Eurogamer Reviews Half-Life 2: Episode One

When is a sequel not a sequel? When it's Half Life 2: Episode One, the confusingly titled first new episode in a trilogy of releases that picks directly where HL2 left off. So it's part two of Half-Life 2, but episode one of three of part two? Something like that. Even Valve boss Gabe Newell seems exasperated with trying to justify it. "We should have just called it Half Life 3: Episode One, but it's a bit late now," he chuckles. Actually, Aftermath worked pretty well..

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Interview with Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil

Forza is the best racing game. Xbox will continue to work hard to create Japanese titles.

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crazyCoconuts1d 3h ago

I wonder how the gamers in Tokyo feel after Phil's email came out about how much he'd like to buy Nintendo.

XiNatsuDragnel1d 2h ago

Nintendo is probably laughing rn since they're winning and doing amazing my friend XD.

Abriael1d ago

I'm in Tokyo right now, and I can pretty much promise you that the vast majority of gamers in Tokyo don't give a flying F about that.

Jin_Sakai22h ago

Probably because the vast majority don’t even know about it.

porkChop22m ago

Outside of places like this no one really cares that much. Anyone with some common sense knows it ain't happening. Nintendo's investors would never go for it, and regulators would never approve it. No console manufacturer will be able to buy another. Even if MS were to go software-only, with Bethesda and ABK they'd be way too big to allow that purchase.

The most we'll likely see is further collaboration between the two. Maybe a bespoke version of Game Pass to stream games that otherwise aren't available for purchase on Nintendo systems. Or maybe Nintendo will use Azure to revamp its online infrastructure.

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purple1011d 1h ago

Oh boy.
. Here we go.

3 bags of microwave popcorn at-the-ready

purple1011d 1h ago

Here's a gem

"First, regarding PC Game Pass, since it is on the same PC platform as Steam, we believe that it provides users with a choice. The choice of which library to build is left to the user's discretion."

I've heard this term before from him..."build a library"

Only your comparing steam to gamepass. On gamepass once you stop paying your library is gone so not really a library like steam which you can always go bac, to play your purchases built over thr years, without paying a penny more.

Saying gamepass is a library implies this, but as we know, it's nothing like this.

Keep using this word 'library' sits wong with me.
It's a collection. A library in something you can reference and go back to to look at your dusty booka you loved as a child. With gamepass m$ can yank any title, at will and throw it in the bin,

No one would do that in my library.!

ApocalypseShadow1d 1h ago

Of course. With Phil it's 10 percent truth and 90 percent lie.

It's like you said, stop paying and you play nothing because with game pass, you own nothing. There's no library.

Only truth was that it's on PC and a choice between it and Steam.

Lightning773h ago

You mean like how all Subscriptions work? You think you get to keep all those PSN+ games after you unsubscribe? Netflix Hulu, you still think you get to watch movies after unsubscribe?

"Only truth was that it's on PC and a choice between it and Steam."

Which is exactly what he just said and exactly what he meant. Congrats you read it but failed the comprehension (so close). Either have GP library or build it on PC or steam since games hit day one their.

Sonic18811h ago

5 percent truth and 95 percent lie. But Jim Ryan lies a lot too. They both can go imo

Lightning773h ago

Gee it's almost like Xbox games release on Steam day and date and ppl can build their xbox games library on Steam. A choice of which library to build. Either on GP in which yes you pay for or Steam a PC games platform where they pay full price for games.

That was easy another failed gotcha moment on your part.

purple1013h ago

Gamepass is not a library in the true honest sense though. That's why it sits wrong with me.. your steam library is a library though.. point still stands.

Lightning771h ago

Being concerned over what's a library and what's not in your own weird definition is weird thing to be "concerned" about.

You're just doing what you always do Complain just to complain about absolutely nothing at all.

purple1011h ago

Library definition

COMPUTING subsect:

"a collection of programs and software packages made generally available, often loaded and stored on disk for immediate use."

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purple1011d 1h ago

"No. That's not it. What we want to offer is choice. Xbox isn't just about Xbox Game Pass."

Yeh that's why you release a console with no disk, and now another one leaked

isarai17h ago

Not to mention he literally said if Gamepass number don't improve significantly by 2027 MS will pull out of the gaming business and dissolve XBOX all together.

Plague-Doctor2738m ago

I think this is very unlikely even if they don't hit their targets, but them leaving would be terrible for the industry. Shame they are gambling everything on a very high risk subscription model

Destiny108020h ago(Edited 20h ago)

i don't know who should be more worried, after that pathetic leak, phil or the xbox fanboys

next year when xbox is releasing its all digital nightmare, sony will have somehow doubled the power of the PS5 and showing jaw dropping uncharted footage

XiNatsuDragnel20h ago

Sony is actually got ideas but xbox I'm not very sure.

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Baldur's Gate 3 Patch #3: Mac Support, Magic Mirror & More

Patch 3 is now live for Baldur’s Gate 3. Mac users and chronic character re-creators rejoice! Friday’s update will bring the full release of Baldur’s Gate 3 to Mac, and allow you to change your character’s appearance in-game via the Magic Mirror.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 a little underwhelming and could have been better

CG writes: Whilst there is no doubt the upcoming expansion Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is the real deal (based on current gaming media reviews), parts of the recent update 2.0 feels a little underwhelming in the grand scheme (trying hard not to complain too much about free stuff). In-a-way, with all the big-talk surrounding it, feels like some kind of psy ops. Let's explore why we think that way especially as Cyberpunk 2077 is one of our favourite games of all time with close to 1000 hours invested. Don't misunderstand us, the free update is welcome and does improve parts of the game way beyond the original release, but being critical we have some reservations.

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ShadesMoolah12h ago

Totally disagree with all of this.

thorstein4h ago

Why? 2.0 made some of the worst bugs come back. Glitches galore, or are the police supposed to float down the street in a burned out police car? What about the NPCs who float around with their arms outstretched? Constant crashes?
We were all told that 2.0 was going to fix so much that we'd have to come back.
But instead I have headless NPCs talking to me after they have been killed.
There are pages of bugs just for 2.0 on their official forum and on Steam.