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Posts tagged “episode-two”

Laidlaw Lays It Out

Half-Life2.net have a quick interview with Marc Laidlaw, science fiction author and story writer/designer for Valve on the Half-Life games. Asked how the episodes have changed the way they develop the plots, he explains, "They forced our hand...instead of jumping forward another 10 years and letting players fill in the gaps for themselves, we've gotten the chance to develop some of the elements deliberately. But…

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No Jokes Aren’t Funny Anymore

[I've been saving up rants about the Orange Box for a while now. Pretty much all of them feature the word "Paradigm", so be warned: sit down, pour a drink, prepare your rotten vegetables to throw. This one's probably the most essential one, so it's going first, just to make sure I remember to do it.] The Orange Box: Christ, it's bloody funny, isn't it?…

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A Gnome Is For Life

There's an obscure achievement in Episode Two, where you're asked to send a gnome into space. Which involves picking up that gnome at the very beginning of the game, and bringing it with you to the very end. If that sounds hard, it's not nearly as fiddly and challenging as you might imagine. And one Excellent Hero has made a photographic documentary of the journey.…

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RPS Verdict: Half-Life 2 Episode Two

A New Day It’s imperative that you play another first-person shooter immediately after finishing Episode Two. Any – it doesn’t matter. Because you need to remind yourself, after the six or so hours, that games aren’t anywhere near this good. Games aren’t so precise, so damn perfectly laid out. Games don’t hide tutorial and training such that you never notice them. Games aren’t built with…

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Episode Two: So Close We Can Taste It

Wednesday (to be renamed "Orangeboxday") is approaching with a crazed inevitability, and we're all out of control. So here's something to make it worse, whetting your appetite while wetting your pants. Another exclusive screenshot of Episode Two. Click pic for embiggenment. Don't forget that at 8:01am UK time, and 12:01am Pacific time Wednesday, as The Orange Box begins unlocking on your Steam account, Rock, Paper,…

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RPS At Valve

We're chuffed to declare that RPS will have reviews of Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Portal at the moment the Orange Box goes live on October 10th. Nowhere else on the net will be publishing reviews before this date, so frankly, check us out and our fancy new haircut. Today was spent in Valve HQ playing the latest chapter in the Half-Life story, and tomorrow…

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