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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Homefront’s Singleplayer Campaign “Inspired By Half-Life”

Other Homefront’s Singleplayer Campaign “Inspired By Half-Life”

Homefront is a shooter being developed by Kaos Studios, who you might know for their rather infamous 2008 game, Frontline: Fuel of War.

Their latest effort is titled “Homefront”, and it takes place in 2027, in an alternate universe in which North Korea managed to somehow absorb most of Asia, and launch an assault on America.

It has been compared to Call of Duty, Battlefield, Mega Modern Combat Supreme, Destroy the Humens, yadda yadda, you get the idea.

But, according to the devs of the game, it has more in common with our beloved Half-Life.

After Nearly 9 Years, PlanetPhillip Has Closed Its Doors

Other After Nearly 9 Years, PlanetPhillip Has Closed Its Doors

PlanetPhillip was a website focused on chronicling, uploading, and reviewing custom maps and mods for both the Half-Life series, and the Portal series. Founded on the 23rd of September 2003 (coincidentally, the day of the infamous Half-Life 2 delay), it was far more than just a simple map database. It had many different features, spin-off projects and websites, as well as a number of competitions for writing and level design. It had its own active mini-community, and for many of us, it might have been the first Half-Life site we ever visited.

News Roundup #20

Other News Roundup #20

Our 20th Roundup!

Assuming we didn’t miss any.

We’re releasing this a bit early to get back on schedule.

So, it’s a bit more empty this week, but it’ll be pretty filled up next week.

Bill’s Voice Actor, Jim French, Is Back And Recording At Valve

Other Bill’s Voice Actor, Jim French, Is Back And Recording At Valve

You might know the one and only Jim French as the radio personality behind approximately 627 radio shows that have been aired all over the United States. But you probably know him as the voice of Gunman Chronicles’ Xenome researchers, as the voice of Father Grigori, as the voice of the Fisherman of the Lost Coast… or as the voice of Bill Overbeck, the tough Vietnam veteran from Left 4 Dead. While he didn’t get to do any voice work for L4D1’s first DLC, Crash Course (apparently he was on vacation during Valve’s recording time), he did return for The Sacrifice, where he delivered the greatest line the Valve continuum has ever known.

Well, it turns out that Jim French is back, doing some sort of voice work at Valve HQ in Bellevue, Washington. Mysterious! Since the news was brought to us through the official Left 4 Dead Twitter, I’m going to assume he was doing voice work for Left 4 Dead – although what exactly he might be recording for remains unknown. Perhaps it’s retroactive voice work for the L4D1 campaigns set to be added to L4D2 through the Cold Stream DLC release, or perhaps it’s going to be voice work for the L4D-PAYDAY crossover that was announced last month. Hopefully we’ll find out soon enough!