I’m not a fan of modern first-person shooters, which is a shame because there used to be a massive soft spot in my heart for Half-Life and its head crabs. When then small, independent developer Value announced it was basing its first game around the exploits of a theoretical physicist, most gamers were understandably …
Can we have a review of BF1942 then? Loved that game. Also loved HL and CS and TFC (and I love TF2 but getting a bit old for the pace now). I played BF1942 forever. Also the Bf1942 Pirates Mod is the funniest mod I've ever seen.
P.S. I think you put value instead of valve up there or my eyes are going.
BF1942 was great ... took me a bit to work out the name till I realized that 1942 was when WWII "started"
Classic - yet still no movie!
Wasn't District 9 meant to be based loosely on HL? The only related thinkg I could see in the movie was the gravity gun and the prawns.
Re: Classic - yet still no movie!
Um... dunno. Peter Jackson, the producer of District 9, had been lined up to produce the Halo movie (after MicroSoft had paid Alex Garland $1million for a script), and Jackson wanted Neill Blomkamp to direct it. The movie studios didn't like MicroSoft's terms, so passed. Jackson and Blomkamp would later produce and direct District 9.
Garland also wrote the script / edited Dredd 3D, which, like District 9, was filmed in South Africa.
I've not heard of a District 9 / Half-Life link before, a link that I can see is that laboratory raid scene in the movie, but it is a trope that isn't uncommon in Sci-Fi. However, from Blomkamp's words, it seems likely he has had at heard of Half-Life:
"I was genetically created to direct Halo ... The suits weren’t happy with the direction I was going. Thing was, though, I’d played Halo and I play videogames. I’m that generation more than they are and I know that my version of Halo would have been insanely cool ... I’ll never ever work with Fox ever again because of what happened to Halo – unless they pay me some ungodly amount of money and I have absolute fucking control." - Neill Blomkamp
Re: Classic - yet still no movie!
The beginning of Avengers Assemble is IMHO an HL tribute/imitation...
Compliment != complement
Sorry for being a pedant
Just waiting for Hl2.3/3 to round it all off now...C'mon Gabe, get your finger out!
helicopters...'cos the set peice with the apaches & the rocket launcher was great.
I'll always remember when myself and a few friends were heavily into HL, one of my friends got a graphics card to improve the experience (still nothing compared to my beast of a Voodoo card). He was so proud of himself, dragged me over to show me how amazing Half Life looked, of course he felt very stupid when I went into the options menu and changed the Render from 'Software' to 'Direct3D'. He still gets occasionally ribbed for that to this day.
My personal LAN poison of choice was Day of Defeat, I can even remember how excited I was when I realised you could deploy the bipod on the Bren gun. Deployable bipods and grappling hooks will always be the high watermark of FPS excellence.
This is badly written, and I don't just mean the grammar mistakes. All of your articles seem like school homework pieces talking about what you did over the summer. They don't seem to have a point and lack any insight.
Re: No offence
But still... no offence.
Played it last night
Got OB for Portal, played and completed HL2.
So then bought HL pack from Steam
Half a page??
Lucy, come on! half-life was one of the most influential and ground breaking titles to have ever been released on PC, it deserves much more than the mild cap doffing you have given it!
What, no G-Man?
How can you write a Half-Life article and not even mention the G-Man?
I remember thinking I'd completed the game, only to end up in the xen world.
Once I accidentally sent a security guard into a room full of soldiers. Somehow he killed every single one!
Haf life, quake and age of empires, the reason why those on evening shifts brought in screwdrivers, and the day only shifts suddenly found they had less ram in their computers.
What really got me into it though, was that they gave away a complete level which was not part of the game as a teaser; you got in on the free CDs stuck on the front of computer mags. After finishing that you really wanted to play the whole game, and the intro sequence was just a classic. I'm also surprised they haven't made a movie of it.
Re: Great game
Yeah Uplink was good. Certainly got me hooked.
Unless the second shot is from a multiplayer map, it's a scene that never actually features in the game. I remember the screenshots on the box didn't actually look much the game itself either, since they came from a much earlier version.
Anyone who hasn't heard this:
"Hello, Gordon, it's good to see y--" BLAM!
...hasn't really played HL.
What a short article :( always waiting for the antique code segment but only one page???? could have done with some padding here! Not like you're going to spoil it for anyone...
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