1. Post #1001
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    April 2011
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    My theory now is that either something happened to Gordon, or they are using his mind to predict the future in a minority report type deal; And that they need to keep him stable throughout it; so the G-man steps in to intervene.
    What do you mean by "something happened to Gordon?"

  2. Post #1002
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    I don't know if it's been mentioned, but the infamous "What cat" was followed up on in the original Beta.

    There exist a sound file in the leak in which Barney says "I had to turn it inside out again to tell it was a cat" or something along those lines. Made me think of the monkey in the remake of "The Fly".
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  3. Post #1003
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    So this is what it says if you fail to defend the rocket in EP2.

    THE ROCKET HAS BEEN DESTROYED - MAGNUSSON'S MISGIVINGS ABOUT THE FREEMAN ARE COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED. THE GAME NOW ENDS.
    Why does it say it's a game? Are the Vortigaunts just so fucking chill about everything they think of the potential extermination of humanity as "just a game, bro"?

    Edited:

    the Vortigaunts are a metaphor for weed
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  4. Post #1004
    TCB
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    Hey let's look at the Vorts heal Alyx nothing could possibly b-ARRRGGGHHHHH
    I love this part, it makes her seem so human and always makes me think "holy shit these are real people. This is actually happening. Come here Griggs, gimme a hug, you too Sheckley." Always makes me feel so immersed.

    Edited:

       it also gives me a boner   
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  5. Post #1005
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    So this is what it says if you fail to defend the rocket in EP2.



    Why does it say it's a game? Are the Vortigaunts just so fucking chill about everything they think of the potential extermination of humanity as "just a game, bro"?

    Edited:

    the Vortigaunts are a metaphor for weed
    Several times you can overhear vorts saying things about " the one in your mind" which may refer to Gman, but has also been speculated to be referring to the player, as if the vorts understand that they are merely bits of programming in a video game.
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  6. Post #1006
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    My theory now is that either something happened to Gordon, or they are using his mind to predict the future in a minority report type deal; And that they need to keep him stable throughout it; so the G-man steps in to intervene.
    That reminds me of the movie Source Code. They're just using Gordon to better understand the first Combine invasion so that they can better defend themselves in case of another Combine invasion. I dunno.

    Or maybe it's some Animus-type shit.
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  7. Post #1007
    That reminds me of the movie Source Code. They're just using Gordon to better understand the first Combine invasion so that they can better defend themselves in case of another Combine invasion. I dunno.

    Or maybe it's some Animus-type shit.
    Yeah, that's what I meant by "something" was like in Source Code; how the guy is ... well ..... you don't want to be him.
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  8. Post #1008
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    The one thing I love about valve games is how they execute said game. Especially half-life, you play it once, and you'll come back to play it again, and again. The fact that once you get better at it each time, you learn that the game is right for you. But not only that, like me (and a couple other facepunchers), I like to dwell myself into the story line of half-life, going back into it's early stages, and learning of how the game could have been if X wasn't cut and Y happened.
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  9. Post #1009
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    I know that when I first started playing Half-life I just thought "The fuck is this, the fuck is that" whenever something happened. I played it for the gameplay, not the story. But the story is what makes Half-Life, the rest has a lesser priority. So it seems.
    I bet CoD players would not enjoy Half-life.
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  10. Post #1010
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    I bet CoD players would not enjoy Half-life.
    Of course they wouldn't, it doesn't have "HURR BLOODY SCREEN SO REAL" and "IRON SIGHTS SO ACCURATE" and a tactical nuke
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  11. Post #1011
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    Of course they wouldn't, it doesn't have "HURR BLOODY SCREEN SO REAL" and "IRON SIGHTS SO ACCURATE" and a tactical nuke
    Opposing Force does
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  12. Post #1012
    Ask me about my 'female train' fetish.
    Dennab
    January 2006
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    Opposing Force does
    Not really.

  13. Post #1013
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    Dennab
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    Not really.
    It has a tactical nuke.
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  14. Post #1014
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    Dennab
    May 2010
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    The Vortigaunts have two butts.

    Edited:

    :wtc:
    What if all Vorts are actually female?

    How do we know what sex they are?
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  15. Post #1015
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    Not really.
    nukes bro

    they're united by nukes

  16. Post #1016
    Ask me about my 'female train' fetish.
    Dennab
    January 2006
    5,457 Posts
    It has a tactical nuke.
    It's a full-scale thermonuclear warhead. Not a tactical nuke.
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  17. Post #1017
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    Dennab
    June 2007
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    It's a full-scale thermonuclear warhead. Not a tactical nuke.
    Well fuck, I'm not a nuke expert.
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  18. Post #1018
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    God friggin damn, now Ill have to play through HL2 and the episodes and really pay attention for the first time.
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  19. Post #1019
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    It has a tactical nuke.
    How in the hell can a nuke even be tactical.

