News: July - December 2007

Thursday 27th December 2007:
New Black Mesa Screenshots: And at long last, some news: The Black Mesa team have updated their website, with lots of new screenshots - and it's looking amazing. Make sure you check them out.
 > About Black Mesa [Internal link]
 > New Screenshots
Posted 5:49 pm GMT/UTC

Thursday 18th October 2007:
The Orange Box - The Greatest PC "Game" Ever: Well, according to Metacritic anyway. The Orange Box, containing Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2, has currently got a Metascore of a whopping 97 - one point higher than any other PC game. Of course, The Orange Box is actually five games, not one, so I'm not sure whether it should really count. Episode Two on its own has currently got a Metascore of 91, putting it at number 57 on Metacritic's list of PC games by Metascore (though numbers 38 to 61 all have the game Metascore), and Portal's Metascore is currently 89, putting it at number 100 on the list (though 76 to 103 have the same Metascore).
 > All Games By Score on Metacritic
 > Episode Two on Metacritic
 > Portal on Metacritic
Posted 6:21 pm BST (GMT/UTC + 1)

Wednesday 10th October 2007:
Win Half-Life 2 and Episode One: I've just purchased The Orange Box and have some gifts to give to a friend. None of my friends are really interested in Half-Life, so I thought "Hey! Why don't I give them to one of my website visitors?". So that's exactly what I'm doing - answer three easy questions and fill in some basic details and you'll be in with a chance of winning them! So let me give my gifts to someone who wants them - enter today!
 > Win Half-Life 2 and Episode One! [Link no longer valid]
Posted 6:41 pm BST (GMT/UTC + 1)

Saturday 29th September 2007:
CVG Interviews Gabe Newell: As part of their Creative Minds series, CVG have done an interview with Gabe Newell, about how Valve started, the development and popularity of Half-Life, the Source engine and more.
 > Interview at CVG
Posted 11:13 am BST (GMT/UTC + 1)

Wednesday 26th September 2007:
New Uplink Source Screenshots: Four new screenshots of Uplink Source have been posted - see them by clicking below, then the link under "Screenshots".
 > Uplink Source [Internal link]
Posted 6:08 pm BST (GMT/UTC + 1)

Sunday 23rd September 2007:
IGN go hands on with Episode Two: IGN have posted a hands on preview of Half-Life 2: Episode Two. It contains Half-Life 2 and Episode One spoilers.
 > Hands On Preview
Posted 10:18 pm BST (GMT/UTC + 1)

Wednesday 8th August 2007:
Uplink Source: The latest Half-Life 2 Mod to be added to my website is "Uplink Source" a, err, Source remake of a demo of the original Half-Life called, well, "Uplink". Unlike most demos, Uplink did not have a scenario or location from the actual game. Click below then the link under "Screenshots" for the first four screens.
 > Uplink Source [Internal link]
Posted 12:50 pm BST (GMT/UTC + 1)

Wednesday 25th July 2007:
Black Mesa Interview: YouGamers has done an interview with level designer Spencer "RabidMonkey" Rose.
 > Interview at YouGamers
Posted 11:55 am BST (GMT/UTC + 1)

Saturday 14th July 2007:
Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Portal Stage Demos: As part of their live E3 coverage, GameSpot have run some stage demos and Q&A sessions with Valve's Doug Lombardi for Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Portal. See the videos below.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two:

Portal (and Team Fortress 2):

Posted 3:37 pm BST (GMT/UTC + 1)