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)

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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 2 comments

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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mooftoin
mooftoin Jun 25 2013, 5:49pm says:

it will not install, it just asks me to find it in my computer. i have installed other games and mods and they have not done this, what is wrong with it? has it done this for anyone else? thanks

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thecheezyguy123
thecheezyguy123 Jul 28 2013, 9:07am replied:

it has to say install game and not install shortcut because you have to download half life 2 (bassically it does not exist on desura)

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Crypt
Crypt Jun 27 2013, 11:46am replied:

You're probably trying to download through Desura, right?
You can't. You need to buy it through Steam.

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Mr.Scary
Mr.Scary Jun 21 2013, 10:23pm says:

I dont know the how legitimate this is but... http://store.stearnpowered.com/app/246720/

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Psychopool
Psychopool Jul 7 2013, 5:56am replied:

Avast detected it as a phishing site. Not cool.

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ᎶʋƝʂℋɨƤ_ℳƘ_ƖƖ Jun 22 2013, 4:19am replied: Online

Fake

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Mr.Scary
Mr.Scary Jun 22 2013, 9:27pm replied:

Good good, but then again my previous comment of the 6 year interval release of the Half-Life games, which I could but assume that it being near 6 years yet again, it nearing 2014 I would atleast have faith in the legitimacy of the link. But yeah its without a shadow of a doubt a fake, seasoned Valve employee.

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ᎶʋƝʂℋɨƤ_ℳƘ_ƖƖ Jun 23 2013, 4:27am replied: Online

Nah, not employee, look at the link closely :

Store.STEARNpowered.com

not STEAM but STEARN, combination or undercase rn gives an illusion of m.

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Mr.Scary
Mr.Scary Jun 23 2013, 12:12pm replied:

...

My friend is a ****. Sorry for the trouble mate, have a fantastic day.

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Guest
Guest Jun 20 2013, 9:25am replied:

What are you, 9?

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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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