"Black Mesa, a fan-made remake of the original Half-Life, will finally be released to the public this month. The project has been in development since way back in 2004, so hopefully you like it.
Black Mesa converts Half-Life to the Source engine, the enhanced technology that launched with Half-Life 2. The entire campaign will be remade from the ground up. The deathmatch multiplayer from Half-Life is being revamped as well.
"That's where NeoGAF forum user Durante comes in. Mere minutes after the PC edition of the game was made available today, Durante had posted a downloadable DLL file that allows for higher internal resolutions by intercepting and altering the game's DirectX 9 API calls.
"Rockstar Games has been pretty tight lipped about releasing any information or media on Grand Theft Auto V. Luckily, it looks like some screenshots were able to escape high security and find some transportation. Three shots, showing off some what I can only assume to be three transportation classes -- bicycle-naut, car-mancer, and aeroplane-gineer -- have been release for your gratification. Err, that or Rockstar just wants to show off how you'll get around in GTA V, not to mention how great the game is looking."
"EA has had mixed results in recent periods as interest in consoles has dried up and free-access online games have taken their toll. Last month, EA reported fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 9 per cent. EA executives are thought to be considering selling the company for a $20 a share so that it can move into the free games market."
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"Valve has never been afraid to push the envelope to improve Steam, especially with such offerings as Greenlight and the Workshop. Now, the company has announced that Steam will expand beyond games into the area of software..."
"When Dean "Rocket" Hall started working on the zombie-themed DayZ mod for Bohemia Interactive's ArmA II, he figured it would get a decent response from the few thousand people in the game's devoted modding community. But now that DayZ has broken through to mainstream gaming success—recently crossing over the one million player threshold—it's starting to outgrow the game that it was initially built on top of.
"CNN has an expose showing that in South Korea, the world's most wired country, Internet gaming breeds two extremes: elite 'athletes' who earn fame and six figures, and addicts who literally play until they die and tells the stories of players on both sides of that real-life divide.
"Valve has issued an update to its Steam Subscriber Agreement that effectively prevents all Steam users from joining in class-action lawsuits against the company. Valve's new SSA requires that "you [the user] and Valve agree to resolve all disputes and claims... in individual binding arbitration," mimicking similar language added by EA to its Origin service agreement and Microsoft with Windows 8.
"Newell said Windows 8 is "kind of a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space". He said he fears that some top tier PC manufacturers will exit the market due to destroyed margins. Valve sees Linux as part of the solutioin and is keen on making sure it thrives.
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