it's invalid ssl, maybe a scam site?
Replaying half life 1.
Every second i hear
"With my brains and your brawn, we'll make an Excellent team!"
"Gah! What are you doing?"
"I guess our chances are better if we stick together"
What the Fuck is happening, I'm not hitting anything...
Am I being that much of a burden?
Do you know who ate all the donuts?
Why do we all have to wear this ridicules ties.
I'm going to stay here and wait for my colleagues.
I wonder if Hal Robbins knew what he was getting himself into with this role.
[insert hl joke]
I REFUSE TO GO ANOTHER STEP!
Hey! Got another one!
Stop attacking! He's a friend!
Good morning Gorman...crap...nobody tell Gabe, okay?
I hope Valve really sheds some light on Gman in the next game.
I'd like some sort of information on exactly WHY he sought to instigate the resonance cascade at Black Mesa to begin with.
I don't want them to completely reveal exactly who GMan is and what he's doing, though. While I'd definitely like to have a decent picture of what his role is in everything, if they reveal too much he would lose everything that's intriguing about his character. His elusiveness is what makes GMan, GMan.
I wonder if we will ever have to fight him.
We are being super dicks to him...
Poor guy just didn't want to squander an investment.
At the END of HL2 he gives a speech:
"Time, Dr. Freeman? Is it really that time again? It seems as if you only just arrived. You've done a great deal in a small time span. You've done so well, in fact, that I've received some interesting offers for your services. Ordinarily, I wouldn't contemplate them... but these *are* extraordinary times. Rather than offer you the illusion of free choice, I will take the liberty of choosing for you... if and when your time comes round again. I do apologize for what must seem to you an arbitrary imposition, Dr. Freeman. I trust it will all make sense to you in the course of... well... I'm really not at liberty to say. In the meantime... this is where I get off."
GMan then attempts to put you back into stasis, as shown in the Episode 1 intro, but the Vortigaunts prevent him from doing so.
With his control over you disconnected, he binds you to Alyx Vance and begins using her as a pawn also to regain control.
It wouldn't surprise me if Eli's death was engineered by the GMan.
it most likely was, Eli told and knew way too much
Maybe Gman is actually the head advisor and got Gordon to set the rest of them free for him, thus destroying the citadel with it.
i wouldn't be surprised if he was puppeteering the Combine too, at least the Combine on Earth
I'm also replaying Hl1 and those scientists..I love just standing and listening to them talk. Some of the things they say are so random.
My question here is, how do they... summon(?) Gman. How are they able to call him to talk to him, to make arrangements and such?
Also, who is "they"? Gman comes and goes on his own free will. Do you mean the people who are making offers for Gordon's services?
wait didn't gman let eli be killed because he knew about gman too
and wanted to tell gordon or some shit
On a slightly separate subject, is the G-Man just an independent force lending Gordon's services, or has there really been some sort of ulterior motive or agenda behind everything that he's doing?
I know I'm just repeating questions that have already been asked like a broken record, but some of this stuff makes me wonder.
I can only assume the G-man is an agent/scouter for other possible mercs. He merely brokers deals with other possible interdimensional, interplanetary beings who want something done. Perhaps G-man can assume many and any form to appear as something relatable to the target merc. He gives the job to the merc, then plucks them from their point and shoves them into stasis until a new job is offered for said merc. Now this is different for Shepard since he was Gordon's antagonist and would ruin a great deal of things if left alive, so G-man put him in stasis until Shepard could be called on once more but without interfering too much with Gordon's job. I don't know really.
In this respect, I see HL2 as a similar scenario but with Alyx as the target of G-man's tests. At the end of the game he plans to put both Alyx and Gordon into stasis for later use, but as we see the Vortigaunts take them back to Earth and the events of the Episodes take place, forcing G-man to re-think his plans.
This is why knowing so little about the G-man makes him a fascinating character.
We could say Gman gives Gordon the ability to respawn, and repeat his failed attempts.
Yea I see my mistake.
I think valve should capitalize on g man's ability to appear and disappear to scare faecal mater from the player
One can only imagine how wild the G-Man's true form is. A humanoid would be silly considering he works across universes and dimensions.
Valve’s Gabe Newell on the Future of Games, Wearable Computers, Windows 8 and More
On the future of videogame distribution
“Everything we are doing is not going to matter in the future. … We think about knitting together a platform for productivity, which sounds kind of weird, but what we are interested in is bringing together a platform where people’s actions create value for other people when they play. That’s the reason we hired an economist.
“We think the future is very different [from] successes we’ve had in the past. When you are playing a game, you are trying to think about creating value for other players, so the line between content player and creator is really fuzzy. We have a kid in Kansas making $150,000 a year making [virtual] hats. But that’s just a starting point.
“That causes us to have conversations with Adobe, and we say the next version of Photoshop should look like a free-to-play game, and they say, ‘We have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, but it sounds really bad.’ And, then we say, ‘No, no, no. We think you are going to increase the value being created to your users, and you will create a market for their goods on a worldwide basis.’ But that takes a longer sell.
“This isn’t about videogames; it’s about thinking about goods and services in a digital world.”
On closed versus open platforms
“In order for innovation to happen, a bunch of things that aren’t happening on closed platforms need to occur. Valve wouldn’t exist today without the PC, or Epic, or Zynga, or Google. They all wouldn’t have existed without the openness of the platform. There’s a strong tempation to close the platform, because they look at what they can accomplish when they limit the competitors’ access to the platform, and they say ‘That’s really exciting.’”
“We are looking at the platform and saying, ‘We’ve been a free rider, and we’ve been able to benefit from everything that went into PCs and the Internet, and we have to continue to figure out how there will be open platforms.’”
On Valve’s interest in Linux
“The big problem that is holding back Linux is games. People don’t realize how critical games are in driving consumer purchasing behavior.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. It’s a hedging strategy. I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think we’ll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people. If that’s true, then it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality.
On the evolution of touch
“We think touch is short-term. The mouse and keyboard were stable for 25 years, but I think touch will be stable for 10 years. Post-touch will be stable for a really long time, longer than 25 years.
“Post touch, depending on how sci-fi you want to get, is a couple of different technologies combined together. The two problems are input and output. I haven’t had to do any presentations on this because I’m not a public company, so I don’t have any pretty slides.
“There’s some crazy speculative stuff. This is super nerdy, and you can tease us years from now, but as it turns out, your tongue is one of the best mechanical systems to your brain, but it’s disconcerting to have the person sitting next you go blah, blah, blah, blah.
“I don’t think tongue input will happen, but I do think we will have bands on our wrists, and you’ll be doing something with your hands, which are really expressive.”
On wearable computers
“I can go into the room and put on the $70,000 system we’ve built, and I look around the room with the software they’ve written, and they can overlay information on objects regardless of what my head or eyes are doing. Your eyes are troublesome buggers.”