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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L4D – August 26th Update

Other L4D – August 26th Update

One of the top 4 Mutations, and a poll question that may very well affect the future of L4D!

Yes, this is a deciding moment for the series. When your children will be lining up to buy- uhh… waiting for Left 4 Dead 4 to unlock on Steam, you’ll be able to tell them that you once voted in a poll, and your vote didn’t really amount to anything!

But you were there, man!

Deferred Lighting… On The Source Engine?!

Other Deferred Lighting… On The Source Engine?!

Many people see the Source engine as an antiquated relic. They compare it to other contemporary game engines, and they try to prove that, according to some subjective standards, it is somehow “uglier“. That’s an argument that will most likely never end (at least not until Valve reveals Source 2, or something).

I suppose the reason for this perceived outdatedness – in both graphical quality and technical features – is that, at the end of the day, it’s best to make sure that your game is able to impress as many people as possible, rather than trying to impress a scant few with unoptimized eye candy. Those scant few will eventually journey to other games in search of their next graphical fix anyway, so what’s the point?

So Valve’s approach makes a lot of sense, when you look at it from a strictly objective point of view. Besides, the Source engine has got a lot of horsepower in it yet, although much of it remains untapped. Some of this horsepower isn’t all about… well, speed. It’s also about achieving better… handling, so to speak. Just like the sort of horsepower I am about to introduce you to!

Could CS: Global Offensive Have A Free-To-Play Demo Trial, On All Platforms?

Other Could CS: Global Offensive Have A Free-To-Play Demo Trial, On All Platforms?

The last time Valve ever released a demo for one of their games was way back in 2009, for Left 4 Dead 2. One year earlier, they had brought Portal 1 to the XBox Live Arcade as “Portal: Still Alive”, and as all XBLA releases require that a demo trial be offered alongside the actual game, they had been forced to release a free trial for it (not all XBLA trials are time-limited, though).

Since CS:GO will be a download-exclusive game, one could only assume that this would also be the case for its XBox 360 version. However, some code found within the CS:GO beta seems to imply that its free trial won’t be limited to the XBLA, and it also seems to confirm that CS:GO will be a paid release.

Dota 2 Revealed Through Official Gamescom Trailer And Leaked Media

Other Dota 2 Revealed Through Official Gamescom Trailer And Leaked Media

We’ve been speculating about Dota 2 for nearly an entire year, with only a few leaked changelogs from the private beta to spice up speculation every so often. But at long last, Dota 2 has been revealed to the public, through an official Gamescom trailer straight from Valve, and a number of leaked screenshots and game art pieces.

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.

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