    You can't just call in a nuke strike, it's impractical and impossible.
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  20. Post #1020
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    July 2011
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    What if all Vorts are actually female?

    How do we know what sex they are?
    Either all Vorts are the same sex, or only them males/females were enslaved and not the other sex because they were better fighters?
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  21. Post #1021
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    September 2009
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    Reproduction is the reason there are genders, keeping one gender and not the other one would be a weird thing to do.
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  22. Post #1022
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    March 2011
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    Reproduction is the reason there are genders, keeping one gender and not the other one would be a weird thing to do.
    other way around
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  23. Post #1023
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    Reproduction is the reason there are genders, keeping one gender and not the other one would be a weird thing to do.
    But they are an alien species, it is possible that they reproduce asexually, and there is only one gender.
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  24. Post #1024
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    I bet CoD players would not enjoy Half-life.
    I like Half-Life and CoD, so
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  25. Post #1025
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    I like Half-Life and CoD, so
    I'm talking about 24/7 [mlg]1337_pr0slayer_Xx players here
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  26. Post #1026
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    I'm talking about 24/7 [mlg]1337_pr0slayer_Xx players here
    I know quite a few of those people that finished Half-Life 1/2 and thought it was good.
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  27. Post #1027
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    I believe that Recurracy was doing something called exxageration and generalizing,
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  28. Post #1028
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    I know quite a few of those people that finished Half-Life 1/2 and thought it was good.
    I know that there are no sniper rifles in the game, and what kind of MLGPR0SLAY3R would play a game without sniper rifles?
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  29. Post #1029
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    I know that there are no sniper rifles in the game, and what kind of MLGPR0SLAY3R would play a game without sniper rifles?
    opposing force had a sniper rifle...
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  30. Post #1030
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    opposing force had a sniper rifle...
    opposing force is not half life 1
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  31. Post #1031
    Ask me about my 'female train' fetish.
    Dennab
    January 2006
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    How in the hell can a nuke even be tactical.

    You can't just call in a nuke strike, it's impractical and impossible.
    Low-yield nuclear weapons can be fired from artillery emplacements, missile launchers, and dropped from aircraft.

    They don't cause the same damage as conventional nuclear weaponry, but cause more than standard munitions would. They fill a niche in the middle ground tailored for multiple purposes.

    Most low-yield nuclear weaponry has been decommissioned following the end of the cold war as it is less practical when other modern technologies can do just as much damage for a smaller cost/risk.


    The nuclear device in HL:OP4 is a thermonuclear warhead from an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), this would produce intense heat and force but less radiation than a Hydrogen Bomb for example. Black Mesa would have taken heavy damage, but would still be salvageable in many parts.
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  32. Post #1032
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    December 2009
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    opposing force is not half life 1
    you heard it here first folks
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  33. Post #1033
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    Low-yield nuclear weapons can be fired from artillery emplacements, missile launchers, and dropped from aircraft.

    They don't cause the same damage as conventional nuclear weaponry, but cause more than standard munitions would. They fill a niche in the middle ground tailored for multiple purposes.

    Most low-yield nuclear weaponry has been decommissioned following the end of the cold war as it is less practical when other modern technologies can do just as much damage for a smaller cost/risk.


    The nuclear device in HL:OP4 is a thermonuclear warhead from an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), this would produce intense heat and force but less radiation than a Hydrogen Bomb for example. Black Mesa would have taken heavy damage, but would still be salvageable in many parts.
    I wonder what a nuclear explosion deep underground would look like.

  34. Post #1034
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    I wonder what a nuclear explosion deep underground would look like.
    An earthquake.
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  35. Post #1035
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    July 2009
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    opposing force is not half life 1
    Wow! I never knew that!! Thanks Gabe :)
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  36. Post #1036
    Really, really, really, really likes parrots and water caustics. Also, hates titles.
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    I wonder what a nuclear explosion deep underground would look like.
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  37. Post #1037
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    I wonder what a nuclear explosion deep underground would look like.

    anti-gravity
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  38. Post #1038
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    May 2010
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    TF2 is infinitely scary. I join a random server, and I hear the same gunfire and battle sounds that you hear in every server, but I walk around and there isn't anyone on the fucking server. WHO WAS BATTLE SOUNDS
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  39. Post #1039
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    anti-gravity
    This one looked almost exactly like I expected. Wicked.
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  40. Post #1040
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    TF2 is infinitely scary. I join a random server, and I hear the same gunfire and battle sounds that you hear in every server, but I walk around and there isn't anyone on the fucking server. WHO WAS BATTLE SOUNDS
    Server Ninjas.
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