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Half-Life/Portal |Community: Episode One| Wake up and smell the ashes, you monster

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lol Episode 1 was 9 years old yesterday

Ep2 will be 8

and JaseC will post how Ep3/HL3 surpassed TF2 as Valve's longest gestating project
 

maxcriden

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Is it important to play P1 before P2? I couldn't really get into the first one. Is there no standalone package with both games for PS3? Thanks.
 

City 17

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Is it important to play P1 before P2? I couldn't really get into the first one.

It starts slowly but it gets better as you progress, it's not that long (I'd say 4 hrs max).
Story-wise you should play it as ep2 starts right where ep1 ends
It includes some important bits about Judith Mossman, combine advisers etc.

Don't know about PS3 packages.
 
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Is it important to play P1 before P2? I couldn't really get into the first one. Is there no standalone package with both games for PS3? Thanks.

Yes, it is. The second one picks up the story where the first left off. Also, Portal 1 is a short enough to get through in a sitting or two.

If you had difficulty with P1, you're probably not going to like P2.
 
Black Mesa team had a meetup in Seattle and a tour at Valve

https://www.facebook.com/BlackMesaD...087910910024/1083956961623112/?type=3&theater


from FP

possibly the only people to set foot in valve hq in the last five years who actually had any desire to work on a half life game

lol
 
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possibly the only people to set foot in valve hq in the last five years who actually had any desire to work on a half life game

haha

;_;
 
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If we're going back to Nova Prospekt, then Valve should let Arkane finish Return to Ravenholm.
 
VNN posted a video about the development of Portal. Lots of alpha/beta footage.

The Unseen History of Portal (VNN Exclusive)

https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1507144&p=49780879&viewfull=1#post49780879

Pretty accurate video. Errors I've noticed:

1.HL2 era crate wasn't lifted from HL2, it's custom
2.Some of the map dates are off by a few months
3.The turret klaxon is wrong
4.The moving crosshair doesn't show how long until the portal opens, it shows how far the portal will be bumped in units from the area you're aiming, which is way way more interesting.

Other than that, it's mostly right.
 
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