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  • Original Half Life Alpha build appears online

    0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 9, 2013 under Featured, PC Gaming
    If you happen to be living in early 1998, let me tell you about this great game that's coming out towards the end of the year. It's called Half Life and listen - check no one is eavesdropping - I know where you can get an alpha build. That's right, but don't tell anyone alright? Ok so it might be nearly 15 years too late to tell us about anything upcoming, but it's certainly an interesting look... more.
  • First Steam Greenlight game now available

    0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 26, 2012 under Featured, PC Gaming
    The first game to be released off the back of Steam's Greenlight voting platform is now available on the digital distribution store and it's not Black Mesa or Killing Floor - two Source engine titles - but McPixel. Priced at £3.99, it's a point and click adventure game, with a crude rumour that is likely to appeal to Steam fans. If you already own it, having bought it from the original develop... more.
  • Half Life 3 rumours suggest RPG elements

    2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 21, 2012 under Featured, PC Gaming
    In what could be the most surprising and hard to believe rumour to come out of the Half Life 3 speculation mill, French publication Jornaldugamer is suggesting that the next game to feature Gordon Freeman, could be an open world, quest and NPC filled RPG. Speaking with a "her" that the site claims was "close to Valve", the site said that HL3 will still be an FPS, but it will take place over a l... more.
  • Most of Black Mesa releasing in September

    0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 3, 2012 under Featured, PC Gaming
    The source remake of Half Life, Black Mesa, is finally, nearly, almost ready for release after eight years in development. On the 14th September, players will finally re-enter the research facility and face off against head crabs and other enemies - though they'll only be able to play up until the Lambda Core. According to the announcement on the official forums, the developers felt that this w... more.
  • DotA 2 collectible cards, action figures pictured

    0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 30, 2012 under Featured, PC Gaming
    DotA 2 patch notes investigator Cyborgmatt was invited to Valve HQ as part of the International DotA 2 championships, where he's been snapping pictures of as yet un-announced Valve projects. The most interesting of which is the DotA 2 collectible cards. While the lack of any statistical information and the text "collectible card" suggests that they aren't a card game in their own right, though ... more.
  • Steam Big Picture Mode beta to launch in September

    0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 17, 2012 under Featured, PC Gaming
    Steam's Big Picture mode, that allows users to navigate Steam far more easily on a large television screen, will be open for beta access in September, as confirmed by product design exec. Greg Coomer. Designed more for use with a game controller, though still workable with a traditional mouse and keyboard if desired, Big Picture brings Steam to the lounge TV and with it, Valve hopes to allow gr... more.
  • Are You an Economics Major Looking to Break Into Video Games?

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on June 28, 2012 under PC Gaming, PC News
    It may seem like a long shot to break into the gaming industry with a degree like economics, but it turns out, it isn’t that far-fetched of an idea. While the word “trade” may evoke images of caravans from long ago, such as the Silk Road and the Bermuda Triangle, trade has very tangible relevance to today’s world.  Whether you’re scouring Craigslist for the greatest trade deals, stri... more.
  • A New Console to Grace Living Rooms Around the World?!

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on March 8, 2012 under HW News, Hardware
    Ready for a completely new gaming system?  Ready or not, one just might be on its way! Rumors regarding a Steam console, the “Steam Box,” have been flying.  Steam currently offers a way to instantly download purchased games to your computer.  In fact, Steam has done so well that sales have doubled for the seventh consecutive year.  Gabe Newell, co-founder and director of Valve Corporati... more.
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Eurogamer Expo Preview

    1 CommentsPosted by Max Smolaks on September 27, 2011 under Featured, PC Gaming, PC Previews, PS3 News, Playstation 3, X360 News, Xbox 360
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was a pleasant surprise announced by Valve in August. But even more surprising is that developers will bring Counter Strike to both PC and consoles. To top it off, PC, Macs and PS3 will get cross-platform multiplayer. Sounds ambitious? First of all, the queue for CS:GO at Eurogamer Expo  was enormous. This was the first showing of the demo in Europe, the staff ... more.
  • Portal: free to download until 20/09

    0 CommentsPosted by Max Smolaks on September 18, 2011 under Featured, PC Gaming, PC News
    You have two more days to download Valve's mind-blowing puzzle for free. The generous offer is a part of  "Learn With Portals" programme. Now, apparently Portal can be used in schools to help study science, mathematics and engineering. How does that work? Honestly, I have no idea. Portal and its sequel are works of genius, a vision straight from the future. Videogame industry spent a long time... more.
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