Neowin News Feed for: Source Neowin News Feed for: Source en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Gabe Newell confirms it: Source 2 is on the way <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Valve founder Gabe Newell says that the Half-Life developer is indeed working on their next gaming engine, confirming earlier rumors spurred by references to &#039;Source 2&#039; in their code. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:41:01 +0000 Black Mesa's Xen chapter to be expanded into whole game <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/408750489s.jpg" alt="" /></div>The creators of the long awaited Half-Life 2 mod Black Mesa says that the Xen remake of Half-Life 1 will in fact be expanded and become a whole game in of itself. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:30:59 +0000 Will Half-Life 3 be shown off at Gamescom 2012? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/727132369valve.png" alt="" /></div>The Gamescom 2012 website has been update with the list of new releases expected to grace the show in Germany. Surprisingly, it&#039;s been discovered that Half-Life 3 is present on the updated list. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:34:24 +0000 Mann vs Machine coming to Team Fortress 2 on August 15th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/648462908Team Fortress 2.png" alt="" /></div>Mann vs Machine, the long-rumored update for Team Fortress 2, has been confirmed to release in just over a day by an official Valve trailer. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Tue, 14 Aug 2012 02:22:44 +0000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive available for pre-order <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1757461977steamlogosummer.jpg" alt="" /></div>After years of anticipation, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is finally imminent. The game will release on August 21 for $14.99, but pre-orders gain early beta access one week ahead of launch. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nathan Tsui) Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:41:05 +0000 Source 2 engine in development <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/408750489s.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Source engine was first introduced in June 2004, powering both Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. But references to its successor, currently known as Source 2, are appearing in script files. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:56:49 +0000 Work on Steam for Linux in progress <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/675437374s.jpg" alt="" /></div>It appears that Valve is not done yet with ensuring their games will run on all major operating systems on the PC platform. With the public release of their Mac OS X Steam client and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Mon, 03 May 2010 21:15:30 +0000 MySQL founder calls for protests against Oracle takeover <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/26887465.png" alt="" /></div>The founder of the popular MySQL database is calling for people to protest against Oracle's attempted takeover of Silicon Valley based Sun Microsystems. Michael Widenius says that the European Commission must block the deal in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:51:27 +0000 Neowin hands on: Left 4 Dead 2 demo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Left 4 Dead 2 demo has been available for a day or two now, if you pre-ordered the game, and I've managed to get my hands on it too. The sequel to the popular... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Alderwick) Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:02:45 +0000 Ex-Microsoft employee: Free software will kill the company <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>CIO has posted an article about a man named Keith Curtis, a previous programmer for Microsoft, who has come out with the dramatic statement that free software will be the downfall of the Redmond company.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Tue, 26 May 2009 22:22:50 +0000 Video games make good fire drill simulators <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1557163750.png" alt="" /></div>Academic research at Durham University in the UK has suggested that video games such as Far Cry, Doom and Counter Strike, make better fire drill simulators than traditional virtual reality toolkits. Using the Source engine,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Wed, 04 Feb 2009 20:58:17 +0000 Google's Android open source OS 'jailbroken' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/773785712786139543ad.jpg" alt="" /></div>Fans of Google's Android OS, now available on T-Mobile G1 phones, can finally feel more &quot;at home&quot; with the Open Source notion Google is taking. &quot;Jailbreaking&quot;, a popular term popularized by Apple's iPhone, means &quot;getting... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 07 Nov 2008 07:30:23 +0000 Open Source Advocates Hail Appeals Court Ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews-new.gif" alt="" /></div>Free software advocates are praising a federal appeals ruling that allows greater protection for open-source software against copyright infringement. The case concerns a company, Kam Industries, that downloaded open-source code for use in a product... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:37:02 +0000 Eve Online Source Code Leaked <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Full source code for the client for popular MMORPG Eve Online was made available recently via BitTorrent on The Pirate Bay. Along with the torrent, the user posts a chat transcript with a representative... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:32:50 +0000 Microsoft: Vista More Secure Than XP and Open Source <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows Vista was hit by significantly fewer publicly disclosed security flaws in its first year than Windows XP and open source rivals in their first years, according to a report from Microsoft. The report, written... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:51:37 +0000 Source SDK beta with Ep2 game code released <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Source engine is a 3D game engine developed by Valve Corporation. Its unique features include a large degree of modularity and flexibility, an artist-driven, shader-based renderer, accurate lip sync and facial expression technology, and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:50:23 +0000 SimCity Source Code Is Now Open <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tolkien writes &quot;Source code for SimCity has been released under the GPLv3. For legal reasons the open source version was renamed Micropolis, which was apparently the original working title. The OLPC will also be getting... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 14 Jan 2008 14:02:20 +0000 Novell Whitepapers encourage Open Source over Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Novell has released a bunch of whitepapers in support of Open Source technologies over Microsoft products, hardly a surprise really but at least Novell outlines in it's documents why such a move would benefit you... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 27 Nov 2007 11:34:41 +0000 Microsoft To Open Visual Studio Source Code To Top Partners <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft kicked off a series of technical conferences this week by pledging to release Visual Studio 2008 by the end of November, making the developer IDE the first of three major Windows platform updates scheduled... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 06 Nov 2007 10:28:18 +0000 EU Searches for Galileo Funding Source <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The European Union will decide this week where the €2.4bn shortfall in funding for the Galileo GPS satellite system will come from. A meeting on September 19th is expected to suggest that the cost is... