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You Can Play Any "Half-Life" You Want for Free For the Next Two Months

You Can Play Any “Half-Life” You Want for Free For the Next Two Months

Half-Life: Alyx isn’t launching until March 2020, and it’s been years since the last real Half-Life episode debuted. That means it’s probably time to go back and play through the Half-Life games so you can get back up to speed. But you don’t know where they are, and you don’t want to buy them again. […]

The "Half-Life" G-Man Speaks After A Decade Of Silence

The “Half-Life: Alyx” G-Man Speaks After A Decade Of Silence

After not hearing his voice in over twelve years, we finally hear the first words from G-Man as he prepares to return in Half-Life: Alyx. The overloading bureaucrat has been a fixture of the series since the beginning, but with Valve not making a new Half-Life for so long, we haven’t heard much from him […]

Valve Releases New Details About "Half-Lyfe: Alyx"

Xbox’s Phil Spencer Has Apparently Already Played “Half-Life: Alyx”

There are a lot of people out there looking forward to giving Half-Life: Alyx a try, just for a few moments. Apparently, Xbox’s Phil Spencer already did. Ever since the game was announced, there have been rumors and threads and discussions from fans about what the game will contain. A lot of it is speculation […]

Valve Releases New Details About "Half-Lyfe: Alyx"

Valve Releases New Details About “Half-Life: Alyx”

This morning, Valve Corporation released brand new details and a proper trailer for their upcoming VR title, Half-Life: Alyx. We now know that the game is set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. So we now know this is neither a sequel or a prequel, this is a story in the middle of […]

Valve Confirms "Half-Life: Alyx" As Their First VR Venture

Valve Confirms “Half-Life: Alyx” As Their First VR Venture

After years of demanding Valve get to work on a brand new Half-Life game, we finally got our wish, kinda. Today the company announced Half-Life: Alyx. The game has been a rumor for months with everyone who was “in the know” telling us it was going to happen but had no source to credit it […]

Valve Updated “Half-Life 2” With Some Useless Upgrades

Of all the things you would think Valve could do for Half-Life 2 after 15 years, getting characters to blink probably wouldn’t be high on your list. But that’s what the company did this week as they added a rare upgrade to the game that added a couple of items for players to try out. […]

The World Video Game Hall of Fame Announces the 2019 Finalists

The World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced the 12 finalists for the 2019 class of inductees today, which includes a range of classic to more modern games from Centipede to Super Smash Bros. Melee. All twelve finalists were chosen for their impact on the world of gaming and pop culture. The 12 finalists are: […]

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Half-Life 2 Writer Appears to Return to Valve

After leaving in 2017, Half-Life 2 co-writer Erik Wolpaw has returned to Valve. For the past decade or so, Valve’s interest appeared to be focused on very specific ventures. Cementing Steam as the top PC store was one such, with the Vive, Steam Link, their controller and other various side projects filling out their time. […]

Black Mesa: Xen Trailer

Half-Life Remake Black Mesa Receives a New Trailer

We may never see Half-Life 3, but we can enjoy what fans are doing to the series in the meantime as we get a new look at Black Mesa. If you’re not familiar with the project, this is a fan-made remake of the original Half-Life game, which has been around since 2012 and even got […]

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Valve Adds Tons of New Job Postings, Fueling Even More Half-Life 3 Rumors

Valve isn’t ever the most forthcoming of companies about what they’re up to, but they’ve updated their job listings over the weekend and continue to push those listings on social media, which has fans wondering just why they’re so desperate to hire new talent. The job listings are open for a variety of positions from […]

Final Fantasy

You Can Dress as Gordon Freeman in Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition if You Pre-Order

Half-Life is coming to Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition as Gordon Freeman’s iconic outfit is now a pre-order bonus. Final Fantasy XV hasn’t been afraid of getting itself in some cross game promotions lately. Noctis is a guest character in Tekken 7 as well as a Final Fantasy-centric mission added to Assassin’s Creed: Origins recently. It’s clear Square […]

Former ‘Half-Life 2’ Writer Reveals The Plot To Episode 3

If you’re a fan of everything Half-Life, then you’re probably familiar with Mark Laidlaw. For the uninitiated, Laidlaw is a former writer at Valve, back when the company actually made games for living instead of just focusing on Steam and eSports. The man joined the company back in the late-’90s and stayed there until his departure […]

Former Half-Life Writer Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve

Valve writer Chet Faliszek has left Valve under amicable circumstances. The news was revealed on GamesIndustry.biz, and Faliszek wrote of his departure: “[It was] Nothing exciting or drama filled. I worked there 12 years, shipped a bunch of great games and some amazing hardware and wanted to change things up.” Over his 12-year Valve career, Faliszek worked […]

This Day in Pop Culture History

On This Day In Pop Culture For April 5

Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on April 5, the 95th day of the year: 1951- Julius […]

Kingdom Hearts III

Game Development Hell Is Closing Its Doors With KH3

Believe it or not, but Development Hell is closing its doors, at least the games division. The only games languishing in Development Hell are Kingdom Hearts 3, Beyond Good And Evil 2, and Half-Life 3. Previous punchingbags in the “never getting made” list were Persona 5, which is set to release in just a few days, […]

Portal And Half-Life Movies Are ‘Still Coming’

A showing of intent for both Portal and Half-Life movies was made years ago by J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell at DICE. Since then though, the projects have mostly been silent though. However, they are still on their way to being made apparently. Speaking in his Reddit AMA last night, Newell took this question on directly, […]


Co-Creator And Writer Of The Half-Life Franchise Has Left Valve

It’s that time again. Half-Life 3 speculation. And as almost always is the case with this game, it isn’t good news. In an email chain posted on Reddit by a fan (via GameSpot), it appears that Half-Life co-creator and writer on the games, Marc Laidlaw has left Valve after 18 years. Laidlaw states that age […]

Half-Life 3 File Found In Dota 2 Update

Time to do that Half-Life 3 news dance we do once every few months. This time, it comes by way of a Dota 2 update. In a new update, a file called hl3.txt has been found, and it makes reference to a lot assets in the game. There is mention of VR, procedural generation and […]

Naughty Dog Director Asks Valve For Half-Life 3 Rights Over Twitter

Last we heard, Half-Life 3 was potentially on the permanent back burner. Whether we ever see the series again seems highly uncertain right now, which means that the internet will be able to keep doing their ‘Half-Life 3 Confirmed’ schtick for the foreseeable future. Well, Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us director Neil Druckmann […]