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Valve Worked on Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3 and an RPG

Bart Swiatek, 10 July 2020, 12:47

Valve Software has worked on several games that have never been completed. These include Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3, and an RPG that hasn't even got a title.

Half-Life Alyx Boosted Popularity of VR on Steam for Good

Adrian Werner, 03 June 2020, 14:45

Turns out the rise in popularity of VR caused by Half-Life: Alyx wasn't short-lived. May was a record month in terms of the share of VR owners among Steam users.

New Mod Improves Half-Life: Alyx Gameplay Without VR Goggles

Darius Matusiak, 31 May 2020, 19:56

Half-Life: Alyx is becoming more playable without VR goggles. All thanks to the latest mod, called Pancake FPS Starter Kit.

We Got to Know Why Half-Life 2 Episode 4 Got Canceled

Adrian Werner, 29 May 2020, 12:25

Arkane revealed the reasons for the cancelation of Half-Life 2: Episode 4, also known as Ravenholm. The list includes the credit crisis and Left 4 Dead.

Half-Life 2: Episode 4 - New Glimpse on Arkane's Canceled Game

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 May 2020, 16:39

Noclip channel has published teasers for its next project. Among the animations advertising the documentary about the history of Arkane Studios, there was an unpublished fragment of the canceled Half-Life 2: Episode 4.

Half-Life: Alyx Responsible for Record Increase of VR Users

Bart Swiatek, 04 May 2020, 16:46

In April, 950,000 more Steam users used VR goggles than a month before. VR is breaking popularity records on Valve's platform, which is probably related to the recent release of Half-Life: Alyx.

Valve Prioritizes Editor for Half-Life: Alyx

Bart Swiatek, 01 April 2020, 13:29

Valve Software's developers have announced that their priority is now to provide a level editor for Half-Life: Alyx. Unfortunately, they are unable to say when this will happen for now, but we should get more information soon.

Half-Life: Alyx Conquers Metacritic

Conrad Hazi, 29 March 2020, 21:59

Half-Life: Alyx is the best-rated PC game released this year according to Metacritic. Valve's new title has an average rating of 93 points based on 42 professional reviews.

Half-Life: Alyx Without VR - First Unofficial Mod Has Appeared

Conrad Hazi, 29 March 2020, 14:44

The first unofficial mod to Half-Life: Alyx enabling you to disable VR mode and play with your mouse and keyboard has appeared on the web. The mod works well but is still far from perfect.

G-Man's Voice Actor: Alyx is Not the Only Half-Life Coming in 2020

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 March 2020, 18:26

Actor Michael Shapiro has revealed something about his next project. The actor who is putting the voice of G-Man will appear in the game, which is supposed to be an incredible „return to the past” and, according to USGamer, will appear later, this year.

Valve Explains Why Half-Life: Alyx is a Prequel and Not Half-Life 3

Paul Wozniak, 26 March 2020, 18:05

In an interview with EDGE, developers from Valve explain why the latest release of the Half-Life series is only a prequel and not a full third installment.

Half-Life Alyx Without VR and With Weapons From Half-Life 2

Bart Swiatek, 26 March 2020, 14:29

By activating developer mode, some users have managed to run Half-Life: Alyx on a normal monitor. The so-called debug mode also enables us to spawn weapons from the second installment of the series.

Half-Life: Alyx Becomes the Most Popular VR Game in Steam's History

Adrian Werner, 25 March 2020, 12:07

Half-Life: Alyx set a new activity record for VR games on Steam, achieving a score almost five times higher than the previous leader in this category.

Teacher Organized His Classess in Half-Life: Alyx

Bart Swiatek, 25 March 2020, 10:11

A California teacher decided to use virtual reality in his classes. But he did not do it in the usual way. Instead, he used the latest shooter from Valve Software - Half-Life: Alyx.

Half-Life: Alyx Gives Hope That Half-Life 3 Will Eventually Come

Milosz Szubert, 24 March 2020, 14:36

Twelve years after the release of the second episode of Half-Life 2, a light of hope has appeared, suggesting that the third installment of the iconic FPS series from Valve is still being planned. All thanks to Half-Life: Alyx.

Valve Explains the Absence of Half-Life 2: Episode 3

Agnes Adamus, 24 March 2020, 11:38

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is a title that went down in history even though it was never made (so far). After 12 years of waiting, we learned the reasons why we didn't see the finale of Gordon Freeman's adventures. As it turns out, the decision to stop the development of title was complex and resulted from things like the creative slump and the focus on the Source 2 engine.

