Half-Life 2: Episode 1

Spotlight

FeatureValve's Doug Lombardi

Chatting about Portal and whether Orange Box will return.

The Orange Box

We pit EA's port against PC and 360.

FeatureOpening the Valve

Part 2: On Warren Spector, Alyx, and the importance of playtesting.

FeatureOpening the Valve

Gabe Newell and co. on Hollywood, Episode One and future expansions.

Key events

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Chet Faliszek has left Valve

Portal and Left 4 Dead writer runs out of Steam.

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Former Valve employee is suing the company for $3.1m

Alleges developer exploited minors for free labour, discriminated against transgender staff.

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FeatureMinerva matter: The Half-Life 2 mod that opened the gates of Valve

Adam Foster's two-and-a-half-year job application for the world's most enigmatic game developer.

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Screenshots of Half-Life 2 mod Minerva

A single-player story by a fan-turned-Valve-employee.

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Acclaimed Half-Life 2 mod Minerva polished up and released on Steam

The mod that bagged Adam Foster a job at Valve.

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Gabe Newell named as next AIAS Hall of Famer

Oh they'll induct anyone have they no standards etc..

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Valve on Valve Time: "It's charming. It's kind of a compliment."

Plus, we ask, what's taking Half-Life 3 so long?

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Newell: Valve wants its games "more baked" before revealing them

"We're acutely aware of how much we annoy our fans."

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10,000 Valve fans stage Half-Life 3 protest

But far less than 50,000 signed up to do so.

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Half-Life 3 fan campaign staging mass gameplay session

Up to 29,000 gamers to play Half-Life 2 this Saturday.

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Valve's Half-Life dev hampered by Steam?

Impulse maker Stardock draws parallels.

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Why Chet Faliszek is Valve's Mr Awesome

"I walk around the hall with my iron fist."

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Valve bundles 22 games for USD 99

Includes Left 4 Dead. Bargain!

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Steam Cloud to launch this week

Centralise game data starting with L4D.

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Chunky Orange Box PS3 patch released

Should remedy many of the problems.

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FeatureValve's Doug Lombardi

Chatting about Portal and whether Orange Box will return.

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The Orange Box

We pit EA's port against PC and 360.

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Only 25% finished HL2 Ep1

Bizarre. Valve releases stats.

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FeatureOpening the Valve

Part 2: On Warren Spector, Alyx, and the importance of playtesting.

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FeatureOpening the Valve

Gabe Newell and co. on Hollywood, Episode One and future expansions.

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Half-Life 2: Episode One

Eurogamer 4 Valve 2.

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Half-Life 2 Episode 1 teasers

It's like Christmas Eve.

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Half-Life Episode 3 confirmed

Plus: trailer for Ep 1 now showing.

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HL2 Episode One pre-loading

Plus: headcrab plush toys!

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HL2: Episode One delayed

While Gabe Newell talks story.

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Half-Life 2: Episode 2 underway

Valve confirms its existence.

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HL2 Aftermath renamed

Valve goes episodic.

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HL2: Aftermath release date

And pricing, platinum pack news.

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Half-Life 2: Aftermath slips

Who didn't see that coming.

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HL2: Aftermath teaser trailer

Expounds expansion a little bit.

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Valve spills Aftermath juice

More HL2 goodness coming soon.

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HL2 Aftermath retail version confirmed

And Valve is currently shooting for a September release.

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HL2: Lost Coast trailer

It's a weighty download, mind, but very pretty indeed. On Eurofiles now.

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Quake 4, HL2 Aftermath: First Shots Fired

For those of you who haven't glanced right lately, we've got some PC FPS treats.

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FeatureHalf-Life 2: The Lost Coast

Valve gives a glimpse of its next-gen plans, providing more info on its single Half-Life 2 level for high end PCs.

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FeatureHalf-Life 2: Aftermath

Valve releases the first details of its expansion for last year's top PC title.