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

I just thought I might ask you a few questions.

Don’t take it too seriously, it’s just a bit of fun.

What’s your name?
Tell us a little about yourself.
How long have you been gaming?
What other games do you love?
What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
What’s your favourite HL game and why?
Try and describe it in five words.
Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
Which HL game has the best end and why?
Shotgun or Magnum?
Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
Is G-man good or bad?
What’s the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
Ravenholm or White forest?
Black Mesa or The Citadel?
Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
Crysis or Bioshock?
What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
What’s the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
Anything you’d like to add?

Thanks for chatting with me.

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20th November 2010

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  1. Cameron:D

    20th November 2010

    What's your name?
    Cameron

    Tell us a little about yourself.
    I have been a HL fanatic ever since I first played it, I also love developing web sites so pretty soon I'll be launching my own HL related site (_completly_ different to PP) that will aim to help the modding community.

    How long have you been gaming?
    Not long actually, maybe since mid 2006.

    What other games do you love?
    Minecraft.

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    Charging through the citadel with the uber gravity gun.

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    Can't really single one out, they are all epic in their own way, but I regularly play through EP2 for some unknown reason.

    Try and describe it in five words.
    I don't think I can.

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    HL1, it starts off the entire series

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    Best end… Hmmm I'm going to predict EP3 as it will (likely) have to wrap up the series.

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Shotgun.

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    Zombine. Get it. hurr hurr.

    But really, I don't know.

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    Jalopy, just because.

    Is G-man good or bad?
    p.cool

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    Same as the other EPs were at their release.

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    Is Gabe's mind messed up?

    Ravenholm or White forrest?
    White Forest

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    Black Mesa all the way (And not only the research facility <:D )

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Barney, hes mah bro and owes me a beer.

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Bioshock, even though I haven't finished it yet, Crysis had a crappy story.

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    1 Black Mesa (Yes, its not released, but it will top the list after release)
    2 Operation Lambda (I'm developing it, duh)
    3 Research and Development
    4 Dangerous World
    5 Half-Life 2: Short Stories
    (Yes, I know it was only supposed to be 3 but having 2 unreleased mods doesn't give a good overview :P)

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    At least 6-8 hours.
    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    Canteen, that way I can catch up with mah bro Barney and he can buy me a beer before I get back to work :P

    Anything you'd like to add?
    Numbers

    Also, science is awesome.

    • Anything you'd like to add?
      Numbers

      That had me coughing all over my screen. :) Thanks for the laugh.

      Nice answers BTW. Interested to hear about this website of yours.

  2. What's your name?
    My name is Javad K. You can call me Java if you like.

    I'm working on a single player mod, love Half life. I live in the United states and I'm working on my computer science degree. Hope to get a job at valve at some point in the not too distant future. :D

    How long have you been gaming?
    I've practically been gaming non-stop since I was 5, so about 16 years. my dad brought home a barely working NES with a bunch of shovelware games, and I played the crap out of them till I got my super nintendo a year or two later, then I was introduced to the PC….

    What other games do you love?
    I love RTS games, and I've always had a hankering for management games, Tropico, Simcity, Rollercoaster Tycoon, The Sims, anything where you have to juggle a bunch of subsystems and many gameplay mechanics in unison.

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    My favorite part of HL2 was probably Route Kanal, or The part right after you exit the cave following ravenholm, but before highway 17. It's probably the best looking map in the game, and alot of fun.

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    Favorite HL game is probably EP2, it was way too short for my liking, but I felt that they chose some good enemies and some interesting settings for us to fight in.

    Try and describe it in five words.
    EP2 in 5 words? hmm:
    Pacing done right, no Filler

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    HL1 definitely has the best beginning, running around black mesa, pressing all sorts of buttons, seeing lockers, the tram ride that first introduces you to the Black mesa complex, it's fantastic, much better than the beginning to any other HL game.

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    HL1 probably has the best ending too, killing Nihilanth? That's cool as hell. But the EP2 ending deserves honorable mentions for having a fun ending battle, and a dramatic ending.

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Shotgun all the way. Magnum is cool, but 18 shots? really? Plus, a single well placed shotgun shell can kill almost any enemy in 1 hit, and ammo is plentiful.

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    The Zombine are more interesting than the Combine elite, combine elite are just regular combine soldiers. They shoot bullets at you, and take too many shots to kill. The zombie are fast, they strike as soon as they're in range (unlike regular zombies, which have like a 10 minute wind up animation before they swing), they have a good amount of hp, and the way they pull out nades when you're in a confined space is really cool.

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    I like the buggy, but the Jalopy is cool too. Buggy has that tau cannon upgrade and I liked being able to shoot things with it.

    Is G-man good or bad?
    I think the Gman is good, He's clearly working for people with some sort of agenda, and he may seem bad because he's sorta holding Gordon against his will, but in the end I wouldn't be surprised if the Gman was really using Gordon to break himself or humanity away from whatever greater force is responsible for the world going to shit.

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    Absolute Maximum is 60 bucks, and that's if it's really good. I bought Modern Warfare 2 for that price, and I feel I got my money's worth. But any higher and I'd be upset.

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    I don't think they will, I think valve will maintain the sexual tension as long as there are half-life games with Gordon and Alyx.

    Ravenholm or White forrest?
    I don't like fighting combine too much anymore, and I didn't really like fighting zombies in Ravenholm. But if I had to pick, I guess I'll go with white forest, the combine did show some interesting advancing behaviors (which I probably wouldn't have noticed without the commentary)

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    Black mesa for sure, I wanna see what other kind of crazy experiments/protypes they have, what other facilities were on the premises. The Citadel seems purely functional, it's large, it's got an expanding base, and it houses things.

