Black Mesa mod gets new screenshots

Black Mesa mod gets new screenshots

Jun 11, 2012

The team behind Black Mesa, a source engine mod that recreates the original Half-life with the tech and visuals of Half-life 2, has finally broken their long silence and released some new screenshots for the game. Over the weekend they said they would release “new exciting media” once their Facebook page reached 20,000 likes. Several thousand likes later...

Beyond Black Mesa: Brian Curtin interview

Beyond Black Mesa: Brian Curtin interview

Dec 1, 2010

Half-Life inspired fan movie Beyond Black Mesa may be only twelve minutes long, but it’s already generated a huge amount of interest on the internet. In fact, it’s already won the ‘Best Science Fiction’ award at the 2010 AOF festival. Project leader Brian Curtin is most pleased of all, however, with the fact that Critical Gamer asked him...

Cut The Scenes

Complaining about cutscenes feels like a futile pursuit for a couple of reasons. Partly because it feels oddly similar to banging a bit of bamboo against the stiff rigor mortis flesh of a deceased equine; partly because it must surely be a fruitless endeavour at this stage. Cutscenes are clearly here to stay and developers are making no secrets about the fact...

Steam: A Cynical View

While not attempting to broadcast it on a global scale, I also have not hidden my dislike for Steam. Dislike probably isn’t a strong enough word, but it’s the best I can hope for with my editor metaphorically staring over my shoulder with a Scottish slang booklet in one hand and a guide to Japanese cursing in the other in case I try to get...

That’s Half-life

That’s Half-life

Oct 16, 2009

We all have bad days at work. You might accidentally fart in a meeting, drop a USB lead in a cup of water or perhaps even open an inter-dimensional portal to the Xen border world and let in all manner of hideous monsters that do not take kindly to you. Not even Jack Bauer can top that last one as far as bad days are concerned, but that is exactly what threw MIT...