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Unformatted text preview: etwork to steal and disperse the code base for the still-in-production HL2. Valve outgrows its original Kirkland office space and moves to downtown Bellevue, WA. Steam is announced at GDC. Years of speculation regarding the Borealis and Kraken Base begin… Steam is released. Half-Life 2 (HL2) is released. The world’s first (legal) look at the Source engine, along with the game it powers: HL2. HL2 appears as the first game available both through Steam and in retail locations. HL2 also becomes Valve’s second Xbox title. Counter-Strike: Source (CSS) is released. Years of work on Valve’s new Source engine technology finally come to light. Valve’s Steam offers to third parties its new suite of tools and services, which it had originally built to service its own games like HL and CS. Counter-Strike: Condition Zero is released. CS is released as Valve’s first Xbox title. Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) is released. In a field where rampant online cheating ruins the experience for many customers, Valve aggressively addresses the issue. V A LV E H F NE:0 2 :03::04 Day of Defeat is released. A popular mod gets full Valve support, becoming one of its stalwart products. Half-Life: Source is released. The original HL gets a visual upgrade. H F N E :04::05 V A LV E 2008 2007 2005 First third-party games are released on Steam. A landmark in digital distribution, Steam gives PC developers an alternative to retail for their games. 2006 Half-Life 2: Episode One is released. Valve’s first experiment in episodic storytelling. 2009 LEFT 4 DEAD 2 is released. Left 4 Dead is released. Presale numbers are the biggest yet for a Valve game. Steam ships its first downloadable content update for indie game The Maw. The Orange Box is released with two previously-released titles and three new products: Steamworks is unveiled, making the business and technical tools of the Steam platform available to thirdparty developers free of charge. Steam Cloud is released, offering seamless online storage of any file types, including saved games, configuration files, etc. Steam hits over 20 million users and over 500 games. Half-Life 2: Lost Coast tech demo is released. Team Fortress 2 (TF2), the long-awaited sequel to the classic multiplayer game. Supported by the first version of Valve’s popular developer commentary. Half Life 2: Episode Two— raising the bar for emotional storytelling. Portal—hailed worldwide as an instant classic. Day of Defeat: Source is released. Valve hires six students from DigiPen Institute of Technology after seeing their demo of the game, Narbacular Drop. V A LV E H F NE:0 5 :06:0 7 ::0 6 Half-Life Deathmatch: Source is released. Steam Community is released with the first wave of features designed to help friends connect and socialize via the Steam platform. TF2 gets major class updates for Medic, Pyro, and Heavy characters. These updates are delivered via Steam to all TF2 customers. Steam hits over 25 million users and over 1,000 games. TF2 releases The Sniper vs Spy Update, followed by outright WAR! Aft...
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