History Fridge / HalfLife

30th Jul '16 12:46:38 PM ml0085
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* G-Man often addresses Gordon as if he worked for G-Man, meaning when Gordon was taken out of G-Man's influence at the beginning of Episode One, he was given a ''mandatory reprieve''.
24th May '16 1:18:17 AM erforce
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** [[SavingPrivateRyan Saving Private Vance]].

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** [[SavingPrivateRyan [[Film/SavingPrivateRyan Saving Private Vance]].
23rd May '16 5:58:02 AM valar55
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* Barnacles can be killed by the Crowbar in one hit. Barnacles tend to be scraped off of ships with objects, like, you guessed it, a Crowbar.

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* Barnacles can be killed by the Crowbar in one hit. Barnacles tend to be scraped off of ships with objects, objects like, you guessed it, a Crowbar.
10th Jan '16 4:36:19 PM Raikoh
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** This could go one of two ways in the long run; someone like Gordon could easily of just doomed all of humanity to be exterminated once the Combine can move in full, or his survival and combat capabilities and the sheer amount of destruction that follows in his wake may have other consequences. If G-Man, who is AmbiguouslyHuman enough as it is, had Freeman's contract 'open to the highest bidder' as just another human on Earth for all we know, imagine how terrified or impressed the Combine might be at the idea that ''one man'' of this puny species basically caused a planet-wide rebellion. Especially if they could've had him on ''their'' side.

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** This could go one of two ways in the long run; someone like Gordon could easily of just doomed all of humanity to be exterminated once the Combine can move in full, or his survival and combat capabilities and the sheer amount of destruction that follows in his wake may have other consequences. If G-Man, who is AmbiguouslyHuman enough as it is, had Freeman's contract 'open to the highest bidder' as just another human on Earth for all we know, bidder', imagine how terrified or impressed the Combine might be at the idea that ''one man'' of this puny species basically caused a planet-wide rebellion. Especially if they could've had him on ''their'' side.
10th Jan '16 4:29:03 PM Raikoh
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** This could go one of two ways in the long run; someone like Gordon could easily of just doomed all of humanity to be exterminated once the Combine can move in full, or his survival and combat capabilities and the sheer amount of destruction that follows in his wake may have other consequences. If G-Man, who is AmbiguouslyHuman enough as it is, had Freeman's contract 'open to the highest bidder' as just another human on Earth for all we know, imagine how terrified or impressed the Combine might be at the idea that ''one man'' of this puny species basically caused a planet-wide rebellion. Especially if they could've had him on ''their'' side.


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** At one point someone actually asked Marc Laidlaw himself about how Gordon has a HUD if he doesn't have the helmet on. Marc's response was that they didn't actually think about that, and that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny maybe the suit puts his HUD onto his phat specs.]]
1st Jan '16 11:58:09 PM Sark0TAG
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* Ever wonder why the HECU soldiers act so tactically inept in combat? The training section of ''OpposingForce'' gives the answer. You (as Adrian Shephard) are promoted from "Maggot" to "Soldier" in no less than a ''day'', and then immediately assigned to duty. Real soldiers would need months, or even years to prepare for such a large-scale incident like Black Mesa.
25th Dec '15 5:37:12 AM The-Artist-64
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*** Actually, averted with Shephard. In addition to wearing the PCV vest, he also wears high grade military boots, a sturdy helmet and a gas mask. Considering all this, one might say that he's better off than Freeman when dealing with and dispatching headcrabs. ~The-Artist-64

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*** Actually, averted with Shephard. In addition to wearing the PCV vest, he also wears high grade military boots, a sturdy combat helmet and a gas mask. Considering all this, one might say that he's better off than Freeman when dealing with and dispatching headcrabs.Freeman. ~The-Artist-64
24th Dec '15 2:19:44 PM The-Artist-64
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*** Actually, averted with Shephard. In addition to wearing the PCV vest, he also wears high grade military boots, a sturdy helmet and a gas mask. Considering all this, one might say that he's better off than Freeman when dealing with and dispatching headcrabs. ~The-Artist-64
7th Nov '15 10:56:21 PM nombretomado
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** Oh, I'm absolutely convinced Alyx died. I don't doubt it for a second. It's like the aliens from RedVsBlue, "they don't treat death the same way we do". But it does make you even more wary about what exactly Vortigaunts can do, what their stake is in this whole thing, and what they're up to... as well as be extremely glad they're on your side!

