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Valve's Marc Laidlaw releases 'teaser' video

Valve's Marc Laidlaw releases 'teaser' video

How, within a simple few seconds, do you get a significant player base frothing at the mouth? You get a Valve executive to teasingly point at the number '3' in an elevator, before choosing another level in the building.

Naturally this might be thought of as a Half-Life 3 trolling, but there's a real significant chance this might be for a Left 4 Dead 3 reveal. It's got an 'L', a '3' and a '4' in the clip.

Mod team "grateful beyond expression" to Valve as 'Half-Life co-op' goes standalone

Mod team "grateful beyond expression" to Valve as 'Half-Life co-op' goes standalone

Sven Co-op turns the original Half-Life campaign, as well as others, into a playable co-op experience. Valve is so impressed they're supporting a full standalone version to release over Steam.

That means you wouldn't need to buy Half-Life or it's add-ons in order to enjoy the Sven Co-op mod, which is currently at version 4.8. They get total control over the engine.

Valve had submarine game plans, studio 'could end up revisiting'

Valve had submarine game plans, studio 'could end up revisiting'

Before Half-Life cemented PC developer Valve in most gamers' hearts forever, Gabe Newell reveals they had plans to release a submarine title.

The boss says that no idea 'ever really dies' at Valve, it's more a question of "how long until we get around" to it. It's their "furthest back" unshipped project.

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