Posts Tagged ‘Valve’

Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game

by Daniel Delargyon 13/04/2016
Overall, the game does a fantastic job - in both packaging, instruction manual and tone of the game - of emulating the humour and atmosphere of the Portal series as a whole.

The Heartbreak of Half-Life

by redshirtjamieon 21/02/2016
The air is acrid, thick with the vapour trails of stinger missiles and gunpowder. Spent shell casings litter the forest floor and the roar of my buggy engine is the only sound that perforates the post battle silence. Moments ago, determined screams of the Resistance echoed through the trees as Striders fell hard through the forest […]

Spintires Early Access Review: Rumble in the Jungle or Bogged in the Mire?

by David Roseon 26/06/2014
It is in early access, but you can already tell it is getting there. The bugs and feature limitations are natural for a game only just released on Early Access and given the developer will likely be hotfixed out very quickly. Try the tech demo first if you're not absolutely sold on an orienteering game but there is an awful lot to like already.

It’s a deal: The dark world of underground Steam game trading

by Sai Mealingon 23/06/2014
If you’re like me then you probably view each Steam sale with simultaneous hope and dread. On the one hand, you can’t wait to add some more games to a collection that is already far bigger than it should be and but you also dread the state of your bank balance by the time it’s all […]

Portal is coming to the tabletop!

by Bevan Clatworthyon 15/03/2014
Cake, and grief counseling, will be available at the conclusion of the test. – GLaDOS Remember that crazy computer and all her tests? Remember getting stumped by that one puzzle, then laughing your head off as the toilet cried ‘Thank You for Your Business!”? How about finding out the cake was a lie? Well, something […]

Learn about nuclear physics from GLaDOS in this fun NASA video

by Chris Batemanon 03/03/2014
“Do you really not know what nuclear fusion is?” Everyone who has played Valve’s Portal loves GLaDOS, that’s a simple fact. Her sadistic, humourless and robotic tones turned an interesting physics puzzle game into a cult classic, enjoyed by many gamers who would otherwise steer well clear of the puzzle genre. So, how would you […]

Nevermind: The new horror game that can use your own fear against you

by Sai Mealingon 08/02/2014
Do you remember shitting yourself when that dog jumped through the mansion window in Resident Evil for the first time? And did you ever wish that dog could read your mind and then either scarper or pounce and rip your face off dependant on your level of anxiety? Well that is the kind of experience that […]

Space Hulk Now Assaulting Linux

by James Buckinghamon 29/01/2014
Danish independent studio Full Control announced yesterday that Space Hulk – the digital adaptation of the classic Games Workshop board-game, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe – is now available on Linux. “We’ve always wanted to offer gamers different options on what platform they choose to play Space Hulk,” said Thomas Hentschel Lund, CEO of Full Control “We actively support Valve’s push for Linux as […]

Start spreading the news: Windows 8.1 prepares for the return of the ‘Start’ button

by Sai Mealingon 24/04/2013
    Without  a doubt, the single most controversial aspect of Microsoft’s Windows 8 Operating System has been the decision to replace the Start menu with the more tablet-friendly Metro user interface. Many PC users chose to boycott Windows 8 altogether whereas the more tech savvy have utilized 3rd party applications such as StartIsBack which […]

J.J. Abrams Will Be The Geek Messiah

by James Buckinghamon 07/02/2013
He’s successfully rebooted Star Trek, and just been announced as the Star Wars Episode VII director. Now to top all that off the geektastic director extraordinaire J.J. Abrams has confirmed that film adaptations of Valve‘s “Half Life” and “Portal” titles are real and are moving ahead – backed up by Valve boss Gabe Newell. On Wednesday […]