Today's Cool New PC Game Wants To Screw With Your Head... And It Will

Perhaps you've heard of The Stanley Parable? It's this game, see. It's a game about stories. It's... well, it's complicated. Maybe you're wondering what it's really about, why everyone is talking about it? Well. Allow me to elaborate. » 10/17/13 7:35pm 10/17/13 7:35pm

Ragdoll Physics: Better With Kinect

Ragdolls are fun on their own, but watching Criken2's friend mess around in Garry's Mod using a Kinect looks like a blast. Something about knowing the ragdoll is acting a certain way because there's an actual person doing the same thing on the other end, I think. It's extra playful. » 7/01/13 8:45pm 7/01/13 8:45pm

The Kinect Finally Has a Proper Use: Funny Half-Life Videos

Garry's Mod has added support for Kinect. The popular PC machinima/screwing around tool will be able to read your movements on Microsoft's camera and, to the best of its ability, recreate the actions in the game. » 11/27/12 10:00pm 11/27/12 10:00pm

You Can Play Black Mesa Right Now

The mega-ambitious, long-in-development Half-Life remake/tribute Black Mesa is finished, and you can download it from Gamefront right now and give it a whirl. » 9/14/12 5:55pm 9/14/12 5:55pm

How Dota 2 Exposes The Shortcomings Of The Video Game Industry

There's no question that Defense Of The Ancients (Dota) is big. It's a big deal. It's also an immensely complicated game that has evolved over years of intense play, modding, and sprawling evolution. It's not very much like any other game out there. And for that reason, it could be argued that Dota 2 lays bare just… » 8/21/12 2:00pm 8/21/12 2:00pm

Hey Look, It's The First Level Of System Shock 2 In Valve's Source…

Before you get all super excited about "OMG System Shock 2 remake," well… this isn't one. What it is is a fun way to imagine what one of the greatest games of all time would look like with a more current engine. » 8/13/12 6:30pm 8/13/12 6:30pm

For the Love of Modding and Free Things

Now that Team Fortress 2 is free, you no longer have to purchase a game to get the Source Software Development Kit—it too, is free. Happy modding! [Rock Paper Shotgun] » 6/30/11 6:20pm 6/30/11 6:20pm

Valve Likes What It Sees in Nintendo's Wii U

Could Valve's future games finally come to a Nintendo platform? Thanks to the Wii U, a system that appears at least as powerful as an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, it sounds like that's a very real possibility. » 6/22/11 6:30pm 6/22/11 6:30pm

Haunting Half Life 2 Mod Dear Esther To Receive Substantial Overhaul,…

In 2008, Dan Pinchbeck of the University of Portsmouth created an interactive "ghost story" titled Dear Esther using Valve's Source Engine, and its associated Half Life 2 art assets. The game achieved enormous critical success, and established a devoted cult following. Now the title is set to receive a substantial… » 6/02/11 11:40am 6/02/11 11:40am

Now You Can Make Your Own Custom Portal 2 Puzzles (I Said NOW!!)

Valve is opening up Portal 2 to the community today with the beta release of the game's authoring tools—the same tools Valve uses—a chance for you to get cracking on new maps, puzzles and more. » 5/10/11 9:00pm 5/10/11 9:00pm

Bin Laden's Compound Now Available as a Counter Strike Map

Should you lack Kuma War II, which on Saturday published a free episode recreating the raid on Osama bin Laden's final hiding spot, you may also download a free map of the Abottabad complex created with Counter Strike: Source » 5/08/11 3:00pm 5/08/11 3:00pm

Hyper Violent School Shooter Mod Yanked From Mod Hosting Site

The intentionally, unabashedly offensive School Shooter: North American Tour 2012, designed to be "the most realistic student slaughtering modification ever made," has lost support from its former host. ModDB, original host of the Half-Life 2 mod—and hundreds of other mods—has pulled School Shooter from its site. » 3/23/11 5:00pm 3/23/11 5:00pm

Nazi Dinosaur Battles Finally A Reality When Dino D-Day Deploys In April

You know what World War II games need more of? Dinosaurs. Specifically, Nazi dinosaurs, the kind one can send into multiplayer battles, huge cannons strapped to their cold-blooded endothermic backs! We'll do so with Dino D-Day, the long in the making multiplayer mod for Valve's Source engine. » 3/16/11 6:30pm 3/16/11 6:30pm

No Regrets From The School Shooter Game That Aims For Columbine…

What kind of video game would proudly promote the option to wield Columbine shooter Eric Harris' TEC-9 and Virgina Tech killer Seung-Hui Cho's akimbo pistols while embarking on a murderous rampage? The unashamed School Shooter: North American Tour 2012, a new game mod "dedicated to being the best school shooting… » 2/28/11 10:00pm 2/28/11 10:00pm

Meet Garry, The Guy Who Re-Made How We Re-Make PC Games

Garry Newman has one of PC gaming's better-known first names — and one of its best grassroots success stories. » 10/29/10 10:40am 10/29/10 10:40am

"We are watermelons. This is my kind of cruel humor." "b-buck's dance video is kind of a classic." "Everything FancyPants does is gold." "The first person project…

Half Life Remake Black Mesa Tantalizingly Previewed

"Is Black Mesa the ultimate Half Life mod?" That's the question Atomic MPC asked after going hands-on with a near-final build of the eagerly anticipated Half Life Black Mesa mod. I'm so jealous. » 8/31/10 1:20pm 8/31/10 1:20pm

Valve Unleashes An Alien Swarm On Steam

The Alien Swarm Unreal Tournament 2004 mod becomes a full, Source-powered four-player co-op tactics game, available for free on Steam this Monday, courtesy of the nice folks at Valve. » 7/16/10 10:30pm 7/16/10 10:30pm

Counter-Strike: Source Gets 'Extensive Update,' New Beta

Valve has released a new, still-in-beta version of the wildly popular online shooter Counter-Strike: Source, adding in new achievements, "domination and revenge" systems and other improvements that don't muck with the game's core experience. » 5/11/10 3:40pm 5/11/10 3:40pm

Unofficial Half-Life Remake Looking Prettier By The Year

Welcome to my third annual post on new media for the Half-Life » 11/19/08 8:40pm 11/19/08 8:40pm fan-created remake (formerly known as ). It doesn't appear to be any closer to release than it was when I wrote about it in and , but the new screen shots, released on the original game's ten year anniversary, are worth a peek. According to , the mod no…

Frets On Fire For The Blind

Although you might expect music based games like Guitar Hero to appeal to visually impaired gamers, they do tend to rely on on-screen cues which makes following a tune difficult/impossible. Open-source Guitar Hero clone Frets On Fire » 11/19/08 5:00am 11/19/08 5:00am lends itself to experimentation, so Eelke Folmer - a usability Professor at Nevada…