Archive for January 2007

GoldSource Barrel Boost – Tricks and Treasures

About Here is a sort of bug in Half-Life, Opposing Force and Blue Shift. By touching or getting very close to the barrel you are given a boost when running. I didn’t know anything about it until Zhouy sent me the video which is embedded below. Here’s The Video Enjoy!

28th January 2007 17 Comments

Poll Question 015 – Should anything be taboo in FPS games?

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

This week’s poll could be very divisive amongst my readers. “Should anything be taboo in FPS games?” The question doesn’t really have to be specifically about FPS games but since that is what PP is all about it only seems natural. Also it is always the FPS genre that is blamed for effecting the teenage population.

26th January 2007 28 Comments

Squad Romeo

for Half-Life 2

Author’s Note “This map is just a short map I’ve created that will be the first in a series of maps I have planned out. It still needs some tweaks here and there but for the most part this is the finished version of the first map in the series.” Story You’re part of one… Read More


Total Downloads: 1,24020th January 2007
31 Comments and 3 recommendations with no significant bias

Booth Babes Are Bad!

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

I estimate that 99.99% of readers will disagree with this post, but hey let’s at least discuss it! I think “Booth Babes” are bad for the long-term image of the gaming industry.

14th January 2007 28 Comments

Ten-Year Anniversary Half-Life Convention

Introduction Next year, 2008, sees the tenth anniversary of the release of Half-life. Since we live in a decimal system it only seems fitting that it is commemorated in some special way. I’ve been thinking about how to do that here on PlanetPhillip but still have plenty of time to play with ideas. However, on… Read More

14th January 2007 32 Comments

Valve Licensed Products

Introduction Following on from a discussion that started about Poll Question 013 but moved onto “Fancy Dress Parties” I want to talk about licensed products. The idea was that Valve license the design of the major costumes in Half-Life 2 to be made into costumes that people can wear. Personally I would love to see… Read More

14th January 2007 13 Comments

Poll Question 013 – Who would you invite to dinner?

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

It’s Friday evening and you receive a phone call from your friend telling you that “Unfortunately they are unable to attend you dinner party tonight. They are terribly sorry to let you down at such short notice. What now! Who can you call? Luckily you live quite near City 17 and you address book is brimming with possible replacements. Allow me to help you select.

12th January 2007 34 Comments


for Half-Life 2

About This mod contains an arcade campaign (Trial of Gordon) and a chapter of the story campaign Jagged working on (Entrapment Starts) and also two other maps that Jagged made (Alcatraz and Garrison). Reader Recommendations Avoid It! Think Twice Maybe Play It Later Play It Now! 3 recommendations, average score: 2.67 (out of 5), standard… Read More


Total Downloads: 1,2168th January 2007
36 Comments and 3 recommendations, most haven't enjoyed it

The Ides Of March

What? Ok, a little over dramatic but I liked the title and the associated image. Three games are scheduled for release on 30th March 2007. (yes I know the Ides of March is the 15th, read the first sentence!) What are those three games? Bioshock, Crysis, and Timeshift. Just like Caeser, one, maybe two will… Read More

7th January 2007 10 Comments