Do you think Half Life: Episode Three will ever get a real Valve release date? Given their track record of releasing original games (Counterstrike, Day of Defeat, Dota [not released by them], etc) and then refurbishing them with new better versions (Counterstrike:Source, DoD2, Dota 2), it’s possible they simple cannot make an “Episode Three” of anything!
Go check out this video about TF2 Hitboxes, which will tell you that when lag Compensation is off, the hitboxes move ahead of the actually moving character, and when it is on, you must shoot the character (and not his floating hitboxes).
Typically lag compensation is on, so you’ll want to aim at the running model itself, and not at where you expect it to be when your bullets arrive there.
We’ve put together a gigantic free download of maps for the popular HL2 Counterstrike Source mod Gun Game that we’re sure you’ll enjoy. At 194MB of raw maps, 676 killer files, get your mod game on! A tag in the .rar file identifies this as “SICFORUM CSS GunGame MapPack.”
Download now: CSS Gun Game GG Maps.rar!
Here is a listing of the files in this download; warning, it’s long, so I’m hiding it behind a cut. You’ll have to view the full post to see: (more…)
What happens when you mix Garry’s Mod and Team Fortress 2? You get hilarious but awesome posed scenes. Check these out:
The cake wasn’t in fact a lie
If only we could all fly…
Flamers rocking out!
The classic, “whups, uh oh!”
A union that was never intended to happen
My personal favorite, from City 17
These are great. Link moar threads!
MaddoxX, a member of hacking group no-steam recently cracked one of VALVe’s file servers and obtained strange bits of confidential information, including credit card numbers, Valve software assets, and private security keys. Steam-review claims that because a Steam server was not compromised, there is no danger. Doug Lombardi, director of marketing at Valve, issued a statement with a similar sentiment:
There has been no security breach of Steam. The alleged hacker gained access to a third-party site that Valve uses to manage the commercial partners in its Cyber Cafe program. This Cyber Cafe billing system is not connected to Steam. We are working with law enforcement agencies on this matter, and encourage anyone with more information to e-mail us at Catch_A_Thief@valvesoftware.com .
Is this an authentic break-in at Valve, or just hype spun out of proportion by the blogosphere? Our favorite gaming site, 1Up, sheds a bit more light:
We ran all of MaddoxX’s proof by a software security expert who requested anonymity. “This looks real to me. He found a way into [Valve's] Cyber Café software,” the security expert confirms, “but what I’ve seen — the files pulled down — don’t indicate whether or not he breached Valve itself.”
The data MaddoxX released includes:
- Screenshots of internal Valve web pages
- A portion of Valve’s Cafe directory
- Error logs
- Credit card information of customers
- Financial information on Valve
It’s our opinion that the hack is legit, and that Valve’s security model is flawed. If one file-server can be compromised, they all can. If they can’t, then Valve is deploying servers haphazardly, leading to the possibility that flaws will sporadically exist which can be used to exploit their customer base. If you play Counterstrike or Half-life, be scared.