Archive for July 2012

Audio Interview with Magnar Jenssen plus Live stream

Just to let everybody know that I will be having an audio interview with Magnar Jenssen on Saturday 4th August at 2:00PM GMT. That’s 3:00PM Central European Time. Please check your local times.

In addition to recording and posting the interview on here, it will also be streamed live on the Podcast17 YouTube channel.


31st July 2012 14 Comments

Half-Life: Interloper

The Replay Experience Experiment: Half-Life: Interloper

Gordon’s journey across Xen continues, but his supplies are running short, spent on destroying the Gonarch.

He also comes across the Xen army’s Alien Grunt cloning facility, where the army is created.

It can be noted that the Vortigaunts in one of the factories are not hostile towards the player, and will ignore him unless attacked.

31st July 2012 21 Comments

Mission Improbable

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

A Resistance listening post suddenly goes off-air and you are sent in to find out what happened to the original support crew and get the station back online. Your journey begins as a rowing boat coasts towards the landing point.

Who knows what you will encounter, both on the way up to the tower and on your way down.

After that whos know where you will end up or what you will have to do!


Total Downloads: 16,62729th July 2012
88 Comments and 39 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

Desert Island Mods

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

On BBC radio 4 is a show called Desert Island Discs where a personality comes on the show and has to select 8 pieces of music, one book and one item of luxury to have with them if they were stranded on a desert island.

They talk about each selection and what it means to them, why it’s so important etc and it turns into an autobiographical chat.

Let’s use that idea and have our own “Desert Island Mods”.

25th July 2012 17 Comments


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

This competition required entrants to create some form of “chase” scene.

The player could be the person chasing or being chased.

It could be objective based (reach a specific point) or time based (remain uncaptured for a set time).

There was no restriction of the type of environment.

There are 2 entries in this mod, taking completely different design directions.


Total Downloads: 4,03524th July 2012
52 Comments and 15 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Half-Life: Gonarch’s Lair

The Replay Experience Experiment: Half-Life: Lambda Core

Freeman is made to face one of the Nihilanth’s most powerful minions: the Gonarch in her lair.

You’ll have to fight her in 3 different stages, but there is health available if you look carefully.

23rd July 2012 19 Comments

Xen Walk

for Half-Life

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

You start in Black mesa and are sent to Xen.

Work your way back – if you can.

Watch out for a very difficult “drop”.

Good Luck!


Total Downloads: 2,01921st July 2012
10 Comments and 8 recommendations with no significant bias