Wait, isn’t that … tomorrow? Why yes it is! Turns out that the third week of Mac releases on Steam will include Gordon Freeman’s second adventure against the Combine in Half-Life 2. Rather than simply release a press blurb about the game’s forthcoming availability, Valve has created this parody of Apple’s “1984″ advertisement featuring Alyx [...]
In: Gaming News19 Jan 2010
The latest issue of Game Informer magazine has a bit of potential bad news for Gordon Freeman fans, casting doubt on the release of Half-Life 2: Episode Three in 2010. Specifically, Game Informer’s rumor-centric Loose Talk column notes that there “won’t be any game from the [Half-Life] franchise in 2010, and what will finally come [...]
Do you remember the awe you felt first firing up Half-Life 2 in 2004? Now fire it up in 2010. It’s more like “aawwww”. Flat textures, dull lighting. It’s a shame! What this game needs, then, is a makeover.
A makeover like the one provided by Filip Victor. It adds HDR lighting, new models, new textures, an upgrade to the Orange Box engine (Valve performed their own tweaks for the 2007 re-release of the game on Xbox 360) and even some new Steam achievements to the ageing PC version of the original Half-Life 2.
You can see examples of the improvements made in the clip above (though be advised, you’ll want to kill the sound). If you like what you see, you can find instructions on how to download the mod below.
Colorful cityscapes hide dark intriguing in the streets of NeoTokyo, the newly released Source mod freely available to anyone with Steam and a Souce SDK title. Nearly five years in the making by Studio Radi-8, NeoTokyo borrows inspiration from Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell and Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, plunging players into a future Japan [...]
The guys at LEGO gotta make money. So they license Star Wars, and Harry Potter, and Rock Band. But if they didn’t have to make money, we like to think they’d license Half-Life 2. Sadly, that probably won’t happen. Ever. So we’ll have to make do with these custom HL2 LEGO figures and playsets, exquisitely [...]
Inside ORRANGE™’s Combine facility, part of an ongoing Lego Half Life series, via benisadork.
Previously:A fresh look at Black Mesa's Half-Life remake – Offworld
Hollywood handsome: live action Half Life short 'Escape From City …