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… )

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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Portal 2’s Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC Is Finally Here!

Other Portal 2’s Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC Is Finally Here!

At last, Portal 2’s second DLC release, the Perpetual Testing Initiative, has been released to all owners of Portal 2 for free! Featuring a brand new easy-to-use “Puzzle Maker” toolkit for creating your own test chambers, alongside integration with the Steam Workshop, allowing near-instant uploading, rating, sharing, downloading and playing custom levels; and a new side-story featuring Cave Johnson – you absolutely cannot miss this thing. If all goes well, Portal 2 should be downloading and installing the new DLC update as you’re reading this article. In addition, Portal 2’s Steam Workshop section is now live.

If your Portal 2 has not updated yet, and is showing no signs of doing so, consider simply starting up the game/restarting Steam/verifying your game cache; or in some cases, uninstalling Portal 2 (but don’t worry, the Steam Cloud will restore everything). Keep in mind that it is a sizeable update, with an average size of 815 MB.

While you wait for the download to finish, check out the redesigned official Portal 2 website, and consider reading Cave Johnson’s rant about building more test chambers, as well as Valve’s simple guide on setting up your own test chamber in the new Puzzle Maker. You might also be interested in reading my impressions of the Perpetual Testing Initiative itself, which you’ll find in our review. Once all that’s done… get testing!

TF2 Gets New ARG, And A Significant New Storyline Teaser – The Third Heir Of The Mann Family Fortune Revealed?

Other TF2 Gets New ARG, And A Significant New Storyline Teaser – The Third Heir Of The Mann Family Fortune Revealed?

Just two days ago, the Triad Pack map “Kong King” was added to TF2 as part of a free game update. Little did we know that this relatively uneventful addition represented the prelude to a second TF2 ARG, leading up to what we can only assume, is another significant game update. Who knows – it might even be the long-awaited Mann vs Machine game component! Read on.

“Final Hours of Portal 2” Updated With New Chapter: “Unlikely Architects”, Featuring A Look At The Upcoming New Portal 2 Level Editor, And More!

Other “Final Hours of Portal 2” Updated With New Chapter: “Unlikely Architects”, Featuring A Look At The Upcoming New Portal 2 Level Editor, And More!

It’s been a couple of weeks since the first Portal 2 DLC pack, titled “Peer Review”, was at last released. I’m still working on my review of it, but as with the Portal 2 critique, it’s turning out to be a bit bigger than expected. However, in an interesting turn of events, it turns out that post-release support for Portal 2 is not limited to the game itself, as Geoff Keighley’s digital story “The Final Hours of Portal 2” has also received a fairly substantial piece of “downloadable content”, in the form of a large new chapter dedicated to the development of Peer Review, titled “Unlikely Architects”.

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