8 years in the making: Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa Source is here

8 years in the making: Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa Source is here

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New The Source-engine based remake of the original Half-Life has finally arrived. Black Mesa Source began development in 2004 as a fan-made reworking of the original classic by Valve Software and had been dubbed vaporware many times over the course of its life. Now, anyone with a PC and a copy...
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venturebeat.com
OpenTable announced today that it has collected more than 15 million reviews since it started collecting reviews a little less than four years ago. On the surface, that is about on par with Yelp, which has collected 30 million reviews in about 8 years. (Disclosure: I have a small long...
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While I sit here struggling to load Instagram photos on my iPhone thanks to a faux-4G data plan, future-dwellers are zooming around on their flying cell phone scooters watching retina movies via iGlasses. The promise of innovation is always among us, and that’s why the tech industry is so exciting. It’s...
Hate buffering? NYU-Poly's new $2M grant could make 5G cellular networks a reality

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The Ratio Of PCs To Macs Sold Has Fallen To Levels Not Seen Since The 1990s

www.businessinsider.com
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