First Reviews: Half-Life Alyx – New Level of VR Gaming

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 March 2020, 20:51

More reviews of Half-Life: Alyx have appeared on the web. The texts show that the title is a worthy successor to the franchise, and at the same time a game that sets new standards in the market of VR gaming.

Half-Life: Alyx Receives 9/10 in First Published Review

Conrad Hazi, 22 March 2020, 16:32

The first review of Half-Life: Alyx appeared in Edge magazine. The long-awaited game from Valve was very highly rated by the British magazine. Those who have already purchased the game will receive access to it on March 23.

High Number of Half-Life: Alyx Pre-orders Suggests a Hit in the Making

Bart Swiatek, 20 March 2020, 11:38

Half-Life: Alyx - the latest installment of Valve Software's famous FPS series, which requires a VR helmet - sells very well on Steam. After the release, the title may turn out to be the biggest success of 2020 on the store so far.

Gabe Newell Admits: Artifact was a Giant Disappointment

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 March 2020, 12:34

„Artifact was a giant disappointment.” That's what Gabe Newell said in an interview for IGN. Valve's CEO admits that he is thinking about this and other failures, but treats them as valuable lessons for the future. By the way, Gaben mentioned why we had to wait 16 years for the announcement of the new Half-Life game.

Half-Life Soundtracks are Now Available on Streaming Platforms

Paul Wozniak, 14 March 2020, 18:06

Valve has released the soundtracks from the Half-Life series on the most popular music streaming platforms. You can already listen to the iconic songs on Spotify and YouTube Music, among others.

Valve Index VR is Back on Sale Today, but May Not Last Long

Paul Wozniak, 09 March 2020, 14:40

Valve Index VR goggles will be back on sale today at 10 AM PT. However, it is not known exactly how many copies will be available, so those willing to get one should not postpone their purchase until later.

Last Week in Gaming – Catch up With all the Important News (March 2-8)

Mathias Zulpo, 09 March 2020, 01:50

Catch up with last week’s news and features to get back into the loop again. From March 2 to March 8, 2020, here’s everything you need to know.

Half-Life: Alyx is Not the End of the Series

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 March 2020, 10:57

Robin Walker from Valve spoke about the future of the Half-Life series and the creation of Half-Life 3. The developer assures that the Half-Life: Alyx team treats the game as a return of the franchise and many devs hope they are not working on the series for the last time.

Valve Index Will Be Back in Stock Next Monday, but to Get It, You'll Need to Hurry

Mathias Zulpo, 05 March 2020, 01:04

Valve is finally restocking its Index VR goggles. They will be back on Monday, March 9, but are expected to sold out quickly. There's also a little surprise for those who already own the kit.

Half-Life Alyx - 3 Gameplays Show Different Movement Systems

Adrian Werner, 03 March 2020, 11:52

A set of gameplays from Half-Life: Alyx has just appeared on the web. They present various fragments of the campaign and show in action the alternative movement systems featured in Valve's latest game.

10 Minutes of New Half-Life Alyx Gameplay Feature a Miniboss Fight, Among Others

Mathias Zulpo, 02 March 2020, 21:22

Three new gameplay videos from Half-Life Alyx feature a minigun-wielding miniboss fight, some pretty City 17 landscapes, and killing zombies like there was no tomorrow.

Black Mesa - Fan-made Remake of Half-Life Scheduled to Leave Early Access

Milosz Szubert, 25 February 2020, 14:18

We know the exact release date of version 1.0 of Black Mesa. The fan-made remake of the iconic Half-Life will leave early access phase on Steam on March 5, this year.

Half-Life Alyx - Exact Release Date

Adrian Werner, 14 February 2020, 11:21

So far we only knew that Half-Life: Alyx will make its debut in March this year. Now, Valve Software has revealed the exact release date of the game.

Black Mesa 1.0 Beta Goes to Steam

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 February 2020, 12:22

Crowbar Collective has released the full version of Black Mesa in an open beta. If the tests are successful, the Half-Life remake will soon leave Steam's Early Access.

Half-Life Alyx With Scale Comparable to Half-Life 2

Konrad Serafinski, 23 January 2020, 12:47

The creators of Half-Life: Alyx answered user questions on Reddit. We learned, among other things, that the biggest team in Valve's history is working on the game, and its storyline will resemble Half-Life 2 in length.

