Escape the confines of City 17 and strike a blow for the resistance!

As Dr. Gordon Freeman, you were last seen exiting City 17 with Alyx Vance as the Citadel erupted amidst a storm of unknown proportions. Now, in Episode Two, you must battle and race against Combine forces as you traverse the White Forest to deliver a crucial information packet stolen from the Citadel to an enclave of fellow resistance scientists.

Episode Two is the second of a planned trilogy of games that extends the award-winning and best-selling Half-Life adventure. Unique weapons, vehicles, and new creatures, friends, and enemies all make an appearance.

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Hey everyone, we're finally back with another article to keep you guys updated on what we've been doing. We've gotten almost 130 watchers in the past few weeks, so we hope you're glad to see some more content. Let's get into it.

As like last time, we always include at least one song in every article we post, so by popular request, here's our next song in the line up. Have a listen.


If you finished listening, then I hope you liked it. If you listen to the drums, it may remind you of something. They're the low-quality type drums from Half-Life 1. They fit really well with the tune and melody of the song, especially the later portions. We don't have a name for this song at the moment, so if you'd help us decide, we'd be really happy.

Next up is the one thing you guys have been waiting for... Houndeyes and Bullsquids! Yes, by popular request and with everyone favoring over wanting to see the original Xenian monsters, they're finally apart of the game. Mostly. Take a 40 second peak.

As you can see, it's kind of a bit weird. The Houndeyes manages to decimate multiple Bullsquids with just one sonic attack. This is something we need to fix and make sure they'll rarely encounter each other. There are a lot of things we need to fix relating to them. For the Houndeye, we're going to give it fresh animations, a new texture, a new particle for the sonic attack, new rigging, a better model & some new AI too. Plus, maybe we'll implement the things Valve cut from the original Half-Life with animations and such. For the Bullsquid, we're going to give it a higher resolution texture, new UV maps, a slightly higher tris amount & of course, fresh animations, along with some new AI. The video is using the Half-Life: Source Bullsquid as a placeholder and we'll get the leak model as soon as we can. We hope you're happy with some familiar enemies.

Now for the finishing touches on the article, we have an early new logo to show to you guys. Here it is:

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Like I said, it's early and our new developer and texture artist, Comic Sans, made it yesterday. We plan on updating it because having it entirely black just doesn't look good. Now, this is where you guys come in. What should we add to the new logo? You tell us in the comments section of the article and we'll see if your idea gets added to the logo. We hope you like to see what we have coming in the future.

Well, that's all for this week and we'll have a LOT more to show in the future, especially since the project is growing fast on our side. We promise we won't let you down. Stay tuned for more updates.

Bonus: Oh look, a bonus section, how lucky! Anyway, about a couple of days ago, #trigger_hurt & myself were discussing a new idea. Well, this idea is an entirely new Combine Sniper NPC. Basically, this new Sniper has a new model, new AI, custom textures and here's the catch... they can spawn in battle as a long range opponent. Now, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It will spawn in battle very rarely and if the player is in sight, it'll set up the bi-pod on the Sniper Rifle and try to shoot the player from a distance. Now, if the player gets closer to the Sniper, it'll obviously move to another spot a bit further. If the player moves further, the Sniper will get closer to the player and try to shoot. Now, the Sniper won't be as dangerous as it seems. Any map where a Sniper can spawn will have covers for the player to hide near. If the player manages to get really close to the Sniper, the Sniper will pull out a secondary, in this case, an AR2 or an SMG. This gives the player a chance to either use Headcrabs or go full in with your Claws and Acid. If you like this idea, tell us in the comments. We all love community feedback. That's the end of the bonus. Thanks everyone.

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scaitlyn49
scaitlyn49

Is anyone else having trouble with the game? Everytime I try to play it crashes within the first 12 minutes of game play, the water looks like milk, and parts of the ground are pink and black checkered. Pretty sure I'm not supposed to swimm in milk for 12 minutes

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Guest1982
Guest1982

So, play for 11 minutes... pretty simple :D

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tfdotm333
tfdotm333

ok this game is fun but valve where the **** is hl3

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snake959
snake959

Where is the game located? i can not find it anywhere in my steamapps folder and anywhere in steam

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parkerchace
parkerchace

Way better than Call of Duty, that's for sure.

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SectorC
SectorC

Any game is better than CoD.

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KitixUnrest
KitixUnrest

Did this game disappear cause it wont let me download it

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chibi123
chibi123

(buried)

what happen in the end of hl2ep2?? is alyx dead???

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SpAM_CAN
SpAM_CAN

Alyx isn't dead, but Eli is.

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TheZealot
TheZealot

Eli was actually Doctor Breen the whole time and Gordon Freeman turns out to be Odessa Cubbage. Barney then reveals himself to be the real Eli Vance. Then the player discovers that at the start of Highway 17 Noriko dropped the jeep with Gordon Freeman in it on purpose in an attempt to kill him.

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TomNook
TomNook

Damn your ******* spoilers.

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usbpetrock
usbpetrock

spoiler tags

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morgoth[BHdev]
morgoth[BHdev]

she got raped by a paire of flying worms

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TheZealot
TheZealot

Then the Vortigaunts ********** the flying worms and killed them.

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buu342
buu342

spoilers D:

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Aplayer12345
Aplayer12345

Damn it people, FINISH THE GAME FIRST THEN GO TO THIS SITE, IF YOU DIDN'T FINISH THE GAME, DO NOT COME OR YOU MAY FIND MAJOR SPOILERS.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

dunno

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