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We're freaking out over here! It is so exciting to share this news with you!

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We're freaking out over here! It is so exciting to share this news with you!

  • You can now Download the Black Mesa Soundtrack, courtesy of our very own Joel Nielsen, at the very generous price of whatever you want! Enjoy and share!
  • In the near future you'll see our Website, Wiki and Forums all taken down temporarily for renovations.
  • On September 14th you will see the first release of Black Mesa! This will include our re-envisioning of Half-Life all the way up to Lambda Core. We believe this is a great way to provide a complete-feeling 8-10 hour experience with a solid ending, make our fans happy and help us make the best overall game possible.


We are still working hard on Xen and BMDM, but instead of making you wait we are giving you Black Mesa as soon as it's ready! We're doing our best to help bring the immense vision of this project into reality, and we are very excited for what the future brings!

High-Fives Yo,
Carlos Montero - Project Leader

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Garyn Dakari

Saw the countdown on their website last night.

So excited! Not sure if I'm going to wait for the full release with Xen, or download this one anyway...

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PetrifiedPenguin
PetrifiedPenguin

I know! I thought the same thing but I'm so pumped theres no WAY I can wait!

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DarkSlayer_
DarkSlayer_

Wait? No way, I already waited since 2009(?) and that is enough, now this is showdown!
If new updates come out later, you can replay the game anytime.

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sbseed
sbseed

been waiting since 2006 :P
looking forward to actually playing it after seeing pics of the maps/creatures/military/etc. and test videos on various items... sweet sweet closer, well close enough till zen is updated into the game.

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Kazioo
Kazioo

This IS the full release.
Xen will be a separated mod (probably called "Xen").
BMDM is also a different build.

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HawaK
HawaK

no
It will be in the form of an update that adds the Xen chapters to Black Mesa. It will make the transition from Lambda Core to Xen seamless.

Source : Forums.blackmesasource.com

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Oathrunner
Oathrunner

Yay! It's been hard waiting to get to this point!

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xFr0stx
xFr0stx

I have been waiting for this for so long. You better not be messing with me this time....(end of 2009?)

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MedicOnDuty
MedicOnDuty

At least we have a release date, and at least it took at lot less longer that Duke Nukem Forever to release. I'm just happy it's here.

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RRCM_Rico
RRCM_Rico

At least this isn't Duke Nukem Forever.

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Zombiestubble
Zombiestubble

And fortunately, it will be much better than Duke Pukem.

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xFr0stx
xFr0stx

I am sure it is worth the wait. Thank you guys for all of your hard work.

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Gameboy555
Gameboy555

so the mod is going to have one of those to be continued..... phases up to the lambda core? since the rest isnt finished?

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus

"On September 14th you will see the first release of Black Mesa!"

I had to read that three times before I was convinced I wasn't hallucinating. HELL YES, man I'm excited!

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bad@chaos
bad@chaos

Steam release?

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Nightscout
Nightscout

NO, IT'L BE ON XBOX LIVE ARCADE :-P

of course it's on steam man.

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Theevina
Theevina

Holy crap you're kidding...

So some parts like Xen are not really that perfect you are saying?

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Bullet$hoT
Bullet$hoT

They're releasing black mesa full until lambda core.
Xen ain't finished yet.

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Huzzah!

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camycamera
camycamera

Wow, I'm surprised that this came out before Half-Life 3. Hopefully this is worth the weight! ;D

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Zombiestubble
Zombiestubble

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I think Valve should just give HL3 to Black Mesa source. Because lets face it, it's been 6 years. BMDT has a game. Valve does not.

Lets just call Black Mesa Source Half Life 3 and be done with it. BMDT would have probably done a better job at Half Life 3 anyway if they got valve-like funding and a room with a big-*** valve in it.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/201/bmslol.jpg/

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HawaK
HawaK

how about no

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Nightscout
Nightscout

..........get off of steam.............

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RRCM_Rico
RRCM_Rico

Awesome, sounds like a great idea to me. Looking forward to playing the game and revisiting some memories :D

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DevinShadowV
DevinShadowV

at least now it will happen...

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DelphinusMinor
DelphinusMinor

OMG... This is better then Christmas to a ten year old. I can't wait!

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laakkone
laakkone

For them who stopped tracking this: Was it wise decision after all? Because we're really getting into this **** real soon !!

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Lucífer
Lucífer

Oh'Lawdy!

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SourHyperion1
SourHyperion1

Can't help but think of this song:
Youtube.com
Looking forward to playing the mod and good luck with Xen and BMDM.

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MrSaturdayKnight
MrSaturdayKnight

Hopefully their will be multiple DL links so their wont be an overload of people trying to DL BM and causing the links to crash. Probably going to happen anyway but I am hoping they'll be more than 5.

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notasinglenamedperso
notasinglenamedperso

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"On September 14, you will see the first release of Black Mesa!"

11 Days right now, you're kidding me right? This isn't like the release date you set for 2009?

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cooldude1313
cooldude1313

I will get to play for a week before Borderlands 2 takes me away.

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Urby
Urby

Dude! **** Borderlands 2! Black Mesa is coming out FFS!

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Chezzlor
Chezzlor

By God...

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Stoof
Stoof

Yes! Been anticipating this day.

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer

Quote: "...re-envisioning of Half-Life all the way up to Lambda Core."
So that's why there weren't any updates for a LONG time...

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Forsete
Forsete

After 7 years of waiting I will finally have the ability to play this thing. Amazing. You guys rock.

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Warpath20
Warpath20

HELL YES!!!, I've been waiting for this day to come.

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=EX-Mo=
=EX-Mo=

This can not be! I probably sleep..
Быть такого не может! Я наверное сплю..

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Gloryboy811
Gloryboy811

OH MY GOD!! WOOOOO!! I cant wait!

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Sbeast
Sbeast

Someone...somewhere...divided by 3

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xsantosis
xsantosis

This mod will be epic!

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poisonheadcrab
poisonheadcrab

Yes it will xsantosis, yes it will.

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LopperUK
LopperUK

****** awesome but I will just wait for the complete thing :) I am a patient person :D

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ZitaX
ZitaX

Amazing! I remember when I read about this in a PC Gamer magazine back in 2004 or 2005, and now it's finally coming out! When I play this in 11 days, it's really gonna feel like the end of a long wait!

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Lacedaemonius
Lacedaemonius

Aww Black Mesa, what a birthday gift! You shouldn't have

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Kbeck15
Kbeck15

Im confused, is this the full game? I read somewhere that it will be released in parts? Either way, Im glad to see a release :D

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Dredile
Dredile

Its all the way up to Lambda Core. Xen will be released at a later time.

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PurpleGaga27
PurpleGaga27

Awesome news to know. Let's hope that release date does not turn out to be in Valve time.

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Gregthegen
Gregthegen

So conflicted, now I know how Ross Scott must feel, all those years of doing HL machinima and now BM is going to be released in a week... hoping we get a few episodes of Freemans Mind using this :-p

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