Half-Life Games Available For Free

Michael Kulakowski, 21 January 2020, 21:11

In anticipation of the March release of Half-Life: Alyx, Valve released the previous installments of the iconic series about the adventures of Gordon Freeman for free. All Steam users can benefit from the action.

Black Mesa - Half-Life Remake Completed

qjin, 25 December 2019, 14:29

Xen came to Black Mesa. Crowbar Collective released the complete version of Half-Life's remake yesterday. Nevertheless, it still has Early Access status, as the developers have plans for further development of the game; the devs have used the same opportunity to share the said plans with the community.

First Gameplay From Half-Life: Alyx

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 December 2019, 14:18

A new material dedicated to Half-Life: Alyx has been released online. The editors of Tested had a chance to test the new production from Valve, and the video they published shows fragments of the game.

Half-Life Alyx Will Enable us to Spend Long, Comfortable VR Sessions

Bart Swiatek, 12 December 2019, 14:08

Robert Walker, a developer from Valve Software, who is currently working on VR Half-Life: Alyx, wss interviewed by The Verge. The topic of the conversation was mainly the game mechanics in the aforementioned production.

Black Mesa Beta Debuts With Complete Half-Life Campaign

Michael Kulakowski, 08 December 2019, 22:10

After many years of waiting, the complete beta version of Black Mesa, fan-made remake of the original Half-Life, was released online. Thanks to it, the players can finally complete the entire campaign of the title. The release of the full version is planned for the beginning of next year.

Half-Life Alyx May Bring VR to the People; Trailer has Over 10 Million Views

Konrad Serafinski, 26 November 2019, 13:13

First trailer of Half-Life: Alyx was viewed more than 10 million times in total. Does Valve's production have the chance to become the first VR title to compete against „typical” high-budget games?

Team Fortress 2 Forgotten by Valve; Community Remains Game's Only Hope

Konrad Serafinski, 24 November 2019, 20:51

The gaming industry is living with the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, while another Valve title, Team Fortress 2, is slowly fading into oblivion. Devs are not very eager to release new content for the 12-year-old title. Community is the game's last hope.

Valve Says That There's Still a Chance for Half-Life 3

Bart Swiatek, 22 November 2019, 11:42

Valve Software looks forward to returning to the Half-Life universe and does not rule out the possibility of developing further games set in the universe, for example the outrageously-anticipated continuation of Gordon Freeman's adventures. Everything will depend on the reception of Half-Life: Alyx.

Half-Life: Alyx - First Trailer and Release Date

Paul Wozniak, 21 November 2019, 23:00

We have just seen the first trailer of the latest installment of the Half-Life series, which will be dedicated to VR googles. The game will present the story of Alyx Vance, a character known from the previous installment. Its launch is scheduled for March 2020.

Half-Life Alyx is Really a Thing; Official Announcement This Week

Bart Swiatek, 19 November 2019, 12:11

Valve Software confirmed on Twitter that it is working on Half-Life: Alyx, which will be dedicated to virtual reality devices. The official announcement of the title will take place this Thursday.

Half Life Alyx - Valve Prepares to Announce New HL Game?

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2019, 12:21

It looks like Valve Software may be working on the next part of the Half-Life series. According to rumors, the game is called Half-Life: Alyx and will be announced next week. Unfortunately, there are some bad news as well.

Source Code of Half-Life VR Found in Game Files of The Lab

Paul Wozniak, 05 September 2019, 23:22

A video appeared on the Internet, in which the author presents the source code of Half-Life VR, which he allegedly found in the game files of The Lab, a game released by Valve.

Black Mesa - Xen Chapters of Half Life Remake Available From August

Paul Wozniak, 08 July 2019, 21:10

The developers of the updated version of Half-Life have announced that two new chapters will be available in the beta from the beginning of August. In addition, we learned that the launch of the final levels of the adventure is only a matter of a few weeks.

Project Borealis - First Gameplay from Fan Version of Half-Life 3

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 June 2019, 23:55

The first video from Project Borealis, a fan modification that provides a finale to the Half-Life series, was released. The devs also shared another entry informing about work progress.

Prospekt is a new chapter in the Half-Life 2 story and it's out today

luckie, 18 February 2016, 13:25

Prospekt is a standalone Half-Life 2 expansion approved by Valve that goes live on Steam today. While playing as the protagonist of Half-Life: Opposing Force, we get to aid Gordon Freeman on his way through Nova Prospekt.