Have you ever wondered what video game cities would look like as Ordnance Survey maps? A new project is working on turning the likes of City 17 from Half-Life, Los Santos from Grand Theft Auto and New Vegas from Fallout into city maps, so we may soon find out.
We may never get to play the long, long-awaited Half-Life 3, or Half-Life 2: Episode 3, or whatever Valve once had planned for the future of its legendary series. But we might now know how its story would have unfolded.
There exists an officially-licensed Half-Life comic - and this month Chapter 3 comes out.
A group of modders have picked up the once-dormant Half-Life 2 VR project and set about making it playable with modern virtual reality headsets.
Chet Faliszek has brought his 12 year career at Valve Software to a close, our sister site GamesIndustry.biz has revealed.
There was once a plan to flesh out Half-Life 2 with multiple episodes. Valve itself created Episode One and Two. It announced a third. But this third episode, and others from other developers, failed to materialise as Half-Life 2 follow-ups were lost to the sands of time and became myth.
One of these non-Valve developed episodes was once in the works at Junction Point, the studio founded by legendary game maker Warren Spector (Deus Ex, System Shock). Spector has spoken of this before, telling Game Informer Junction Point was working on an episode "that would fill in one of the gaps in the Half-Life story".
Junction Point's episode involved a new tool called the Magnet Gun. Here's Spector:
Last month I reported on Valve's Steam Awards, which fans used to tell the company to make Half-Life 3.
People are using the new Steam Awards to remind Valve that, yes, pretty much everyone wants Half-Life 3.
Valve was once working on a Half-Life-related game with Three in the title. No, not Half-Life 3. Threewave.
There's a cheeky Half-Life 3 poster here at Gamescom - but all is not as it seems.
A jury ruled in favour of defendant Valve on 2nd November 2017, finding the plaintiff was not discriminated against for transgender or disability reasons, nor dismissed for such.
On 22nd May 2006, Valve put out a press release promising an episodic trilogy for Half-Life 2. Eurogamer wrote a news story, authored by one Ellie Gibson, with the headline: "Half-Life Episode 3 confirmed."
Earlier this week Valve released its very own SteamVR Performance Test, and now people are fussing over Half-Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3. Again.
Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw has left Valve after 18 years at the company.
UPDATE 13th November 2015: Valve has updated the Steam beta client so Mac users can use the Steam Link and Steam Controller.
All GAME stores in the UK will soon get a dedicated Steam section, Valve has announced.
Half-Line Miami is exactly what you think it is: a combination of Half-Life and Hotline Miami. Developer Thomas Kole combines the gravity gun and setting of the former with the top-down gameplay of the latter.
A new fan-made mod, Half-Life 2: Update, will be released for free on Steam tomorrow.
The Valve-blessed add-on brings improved lighting, effects, textures and bug fixes to the first-person shooter classic.
This will be the final version of Half-Life 2: Update, which was previously made available in earlier forms outside of Steam.
Valve has partnered with Taiwanese smartphone and tablet maker HTC to make its virtual reality headset.
A mod that turns one of Valve's games into a real-time strategy set in the Half-Life 2 universe has been released on Steam after six years of development.
Valve has launched the Steam Music Player, which lets you listen to your music collection while you play games on the digital platform.
VR headsets and motion controllers are nothing new in the world of gaming. It's not even rare to see them together. But what is exciting is Valve's new VR mod for Half-Life 2 that recalibrates the game to take advantage of this emerging tech.
Free and standalone Half-Life 2 mod NeoTokyo has finally arrived on Steam after a long old Greenlight campaign.
Hardware developer Nvidia has brought Valve's classic titles Half-Life 2 and Portal to its handheld device, the Nvidia Shield.
Ah, Half-Life 2. Remember that? This November it's 10 years old.
Valve will demonstrate its own Virtual Reality hardware early next year, it's announced.
Valve has revealed the specifications of its Steam Machine prototype.
