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The Next Generation

Today, October 10th 2017, marks 10 years since the release of Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Today is also the day we're announcing something exciting that's coming to LambdaGeneration soon. Rather than go on about things in an article, we created a video instead to talk about, where we've been, thoughts…

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Podcast 17’s Interview With Merle Dandridge – The Voice Of Half-Life’s Alyx Vance

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There are few things in my life that make me smile more than Podcast 17. While that sounds suspiciously like a toothpaste advertisement, I can assure you that Podcast 17 is no mere toothpaste! No, sir – it is a terrific podcast! That I happen to co-host. Which makes it even more terrific when Podcast 17 interviews Merle Dandridge, the voice of the one and only Alyx Vance. It’s a pretty lengthy interview, and Glenn manages to get a VERY interesting reaction regarding EP3 out of Merle at one point. It’s really informative, so go check it out!

L4D News: August 12th Mutation Update

Other L4D News: August 12th Mutation Update

NOTE: Outdated news, yes. Sorry guys, but I suffered some WordPress problems that pushed my schedule back quite a bit. We’ll get back on track soon enough.

And it’s Healing Gnome up this week! Only one way to heal, and that’s by holding the gnome! But that’s not all Valve has for us this week – they’re changing the way the next Mutations will be implemented. The next 4 Mutations will be the top 4 ones by player minutes. And there’s also a small status update for the Cold Stream DLC – it’s still on track for “later this Summer”. Sounds good! You can find the blog post here.

Valve And Blizzard Reach Trademark Settlement On The Dota Situation [UPDATE]

Other Valve And Blizzard Reach Trademark Settlement On The Dota Situation [UPDATE]

Last year, it was revealed that Blizzard had filed a notice of opposition against Valve with regards to the Dota trademarks. For a couple of months, the situation remained uncertain, but Blizzard have just announced that an agreement has been reached by both parties. According to this settlement, Valve will be allowed to use the Dota trademarks commercially, while Blizzard will maintain non-commercial use of the Dota trademarks. A win-win… mostly. Interestingly, as part of this agreement, Blizzard will change the name of their upcoming Action RTS game, from “Blizzard DOTA” to “Blizzard All-Stars“, a title which they say “ultimately better reflects the design of our game”.

Apparently, both Valve and Blizzard will have no further comment on the terms of the settlement beyond this press release, which is, ultimately, understandable. Good to hear that two awesome development studios (with a great focus on the PC community to boot) remain bros after all. After all, you know what they say: bros before… trademark disputes. Or at least I think that’s how it went.

[UPDATE: In their article on their subject, Joystiq intriguingly noted that Dota 2 is set to release… in 2013. Not sure if it’s legitimate or just a typo, but it is worth bringing up. Credit to Smash of ValveTime for the discovery.]

News Roundup #47

Other News Roundup #47

Ah, 47. Just like the chrome-dome killer from the Hitman series. I wish we were just as precise and efficient in terms of writing as he was in terms of… well, killing people.

Firearms: Source Gets Steamy

Other Firearms: Source Gets Steamy

While Valve has been busy handing out paper-wrapped, freshly-jiggleboned mackerel,  they also gave Firearms: Source Steamworks, allowing for achievements, stats, and recognition on the Steam store.