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It’s Episode 13, ‘The Unlucky Episode‘ of All Things Lambda – The LambdaGeneration Podcast. In this episode we discuss Filip Victor’s Half-Life 2: Update mod, Dota 2’s The International 2015 Tickets, an upside down Half-Life speedrun and much more!
The next live record date is April 26th at 12pm (PST) on our Twitch channel.
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A little over four years ago, we wrote an article to announce that version 2.0 of a little community-made ‘mod’ going by the name ‘Half Life 2: Update‘ had been released in response to Valve’s infamous 2010 Mac update that brought a weak implementation of HDR (High Dynamic Range) to Half Life 2 and an insane number of crippling bugs.
Half Life 2: Update fixed many of those bugs – unofficially – and enhanced many of the HDR effects in the vanilla game and just today, the lead developer Filip Victor has announced that the third and final iteration will be released for free on Steam this Friday, March 27th.
On March 3rd, Valve released news of their latest products at the 2015 Game Developers. The news includes the official announcement of the Source 2 engine, SteamVR, Steam Link, as well as updates to Steam Machines and the Steam Controller.
Just hours ago, HTC Corporation announced they are working together with Valve on new Virtual Reality (VR) hardware technology, with plans to release a fully-featured headset.
With Steam’s 125 million active accounts, it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that Valve is interested in the physical realm of hardware.
Many Source mods, new and old, have been taking advantage of Steam Greenlight as of late. From Aperture Tag, to Portal Stories: Mel, to Estranged, and many others to boot! Some authors may be coming under fire for deciding to release their projects on Steam with a price tag. However most want to utilize the Steam service for its advantages in reaching a wider audience, easy installation and regular updates at no cost to the user. The newest one to add to the latter’s list is 2009 classic Joutomaa, by Sauli “Mephasto” Saarimaa.
So far, the adventures of Gordon Freeman have always been told from a first-person perspective (and should probably stay that way). But the Half-Life universe is full of opportunities, and who could pass on the chance of taking a bird’s eye view to command an army of resistance fighters or order a barrage of headcrab shells? Lambda Wars is a real time strategy game that makes all this possible.
Looking for simplicity, and ease of use for streaming? You answer has (kind of) arrived! Within the latest Steam beta, you now have an option to watch and broadcast game streams.