Archive for December 2006

Reviewing the Reviews


This article will look at reviews. All I want to do is explore some questions, I will not be telling you how to write reviews because I am not qualified to do that. The purpose of this article is to be the catalyst to a deeper discussion. I don’t intend to provide answers, just ask questions.

It seems that almost everybody wants to read reviews about almost everything! In fact if you look at the majority of gaming websites you will find that reviews are a significant part of the content, and, in many fansites, they are the total content. What is it about reviews that people find so interesting?

30th December 2006 9 Comments

Poll Question 011 – 1 Great or 3 Average?

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

I’ve decided to use this question as poll Question 11. Not because I couldn’t think of anything else but because I thought it deserved a wider audience. So, the question is 1 Great or 3 Average?

29th December 2006 35 Comments

Lessons for 2006

Lessons Learnt I try to keep PlanetPhillip as focused as possible on its primary content. I have a personal blog for other subjects, so it’s not too hard to keep things separate. However, sometimes things crossover and today is time for one of those “things”! I’ve had a difficult last two months and I want… Read More

29th December 2006 12 Comments

Gut Rot

for Half-Life 2

Author’s Note “This is a little something that I made the weekend before Christmas Day. It’s short and sweet. If you liked playing H-L 2 then you’ll like this map.” Reader Recommendations Avoid It! Think Twice Maybe Play It Later Play It Now! 1 recommendation, average score: 5 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0 (what's… Read More


Total Downloads: 82427th December 2006
6 Comments and 1 recommendation, most really enjoyed it!

Two Half-Lifes

About My second entry for the contest. You can visit that page and see the other articles. You can’t vote for this one yet because it hasn’t been added. Half-Life is too accurate a name! Back in 2001 I was a big Unreal fan. I had downloaded as many maps as I could find… Read More

24th December 2006 17 Comments

Poll Question 010 – Which is your most anticipated Mod for 2007?

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

After last weeks very successful poll I thought I would continue the theme of “Most Anticipated..”. This week we have Mods. Now a quick look at’s filtered list shows a lot of mods, so I had to make a choice about which ones to list. If you feel I missed one you can add your on choice in the comments. Below is a small selection of what I think are interesting mods.

23rd December 2006 10 Comments

Gordon Freeman’s Blog

About Here’s my entry for the contest. I may write more depending on how much time I have. If you like it be sure to vote for it, once the voting starts. VOTE NOW! Gordon Freeman’s Blog The ramblings of an under-appreciated scientist!

22nd December 2006 3 Comments

Day Of A Million Soldiers

for Half-Life 2

Author’s Note “Well I love night of a million zombies so damn much I thought id make a quick map called “Day of a million soldiers” which takes place in a little maze like or like fy_iceworld style. I’ll admit it, I didn’t put a lot of work into it at all but I did… Read More

Total Downloads: 59121st December 2006

Outpost Xen

for Half-Life 2

Author’s Note “Outpost Xen is a small single-player campaign mod for Half-life 2. You are a nameless person who has awoken to find the Xen Outpost empty after everyone has already evacuated leaving you behind. Vortigaunts lurk the hallways of the Outpost and there is no sign of any friendly life. Luckily, there is a… Read More


Total Downloads: 1,19521st December 2006
19 Comments and 1 recommendation, say ""

7 Questions for 2007

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

With 2007 only a few days away I present 7 questions that I hope to be answered next year. I probably could have written 70 questions but that would have been a very long, and probably boring, article! Read on to see if your burning questions are included. At the bottom is a short list of questions I didn’t include.

20th December 2006 5 Comments