History Fridge / HalfLife2

16th Mar '18 4:54:51 AM twofacetoo
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* Most of the characters you meet during the game seem to be around the same age, give or take a few years, probably between 20 and 30 (we'll say 25 for argument's sake). Given that almost 20 years have passed since the first game, that would put most of the people the player encounters at the age of 5 when the events of 'Half Life 1' occurred. That game was scary enough for an adult to experience, imagine being a child and waking up one day to find that mummy and daddy have been turned into slobbering zombies with their guts hanging out, your small town is in the process of being obliterated by alien war-ships and the marines are gunning down anything that doesn't look human.
24th Jan '18 4:45:15 AM Cryoclaste
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* One of the rebels who you first encounter, and who is severely injured, is named Winston. Winston Smith is the protagonist in the novel ''NineteenEightyFour'', which inspired City 17's harsh brutality of civilians, and heavy surveillance.

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* One of the rebels who you first encounter, and who is severely injured, is named Winston. Winston Smith is the protagonist in the novel ''NineteenEightyFour'', ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', which inspired City 17's harsh brutality of civilians, and heavy surveillance.
18th Aug '17 9:09:05 PM Kalmbach
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* One of the rebels who you first encounter, and who is severely injured, is named Winston. Winston was the same name of the protagonist in the novel 1984, which inspired City 17's harsh brutality of civilians, and heavy surveillance.

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* One of the rebels who you first encounter, and who is severely injured, is named Winston. Winston was the same name of Smith is the protagonist in the novel 1984, ''NineteenEightyFour'', which inspired City 17's harsh brutality of civilians, and heavy surveillance.
11th Nov '16 4:28:33 PM Motherdragon64
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* [[Headscratchers/HalfLife2 See here.]]
9th Nov '15 11:43:07 AM SCPIhpkmn
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* Isaac Kleiner's name for his pet headcrab, Lamarr, seems random at first, until he mentions towards the end of the game that another name for her is "Hedy", meaning she's named after Hedy Lamarr, an actress from the 1930s to the 1950s. At first, it seems like a lame pun (**Head**-y Lamarr), but Hedy Llamar was also an inventor who's responsible for broad-spectrum technology that's the precursor to Wi-Fi. Kleiner, being a scientist, probably held her in very high regard for this achievement, and named Lamarr in tribute to her scientific achievements (and partially for the pun).

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* Isaac Kleiner's name for his pet headcrab, Lamarr, seems random at first, until he mentions towards the end of the game that another name for her is "Hedy", meaning she's named after Hedy Lamarr, an actress from the 1930s to the 1950s. At first, it seems like a lame pun (**Head**-y (''Head''-y Lamarr), but Hedy Llamar was also an inventor who's responsible for broad-spectrum technology that's the precursor to Wi-Fi. Kleiner, being a scientist, probably held her in very high regard for this achievement, and named Lamarr in tribute to her scientific achievements (and partially for the pun).
9th Nov '15 11:42:35 AM SCPIhpkmn
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* Isaac Kleiner's name for his pet headcrab, Lamarr, seems random at first, until he mentions towards the end of the game that another name for her is "Hedy", meaning she's named after Hedy Lamarr, an actress from the 1930s to the 1950s. At first, it seems like a lame pun (**Head**-y Lamarr), but Hedy Llamar was also an inventor who's responsible for broad-spectrum technology that's the precursor to Wi-Fi. Kleiner, being a scientist, probably held her in very high regard for this achievement, and named Lamarr in tribute to her scientific achievements (and partially for the pun).
13th Sep '15 1:37:28 PM Kalmbach
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* Those weird screams headcrab zombies make? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md1afDGmUXA They're in English, reversed.]] Play them backwards, and they're actually ''[[IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream the anguished screams of the headcrab's host.]]'' That's right, headcrab zombies are not only not dead, ''they're fully aware of what they're doing and helpless to stop themselves.''

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* Those weird screams headcrab zombies make? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md1afDGmUXA They're in English, reversed.]] Play them backwards, and they're actually ''[[IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream ''[[AndIMustScream the anguished screams of the headcrab's host.]]'' That's right, headcrab zombies are not only not dead, ''they're fully aware of what they're doing and helpless to stop themselves.''
27th Apr '15 5:16:10 AM Onceuponaban
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* One of the quotes you can hear the citizens saying is "Sometimes, I dream about cheese." This seems random at first but considering the setting of HL2, it is unlikely citizens are able to get cheese, or any kind of remotely tasty food for that matter. Hence cheese haunting their dreams.

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* One of the quotes you can hear the citizens saying is "Sometimes, I dream about cheese." This seems random at first but considering [[CrapsackWorld the setting of HL2, Half Life 2]], it is unlikely citizens are able to get cheese, or any kind of remotely tasty food for that matter. Hence matter hence cheese haunting their dreams.
27th Apr '15 5:13:43 AM Onceuponaban
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* One of the quotes you can hear the citizens saying is "Sometimes, I dream about cheese." This seems random at first but considering the setting of HL2, it is unlikely citizens are able to get cheese, or any kind of remotely tasty food for that matter. Hence cheese haunting their dreams.
17th Apr '15 12:17:53 PM freefall4242
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* Those weird screams headcrab zombies make? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md1afDGmUXA They're in English, reversed.]] Play them backwards, and they're actually ''[[IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream the anguished screams of the headcrab's host.]]'' That's right, headcrab zombies are not only not dead, ''they're fully aware of what they're doing and helpless to stop themselves.''
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