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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.

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'.

Countdown website suggests that part two of Half-life remake mod Black Mesa may be on the way soon

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A countdown link on the Black Mesa mod website probably signals a final release date for the Source Engine-powered remake of Valve's original sci-fi shooter Half-life.

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."

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