Half-Life 2: Episode One


Valve writers talk silent protagonists and bringing the LOLs

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As reported on Gamasutra, a bunch of Valve's writers have been taking part in a roundtable question and answer session at GDC Online.

Read on for some insight from some of the most talented writers in the industry.

Explosive Half-Life 2 fan-film emerges

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In the fast-paced world of PC gaming, Half-Life 2 may be considered 'getting on a bit', but its fan base still stands strong. No better evidence could be found than this great fan-film, telling the story of a resistance fighter opposing the rule of the Combine.

Found by the guys over at RPS, Singularity Collapse features some spectacular looking props and costumes that perfectly capture the atmosphere of Valve's iconic shooter, as well as some great CGI work using assets from the game itself. Gunfights and aesthetics aside though, it's really the gunship vs buggy chase that makes this a must-see.

Peter Molyneux's son really wants Half-Life 2: Episode 3

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Peter Molyneux, one time hero of the PC, one-time head of Lionhead, now doomed to make Fable 3, 4, 7 and 9* appears to really want Half-Life 2: Episode 3. So much so that he's prepared to make his son, his own flesh and blood, ask Valve for Half-Life 2: Episode 3. And then put that very video on YouTube.

It's kinda cute. And embedded below.