Community Spotlight: Lego Portal 2

"Lego Portal 2" is an amazing stop motion animation created by Kooberz Studios, following Chell, ATLAS and P-body on a fan-influenced adventure through Aperture Science.

Although only a short 5 minute video, the quality, precision and direction of the animation is extremely professional and near to something you’d expect from a commercial animation studio.

Read Full Article: http://lambdageneration.com/multimedia/portal/lego-portal-2/

Make Your Map Glow with Cubemaps and HDR
Is your map looking a little bit flat? Does it need that extra zing? Then High Dynamic Range can help you add that warm glow to your creation. 
HDR is a subtle effect; a simple explanation is that is the effect of your eyes adjusting to a dark room after being in the bright outside. This means that darker areas will be darker initially, and will then rise to a brightness level more suited for interior gameplay. This dynamic balance of brightness adds contrast to your map, meaning an overall brighter and vibrant experience.

Read Full Tutorial: http://lambdageneration.com/modding/source/make-your-map-glow-with-cubemaps-and-hdr/

Make Your Map Glow with Cubemaps and HDR

Is your map looking a little bit flat? Does it need that extra zing? Then High Dynamic Range can help you add that warm glow to your creation. 

HDR is a subtle effect; a simple explanation is that is the effect of your eyes adjusting to a dark room after being in the bright outside. This means that darker areas will be darker initially, and will then rise to a brightness level more suited for interior gameplay. This dynamic balance of brightness adds contrast to your map, meaning an overall brighter and vibrant experience.

Read Full Tutorial: http://lambdageneration.com/modding/source/make-your-map-glow-with-cubemaps-and-hdr/

Community Spotlight: Focalpoint
Focalpoint is an inventive Half-Life 1 mod which follows the story of a HECU marine sent into the Black Mesa Research Facility. Released in 2012 by Dimitri Vujicic, Focalpoint features a range of detailed levels and complex puzzles which combine to provide immersive gameplay similar to that of Half-Life itself.

Read Full Article: http://lambdageneration.com/modding/half-life/focalpoint-spotlight/

Community Spotlight: Focalpoint

Focalpoint is an inventive Half-Life 1 mod which follows the story of a HECU marine sent into the Black Mesa Research Facility. Released in 2012 by Dimitri Vujicic, Focalpoint features a range of detailed levels and complex puzzles which combine to provide immersive gameplay similar to that of Half-Life itself.

Read Full Article: http://lambdageneration.com/modding/half-life/focalpoint-spotlight/

yepperoni:

it’s implied that the only reason the bomb is faster to defuse with a kit in csgo is because the bomb code is written on the kit, not because of the tools     some fun counter strike lore from the counter strike lore books 

When the Sandman debuted during the Scout Update, Valve broke new ground regarding ranged melee weapons. However, perhaps because of its unusual design, there have been a number of bizarre exploits associated with this weapon over the years and a few of these are still in the game today.

Read More: http://lambdageneration.com/discussion/teamfortress/things-valve-didnt-intend-sandman/

spassundspiele:

Half-Life fan art by Nagy Norbert 

spassundspiele:

Half-Life fan art by Nagy Norbert 

(via fuckyeahhalf-life)

Jeff, Ooiman and Alex talk about the news this week including Robin Williams relation to Valve as well as some awesome Half-Life fan films in the works.

goldsourcegold:

co_ether for Natural Selection by Pär Fredriksson

goldsourcegold:

co_ether for Natural Selection by Pär Fredriksson

Absolute Beginners’ Guide to Source MappingHere is the first of our new Modding & Development Tutorials that we are doing. In this installment we’ll help you take your first steps into creating a map in Valve’s Source SDK.
Read More: http://lambdageneration.com/modding/source/beginners-source-mapping-guide/

Tutorial by MisterAddy.

Absolute Beginners’ Guide to Source Mapping

Here is the first of our new Modding & Development Tutorials that we are doing. In this installment we’ll help you take your first steps into creating a map in Valve’s Source SDK.

Read More: http://lambdageneration.com/modding/source/beginners-source-mapping-guide/

Tutorial by MisterAddy.

So Apparently Robin Williams Was a Valve FanAs a result of the tragic news about the recent death of Robin Williams, he’s being remembered all over the world as a comedian, actor and visionary, but what many have forgotten is that he was also an ardent PC gamer.Read More: http://lambdageneration.com/news/valve/apparently-robin-williams-was-a-valve-fan/

So Apparently Robin Williams Was a Valve Fan

As a result of the tragic news about the recent death of Robin Williams, he’s being remembered all over the world as a comedian, actor and visionary, but what many have forgotten is that he was also an ardent PC gamer.


Read More: http://lambdageneration.com/news/valve/apparently-robin-williams-was-a-valve-fan/

The lambda symbol is an iconic image of the Half-Life series, forming part of the logo for all of the games to date, but what does this logo mean, exactly, outside of Half-Life?Read More: http://lambdageneration.com/discussion/half-life/many-meanings-of-lambda/

The lambda symbol is an iconic image of the Half-Life series, forming part of the logo for all of the games to date, but what does this logo mean, exactly, outside of Half-Life?

Read More: http://lambdageneration.com/discussion/half-life/many-meanings-of-lambda/

goldsourcegold:

Gunman Chronicles by Rewolf Software

goldsourcegold:

Gunman Chronicles by Rewolf Software

Minutes ago, a new post went up on the Team Fortress 2 blog, calling for T-Shirt designs for future merchandise.

Read More: http://lambdageneration.com/news/teamfortress/valve-calls-for-tf2-shirt-designs/

The CS:GO competition ESL One Cologne started just a few hours ago.

Read More: http://lambdageneration.com/news/counter-strike/esl-one-cologne-2014/

Watch Live: http://www.esl-one.com/csgo/live-streams/