We Are The Lambda Generation. LambdaGeneration is a website dedicated to the video game Half-Life. ( We're basically really passionate about crowbars, headcrabs and anyone who has goatee with a PhD in theoretical physics… )

Combine OverWiki, The Original Half-Life and Portal Wiki, Turns 10

As of today, February 12th 2016, CombineOverwiki - The original Half-Life and Portal Wiki, turns 10 years old.

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What is LambdaGeneration?

Other What is LambdaGeneration?

Hello everyone and welcome to this brand new website! So you maybe asking, what is LambdaGeneration?

Well, it is simply a community based website which is focused on news, creations and multimedia produced in the Valve community…basically anything related to the Half-Life Universe. We have community connections with other sites like PlanetPhillip and Podcast17 too.

New content will be posted daily and we hope people will enjoy reading everything. Make sure to join our public Steam group and follow us on Twitter for updates.

If you are interested in being a writer, send us an email and tell us a little about yourself.

New Unbelievable 19-Minute HL: Opposing Force Speedrun Sets World Record

Half-Life New Unbelievable 19-Minute HL: Opposing Force Speedrun Sets World Record

I tend to think of myself as an average to high-skill player. I’m not the best, but I’m pretty good at most games I play, and I’m pretty damn terrific at some of them. I won’t name any of them, because some of them have leaderboards, and when it comes to my high scores, I don’t even trust my own grandmother. But when I see shit like this, then I start feeling inadequate. It’s like the locker room all over again.

Half-Life Alpha Dating From September 1997, Finds Its Way Online After 15 Years

Half-Life Half-Life Alpha Dating From September 1997, Finds Its Way Online After 15 Years

The original Half-Life was first announced in early 1997, initially set for that year’s holiday season. But one very impressive E3 1997 showing later, and suddenly Half-Life was on everyone’s radar – expectations were ramping up, and suddenly, Valve were in the center of the gaming world’s attention. And so, later that year, close to their projected release date, Valve decided that a delay was in order. Once they’d attained it, a lot of the pressure was off, and the team at Valve spent began to intensely evaluate every aspect of the game, and all of the content they had created in one year of development.

And while there had been a considerable amount of progress, and the game itself was in very good shape, it just seemed like there was something missing – as Valve engineer Ken Birdwell stated in The Final Hours of Half-Life, the game simply wouldn’t have gone “over the edge anywhere“. To Valve, it seemed like Half-Life could be a lot more revolutionary and a lot more groundbreaking. Thus, in late 1997, an entire game’s worth of content and design was completely scrapped, and Half-Life underwent a complete redesign, fully from the ground up.

What gamers eventually got one year later in November of 1998, amounts to an entirely new game (in fact, according to Ken Birdwell, it really is a Half-Life 2 of sorts). But what happened to the Half-Life that never was – the “Half-Life 0” that Valve unceremoniously threw out the door?

Steamcast: The podcast about all things Valve is back!

Steam Steamcast: The podcast about all things Valve is back!

Over a year has passed since the community-founded Valve-centric podcast, Steamcast, closed down. However during August this year, a countdown clock appeared on a sub-directory of the website with the title ’2013′.

Steamcast was originally founded back in 2009 with the aim of supporting the Valve community by offering frequent and direct participation with listeners, however in 2012 the podcast closed indefinitely.

LambdaGeneration on Steamcast!

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Yes, you read that title correctly.

The staff of LG will be doing an interview episode with the kind folks at Steamcast!

We’re doing the episode today, and it should be out soon!

Inaki, Alex and I will be on.

So keep a lookout for us in the next Steamcast episode!

Community Spotlight: SteamDB

Steam Community Spotlight: SteamDB

For this week’s Community Spotlight we wanted to feature a project known as “Steam Database” or “SteamDB” for short.

Essentially, SteamDB is an online tool which catalogues information about games and applications on the Steam Store. It acts as a one-stop shop for pretty much everything and anything that you need to know about every single release on Steam, from technical data such as “AppIDs” and “depot configurations” to sales information such as DLC listings and worldwide pricing, it even gathers live player statistics.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two – Done Quick: A New Speedrun from the SourceRuns Team

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A while back the SourceRuns team had done a segmented speedrun of Half-Life 2 known as Half-Life 2 Done With a High Magnitude of Velocity (DWaHMoV). Since then they’ve done runs of Portal, Portal 2 and some mods, but now they have come out with their next big segmented run: Half-Life 2: Episode Two – Done Quick or EP2DQ for short. Check it out in it’s full glory after the jump.

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