History Fridge / HalfLife2

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.''
17th Apr '15 11:48:19 AM freefall4242
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* Besides the drain on the world's resources by the Combine, something which was even toned down from miles upon miles of dead earth in the beta/leak, there's also ''insane'' amounts of irradiated water and waste filling up entire canals and areas as Gordon airboats around. The HEV Suit protects him, sure, but what about all the rebels and their stations that are built around these radiated materials? They wear nothing but civvies or stolen vests and clothing, and the very person who prepares the airboat for you is just in an open end of the canal, on some wood boards inches above entire waist-deep pools of the stuff.

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* Besides the drain on the world's resources by the Combine, something which was even toned down from miles upon miles of dead earth in the beta/leak, there's also ''insane'' amounts of irradiated water and waste filling up entire canals and areas as Gordon airboats around.rides around on the airboat. The HEV Suit protects him, sure, but what about all the rebels and their stations that are built around these radiated materials? They wear nothing but civvies or stolen vests and clothing, and the very person who prepares the airboat for you is just in an open end of the canal, on some wood boards inches above entire waist-deep pools of the stuff.



* If Gordon Freeman is wearing his HEV suit, which covers almost all of his body except his head, how come he can bleed through the suit and onto walls?
** In addition, why does the suit lack head protection?
*** Then again, how does Gordon survive being shot in the head many times, and yet continue with no ill effects?
* A bit of level design FL for episode 2. There's a part during the drive to the launch site where there's a tunnel which the Combine blocked with one of their doors. During the detour there's a big ambush. After blasting your way clear, you get to the other side of the tunnel and [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=109995608 it's collapsed]]. Now, why bother with the ambush when they could've just left the door open and shut it behind us?
17th Apr '15 11:36:05 AM freefall4242
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* One of the rebels who you first encounter, and who is severely injured, is named Winston. It wasn't until later that I realized 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. It wasn't until later that I realized Winston was the same name of the protagonist in the novel 1984, which inspired City 17's harsh brutality of civilians, and heavy surveillance.
9th Apr '15 1:29:39 AM Raikoh
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* One of the rebels who you first encounter, and who is severely injured, is named Winston. It wasn't until later that I realized 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. It wasn't until later that I realized Winston was the same name of the protagonist in the novel 1984, which inspired City 17's harsh brutality of civilians, and heavy surveillance. surveillance.
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* Besides the drain on the world's resources by the Combine, something which was even toned down from miles upon miles of dead earth in the beta/leak, there's also ''insane'' amounts of irradiated water and waste filling up entire canals and areas as Gordon airboats around. The HEV Suit protects him, sure, but what about all the rebels and their stations that are built around these radiated materials? They wear nothing but civvies or stolen vests and clothing, and the very person who prepares the airboat for you is just in an open end of the canal, on some wood boards inches above entire waist-deep pools of the stuff.



*** T hen again, how does Gordon survive being shot in the head many times, and yet continue with no ill effects?

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*** T hen Then again, how does Gordon survive being shot in the head many times, and yet continue with no ill effects?
18th Mar '15 5:18:57 AM GojiBiscuits
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* If Gordon Freeman is wearing his HEV suit, which covers almost all of his body except his head, how come he can bleed through the suit and onto walls?
** In addition, why does the suit lack head protection?
***T hen again, how does Gordon survive being shot in the head many times, and yet continue with no ill effects?
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