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Happy 10th Birthday to Halflife

SiC-Disaster

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I remember the countless discussions between me and my mate when he was playing Half-Life and i was playing Operation Flashpoint, wich game was the better. Ofcourse there is no comparing, but meh, we were young :p
Finished it later on though, when the Source version was released so i could mess with the ragdolls :p
 

SheepDip

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Despite knowing about Half Life from publications of the time, it wasn't until 2000 (I bought it the same time as Deus Ex) that I actually purchased it. And even then I refused to play it until I'd finished Deus Ex.

Even playing Deus Ex before it - didn't dull the experience at all.
It still is one of the best fps games I've played. Which is a shame considering how far we've supposedly come.
Even playing it (assuming you aren't one of those people who can't play old games because they look "old") these days is still an enjoyable experience. Nostalgia aside.

The Half Life "universe" has sadly moved away from the things that made it entertaining, Half Life 2 is highly regarded (for some reason) and the franchise is destined for assumed greatness thanks to the work of HL1.

If I can I'd also like to remember Unreal, which was overshadowed entirely by HL1...also 10 years old this year!
 
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DraKon2k

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Even playing it (assuming you aren't one of those people who can't play old games because they look "old") these days is still an enjoyable experience. Nostalgia aside.
I could play Half-Life 1 any moment because it definitely was epic in some kind, you just have to think of all the games/mods that came with it back then. It definitely shaped an era and my personal gaming history as well. If I just think of Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat(whether you like them or not) and mods like Vampire Slayer, Hostile Intent(god I loved those lol) etc.
 
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Lt_Kettch

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But Unreal I is just boring compared to Half Life :p

And also the series is pretty much dead nowadays (Unreal 2, UT3 anyone?) and last but not least the company behind the game is now a douche band. The comapany only serves for epic fail jokes because that is what they are (I admit UE 3.0 is a nice engine).
 

KrazyKraut

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Unreal was totally awesome. I just was the old style of FPS, where you just had a level and fought your way to the exit. Barely any scripts and text message only presentation. It was still great with awesome graphics and a very good atmosphere. Also the Skaarj were very good villains.

Unreal 2 wasn't even developed by the same team it's just the same name.
 

fiftyone

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Unreal got bots that worked.
So it was good.
The SP was excellent compared to all comers at the time.
I believe the whole Editor/engine went 'open' a while ago.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
 

KrazyKraut

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Yeah, basically Unreal 1 got me into playing deathmatch in the first place. Since I never played on LAN parties a lot and internet was still freaking expensive in Germany back then, it was the only chance for us poor offline people to play some deathmatch. The funny thing was, when I finally got to play Unreal Tournament against real people I could actually hold my own against them.

I always found Unreal slightly better than Half-Life, though I own both plus the addons (only opposing force, never bought blueshift). Half-Life just got worse once you reach the alien world levels and the final fight was kind of lame. I'd much rather have fought the g-man or someone along that line. You guys do realize however that it was half life that started all the heavy scripting people here like to hate so much?
 
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simons

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lol lej means legend, legend meaning a great game in casual terms, perhaps it was too british of me.

FYI old HL fans, we managed to get Dod 3.1 working with steam finally, hopefully we can form a player base and re-live the best days of Day of defeat!
 

Mahnsikir

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Ah makes sense now, never saw it typed like that hehe.

Good stuff about 3.1 never had a chance to play it properly as I didnt have the net back then, though i played it with sturmbot and still liked it a lot :D
 

smokeythebear

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New trailer for Black Mesa Source is out
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oGlhgVz5r6E&fmt=22

Looking very, very nice, it even has a release year now ;)
Thats too much awesome packed into one video. +1 point for Insane detail on the tram ride (the part you pass through for 5 sec ingame must have taken 100+ working hours to make :D). +1 for amazing outdoor skybox. +1 for the tentacle monster animation. -1 for fugly gordan freeman model wtf.
 

Ralfst3r

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So fricking awesome, been waiting since forever for this. Really high quality by the looks of it. Only didn't like the weaponsounds.

@Smokey: The guy behind Barney is not Gordon Freeman I think, just a random scientist.
 

AXEL

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when the camera is moving up to barney, you are gordan freeman, it is not a 3rd person view

in other news

CAN'T WAIT!!!!