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Speedrunner Accused Of Cheating Just Had A Really Good Monitor Speedrunner Accused Of Cheating Just Had A Really Good Monitor

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.

Half-Life 2: The Kotaku Review Half-Life 2: The Kotaku Review

Half-Life 2 has my favorite moment in any game. It’s this:

The Half Life 2 City Scanner Comes to Life With a Sweet Drone Mod The Half Life 2 City Scanner Comes to Life With a Sweet Drone Mod

Modder Valplushka gave a thorough overhaul to a quadcopter and brought to life the single most annoying enemy in Half-Life 2. All this time, the dystopian haunts of City 17 were just a town in modern day Russia.

J.J. Abrams Insists the Portal and Half-Life Movies Are Still Happening J.J. Abrams Insists the Portal and Half-Life Movies Are Still Happening

Billie Lourd says she’ll be back in a bigger capacity for Star Wars: Episode VIII. A Thor supporting character may not return for Ragnarok. . Plus new details for Scream Queens’ next season, set pictures from Wonder Woman, and a ton of clips from tonight’s Supergirl. Spoilers now!

This Movie Trailer for Half Life Has Nothing to Do With the Video Game But You Should Watch It Anyways This Movie Trailer for Half Life Has Nothing to Do With the Video Game But You Should Watch It Anyways

There are a few ways the upcoming movie Half Life differs from the beloved PC game Half-Life. First and foremost is a hyphen, whose absence is driving my spellcheck absolutely bonkers. The second is that despite being a scifi film about a solitary worker in an immense, abandoned scientific facility, it has nothing…

The Reason People Are Freaking Out About Steam 'Leaks' Right Now The Reason People Are Freaking Out About Steam 'Leaks' Right Now

It’s the talk of the Internet: a big Steam “leak” just dropped, and people are saying it “confirms” things like PC ports of Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture and Journey. Oh, and some little game called Half-Life 3. There is, however, reason to be skeptical.

Oh, It's Half-Life, Running On A Watch Oh, It's Half-Life, Running On A Watch

Yeah yeah, we know Doom runs on everything from calculators to ATMs, but that’s Doom. There’s something about seeing Half-Life running somewhere crazy—like some guy’s watch—that makes it more impressive.

This Is Why Noble Families Rise and Then Disappear Throughout History This Is Why Noble Families Rise and Then Disappear Throughout History

In the Middle Ages, while it was definitely better to be a member of the nobility than to be a serf, noble families didn’t have it easy. They disappeared all the time—so much that historians at one point estimated the half-life of nobility.

Modern Games Could Learn A Lot From The Best Level In Half-Life Modern Games Could Learn A Lot From The Best Level In Half-Life

I think Half-Life is one of the greatest video games of all time, which isn't a controversial opinion. Valve's 1998 debut rocked the gaming world. Many aspects of its design have yet to be topped. Nowhere is this more obvious than Half-Life's sixth level, Blast Pit.

Nvidia's Shield Tablet Gets a Little Sweeter Nvidia's Shield Tablet Gets a Little Sweeter

The Nvidia Shield Tablet isn't for everyone, but it's a pretty solid Android machine. It's about to get even better in three distinct ways: Android 5.0 Lollipop, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, and a whole bunch of absolutely free streaming games.

That time Michigan J. Frog mated with a headcrab and gave birth to singing, dancing hell-spawn That time Michigan J. Frog mated with a headcrab and gave birth to singing, dancing hell-spawn

Feast your eyes and ears on Michigan J. Protocol, a brief but excellent Half-Life/Michigan J. Frog mashup created by The Steam Community's Zachariah.

Horror's Greatest Heroes: the 10 Best Monster-Fighters! Horror's Greatest Heroes: the 10 Best Monster-Fighters!

Horror doesn't just have to be about scary monsters and their victims — some of our favorite horror stories include awesome monster-slayers, who are on a mission to wipe out everything slimy or toothy. Here are horror's 10 greatest heroes.

Check out this Half-Life fan film, Beyond Black Mesa Check out this Half-Life fan film, Beyond Black Mesa

A group of Half-Life fans were so enamored of Valve's classic first-person shooter that they produced a fan film based on the scifi game's mythology. As always, a crowbar is an essential tool for staying alive.

Half-Life fans make an amazing video game inspired film for pennies Half-Life fans make an amazing video game inspired film for pennies

Check out the trailer for the Half-Life-inspired short film titled Beyond Black Mesa. The entire project was made for a mere $1,200, and it looks better than most big-budget Hollywood movies out there.

Horror's greatest heroes: the 10 greatest monster-fighters! Horror's greatest heroes: the 10 greatest monster-fighters!

Horror doesn't just have to be about scary monsters and their victims — some of our favorite horror stories include awesome monster-slayers, who are on a mission to wipe out everything slimy or toothy. Here are horror's 10 greatest heroes.

What is the future of storytelling in videogames? What is the future of storytelling in videogames?

When we interviewed Bear McCreary about his upcoming soundtrack to Zipper Interactive's SOCOM 4, we also had the opportunity to speak with Ed Byrne, creative director at Zipper. The following lively discussion precipitated from a single question: "Are videogames art?"

Valve's Mac Teasers Just Made Me Change My Pants Valve's Mac Teasers Just Made Me Change My Pants

It's apparently true: Steam is coming to Mac. Not just Steam, though. Judging by these awesome teasers released by Valve, so are Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress 2 AND Left 4 Dead. Ho-lee crap. UPDATE: We've got all six teasers now.

Confirmed: CERN Is Just a Huge Half-Life Level Confirmed: CERN Is Just a Huge Half-Life Level

Plenty of people have given CERN and Half-Life's Black Mesa research facility the This Thing Looks Like That Thing treatment, but this tour of the facility's deepest bowels is just too much. Steam geysers? Endless corridors? Rusty valves? Slime growths?

Summer Glau: When Fans Go Too Far, It's A Disaster Summer Glau: When Fans Go Too Far, It's A Disaster

Boy, you guys really really like Summer Glau. River more Bad-ass than Brock Sampson?! IT'S A DISASTER!!! (click all images to enlarge)

Half-Life Played With Real Guns Is Jack Thompson's Wet Dream Half-Life Played With Real Guns Is Jack Thompson's Wet Dream

I have, and always will, reflexively defend videogames against annoying "murder simulator" rhetoric, but the guys at Waterloo Labs, who have figured out how to use actual firearms to play first person shooters, aren't making my life any easier.

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