The Best Way to Replay Half-Life in 2024

This is the best way to replay and experience 1998’s ever-brilliant Half-Life 1 in 2024, with a mod that overhauls the gameplay vastly. Half-Life still stands out as one of the greatest FPS games ever created. It jumpstarted the narrative-driven FPS genre and there are still a lot of players that admire Half-Life‘s legacy. But … Read more

10 Most Annoying Enemies in Games

There are some foes in gaming that are downright frustrating to deal with. Here are our picks for the ten most annoying enemies in games. Flying Nightjar Ninja – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice The skilled ninjas of the Nightjar clan are forces to be reckoned with. But god, are they annoying! The flying variant of … Read more

Most Iconic Armored Suits in Games

These are the most iconic and recognized armored suits in games. This article only includes suits from games set in modern times and the future. While there are much-loved armored suits in medieval RPGs like The Witcher 3 and The Elder Scrolls, this list will not include them. Praetor Suit – DOOM and DOOM Eternal … Read more

Most Innovative Weapons in Games

Genius engineering and thinking went into the creation of these armaments. These are our picks for the most innovative weapons in games. In this list, I will not refrain from including multiple entries from a single franchise because mechanically/engineering-wise impressive weapons aren’t very common in games. Pulley Crossbow – Elden Ring This is one of … Read more

Are the Half-Life expansions still worth playing?

Are the Half-Life expansions – namely, Blue Shift and Opposing Force – still worth playing in 2023? Let’s find out. The revolutionary first-person shooter Half-Life was released way back in 1998. Its game mechanics and narrative were way ahead of their time. This landmark of gaming set the bar high for all FPS games to … Read more

Games you should play more than once to fully understand

Certain games cannot be understood with just one playthrough. Like certain films and books – such as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment – there are complex games that you should play more than once to fully understand. I thoroughly believe that video games are an art form, and … Read more

10 Best Openings in Games

A great introduction sequence can make a good first impression on the player. Here are the ten best openings in games. Except for the openings themselves, this article contains no major spoilers for the listed games. 10. BioShock No Gods. No Kings. Only Man. Andrew Ryan BioShock is one of the landmarks of the gaming … Read more

Is Valve working on new Half-Life and Portal games?


Valve product designer Greg Coomer revealed in an interview that both Half-Life and Portal could be among the games in development. Despite Valve’s great history as video game developers, in the last decade and a half, they have not stood out like they used to. Even so, they delivered the best VR game ever in … Read more

The Half-Life remake Black Mesa is finally finished

Black Mesa has morphed from a fan project to a full-fledged standalone PC game. Eight years after its release as a Half-Life 2 mod, the remake of the original Half-Life is now officially out. If you’ve been following this project since the beginning – like me – then you probably already know that it started … Read more

Half-Life games are free to play until Alyx launches in March

Valve is letting gamers play all of the games in the Half-Life series for free in the leadup to Half-Life: Alyx. These games are all fairly old now, but they’re still fun to play. The original Half-Life was released back in 1998 while Half-Life 2 came out in 2004. Two years later, Half-Life Episode 1 … Read more

Valve just announced Half-Life: Alyx

Twelve years after the release of Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Valve today announced that there’s a new Half-Life game in development. It’s called Half-Life: Alyx. Details are scant at this point, but one thing we do know is that Half-Life: Alyx will be a virtual reality game. In fact, Valve is calling Alyx their “flagship VR … Read more