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This Half-Life vs Portal Short Has Exactly As Much Dialogue As You Think It Does

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) […]

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Not A Lie: ‘Portal’ And ‘Left 4 Dead 2′ Arrive On Linux

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.

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Paramount Responds to the ‘Star Trek’ Videogame’s Co-op Problems (Updated)

If you’ve purchased a copy of the recently released Star Trek videogame on Steam, you may be staring longingly at the “Invite” button, unable to ask a friend to join you in some Kirk and Spock action. That’s because the highly anticipated co-op feature is not even working on impulse power, let alone warp speed. Now Paramount and its real-world co-op partner, Namco, have something to say about it.

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Xi3 Is Committed to Piston, While Valve’s Steam Box Remains Elusive

A few weeks ago, games publisher Valve announced that it had invested in modular PC maker Xi3, and gamers have been waiting with fascination for more info ever since they came out in public. Since then, their status has changed to “it’s complicated.” It’s become apparent that Valve has at least one other significant other.

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Valve’s Steam Box Races the PS4 and Xbox 720 to Market

Ever since the announcement in January, fans have been anticipating Valve’s Steam Box, a platform for Steam-based games that will serve as a competitor to the incumbent Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo systems. But now we have more of an idea when the Steam Box will turn from gamer fantasy into gamer reality: Valve’s co-founder Gabe Newell told the BBC that Valve will be giving prototypes of the game to customers in three or four months.

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Why Steam Box and SHIELD May Cause the Death of Consoles as We Know Them

Last week, I speculated that the SHIELD was not only a new gaming system but also the probable first part of a two-part sortie against the incumbent console platforms. The more I think about it, the more I think that NVIDIA and Valve may be attempting to deliver a two-punch knockout that could clean the clocks of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.

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8 Potential Reasons to Want a SHIELD and Steam Box Combo

Although parts of the blogosphere are unimpressed with the upcoming NVIDIA gaming device, SHIELD (a gamepad with an attached touch screen), I find their lack of faith disturbing–or at least unimaginative.

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The 10 Best Moments in Gaming in 2012

In a previous article, I listed some of the less-than-stellar things to happen to the world of gaming in 2012. After all, it’s not every industry that releases a dancing game where Darth Vader does a move called “the trash compactor.”

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The 15 Worst Moments in Gaming in 2012

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.

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Valve’s New Animation Tool Gives Filmmakers Their Own (Free) Studio

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.

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