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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby Dmak » Sat Sep 15, 2012 23:21 pm

I'm more of a COD player. Helps the cycling believe it or not.

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby dw300 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 02:20 am

Dmak wrote:I'm more of a COD player. Helps the cycling believe it or not.


How so?

ShockedSoShocked wrote:Haha just found someone put a Chuckle Brothers mug in there!!

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Noticed that! There are 'Ramblers' crisps in the vending machines too. I believe the work on the game was spread far and wide .. obviously a few Brits helping out.

I've got to where the marines have arrived ..
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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby Yellow Peril » Sun Sep 16, 2012 07:43 am

er...what's it all about? I guess it's a computer game, what is the general plot?

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby dw300 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 13:03 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_(video_game)

In the November 1999, October 2001, and April 2005 issues of PC Gamer, Half-Life was named "Best Game of All Time"/"Best PC Game Ever".



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_2

Maximum PC awarded Half-Life 2 an unprecedented 11 on their rating scale which normally peaks at 10, and named it the "best game ever made".



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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby cgraley77 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 17:27 pm

dw300 wrote:Yeh, it's more like a movie that you can advance the storyline in your own time. I just use a walkthrough if I get stuck for more than about an hour.

Do you guys play CounterStrike?


Used to play CS:S far too much in my GCSE days (5 years ago now)...is it still popular? Great game to pass the time

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sun Sep 16, 2012 17:38 pm

cgraley77 wrote:
dw300 wrote:Yeh, it's more like a movie that you can advance the storyline in your own time. I just use a walkthrough if I get stuck for more than about an hour.

Do you guys play CounterStrike?


Used to play CS:S far too much in my GCSE days (5 years ago now)...is it still popular? Great game to pass the time

It's as popular as ever. I still play after all these years

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby dw300 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 18:57 pm

It's an enormously good laugh if you're playing with mates and use even a few tactics, rather than run round like headless chickens.

I was briefly in a clan in the CS1.5 days .. I sucked mind you, but the practices were fun. Then we'd hit up a public server and try out the tactics and generally pwn.

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby cgraley77 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 21:04 pm

dw300 wrote:It's an enormously good laugh if you're playing with mates and use even a few tactics, rather than run round like headless chickens.

I was briefly in a clan in the CS1.5 days .. I sucked mind you, but the practices were fun. Then we'd hit up a public server and try out the tactics and generally pwn.

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Yeah, me and a few school mates used to have a 'clan' and regularly play Team Deathmatch on dust_2...great fun. One friend was an obscenely good shot with a sniper, made the rest of us look better than we really were.

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby Dmak » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:06 am

dw300 wrote:
Dmak wrote:I'm more of a COD player. Helps the cycling believe it or not.


How so?



Helps to keep reaction times in check, could be life saving on a bike.

Also, it's something I can win at when I fail in Strava! :D

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby B.M.R. » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:43 am

Was heavily invested in CS:S for a couple of years, and just recently rediscovered this bug thanks to CS:GO.

Now trying to reaquire my twitch reflexes which after a couple of years of neglect are sorely lacking. Can't wait until the servers are allowed to start modding stuff properly, like removing AWPs and the AutoSnipe. ATM every game I play degenerates into an AWP-fest. BOOM BOOM BOOM.

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:51 am

B.M.R. wrote:Was heavily invested in CS:S for a couple of years, and just recently rediscovered this bug thanks to CS:GO.

Now trying to reaquire my twitch reflexes which after a couple of years of neglect are sorely lacking. Can't wait until the servers are allowed to start modding stuff properly, like removing AWPs and the AutoSnipe. ATM every game I play degenerates into an AWP-fest. BOOM BOOM BOOM.

BOOM! HEADSHOT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsQFYceNZS8

My own diminished reflexea were well noted shooting headcrabs in BM lol.

Has been so long since I actively played an fps properly (scrims/matches/tac nades)

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby dw300 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 23:25 pm

I gota admit .. I didn't even know CS:Global Offensive was out ..

http://store.steampowered.com/app/730/

The trailer vid is pretty good. =)
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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby symo » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:03 pm

Thanks for pointing this out.

I have also been playing D3D; which is an enhanced version of Frontier First Encounters using OpenGL and it is 'kin wicked. I hated the FFE release owing to the bugs, but some clever Russians have hacked the code and put shiny proper 3d models into the engine. Plus there is a community looking to mod ships further on Space Sim Central. An absolute must for those of us who remember Elite.
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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby GSVBagpuss » Fri Sep 21, 2012 14:06 pm

The bit in HL1 with the plant? One of my favourite moments ever in gaming :)

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby adam0bmx0 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 15:23 pm

Used to love HL and have played the start of HL:2.

Also used to play CS1.4 beta or so up to 1.6, then switched to CS;S once I got a better spec PC. Plyaed CS1.6 for nearly a year straight, suprised my gf stuck with me tbh, had a giggle the other day talking about it.

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby dw300 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 18:09 pm

symo wrote:Thanks for pointing this out.

I have also been playing D3D; which is an enhanced version of Frontier First Encounters using OpenGL and it is 'kin wicked. I hated the FFE release owing to the bugs, but some clever Russians have hacked the code and put shiny proper 3d models into the engine. Plus there is a community looking to mod ships further on Space Sim Central. An absolute must for those of us who remember Elite.


I played Frontier, not Elite though. I didnt realise there was a multiplayer version.

Do you play EVE? It quite possible the biggest game ever .. so much so that as an individual you really cant accomplish much in the game, and you really need to be able to play to for hours every day. It's truly epic.
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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby dw300 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 18:13 pm

GSVBagpuss wrote:The bit in HL1 with the plant? One of my favourite moments ever in gaming :)


I never really played HL1, which is why I'm working thru Black Mesa, so I'm not 100% sure what you're referring to .. although I assume it's some sort of Easter Egg from the devs?


adam0bmx0 wrote:Used to love HL and have played the start of HL:2.

Also used to play CS1.4 beta or so up to 1.6, then switched to CS;S once I got a better spec PC. Plyaed CS1.6 for nearly a year straight, suprised my gf stuck with me tbh, had a giggle the other day talking about it.


Finish HL2, its brilliant .. well apart from the end .. I mean, it just ends ..

I went and played CS:S again and still pwn on it .. w00t! But yeh .. it did get in the way of RL for a while back in the early 2000s!
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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby Initialised » Mon Sep 24, 2012 21:54 pm

Just found this on HL3: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/38633 ... portal.htm

Not sure I believe it.

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby MisterMuncher » Mon Sep 24, 2012 22:24 pm

Almost embarrased that I'd completely forgotten how to do that bit.

Nostalgia clearly isn't what it used to be.

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Re: Any HalfLife fans here?

Postby dw300 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 01:08 am

Initialised wrote:Just found this on HL3: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/38633 ... portal.htm

Not sure I believe it.

Up to the three headed pointy green thing in Black Mesa


Yeh I'm just beyond that bit .. almost dodged past it through blind luck and perseverance. I'm guessing that about half way through the game?
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