Half-Life 2 Summary

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Half-Life 2 Review

Once again, players are thrust in the role of the future super soldier, as well as super genius, Gordon Freeman, and your job is to save the world from destruction at the hands of the Combine.

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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."

Standalone Half-Life 2 mod NeoTokyo finally released on Steam

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You might not even remember this one. Standalone Half-Life 2 mod NeoTokyo was first released way back in 2008, but now the tactical cyberpunk shooter is available via Steam.

As it's a standalone mod you can download it for free, and you won't need to own any other Source Engine-powered games for it to work.

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" .

Valve has "crowd-sourced supervision" of decisions, fans 'passionately rabid'

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Why no Half-Life XVIII by now? Gabe Newell has commented a little on why they don't just churn out Half-Life sequels, much to the dismay of many, as they decided to tackle multiplayer games instead.

This was when there had "never been a commercial successful multiplayer game" before, yet they went for it. They also had plenty of insiders doubtful of Steam, future overlord of PC gaming.

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.

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