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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New Valve-approved Half-Life 2: Update mod set for Steam release tomorrow

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The Half-Life 2: Update mod, a labour of love from passionate fans of Valve's seminal FPS, will go live on Steam tomorrow.

Even better, not only is the mod completely free but Half-Life 2 developer Valve has also given it their stamp of approval, too.

Valve not happy with their service support: "we have to do better"

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The house that Gabe built, as it turns out, is none too pleased with the state of their service support.

Assigned an 'F' rating from the Better Business Bureau, an American non-governmental, non-regulatory and non-profit organisation, it's clear in Valve's response that the 'F' doesn't stand for 'Fabulous'.

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" .

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