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Black Mesa Released 130

ProbablyJoe writes "The long awaited Source engine remake of the Valve's original Half Life has finally been released. The initial release only includes the story up until Xen, but the developers say they'll be adding the rest of the story, along with an online multiplayer Deathmatch mode, soon. The game is available to download for free, and only requires players to install the Source SDK (included with all Source games, or a free download). The highly anticipated release has also caused a huge amount of traffic for any servers hosting the files, with GameFront, GameUpdates, and Black Mesa's own CDN brought down within minutes of the release. The project has also been approved by Steam's Greenlight program, and will hopefully be available through Steam soon, though no timeframe has been given."
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Black Mesa Released

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  • BEST GAME EVER (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Bodhammer ( 559311 ) on Friday September 14, 2012 @12:44PM (#41336241)
    Thank you Black Mesa Team!
  • Re:BEST GAME EVER (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Baloroth ( 2370816 ) on Friday September 14, 2012 @01:45PM (#41337169)

    I still don't understand what was wrong with the original Half-Life?

    The graphics are 14 years old. If you're sick of the remake, just don't play it. It's not like anyone is forcing you to, or even charging you money if you actually do want to. If people want to spend their time upgrading a 14 year old game that they really love because they think it would be even better with modern(ish) graphics, they can. And for the people doing so, it serves as a nice resume builder as well, whereas making their own game would probably not receive nearly so much press and would therefore be far less impressive.

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