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LambdaGeneration’s 2013 Animated Xmas Special

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Merry Christmas Everyone! Merry… day late… Christmas… oops!

Yes, this animated special is a bit late… my apologies, the family wanted to spend time together on the special holiday. Late or not, I was still determined to finish this animation. So take a minute, pretend it’s Wednesday and enjoy some holiday cheer from the LambdaGen crew…

Special thanks to Dhel for the last-minute vocals and a very special thanks to Lilgreenman for drawing all those awesome Xmas Advents, check those out over here.

Happy Holidays, and we hope to see you in the New Year!

 

 

Parallel Universes: 15 Years of Half-Life Modding

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The year is 1998. A previously unknown group of game developers known as Valve Software has just released Half-Life. Of course it becomes an instant hit, entertaining a generation of gamers worldwide. But beyond that, buried away on the CD-ROM inside that ridiculously big cardboard game box is a program called “Worldcraft”. According to a note at the back of the instruction manual (remember those?) this program would allow fans to “create a replica of their garage or a fantastic alien world”. And create they did. With this tool, now known as Hammer, at their disposal, the possibilities have been almost endless. From Counter-Strike to Ricochet, from Black Mesa to deep space to World War II France, the community created a tidal wave of new adventures, far beyond what anyone might have anticipated. Fifteen years later, we show no sign of stopping.

15 Years of Half-Life

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15 Years ago, on November 19th 1998, Valve released Half-Life.

What followed was an entire revolution in the gaming industry.

Half-Life redefined the FPS genre, it implemented rich storytelling, introduced new technologies and catalysed an entire platform for user-created content, all in one package.

A new generation of gaming was born.

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