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Hi everyone, this is Jamil, the face of Alyx Vance; I'm very glad to join this platform and get a chance to talk to all of you fabulous people. Here is a link to the VŌC Podcast I mentioned: bit.ly/VOC_Interview Leave some questions in the comments!

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Breadman
Breadman
Jun 14

Oh nice! Thanks for joining us Jamil! Welcome :D

Robo
Robo
Jun 14

Welcome to LambdaGeneration! 👋

λlex
λlex
Jun 14

Hi Jamil! A very warm welcome to LambdaGeneration! It’s amazing to have you with us. As an original Raising The Bar owner, I’ve been seeing your (real) face for years without knowing much about the person behind it, so it was great to here your story with @ronaldhamrak recently. My question for you: Did you expect the Half-Life 2 games to be as big as they are and were you surprised at Valve giving Alyx her own game all these years later?

Jamil
Jamil
Jun 15

I had NO IDEA that it would be so big. Half-Life really did raise the bar! I only learned about the VR game in December when I mentioned my association with the game to sound “cool” to a group of younger people when they were discussing gaming and the Metaverse. Since then, I have been doing a ton of research around gaming, interviewing people in the industry, and hearing from fans. I am drinking from a fire hose to get caught up and loving every minute! Grateful to be here now!

Bruner🎁

Welcome to the crew!

Jamil
Jamil
Jun 14

Thanks Bruner. I am looking forward to learning the ropes!

SpacePirate

Welcome to our community!! So amazing to have you here 🤩

Jamil
Jamil
Jun 14

Thanks so much! I am excited to be here!

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LambdaGeneration

Excited to have you here!

Bruner🎁

Jamil, how do you feel about people having the freedom to do make facial expressions such as this with what is essentially your face?

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Jamil
Jamil
Jun 15

Ha! Ha! Love it! Make more!

DomesticAlyx

Great to have you here! idk if you were reached out to by valve or if you applied for the role but when you first heard about the role did you have any idea of how big and important hl was to gaming? Did you have any expectations about how successful the sequel and episodes would be and were they met or even surpassed? What was the feeling like on release day?

Jamil
Jamil
Jun 15

Hello DomesticAlyx- check out my reply above to Alyx (Staff)….I was clueless and had zero expectations, I am just now in full-on learning mode, and I am over the top excited. Far more than on release day! Back then, it was just a job. Now I am on a mission to interact with and support gamers, and I couldn’t imagine a better affiliation!

LambdaGeneration

Welcome to the community! It's an honor to have you with us 🤩 :alyxpog:

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Jamil
Jamil
Jun 15

You guys…I am the one that feels honored!

LλmbdλDude

Enjoy your stay here in this wonderful community!

Jamil
Jamil
Jun 15

Hope to be around for awhile 😉

overworld_archives

HIGH VALUE TARGET SITED: ALYX VANCE. SENDING STRIKE FORCE 42781 CODE: DUTY. SWORD. MIDNIGHT. Any who: welcome to the community, Jamil.

Jamil
Jamil
Jun 15

Say what? 🤭 Thank you for the welcome!

[S҉W҉E] ҉҉P҉ans҉aR

Hi Jamil. I have a question, Have you been through any face scans at Valve lately?

Jamil
Jamil
Jun 15

Not recently- but if they need to age Alyx or have models for off-spring, I can make myself (and my four kiddos) available!

Normal Headcrab

Amazing to have you here! Also, what is it like being the face of a character, but someone else voices them?

Jamil
Jamil
Jun 14

A little strange…but then I was thinking it was kind of similar to the fact that it takes two people to make a person and it took two of us to bring Alyx to life as well (along with artists and animators)!

Shab'xrath

Going by how good the VOC podcast is at bringing the people behind Half Life to the community I can't wait for Gabe to join us here Also: Welcome! And great to have you here!

Jamil
Jamil
Jun 15

That would be awesome! Ronald, from the VOC podcast, is solid and has been so supportive. I reached out to Gabe recently and will put in a good word!

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Shab'xrath

No sadly. Although having a chance to ask the big guy himself a question would be lit ngl

AndrioZite

Welcome to the club, that's amazing to see you

Jamil
Jamil
Jun 15

Thank you, thank you!

Lλmbda Signal

Welcome to the community!! It's great seeing member who was involved in half life 2 development here 😁😁

Jamil
Jamil
Jun 15

Thanks! Tell me how everyone gets here! All fans? Some developers? Do you know how this site started? I’m intrigued!

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Lλmbda Signal

Well, a lot of us folks here gets here through their discord server which could be found through their twitter, some of the fans here was a website beta tester before this place was ready. As for developers, @laniminella is here! She's the voice behind Colette Green in half life decay, you can thank @ronaldhamrak for bringing you guys here :))