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UGP - Half Life by jollyjack UGP - Half Life by jollyjack
A couple of years back, the How To Play strips caught the attention of the (Now defunct) games magazine, Play.
At the time, I was working for Rare, and therefore; Microsoft. Which meant I couldn’t say bad things about their products in an official capacity, lest they cry and send someone over to set me on fire.
This rather limited the games I could turn into HTP strips for actual publication, so I came up with a couple of new ideas, one being; spoof games promotions.

Play* (and all its sister magazines) sank back in February…….this had nothing to do with me!

(Though, there is a worrying trend forming. A couple of years after I applied to Free Radical Design, it went down. Then, after being cut from Rare, I applied to RealTime Worlds….)

*That's the American incarnation I'm talking about. Play UK is still up and running.
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thefunny711 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
I WANT ONE!
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:iconwilly2664:
Willy2664 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
kkkkkk, funny...hum...maybe...I...want one of those
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leon-xxx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
why don't they sell these?!?!?!?!?...Dx!!!!!!!!
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suiram2301 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, want that Pack ^^ :D
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totterynewt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I want it.... now
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:iconawesomefacefan448:
Awesomefacefan448 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
"Oh, sure. It's all fun and games until someone causes a Resonance Cascade..." XD So hilarious!
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WulfarRexwave Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Writer
Question: Where is the complimentary spas-12 shotgun? no scientist-young or old-should be without one.
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:iconvane998:
vane998 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Artist
I wish
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:iconjcsmith1195:
jcsmith1195 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I lol'd so hard at this! xD
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:iconbittersweetbutterfly:
BittersweetButterfly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
This rekindles the nerd in me to the point of wanting a plushie headcrab for my birthday...

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YoshiFan37 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah! This made my day.
Faved. :D
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WellManneredMoth Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You worked at Rare? When?
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thekilershark223 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have seen comments on only the barny and the crowbar and just so you know headcrabs arent cute and realy a real beard made from scientist's real hair funny but a kid or adult wearing it unlikely
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TomZanovich Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I just love the little Barney, I want one !
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:iconrainfire12:
Rainfire12 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Laughed so hard at this. It's awesome~ :D
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:iconvinick14:
vinick14 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is a funny one
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xDeadFamas Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
wich i have a crowbar, past days i saw ones, but i didn¡t have money to buy them, anyway, love the string up barney xd.
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Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
i have only one thing for this. LOL!
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:iconjayandjames:
jayandjames Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
think geek make these
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:iconwhistlingwinds:
Whistlingwinds Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I need a string-pull Barney so badly it's painful! DX Please why can't it be real?!?! I'd give every penny I have (around 30 bucks) for one!!! But I can't. T_T

Hah, I just saw the little tidbit about radiation exposure! It almost makes up for my tears over not having a little Barney to snuggle at night. Which is still very sad.
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VuTienDung Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, look like i found another bleedman
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:iconoarkley:
OArkley Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Where's the Xen Crystal? Do you expect a little boy to be Gordon Freeman WITHOUT A XEN CRYSTAL? You monster.
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:iconmysterytomyself1992:
mysterytomyself1992 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
how about a cardboard cut-out of black mesa for a background? XD -*jollyjack
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:iconphyos:
PhyOS Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Nice!
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:icondianacat777:
Dianacat777 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Ah, these are brilliant. You got me laughing at 'Feign Intelligence!'
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:iconspaaacecore:
SpaaaceCore Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminded me of hipsters.
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:icontitan-warrior:
Titan-Warrior Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
I want a set! XD
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:iconmadpredator:
Madpredator Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Do one for terminator!!!
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:iconxeveyx:
xeveyx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, oh I laughed so much. This would be freakin' hilarious if it actually existed. Funny thing is it probably wouldn't be just little kids wearing this... O.o
Oh, and I want a Barney plushy now! >.<
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CHIBICHIPS73 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student General Artist
my god....you are awesome....we must chat about half life. got a gmail account? email me at oddsocks13@googlemail.com and we can chat!
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thekilershark223 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too my gmail is thekillershark223@gmail.com
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Maximilianibus Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student Writer
doesnt timmy look cute? XD OMG its so hilarious :D and, btw, except of te crowbar and the beard, i look like gordon ^^
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TacoSavior Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Writer
The lambda sign on Barney is backwards.
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:iconscorpy226:
Scorpy226 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
where can i buy it xD
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:iconlordzoka:
LordZoka Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Where can I get this absolutly fantastic kit?
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:iconmatarioshka:
matarioshka Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want dat Barney :D
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:iconyuxtapuestoelmono:
Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
You are a true hero :salute:
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Bloodbath5 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Must...buy...NOW!!!
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:iconawesomefacegirl101:
awesomefacegirl101 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lol
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:iconmetasyke:
MetaSyke Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Darnit I want a wind-up headcrab.. I would name him Lamarr. :3
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3DHitman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love half life
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:iconmerjia:
Merjia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA. Oh man, you made my night XD
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:icontintinytdj:
Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So..... where can i get that headcrab toy again? :P
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:iconpointman116:
pointman116 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love a Barney plush doll in my house!
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:iconbobisan123:
bobisan123 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
i wanna barney doll
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:iconfantastdemiurge:
FantastDemiurge Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY HALF LIFE!
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:iconkid-cody:
kid-cody Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
favorite out of em all.
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LoveisDead01 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student
HALF LIFE!!1 woop woop :D
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RawrNinjaArtist Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
BWAHAHA! great!
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