6×10 Mapping Competition Series Podcast

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Here is the podcast for my 6×10 Mapping Competition Series.

It features William, from Podcast 17, who did Let’s Play videos of each mod, and three mappers who entered the competitions; Justin, David and Tony.

I explain why I choose the format, the guests discuss their thoughts on the format, we then move onto to our overall feelings about the whole series and the mods it produced.

We then take a look at each competition and discuss the entries from the guests, including our favourites.

Then we add our final thoughts and finish with a brief discussion about possible future formats.

I really enjoyed recording this and hope you enjoy listening – it’s a long one!


4th November 2012 15 Comments

Audio Interview with Gearbox Software

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Randy graciously agreed to spend some time with me to chat about Gearbox Software’s inception, the creation of Opposing Force and Blue Shift, along with some other game related topics.

Did you know he used to be a professional magician?

Listen to hear about the magic and the dedication in building one of the most versatile game developments studios.


3rd November 2012 7 Comments

November 2012 – General Chat

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

So, here we are. It’s getting much colder where I live, so I don’t feel so guilty sitting in front of the computer at weekends.

Check out this HorrorGami, it’s pretty cool. I suggested he try some video game characters.

This post is used to chat about anything and everything, except maps and mods posted on the site, which should have their discussion on the respective post.


1st November 2012 19 Comments

Half-Life: Twitter Style Review

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

How would you describe or review Half-Life via Twitter?

Well, here’s my attempt at a description.

I’ll try and write a review version too.

Tram ride to gem push. Shit hits fan. Get help. Alien & grunts block you. BM is huge. Lab guys help. Xen awaits. Kill big baby. Job offer.


31st October 2012 10 Comments