Archive for January 2008


Poll Question 067 – Which single player Half-Life games do you own?

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

Now, at first glance you would probably think that most visitors to PlanetPhillip.com have all the games in the Half-Life series but I have a suspicion that many are younger gamers and as such don’t have all of them. So this week’s (late again!!) question is

Which single player Half-Life games do you own?


26th January 2008 27 Comments

Project Orion

for Half-Life

From the Read Me: “Orion is the facility that formally was known as Black Mesa. It started up again 3 years after the incident…” Reader Recommendations Avoid It! Think Twice Maybe Play It Later Play It Now! 8 recommendations, average score: 3.38 (out of 5), standard deviation: 1.73 (what's that?)

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Total Downloads: 70726th January 2008
23 Comments and 8 recommendations with no significant bias

The Suit

for Half-Life 2

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
You are Lamont Vance son of Alyx Vance-Manns the successor of The Suit (Mark V Hazardous Environment Suit). Continuing the fight to free humanity from the plight that is the combine, Lamont is the new scientist about town.

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Total Downloads: 54622nd January 2008
12 Comments and 9 recommendations, most say "Maybe?"

Poll Question 066 – Is playing a game or mod on “easy” an insult to the mapper or dev team?

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

Yet another polar question! Sorry. Leon Brinkmann wrote to me about a possible Steam Update Issue. In his email he wrote: “…what is no fun at all to play, and it does make all effort the mapper took for nothing.” (Forgive his English grammar it’s probably much better than your Dutch!) I strongly disagree with this view point but that doesn’t mean others do. So, this week’s (Late – sorry) Poll Question is

Is playing a game or mod on “easy” an insult to the mapper or dev team?


19th January 2008 22 Comments

The Absolute

for Half-Life 2

“Krieger starts at the military compound and must retrieve the stolen technology from this militant faction and get back to the point of extraction before enemy soldiers capture him.” Reader Recommendations Avoid It! Think Twice Maybe Play It Later Play It Now! 9 recommendations, average score: 2.56 (out of 5), standard deviation: 1.14 (what's that?)

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Total Downloads: 42117th January 2008
11 Comments and 9 recommendations, 3 say "Maybe?"

Contractual Termination

for Half-Life 2

This is a short single map created as part of a Guidhall assignment. The player receives a few objectives via screen text and there is also some scripting of events. Work you way through a few various locations to a rebel base, then defend it. Author’s Note “My final personal project at the Guildhall, “Contractual… Read More

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Total Downloads: 49913th January 2008
17 Comments and 11 recommendations, most say "Maybe?"

WeGame – A Video Site For Gamers.

You’ve probably already heard about this site but I thought I’d write a little about it in case you missed it. A new site has opened called a WeGame. It’s best described as a YouTube for gamers.


10th January 2008 5 Comments

Different FPSs for Different People?

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

Are you different from me? In what way? What things do we have in common? Well, we both like playing FPS games and mods. What else? Perhaps nothing. Maybe our playing style is very different, maybe our gender, age, skill level, and motivation is different. Perhaps a hundred other things.


6th January 2008 24 Comments

My Favourite Game Has Changed!

When did this happen? I created a Steam Community a little while ago and in the profile it asks for your favorite game. I took less than a second to choose Half-Life 2, and that’s when it dawned on me: My favorite game has changed!


5th January 2008 17 Comments