1. Post #761
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    I think that he means that the stuff looks more modern
    I don't see how, look at the monitor on the left, or the flipped over one between the vorts:




    What about these monitors:




    Or the size of this TV, yeah it's a flatscreen, but it's huge:




    Plus the Devs said the interfaces on the computers will be based off Windows 98.

    Edited:

    Also according to the Overwiki, the Black Mesa Incident most likely happened in either 2003 or 2008.
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  2. Post #762
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    Also according to the Overwiki, the Black Mesa Incident most likely happened in either 2003 or 2008.
    What super secret government science facility uses tape reels in 2008?
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  3. Post #763
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    But it's a Government Research Facility, they'd probably have all the top of the line stuff.
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  4. Post #764
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    The Black Mesa Research Facility was built in and on top of a decommissioned 1950s military complex from the Cold War era. By their own admission, the equipment was old and being used to perform tasks beyond their intended capabilities.
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  5. Post #765
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    I don't see how, look at the monitor on the left, or the flipped over one between the vorts:




    What about these monitors:




    Or the size of this TV, yeah it's a flatscreen, but it's huge:




    Plus the Devs said the interfaces on the computers will be based off Windows 98.

    Edited:

    Also according to the Overwiki, the Black Mesa Incident most likely happened in either 2003 or 2008.
    I'm pretty sure that it was well established that Half Life took place in the late 90s/early 2000s based off of the equipment and stuff

    Edited:

    The Black Mesa Research Facility was built in and on top of a decommissioned 1950s military complex from the Cold War era. By their own admission, the equipment was old and being used to perform tasks beyond their intended capabilities.
    That doesn't mean they would use long outdated computer equipment
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  6. Post #766
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    Did we just go from "It's too new!" to "It's too old!" in the same damn subject?
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  7. Post #767
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    The Black Mesa Research Facility was built in and on top of a decommissioned 1950s military complex from the Cold War era. By their own admission, the equipment was old and being used to perform tasks beyond their intended capabilities.
    how these guys got more funding then Aperture the world will never know
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  8. Post #768
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    how these guys got more funding then Aperture the world will never know
    Probably because AS would just blow all their funding on grinding up moon rocks.
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  9. Post #769
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    Probably because AS would just blow all their funding on grinding up moon rocks.
    at least they have stuff like modular test chambers, antigravity platforms, fully function artificial intelligences, tractor beams, vaporization fields, and portal technology that doesn't cause an apocalypse when used. And they had the portals for 50 years.
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  10. Post #770
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    at least they have stuff like modular test chambers, antigravity platforms, fully function artificial intelligences, tractor beams, vaporization fields, and portal technology that doesn't cause an apocalypse when used. And they had the portals for 50 years.
    Crazy with a twist of lemon.

    Literally.
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  11. Post #771
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    Did we just go from "It's too new!" to "It's too old!" in the same damn subject?
    It's too not done
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  12. Post #772
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    Crazy with a twist of lemon.

    Literally.
    It wasn't as crazy when Cave was no longer in charge, and atleast they made several huge technological achievements.
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  13. Post #773
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    Well they managed to teleport people and not just particles,which is a big ass technological achievement.
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  14. Post #774
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    I think it will be out by April 18th 2013.
    Or was it April 17th 2014? I wrote it down somewhere....
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  15. Post #775
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    at least they have stuff like modular test chambers, antigravity platforms, fully function artificial intelligences, tractor beams, vaporization fields, and portal technology that doesn't cause an apocalypse when used. And they had the portals for 50 years.
    In Portal 2 canon. Portal 2 retcons a shitload from Half-Life / Portal 1. Hell, practically the entire story is a retcon of everything that was known before.

    Whether or not they still have all that stuff in Half-Life's canon, I'm not sure.

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    Well they managed to teleport people and not just particles,which is a big ass technological achievement.
    Black Mesa teleported people too. How do you think they got to Xen?
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  16. Post #776
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    In Portal 2 canon. Portal 2 retcons a shitload from Half-Life / Portal 1. Hell, practically the entire story is a retcon of everything that was known before.

