Discussion in 'Gaming News Discussion' started by HardwareHeaven, Nov 15, 2007.
Hah, funny you should mention that i just installed it
Count me in.
Despite technological advances, it has to be Half-Life. The immersion of that game grabbed me the whole game through.
My favorite game is Half-Life 2. It's the best game ever, period.
Now give me my card before I show everyone that episode of To Catch a Predator Gabe Newell was on.
I think the only reason it hasn't aired yet is because Gabe bribed the cops with boxes of ATI 3870 GFX's and copies of HL2.
This is an unbelievable story . I own Half-Life 2 Central - Your definitive source for Half-Life 2. so obviously I was a major fan of the game. Some of my mods actually visited Valve in Seattle and one of them, Magebomb was a play tester. He kept his mouth shut about the NDA, but he told us how fun the game is and whatnot.
The night before I reformatted my machine, and pre-loaded the game. We had a huge IRC party and what not. Magebomb psyched us up on IRCsince he knew it was great. I spent $500 on a 9800xt just to play this game! Well that morning I got a call for a job interview, and since I just got laid off as a graphic designer I had to make a decision. Play Half-Life 2 or get a job.
I chose the interview. It was a good 30 minute drive there. Well the interview went great and I got the job. The Manager was a Half-Life 2 fan also. So I am stoked. I got a great job, Half-Life 2 is out, I am rushing home to play it. I paid thousands of dollars for a PC just to play Half-Life 2!
After the interview I am flying home. I am 37 and was proud to never have gotten a speeding ticket my whole life. Well my lucky streak ran out. I got busted by a cop doing 97 mph in a 55 mph zone.
The cop was pissed. He barked "Can you tell me why you are driving like a lunatic son."
I told the cop "Sir, I will be honest, I just got out of a job interview and this video game I have wanted for years came out today and I really, really can't wait another second to to play it. I have a clean record, no tickets ever"
He then took me out of the car and made me do a field sobriety test. He thought I was on drugs. He said that was one of the dumbest excuses he's ever heard and I must be high.
I passed everything of course. Then he asked me, "Well it's none of my business but what game is so important as to risk your life to play?"
I said: "Half-Life 2."
He said: "Half-Life 2, really?"
I said: "Swear to god."
He asked me to go wait in the car, which is good. That means I ain't going to jail.
He comes back with my license and insurance info.
Cop says, "I just called one of my buddies and he confirmed Half-Life 2 did come out today. I totally forgot. Your DJ Shamrock right on HL2central right?"
I said "Uuuuh, Yeah?"
Now I am freaking. Am I being wire tapped? How could he possibly know this.
Turns out they visited my site frequently.
Then it got weirder.
Cop said: "We've been playing Counter Strike Source at headquarters since they released it early. We are also huge fans of Valve. One officer plays it all the time. By the way ongratulations on your job. Here's your license and insurance back. I am not going to give you a ticket on one condition."
I said: "OK"
Cop said: "Can I come to your house and play it with you? Like right now?"
My jaw dropped.
I said: "Isn't that illegal?"
He said: "I am a police officer and I am following up on your alibi. I am doing my job. Follow me."
So for the next 20 miles I had a police escort to my house. Cherries on, going about 80 mph. Cars pulling over. We get there and there are already 3 more cop cars at my house. My grandmother next door is freaking out calling my wife and everyone.
Unfortunately they played it before I did. That sucked, but they had guns. But they could play great. I guess they train with games from Valve. Best day ever, still ticket free.
*basks in awe before the mod's quadruple post*
Every time I play half-life (1,2, ep1/2) I wonder what a movie would be like, and hope that they'd have gamer references in it, like, gordon shooting his pistol while drinking a mountain dew, or eating cheezies. Of course if they made a movie he'd better not talk, cause there could be some great moments of awkward silences
Favourite Valve game would be definitely Portal. Although it's short and rather low in graphics "wow factor", it's still a great game to play and to puzzle you up.
Best valve game is most definetly halflife. It opened my eyes because of having a real plot(in fps) and scripted events. It still has a special place in my hard.
Half Life 2....greatest Valve game ever IMHO!
My Nvidia MX400 Blew up while trying to play HL2 when it first came out......so I think you should pity me and let me win!!!!!:rofl:
I will have to stick with Half Life. It was probably the first FPS I played that kept my attention for the story, not just killing s***. Not to mention it spawned one of my worst gaming addictions in history....Counter-Strike.
Half Life 2: Episode 2, because I was able to make every pit complete by having a Freeman climb out of it.
My favorite Valve game is HL2 Death match. There is nothing like lan gaming with freinds and getting a crossbow shot mid air with low gravity on! Watchin the body float into nothing is funny!
HL2, because it has a perfect cure for hangover, straight from the Xen universe, headcrab, fits every head. Order now!
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