1. Post #721
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    Hell-met's Avatar
    April 2009
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    dear esther's caves is pretty much what I expect from xen
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  2. Post #722
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    June 2006
    3,159 Posts
    It was, until they began modifying the crap out of the gameplay.
    i dont mind some of the behind the scenes tweaks they did early on (like get rid of that dumb minigun overheat system from the first version) but now they're doing stupid shit like replacing the nail grenade with one that fires lasers because it's like less scary to newbies for some dumb reason like that and making the heavy's minigun have a secondary fire that lets it bounce people around like the tf2 flamethrower. they also like doing millions of tweaks to make the sentry worthless against medics and scouts because some "pros" were Q_Qing over how "it was too fast" or some shit like that. you guys have nailguns to easily blow sentries up; USE THEM.
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  3. Post #723
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    June 2011
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    dear esther's caves is pretty much what I expect from xen
    Remembers me from an old screenshot of Xen:

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  4. Post #724
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    September 2006
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    I remember reading somewhere they said that their current version of Xen shits all over that picture.
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  5. Post #725
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    January 2005
    6,587 Posts
    I remember reading somewhere they said that their current version of Xen shits all over that picture.
    Cool, i can't wait until the mod comes ou- oh, wait.
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  6. Post #726
    Antimuffin's Avatar
    June 2011
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    I remember reading somewhere they said that their current version of Xen shits all over that picture.
    Yep. This one is from 2006. The Xen now looks completely different.
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  7. Post #727
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    August 2011
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    Yep. This one is from 2006. The Xen now looks completely different.
    The BM:S team seem to have an obsessive perfectionism with these kinds of things. Like an artist endlessly carving and adding to build a statue, then deciding the position is slightly off and starting all over again.

    Quite frankly, I feel these aren't the best traits to have in marketing.
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  8. Post #728
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    May 2010
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    The BM:S team seem to have an obsessive perfectionism with these kinds of things. Like an artist endlessly carving and adding to build a statue, then deciding the position is slightly off and starting all over again.

    Quite frankly, I feel these aren't the best traits to have in marketing.
    Or like George Lucas constantly tinkering with movies to match his original vision
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  9. Post #729
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    Marden's Avatar
    January 2009
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    Except for the fact that, well, Lucas already released his movies.
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  10. Post #730
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    April 2011
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    Xen better be fucking terrifying.
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  11. Post #731
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    September 2010
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    The BM:S team seem to have an obsessive perfectionism with these kinds of things. Like an artist endlessly carving and adding to build a statue, then deciding the position is slightly off and starting all over again.

    Quite frankly, I feel these aren't the best traits to have in marketing.
    Sort of like Duke Nukem Forever.
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  12. Post #732
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    January 2010
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    This stood out in particular. Hopefully they realize they're not making it any easier or better for them or their mod by insisting that they can't say anything. Everyone already knows the story to HL1, there's nothing to spoil, the only things to tell are development progress, or more specifically, why it's taken so long.

    But rather, I expect them to continue with the 'when it's done' model of interacting with their fanbase.
    They're probably not stating why they haven't made progress because it's probably really, really stupid and embarrassing.
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  13. Post #733
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    October 2010
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    Sort of like Duke Nukem Forever.
    Duke kept shifting studios and shifting engines if I remember correctly
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  14. Post #734
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    November 2007
    285 Posts
    Duke kept shifting studios and shifting engines if I remember correctly
    It went from 3D Realms to Triptych (ex-3DR guys) to Gearbox Software. Engines: Quake 1 to Quake 2 to Unreal to Unreal 1.5 to Unreal 2 to Unreal 2.5 to heavily modified Unreal 2.5.

    In short, 3D Realms doesn't know how to make games in the 21st century.
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  15. Post #735
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    Dennab
    August 2011
    8,076 Posts
    They seemed to switch their MP-5 model from the one that had a laser sight to a much, much uglier one. I don't get why, the laser version was pretty fucking cool to me. From what I remember, they switched a lot of weapon models. Only one I haven't been a fan of is the shotgun, they just can't make it look slim enough.
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  16. Post #736
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    July 2009
    6,020 Posts
    when the mod comes out.
    Ha ha ha! Good one!
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  17. Post #737
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    March 2006
    24,255 Posts
    They seemed to switch their MP-5 model from the one that had a laser sight to a much, much uglier one. I don't get why, the laser version was pretty fucking cool to me. From what I remember, they switched a lot of weapon models. Only one I haven't been a fan of is the shotgun, they just can't make it look slim enough.
    I like the new MP5 over the old one, personally.
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  18. Post #738
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    January 2012
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    One day left before sarevokh comes back.
    QUICK HIDE!!
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  19. Post #739
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    May 2007
    2,021 Posts
    Duke kept shifting studios and shifting engines if I remember correctly
    I don't know what the turnover rate was for their devs, but they only really switched studios once. Switching engines multiple times definitely had a big impact on the development, but from what I've heard the biggest problem was bad management, in particular the management's decision to make the developers redo perfectly good assets over and over again. They wanted everything to be perfect, which is funny considering the results.
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  20. Post #740
    Do I look like I speak squirrel?
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    November 2010
    2,278 Posts
    Micheal Tannock - BMS Prop modeler. (From Moddb page)

    I've returned from my holiday to the Canary Islands. I wish I could say I enjoyed myself there, but it was cold for the first time ever, and I'd only packed shorts and t-shirts. Still, I did miss the snow in England, just.

    @Disturbulator - sorry for not getting to your question before I left. We really are planning something big, but apparently not as soon as people were expecting.

