Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, and find yourself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. You must rescue the world from the wrong you unleashed back at Black Mesa.

The original Half-Life sent a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title won more than 50 Game of the Year awards, was named "Best Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launched a franchise which has since sold over 11 million units worldwide. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player’s presence affects everything around him or her, from the physical environment to the behaviors and even the emotions of both friends and enemies.

Technical note: most mods “for Half-Life 2” are actually cross-compatible with all of Valve's Source engine games. Check a mod’s profile for details on whether a specific game is needed.

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About Pirates, Vikings, & Knights II with 6 comments by Crazytalk on Sep 15th, 2014

       Octoshark Studios is excited to announce that Pirates, Vikings and Knights II version 3.0 is almost here! With it comes the Source SDK Base 2013 update. This means PVK will now be standalone with support for Linux and Mac, and multi-core rendering. For a quick look at what this release has to offer, and when it will be ready, see the trailer below.

New maps in this video: te_cara & te_sandstorm. Also featuring in-game footage of the Man-at-Arms. Music by: Jaldaboath

Man-at-Arms

      The Man-at-Arms is the 3rd class to join the knights team in PVKII. Brandishing a Mace and Buckler for defense, Halberd for offense, and a Crossbow for picking off enemies, this Frenchman is known for his over-the-top taunts and hilarious demeanor. Check out some of his voice commands and achievements below.

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The Man-at-Arms takes pride in his ability to taunt his foes. His tongue is as sharp as his Halberd.

This is just a taste of the arsenal of voice commands at the Man-at-Arms' disposal. Voiced by Weaver.
Doeth Thou Scoff Verily?
Directly taunt every enemy class.
Variété
As a Man-at-Arms, kill with each of your weapons in a single life.




New Maps

bt_pinegrove is a new booty map by Gaz -- the creator of Island. Pinegrove is modelled off of the original PVK1 map that was loved by many. The map takes place in a peaceful forest. Fight off your enemies and hold onto as much treasure as possible in this spectacular remake of a classic!


te_cara is a brand new territory map featuring two moving territories. Started by Jahhur, the creator of Frostbite and Cathedral, this beautifully crafted map has also received love from Jimonions, Lhorkan, and Sir Bubbles. Work as a team to capture the territories and dominate your enemies!


te_sandstorm may not be a new name to the game, but the map has been completely remade by Ubermann. The style and atmosphere of this desert wonder will whet your appetite as you fight to control the food, water, and weapon supplies.

 

      Some of our prop modelers and texture artists have also helped contribute to these maps. Sandstorm includes props by Alurios7, Juicyfruit, Nordoceltic, and textures by Skuee. James Davis is currently working on horse models for the territories in Cara and a few other surprises in maps like Catheral.

Celebrity Announcers

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Pirates:
Alestorm's lead singer, Christopher Bowes, recorded these Pirate announcer lines for us. Alestorm is a Pirate-themed heavy metal band out of Scotland with hit songs like "Keelhauled" and "Wenches & Mead." Check them out here.

Vikings:
Our very own Rejenorst was kind enough to record these Viking announcer lines. You may remember Rejenorst as the man who did the original Pirate and Viking voice commands.

Knights:
James "Grand Master Jaldaboath" Fogarty, lead singer of Jaldaboath, lent us his knightly voice for this announcer. Jaldaboath is a Medieval Templar Metal band based out of the UK. Their song "Hark the Herald" is featured in our trailer above. Check them out on Facebook.

       As we close in on this heavily anticipated release, look ahead for a full changelog. Keep an eye on our Social Media feeds for more!

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Codename CURE - B2.0 (Mac OS X Disk Image)
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Codename CURE - B2.0 (Mac OS X Disk Image)

Sep 7, 2014 Codename CURE Full Version 0 comments

CURE B2.0 - Mac OS X Disk Image Installer. Use for installing easily on Mac. Make sure you have "Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer" installed under the...

Codename CURE - B2.0 (Windows Installer)
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Codename CURE - B2.0 (Windows Installer)

Sep 7, 2014 Codename CURE Full Version 0 comments

CURE B2.0 - Windows Installer. Use for installing easily on Windows. Make sure you have "Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer" installed under the steam tools...

Codename CURE - B2.0 (Linux / Zip Folder)
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Codename CURE - B2.0 (Linux / Zip Folder)

Sep 7, 2014 Codename CURE Full Version 0 comments

CURE B2.0 - Linux / Zip folder. Use for installing on any system manually including dedicated servers and Linux. (For Clients) Make sure you have "Source...

Hotfix (v.1.3)
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Hotfix (v.1.3)

Sep 1, 2014 Silent Hill: Alchemilla Patch 0 comments

Major fix for glitching scripts when entering trough doors. Also includes material improvements.

Black Mesa : Resonance - Unreleased maps
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Black Mesa : Resonance - Unreleased maps

Aug 31, 2014 Half-Life 2 Demo 0 comments

These are some old maps highly incomplete from Black Mesa : Resonance. Episode 1 & 2 maps are in this pack.

Mystery Combat Man 3
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Mystery Combat Man 3

Aug 29, 2014 Mystery Combat Man 3 Full Version 1 comment

After months of dedicated hard work and serious planning, Mystery Combat Man 3 is finally complete! Now you can join the Mystery Combat Squad and defeat...

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brutalboy55
brutalboy55 Aug 6 2014, 11:40am says:

Good trailer

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Meraqel
Meraqel Jul 21 2014, 3:02pm says:

What if about G-man: What if G-man is like Q from Star Trek New Generation. I mean not god-like but still powerful enough. xD

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λpone
λpone Aug 2 2014, 4:30am replied:

That's what I thinking. 0.o

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden May 30 2014, 12:36am says:

valve is really making it hard to mod, scene.images don't work anymore after the steampipe update, and for awhile the friggen mod tools didn't work at all for weeks until the community figured out a way around it. I appreciate valve's tenancity at updating an aging engine, but is it really necessary to screw with whats worked before breaking mods in the process? Theres alot of old mods that won't be updated..

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Crypt
Crypt Jun 8 2014, 7:48am replied:

I got very scared (and angry) during the Steampipe updates. Is there no limit to the amount of things Valve can break?

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nickyforiasha
nickyforiasha Jul 27 2014, 1:07am replied:

isnt steam pipe a beta feature?

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Crypt
Crypt Jul 27 2014, 2:35am replied:

I don't think so. I do know that Valve left various Source modders stuck, unable to work on anything for a bit.

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EITY10
EITY10 Apr 5 2014, 2:41pm buried:

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The 22nd AB is now recruiting. 22nd plays a variety of games including Battlegrounds 2, Resistance and Liberation, etc. If anybody would like to join either add an officer on steam or sign up on our website www.22ndab.co.uk/‎.

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Astrid.
Astrid. May 1 2014, 6:58pm replied:

Oh man I was gonna say that! :D

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Sadly it never ends for Gordon Freeman, he is gaming worlds Jack Bauer, consistently going from one bad day to the next. No sooner have you blown up the head of the Xenian Nihilanth and discussed career prospects with the mysterious G-Man than he tosses you in the mix again. Another train ride another mysterious situation leaving Gordon (and you the gamer) none the wiser, but thats what we like about the Half-life series and all it's canonical universe, Valve will always give you a Palm d'or plot…

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