    Whether or not they still have all that stuff in Half-Life's canon, I'm not sure.

    Edited:



    Black Mesa teleported people too. How do you think they got to Xen?

    Yeah but they have to use xen as a dimensional slingshot of they want to teleport from one point to another on Earth. Aperture just straight up has portal technology that makes holes from one point in space to another.

    Without accidentally causing an evil alien overlord to enslave humanity, I might add.
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  17. Post #777
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    Yeah but they have to use xen as a dimensional slingshot of they want to teleport from one point to another on Earth. Aperture just straight up has portal technology that makes holes from one point in space to another.

    Without accidentally causing an evil alien overlord to enslave humanity, I might add.
    It wasn't using Xen as a dimensional slingshot that caused the accident, it was the insertion of the Xen crystal into the Anti-Mass Spectrometer that caused it. So their teleportation method worked just fine (and in HL2 as well).
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  18. Post #778
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    Plus it's very strongly implied that the Resonance Cascade was Gman's doing, and the Science Team were just unwitting pawns.

    Edited:

    What super secret government science facility uses tape reels in 2008?
    Apparently tape reels are good for data storage because they're cheaper, easier to store, and last longer than the alternatives.
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  19. Post #779
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    In Portal 2 canon. Portal 2 retcons a shitload from Half-Life / Portal 1. Hell, practically the entire story is a retcon of everything that was known before.

    Whether or not they still have all that stuff in Half-Life's canon, I'm not sure.

    Edited:



    Black Mesa teleported people too. How do you think they got to Xen?
    There is no seperate Canon. Portal 2 is part of the Overall Half-life canon, they take place in the same universe. It didn't really retcon anything from Half-life 1, just Portal 1.
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  20. Post #780
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    oh hey another one

    "I care so little now about black Mesa that I came into the thread and took the time to post about how little I care about it"
    The fact that I lost my hype for playing it doesn't mean that I won't support the mod or care.I am just pointing out the fact that it's taking a really long time.I know that I am bitching and I also acknowledge the fact that the devs have personal lifes but god damn it it's taking it too long.
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  21. Post #781
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    at least they have stuff like modular test chambers, antigravity platforms, fully function artificial intelligences, tractor beams, vaporization fields, and portal technology that doesn't cause an apocalypse when used. And they had the portals for 50 years.
    It actually is pretty crazy how much useful and innovative stuff Aperture made, I suspect that it's because they're really bad at marketing the stuff that did them in

    Edited:

    In Portal 2 canon. Portal 2 retcons a shitload from Half-Life / Portal 1. Hell, practically the entire story is a retcon of everything that was known before.

    Whether or not they still have all that stuff in Half-Life's canon, I'm not sure.
    You can't have them take place in the same universe and then have them not. Once it's done, it's done unless they bring out some plot magic like Aperture being sent to another dimension because portals screwing up or something
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  22. Post #782
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    If this actually gets released I'm gonna be impressed and surprised. In the mean time I will be waiting for Phobos which has actually been in development for a month longer than BMS.
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  23. Post #783
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    What super secret government science facility uses tape reels in 2008?
    All of them.
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  24. Post #784
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    In Portal 2 canon. Portal 2 retcons a shitload from Half-Life / Portal 1. Hell, practically the entire story is a retcon of everything that was known before.

    Whether or not they still have all that stuff in Half-Life's canon, I'm not sure.

    Edited:



    Black Mesa teleported people too. How do you think they got to Xen?
    It's not out of question that the Enrichment Center from Portal 1 was a seperate, older area that they stopped using, like the Enrichment Shafts. The only real retcon is the hallway in front of GLaDOS, and maybe her design. The cube at the very end has the same design from 1, so that means it, and probably everything else, wasn't truly retconned.
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  25. Post #785
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    It's not out of question that the Enrichment Center from Portal 1 was a seperate, older area that they stopped using, like the Enrichment Shafts. The only real retcon is the hallway in front of GLaDOS, and maybe her design. The cube at the very end has the same design from 1, so that means it, and probably everything else, wasn't truly retconned.
    What he meant was that the entire story retconned everything previously known. Which is why I doubt it is part of the ongoing canon, and think of it more as an offspring.