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    I'd probably save Alyx, I have a soft spot for the ladies… Err…

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Bioshock. Crysis was pretty, but oh so lame. And it's a shame because I personally really value graphics and atmosphere in singleplayer games, I'll play through games just because they're pretty, but if there's a pretty world, and there's nothing to explore, nothing to keep me interested, then it's like staring at a pretty picture, it's nice, but gets old.

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    Azure sheep, They Hunger, and Dangerous worlds.

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    It wasn't too long ago, a friend and I had a 30 hour Resident Evil 5 mini-lan, we got 2 360's and two tv's, sat back to back (we had chairs, we weren't leaning on eachother's backs) and played till we beat it… twice… on the hardest difficulties… and got every achievement. I think we died 119 times during the fight with Jill where you had to pull that nasty thing out of her chest

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    I'd probably buy my lunch from work, but every day I'd say "tomorrow I'll pack a lunch, this is way too expensive"

    Anything you'd like to add?
    It's late and I'm tired, stop asking me questions.

  3. Bramblepath

    20th November 2010

    What's your name?
    Josh

    Tell us a little about yourself.
    I've only become a Half-Life fan in the past couple of years, but since then I've been hooked. I bought the orange box for Portal, because it was only a few pounds more than Portal on its own, and when I first played Half-Life 2 I hated it. I'd never really played an FPS game properly and considered them poor gaming mediums. But after completing Portal, I decided I wanted more. Firing up HL2 again, I started playing, and it probably took me about 2 months of on and off gaming to complete it. I wasn't trying though, and I easily got scared by things in the game (I was a bit of a pussy then), but after getting through major parts of it I just got along with it. I bought the Half-Life anthology about half way through Half-Life 2, and sort of tried out Half-Life. Again, I didn't like it, but ended up completing it later. I finished Ep1 and 2 in the two consecutive days after I finished HL2, playing "non-stop" from about 10AM to 7PM. Since completing the games I started editing the Combine OverWiki, and recently became an admin, though I don't know how, since when I started editing I made a lot of mistakes.

    I live in the UK, and have been an avid PC gamer for a while. I've had a few consoles in my time, ranging from the old ZX Spectrum to the Wii, but I find PCs the most adaptable and usable. If it breaks, I know how to fix it. I also built my current computer myself using, mostly, parts from eBay, and it cost only about £700. For the specs I got out of it, I was very impressed with the price. Of course, I've upgraded and expanded since, but still have mostly the same core parts. It was definitely a learning experience.

    How long have you been gaming?
    Gaming properly: not very long. Only a few years. I'm new to it really, but now I've started I'm rather hooked. I've been playing games for a long while, though, my first console being the GameBoy Advance.

    What other games do you love?
    Apart from the Half-Life series, I love Mirror's Edge. Sure, the plot was shite, and the combat was frustrating, but I absolutely love the setting. Jumping around in shiny urban environments is, in my opinion, the best location for gaming. It looked beautiful and was exhilarating.

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    Water Hazard. Probably my favourite chapter. It was unexpected and took a bit of getting used to, but that airboat completely made it for me. That and the environment. The vistas were pretty stunning, and I love the texture of those concrete walls. It was a lot more relaxed as well, and excellently paced.

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    Half-Life 2. I love Half-Life, and it brought it all into context for me, but Half-Life 2 was the first shooter game that I really enjoyed playing. For me, it's perfect in every way. The combat, the gameplay, the story, all fit together really well.

    Try and describe it in five words.
    Beautiful, unexpected, game-changing, versatile, unique.

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    Half-Life. You can't beat those first two chapters.

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    I don't know! I didn't really like Half-Life's ending, what with the Xen chapters being annoying for me, but I guess the part with the G-man was good. Blue Shift didn't end on Barney being put in stasis, so it was different. HL2 was fun, and the cliffhanger was a bit over the top for me. I guess that Ep2's ending was good, because I didn't expect Eli to die.

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Shotgun – messier.

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    The Combine Elite are cleverer, so them.

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    Airboat came first, and was still the most versatile vehicle in the game.

    Is G-man good or bad?
    An educated guess would be that he's good, because he makes out like the villain at times. He may have his own agenda, and he may not really care for Gordon, but that doesn't make him bad.

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    It'd have to be pretty damn expensive for me not to buy it!

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    Nope.

    Ravenholm or White forrest?
    White Forest. More concrete, and nicer vistas.

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    Black Mesa.

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Alyx. She's more helpful.

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    No idea.

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    Research and Development, Mission Improbable, Slums 2. Just a few I've played. There are more I like, but these are all I can remember.

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    10 hours? Not sure.

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    I'm lazy in the mornings, so the canteen.

    Anything you'd like to add?
    "Three at a time? That's too much!" -Alyx

  4. Haha it's funny that my friend Vic from LG sent me this link, and the two people who posted above I actually know hah small world..

    Alright so I don't read your articles often Phillip but I thought I would post a reply anyway :P

    What's your name?
    Jenkins

    Tell us a little about yourself.
    I am a modder, level designer, texture artist, composer and general jack of all (computer) trades. I'm also a qualified fencer (not the jousting kind lol)

    How long have you been gaming?
    Approx 17 years now

    What other games do you love?
    Way too many to list, but right now I love playing and modding RaceDriver: GRID

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    Hmmm that's a tough question, overall I love the clandestine feeling of the entire game, including the older maps from the 2002/2003 version of HL2

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    Would have to be HL2…

    Try and describe it in five words.
    a clandestine enriched mysterious atmosphere :)

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    Have to say HL2 again, the feeling of coming off that train to be greeted with Breen's propaganda is still an awesome feeling.

