The Engineer’s Update. The last in Valve’s first series of class updates. It also attracted a lot of controversy, not for making Engineers radically rethink their game strategies, but due to one, simple, ultra-rare, “palette switch” item:
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Toxis Residuum is a mod being developed by two good friends of mine. Both of em have put a LOT of work into it, but they’re running into some problems, mainly with recruitment, as they REALLY need a modeler/animator, a coder and maybe a texture artist. If you’ve got the skills, talk to em! Still, the mod may be put on a hiatus if they don’t find some personnel, but the mod definitely needs some publicity, so check it out after the jump!
Ah, 2003. It was a great time, when everyone was still developing and playing HL1 mods. And then, in May 2003, it was a great time, when everyone and their dog was waiting for HL2 after a stellar E3 presentation that left everyone stunned. And with a release date of September 30th, who wouldn’t be waiting?
I’ve got an awesome treat this time, it’s PlanetPhillip’s first “Month in View” slideshow.
Phillip had the awesome idea of making a slideshow for the nicest mod screenshots he took this month. They don’t represent the best maps or mods, just the best screenshots, and so far I have to agree, these are pretty amazing. Check em out at Phillip’s site after the jump.
Path of Freeman. Hmm. Made by Vitaly Zaboro, Path of Freeman is a game that attempts to put HL2 in a Flash game setting, while attempting to parody it at the same time. I say “attempt”, because quite frankly it doesn’t do anything too well. More info after the jump.
Damn. That’s all I can say. This simply stunning tribute music video uses a song originally written for “Prince of Persia”, but it fits near-perfectly here. Absolutely amazing work. Enjoy it after the jump.
The HL2 mod “Visage” has just released its first teaser trailer and its official site. Set for release in Q4 2010, the mod looks great and we’re looking forward to seeing more of it. Check it out after the jump.
Two-Thirds-Life is an awesome online Flash short made as a parody to the original Half-Life. Looking at each chapter and parodying it, Two Thirds Life manages to be pretty hilarious. A 27-minute sequel which would parody HL2 was in the works until early 2010, when it was cancelled, and all that remains is a trailer and a demo chapter of “A Red Letter Day”.
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Still, the original is very awesome, and the TTL2 previews are great as well. Perhaps the author, Raiki, can post the unfinished videos. Till then, enjoy this classic.
As you know, I have just returned from my perilous journey in Timbuktu, where the Internet and Half-Life are outlawed! Hit that “More” button to hear about my adventures!
While I was at the end of the planet, where there are no internets, Alex thought he could make the mistake of ignoring this stunningly badass Opposing Force trailer. Not many people know about this, but the music and editing are pretty wicked. Check it out after the jump.