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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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Just two days ago, the Triad Pack map “Kong King” was added to TF2 as part of a free game update. Little did we know that this relatively uneventful addition represented the prelude to a second TF2 ARG, leading up to what we can only assume, is another significant game update. Who knows – it might even be the long-awaited Mann vs Machine game component! Read on.

New Portal 2 Clip To Debut at the VGA’s this Saturday!

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Geoff Keighley is a gaming journalist who frequently does work for GameTrailers and Spike TV.

You might know him as the host of GameTrailers TV, which has featured Valve announcements and news before.

He also does “The Bonus Round”, a roundtable talkshow also featured on GameTrailers.

Some veteran Half-Lifers might know him as the man behind “The Final Hours of Half-Life 2”, a massive GameSpot feature chronicling the development of Half-Life 2.

He also happens to know a lot about this Saturday’s Spike TV Video Game Awards.

In Less Than Two Days, 9 Of Team Fortress 2’s Oldest Hats Will Be Permanently Retired

Team Fortress

Way back in May of 2009, Valve introduced Team Fortress players to the Sniper vs. Spy Update, which at the time was TF2’s most ambitious game update yet – providing both the Sniper and Spy classes with three significant new weapons each, as well as several new maps, alongside a brand new gamemode. But this update brought us something else, something which would leave a lasting impact not only on TF2 itself, but on all of Valve’s future work, as a whole… hats.

Yes, the Sniper vs. Spy Update was when TF2 got its 9 first rare cosmetic headgear items – one for each playable class. Since then, Valve (alongside numerous item designers from the Team Fortress community) have added 259 more hats to TF2- and so, by now, most people have forgotten about those 9 original hats… which makes it all the more interesting that Valve has actually decided to permanently retire them from the game’s item circuit.

Hot Damn, They’re Making Insurgency 2

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Slightly late news, yes. But it’s something that, to my surprise, almost no one knew anything about: turns out that the 2007 multiplayer classic: INSURGENCY: Modern Infantry Combat (or INS for short), the hyper-realistic Source mod that put you in the combat boots of a U.S. Marine or Iraqi insurgent, caught in the middle of the Second Gulf War – is getting a sequel.

But let’s do a quick recap. Sadly, despite its initial success, and its official release directly on Steam; Insurgency’s intense difficulty, combined with tremendous turmoil within the mod team and, later on, a critical lack of support – all only meant one thing: that by its 2nd anniversary, Insurgency had literally begun bleeding players. But its community valiantly held its ground, and to this day, Insurgency’s most critical and insightful community blog remains open. The mod itself, however, does not.

And just like that, Insurgency was gone. But at last, it seems that it has returned to us – and in safe keeping to boot. Read on!