Archive for January 2011


Writing Competition January 2011

UPDATE 2
I had forgotten to include Mel’s submission and I would like to apologize for my mistake. His story has now been included at the end. Sorry Mel.

UPDATE
Thanks to all those who entered.

I have created a PDF document with all the entries, along with an introduction, details of the winner and my comments about each story.

PlanetPhillip.Com Writing Competition January 2011

Right click and select your browser’s version of “Save As” to download it and view from your computer or click the link and depending on your system and set up it may open directly.

For those who just want to know the winner, it is….


29th January 2011 51 Comments

Bank

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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

The Metrocops have gone into bank security and you have decided to rob a bank.

Getting in is obviously the easy part, can you get out alive?

Once outside, things really hot up.

They’ll be making a movie around your escapades soon!

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Total Downloads: 1,31325th January 2011
15 Comments and 12 recommendations with no significant bias

Discussion Podcast 001

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

So, here is the first official PlanetPhillip Discussion Podcast.

We chat for about 50 minutes about some older poll questions and discussion points.

Enjoy.


23rd January 2011 19 Comments

Share Your Desk Setup

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

Years ago, a PP reader sent me an image of his desk setup and suggested I posted something about it. Well, guess what? I’ve finally got around to doing it!

Here’s how it will work….

You send me an image of your desk setup, any notes and your name (if you want it included) and I’ll post it. I’ll randomly select a photograph and give a $5 game (via Steam)to the person. There must be a minimum of 20 photos sent in though and PlanetPhillip.com must be visible on the screen.


16th January 2011 50 Comments

Left 4 Dead in Ravenholm

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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

Left for Dead in Ravenholm is a two-level Campaign for Half-Life 2 that recreates gameplay from Left 4 Dead within the Half-Life 2 universe. Joined by Alyx, Barney, and Father Grigori, you must journey through the Zombie-invested town of Ravenholm in search of rescue. Together, you fight your way through a residential area in the first level, “The Neighborhood”. Then, you fight off Zombies in the town square while waiting to be rescued in the second level, “Town Square Finale”. Both levels feature a scripted version of the “Director” system found in Left 4 Dead, which constantly evaluates the Survivors and dynamically adjusts the difficulty and alters the experience accordingly.

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Total Downloads: 2,8689th January 2011
25 Comments and 16 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Habitat 66

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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

“The entire apartment complex is a crime scene, and the player must make their way through three individually decorated apartments in order to survive the scenario. Rich in precise environmental detail, the apartments offer starkly contrasting visual motifs and puzzle-oriented challenges. It

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Total Downloads: 1,1657th January 2011
10 Comments and 4 recommendations with no significant bias