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    Another tough choice… it's a close tie with EP1 and HL2, I would have to lean towards HL2 because of the epic climax…

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Magnum

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    Elites

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    Oooo tough choice, airboat most likely because it doesn't handle like a bathtub with wheels lol…

    Is G-man good or bad?
    Trick question, G-man is creepy lol

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    Depends what Valve have to offer…

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    Hmmm an extroverted female warrior and a mute scientist.. if they ever did get together, hilarity would ensue

    Ravenholm or White forrest?
    The old e3 2003 version of Ravenholm

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    Tough call, but since the Citadel is now a pile of rubble, I would rather spend my time in a building with walls and a ceiling so Black Mesa lol

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Depends on the circumstances… What am I saving them from? Why am I saving them? why couldn't they save themselves… I've always thought of Gordon to be the kind of "I look after myself before my friends" kind of person lol.

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Crysis, contrary to what Cameron said, I much preferred the Crysis storyline, at least it didn't involve urine and a little girl *cough*

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    Wow there's a hard choice..
    Actually i'll pass on that one lol.

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    Hmm well it wasn't SP, but a good friend of mine and I spent over 68 hours straight playing GRAW2 online when it first came out, that's also the longest i've ever stayed awake without sleep.

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    I always take a packed lunch to work… Freeze the sandwich the night before so it stays fresh and defrosts by lunchtime :)

    Anything you'd like to add?
    State your first name, last name & occupation:
    Lizardman, Lizardman, and uh, Lizardman

  5. JF Savouret

    20th November 2010

    What's your name?
    Jean-François Savouret aka "Badfrog" in certain british cars circles.

    Tell us a little about yourself.
    Molecular biologist, specialized in endocrine disruption caused by pollution.

    How long have you been gaming?
    Since ca 1985

    What other games do you love?
    Doom

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    All driving moments in the Jalopy, buggy and airboat.

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    The HL2 series

    Try and describe it in five words.
    for great graphic design and characters.

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    No special

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    No special

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    crossbow

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    Shoot'em all

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    All

    Is G-man good or bad?
    No sentiment. He does the job, sort of Gordon Libby type.

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    Usual price after a moment : 49.99 € . I can wait a bit.

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    Hopefully anf let's make it real wild.

    Ravenholm or White forest?
    White forest

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    Both

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Now, come on, jeez…..

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Bioshock

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    Metastasis, Strider Mountain, Coastline to Atmosphere

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    10 hours

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    Say what ?

    Anything you'd like to add?
    As long as new mods and episodes come up with real stories and realistic characters, I'm happy.

  6. Jasper 567 comments

    20th November 2010

    What's your name?
    Bob

    Tell us a little about yourself.
    You know too much already. :P

    How long have you been gaming?
    15 years approximately

    What other games do you love?
    SP FPS Quakes, Dooms and Unreals.

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    EP2. Final battle with Striders and Hunters — WOW!

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    HL2 EP2, it's quite simply the best.

    Try and describe it in five words.
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and very, very difficult.

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    EP2 — loved squashing thepoison headcrab with a rock.

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    None. None of them have an end — quite right too.

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Shotgun. Magnum's boring, the enemy fall down and die.

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards?
    Elite, they shoot back, the blighters.

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    Airboat. It reaches the parts that Jalopy & Buggy cannot.

    Is G-man good or bad?
    Does it matter? He does a good job. I admire efficiency

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    Tuppence, I'm feeling generous today.

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    Perish the thought. Me and Alyx getting together? No, ta.

    Ravenholm or White forest?
    Both please, followed by a generous portion of Black Forest Gateau

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    Neither. it's Nova Prospekt for me (I do wish Valve would learn to spell)

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Alyx and, of course the very lovely Dr. Judith Mossman.

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Tricky, what are they?

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    That's easy. Coastline to Atmosphere, Strider Mountain, Offshore.

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    6 to 8 hours and sessions shouldn't have an S on the end.

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    Toasted headcrab sandwich from the BM canteen, please.

    Anything you'd like to add?
    Not really except, do I get the job? If yes, what's the salary?

  7. What's your name?
    Justin, but I usually go by any number of nicknames people have given me IRL.

    How long have you been gaming?
    A decade at least, I remember back in the late 90's sitting on my Win98 computer playing Simcity and Roller Coaster Tycoon; I've only gotten into FPS's in the last few years though. I even remember playing the first Pokemon games on my original GameBoy, which I unfortunately lost.

    What other games do you love?
    The Kingdom Hearts series. Interesting characters, fascinating story, The first one drew me in and never let go. I unfortunately don't own a PSP though, so I haven't been able to play Birth By Sleep, but I do plan on getting Re:Coded when it comes out.

    What was your favorite part of Half-Life 2?
    Not Ravenholm.

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    Portal. Interesting setting, lots of back story, and a hilariously malevolent antagonist make it my favorite game, period. Not to mention the actual physics and puzzles involved.

    Try and describe it in five words.
    Portals, puzzles, and dark humor.

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Shotgun. It's more effective at mid-range then you think.

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards?
    Zombines, because they don't shoot back. Sure they've got grenades, but if you're picking them off from a distance, or fairly quick with a shotgun, then you shouldn't have a problem with them.

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    Airboat. There was something about driving the buggy and the jalopy that just seemed unnatural or strange.

