered help & support for coding problems

Rewire – JQuery Pro, offered help & support for coding problems

Fromz - Long time supporter, helped create soundfiles used for our videos and website.

Mark Haynes - Offered help & support for coding problems

Cameron:D - Offered help & support for coding and server problems

Mio - Huge supporter, offered to translate the sites content into German

Lite Agent - Providing us with interesting news stories and supporting us on social networks

Barnz - Provided some imagery to be used on the sites design

Hectic Glenn – For his kind advice, help and support

El Calhau – For his great support and involvement over the years

csapdani – For sharing our work and supporting us on r/HalfLife

Sandvich18 – For his great support and creating a wiki page about us on Combine Overwiki

John Irwin – For his kind and insightful advice and support.