Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, and find yourself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. You must rescue the world from the wrong you unleashed back at Black Mesa.

The original Half-Life sent a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title won more than 50 Game of the Year awards, was named "Best Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launched a franchise which has since sold over 11 million units worldwide. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player’s presence affects everything around him or her, from the physical environment to the behaviors and even the emotions of both friends and enemies.

Technical note: most mods “for Half-Life 2” are actually cross-compatible with all of Valve's Source engine games. Check a mod’s profile for details on whether a specific game is needed.

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Take the red pill, then imagine everything that exists, then add to that everything that is fictional. That is what the metaverse is. This vast sea of information has always been there, but navigating it has never been this fun.

In this issue we explore just how deep the rabbit hole goes by taking a close look at just one room of a community-made arcade share. In the process, we reflect on what the metaverse itself is and what it means to traverse it as a gamer.

The metaverse is real. It's not a game.

Let's put things in perspective. The screenshot above shows what it's like to BE an arcade cabinet in Anarchy Arcade.

However, what you see in this still picture is only scratching the surface. In this particular room exists the blood, sweat, and tears of hundreds of fellow human beings all to provide you with thousands of hours of joy & entertainment.

Welcome to the metaverse. Every single cabinet acts as a portal that whisks you away into a whole new universe.

You'll look different. You'll move different. You might even feel different. That's because each universe is its own reality. Each one is uniquely tailored to provide you with a particular experience.

Some universes let you bring your Steam friends along. Others only let you bring your friends who are physically with you. And yet others can only be explored with the loneliest number. What ever the realities may be, you are subject to them when you enter their universe.

So when you see this screenshot, it's not just a room full of arcade cabinets. It's a massive slice of the metaverse that is being visualized by Anarchy Arcade. And even though this slice is so massive, it's still only a tiny sliver of what exists.

More info on the awesome community-made map & arcade shown in the screenshot will be featured in next week's issue, but just this one room is enough to keep us busy for many weeks itself.

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JavaScript & HTML5 Modding in AArcade


Anarchy Arcade uses JavaScript to create 3D representations of 2D web pages. The scripts that do this are called "scrapers". Until now, users were only able to use the scrapers that I programmed. These let you spawn things from sites like Twitch, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc.

As of last week's update, users are able to start AArcade with the new +enable_user_scripts 1 launch option and use their own custom JavaScripts on their own favorite sites. Instructions & tutorials are not yet available for modding the UI or writing your own scrapers, so you'll be on your own for now. The files that will interest you are in the aarcade/protectedscripts folder. Note that you must launch with the +enable_user_scripts 1 launch option for your customized scripts to be loaded. The launch option is required for security purposes.

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Last week Discovery launched the website www.discoveryvr.com. It features some awesome 360 videos that are great for viewing from inside of Anarchy Arcade.

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RyantheHoundeye
RyantheHoundeye May 5 2004 says:

Everyone who played the beta should be shot

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RyantheHoundeye
RyantheHoundeye May 5 2004 says:

HL2 RULES DOOM 3 WILL RULE TO SOPSHUTUP HL2 IS 1337!

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yager
yager May 4 2004 says:

HALF-LIFE SUCKS AND SO WILL HALF-LIFE 2. DOOM 3 WILL KICK BUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Shirk
Shirk Aug 9 2009 replied:

SHUT UP ******* **** LICKING *****

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re5p3ct
re5p3ct Apr 18 2004 says:

M'friend told me that Half Life 2 is gonna be delayed 'till around November-December, he seemed pretty confident.

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tfotdead
tfotdead Apr 17 2004 says:

and mods are mini expansion packs that make new adventures and stuff.

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MedievalManIII
MedievalManIII Mar 28 2004 says:

wtf? this is not a site where u buy and download games. look at the name of this site: MODdatabase. so this site is a database for MODs.

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Martman
Martman Mar 27 2004 says:

hey im martman and i was wondering how do i download games from this site because im new and im not sure

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timothyb
timothyb Mar 22 2004 says:

Llogicpcs.net has custom map downloads and alpha screenshots

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Pr0stSh0cKeR
Pr0stSh0cKeR Mar 20 2004 says:

teh russian jacked it and maed a crappy halflife2 with the stolen source code

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Sadly it never ends for Gordon Freeman, he is gaming worlds Jack Bauer, consistently going from one bad day to the next. No sooner have you blown up the head of the Xenian Nihilanth and discussed career prospects with the mysterious G-Man than he tosses you in the mix again. Another train ride another mysterious situation leaving Gordon (and you the gamer) none the wiser, but thats what we like about the Half-life series and all it's canonical universe, Valve will always give you a Palm d'or plot…

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