Take two silent protagonists from two different Valve game series. Add cake. Mix in two very interesting weapons of choice. Voilà. You get one of the more amusing fan films, one where Gordon from Half-Life meets Chell from Portal. In this fan film from AndrewMFilms, we see what happens when Gordon gets his hand (and gravity gun) […]
Until recently Linux users were the most unloved members of the gaming world, but back on February 14, they received the best Valentine’s Day present ever: Steam. The download service for a veritable smorgasbord of videogames, Steam games could be played only on a PC running Windows and occasionally a Mac. But now one of the best games (IMHO) on any platform is about to become one of the best games for Linux. First spotted by UK Linux blog, OMGUbuntu, Valve has released a native Linux beta for its first-person puzzler, Portal.
2012 was a great year for videogames. After all, this is the year we saw the release of Guild Wars 2, Dishonored, Halo 4, Borderlands 2, and Assassin’s Creed III, not to mention some fantastic indie games like FTL and The Walking Dead.
Time is a cruel mistress to technology, particularly to video games. Sure, Deus Ex was a shining beacon of level design and plot arguably not matched to this day (though prequel Human Revolution came close). But even with rose-diamond composite augmented optics, we have to admit that once cutting-edge graphics are now past their prime. It’s hard to persuade a twenty-first century newcomer to play a game that looks so very 1998. But for some games, there is a solution: mods.
Valve Software, the creators of some of the world’s most beloved videogame series, Half-Life and Portal, has announced the beta release of their new animation tool, Source Filmmaker (SFM), designed to give filmmakers their own limited, yet extremely powerful, film studio.