A user by the name of ‘Frenkie’, a Holland-based award-winning computer case modder, recently showed off his latest creation on Overclock.net: a real-life combine-style wall-mounted H.E.V. charging unit as seen in Half-Life 2. What’s so awesome about it? It’s an actual case for a computer. The base structure was based off of two Coolermaster Elite 340 cases, to which he cut using a large outline of the in-game model by way of CAD. The entire thread logs his progress from start to finish, so be sure to read the whole thing!
Earlier this month, CVG.com interviewed Gabe Newell (co-founder and managing director of Valve) as part of their “Game Changers” series, a weekly feature on their website that takes a look at the favorite games of the industry’s leading figures. Hit the break to find out what Newell’s 3 favorite games are and why.
Valve recently announced ‘The Hatless Update‘ on the Team Fortress 2 Blog, bringing a slew of new changes to the game. The changes include a new Coaching System, Voting System, Dynamic Model Loading and more. Another blog post soon followed giving an official announcement to the Portal 2 Pin that has been circulating the game since November of last year. Hit the jump for a more in-depth look.
Many of us were heartbroken upon hearing the news of Kelly Bailey’s departure from Valve, but many of us were also confident that his spiritual successor Mike Morasky would indeed be a spiritual successor, as his previous work in Team Fortress 2, Portal and Left 4 Dead speaks for itself. GamesRadar recently interviewed Morasky about the music in Portal 2, and while Morasky had lots to say on the subject, he also threw in some new and old samples of songs to listen to. This article is definitely a feast for eyes and ears alike, and be sure to hit the jump for a brief lowdown.
The Gold Source (GoldSRC) mod ‘Half-Life Gold‘ is a mod that aims to bring back the “good, old Half-Life 1 of 1998 with better graphic elements”. The mod is split into two parts, ‘Half-Life Gold Singleplayer’ and ‘Half-Life Gold Death Match’, the former of which (the single-player component) was just released. Go and play it now, if you want your nostalgia tickled!
Did you know that the free-to-play MMORPG Vindictus, developed by devCAT, (and published by Nexon, creators of Counter-Strike Online) runs on the Source Engine? One might then be (un)surprised to see the MMO suddenly get invaded by iconic characters from Valve, including the Headcrab, Crowbar and others.
Over at PixelJoint.com, a user by the name of robotwo posted a handful of screenshots for his development of Half-Life on the Master System, a console released by Sega back in 1985. The game is indeed an actual playable game, and according to robotwo it has taken around 6,000 lines of code just to create the four rooms shown in his post. Gordon may look a bit chubby, but robotwo explains that he wanted to keep him as readable as possible on such a small scale (due to the limitations of the Sega Master System). also While any further details are bare, be sure to check out his undertaking.