    Is G-man good or bad?
    Who can really say?

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    As much as I paid for the Orange Box.

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    I don't think so. They've got a positive relationship set up with her, probably intending to make it all the more devastating when we actually have to leave her, as I think will be the case.

    Ravenholm or White forest?
    White Forest. (Named in opposition to the black forest cake?)

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    The Citadel's got some pretty cool stuff, but I'm going to have to go with Black Mesa.

    Who would you save, Alyx or Barney?
    Alyx. She has, overall, been a bigger help than Barney has in dispatching enemies.

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    I've never played Crysis, so Bioshock. It was a pretty cool game, and the sequel was pretty awesome as well.

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    Research and Development, MINERVA:Metastasis, and Riot Act. Half-Mind gets an honorable mention because it was hilarious.

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    12+ hours. When I play a game, I get wrapped up in it, and the hours just fly by.

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    Bought, if only because I'm too lazy to make my own lunch.

    Anything you'd like to add?
    I got into mapping a few months ago, and recently released my first map, which can be found here: http://myaperturelabs.com/file.php?id=470 I've been planning on doing more mapping, but Minecraft has taken hold of my attention currently. And was it your voice I heard at the end of the Factum Solus Ep. 2 trailer?

  8. What's your name?
    ggamer. you may call me G.

    Tell us a little about yourself.
    I'm around 15. I like non-linear games, or games that at least fool me into believing they're non-linear.

    How long have you been gaming?
    ever since I was three.

    What other games do you love?
    the metroid series is and always will be a favorite for me. As well as the original golden-eye for the Nintendo 64.

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    I can't say. haven't ever played it.

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    HL1. the entire theme of trying to escape black mesa appeals to me. with chances of escape being so close before they are ripped away from you.

    Try and describe it in five words.
    shit has hit the fan.

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    HL opposing force. It's not too long, but it gives you the idea that there was some form of order in the army's assault before they started pulling out.

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    HL1.

    time to chooose…
    Shotgun or Magnum?
    thats a tough choice. I'll have to go with the magnum, seeing as how it has its uses close and long range.

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    can't say.

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    can't say.

    Is G-man good or bad?
    I think he is good. If he was bad, you wouldn't be fighting the combine, now would you?

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    40$

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    never.

    Ravenholm or White forest?
    can't say.

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    black mesa forever.

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Barney doesn't come up with stupid one-liners every five seconds. plus, he still owes me that beer.

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    bioshock.

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    Sven co-op, sweet half life, and zombie panic original.

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    probably around five hours for sweet half life.

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    packed. do you know how much lunch costs there?

    Anything you'd like to add?
    not really.

  9. What's your name?
    Rodolphe.

    Tell us a little about yourself.
    I'm a french guy of 25, half-life addicted since 1998… ^^

    How long have you been gaming?
    About 16 years since I got my first GameBoy with Tetris and Super Mario Land.

    What other games do you love?
    Eclectic… If a game is well-made, I will love it… I especially like the Gabriel Knight series and the LucasArts adventure games.

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    Hard to say… There are so many great parts, so many different emotions… I will say all the beginning from the intro to Alyx's intervention, is well-made, we are without weapons, forced to flee, we can adapt to the new environment, etc etc…

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    HL1. It was such a major revolution in the FPS at this time. The FPS were never the same after that.

    Try and describe it in five words.
    Still worth playable after 12 years.

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    HL1 has the best beginning. When, in 1998, 99% of the FPS began with "you're dropped into hostile territory with a gun, shoot'em all", and then you begin in a tram from 5 minutes only looking at an evolving scientific base with so many NPC's doing their daily life, it was such… different…!

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    I would say HL1. Nihilanth disappears in epic and massive explosions, then the G-Man reveals himself and talks for the first time in the series, then the "time to choose"… So epic, so mysterious…

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Shotgun. More ammo throughout the game, and I like close fight and blasting enemies with good double shotgun blast.

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards.
    I'm not a great fan of Zombines… Combine Elite have a good design, they have the AR2 rifle, they are more resilient than other enemies, they put a good fight at the Citadel… Definitly the Elite.

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    Buggy… I've played it more than any over vehicles in the HL series and in the mods.

    Is G-man good or bad?
    Since he is described on the official site as a "sinister bureaucratic interdimensional being", I would say he is bad but bound to a more powerful force. Overall, he is simply the puppet master.

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    Don't care. I will get it.

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    Since Gordon is ME/YOU/US/the player, the question is "will Alyx and me get together"? Well, scenes of kissing in first person view don't seem very interesting… ^^ So maybe there will be feelings, but neither so much love.

    Ravenholm or White forest?
    Ravenholm. Because it is Resident Evil in HLverse.

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    Black Mesa. It all started in it. Citadel was cool but the gray and metallic environment was a bit repetitive and too human-less…

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Alyx. I've seen Barney dead two times in Coastline and Strider Moutain, I'm done with it!

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Bioshock!!! The one true revolution of FPS since HL, IMHO. Great scenario, great NPCs, great weapons and powers… Crysis was more a "graphic demo" than anything else.

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    Wow…!!!
    THEY HUNGER (HL1), RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (HL2), NIGHTMARE HOUSE 2 (HL2)… But it is hard to really do a "top 3"…

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    10 hours from 22 PM to 8 AM.

