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Classic of the Month Stream – Transmissions: Element 120 – January 2022

New year, new month, new classic! Transmissions: Element 120 is the Classic of the Month.

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday January 15th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe). Grab a hot chocolate, tea, or the hot beverage of your choice and tune in!


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


11th January 2022 3 Comments

2022 General Chat

Well I skipped a year, but given that 2022 is now upon us, here’s a new General Chat! Let’s hope 2022 has better things in store for all of us!

What are you looking forward to? For my part, more Half-Life mods, of course! I’m keeping an eye on things like The Core, Dark Matter, Signal Lost, and THWL Tower Source.

And Operation: Black Mesa just got added to Steam, so hopefully that’s not too far away. Oh, and FMPONE’s addon for Alyx, Levitation is looking really sharp!

For my part, I hope to consume a little less and create a lot more in 2022. And post some more mods! What about you?


1st January 2022 26 Comments

Classic of the Month Stream – TWHL Tower 2 – December 2021

This month, TWHL Tower 2 won the vote in an absolute landslide! So December’s Classic of the Month is decided.

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday December 11th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).

And this time, it’ll be a very special stream – you’ll get behind-the-scenes tidbits from the majority of the maps, and full developer commentary for the two maps that I created for this collaboration.


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


9th December 2021 2 Comments

Vote for the December Classic of the Month – The “Recent” Theme

Another vote for Classic of the Month! And rather than just recycle the mods that didn’t win the previous votes, I picked a handful of mods that are all relatively new (within the last year and a half). Thus the “recent” theme for December – pick which one I’ll stream!

Disclaimer: I was a participant in and ultimately co-lead of TWHL Tower 2 – if that wins the vote you’ll probably get a lot of complaining and occasionally accidental insight during the livestream – but on the other hand, I’ll 100% it.

The poll runs for a week until December 8th. Get your vote in!


1st December 2021 No Comments

Classic of the Month Stream – Half-Life: Visitors – November 2021

Half-Life: Visitors from 2004 was chosen (by you!) for the November Classic of the Month – another one I’ve not played since about when it first came out. So let’s see what it has in store and if it holds up!

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday November 20th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


17th November 2021 1 Comment

Classic of the Month Stream – Case Closed – October 2021

All right, I’m back from holiday and ready to tackle the mod you voted for October’s Classic of the Month!

Case Closed by Steven Delrue was the winner, another pack I’ve not played in 10 years or so, but I know it’s a frequently seen pack in Sven Co-op.

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday October 16th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


13th October 2021 No Comments

Vote for the October Classic of the Month!

Thanks to a suggestion by The Mighty Atom just after last month’s stream, this month you can vote on what I will choose and stream for the October Classic of the Month! So just check off your vote below, and if there’s one you want to see in future months, leave me a comment with a suggestion!

Poll closes in a week on October 8th.


1st October 2021 8 Comments

Classic of the Month Stream – Peaces Like Us – September 2021

Peaces Like Us is this month’s Classic of the Month. This quirky map pack (aka Weird Comic Art) is by Koumei Satou (also the lead designer on Sweet Half-Life) and from April 2000. Looking forward to playing this again!

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday September 11th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


8th September 2021 4 Comments

Classic of the Month Stream – Brave Brain – August 2021

August’s Classic of the Month is Miro Sklenar’s Brave Brain for Half-Life. The first and only time I played this was 10 years back as part of the 100 Summer Days of Nostalgia event!

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday August 21st, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


19th August 2021 2 Comments