Given the lack of attention that Valve gives to the Half-Life game series, it comes to a minor shock when at least ONE HUMAN BEING at the company is keeping an eye on the iconic and legendary 1998 first-person shooter. This past Tuesday, the original game got patched, and before you ask, it looks to have NOTHING to do with Half-Life 3, an announcement of Half-Life 3, or the existence of Half-Life 3. **teardrop**
On a recent episode of HBO’s Looking, currently airing in its second season, the show tackled the issue of Gordon Freeman’s enduring legacy from the Half-Life video game series. Judging from his outfit — you know, the one in the picture above — is Gordon supposed to be a character, or just some construct of the player? In this episode (2.06, Looking for Gordon Freeman), series star Jonathan Groff dons his Gordon Freeman costume in preparation for a Halloween party, but is met instantly with criticism from his friend Agustín who asks “what are you supposed to be, a mailman from the future?” Continue reading So, HBO’s Looking debates whether or not Gordon Freeman is a character or construct…→
It’s time for Episode 128 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a stimulating retirement and nursing home, tiny scallop robots to repair our bodies, the worst loadouts possible in Team Fortress 2, and the rocky beginnings of Rocky Maivia! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Scallops In Yo’ BODY!! – WIRed #128→
The reason us gamers look for and develop video game strategies is that it’s a way to help us succeed and win that game we’re playing. There’ nothing wrong with that, right? However, what if you just wanted to find the most interesting and spectacular methods in order to achieve glorious gaming failure? YouTuber Muselk has a series of videos for you. In an ongoing series of videos, he selects the worst possible weapons for each class in Team Fortress 2 and then plays matches with them. Just as you might expect from the simple explanation alone, the results are rarely pretty. For example, the video above has the Pyro with an bad flamethrower and a gun that takes advantage of water in a multiplayer map that has NO, ZERO, ZIP, ZILCH water. Let’s just say failure was successful.
Valve recently revealed details for its very own gamepad — the Steam Controller, designed to work with their Steam Machine varieties of console. The device differs from most modern controllers, featuring two circular, clickable trackpads (rather than analog sticks), and a touchscreen in the middle. Valve explains that the controller is “driven by the player’s thumbs, each one has a high-resolution trackpad as its base.” Continue reading Valve’s Steam Controller is Here, and…OOOO, I’m Intrigued!→
Howdy, Hey There, and Hello everyone! It’s another year, which means it’s time for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Now that the official first day of CES is complete, I want to give a few briefs about the products/stories introduced today at the show. I will be doing this for the rest of this week, so now, here are my top 5 favorite stories from day one of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. Continue reading My 5 Favorite CES 2013 Stories: Day 1/4→