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HTC hopes to release a Half-life game for its VR headset

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Cher Wang, the chairwoman of Chinese tech manufacturer HTC, has told the BBC that she hopes a Half-life video game will be released for her company's virtual-reality headset.

HTC is teaming up with the classic franchise's creator Valve to put its VR hardware on the market, so it's not quite as outlandish a hope as it initially sounds. Still, as we all know, any Half-Life news must be accompanied by the caveat, "probably not going to happen."

Counter-Strike creator 'has seen Half-Life 3 artwork', also 'new Left 4 Dead'

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Le Minh, former Valve developer and creator of Counter-Strike, has said he's seen concept artwork for the long-sought-after Half-Life 3, admitting it's "kind of public knowledge" Valve is working on it in secret.

He "did see something" belonging to the Half-Life universe, and will "go out on a limb" to say it's Half-Life 3. Minh also saw the "new Left 4 Dead" which "looks great" .

Ludicrously fast Half-Life speedrun breaks fastest time record

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Wow. That's the only possible response to this frankly terrifying feat of gaming from a speedrunning team zooming their way through Valve's venerable sci-fi shooter, Half-Life.

The team, with members quadrazid, CRASH FORT, coolkid, pineapple, YaLTeR, Spider-Waffle and FELip, managed to complete the game entirely in 20 minutes 41 seconds, an astonishing nine minutes quicker than the previous record of 29 minutes, 41 seconds.

Valve to reveal next week the studio's plans for Linux-based hardware

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Gabe Newell during his presentation at LinuxCon in New Orleans has said Valve will be unveiling their plans for Linux-based hardware soon, as the studio boss cried Linux was the "future of gaming".

Next week they'll discuss their open source platform based on the OS, promising that "none of the proprietary closed platforms" will come close to their dreams.

PC version of Minecraft passes 12M sales

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The PC version of Minecraft has passed 12M units sold, passing the sales figures of such classic games as Half-Life, Battlefield 2 and Starcraft.

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