    Edited:

    I recommend 'a history of aperture science' on game informers portal 2 hub as an example of what the timeline looked like before Portal 2 was released.
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  26. Post #786
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    Actually, after obtaining the dual portal gun in Portal 2, you do travel though the final test chamber of Portal 1, which has some of the new panel arms in it, so the chambers are a bit of a retcon. The gun is found in the furnace GLaDOS tried killing you in.
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  27. Post #787
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    apparently according Ram one of the Security Guard lines are something like "Hey, catch me later. You, me and Calhoun will go get that beer he owes you."
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  28. Post #788
    leaked footage

    lolnotreally
    it's a lamp
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  29. Post #789
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    apparently according Ram one of the Security Guard lines are something like "Hey, catch me later. You, me and Calhoun will go get that beer he owes you."
    He was joking.
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  30. Post #790
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    He was joking.
    How the hell is that a joke?
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  31. Post #791
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    I don't think he was.
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  32. Post #792
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    leaked footage

    lolnotreally
    it's a lamp
    barnacle´s hangover? :s
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  33. Post #793
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    leaked footage

    lolnotreally
    it's a lamp
    obviously we get to play as Steve the Barnacle killing people as they walk by in the new version of Black MEsa
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  34. Post #794

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    And now no wonder why geeks can't get laid...

    Herpson : "honey, this is my -eh eh- bedroom".
    Derpina : "it's dark, I can't see".
    Herpson : "oh Wait, that's the surprise".
    *activates Barnacle lamp*
    Derpina : "KYAAAAA" *runs away, trips and breaks her neck on thé stairs*
    Judge : "Ye now condemned to 20 years for first degree murder"
    Herpson : "meh, was so near to lose my virginity, damn you Valve"

    (User was banned for this post ("Trolling" - verynicelady))
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  35. Post #795
    I love bestiality!
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    And now no wonder why geeks can't get laid...

    Herpson : "honey, this is my -eh eh- bedroom".
    Derpina : "it's dark, I can't see".
    Herpson : "oh Wait, that's the surprise".
    *activates Barnacle lamp*
    Derpina : "KYAAAAA" *runs away, trips and breaks her neck on thé stairs*
    Judge : "Ye now condemned to 20 years for first degree murder"
    Herpson : "meh, was so near to lose my virginity, damn you Valve"
    Oh great, it's you again.
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  36. Post #796
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    Oh great, it's you again.
    But now he's making pictureless rage comics.
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  37. Post #797
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    And now no wonder why geeks can't get laid...

    Herpson : "honey, this is my -eh eh- bedroom".
    Derpina : "it's dark, I can't see".
    Herpson : "oh Wait, that's the surprise".
    *activates Barnacle lamp*
    Derpina : "KYAAAAA" *runs away, trips and breaks her neck on thé stairs*
    Judge : "Ye now condemned to 20 years for first degree murder"
    Herpson : "meh, was so near to lose my virginity, damn you Valve"
    Who the hell let you back in here?
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  38. Post #798
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    And now no wonder why geeks can't get laid...

    Herpson : "honey, this is my -eh eh- bedroom".
    Derpina : "it's dark, I can't see".
    Herpson : "oh Wait, that's the surprise".
    *activates Barnacle lamp*
    Derpina : "KYAAAAA" *runs away, trips and breaks her neck on thé stairs*
    Judge : "Ye now condemned to 20 years for first degree murder"
    Herpson : "meh, was so near to lose my virginity, damn you Valve"
    >disparages "geeks"
    >uses "herp" and "derp"
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  39. Post #799
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    >disparages "geeks"
    >uses "herp" and "derp"
    >uses "KYAAAAAA"

    this isnt a fucking anime
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  40. Post #800
    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    And if you're gonna use an accent use "lé" instead the "thé"

    You managed to take something incredibly stupid but hard to fuck up and fucked it up
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