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 Anarchy Arcade with 1 comment by SM_Sith_Lord on Dec 19th, 2014

Player Hubs - New Feature Coming in January

Recently I explained how to create massive virtual worlds that are functional representations of your PC & the internet: Imgur.com

The new feature I am announcing today takes it a step further by bringing together the virtual worlds that you have created with those that your friends have created.

There's an awesome new feature on the horizon that will bring together the AArcade community like never before and link us all together in one huge woven VR web. It's called Player Hubs, and thanks to the successful Kickstarter, it is one of the new features that will be working its way into the end of January release.

Player Hubs are simple, small, themed spaces that you fully customize to represent yourself and your favorite stuff. You can create how ever many hubs you want.After you have created a Player Hub, you share it to the Steam workshop so your friends can spawn your hub as part of their own, larger, virtual world!

If you ever update your player hub, your friends will automatically see your changes everywhere that they have your player hub spawned at. This means that the content in your and your friends' arcades will always be fresh and have your favorite stuff!

There are only 2 days left to pledge to the Kickstarter and reach the 1st stretch goal. If this goal is met, 3D artist Black_Stormy will join the development team and make us some great props to use in our arcades.


Don't miss out on the metaverse! AArcade is a fully functional Windows Desktop wallpaper image replacement! Browse YOUR files and launch YOUR favorite stuff from a 3D multiplayer environment instead of looking at Windows's boring old desktop & file explorer! The future is now!

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Exterminatus Alpha 8.08 Installer
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Exterminatus Alpha 8.08 Installer

Dec 14, 2014 Exterminatus Full Version 0 comments

This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids...

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.08 (Zip)
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Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.08 (Zip)

Dec 14, 2014 Exterminatus Patch 0 comments

This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus alpha 8.07C to alpha 8.08 including: Leviathan infestation of the ex_city_conflict map. Aesthetic...

Full vertion beta release ver1.1
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Full vertion beta release ver1.1

Dec 11, 2014 EBOV Full Version 1 comment

Fixed a bunch of stuff that did not work. Also balanced the game a bit better.

Kreedz Climbing 2.0
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Kreedz Climbing 2.0

Dec 10, 2014 Kreedz Climbing Full Version 0 comments

Here is the revived and latest Version 2.0 of Kreedz Climbing, a "spiritual successor" to KZ from Counter-Strike 1.6, bringing the game to the latest...

Exterminatus Alpha 8.07C Installer
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Exterminatus Alpha 8.07C Installer

Dec 6, 2014 Exterminatus Full Version 0 comments

This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids...

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.07C (Zip)
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Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.07C (Zip)

Dec 6, 2014 Exterminatus Patch 0 comments

This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus alpha 8.07B to alpha 8.07C including: Updated soundscapes from DontAsk, updates to ex_valley and...

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Metal_Sac
Metal_Sac Aug 13 2003, 8:43pm says:

A new article on City-17.net: City-17.net Nitpicking, I know, but interesting to note. These are relatively minor bugs that Valve could fix by Version 1 or with a patch. Maybe they already did! I hear they're quite good. :P

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Metal_Sac
Metal_Sac Aug 12 2003, 1:33pm says:

Havok.com
awesome demo o the ragdoll physics engine HL2 will use. It's fun to play with, so enjoy!

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Metal_Sac
Metal_Sac Aug 12 2003, 8:47am says:

What if this game sucks? I mean sucks ***. I know it won't happen, but if it did? It would kinda funny. I'd have to laugh. I mean, all this hype and me becoming obsessed, and then HL2 blows. City-17.net It just might be possible...
I don't believe, though. HL2 0wnz UR face n00b1!!!11!!

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leilei
leilei Aug 2 2003, 12:55am says:

My k6 can run it fine.

Seriously, it can.

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EclipseRS
EclipseRS Jul 25 2003, 6:52pm says:

Information :

A new HL2 modification revolving around the street racing world, you will be able to purchase parts for your car in game, we are going to make a central server similar to that of Motor City Online, however, we will need a sponsor, if you wish to sponsor us with a server or two (One for Beta Testing, One For Central-Server) then please email me.

If you wish to ask any questions please either email me or join our IRC channel at #HighOctane on the gamesnet server (irc.gamesnet.net), add us to you're auto perform list and just idle!

We are currently looking for the following; 2 Coders, 2-4 Modelers, 2-4 Skinners, 1 Graphics Artist, 2 Animations. We currently have one mapper (My Self) and one graphics artist (F|uxx).

To view our website : Click Here
To view our moddb profile : Click Here

Thanks,
Eric "EclipseRS" Pelezo

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Pengus
Pengus Jul 23 2003, 9:40pm says:

How Many of you will have the hardware to play this though??

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ShortCutMan
ShortCutMan Jul 20 2003, 2:48am says:
waldenlongboards wrote:i need help wear do i get hl2 and do i need it to play hl2 mods

:rolleyes:
Its not out yet, and yes you will need HL2 to play HL2 mods. They aren't HL2 mods for nothing. :rolleyes:

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BiGDaWg12
BiGDaWg12 Jul 17 2003, 2:01pm says:

Forget Multiplayer, if they did get rid of multiplay, i would still buy the game (though no MP would really suck) but this game's Single Player is gonna be much better than the MP is. I CANT WAIT :D

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waldenlongboards
waldenlongboards Jul 16 2003, 9:47pm says:

i need help wear do i get hl2 and do i need it to play hl2 mods

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hammy-bob
hammy-bob Jul 9 2003, 3:12am says:

:-| why do you think none of us played hl single player, that was the great part of hl

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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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