Valve, maker of Half-Life and the hugely popular Steam, has been praised for its famous flat structure that, as the story goes, means Gabe Newell isn't the boss of Valve because Valve has no bosses.
Half-Life 2 now has official support for Oculus Rift, or at least a beta for it anyway.
Half-Life 2 mod Minerva - the project that landed Adam Foster a job at Valve - will be added to Steam later today, and will be free.
Source code playground Garry's Mod has raked in $22 million in seven years, creator Garry Newman has revealed.
Valve's Santa Claus I mean Gabe Newell will be the video game hero awarded a BAFTA Fellowship this year.
Update: It looks like this was more than just a gag as J.J. Abrams is actually in talks with Valve about developing movies based on Half-Life and Portal.
New screenshots of Dishonored developer Arkane Studios' Half-Life 2: Episode 4, aka Return to Ravenholm, have emerged.
What happens when you add PC Kinect support to renowned sandbox Source game Garry's Mod? Happiness!
Half-Life scribe Marc Laidlaw has said he would like to see a film version of Valve's game series helmed by Guillermo del Toro.
Such is his influence on the world of videogames and computing that it's a wonder Gabe Newell hasn't been inducted into the prestigious Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame already. This coming February at the 2013 D.I.C.E. summit will be his moment.
Gabe Newell has confirmed what we all suspected: that Valve is working on a new game engine, undoubtedly Source 2.
When members of 4chan popped over to Valve's office to deliver Newell's 50th birthday present they also asked him some questions. The most pertinent was this:
Is Valve potentially already working on a new engine? Source 2? Could or… could not be?
Valve is "frustrated by the lack of innovation in the computer hardware space" - "so we're jumping in".
Black Mesa - the Source-powered, modder-made re-imagining of Half-Life 1 - will be released 14th September.
Project Leader Carlos Montrero announced the news on the Black Mesa forum.
"On September 14th, you will see the first release of Black Mesa!" he wrote. "This will include our re-envisioning of Half-Life all the way up to Lambda Core. We believe this is a great way to provide a complete-feeling 8-10 hour experience with a solid ending, make our fans happy and help us make the best overall game possible."
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Valve Time - the term coined by fans to describe the seemingly endless development of the Half-Life maker's games.
Update: It's a hat! Of course it's a hat.
Upcoming Valve games Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will support the Razer Hydra PC motion controller.
As the wait for news on the next Half-Life game goes on, Valve boss Gabe Newell has explained the famed developer's current strategy on revealing new titles.
10,000 Valve fans logged on to play Half-Life 2 en-masse in an attempt to make their campaign for more Half-Life information heard.
A fan campaign designed to encourage more Half-Life information from developer Valve plans a mass gameplay session this Saturday.
Steam group A Call for Communication (Half-Life), which boasts more than than 29,500 members, has organised a huge Half-Life 2 play session this weekend, designed to raise awareness of its campaign by boosting the game up Steam's most-played list.
The fan collective aims to encourage information from Valve on when the Half-Life series might return, be that in the form of Half-Life 2: Episode 3 or a fully-fledged Half-Life 3.
More than 10,000 gamers have joined the Steam Group campaigning for more Half-Life communication from Valve.
A Valve employee has been spotted out in the wild sporting a Half Life 3 T-shirt.
Valve co-founder and CEO Gabe Newell believes piracy stems not from price, but from convenience. And as Steam boasts fast access to a dizzying selection of games, so piracy has become "basically a non-issue" for Valve.
For some, a video game doesn't stop when the power is turned off - their gaming experiences are bleeding into their day-to-day lives.
Code possibly belonging to Half-Life 2: Episode 3 has been spotted in the leaked beta client for Dota 2.
Garry's Mod has passed the one million downloads mark, six years after it was first made public.
Steam today represents a billion-dollar operation staffed by hundreds. But has the platform's meteoric rise restricted Valve's capacity to actually create games?
