Typical Disaster – Half-Life

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

Once again Gordon Freeman has a new job in another top secret laboratory. Here, the scientists have found a way to free alien slaves from the will of their masters. They have already freed some and hired them to work in the lab. But there’s also a team which runs some crazy experiments on teleportation. There is a disaster waiting to happen!

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Total Downloads: 1,33322nd May 2011
14 Comments and 8 recommendations, 3 say "Play It Now!"

Surface Run – Half-Life

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

The scenario is simple: Save your own skin and get to the surface.

Based in Black Mesa, you get to see a small part of the underground facility and even a quick trip to Xen, if you look in the right place.

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Total Downloads: 1,21121st May 2011
12 Comments and 10 recommendations, 5 say "Play It Now!"

The WOW Factor

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

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece entitled Evenness of Quality, where I argued that a mod should have an evenness of quality throughout. Even if that meant dropping a section down in quality so it wouldn’t stand out. However, just to be clear, I was not talking about the detail of an area, but something more abstract. Well, today I am almost going to contradict that and write about the WOW Factor.

For a mod to reach greatness it normally requires at least one section in the mod where the player goes “WOW”. There are a number of ways to cause that exclamation.


21st May 2011 11 Comments

Poll Question 223 – Do you think Valve will ever sell normal applications through Steam?

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

So, this week I was looking around the Steam store and I noticed that everything uses the “http://store.steampowered.com/app/…” URL and that got me wondering why Valve don’t sell APPlications through Steam.

I don’t own many applications because there are so many free ones available but for some things I buy applications and it would be so nice to just install and load Steam and have my applications available from where ever I can use Steam.


6th May 2011 10 Comments

Beyond Portal 2

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This article is not a review of Portal 2. That will be posted on a new part of the site eventually. This is an article ABOUT Portal 2.

This short article contains spoilers about the game and my upcoming review.

Let’s get this over and done with…. I was a little disappointed with Portal 2. The beginning was okay, the middle fantastic and the end, mostly meh! with one “WOW, cool! moment.


4th May 2011 26 Comments