The tower has been built to test you.
Your ability to think AND jump.
Only the best will reach the top.
That’s shout sounds fear into the hearts of the surviving Resistance.
Never has such an enemy caused so much damage to morale of fighters.
Here is your chance to strike a blow against the Combine.
This is mod has been updated as part of The Ville Retrospective event.
As part of the Reader to Reader series of posts, I thought we could talk about the “other” games we play.
I’m not talking FPS, because we did that in the Your Favourite Underrated FPS Games post, I’m talking about everything else.
For this post, let’s stick to video games and we’ll do other types of games in another post.
If you have any images you want added to the post, either link to them or send them to me and I will size them and embed them in the post.
I’ll start the ball rolling with myself.
7th June 2015 23 Comments
The community hub for each game on Steam is an absolutely brilliant concept. It gives users a single place to find and share stuff.
I have to admit that until Black Mesa was released, I never really used a hub before. Yes, I’d seen it for Ep2 etc, but I had no interest in using it. My interests don’t really include 99.99% of the content shared on the hub, that was until Black Mesa came along.
With the release of single player maps via the workshop, I have had to start to use it.
Which brings us onto the Workshop.
6th June 2015 9 Comments
Starting in a dark and seemingly abandoned warehouse district, you need to simply keep moving forward.
Although sometimes it might feel like you are going backwards!
Freedom awaits those strong and courageous enough to survive.
Gordon Freeman crashes his car on the way to a presentation at his alma mater. Will he be able to escape Combine pursuers? The answer is “of course”” but play the map anyway. Author’s Note “I used this map to teach myself Hammer so it isn’t as pretty as I’d it to be, but I… Read More
The stream will start at 1pm but Darren will be online a little before.
There will be plenty of chat on the channel and no registration is required to join in and watch.
3rd June 2015 2 Comments
Not exactly a prison, but certainly some sort of Combine controlled area.
There are a few levels on the wall that will allow you to open doors and progress onto the next stage.
When you reach a dead end vent, that’s the end of the map.
Today in this month’s General Chat post, Jim, he of Critical Jim fame, said “Does anyone else feel that the one map per day initiative is cluttering this site with awful maps?” and it’s certainly a valid question.
I understand that some regular users, Jason Gimba included, don’t like it and I will stop if that’s the general consensus.
I would like to explain why I’m doing and then I’ll open it up to debate. I won’t make a poll though because the numbers involved are less important that your opinions.
3rd June 2015 23 Comments
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