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Black Mesa
My Black Mesa Icon click on it to see my Deviantart release page for it.
Maybe Black Mesa, that was a joke ha ha fat chance! Is what the lyrics in 2007's Portal said. Well, it turns out not too much of a fat chance because Black Mesa has been finally released! This long in the making total conversion mod of the original Half-Life in the Source engine which debuted with Half-Life 2 and Vampire The Masquerde Bloodlines has been highly anticipated by many people on the internet including myself. Tonight I will talk some about what I liked, what I didn't like and how I feel the game faired as a whole.
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Overall even with the few crashes and bugs I've had with the game my impression of it is very high and I look forward to the final chapters being released which are supposed to be improved and expanded upon so I look forward to that. Also, it would be great with the the steam greenlight stuff if the game would be run through QA and compiled for Mac. But at least I got to play it in the meantime and had a good time. 

{   View more screenshots by me of Black Mesa running in WINE on the Mac.   }






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It's called Half-Life:Decay. It's basically a version of Half-Life especially designed to be played with two players CO-OP. In fact even when you play it single player you have to switch between the two characters in order to progress. I have my Half-Life cd key registered with Steam and the steam edition of Half-Life with HD models added on especially waiting for this mod to come out. It's actually a port of an expansion pack to the PS2 version that hadn't been back-ported to the PC up until now. If any of my friends on my friends list happens to have Half-Life and would like to play this game with me when it comes out leave me a comment\message\what have you. I read their forums and they said they are 60% done with the last level.
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It's called Half-Life:Decay. It's basically a version of Half-Life especially designed to be played with two players CO-OP. In fact even when you play it single player you have to switch between the two characters in order to progress. I have my Half-Life cd key registered with Steam and the steam edition of Half-Life with HD models added on especially waiting for this mod to come out. It's actually a port of an expansion pack to the PS2 version that hadn't been back-ported to the PC up until now. If any of my friends on my friends list happens to have Half-Life and would like to play this game with me when it comes out leave me a comment\message\what have you. I read their forums and they said they are 60% done with the last level.
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It's called Half-Life:Decay. It's basically a version of Half-Life especially designed to be played with two players CO-OP. In fact even when you play it single player you have to switch between the two characters in order to progress. I have my Half-Life cd key registered with Steam and the steam edition of Half-Life with HD models added on especially waiting for this mod to come out. It's actually a port of an expansion pack to the PS2 version that hadn't been back-ported to the PC up until now. If any of my friends on my friends list happens to have Half-Life and would like to play this game with me when it comes out leave me a comment\message\what have you. I read their forums and they said they are 60% done with the last level.
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Take a look here

The new features makes it look very competitive with Games For Windows Live... and a cool thing is it's what people think Games For Windows Live should be. You don't need to have a game open to be on steam and it works with any game on there... Games For Windows live only supports the two games that have it built in and only when those games are open. Also it doesn't look like you'd have to pay extra to use those features in Steam. Some person suggested that Games For Windows Live still has a chance for success because they have achievements which some people are addicted to. But what good are achievements if only two games on GFWL support them?

They should bring out steam for Mac (I'm guessing it would probably be with Cider) and maybe also Linux.
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Take a look here

The new features makes it look very competitive with Games For Windows Live... and a cool thing is it's what people think Games For Windows Live should be. You don't need to have a game open to be on steam and it works with any game on there... Games For Windows live only supports the two games that have it built in and only when those games are open. Also it doesn't look like you'd have to pay extra to use those features in Steam. Some person suggested that Games For Windows Live still has a chance for success because they have achievements which some people are addicted to. But what good are achievements if only two games on GFWL support them?

They should bring out steam for Mac (I'm guessing it would probably be with Cider) and maybe also Linux.
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Take a look here

The new features makes it look very competitive with Games For Windows Live... and a cool thing is it's what people think Games For Windows Live should be. You don't need to have a game open to be on steam and it works with any game on there... Games For Windows live only supports the two games that have it built in and only when those games are open. Also it doesn't look like you'd have to pay extra to use those features in Steam. Some person suggested that Games For Windows Live still has a chance for success because they have achievements which some people are addicted to. But what good are achievements if only two games on GFWL support them?

They should bring out steam for Mac (I'm guessing it would probably be with Cider) and maybe also Linux.
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As some of you may know I had been disenchanted with the iTunes music store because of the restrictions. Not only are you getting a lower quality file for practically the same price as the full CD\DVD if you bought a whole album, a season of a TV program or a movie but you also can only download it once.... but with steam it's different... )
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As some of you may know I had been disenchanted with the iTunes music store because of the restrictions. Not only are you getting a lower quality file for practically the same price as the full CD\DVD if you bought a whole album, a season of a TV program or a movie but you also can only download it once.... but with steam it's different... )
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Nowadays they don't come out with a lot of co-op enabled games because it's hard to do a scripted game. But a new game is coming out from Valve that is supposed to be to co-op what counterstrike was to multiplayer. I like this bit posted by someone as a comment taken from the UK PC Gamer mag:

"Left 4 Dead feels like one of those games that was always about to happen. It's you and your friends versus a city of rabid mutant zombies." Left 4 Dead will hurl four survivor players into a mad world of apocalyptic horror and crazy dead people, asking them to complete objectives while facing a motley zombie horde including scary running zombies, horrible tongue-flicking smokey zombies, jumping leaping hunting zombies, fat hideous bubbling zombies and even huge hulking tanking zombies. But that's not all: the horde will be controlled by an AI 'director' and additional players can leap in to control undead avatars at any point. No screenshots are available as yet."

Makes me feel not so bad about not getting Dead Rising. I hope you can also play it over the LAN instead of over the internet... or you can make your own private servers like you usually can with PC games.

I still need to find someone who I can and woud like to play multiplayer games with though.

This could also be the first game from Valve that takes advantage of multi-core systems for larger more complex worlds with tons and tons and tons of creatures without bogging down and also better AI and physics.
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Nowadays they don't come out with a lot of co-op enabled games because it's hard to do a scripted game. But a new game is coming out from Valve that is supposed to be to co-op what counterstrike was to multiplayer. I like this bit posted by someone as a comment taken from the UK PC Gamer mag:

"Left 4 Dead feels like one of those games that was always about to happen. It's you and your friends versus a city of rabid mutant zombies." Left 4 Dead will hurl four survivor players into a mad world of apocalyptic horror and crazy dead people, asking them to complete objectives while facing a motley zombie horde including scary running zombies, horrible tongue-flicking smokey zombies, jumping leaping hunting zombies, fat hideous bubbling zombies and even huge hulking tanking zombies. But that's not all: the horde will be controlled by an AI 'director' and additional players can leap in to control undead avatars at any point. No screenshots are available as yet."

Makes me feel not so bad about not getting Dead Rising. I hope you can also play it over the LAN instead of over the internet... or you can make your own private servers like you usually can with PC games.

I still need to find someone who I can and woud like to play multiplayer games with though.

This could also be the first game from Valve that takes advantage of multi-core systems for larger more complex worlds with tons and tons and tons of creatures without bogging down and also better AI and physics.

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