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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Guest1982
Guest1982 Oct 20 2013, 3:52pm says:

Rise and shine, Mr. Freeman... riiiiise and shiiine...

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malec21
malec21 Oct 18 2013, 9:11pm says:

half life 3 lol hope it comes out

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FritzOfTheSS
FritzOfTheSS Oct 6 2013, 1:08am buried:

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Someone should make a HL2 mod where you play as a German Soldier or Spy during WW2. Return to Castle Wolfenstein style or something.

Would be neat! Would be also a change of pace. Too many WW2 mods are either multiplayer or making the Nazis with anything but humanity.

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[inFus3d]
[inFus3d] Oct 12 2013, 4:36am replied:

Sure, because killing & experimenting with tons of innocent defenseless people is surely something a sane person will do!

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FritzOfTheSS
FritzOfTheSS Oct 12 2013, 11:00am buried:

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Russia was worse than Germany, and Stalin killed far more. I'm not saying make a game on the holocaust. You do know Germans ARE humans, right?

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Crypt
Crypt Oct 12 2013, 7:28am replied:

Yes, yes, I'm sure German spies killed and experimented on thousands of civies in WW2, and that a game would HAVE to focus on that.

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FritzOfTheSS
FritzOfTheSS Oct 12 2013, 11:02am replied:

When did I say it would focus on killing civies and experimenting? I'm talking about fighting allies in their own home. I think more in the sense of Wolfenstein, but as a German, not American.

Btw Russia and Stalin killed more than Germany and Hitler

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Crypt
Crypt Oct 12 2013, 11:32am replied:

Someone didn't catch my sarcasm. I was implying exactly what you're saying. 10/10

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FritzOfTheSS
FritzOfTheSS Oct 12 2013, 11:34am buried:

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OH! Okay! Thanks! Sorry, I was confused.

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FritzOfTheSS
FritzOfTheSS Sep 15 2013, 9:22pm replied:

Steam

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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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