Garry Newman set a trap within Garry's Mod to expose people pirating his work.
Digital download platform Steam controls half to 70 per cent of the $4 billion market for downloaded PC games, according to a new report.
Actor Robert Culp, who played the role of Dr Wallace Breen in Half-Life 2, has passed away aged 79.
Valve has bundled a whopping Complete Pack of games together on Steam for a quite ridiculous discount price.
Valve has announced that Steam Cloud will launch this week.
Steam Cloud, announced at the end of May, centralises configuration data online so that you can access your controller and multiplayer settings (like spraypaint images for Counter-Strike) from any computer.
In future, Valve intends to centralise save-game data - the idea being that you could delete a Steam game and all its files and still be able to pick it up from the same spot, on any computer, years later.
EA has sneakily released a beefy patch to address problems with The Orange Box on PS3.
The 1.10 update is 128 MB, and unhelpfully has no associated documentation to outline the changes.
Early reports suggest friends not appearing on lists and certain accounts not connecting to the EA servers should no longer be a problem.
NVIDIA has struck gold by entering into a new agreement with Valve to collaborate on development and distribution of its games.
Those of you with brains like computers will probably have worked out that you can use your Portal gun in other Source-powered games like Half-Life 2 and its pair of episodes.
Hardware giant AMD has signed a meaty deal with Valve to offer Radeon graphics cards owners free games.
A pair of big American game retailers reckon Half-Life 2 is coming to Xbox 360 in the not utterly distant future - and Valve's not denying it.
The Half-Life 2 modification Garry's Mod is to be sold through Steam for $10, author Garry Newman's confirmed - with money split 50-50 between the mod team and distributor Valve.
Valve's reportedly confirmed that the second in its episodic series of Half-Life 2 expansion is already underway.
Valve's announced the release of 64-bit versions of Half-Life 2 and super-shiny HDR add-on Lost Coast through Steam.
Xbox 360 may be the number of the hour, but those of you 359 behind will be pleased to hear that the Xbox port of Half-Life 2 has GONE GOLD IN BIG LETTERS and will be released worldwide, according to Valve, on November 15th. Smashing.
Valve has hinted that Half-Life 2: Lost Coast will feature a bit of mystery content when it's released in the near future, and that work on Day of Defeat: Source is almost complete.
Ever thought what a good idea it would be to remake a scene from classic military flick A Few Good Men as if it was actually a scene in Half-Life 2?
UK hardware review site Bit-Tech, home to old-school Eurogamer staffer Geoff Richards [woo! - Ed], has some spanky new screens from Half Life 2: Lost Coast up, plus an interview with Valve's Doug Lombardi. You can check it all out here.
Both Half-Life 2 Xbox and Half-Life 2: The Lost Coast will be on show at E3 next week according to developer Valve Software, which made the announcement as it rolled out a service update on its Steam content download service.
HL2 Xbox will be on display on Microsoft's E3 booth rather than Vivendi-Universal Games; Valve having recently broken off its long-term publishing relationship with VU to the extent that none of its games will be handled by the publisher beyond August 31st.
Half-Life 2: The Lost Coast will be on display too. We're not sure where yet, but most of you aren't even going so it's hardly a big deal. The Lost Coast, in case you're confused, is a high-definition one-level episode for HL2 which takes a specific area of the game and makes it look ridiculously good-looking.
A new trailer for Half-Life 2: The Lost Coast is now available for download from good old Eurofiles.
It might take a while to download at 179MB, and you only get a minute's worth of footage for all that, but what pretty footage it is - the trailer is designed to show off the High-Dynamic Range rendering that's being used in the expansion.
You can read a full preview of Half-Life 2: Lost Coast here.
A British Microsoft source has claimed that Half-Life 2 on Xbox is now likely to ship in September in Europe, quashing rising rumour that the port is to grace Microsoft's next generation console as a launch title later this year.