Category Archives: Valve

Portal, PC

Portal is a legendary first-person puzzle/gravity game developed and published by Valve in 2007.

I say “gravity game” because Portal combines basic physics (acceleration, velocity, gravity, and inertia), with the ability to open up entry and exit portals, to create a game so beautifully simple-yet-complex that it is almost beyond belief…

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Team Fortress 2, PC

I remember Team Fortress 2 launching back in 2007. The wait had been immense… I forget how many years we waited; around seven or eight after it was announced, until finally getting to play it.

To me, the game was a bit of a let down. It was all a bit too cartoony for my liking. Nonetheless I have played and enjoyed Team Fortress 2 on occasion over the years, and took some grabs along the way.

These grabs do say what year they were taken, and do show Team Fortress 2 as it evolved over the space of a decade.

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Half-Life 2, PC

Half-Life 2 was first released by Valve Corporation in 2004. It was such a giant leap forward for games in general – not just first-person shooters – that its reverberations are still being felt today.

Half-Life (one) is a brilliant game, but Half-Life 2 completely blows it out of the water.

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Portal 2, PC

Valve really outdid themselves with Portal 2. Following on from a game as brilliant as Portal, they knew it had to be good. And it is better than good. Portal 2 is incredible.

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Little Rocket Man, Half-Life 2

Or: the intriguing story of that time I carried a garden gnome through an entire game, to unlock a single Steam achievement.

The game was Half Life 2: Episode Two – one of the best first-person shooters ever made.

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