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    Packed Lunch. I'm a little scared with all this fast-food cans throughout the game… ^^

    Anything you'd like to add?
    Yes : Thank you for this great site continuing the legacy of the best FPS series of all time :)

  10. Techyworm

    21st November 2010

    What's your name?
    Brendan
    Tell us a little about yourself.
    I'm 15, I've been trying to teach myself to map with Hammer, and I really like playing pretty much every source game.
    How long have you been gaming?
    I've been gaming since my brother got a Nintendo 64 when I was very young, but I've only been playing PC games for about 2 years now.
    What other games do you love?
    Minecraft, everything else by Valve, Civilization.
    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    Either Ravenholm or Nova Prospekt. They both have awesome atmosphere and are challenging, but in different ways.
    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    Probably HL2, because there's such a wide variety of places and all of them are fun.
    Try and describe it in five words.
    Quite possibly the best ever.
    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    In my opinion, Half Life 2, by far.

    "Welcome. Welcome to City 17. You have chosen, or been chosen…"
    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    Episode 2. Eli's death is very powerful, and it sets up a potentially great start for Ep3.
    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Shotgun. It's just way more fun.
    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    Zombines, because I find them far more interesting to play with.
    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    Airboat, because I love the level which it's on.
    Is G-man good or bad?
    I think G-Man is far more complicated than good and bad.
    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    As much for any released game, so about £30-40.
    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    Oh Christ, I hope not.
    Ravenholm or White forest?
    Ravenholm, definitely. Far more varied combat and puzzles, a fascinating back story, and an awesome atmosphere.
    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    The Citadel, it's the focal point for pretty much all of Half Life 2, so it just feels epic going in there.
    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Barney, he is a legend.
    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Bioshock, I never played Crysis.
    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    Hhm.

    1. Minerva, It's a fantastic Mod and I'm glad the developer is working with Valve now.
    2. Research and Development. It has some amazing moments, and some awesome ideas.
    3. Human Error.
    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    I frequently play through HL2, Ep1 and Ep2 in a row if I can't sleep.
    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    The Canteen, so as to avoid microwave mishaps.
    Anything you'd like to add?
    No, I'm good.

  11. What's your name? Let's just say it's George Henson…

    Tell us a little about yourself. I come from Massachusetts and an enamored by the workings of the internet, film, and gaming.

    How long have you been gaming? Perhaps around ten years or so.

    What other games do you love?
    Diablo II, WoW, Deus Ex, and anything else by Valve.

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2? Agh! On the spot here… Hmm… I'd perhaps say it was Route Kanal for its extreme style and staggering plausibility. The fun boat ride didn't help either.

    What's your favourite HL game and why? Half-Life 2 because of mainly its length and the familiarity of the settings. Episode 2 is extremely close, but I think it was the driving bits that sort of didn't work for me.

    Try and describe it in five words. Taught the industry something new.

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why? Half-Life 2. It was the most startling thing I've ever seen, and I can recite it in the G-man voice from memory. The sights were eerie as you walked through the station, and to find someone you didn't actually know kickstart the game just made my mind blown.

    Which HL game has the best end and why? Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Do I really need to say anything? I didn't cry, but my heart skipped a beat.

    Shotgun or Magnum? Shotgun, obviously.

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards IMO, zombines are rather annoying enemies and don't really provide proper strategic value. Combine for sure.

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat? Airboat times twenty five million.

    Is G-man good or bad? I have this question: Is he real? I've analyzed it through and through and I don't think he actually exists, but is a creation of Gordon's suppressed subconscious fears or desires culminated as a result of the power of Xen. In such an instance, I think the question is moot.

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three? 70 USDs. I am dead serious.

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together? PFFF. God of the hand Laidlaw will not let his story sink to some sort of predictable romance. He's smarter than that.

    Ravenholm or White forest? Ohhh…. Tough one. Ravenholme I feel has better set pieces, but White Forest has spectacular gameplay both inside and out. I'll hae to go with White Forest because it was the one time in Half-Life 2 that I felt truly challenged.

    Black Mesa or The Citadel? I'm a sucker for atmosphere, so the Citadel takes the cake.

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney? Wowza… Hard question. Probably to be different though, I'd save Barney. Barney hasn't exactly shown himself capable of getting out of dire situations (if Blue Shift is not in continuity) and I think Alyx could handle herself.

    Crysis or Bioshock? Screw Bioshock's pretentious nature. I'd rather be gauded down in misleading gameplay than droned in the ear about psychological differences.

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games? Eye of the Storm was great, Synergy is nice, and Empires 2.27 is awesome. Probably my favorite though is Overwatch when you get a big enough group (and it works). Then it's a treat.

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had? Maybe WoW, though I usually don't do much productive. Perhaps Diablo II, but for the life of me I can't remember how long my longest times were. I think I beat Half-Life 2 in a day, then the next day played the episodes. So I think like two ten hour sessions?

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen? Packed Lunch. Apples yum.

    Anything you'd like to add? PP is awesome.

  12. What's your name?
    Anyone who counts calls me Bucky.

    Tell us a little about yourself.
    I work 6 months a year as a ship's engineer. HL & PP's mods keep me sane(er) during my down time while aboard. I don't play much when I'm home, but download many mods and hang onto them until I get to work. Unlike many here, I have no interest in modding or creating games myself, I'm just a player, not a builder.

    How long have you been gaming?
    My first gaming console was a pong machine for the family TV when I was a kid. I soon upgraded to a Commodore VIC20. I'm currently looking at a Sager 7280 to replace my XPS with the failed one-off graphics card.

