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.[link][link]