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** Oh, I'm absolutely convinced Alyx died. I don't doubt it for a second. It's like the aliens from RedVsBlue, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', "they don't treat death the same way we do". But it does make you even more wary about what exactly Vortigaunts can do, what their stake is in this whole thing, and what they're up to... as well as be extremely glad they're on your side!
2nd Nov '15 4:15:10 PM ThePest179
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** I just realized that "barnacle" is a ''recursive {{Portmanteau}}'': "barnacle + tentacle." Oy!
*** I can top that. Barnacles (as in, the little crusty things you find in tidepools and on ships and such) have incredibly long, prehensile penises which they use to get around the fact that they can't actually move. Think about that the next time a barnacle grabs you in Half-Life.

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** * I just realized that "barnacle" is a ''recursive {{Portmanteau}}'': "barnacle + tentacle." Oy!
*** ** I can top that. Barnacles (as in, the little crusty things you find in tidepools and on ships and such) have incredibly long, prehensile penises which they use to get around the fact that they can't actually move. Think about that the next time a barnacle grabs you in Half-Life.



** Barnacles can be killed by the Crowbar in one hit. Barnacles tend to be scraped off of ships with objects, like, you guessed it, a Crowbar.
** It took me a couple play-throughs to realize that when DOG gets all jittery after the rocket launch [[spoiler: he's detected the incoming Advisors and is trying (unsuccessfully) to stop them]]. And speaking of the launch, I totally missed the first time what the take-off weight discrepancy meant - Lamarr, of course. Poor Hedy. -JamaicanCastle

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** * Barnacles can be killed by the Crowbar in one hit. Barnacles tend to be scraped off of ships with objects, like, you guessed it, a Crowbar.
** * It took me a couple play-throughs to realize that when DOG gets all jittery after the rocket launch [[spoiler: he's detected the incoming Advisors and is trying (unsuccessfully) to stop them]]. And speaking of the launch, I totally missed the first time what the take-off weight discrepancy meant - Lamarr, of course. Poor Hedy. -JamaicanCastle



** And while we're at it: the plot of the game's first few chapters (Gordon shows up while Barney's on duty, preventing him from going to Nova Prospekt and being stalkered; Alyx is around to save him from a squad of Civil Protection; Kleiner's teleporter has just been completed) seems a little forced and coincidental - which it ''is'', because the G-Man has made sure all his pawns are in order before Gordon's time comes again. -also Jamaican Castle
** At first I thought little of the name given to the main alien threat (the Combine/Universal Union). It was only after getting near the the end of ''Half-Life 2'' again, when I realised how well the the name suited them - they '''Combine''' their technology with other species and are creating/trying to create a '''Universal Union''' by doing so! - [[{{Tropers/KingSonnDeeDoo}} KingSonnDeeDoo]]
*** And also they [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combine_harvester sweep across worlds, harvesting their resources]].
** What about the fact that just before the moment when you stop running from the Combine and start actually attacking them (the attack on Nova Prospekt is the first time Gordon pro-actively attacks the combine in the game,) you go past several bunkers reminiscent of those used by the Germans in D-Day, which was the beginning of a large scale allied offensive campaign.
*** [[SavingPrivateRyan Saving Private Vance]].
** In the first game's ScenicTourLevel, you can mess with a microwave and destroy another scientists' lunch. This is played for laughs and only brought up again when you meet Magnusson in Episode 2, who's annoyed about it. But consider it from his point of view: About 20 minutes after you wreck his lunch, Gordon triggers the resonance cascade which forces Magnusson and everyone else to flee, and the 7 hour war later that very day brings all of humanity to its knees. Magnusson's probably been scrabbling and scavenging for years, living off of canned goods or military prepared meals. Gordon may have ruined Magnusson's last chance at a decent meal in his entire life. ~ Mens Rea.
*** Freeman's Mind says it was noodles.
*** Even if Freeman doesn't ruin the casserole directly, when you get back it doesn't look particularly appetizing. It could be that even if Freeman's fiddling with the microwave didn't ruin Magnusson's lunch, the disaster did. In which case, Freeman ''was'' at least partly responsible.
** It seems to have slipped more than a few people by, but even the first words you hear in the course of the game are prophetic. I didn't realize the secondary implications of the first words you hear in Half-Life 2 for close to three years. "Rise and shine, Mister Freeman. Rise and shine." Given who says them, it sounds like a mocking greeting to someone who's slept a while, and really, there's no reason why it couldn't be. However, considering [[MessianicArchetype what Gordon Freeman becomes]] in the course of the game, it suddenly becomes not a mockery but an order. He's being told to not only rise from being thrust into the position of being just another oppressed citizen among many, treated by the Combine the same as any other under their subjugation, to the Combine's highest concern, Anticitizen One, [[TheChosenOne The One Free Man]] more or less [[OneManArmy single-handedly ruining their plans]], and who eventually leads a ragtag human rebellion against the Combine. He quickly becomes a legendary hero and savior and beacon of hope. In other words...Rise and shine, Mister Freeman. ''Rise''...and ''shine''. ~ [[{{Tropers/Stealth}} Stealth]]

