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Half-Life now officially available for Linux and Mac OSX

HalfLife
The 1998 smash-hit first person shooter Half-Life has been officially ported to Linux and Mac OSX.

For reasons unknown, the Steam page doesn’t actually list Mac and Linux as being supported, but we’re being told otherwise.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Day of Defeat

Day of Defeat Retail
Day of Defeat started life as a mod for the original Half-Life. Day of Defeat proved popular enough for it to become sanctioned by Valve and receive a standalone retail release, which is what this ad is promoting. Day of Defeat is probably one of the finest mods ever developed, even if it has been overshadows by Counter-Strike and Team Fortress.

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Gordon Freeman action figure coming this September from NECA


The silent hero of the Half-Life series, Gordon Freeman, will be available in action figure form this September, courtesy of NECA.

The figure will set you back $US18, and has twenty points of articulation, a crowbar, gravity gun and a head crab.

You can preorder the figure here.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Half-Life for Dreamcast

The cancellation of this was like a sweep to the last legs of the Dreamcast.

Half-Life was a smash hit on the PC, and plans were quickly brought together to take the game to the Dreamcast. They were even planning to give the Dreamcast version a few exclusive levels in the form of Half-Life: Blue Shift. However, the game was cancelled just days before release, and Blue Shift was redirected for release on the PC.