Playathon 2016

2nd May 2016

THE EYES! Don’t look into the eyes.

On Saturday 7th May 2016 at 12pm (that’s midday for those that keep forgetting the differences between pm and am) I will be starting a 12 hour livestream playathon on the RTSL Twitch Channel.

Originally, I was planning to play through all the Half-Life games but then I realized that I wouldn’t be able to do that in 12 hours as it took me over 11 hours to play Half-Life in my TREE event, so what shall I play?

I will only accept suggestions for Half-life games and their mods, so please don’t request other games.

If this event is successful, then I may expand the options for future events.

I’ll try to give plenty of games away, some donated by Aaron’s great website Steam, in fact I may aim for one game per hour!

I would love plenty of people to join me in the live chat, even if it is only for a little while.

Please make suggestions via the comments and we can begin to create a playlist.


  1. Mission improbable HL2
    They Hunger HL
    Point of View HL
    Underhell HL2

    I’m sure I can come up with more once I get home 🙂

  2. SPY

    12 hours Phillip ?!?!!
    I have to agree with Confused Travolta above, that IS crazy, lol.

    About suggestions, that is a hard one to answer, you have already covered so many mods and mappacks that i really wouldn’t know which one you still didn’t record.

    I will really do my best this time to come back and join the chat,
    much succes,


    edit; did write this down, and then took it out again, and now i use the Edit function here to write it down again. I do admire your effort of 12 hour recording but each time i see walkthrough videos of many hours then i notice that the gameplay itself gets very rushed and hectic after 2+ hours. Which is normal, that is the reason why i never play more then 2 hours or so at ones. Because after some time we all start to rush through it, just to end it. But, i assume that in this case it is more about the marathon and not so much about the actual recording of gameplay itself?
    However, much success whished!

  3. marnamai

    Take an after picture of your eyes too, all red and bloodshot xD

  4. Some ideas of HL mods I liked: Todesangst, Deliverance, Black Ops, Paranoia, Cleaner’s Adventure, Half-Life: Visitor, Sweet HL…
    However, if I had to suggest one mod, it would be this one:
    Please don’t look at the comments, they may spoil you.

  5. Miigga

    Do Portal and Portal 2 count as “Half-Life games”? I guess they’re not Half-Life in name, but they do take place in the same universe 😛

    Also, Research and Development is great so you should play that

  6. Gunman Chronicles or Decay with somebody.

  7. You didn’t include a timezone in your post. 12pm GMT +1 ?

    Episode 3 – The Closure would take about 12 hours for you – but wouldn’t be too enjoyable 🙂

    I’d like to see you play Black Mesa Source. I think I remember you saying in one of your videos that you havn’t played it because you’re waiting for Xen. You’re a brave man… every day you risk dying without actually playing hands down the best HL mod ever made. Fantastic remake and I would love to see the reaction and opinion of a HL master such as yourself playing it for the first time.

    1. I second Black Mesa! I would love to see you play that

  8. OJJ

    Eye of the Storm, was my favourite mod way back when it was released. Too bad the sequel is forever cancelled.

  9. Anon_1429254

    Why not play for the last 3 hours sven coop or synergy with the boiz 😀

    1. Sorry, forgot to sign in, I said that.

  10. Awww, I was going to say let’s see how you get on in Fallout 4. Haha.

    Ok, mods. Are you still not up to playing Black Mesa without Xen, cos I’ve got to admit… It’s been a long time since anything has been said regarding that…

    Sven coop would be cool, but you’d need some peeps to play with.

  11. Unq

    Are those… Daz’s eyes in the unnecessary closeup?

    And I assume you mean 12pm your time (Central European) which is 11am London time, 6am Eastern US time, 3am Pacific US time.

    1. *flashbacks of Colton Jones in Camp 43* X)

  12. Anon_1429299

    I would highly recommend you play Underhell

  13. i vote for Underhell as well

  14. OJJ

    Idk about Underhell, it’s like 10 hours long if you know what you’re doing and like twice that if it’s going in blind, I think that’s a bit more than 12 hours.

    Although that being said, I would like Phillip to do a playthrough one day.

  15. Have you considered participating in the St. Jude Play Live campaign?

    1. No, that’s a good idea, I’ll look into it, thanks.

  16. bkadar

    what was the playlist?

    1. First of like 15 min of each HL game (chronologically), then Research & Development, and after that came “dark times” with Deep Down and Aftermath by Jim ^^
      Oh, I wasn’t at very end, maybe there was something more.

      It was a great stream, had fun a lot watching Phillip slowly go insane… I mean tired.

  17. bkadar

    thank you. insane lol, next up hard with only a crowbar and gravity gun.

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