Half-Life 2: Episode One

Half-Life 2: Episode One News for PC

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Valve has announced that the third round of Steam for Mac launch titles are available now, including the Half-Life 2 series of games and Eve Online: Tyranis.

Eve Online: Tyranis is the first day-and-date release for the Mac and PC.

The Mac release of the Half-Life 2 titles have also seen several improvements and additions (also added to the PC versions). HL2 and Episode One have been updated to include over 40 new Steam Achievements - 32 for Half-Life 2 and 13 for Episode One. The games have also been updated to feature improved graphical effects

In addition, the Half-Life 2 titles now feature cross-platform support for Steam Cloud, allowing players to save their game progress on one computer, then seamlessly resume from that save point on another computer (Mac or PC).

In celebration of the launch on Mac, all Half-Life 2 games are available for 30 per cent off their regular price.

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Neon-Soldier32

Is this the next reason for no Half Life 3?
Posted 07:44 on 28 May 2010
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Clockpunk

Wish they included another gnome-based achievement or two - 2 of my proudest achievements (and most fun to attain) are the gnome-based ones in HL2 and L4D2.
Posted 17:54 on 27 May 2010
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Woffls

Orange Box for PC had achievements, so they were only 2 years behind Microsoft.

Achievements + graphical updates + steam cloud = I'm installing now to play through them all AGAIN :D Assuming Ep3 will be released this year it should be good timing for another play through.
Posted 17:34 on 27 May 2010
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Roland_D11@ draytone

No, I don't think they missed out. They are doing it quite sometime themselves, the first steam achievements came with the Orange Box in 2007.
Posted 17:00 on 27 May 2010
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WhoIsThePresidentNow@ draytone

Well MS started it all and Sony justwent along, why not Stream then?
Posted 12:10 on 27 May 2010
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draytone

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HL2 and Episode One have been updated to include over 40 new Steam Achievements - 32 for Half-Life 2 and 13 for Episode One.
Don't you think they have missed the boat with the whole 'Achievement' thing, Sony and Microsoft where doing it ages ago...
Posted 11:52 on 27 May 2010
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Mr_Ninjutsu

Woo! I've never really been that inclined to carry on with Half-Life 2 as my pc (Dell) starts to sound like a jet taking off whenever I play HL2. But this is great! It's on the download as I speak for my mac :D
Posted 09:52 on 27 May 2010

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Release Date: 02/06/2006
Developer: Valve
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: BBFC 15
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