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** And while we're at it: the * The plot of the game's first few chapters (Gordon shows up while Barney's on duty, preventing him from going to Nova Prospekt and being stalkered; Alyx is around to save him from a squad of Civil Protection; Kleiner's teleporter has just been completed) seems a little forced and coincidental - which it ''is'', because the G-Man has made sure all his pawns are in order before Gordon's time comes again. -also Jamaican Castle
** * At first I thought little of the name given to the main alien threat (the Combine/Universal Union). It was only after getting near the the end of ''Half-Life 2'' again, when I realised how well the the name suited them - they '''Combine''' their technology with other species and are creating/trying to create a '''Universal Union''' by doing so! - [[{{Tropers/KingSonnDeeDoo}} KingSonnDeeDoo]]
*** ** And also they [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combine_harvester sweep across worlds, harvesting their resources]].
** * What about the fact that just before the moment when you stop running from the Combine and start actually attacking them (the attack on Nova Prospekt is the first time Gordon pro-actively attacks the combine in the game,) you go past several bunkers reminiscent of those used by the Germans in D-Day, which was the beginning of a large scale allied offensive campaign.
*** ** [[SavingPrivateRyan Saving Private Vance]].
** * In the first game's ScenicTourLevel, you can mess with a microwave and destroy another scientists' lunch. This is played for laughs and only brought up again when you meet Magnusson in Episode 2, who's annoyed about it. But consider it from his point of view: About 20 minutes after you wreck his lunch, Gordon triggers the resonance cascade which forces Magnusson and everyone else to flee, and the 7 hour war later that very day brings all of humanity to its knees. Magnusson's probably been scrabbling and scavenging for years, living off of canned goods or military prepared meals. Gordon may have ruined Magnusson's last chance at a decent meal in his entire life. ~ Mens Rea.
*** ** Freeman's Mind says it was noodles.
*** ** Even if Freeman doesn't ruin the casserole directly, when you get back it doesn't look particularly appetizing. It could be that even if Freeman's fiddling with the microwave didn't ruin Magnusson's lunch, the disaster did. In which case, Freeman ''was'' at least partly responsible.
** * It seems to have slipped more than a few people by, but even the first words you hear in the course of the game are prophetic. I didn't realize the secondary implications of the first words you hear in Half-Life 2 for close to three years. "Rise and shine, Mister Freeman. Rise and shine." Given who says them, it sounds like a mocking greeting to someone who's slept a while, and really, there's no reason why it couldn't be. However, considering [[MessianicArchetype what Gordon Freeman becomes]] in the course of the game, it suddenly becomes not a mockery but an order. He's being told to not only rise from being thrust into the position of being just another oppressed citizen among many, treated by the Combine the same as any other under their subjugation, to the Combine's highest concern, Anticitizen One, [[TheChosenOne The One Free Man]] more or less [[OneManArmy single-handedly ruining their plans]], and who eventually leads a ragtag human rebellion against the Combine. He quickly becomes a legendary hero and savior and beacon of hope. In other words...Rise and shine, Mister Freeman. ''Rise''...and ''shine''. ~ [[{{Tropers/Stealth}} Stealth]]



** FreemansMind pointed out a particular brilliance: The reason that the building was falling apart was because the AliensAndMonsters were teleporting into the walls.

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** * FreemansMind pointed out a particular brilliance: The reason that the building was falling apart was because the AliensAndMonsters were teleporting into the walls.
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