While we don't have any elaborate write-up here to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the original Half-Life was released, the folks at Rock, Paper, Shotgun do.

Others from the staff share their fond memories of the game that started it all. As for me? Well, without Half-Life, Counter-Strike wouldn't exist. Without Counter-Strike, CS-Nation would have never existed. Without CS-Nation, I wouldn't be here today typing this news up.

We may never have had Team Fortress 2 to enjoy, at least not in the style it does. There may not have even been Steam had Valve not found success with the Half-Life franchise. There would be no Left 4 Dead, possibly no Portal franchise either. Most importantly, Ricochet would have never existed, and that is perhaps the most troubling thought of all.