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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leilei
leilei Jun 2 2003, 5:32pm says:

It's not Activision, it's EA (i think, but they're all evil.)

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Shirk
Shirk Aug 9 2009, 11:24pm replied:

Its valve you ******* moron

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wanker
wanker Nov 5 2005, 9:26pm says:

k i got the fakfactory hi-res pack but wheres that hot fix stuff?

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jacksonj04 Staff
jacksonj04 May 30 2003, 7:12pm says:

It ain't Sierra, it's Activison (I think)

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azzDB
azzDB May 30 2003, 4:56am says:

Thats one ugly box neuro O_o

+2 votes     reply to comment
Krehlmar
Krehlmar May 29 2003, 9:59am says:

Omg I LOVE G-MAN! ARGH! hes so damn evil and mystic, hes above the fysics! I love him!

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Neurowave
Neurowave May 28 2003, 9:03pm says: 0 votes     reply to comment
Tei
Tei May 26 2003, 5:02am says:

Valve, please remenber that backlash linux style is standard in C, C++ libs and dont use the windows "standar" for anithing.

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Tei
Tei May 26 2003, 5:00am says:

3DMark2001 as the Havok technology, too. I think work in the "Max Payne" alike demo.

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Tei
Tei May 25 2003, 9:07am says:

Half-Life2 = Half-Life 1 + Havok + Valve Magic

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ytres
ytres Jun 6 2010, 8:46pm replied:

Correct.

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Highest Rated (22 agree) 10/10

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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lol

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