Half-Life 2 Stutter Fix Tomorrow

The Half-Life 2 Stuttering Problem Website (thanks phoenix) has word from Valve's Erik Johnson that the cause of the Half-Life 2 stuttering issue (story) has been identified, and that a fix is expected "no later than tomorrow."
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Re: Woot Nov 23, 2004, 13:08
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there was no motivation to kill the Combine, and, worse, no real explanation as to who they were in the world. There were allusions to other cities right at the beginning, but City 17 seemed to be isolated from the rest of the world for no apparent reason. Was the Combine the equivalent of Duke's EDF? Were they the oppressive police in future cities such as that depicted in The Running Man (anyone else keep thinking of this?)

I'm sorry you weren't paying attention, because you missed a very cool and critical part of the story...

I may have some details incorrect so bear with me everybody, but from my gleanin': (it's a spoiler to it's secret text).

Black Mesa cracked open the parallel dimension Xen, which allowed a huge mess of Xen aliens to get through the portal and they engaged earth in a war which lasted a mere few hours. (remember the newspaper clippings in the lab?)

The Xen aliens kicked the crap outta everyone and now have control of earth. They're converting humans into their worker slaves slowly by preventing people from reproducing and trying to get rid of independent thought (making people more "rational"). This allows them full control over their slaves. There are several cities that used to be full of people and are now nothing but combine (harvesting the humans for slaves and slowly exterminating the human race).

The combine soldiers are (according to an image I found behind a propane tank near the train bridge level) some sort of monkey or cybernetic human that has been manipulated into serving a purpose (hence they are cannon fodder for Gordon later on). Who cares about monkeys? (they make for fun grav gun toys).

In the midst of the chaos the old black mesa administrator has managed to become the 'mayor' or human liason to the aliens for city 17. (hence the comments about our 'benefactors'...) As a result he's familiar with Gordon and Eli / Alyx etc.. Which is why Alyx was 'reminding' me about how much i hated that guy at black mesa.

He's trying to maintain control of the city but he probably doesn't understand (or is too power hungry to care) that the human race is being exterminated underneath his feet. In sort of a 'bridge over river kwai' way, he loses track of who the enemy is because he's so happy with his power.

As a result Gordon, who's completely confused and has been placed into this 'test' by the gman turns out to be leading a resistance force for humans against their combine overlords to kick some alien butt and try and save humanity.

I think the character development was comparable to most movies i've seen, although it would have been more believable if Gordon had opened his mouth for more than just a sandwhich. (think chit-chat).


Of course i could be completely wrong...

This comment was edited on Nov 23, 13:10.
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