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September 3, 2012


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Half Life was released in 1998, which means.....dear god in heaven.....that some of you might not have even been alive to play it.

Or you were, but couldn't do much more than drool on the keyboard and gnaw the mouse like a rusk.

Luckily for you, some die-hard fans have spent the past 8 years using Valve's own tools to lovingly rebuild the legendary locale that Gordon Freeman escaped over a decade ago….

….well, most of it. Xen is missing for now, but that bit was sh*t, so who cares?

Black Mesa will be free to download on the 14th September….which really did surprise me.
When I first heard about the project (a good few years back) I thought Valve themselves would snap up the concept and bundle it in with an "Orange Box 2".
I'm usually opposed to remakes, but the prospect of seeing Half Life 1 rendered in glorious Half Life 2 detail does make the geeky nerves tingle.…
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JohnSegway Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest I just find anything in Source really boring now as I've played HalfLife 2+ to death as well as a LOT of games being based on Source as well as using the same models... But for die hard fans of HL1 I'm sure it'll be great for ya =3
MGBGT Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Heard about this for a while, never thought they'd finish it. Hope it turns out alright.
ThatGuyWithACape Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Is it that the graphical update is free, or are they giving out the entire game with updated graphics free?
SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also keep in mind that high expectations is a sure fire way to end up hating something. If don't take off the nostalgia goggles before playing Black Mesa, you'll end up making a HtP about how it sucks.
SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was one of those who met the game with a resounding, "Meh". Honestly the only portion that held my interest was the expansion where you played the security guard.
LioNeL-K Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
great news! I remember stressing about it just by listening my friends: "dude, you start with nothing and your first weapon is a crowbar..."
staplegun111 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I was still really young when Half Life came out. Stumbled upon Ross Scott's "Freeman's Mind" back around episode 7 or 8 (?). Proceeded to buy Half Life... And Half Life 2... then Episode 1 & 2. Both left 4 dead's came somewhere in that time frame, as well as Opposing Force and Blue Shift (which no longer works for me anymore). And many more games not created by Valve. Never would have thought that one video could lead me to spend so much money (granted, over a period of a few years).
Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Yeah we are all waiting here!
AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Was born at the start of the 90s so was around when Half Life was out never cared for it however didn't know much about it but when finally saw and played Half Life 2 lets just say I got interested fast in the series so YAY HL1 remake!
Bladebitch Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I was there when it was released and altough I just watched my brothers play it at first it has always been my favorite game.^^ I've been following Black Mesa since my brother became one of the die-hard fans working on it. I haven't checked the site lately though so I got these glorious news from you first.
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