Out of the Blue

Spoiler alert! Today is the 25th anniversary of Half-Life, Valve's original first-person shooter. We'll call this the game's lead-210 anniversary, since its half-life is 22.3 years according to Wikipedia and that's as close as we can find to an isotope with a 25-year half-life. The celebration of the occasion is fully underway, including Friday's announcement that the game has received a big update, and is currently free-to-keep on Steam. So get moving! They're waiting for you Gordon. In the test... chamber.

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I remember the day my cousin was playing Half Life on his PC back when I didn't have one. Just watching him play, I thought it was some cinematic experience for the time. That the game must of cost a fortune to purchase and that only a select few had access to it, lol.

Fast forward a year later and I finally had access to my own PC. I recall doing whatever it took to get Half Life on it, so much that I ended up learning about pirating and had to do it. I mean, at 13 years old, I didn't have much $$$ on me, lol. It was quite an experience despite not having good PC gaming skills yet. My mouse/keyboard skills weren't there yet and I recall the marines being difficult to deal with. I believe back then I made it as far as the garbage compactor situation and think I stopped there.

Nowadays, after playing tons of FPS games and then full playing through Black Mesa 3 times, I'd say, it is definitely one of the greatest single player FPS games ever made.
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