… our beloved Episode Three crashed into the list, second only to the White iPhone 4.
However, this isn’t all fun and games. Let’s check out what Wired wrote. We’ll be taking a look at their description of Half-Life 2 first:
the enormously popular first-person shooter console game
Console game? Oh god, these guys crack me up already.
“Not only has the time between Half Life and Half Life 2 been surpassed, the only information released on Episode 3 is a years-old piece of art,” an anonymous reader writes.
Your reader apparently can’t count properly. The time between HL1 and HL2 was 6 years. Episode Three has barely exceeded 3 years, unless you’re counting from Half-Life 2 onwards, which is pretty slly.
Oh, and we have three pieces of concept art. And some old interviews. Sure, it’s not much, but it’s not just a “years-old piece of art”.
Black Mesa took home 4th place, just as last year.
Surprisingly, Wired mostly did their homework here, except for this:
it’s been almost seven months since any media’s been released.
No, it’s been less. The Wiki is updated with new media fairly often, and the devs showed us their new decals for the Gluon Cannon last month.
And they also mention that:
Black Mesa has been in development for more than seven years
Alright, seriously, does the staff at Wired have a problem with math? The development time has barely exceeded six years.
Oh, and about the media, if you count the silly fanboys who decided to try to prank everyone by pretending that they had received exclusive near-final builds of the mod, and essentially “released” new media for all of us to behold in the process (some of these fans supposedly had “exclusive” media which they used to do some photoshopped pictures, which they then posted publically for all to see that they were “playing” the mod), then yes, we’ve sort of got some new media, albeit indirectly. Rejoice?
Still, it’s a fun read. Check it out.