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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’s Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC Is Finally Here!

Other Portal 2’s Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC Is Finally Here!

At last, Portal 2’s second DLC release, the Perpetual Testing Initiative, has been released to all owners of Portal 2 for free! Featuring a brand new easy-to-use “Puzzle Maker” toolkit for creating your own test chambers, alongside integration with the Steam Workshop, allowing near-instant uploading, rating, sharing, downloading and playing custom levels; and a new side-story featuring Cave Johnson – you absolutely cannot miss this thing. If all goes well, Portal 2 should be downloading and installing the new DLC update as you’re reading this article. In addition, Portal 2’s Steam Workshop section is now live.

If your Portal 2 has not updated yet, and is showing no signs of doing so, consider simply starting up the game/restarting Steam/verifying your game cache; or in some cases, uninstalling Portal 2 (but don’t worry, the Steam Cloud will restore everything). Keep in mind that it is a sizeable update, with an average size of 815 MB.

While you wait for the download to finish, check out the redesigned official Portal 2 website, and consider reading Cave Johnson’s rant about building more test chambers, as well as Valve’s simple guide on setting up your own test chamber in the new Puzzle Maker. You might also be interested in reading my impressions of the Perpetual Testing Initiative itself, which you’ll find in our review. Once all that’s done… get testing!

News Roundup #53

Other News Roundup #53

It’s been a busy news week! Between Valve firing on all fronts with TF2 cross-game promos and what may be the world’s first Half-Life protest, we’ve also seen the addition of a major new Steam feature.

Well, not that busy. I’m sure there’ll be one news week when we’ll see Valve announce Day of Defeat 2 (Dipping its toes in modern warfare, perhaps?), Gunman Chronicles 2 (The gaming industry needs more space westerns), Deathmatch Classic 2 (Three-Wave CTF, where have you gone?), and the long-awaited Ricochet 2 (Hey, they revived Tron!), all bundled inside the United Nations Blue Box. It will be a glorious news week, indeed.

Former Valve Developer’s Showreel Features Footage From Valve’s Unannounced Space Game “SOB”; And A Mysterious Prototype Level? [UPDATED]

Other Former Valve Developer’s Showreel Features Footage From Valve’s Unannounced Space Game “SOB”; And A Mysterious Prototype Level? [UPDATED]

[UPDATE: We have re-uploaded both the SOB footage and the strange Half-Life-esque clip to our YouTube channel. They have also been embedded in the article below.]

Folks send me things quite often. But occasionally, I get sent stuff that’s really, really cool. Then those people have officially not only made my day, but, by proxy, your day as well. Read on to find out what I’m talking about!

News Roundup #47

Other News Roundup #47

Ah, 47. Just like the chrome-dome killer from the Hitman series. I wish we were just as precise and efficient in terms of writing as he was in terms of… well, killing people.