Players who pick up Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition on Steam before May 1 will receive the Half-Life Pack, allowing Noctis and multiplayer characters to cosplay Gordon Freeman. There’s even a crowbar.
You know how Half-Life is a first-person shooter? Yeah, here’s a mod for it that transforms the game into a third-person Dragon Ball Z fighting game, complete with the series’ trademark insane battle effects.
In August, former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw posted a blog post on his site which outlined a potential story for Half Life 2: Episode 3. A game jam using that story as inspiration has created some colorful interpretations of Gordon Freeman’s final adventure.
On October 10 2007, Valve didn’t just release a video game, they released three. All came in the one package, and it was called The Orange Box.
Hate to break it to you, but Half-Life really stinks.
Weird fact: there was a PlayStation 2 version of the original Half-Life. Weirder fact: it contained a file cabinet that would move to face you if you approached it.
While most modders are intent on making 2004's Half-Life 2 look better, the guys behind Half-Life 2: Classic are doing the opposite: they want to make it look worse.
I first played Half-Life in 1998 and played it again over the last month for a series of livestreams on Twitch. It’s been 19 years since the game was released, and what I experienced in 2017 made me reassess the game. It’s a chaotic, if sometimes sloppy, masterpiece.
We’re finishing up our playthrough of Half Life right now on Twitch. Look out for those headcrabs, Gordon!
Rise and shine, Doctor Freeman. We’re finally leaping back into our playthrough of Half Life right now on Twitch.
Last week, former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw posted his version of what might be a genderswapped plot summary of Half-Life 2: Episode 3 on his portfolio website. (There’s a version with the names swapped back here). Now there’s a game jam based on the synopsis that lets Half-Life fans bring their sequel visions to life.
Former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw has posted a fictional letter on his site that sure reads like a possible plot summary for Half-Life 2: Episode 3.
We’re continuing our playthrough of Half Life right now on our Twitch channel. Will Gordon survive for a sequel? Probably.
Last night, we started a playthrough of Half-Life on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. Punchy shotguns and nasty aliens make for a fantastic shooter experience, but the game begins less dramatically, with a long train ride. It’s one of the most memorable openings in gaming history, but it’s the least Half-Life thing about …
We’re starting a playthrough of Half Life right now on our Twitch channel. They’re waiting for you Gordon, in the test chammmbbbeerrrr...
Speedruns are about completing a game in the fastest time possible, but can someone go too fast? According to rules, absolutely. Equipment can change how fast a game runs, leading to results that are so wild that communities come together to ban those settings entirely.
You’d be forgiven for thinking Valve had forgotten all about Half-Life, but it turns out at least one person at the company’s HQ is still working on the series—or at least checking in from time to time—because the original game got patched today.
I played Half-Life remake Black Mesa, and really liked it! I also in the intervening years completely forgot that it wasn’t technically finished, since it ended on Earth and not, as the original game did, on the alien planet Xen.