Community Spotlight


By UnrealCanine


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.

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.

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 contact us at the relevant address’:

Sending in stories, content, press releases and sharing work: [email protected]

Interacting with our podcast and live shows: [email protected]

Site administration, recruitment, advertising and general enquires: [email protected]


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

Circular Logo | Logo with Text (black/grey) | Logo with Text (white) | Square Frame Logo

Special Events

Here is an archive of our special events, enjoy!

Xmas Advents/Animated Specials: 2010 | 2011 | 20122013 | 2014

April Fools Day Pranks: 2011 | 2012 | 2015

Game Anniversaries: 15 Years of Half-Life (Nov 2013) | A Decade of Half-Life 2 (Nov 2014)

LambdaGeneration: 1 Year of LambdaGeneration (Jul 2011) | Site Relaunch (Sep 2013) [Holding / Decay]


LambdaGeneration is a voluntarily run fan site made up of a team of Valve fans from around the world. We are always looking for new people to help us out in serving the Valve community, whether this be in the form of writing articles, producing videos or just giving a helping hand. You can find more information about getting involved here or by emailing [email protected].


Founder, Site Director and Editor-in-Chief. I am also responsible for the site's design and coding.

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: Valve: Half-Life 2, Non-Valve: Freelancer


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!)


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


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!


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?


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


Community Content Reporter

Came here from the land of Combine OverWiki. I will be writing about the community stuff.


  • Location:
  • Occupation:
  • Fav Game:


Round-up wrangler

Xen is a literature undergraduate and videogame blogger. She runs several gaming communities and is the author of the upcoming book "Videogame Narrative and Character Living Spaces."


  • Location:
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  • Fav Game: Deus Ex (2000)


Guest Writers: Dooglz, Jim PartridgeMimazRedBadger, supernautThePerson5TykTok

Past Staff Members: Amy, DazDhel, DomEmilErebusFlamovInakiMrFreemanBBQPinkyVic

Original Founding Group: 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.

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

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

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

Nyuha – For supporting us on Twitter