The Beta for Half-Life 2 has been updated. This includes Episode 1, Episode 2, Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, and Half-Life: Source.
Fixed default refresh rate when using a Virtual Reality display at higher than the desktop refresh rate.
Half-Life 2 Updated
2 มิ.ย. 2014
Half-Life 2 has been updated. This includes Episode 1, Episode 2, Lost Coast, and Half-Life: Source. This is the release of everything in the previous beta.
Fixed radio buttons in the Difficulty options.
Uhh... hi. This is Captain Bucket and, I was just wondering... is HL2 just HL2 Ep1 and ep2 combined? If so, if anyone has a spare copy of it, it would be greatly appreciated. If anyone CAN gift my OTHER account (Username: CoolLPDude) it, my brother is ...
Gordon Freeman. Gordon Freeman has the letter 'G' in it. Do you know what else has the letter 'G' in it? Thats right. The galapagos penguin. The galapagos penguin is a bird. Do you know what else is a bird? Thats right. The chuck Will's widow But what do birds have to do with Half Life, you say. Lets find out! So far we mentioned 2 birds. The word ''two'' contains 3 letters. The word ''letters'' contains 2 letters 'T' 2 + 3 - 2 = 3
I will keep this review short and sweet this game is a must play. Visually it looks stunning for it's age the gameplay is top notch i'm kicking myself i never played this game earlier. Is this one of the greatest games of all time like people say it is? I would have to agree with them i cant fault anything with the game apart from the dated mechiancs which is not the games fault that is due to the age of the game. All in all it's a 10/10 from me buy it.
HL2: Episode Three/Half-Life 3/valve related news or topics
Who agrees with me that they need to make hl2 ep 3 and hl3? if you agree type yes if not then type no.
Which do you prefer half life 1 or half life 2? Favorite source mods, favorite guns, favorite valve games, favorite characters, disscuss it all here on ...
It's by Nathan Hibberd and it's thirty entertaining seconds long. Maybe watch it?
Mod brings Silent Hill scares to Half-Life 2
While it's not a remake of Silent Hill, the Alchemilla mod drags tons of the game's atmosphere, dread, and overall creepiness into Half-Life 2. There's an abandoned hospital full of locked doors, darkened hallways, foreboding sounds, and hellish imagery to explore, if you've got the nerve.
This mod is an adventure game: there's no guns, melee combat, or monsters to fight. Explore, glean information from notes and messages, find missing keys and tools, and solve puzzles as you make your way through a multilevel hospital that becomes progressively more creepy and disturbing as you go.
The mod looks great: yet another fine use of the Source Engine that makes you forget you're using the Source Engine. The environments are wonderfully detailed, spooky, and dripping with dread (and sometimes blood). Occasionally a bit of Half-Life 2 shows up, but for the most part it's an complete transformation.
The puzzles are of the sort we're familiar with. A flooded basement needs draining before the power can be turned on, but there's a valve missing. There's a keypad on a door: scour the building for a code written in a note, or solve a number puzzle to learn the answer. Locked doors are common and keys can be gathered by careful searching or solving more puzzles. Despite their familiarity, the puzzles are still mostly fun and challenging, and they all involve creeping through the rooms and corridors looking for clues and bracing yourself for scares.
There's plenty of tension and dread. Some of it is subtle: a sound from behind a door or around a corner, a spooky operating room, the creak of a restroom stall door as you open it. Sometimes the horror is a bit more obvious, in the form of corpses or gore splattered on the walls. Knowing there's no monsters to fight seems like it should defuse some of the spookiness, but it really doesn't. I spent most of my time convinced there'd be something horrible waiting for me behind the next door. There are a couple instances where you can die, so make sure to save your game every now and then.
This mod is obviously aimed at Silent Hill fans, but I never played much Silent Hill and I still enjoyed it. I think if you're a fan of horror in general there's plenty to enjoy in the few hours it takes to play.
You can download Alchemilla at moddb.com. It comes with it's own installer, and after restarting Steam you'll see it in your game library.
The Long-Lost Characters Of Half-Life 2
The leaked Half-Life 2 beta is an old, old story – and how it happened, and what happened next was documented masterfully by RPS chum Simon Parking a few years back – but a recent fan compilation of all the characters in it who never turned up in the finished article is fascinating. This is the Half-Life 2 that never was, and yet, to some extent, it does exist after all. … [visit site to read more]
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See the cut characters from Half-Life 2's beta
If you're reading PC Gamer, there's a good chance you're at least acquainted with Half-Life 2. For many, it's the unforgettable tale of that bit with the helicopter, or that bit with the zombies, or even that bit where that damn NPC wouldn't get out of your way.
Once, though, that story was very different. Okay, well slightly different. Different enough to feel weird and alien to our Half-Life 2 knowing future selves. Valve News Network combed through 2003's leaked Half-Life 2 beta in search of clues as to what might have been—pairing it up with information from Valve's own Raising The Bar.
It's not new info—people have been digging through the leak for some time. But as a Half-Life 2 fan, it's nonetheless a fascinating round-up of what could have been. It's not a huge difference, and in many cases the changes seem born out of certain levels being cut. Still, it's weird to peer into the alternate universe where Eli isn't Alyx's dad.
Much of the leaked content can now be used inside of Garry's Mod. Here's the Steam Workshop link, should you want to do that.