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Greenlight Watch list – Help Get ‘Black Mesa’ Onto Steam

Greenlight Watch list – Help Get ‘Black Mesa’ Onto Steam

Black Mesa, for those who are unaware, is a fan made third party mod that aims to overhaul Valve’s original Half Life game. The 40 man development team say they wish to “create a more engrossing in-game world with more varied, complex environments and more challenging, realistic gameplay”. But Black Mesa is not just a mod for Half Life it’s a total recreation of the game using Valve’s very own Source engine, which makes it even more of an accomplishment and even more amazing when you see the final results.

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Major Changes to Steam’s Greenlight Service

Major Changes to Steam’s Greenlight Service

Since its release last Thursday, Steam’s Greenlight service has seen over 700 submissions to its database of potential Steam games. Whilst many indie developers have been quick to praise Valve’s new user-driven service, there have been some concerns over quality control.¬†For every potentially interesting indie game there were dozens of crudely made, unfinished projects, joke entries and requests for AAA games unlikely to ever be added to Steam’s catalogue.

Last night, Valve rolled out an update to the service, making several changes to the layout in an affect to improve the service. Their most controversial move, however, was the introduction of a $100 entry fee.

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