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Ever since Virtual Reality was publicly available, fans have been wanting to experience Half-Life: Alyx was announced, and announced for VR only, many fans cried out once again for VR compatibility in Half-Life 2 (not nearly as much though for getting HL: Alyx to run without the need for a VR headset).
It’s been 14 years 1 month since Half-Life 2 first graced our digital shelves. It introduced Steam to the world, much to the annoyance of fans at the time, and it also revolutionised first-person shooter design. We got two expansion packs and then all was quiet. The years have ticked by. Hype for Half-Life 2: Episode 3 rose and fell. Hope for Half-Life 3 pushed us to the brink of insanity for a decade. But now we’ve entered a world of acceptance. I think a lot of Half-Life fans have been forced to make peace with the fact there will probably never be another Half-Life game. And if there were, it could never hope up to expectations.
There’s a mod for just about anything when it comes to Half-Life, and now there’s a de-make of its sequel to boot. An intrepid team of modders has been busy taking Valve’s stone-cold-classic shooter sequel and making it look, well, worse. Half-Life 2 Classic is a mod for Half-Life 1 that aims to recreate the entirety of Half-Life 2 within the original pre-Source engine.
If you’re after further proof of just how dead the Half-Life series is, ex-Valve writer Marc Laidlaw has posted the entire plotline of Half-Life 2: Episode 3 on his blog. Finally, some closure to the whole sorry mess. In order to skirt around legal issues, Laidlaw has decided to change the names of the characters somewhat, although it’s pretty damn obvious who Gertie Fremont and Elly Vaunt are.
Love them or hate them, drones seem to be everywhere these days. Wherever you fall on the matter though, you can’t help but be slightly impressed by what is a damn near perfect replica of Half-Life 2’s iconic City Scanner drone.
The chances of Half-Life 3 ever happening have practically been eviscerated like a headcrab in a blender with the announcement of Half-Life Prospekt from solo developer Richard Seabrook.
Well you can say one thing about Valve; they don't have to do much to drive the internet wild.
Half-Life 2, a classic and one of the best experiences to date. So when Valve announced that three short episodes would be created, we all got understandably excited.
This year is the 20th anniversary of the Jurassic Park films and what better way to celebrate than with a Half-life 2 mod?