    @Cybertrance - I know you want me to ditch my signature, but it forces doppelgängers into a catch-22 situation; If they don't use it, then people will know they aren't me. But if they do use it, it advices people to check if they're me.
    "Check my join date to make sure I'm legit."
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  21. Post #741
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    January 2010
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    Micheal Tannock - BMS Prop modeler. (From Moddb page)

    I've returned from my holiday to the Canary Islands. I wish I could say I enjoyed myself there, but it was cold for the first time ever, and I'd only packed shorts and t-shirts. Still, I did miss the snow in England, just.

    @Disturbulator - sorry for not getting to your question before I left. We really are planning something big, but apparently not as soon as people were expecting.

    @Cybertrance - I know you want me to ditch my signature, but it forces doppelgängers into a catch-22 situation; If they don't use it, then people will know they aren't me. But if they do use it, it advices people to check if they're me.
    "Check my join date to make sure I'm legit."
    Something big = release 20 new screenshots
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  22. Post #742
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    June 2011
    2,962 Posts
    They have said long time ago, that they aren't going to release any new media updates.
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  23. Post #743
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    November 2006
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    I remember reading somewhere they said that their current version of Xen shits all over that picture.
    Knowing the Dev´s perfectionism (suffering from that on here too ), the quality could be close to the esther´s caves.
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  24. Post #744
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    August 2011
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    Knowing the Dev´s perfectionism (suffering from that on here too ), the quality could be close to the esther´s caves.
    No, it'll be even better, because the developers will spend so long making them that there'll be a new "must-have" technology that they'll scrap the level to implement. Then by the time they're done with that, there'll be even more new things that they will have to implement, then more, then more, then more.

    A vicious cycle of perfectionism > critisism > perfectionism.
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  25. Post #745
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    January 2010
    998 Posts
    They have said long time ago, that they aren't going to release any new media updates.
    They also said a long time ago that it would be released in 2009
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  26. Post #746
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    May 2008
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    I am a hardcore half-life 1 fan.Been playing half-life 1 my whole life and I actually have lost my hype for this.Seriously it's been such a long time.
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  27. Post #747

    April 2011
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    http://www.planetphillip.com/posts/o...uty-interview/

    2 of the remakes, Operation Black Mesa (aka Opposing Force Source) and Guard Duty (Blue Shift Source) join together to increase their quality.

    On a side note, this thread should change onto "the Source remakes", where we could talk about BMS, OBM, Guard Duty, and the less known Hazard Team (a Source remake of Half Life Decay).
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  28. Post #748
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    May 2005
    3,569 Posts
    I am a hardcore half-life 1 fan.Been playing half-life 1 my whole life and I actually have lost my hype for this.Seriously it's been such a long time.
    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"
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  29. Post #749
    MEGA SENPAI KAWAII UGUU~~ =^_^=
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    September 2008
    14,608 Posts
    Micheal Tannock - BMS Prop modeler. (From Moddb page)

    I've returned from my holiday to the Canary Islands. I wish I could say I enjoyed myself there, but it was cold for the first time ever, and I'd only packed shorts and t-shirts. Still, I did miss the snow in England, just.

    @Disturbulator - sorry for not getting to your question before I left. We really are planning something big, but apparently not as soon as people were expecting.

    @Cybertrance - I know you want me to ditch my signature, but it forces doppelgängers into a catch-22 situation; If they don't use it, then people will know they aren't me. But if they do use it, it advices people to check if they're me.
    "Check my join date to make sure I'm legit."
    Sounds like a vague, half-hearted response to me.
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  30. Post #750
    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
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    I am a hardcore half-life 1 fan.Been playing half-life 1 my whole life and I actually have lost my hype for this.Seriously it's been such a long time.
    Half-life was the first video game I ever played. Finished it when I was 5 or 6
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  31. Post #751
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    June 2010
    208 Posts
    Half-life was the first video game I ever played. Finished it when I was 5 or 6
    It was one of the first video games I saw my brother play, and the beginning scared the crap outa me :D
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  32. Post #752
    I love bestiality!
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    May 2009
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    It was one of the first video games I saw my brother play, and the beginning scared the crap outa me :D
    How does that even..
    Why did a tram ride scare you shitless?
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  33. Post #753
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    November 2007
    9,852 Posts
    I must confess that I've never finished Half-Life. I got stuck at the part with the Alien Controllers in Xen.
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  34. Post #754
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    April 2006
    117 Posts
    I must confess that I've never finished Half-Life. I got stuck at the part with the Alien Controllers in Xen.
    Stuck as in didn't know where to go or couldn't do it? If the latter then at that point just use cheats...
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  35. Post #755
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    June 2010
    208 Posts
    Why did a tram ride scare you shitless?
    Resonance cascade man, seein aliens, 'people' dead, dodging lasers, n' shit where it was previously all nice and happy

    Maybe not scare me, but made my imagination take a few interesting spins
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  36. Post #756
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    May 2007
    2,021 Posts
    I must confess that I've never finished Half-Life. I got stuck at the part with the Alien Controllers in Xen.
    Don't feel bad, that's farther than I've gotten.
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  37. Post #757
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    November 2007
    9,852 Posts
    Stuck as in didn't know where to go or couldn't do it? If the latter then at that point just use cheats...
    I mean I got perfectionistic about the level of damage I was receiving. And I don't want to use cheats.
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  38. Post #758
    Ask me about my 'female train' fetish.
    Dennab
    January 2006
    5,457 Posts
    What bugs me about BM:S is they seem to have forgotten that it was set at the turn of the millennium when we still had phones like this:

    And PC's like so:

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  39. Post #759
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    March 2006
    24,255 Posts
    What bugs me about BM:S is they seem to have forgotten that it was set at the turn of the millennium when we still had phones like this:

    And PC's like so:

    What do you mean by that?
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  40. Post #760
    CakeMaster7's Avatar
    October 2010
    11,814 Posts
    What do you mean by that?
    I think that he means that the stuff looks more modern
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