Recent announcements of a possible TV series set in the Team Fortress 2 universe have made waves through the community, leaving many trying to figure out if it’s a joke or a hoax.
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Happy 10th Birthday Half-Life 2!
It was today, November 16th 10 years ago in 2004 when Valve first released Half-Life 2 for the PC.
To celebrate, LambdaGeneration is hosting a live 24-hour playthrough of the game.
In the approach to the 10th anniversary of the release of Half-Life 2, a mass community playthrough of the game is being organised.
The popular “XboxAhoy” YouTube channel, which is a member of the Machinima.com gaming network, just uploaded an excellent retrospective video analysis that explores Valve’s success with the original Half-Life.
Written by Stuart Brown, the video analysis highlights the early influences of Half-Life, such as Quake as well as the affect that Half-Life’s release had upon the FPS in genre, including the modding scene as well as Valve’s later developments with Team Fortress, Steam and the Source engine.
If you have a spare 20 minuets, it’s well worth a watch!
This is an editorial by Lilgreenman which analyses the recent development of the “We Want Half-Life 3” fan campaign from a retrospective standpoint. All views expressed in this article are his own.
Remember the good old days when free weekends were only a single title? Well, those times are behind us now. Valve is throwing the biggest free weekend ever with a total of 10 titles. Shame I have midterms…
A new crowdfunding campaign called “We Want Half-Life 3” is attempting to raise money to create an advertising campaign which will be targeted at Valve employees.
As a result of the recent public release of Steam Music, which also saw the release of the Half-Life and Portal soundtracks as free DLCs on the Steam Store, this week’s Community Spotlight features the work of DJ Anton Dubrovin (known online as “Thonidy”) who has created an awesome hour-long musical mix of the work of Kelly Bailey.
For this week’s Community Spotlight we wanted to feature a project known as “Steam Database” or “SteamDB” for short.
Essentially, SteamDB is an online tool which catalogues information about games and applications on the Steam Store. It acts as a one-stop shop for pretty much everything and anything that you need to know about every single release on Steam, from technical data such as “AppIDs” and “depot configurations” to sales information such as DLC listings and worldwide pricing, it even gathers live player statistics.