Community Spotlight

The Half-Life Saga Story Guide

By Chan Karunamuni

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 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 and Community & Projects. The website is further divided into sub-sections of the main subjects we cover, essentially all of Valve’s series.

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 things of 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)


Graphics

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

 

Alex

Founder

Founder, designer and administrator of LambdaGeneration. I currently manage the weekly spotlight and contribute to articles to various sections.

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

admin

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

admin

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

contributor

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

Co-Founder

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 – Lead Editors

 

MisterAddy

lead_editor

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_editor

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

lead_editor

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

Staff – Editors

 


Staff – Contributors

 

Lilgreenman

contributor

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

Xendance

contributor

Hanna is columnist at LambdaGeneration and administrator at FYeahHalf-Life. On her blog she writes about gaming and internet culture niches.

"B)"

  • Location: Europe
  • Occupation: Literature undergraduate
  • Fav Game: Sven Co-op
Xendance

Emil

contributor

Editor

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

"Heisann!"

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

Amy

guest_contributor

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

Jim Partridge

contributor

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!!!

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

DarK_St3alth

contributor

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

supernaut

contributor

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.

"Tere!"

  • Location: Estonia
  • Occupation: spoon bender
  • Fav Game: Half-Portal: Defeat
supernaut

Aabicus

contributor

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

Staff – Guest Contributors

Daz/Custom Gamer, Unq, Ingsoc, Morloc

 

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 – Editorial writer, Co-host of The Steamcast Podcast.

Vic – Former Lead Editor, made the site what it is. Doesn’t need an introduction here.

Flamov – Previous reporter, creator and co-host of  The Steamcast Podcast.

Erebus – Writer and reporter, also involved in founding the site (also known as Waqwarrior).

TykTok - Editorial writer

Inaki - Contributor, also involved in founding the site.

RedBadger - Tutorial writer

MrFreemanBBQ - News contributor (2013-2014)


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

Help & Support

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 – Coding for 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 - Provider of interesting news stories, offered a lot of support through social networks

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

Hectic Glenn – For his kind advice, help and support