    What other games do you love?
    As far as shoot-em-ups go, HL is the only one I could really get into. An added challenge is being a laptop gamer (since the mid "90s), not all games are as playable on a laptop as HL is, and HL is one of the most stable game platforms I've ever played considering the complexity. I play Virtual Pool 3 to keep my game up to snuff, since you can't have a pool table on a boat. I've been playing with flight simulators since I was a kid also. I even had one for the VIC20, no graphics, just instruments. Fiendishly hard for a 14 year old to play. Things have come a long way.

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    Storming the beach with my new friends, the ant-lions. All the weapons are available at that point in the game, and plenty of ammo available to create maximum carnage and havoc!

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    I can't think of anything in this game franchise I really don't like.

    Try and describe it in five words.
    Problem solving and gratuitous destruction!!!

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    I like pulling into the train station to find out how much the world has changed. Very Twilight Zone.

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    HL2 Episode2, left me cliffhanging and wanting more, even though It seems like I'll be retired before it's released.

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Probably shotgun. A double shot to the head stops all but the peskiest enemies. Magnum's too slow to shoot and reload, and not enough ammo. Good for long range work in absence of the crossbow I guess.

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    Yes

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    Airboat is the most versatile and fun to drive, but I can drive them all fairly well. Turbo boost is too squirrely in the buggy.

    Is G-man good or bad?
    Yes

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    I'd pay $500 if I could get it today, but it better be really !@#$% long and good!!! When (and if) it's released, probably $50 would be the max. I'm looking forward to playing in the Borealis engine room and maybe to incorporating the portal gun into HL-style combat.

    If there's any Valve marketing-types looking at this, disregard the $ figures stated above. You should pay me to play it!!!

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    Good writing dictates maintaining the tension between the two, as has been done in many series. Gordon would be the perfect husband in many women's eyes, he's a doctor, is in impossibly good shape, and never makes a peep. This question got me thinking, maybe there could be a weapon category 8 with various "toys" available for Alyx's benefit…

    Me & my raunchy mind. I digress, this is a respectable website.

    Ravenholm or White forest?
    Ravenholm. Very "horror movie"-ish, a great atmosphere. The scenery in White forest is nice though.

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    Black Mesa, more potential for anything to happen. Like the last question, the citadel is visually stunning and it's revealing to be in the belly of the beast, but the gameplay is kind of one dimensional with the super gravity gun. Fun at first, but if you've tossed one soldier, you've tossed 'em all.

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    I'm a sucker for a pretty face, so probably Alyx. Plus Barney never seems to make with the beer he owes me, the deadbeat.

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Never played either.

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    There's so many favorites. I guess Forward Motion, Manervia (sp?), and Offshore. I like the long games, as long as they have something creative to keep me interested as these 3 do. Honorable mention to The Citizen and R&D.

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    12-14 hr, probably when I first got HL1 and realized how good it was and how well it ran on my crappy sony laptop. I started playing after breakfast and next thing I knew, it was midnight, my legs didn't work, I hadn't eaten anything all day, and the house was freezing cold (I have a wood stove to heat). I had to knock those sessions off when I started having HL-style dreams.

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    One of them there watermelons you can whack in half with a crowbar. Either that or I'll steal Dr Magnusson's lunch.

    Anything you'd like to add?
    I always thought a great ending to the series would be after the carnage is finished, flash forward several years to the world returning to normal with Alyx and Gordon together, having a picnic or something like that with their kids and the main characters (Barney, Kliener, etc.), while playing with some vortiguant kids. Maybe someone could toss a pie at grumpy old Dr. Magnusson or spray him with a garden hose or something.

    Too sappy probably.

    Anyway, thanks for the great site Phillip!!!

  13. Hec 1053 comments

    22nd November 2010

    What's your name?
    (Hec), well to obvious Hector for u pals!

    Tell us a little about yourself
    I'm a politologyst, but im in love with HL universe!!, hehe and find some trouble when I have 2 read a lot but at the same time im diying for be into a HL misson….

    How long have you been gaming?
    about 4-5 years ago hl was a common game 2 me but then I discover mods and I became addicted to them and all the HL community.

    What other games do you love?
    Sim city 4 love 2 build huge citys, IL2 1946 Sturmovik, love to fly and combat, and mmm well those are all! by now…

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    the UPRISING part not only when gordon tooks NP, but all the rebellion against the cmb stuff really find intresting and fun love urban battles and kick cmb asses!

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    HL2 cause its long to play also I love HL1 is basic and lovely nostalgic when u look back…

    Try and describe it in five words.
    The most fabolous games worlwide!!

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    mm HL1 is the beginning of everything!!!

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    ep 1 has action I love that ending and city 17 going to hell stuff, altough ep 2 is just dramatic!

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Shotgun great 4 short sure kills, magnum is just perfect pressision in long distances.

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    Combines, love to kill those soildiers zombies are great for horror atmosphere but a pain in the ass sometimes.

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    mm jalopy if I think thats the old muscle car.

    Is G-man good or bad?
    he is the freaking jokerman he sells like a bic…t to the better buyer

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    40 USD
    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    I think she loves him, would be a heroic romance, alyx should get pregnant by gordon hehehe

    Ravenholm or White forest?
    tough question love ravenholm but was way too short, love 2 see father grigory again"!

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    BM, blackie mesa was huge and great location 2 fight and escape, citadel was just a freaking hughe highrisk building made of strange cmb metal!!, thats all

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Alyx just 2 save the romance of the hero.

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Crysis, well because I played(altough hl stll keep on kicking crysis ass).. it bioshock: I have no idea and i'd not play it ether.

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    In HL1 every Heart of evil total conversion, and in HL2 Strider Mountain and Human Error.

