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

Chet Faliszek has left Valve

Portal and Left 4 Dead writer runs out of Steam.

Former Valve employee is suing the company for $3.1m

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

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.

Gabe Newell named as next AIAS Hall of Famer

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

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

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

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

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

10,000 Valve fans stage Half-Life 3 protest

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

Half-Life 3 fan campaign staging mass gameplay session

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

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

Some vintage 2007 frame-rate analysis...

Valve's Half-Life dev hampered by Steam?

Impulse maker Stardock draws parallels.

Why Chet Faliszek is Valve's Mr Awesome

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

Valve bundles 22 games for USD 99

Includes Left 4 Dead. Bargain!

Steam Cloud to launch this week

Centralise game data starting with L4D.

Chunky Orange Box PS3 patch released

Should remedy many of the problems.

Orange Box PC separates get date

Same week in US and Europe.

FeatureValve's Doug Lombardi

Chatting about Portal and whether Orange Box will return.

EA to split Orange Box components

So you can buy them separately.

The Orange Box

We pit EA's port against PC and 360.

HL2: EpTwo stats digested

Are we there yet?

The Orange Box unlocked

Valve pushes the button.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two

What next in the parade of constant obstacles?

Orange Box pre-load begins

Portal and Episode Two files.

FeatureValve's Gabe Newell

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

Valve narrows down release date

For EpTwo/TF2/Portal.

FeatureValve's Gabe Newell on, well, everything

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

FeatureValve talks Episode Two

David Speyrer, Gautam Babbar and Doug Lombardi open up.

HL2 Episode 2 vehicle teaser

Images of the Whip MIT Grad.

HL2: Episode 2 in winter

Orange and black box details.

Half-Life 2: Ep Two slips again

Now for summer 2007.

Half-Life 2: Ep 2 vids

Three of them.

FeatureGC: Valve opens up in Leipzig

Doug Lombardi on Episode Two, TF2 and Portal.

Valve details Leipzig showing

Real-time demos, says Lombardi.

Episode 2/TF2/Portal at Leipzig

Valve heading to GC 2006.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two video

Lovely woody sort of trailer.

Valve reveals new Ep 2 details

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

HL2: Episode 2 details revealed

Spoiler alert! Spoiler alert!

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.