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Elephants Doing Crack

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I do a lot of dumb shit and crack. I make YouTube videos, write stories and I love FPS games. Been playing Half-life since probably 2002, don't plan on stopping anytime soon.

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Man, to think The Orange Box is now 14 years old. That is a happy birthday to Half-life 2: Episode 2, Portal and Team Fortress 2. My copy on the right is 12 years old when I got it on Christmas Day of 2009. The PS3 port I got this year.

The PlayStation 3 port is a poor and bad attempt of The Orange Box. Since Gabe Newell had a grudge with PlayStation, Valve just got EA to port it instead. It was something like that, I read some funny quotes from Gabe Newell and how much he hated the PlayStation 3.

Now, most people seem to forget about how Valve and EA once partnered at one point in time. I was one of those people, I kind of just pretend that it didn't happen. But then I look at the PlayStation 3 port and I always say to myself, "Oh yeah... that ummm... actually happened." 

Think about that for a minute: EA HAS THEIR NAME ON A HALF-LIFE GAME! That is crazy man.

Man, to think The Orange Box is now 14 years old. That is a happy birthday to Half-life 2: Episode 2, Portal and Team Fortress 2. My copy on the right is 12 years old when I got it on Christmas Day of 2009. The PS3 port I got this year. The PlayStation 3 port is a poor and bad attempt of The Orange Box. Since Gabe Newell had a grudge with PlayStation, Valve just got EA to port it instead. It was something like that, I read some funny quotes from Gabe Newell and how much he hated the PlayStation…

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Maybe someone can share some light on this? Why were there HECU marines in Xen? I've read that it was suppose to be Earth, but Valve couldn't have more than one skybox since it was Goldsource in the OG. However, in the Half-life PS2 port (bottom one), Gearbox changed the skybox texture to black to fix this issue I'm guessing. 

Anyways, I thought I could get some random answers since I just beat the PS2 Port and this thought of mine came back again. Originally, I like to have thought some of the HECU Marines invaded Xen or they just got teleported there... or maybe they aren't actually there.
Maybe someone can share some light on this? Why were there HECU marines in Xen? I've read that it was suppose to be Earth, but Valve couldn't have more than one skybox since it was Goldsource in the OG. However, in the Half-life PS2 port (bottom one), Gearbox changed the skybox texture to black to fix this issue I'm guessing. 

Anyways, I thought I could get some random answers since I just beat the PS2 Port and this thought of mine came back again. Originally, I like to have thought some of the HECU Marines invaded Xen or they just got teleported there... or maybe they aren't actually there.

Maybe someone can share some light on this? Why were there HECU marines in Xen? I've read that it was suppose to be Earth, but Valve couldn't have more than one skybox since it was Goldsource in the OG. However, in the Half-life PS2 port (bottom one), Gearbox changed the skybox texture to black to fix this issue I'm guessing. Anyways, I thought I could get some random answers since I just beat the PS2 Port and this thought of mine came back again. Originally, I like to have thought some of the…

A LOOOONG time ago... I made a YouTube review about the mod Half-life: Caged. It even got the attention and a comment from Cayle George himself. I can only imagine what his reactions were. Now this was one of my first ever videos, so it may have aged like milk or be rough around the edges in some areas. But, maybe somebody out there might enjoy it.

I forgot that I did this. When I was playing Half-life on August 25, I played some of Half-life: Decay on the Playstation 2 and actually decided to do the security guard pool easter egg on Domestic Violence. Sadly, this secret isn't in the PC port mod of the game, so seeing it in person was pretty cool. I did it mom : )

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Believe it or not, I actually have my own made up Holiday for Half-life called "Half-life Appreciation Day," or sometimes just "Half-life Day." Every August 25, I try my best to appreciate the games by playing at least one of the games or just admiring the series... Or both (today I will being playing the first game). This tradition of mine started around 2018 I think. I do it to remember Epistle 3, the reason why I got into writing and to love the game that changed my life. Remember to always Run. Think. Shoot. Live. Half-life will always be apart of my life.  

Happy Half-life Appreciation Day!

Believe it or not, I actually have my own made up Holiday for Half-life called "Half-life Appreciation Day," or sometimes just "Half-life Day." Every August 25, I try my best to appreciate the games by playing at least one of the games or just admiring the series... Or both (today I will being playing the first game). This tradition of mine started around 2018 I think. I do it to remember Epistle 3, the reason why I got into writing and to love the game that changed my life. Remember to always R…

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I was looking through some flies on my computer and remember that I ACTUALLY played with Chet Faliszek in a Discord game session on DOD Source. (For context, Chet Faliszek was the lead writer for L4D and one of the side writer for the Half-life 2 episodes). Link to the Discord for others to experience: discord.gg/straybombay Ahh man, good times : )

When I was a kid, I remember when these gameplay demos were coming out for Episode 2 and this one lives by me the most. Although I LOVE the final battle in Episode 2, I am reminded that it could have even be BETTER. I think the reason it was downgraded was for performance issues, since this was getting ported over to the Xbox 360 and PS3 in the Orange Box Bundle, or it may have been too much for the player to handle. But, like look at this gameplay, it is a complete warzone! I wish the final b…

Yesterday I got Gunman Chronicles physically brand new in PERFECT condition. I can now see the intro cinematic for the game instead of looking it up on the internet... and that is about it other than the cool WON menu. Idk

Yesterday I got Gunman Chronicles physically brand new in PERFECT condition. I can now see the intro cinematic for the game instead of looking it up on the internet... and that is about it other than the cool WON menu. Idk

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