Half-Life 2: Episode 2

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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.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two

What next in the parade of constant obstacles?

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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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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Digital FoundryHalf-Life Episode 2/Portal 360/PS3 Performance

Some vintage 2007 frame-rate analysis...

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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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Orange Box PC separates get date

Same week in US and Europe.

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FeatureValve's Doug Lombardi

Chatting about Portal and whether Orange Box will return.

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EA to split Orange Box components

So you can buy them separately.

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The Orange Box

We pit EA's port against PC and 360.

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HL2: EpTwo stats digested

Are we there yet?

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The Orange Box unlocked

Valve pushes the button.

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two

What next in the parade of constant obstacles?

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Orange Box pre-load begins

Portal and Episode Two files.

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FeatureValve's Gabe Newell

On Orange Box, Steam, Wii controls, next-gen.

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Valve narrows down release date

For EpTwo/TF2/Portal.

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FeatureValve's Gabe Newell on, well, everything

Episodic, in-game ads, Steam, XBL, EA, you.

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FeatureValve talks Episode Two

David Speyrer, Gautam Babbar and Doug Lombardi open up.

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HL2 Episode 2 vehicle teaser

Images of the Whip MIT Grad.

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HL2: Episode 2 in winter

Orange and black box details.

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Half-Life 2: Ep Two slips again

Now for summer 2007.

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Half-Life 2: Ep 2 vids

Three of them.

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FeatureGC: Valve opens up in Leipzig

Doug Lombardi on Episode Two, TF2 and Portal.

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Valve details Leipzig showing

Real-time demos, says Lombardi.

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Episode 2/TF2/Portal at Leipzig

Valve heading to GC 2006.

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two video

Lovely woody sort of trailer.

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Valve reveals new Ep 2 details

360, PS3 and PC - and it'll ship with Team Fortress 2.

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HL2: Episode 2 details revealed

Spoiler alert! Spoiler alert!

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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.