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 DLC #2 To Feature Simplified Infographic Map Editor And Custom Map Distribution Interface, To Be Released In Early 2012

Other Portal 2 DLC #2 To Feature Simplified Infographic Map Editor And Custom Map Distribution Interface, To Be Released In Early 2012

There’s two really big problems with Portal 2 right now – one, the SDK is… well, it’s Hammer. That speaks for itself, doesn’t it? Hammer is still Hammer, even if the Portal 2 authoring tools are still in the beta stage. And number two? Custom maps can be hard to find at times, especially for newer players. They don’t know they should go to “That Site” to download all the hottest new custom maps. They haven’t found out that “This Other Site” is only used by a few, and only has low-quality maps. In fact, they might not even know about any of these sites at all.

But Valve has come to the rescue! Could they have the solutions to these problems? Read on…

A Message From Gabe Newell Regarding 2011’s Steam Network Intrusion

Other A Message From Gabe Newell Regarding 2011’s Steam Network Intrusion

Last year, on the 7th of November, the Steam Forums were hacked and defaced by an unknown group of hackers. Only days later, Gabe Newell himself made a public statement to all Steam users, revealing that the attack had been a bit more extensive than believed – intruders gained access to a Steam network database containing encrypted data on user accounts and credit card info. While Valve had no reason to believe the hackers had gained access to any personal information or broken encryption on passwords and credit card info, they advised users to stay alert. The forums went back up not long after that, and not much else happened.

However, Valve has recently found out more about the intrusion, and what exactly the intruders managed to gain access to. Let’s check it out, shall we?

Gabe Sez: No New Game Announcements At E3?

Other Gabe Sez: No New Game Announcements At E3?

Needless to say, most folks have been… a bit excited regarding Valve’s E3 showing. They’ve booked a private press room, just as they did for their previous game announcements and reveals, and they’re talking about a possible big unified PC platform press conference, something completely new for E3. So it makes sense that they might be planning something big. However, there’s been some… developments, so to speak. Let’s take a look.

“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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