Fun fact: Dr. Keller was never meant exist! Its was actually a misspelling of "Dr.Kleiner" when valve sent a letter to gearbox, then accidentaly after reading Dr.Keller they made hl blew shirt and
last week somebody made a post of VALVe's whiteboard made up of deformed garfield, sonics and the occasional buff vortigaunt and i noticed a few ideas for the Electric Zombie in Half-Life: Alyx some of the ideas that were shown were removed and some were added Post i was referring to by @papachef community.lambdageneration.com/v…
Everyone knows that Odessa Cubbage's model was originally Odell, but did you know Odessa Cubbage was influenced by The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, of all things? All that and more in the latest Metrocop article!
you ever think about how gordon and chell both get sent to the metaphorical fields of elysium at the end of their respective stories (gordon at the end of epistle 3). you know. where mythological heroes go after they die. and they were both of almost messianic status at the end of their games... with chell getting murals dedicated to her and the way wheatley talks about "the human who killed *her*." gordon is obvoius the elysium parallel is definitely intentional in portal, with its direct references to prometheus and tartarus. gordon technically gets sent to a "shore" at the end of epistle 3 but it still counts i think
It just occurred to me why he 9mmar only has 25 rounds in the mag when you pick it up, it's supposed to reflect the fact that the hgrunts had already fired the gun.. This may be common knowledge but it legit didn't click for me until just last night, only took 24 years x_x
Honestly, after seeing Crowbar Collective's take on Xen, kinda hard to look at the canon version and feeling pleased. Anyone feel the same or just me, because even in Half-Life Alyx, Xen looks uninspired even if it's just flora and fauna.
Funny fact. In bootcamp you can open Shepard's locker chest. Discovered about 5 minutes ago :)
I think cave Johnson from Portal is still alive in the half life 2 & entropy zero 2 universe ever since that one mission in EZ2 where I saw cave Johnson's house in a nice shape, but the problem is........where is he now ? Probably in the borealis? Or hidden in the aperture science facility? Maybe in the team fortress universe?
So, just wanted to see what the community speculates about whatever this Cave Johnson line in Portal 2 is alluding to: "Greetings, friend. I'm Cave Johnson, CEO of Aperture Science - you might know us as a vital participant in the 1968 Senate Hearings on missing astronauts." What was Aperture's role in the hearing? Did Black Mesa also participate? What exactly happened up there?
Sometime after the death of Half-Life: Absolute Zero, I was toying around with my unfinished rework maps for Office Warrens. For the final map of the chapter, I had realized that it was merely an upgraded version of the Alpha map and constructed a version that was as accurate as I could possibly imagine. Footage originally recorded on August 12th, 2021. What I didn't expect was for it to be nearly 1:1 to the original map. On May 30th, 2022, footage of the map resurfaced that was shown off on …