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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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Valve employee confirms one third of the company are involved in VR

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No one really knows what Valve are doing in their Washington headquarters, I mean, it’s definitely not upgrading Counter Strike: Global Offensive to the Source 2 engine, so would could they possibly be doing? A lot of people seem to forget that trying to establish a brand new platform for games is also something they could be doing. Alan Yates, Hardware Engineer at Valve, has revealed on Reddit that one third of the company are involved in VR.

“I was super fortunate to start at Valve right around the time Michael Abrash had begun the AR/VR research team,” Yates explains. “It was a much smaller team then than it is now, it has since grown to encompass about a third of the company, but the key individuals that solved most of the really hard technological problems and facilitated this generation of consumer headsets are still here working on the next generation.”

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.

Gravity guns make everything better in Half-Line Miami

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Developer Thomas Kole has released an excellent mashup of ultraviolent action game Hotline Miami and Valve’s Half-Life 2, and it’s available to download for free on his website.

It features eight levels and a thoroughly enjoyable take on Half-Life 2 ’s iconic gravity gun, and you can check out the game in action in the trailer below.

Half-Life remake Black Mesa now on Steam Early Access

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Crowbar Collective, made of former Black Mesa Development Team members, has just brought their Half-Life remake - Black Mesa - to Steam Early Access. It's very close to the original with a few creative differences.

It's a community "re-envisioning" of Valve's iconic Half-Life, which introduced us to Gordon Freeman. Now we get the classical journey infused with new life powered by Source. They're '85% done'.

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.

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