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Black Mesa - The Ambitious Half-Life Fanmake - Is Nearly Complete

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Unlike a certain few other publishers, Valve seem completely open - and encouraging - to the idea of fans doing what they won't. Those fans are almost done recreating Half-Life in its entirety, and they're dishing out a quick sneak-peek.

Half Life VR in the works?

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Valve News Network has reported that there is hope for Half-Life fans in the form of an all-new VR game.Valve recently released a Steam VR app called Destinations. Someone looked through the games files and found, a project titled HL:VR with code pointing to the experimentation with Half-Life assets in VR.

Half-Life: 3 is advertised at Gamescom and yes, it’s a dumb joke

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This is the kind of story you can only read with sigh and a slow, disapproving shake of the head. Gamescom 2016 opens as of tomorrow, and already giant banners adorn the German convention center advertising upcoming titles like Dishonored 2 and Titanfall 2. Along with that, an unexpected banner in trademark orange advertising Half-Life: 3.

Half-Life and Half-Life 2 writer Marc Laidlaw has left Valve

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Marc Laidlaw is a bit of a legend in the gaming community. After all, besides being an accomplished science-fiction and horror writer, he also wrote the stories for the much acclaimed Half-Life series. Nonetheless, all good things must come to an end and Marc Laidlaw announced today that after 18 years, he has left the Valve corporation.

Free mod version of Black Mesa will omit Half-life's alien Xen levels

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Hey, remember late on in Half-life, where you got zapped to an alien planet and ended up in gladiatorial combat with a giant, quadruped testicle? Yes, that was weird, wasn't it?

Well the free mod version of total conversion remake Black Mesa won't contain such a scene, development team Crowbar Collective has revealed in a Reddit AMA. In fact, it will omit the alien Xen levels of Valve's classic entirely.

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