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Archive for the ‘Half-Life’ Category

January 11th, 2008

MTV asks if you want a sequel to Portal

Yes, Portal is awesome. Yahtzee loves it. I love it. Everyone loves it. Thus, MTV asks the inevitable question: do you want a sequel?
If you asked a game publisher, they would naturally say yes. If you asked any gamer who knows Portal, they might say yes. If you asked me, I would say no.
Can’t we […]

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January 3rd, 2008

New Half-Life 2 mod lets you play dead

Just when I decided to reinstall my old copy of Half-Life 2, news of an interesting mod pops up. Anyone ever heard of Zombie Panic? Notice that I’m a sucker for games related to ninjas, zombies, and samurai, so don’t be surprised when I start drooling over this new mod.
Zombie Panic is a multiplayer that […]

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January 3rd, 2008

Valve listens in on The Orange Box’s PS3 problems

If you were foolish enough to get The Orange Box for the PS3 despite its negative previews, then you’re most probably moping about how bad the loading times and the framerate are, among other things. Well, there’s good news: there’s a very good chance of a patch coming.
But forget the speculation you’ll read—we’ve got proof. […]

By Mike -- 2 comments

December 14th, 2007

Time proclaims Halo 3 as 2007’s best game

There are many words to describe Halo 3. Fans would call it “teh awesome,” others think “multiplayer is king,” and I say “Bungie’s on to something here.” But if there’s any description I wouldn’t give Halo 3, it’s what Time Magazine just used:
“Like a pebble that has been rounded over the centuries by the gentle […]

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December 12th, 2007

PS3 vs. Xbox 360: Comparing The Orange Box

You might ask me: “Why even bother placing a comparison of The Orange Box for the PS3 and 360?” After all, we’ve heard from 1UP that the PS3 version is unplayable. Choppy, yes. But unplayable? Not quite. Here’s the proof:

As you can see, the 360 version is running as smooth as silk. In fact, […]

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November 23rd, 2007

PS3 version of The Orange Box is “unplayable”

If the bad news about recent PC ports isn’t enough, then get ready for more. According to 1UP, the PS3 version of Half-Life 2: The Orange Box is having technical problems despite the supposed power that the console has under the hood.

The most consistent issue seems to be Episode Two’s bad framerate, which bogs […]

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October 9th, 2007

Half-Life 2: Episode Two lets you enjoy a joyride with Alyx

That’s right–you can drive around huge open spaces with Eli Vance’s hot daughter. Wanna see how it looks? Of course you do. Watch the video below:

I’m just surprised how the gal manages to stay in the vehicle even without wearing a seatbelt.
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October 2nd, 2007

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is indeed coming

The Orange Box may not be in your hands just yet, but while the vigil continues, Jeux-France revealed that Valve is already working on Episode Three. So when is it coming out? We have no idea.
Even if we did know, don’t take our word for it because if there’s one thing sure about Valve—aside from […]

By Mike -- 48 comments

June 12th, 2007

Games I’m currently playing

If you have a short attention span like I do, then I’m sure you fill up your hard drive with several games and play a different one daily. Of course, the games I play are subject to my current mood, plus other important factors like the alignment of the stars and existing geopolitical events.

My […]

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