Posts tagged with "Half Life"

“The Freeman Chronicles” – A Fan-Made Half-Life Web Series Has A New Indiegogo Page

“The Freeman Chronicles” – A Fan-Made Half-Life Web Series Has A New Indiegogo Page
Last month it was revealed that there were talks between Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams over a possible Half-Life or Portal movie. While there has been no confirmation of either of those two yet, Half-Life is still coming to the screen. Chariotdrive and Infectious Designer, two small-time movie companies, are joining forces to create a six-part web series set during the first Half-Life game called “The Freeman Chronicles”. Their previous... 

J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell in talks over Half-Life or Portal Movie

J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell in talks over Half-Life or Portal Movie
During their ‘Storytelling Across Platforms’ panel at the DICE 2013 Summit, Gabe Newell (founder of Valve Corporation) and J.J. Abrams (director of the Star Trek reboot and future Star Wars Episode VII) teased future collaborations, including a movie based on either the Half-Life or Portal game franchises. This exciting news also came with the hint of a game collaboration. Presumably speaking for his production company, Bad Robot, Abrams... 

Gabe Newell Speaks at LBJ University

Gabe Newell Speaks at LBJ University
Gabe Newell (aka ‘Gaben’), founder of Valve Corporation and all-round good egg recently visited the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs in Texas to give a talk on productivity, economics, political institutions and the future of corporations. Someone has now posted the entire hour long speech online and, if you have the time, it’s a fascinating watch. Gabe talks about his past career at Microsoft, the founding of his company,... 

Player-Created Guides Introduced for Steam

Player-Created Guides Introduced for Steam
Valve has introduced the ability to make and share Steam Guides: player-created reference guides for individual games and software. They can be accessed in-game by opening up the Steam Overlay or by clicking on ‘Guides’ in any Steam Community Hub. Your guide can be a walkthrough, a list of secret items, or just a selection of helpful tips. All you have to do is a Community Hub for any game or software you use on Steam and select ‘Create... 

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Hands On

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Hands On
One of the titles with the most interest at the Eurogamer Expo was without a doubt Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The Counter-Strike series was insanely popular on the PC as a mod to Valve’s Half-Life series, and the game went on to develop its own devoted community that are still extremely active to this day. It’s been almost seven years since Counter-Strike: Source was released, so it’s understandable why there’s such a buzz about the... 

Team Fortress 2 goes Free-to-Play!

Team Fortress 2 goes Free-to-Play!
Gaming giants Valve, the minds behind games such as Half Life and Portal, recently announced in their promotional “Meet the Medic” video that their popular online shooter Team Fortress 2 is going ‘free-to-play’. This move came as a massive surprise as the game is still extremely popular among PC gamers. The way that Valve will be able to maintain this system is through micro-transactions. Micro-transactions in Team Fortress... 
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