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    mm well I don't certanly know maybe playing hl 1 the first times arround 2003, 2004 or so.

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    love packed lunch mommy sandwiches.. ;)

    Anything you'd like to add?
    God bless PP, the best freakin" hl site modding in the world, !!

  14. What's your name?
    Samuli Jääskeläinen

    Tell us a little about yourself.
    I have been always designing levels. I started drawing map layout before I could write. I have been around mod community since "05 and made map for variety of source games.

    How long have you been gaming?
    Hmm… something around 16 years. Started with dos and first console was Master system.

    What other games do you love?
    I love games with good atmosphere and narrative. In other hand I love games with fresh new ideas and polished game mechanics. Portal, Ico, Rez, Shenmue, Aquaria, Garou; I think these provide good example of variety.

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    Its been a while when I last played it but the beginning was amazing at first time and Nove Prospect has always been fun place.

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    Ep2, perfect pacing and load of variety in terms of visuals and gameplay. Ending was also very powerfull.

    Try and describe it in five words.
    Think, Shoot, Run, Drive, Escort

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    HL2 got you right into the world and rewarded a curious player with little details.
    Ep2 had also good start because it was fast and replaying the game is much more fun when there is less conversations.

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    NOT HL2, I hate cliffhangers in "single" titles. I think it is ep2 once again, here the cliffhanger isn't so bad but it also was more moving.

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Magnum.

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    Zombines. I am bored of elite's.

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    Airboat. Mosty because the airboat sections were the best driving scenes.

    Is G-man good or bad?
    I think both, considering the viewpoint. In Vance family's viewpoint he is bad.

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    30€, I haven't payed that much money for a single game for a loooong time. I buy 90% of my games used and rest are steam sales or indies.

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    I hope not.

    Ravenholm or White forest?
    White forest. Zombies get boring fast and traps weren't that clever.

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    I really liked the citadel in Ep1, but still I have to say Black Mesa. And not only because it has nostalgia value.

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Barney. I really would like to have my beer.

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Crysis. I played demo and enjoyed it quite a bit. The movement was fluid and all the destruction you made was really a great fun. But! I haven't played Bioshock yet.

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    1. Hidden: Source
    2. Radiator
    3. Blind monk's society
    For HL theamed sp-mods:
    1. Research and Develoment
    2. Mission Impropable
    3. Union
    Minerva, Event in village and Calamity were close too. I need to play more recent mods.

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    SP playing sessions, hmm… I think it must bee somewhere between 40-50hrs. Not all the time with the same game.

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    I like cooking so I'll just bring my own.

    Anything you'd like to add?
    Your effort for hl modding scene is priceless. Thank you and keep up the good work!

  15. What's your name?
    Richard aka Rikersbeard

    Tell us a little about yourself.
    PC gamer with a love of modelling, both plastic and virtual. [lightwave and Imagine].
    Flight sims and FPS are my favourites.

    How long have you been gaming?
    My first game was on a school teleprinter via a college mainframe! So a long time.
    Then " Star Trek" via a work mainframe on a VDU in 1980.
    Home gaming sarted with the ZX Spectrum, Sinclair QL, (just for programming), Commodore 64
    Binatone, Intelevision, & Colecovision, (my only ever consoles) and finally on to the Amiga and vastly inferior PC! Thankfully the PC has surpassed the Amiga tenfold by now…..

    What other games do you love?

    Flight Sim 2004, Stalker shadow of Chernobyl, (the new modded, bugless version), Vietcong, Tron 2.0, IL2 and Combat Flight Sim 3.

    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    I enjoyed each part equally except for Ravenholm. I don't like to go there!

    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    It has to be Half Life. It was the first FPS of quality I played on my PC. I got it when it first came out and was blown away!

    Try and describe it in five words.

    Half Life? No! Full Life.

    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    Oh its Half Life again. Poor Gordo starts the whole mess!

    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    I liked the end of "Episode One". For once after a hard fight with the combine I found the end task enjoyable, easy and satisfyingly cinematic.

    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Shotgun. It has a magical effect on most enemies. They disappear!

    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards

    It would depend on my weapon load out. But I prefer to shot combine.

    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    Airboat. Its fully amphibious, armed and jumps like its from Hazard County!

    Is G-man good or bad?

    He is the "smoking man" from X-Files. Both worked with the aliens but were secretly working against them for the good of mankind.

    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?

    Around the same price as I did for HL2 when it first came out. But, in adjusted currency of course.
    Unless it was part of a new "Orange Box" deal with Portal 3 and Black Mesa mod thrown in!

    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    No. Gorden dies in Episode 3 where we find out that he really is the "G-Man"!

    Ravenholm or White forest?
    White Forest is nicer and a lot brighter and less full of zombies. But it does have "Hunters", AGH!

    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    Black Mesa is the place to be.

    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    A gentleman would always save the lady first. And she is a damn sight more clued up than Gorden.

    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Bioshock is a masterpiece. Would you kindly rate it as such! J

    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    Minerva Metastasis is a fantastically meticulous mod and the reason I bought Episodes 1 and 2. (to fix missing graphical elements).
    Strider Mountain is a very satisfying adventure and you get to see striders made to. And shot at by every thing and every combine soldier available!
    Lastly, "The Citizen", simply brilliant and thanks to a patch finished it at last!

    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    About four or five hours on that mountain!

    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?

    Canteen. Meet Barney there and see if I can bribe him for a spare key to those security rooms with a beer or two. Plus I heard their meatloaf is pretty good!

