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Ragdoll Physics: Better With Kinect

Ragdolls are fun on their own, but watching Criken2′s friend mess around in Garry’s Mod using a Kinect looks like a blast. Something about knowing the ragdoll is acting a certain way because there’s an actual person doing the same thing on the other end, I think. It’s extra playful.


The Kinect Finally Has A Proper Use: Funny Half-Life Videos

Garry’s Mod has added support for Kinect. The popular PC machinima/screwing around tool will be able to read your movements on Microsoft’s camera and, to the best of its ability, recreate the actions in the game.


You Can Play Black Mesa Right Now

The mega-ambitious, long-in-development Half-Life remake/tribute Black Mesa is finished, and you can downlaod it from Gamefront right now and give it a whirl.


How Dota 2 Exposes The Shortcomings Of The Video Game Industry

There’s no question that Defense Of The Ancients (Dota) is big. It’s a big deal. It’s also an immensely complicated game that has evolved over years of intense play, modding and sprawling evolution. It’s not very much like any other game out there. And for that reason, it could be argued that Dota 2 lays bare just how unimaginative most video games these days are.


Hey Look, It's The First Level Of System Shock 2 In Valve's Source Engine

Before you get all super excited about “OMG System Shock 2 remake,” well… this isn’t one. What it is is a fun way to imagine what one of the greatest games of all time would look like with a more current engine.


This Source Mod Brings Team Fortress 2 And Zelda Together!

Team Fortress 2. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. When their powers combine you get this – a pixel perfect remake of ClockTown in Source.


For The Love Of Modding And Free Things

Now that Team Fortress 2 is free, you no longer have to purchase a game to get the Source Software Development Kit – it too, is free. Happy modding! [Rock Paper Shotgun]


Valve Likes What It Sees In Nintendo's Wii U

Could Valve’s future games finally come to a Nintendo platform? Thanks to the Wii U, a system that appears at least as powerful as an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, it sounds like that’s a very real possibility.


Half Life 2 Mod Dear Esther To Receive Substantial Overhaul, 2011 Commercial Release

In 2008, Dan Pinchbeck of the University of Portsmouth created an interactive “ghost story” titled Dear Esther using Valve’s Source Engine, and its associated Half Life 2 art assets. The game achieved enormous critical success and established a devoted cult following. Now the title is set to receive a substantial makeover with the help of Indie Fund, and is due to enjoy a commercial release later this year.


Now You Can Make Your Own Portal 2 Puzzles (I Said NOW!!)

Valve is opening up Portal 2 to the community today with the beta release of the game’s authoring tools – the same tools Valve uses – a chance for you to get cracking on new maps, puzzles and more.