Metro Exodus world premiere: Could this be the Half-Life 3 we always wanted?

Enlarge / A dive into a Metro Exodus sewer leads to this creature, which 4A Games calls a “humanimal.” This image was provided by the publisher, however, and looks touched up compared to the two hours of gameplay we tested before E3. (credit: 4A Games) SANTA MONICA, Calif.—The Ukrainian game developers at 4A Games don’t […]

After 10 years, I’ve finally accepted that ‘Half-Life’ is dead

Ten years ago today, Valve released Half-Life 2: Episode Two. It was the second of three announced games that directly continued the story that started in 2004’s heavily lauded Half-Life 2. Episode One and Episode Two were released in 2006 and 2007, respectively, with the second ending on a major cliffhanger. Unfortunately, this is where […]

Steam reviewers bomb Dota 2 over lack of Half-Life 3

Enlarge / Meme artist’s conception of what’s going on at Valve these days. (credit: Twitter @ItMeIRL) If there’s one thing we know about online user reviews, it’s that they often bear little resemblance to the actual quality of the product in question. Today’s evidence: the user reviews section for Dota 2 on Steam, which in […]

Here’s how to make Half-Life 2 look like Minecraft on a thumb-sized PC

YouTuber LowSpecGamer makes a living out of making games playable on the weakest computers, reducing games to their most basic visual components so they can run on rigs made of balsa wood and held together with duct tape. He’s already tackled a range of modern games, including The Witcher 3, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Dishonored, […]

“…two months before we shipped Half-Life 1, we lost the whole history; our VSS exploded”, Valve’s

“…two months before we shipped Half-Life 1, we lost the whole history; our VSS exploded”, Valve’s Erik Johnson told Gamasutra last week. “And so we had to put that all together off people’s machines. So yeah, we don’t have the history going back to the very start. We have the snapshot from that month.” Kotaku