    Anything you'd like to add?
    Yea. They lied about the meatloaf. "oooooooooooooooooooooooooogh"

  16. Grey Acumen

    24th November 2010

    What's your name?
    Brandon, but I use Grey Acumen as often as my real name.
    Tell us a little about yourself.
    An Idea person, I can pretty much take any idea, and find a way to make it better. Unfortunately I'm still trying to figure out how to market that talent.
    How long have you been gaming?
    Longer than I haven't been gaming. My earliest memories are of Zelda on the NES.
    What other games do you love?
    Minecraft has been my most recent obsession. I love Prince of Persia, Zelda, Sam & Max, Psychonauts, Portal, Beyond Good & Evil, Shadow of the Colossus, and Smash Bros Brawl.
    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    All of it. Sounds like a copout, sure, but it really is the balance between all the different elements of the game that make it truly enjoyable.
    What's your favourite HL game and why?So many people will disagree with me on this, but I really enjoyed Episode 1 the best. Being able to start off with the gravity and super gravity gun really got you right into the thick of all the physics stuff that I really enjoyed about HL2. I guess you could say that is my favorite "part" but its a part that spans the entire series.
    Try and describe it in five words.
    Balance of Puzzles and Combat
    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    From a game perspective, Episode 1 wins out with teh super gravity gun, but for storytelling, HL2 takes the cake and the appetizers, and the main course, all the drinks. I don't think I've ever had a setting so thoroughly ESTABLISHED as I experienced with HL2, and all while I was under complete control of my character. It was at that point that HL2 established that it wasn't just telling me a story, but that I was IN that story.
    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    I don't think I've really been satisfied with the endings of any of the HL series. Maybe HL2 comes out on top just for feeling like it was an actual Ending. HL1 could have come out okay, but I just felt like I was getting shanghaied. At least in HL2 I was technically getting rescued..
    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Magnum. I'd rather pick off enemies before they're even aware of me.
    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    Provided I can pick up the weapons they drop, Elites. Nothing quite matches the Pulse Rifle for power that is effective at both long and close range, and I just love the vaporization you get from the alt fire. Provided I'm only fighting elites, it means I've got effectively unlimited ammo for it.
    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    AAAAAAIIIIIIIIRIRRRRRBOAT! Seriously, buggy may have the gauss gun, but eh airboat can handle water. This shouldn't even be a question.
    Is G-man good or bad?
    neither. He just works at completing the task in hand. If you happen to be on the side that benefits, so be it.
    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?$20 maximum. maybe $25 if every single one of my friends are playing it.
    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    As long as Alyx doesn't get herself killed, then yes, that's the way things are heading, but not within the HL2 series. It'll just be left open ended.
    Ravenholm or White forest?
    depends on what I'm playing for. I'll go with White Forest though. I enjoy the natural scenery.
    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    Citadel, but only for the super gravity gun.
    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Both. Alyx first though, unless there were specific signs pointing to having a better chance of getting both if I went for barney first. Lets face it, "Weave the freeman's life with hers" seems to imply I CAN't let her die now.
    Crysis or Bioshock?
    Fuck both of them, gimme Portal, or Minecraft.
    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    The Trap, Too Many Crates, Forward Motion
    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    Went an entire day, fell asleep, woke back up and started playing again, the repeated for the next day or two.
    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    Ugh, thanks, but I'll go with packed, you have fun.
    Anything you'd like to add?
    I really need to start getting into my modding. So many ideas, I seriously need to get them down into a concrete form.that OTHER people can appreciate.

  17. What's your name?
    Daniel
    Tell us a little about yourself.
    Just a guy =D
    How long have you been gaming?
    Since the mid 90's
    What other games do you love?
    Quake series, Thief series
    What was your favourite part of Half-Life 2?
    The part when you had to get across the sand without touching it or the antlions would be all over you. It just felt free, can't explain it.
    What's your favourite HL game and why?
    The first, it's just a boatload of nostalgia for me. I was 8 years old when I first played it, it was the coolest game I had ever played back then.
    Try and describe it in five words.
    Nostalgic awesomeness at every turn.
    Which HL game has the best beginning and why?
    The first, it was just awesome starting out with everything normal, being the one to cause the chaos, then waking up to a ruined Black Mesa.
    Which HL game has the best end and why?
    Can't say I like any of the endings, they all left you hanging. If you meant end fight, definitely Episode 2, that was frantic.
    Shotgun or Magnum?
    Shotgun please. Love that beast, I always saved ammo with the magnum and never ended up using it.
    Would you prefer to fight Zombines or Combine Elite Guards
    Zombines
    Jalopy, Buggy or Airboat?
    Jalopy
    Is G-man good or bad?
    Believe he's bad, I just don't trust his "employers".
    What's the maximum you would pay for Half-Life 2: Episode Three?
    $40
    Will Alyx and Gordon get together?
    Bleh, I hope not, that'd just be weird.
    Ravenholm or White forest?
    I like both
    Black Mesa or The Citadel?
    Black Mesa
    Who would you save Alyx or Barney?
    Barney, bro's before hoes. Besides, he still owes me that beer.. xD
    Crysis or Bioshock?]
    I'd rather play Crysis, I like sneaking around. Bioshock just didn't feel right for me.
    What are your top 3 mods for HL games?
    Oh boy, I'd have to say
    1. They Hunger
    2. Research and Development
    3. Gateway (HL1)
    What's the longest SP playing sessions you have ever had?
    12 hours probably
    Packed lunch or bought from BM canteen?
    I hear the microwave casseroles are decent
    Anything you'd like to add?
    Thanks for the site Phillip :D

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