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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This article has been long over due, but some minor road blocks prevented it from being posted at the correct time. That said, there's been quite a lot done over the past month.

To start off, the functionality of lasers has been completely changed. They no longer damage the player, and can be blocked by objects and the player. However, their overall look is a W.I.P.

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Additionally, due to the help of Reepblue, many models have been updated (though they may still be subject to change in the future). This includes doors, cube dispensers, cubes, and more.

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Flip cubes have also been implemented into the game. Pause and bomb cubes have received minor model and skin changes, as well as the removal of the ability to freeze pause cubes via "E" for the pause cubes. This was done to allow for more possibilities while creating puzzles, as well as to stay true to the original PUNT.

As shown somewhat in the media above, the art style is going through some serious changes. Instead of taking inspiration from Reepblue's Retro Futuristic PUNT, we're now looking to have it more closely resemble Reepblue's PUNT from 2012. Within a week or so, we plan on uploading a video demonstrating a new puzzle which utilizes both Pause and Flip cubes, as well as a few new objects which are currently in the works.

Development of PUNT: Rebirth has really kicked into full swing, and we hope to have much more ready for the public in the near future.

Until next time,

-Tristan (BoxandRocks) of the Corrupted Studios development team

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leilei
leilei

What's so "innovative" about HL2 then?

"5 years of work"? Explain all the orange placeholder textures in those screenshots with that claim at the time. 5 months more like it. Or perhaps even less....

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selfdestruct
selfdestruct

That's an antlion, not one of the ST aliens. Bad joke. If there were 7000 of the antlions and 300 dead humans on the ground, then it'd be like Starship Troopers.

Dragonlord... you're wrong in every way. The game has been in development for five (closer to six, now) years. Half-Life, one of the most popular games of all time, was in development for less than 2 - with an unstabilized team.

The graphics are getting old - they're the worst part of it (and they're still beautiful!). Its the immersion, the gameplay, and the modifications that are so phenomenal. I'm a HL2 fanboy and I know everything there is to know about it... so next time, before you make an uninformed and retarded post, read up on it first.

Doom 3 is going to be awesome graphics-wise and sounds-wise (Trent Reznor, of Nine Inch Nails, is doing the music!), but id Software has been lacking in innovation... it will be mediocre. For those of us that can run it.

Minimum bare-bones lowest setting requirements for Doom 3:
2ghz p4, 128mg gfx, 512mg RAM.

Minimum HL2 requirements: <1gb pIII, 32mg? gfx
The HL2 Source engine is far more refined than the Doom 3 engine is, and can adapt to most hardware.

HL2>Doom III

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Ueberwolf
Ueberwolf

Planethalflife.com you mean HL2 = starship troopers of a bit nearer future?

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Makkon
Makkon

Blah blah blah! Buy it and find out for yourslef when it's released.
I heard it's comming the end of this summer (2004) so you can rant and wine then. :rolleyes:

And I don't see how doomIII is so great. just good graphics, that's all.

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Quackzilla
Quackzilla

I think most of the dev team has OCD.

Don't they have pills for that now?

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L337_Haxs
L337_Haxs

it is cool but it just doesnt look as cool as it did a couple years ago :S

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

how can you praise a game you don't know yet then too? i'm just convinced it will NOT kick *** (in the graphics dep sure but who cares grahics... that's only for benchmark kiddies). unless the game can proof beeing good i do not praise it... and in contrast... what i've seen so far made me damn suspicous... suspicous this might become a farting joke. a game that is crap but the mods will be good. isn't it pathetic to make a game only for modding because else it sux? ^_^

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nokreload
nokreload

All u people talkin **** on half life 2 have no ****** clue. How can u bad mouth a game 5 years in development. Sure doom 3 will be up there but in no way will it mount up to half life 2. So STFU

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Robo_Ronald
Robo_Ronald

I'm gonna get it, but make no mistake: I definently ain't buying it for its gameplay; I'm buying it for its mods! :p

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Iamdura.com was said to contain information.

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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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