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 17 Sep 2007 22:33:39 +0000 Eudora E-mail Program Reborn as Open Source <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After Qualcomm Inc. stopped selling Eudora, a pioneering e-mail program named after author Eudora Welty, in May of this year, it did not simply lay the program to rest in the collective digital graveyard of... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 07 Sep 2007 21:47:48 +0000 BBC's use of Windows DRM attacked by open source advocates <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The BBC's upcoming iPlayer service is being targeted by the UK's Open Source Consortium. The iPlayer in question is a BBC service that will allow viewers to watch any show that they have missed for... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 24 Jun 2007 23:56:01 +0000 Open Source Pulls in $1.8 Billion in 2006 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a new IDC study, the growth in adoption of stand-alone open source software reached $1.8 billion in 2006 and will grow 26% annually for the next four years, hitting a total market worth... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 04 Jun 2007 20:19:14 +0000 3Com Takes on Cisco with Open Source Play <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>3Com Monday unveiled its strategy to combat the all-in-one networking approach espoused by rival Cisco Systems via a new Linux-based networking module it will use to integrate a variety of applications with its routers and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:28:24 +0000 Open Source gets European Boost <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A report funded by the European Commission has concluded that open source software could offer considerable savings to organizations with little effect on their business. In &quot;almost all&quot; cases, long-term costs could be reduced by... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 18 Jan 2007 01:36:18 +0000 Amsterdam to Evaluate Open Source <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The city of Amsterdam's administration will spend a total of $393,900 next year evaluating Linux on the desktop. The Amsterdam city council said that &quot;the use of open software can ensure better exchange of data... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 02 Jan 2007 22:09:44 +0000 Counter-Strike Source Update - Dynamic Weapon Pricing Live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Restart your Steam client and you will automagically get updated to the new &quot;Dynamic Weapon Pricing&quot; that Valve has been beta testing for a few weeks now. Just think, you can now buy a Glock... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 02 Nov 2006 04:39:20 +0000 Source Engine does a 360 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Valve Software announced today that a version of the Half-Life 2 engine dubbed &quot;Source&quot; was to be made available as a middleware solution for developers on the Xbox 360. Currently the gaming world is in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Mon, 16 Oct 2006 20:00:19 +0000 Counter-Strike Source Dynamic Weapon Pricing Beta Begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Updates to Counter-Strike: Source and the Source Engine, along with some improvements to SourceTV have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include: ... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 12 Oct 2006 07:29:21 +0000 Open Source film competition Stray Cinema launches website <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Remixing music has been around for years, it's about time film had a turn. Stray Cinema has released the raw footage from a film shot in London, for the general public to download and make... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 10 Oct 2006 10:23:18 +0000 Counter-Strike Source switching to dynamic market system <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Take notice folks, the doomsday approaches. Valve has announced the big changes in the economic system of Counter-Strike: Source. And it's a doozy of a change. On October 11th, the world will come to an... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Sat, 23 Sep 2006 03:40:13 +0000 Rumor: Apple Plans Open Source WebObjects <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Note This is a Rumor Apple may plan to open source its powerful WebObjects application next year. Citing 'insiders', a report on ThinkSecret claims that version 5.4 of the application will see much... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 29 Aug 2006 15:14:55 +0000 Counter-Strike: Source update released - the world is over! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The destruction of the Human race is at hand, Valve has changed Counter-Strike: Source and the complainers and whiners will come out of the woodwork professing the end of Counter-Strike: Source as we know it... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Fri, 25 Aug 2006 03:08:22 +0000 Microsoft MechCommander 2 Shared Source Release <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This is the Shared Source release for MechCommander 2. This release contains all of the source code and source assets required to build MechCommander 2. This release can be used with the Microsoft XNA Build... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 18 Aug 2006 19:23:13 +0000 First open source Java code promised for October <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sun Microsystems plans to publish the first open source Java code by October this year, the company has revealed. Laurie Tolson, vice president of developer programmes and products at Sun, said at a company event... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 18 Aug 2006 11:44:01 +0000 Counter-Strike: Source Update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Steam Update News: Soon, we'll be releasing the first in a series of updates to Counter-Strike: Source which will be focused on moving the core Counter-Strike gameplay forward The... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 13 Aug 2006 10:50:51 +0000 Government Entities Quick to Adopt Open Source <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Government entities around the world are not only increasing their use of free and open source software, they are actually sharing, collaborating and coordinating in open source fashion to meet federal, state and local... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 24 Jul 2006 14:49:24 +0000 Hellgate London Source code stolen? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to Gamers With Jobs, Hellgate London, Flagship Studios upcoming Sci-Fi themed FPS RPG has taken a page out of the Half-Life 2 book of bad network security. According to the report, the Flagship Studios... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Tue, 11 Jul 2006 12:11:02 +0000 Day of Defeat: Source Free Weekend begins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As promised the &quot;Free Weekend&quot; for Day of Defeat: Source has begun (a few hours ago, sorry my connection is still screwy) and anyone can now play Day of Defeat: Source. Simply download... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Fri, 07 Jul 2006 22:18:43 +0000 Day of Defeat: Source Free Weekend Coming <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After releasing their huge Summer 2006 Update for the popular WWII game, Day of Defeat: Source, Valve has announced they will be offering everyone a second chance to play the game free of charge. Considering... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher Vendemio) Sat, 01 Jul 2006 00:44:32 +0000