A Startling, Emotional Alternate Ending For Black Mesa

When does something stop being "fan-made" and start being real? Considering the fact that the excellent Half-Life tribute Black Mesa was itself made by fans of the original game, this amazing alternate ending, created and uploaded by Machinima filmmaker TomahawxX, feels perhaps a touch more real than your average… » 9/28/12 2:00pm 9/28/12 2:00pm

A Fresh Look At The Long-Awaited Half-Life Remake

We've been waiting for Black Mesa for a long, loooong while now—the hugely ambitious fan-made mod has an uncertain fate, but eight years after beginning work, the team is still working on the game. » 8/29/12 7:00pm 8/29/12 7:00pm

The Uncertain Fate of That Incredible-Looking Half-Life Remake, Black…

It was almost four years ago that we first saw that incredible trailer for Black Mesa: Source, which looked like a full update of Valve's classic PC game Half-Life. It truly was incredible—hell, I rewatched that trailer just now and I still feel incredulous about it. It basically looks like the first game redone with… » 5/10/12 2:00pm 5/10/12 2:00pm

One Of These Games Is The New Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem Forever is dead and gone (I think.) Its possible successor on the great video game milk cart of missing games, Alan Wake, is on the verge of release. So what, then, is the New Duke Nukem Forever? » 1/25/10 1:30pm 1/25/10 1:30pm

This fan-made re-creation the original Half-Life using development studio Valve's Source engine was started…

Unofficial Half-Life Remake Looking Prettier By The Year

Welcome to my third annual post on new media for the Half-Life » 11/19/08 8:40pm 11/19/08 8:40pm fan-created remake (formerly known as ). It doesn't appear to be any closer to release than it was when I wrote about it in and , but the new screen shots, released on the original game's ten year anniversary, are worth a peek. According to , the mod no…