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Half-Life is ten, buy it cheap

I'd buy that for a dollar. Or 98 cents.

Valve's classic first-person shooter Half-Life is ten years old. To celebrate its birthday yesterday, the developer has made it available to buy for 98 of your American cents.

You can get it at that bargain price from Valve's download service, Steam. If you don't have a copy, you really should. We're going to. Right now.

Half-Life redefined storytelling and artificial intelligence in shooters when it was released on PC on 19th November 1998, and it's still tremendous fun to play.

If memory serves, this means it should also be the tenth birthday of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time around now... tomorrow, in fact. We doubt Nintendo will be offering that masterpiece for such a bargain sum, however.

November 1998, we salute you. Officially a good month in games.

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