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    Want to re-familiarize yourself with the Half-Life franchise? Or interested in trying the series for the first time? You'll be able to, easily, thanks to a new promotion held by Valve. In order to hype people up for the imminent launch of Half-Life Alyx, all the games in the franchise are free to play on Steam, for a limited time. Running from today until Alyx's release, Half-Life 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 1 and 2, Source, Opposing Force, and Blue Shift are all available for Steam owners to download. These aren't free to keep, but you'll be able to play them without cost for the next two months.

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  3. jt_1258

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    Yo, time to get the boys together and do another multiplayer run through, woo!
     
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    you know... i feel exhausted. lol
     
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    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    Thts very generous - valve if yr reading this pls bring the series to ps4 with trophys - shit I'll even pay double
     
  6. smileyhead

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    ...Get it?
     
  7. Jiehfeng

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    Valve here to save the day from the dark deladays... :P
     
  8. Stealphie

    Stealphie GBAtemp's Favorite Hat Kid
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    Nice.
    But i already own all the Half-Life games, so for me it's useless. But hey, for the people that don't have them, it will be nice.
     
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    It's pretty weird seeing Valve pick up Half-Life again after so long.

    Seeing them work to get both new and old players interested brings me hope they'll do more than just this Alyx installment if it goes well.
     
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    Hello Dr.Freeman.
     
  12. eyeliner

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    Bah... Considering their ages, they could make them free. To spite Epic, you know?

    I'm sure they'd win either way...
     
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    thanks for the heads up just got em all
     
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    You don't get them permanently in your library, right?

    Also, are they really not giving Half Life 2 nor HL2 Death Match??
     
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    Not HL2 Deathmatch but the link says HL2 is included as well.
     
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    Is there anyone who doesn't have all the games yet though? :P
     
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    I've still got an extra copy of Half Life 2 and Episode 1 in my Steam inventory that's been there for over a decade, I think I got them from purchasing the Orange Box in 2007 lol.
     
  18. Hells Malice

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    I wish they'd make another half life 2 deathmatch to revive it. God damn that game is fun. You haven't lived until you've killed two or more people by launching a barrel at high velocities at them with the gravity gun.
     
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    well I haven't played a single game in the series so now I'll give them a try :D
     
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    I know I look like a jackass doing this but it’s people not persons, sorry
     
  21. Stealphie

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    So you have chosen death
    also english is not my first leanguage
     
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