“Vae Victis” (Latin for “Woe to the Vanquished”) is a 2009 machinima series created by Eddie Smithson and published by Machinima. Vae Victis is well written and features a fairly equal mix of action and storytelling. With great filming and effects, but a disappointing ending, Vae Victis is still definitely worth checking out. More info and the videos after the jump.
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“City 17” is a 2005 fan film made by Funatic Films. Shot entirely on location in Cologne, Germany with a Canon XL1 DV camera, this fan film features no CG effects other than the HL2 creatures and, of course, the Citadel. Video after the jump.
This particular version of it is the 2007 remake, featuring improved effects and additional CG clips.
“City 17” tells the story of a young citizen wandering a city that’s… changed. He will soon find himself confronted by numerous strange creatures and machines.
One of the first major HL-related videos, “City 17” is the original HL fan film. With great effects, awesome filming and an interesting storyline, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Triage at Dawn (also known as ‘Suit Song’) is one of the original songs from Half-Life 2. It is heard in the retail game in the scrapyard just after you escape the Ravenholm Mines in the scene ‘Winstons been hit!’.
There are many remixes that have been made of the song, but here are five of maybe the best and most creative. There are many remixes that have been made of the song, some made of it’s most well known remix ‘Path of Borealis.’
Combine Road is a 5-track parody album, based on the HL universe, created by Jonathan Lewis, the awesome composer who created the amazing G-Man’s Last Breath, and Phillip Marlowe, the creator of PlanetPhillip himself!
Combine Road features 5 parody songs: “Episode Three’s Just Fine” (a parody of The Middle by Jimmy Eat World); “Freeman” (a parody of Russians, by Sting); “My Combine Bride” (a parody of I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor); “Kinky Doctor Kleiner” (a parody of Dirty Diana by MJ) and “You Ain’t Nothing But A Headcrab” (a parody of Hound Dog by Elvis Presley).
Every single one of these songs is pretty awesome and hilarious, so check the album out at its official website!
Beyond Black Mesa, the fan-film that stunned us all with an excellent trailer, is finally set for a release. BBM will be showing at the 12th Annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, set to take place September 24th-26th, 2010. Tickets will go on sale on August 1st, 2010. More information after the jump.
Created by SON RAIHBOY and published by Machinima, “City 17” is a series based on HL2’s universe. While it takes a few liberties with the universe, and sometimes seems like a broken record in terms of plot, “City 17” is still a great series and we look forward to future chapters. Check out the 4 episodes after the jump:
Greetings and welcome to LambdaGeneration! I’m Vic, and I’m going to be your news editor for the foreseeable future. I’m told news aren’t exactly the biggest thing here, but I’m not told if I should be happy or not so happy about that. Meh, who knows.
Anyways, rather than confuse you guys with 6 different articles all in the first day, I’ve decided to do this little news roundup.