Community Spotlight

Gamma Energy

By Christopher Dollard

About

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.

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 contact us at the relevant address’:

Sending in stories, content, press releases and sharing work: mail@lambdageneration.com

Interacting with our podcast and live shows: podcast@lambdageneration.com

Site administration, recruitment, advertising and general enquires: admin@lambdageneration.com


Graphics

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

Circular LogoLogo with Text (black/grey)Logo with Text (white)


Staff – Administrators

People who operate the site.

Alex

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!
Alex

Jeff

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

I like to make things.

"Howdy!"

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

David-B-737

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
David-B-737

Ooiman

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!)
Ooiman

Dom

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

"Sup?"

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

Staff – Editors

The main editors of articles on the site.

MisterAddy

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.

"Hi!"

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

ThePerson5

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

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

"Hello!"

  • Location: Canada
  • Occupation: Uni Student
  • Fav Game: Can't decide!
ThePerson5

hscsguy

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]!

"Hey!"

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

Aabicus

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
Aabicus

DarK_St3alth

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
DarK_St3alth

Staff – Contributors

People who regularly contribute to the site.

Lilgreenman

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.

"Fuhgeddaboudit!"

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

Amy

I help out with anything I can!

Site supporter, Valve and Elder Scrolls fanatic, game developer and artist

"Γεια σας!"

  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Occupation:
  • Fav Game:
Amy

Staff – Guest Contributors

People who have contributed occasional or one-off articles.

Dooglz, Ingsoc, Jim PartridgeMimazRedBadger, supernaut, TykTok


Staff – Previous Members

These people helped make LambdaGeneration what it is today.

DazDhelEmil, ErebusFlamovInakiMrFreemanBBQPinkyVic


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

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.


Original Founding Group

These people helped kick-start LambdaGeneration back in 2010.

AlexDomWaqWarrior (erebus), BertsenInakiKran4ePhoeniX-StormsPlanetPhillipACE31092,
William (From Podcast 17), KreeDoomlordLambdaCore21BarnzLaWlRuS WaLrUsTopher