Valve’s Marc Laidlaw, who helped write the Half-Life series and the original Portal, has left the company after 18 years. The news originally broke on the Half-Life subreddit, and Laidlaw later confirmed the news to us. Why’d he leave? He wanted a “break from the collaborative chaos of game production.”


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