SCENARIO In "Get a Life" you embody Alexander Zemlinsky, a subway technician suffering from leukaemia. Alex is not, unlike the protagonists in most games, an invincible super-soldier. But you wouldn't call him normal either, because there is something in his past that connects him with the events that are about to happen in the course of the story (we want to keep the suspense, so nothing more on that...). FEATURES * GaL will run on the latest version of the Source Engine, so that means you'll see HDR and the enhanced shadow system (as seen in HL2: Episode 1) in "Get a Life" as well * To give the player the best gaming experience possible, GaL will offer a custom HUD, an innovative healing system with several damage zones, drugs that will trigger a "bullet-time" effect, upgradeable weapons and enhanced enemy AI * About 11 hours of gameplay * 24 maps with varied environments * 61 characters * 13 weapons

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Welcome to the mod spotlight, a VIDEO showing off all the hot mod releases from the past month. So sit back, relax and watch the mods of April 2008!

Posted by Henley on Apr 30th, 2008

Spotlight is a brand spanking new segment here on ModDB where we take a step back and show you a few short clips recorded from the various mods actual gameplay unedited and uncut so you can see how the game looks, feels and sounds. This is a fantastic opportunity for both the developers (for extra advertisement) and the community (for those who missed the releases). Plus who wants to read text when we can see flashy colors...!

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So guys now that another month is done and dusted we can only have very high hopes for the next month of amazing releases! Till next time mod away my good friends and watch this group for updates.

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Namelezz! Apr 30 2008, 5:41pm says:

Great spotlight. Especially loved the Delta Sector footage.

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kinesis916 Apr 30 2008, 6:45pm says:

I really quite like this idea. Though you do sound rather bored when you say the game names, though there isn't much ypu can do when you are really just saying what game it is.

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Henley Author
Henley May 1 2008, 8:03am replied:

ahah yeah i was going to re-record my voice again but I had to fill in for a mate a work.

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R_Yell Apr 30 2008, 6:57pm says:

Nice idea, there are so many games to track that there was needed something like this. And thank you very much for the spotlight.

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Domipheus Apr 30 2008, 7:20pm says:

Heh, had we known of this I would have delayed our release a couple of days :)

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INtense! Staff
INtense! May 1 2008, 2:45pm replied:

Release a patch so we have an excuse to include it in next months edition ;)

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Domipheus May 2 2008, 4:57am replied:

Alpha 2! Zombies! more maps! more cars! more carnage! woot! :)

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Arkanj3l Apr 30 2008, 7:29pm says:

Can the NPCs in Get a Life LEAN...?!

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formerlyknownasMrCP Apr 30 2008, 7:42pm says:

this little segment is an awesome idea :D

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Squeebo Apr 30 2008, 10:30pm says:

Man, Delta Sector looks so sweet.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! May 1 2008, 12:17am says:

How awesome is this idea!? A video is so easy to watch and digest - find out all the mods released over the past month and how they look.

I'm a huge fan.

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA May 1 2008, 12:18am says:

Way better than the old MOTM feature, the video is killer, fits moddb perfectly 10/10

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Ennui May 1 2008, 12:22am says:

Excellent. Keep doing this every month please.

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leilei May 1 2008, 1:13am says:

cute accent, not good for presentation though, the leveling is needed and it is not clear and loud enough.


note this for next month thanks unless you can improve behind the scenes on this one with the master files still.

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Henley Author
Henley May 1 2008, 1:29pm replied:

thanks for the heads up, i never knew my voice was cute... anyways next month more time will be put into the voice, the recordings will all be done in the one sitting.

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Malvado_Zombie[X] May 2 2008, 8:01pm replied:

You have a good voice Henley :)

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Setis May 1 2008, 3:21am says:

love this idea! Although, I think this should be extended to including, say the top 10 upcoming mods by editors' choice. That way not only the released mods get highlighted, but also those that the modDB community (I would say the modDB staff is there to represent us) feels are worthy to keep an eye on.

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA May 2 2008, 12:29am replied:

We cant play upcomming mods.

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Henley Author
Henley May 2 2008, 1:30am replied:

ahaha thats true you might see other features pop up for that ;)

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Setis May 2 2008, 2:47am replied:

I know I know.. but I meant only those mods that have already progressed to such a stage where they can provide in-game footage. See it as a form of ModDB TV *Preview Edition*..of course this would only work if the related mod teams would allow you to play-test their in-game content and then preview it.

But regardless of what you do. I'm loving ModDB TV..its a brilliant addition to the already great modDB. Am looking forward to the next installment! :)

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MatthewD May 1 2008, 3:24am says:

Awesome video Henley! Can't wait for the next one!

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freredarme May 1 2008, 4:40am says:

Oh yeahh!!! VERY GOOD ;)

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ambershee May 1 2008, 5:47am says:

I reckon you shouldn't do any commentary, and just let the mods speak for themselves ;)

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Crispy May 1 2008, 5:53am says:

In muchful approval.

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BuZZeR May 1 2008, 6:27am says:

Great! I really like this idea! Keep it up! ;)

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Betelgeuze May 1 2008, 7:40am says:

hope to see more vids like this in the future!

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Henley Author
Henley May 1 2008, 8:05am says:

well im glad you all liked it, the segument is only going to get better from here on in. So make sure you take your mod posts stand out!

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o0lama0o May 1 2008, 12:06pm says:

this rocks hope you keep doing it ;)

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PlatinumGold May 1 2008, 2:30pm says:

Thats a really nice idea. I'm really looking forward to the mothnly updates. :)

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INtense! Staff
INtense! May 1 2008, 2:47pm says:

I have to say, I never thought I'd see 100% totally positive comments on ModDB. Glad the video is a hit, as I said above i'm a huge fan, finally a way to quickly see all mods released so you can pick and choose what you want.

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kinesis916 May 1 2008, 5:42pm replied:

Well if you want negative comments I am willing to give the free of charge. Can't have too much of a positive attiude people might get freaked out by the increase in smiles.

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dukka May 1 2008, 3:03pm says:

Just chiming in for the whole, beaten to death voice bit as the only issue. Beyond that though, nice way to get a nice visual summary of the month's releases/patches.

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BunnyJen May 1 2008, 3:08pm says:

Great Idea!

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EmotionalRobot May 1 2008, 5:55pm says:

Really cool way to help promote Mod DB and the games.
Keep up the great work guys.
Love all the new content.

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Tatsur0 May 1 2008, 8:31pm says:

Very nice.

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formerlyknownasMrCP May 1 2008, 11:19pm says:

I'm happy with the name too. ModDB TV sounds awesome :D

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lordrevangr May 2 2008, 8:05am says:

great idea moddb dudes !

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formerlyknownasMrCP May 2 2008, 9:39am says:

I'm wondering though if its possible to perhaps turn this more into a TV show sort of thing. A bit like Good Game where you do a monthly countdown of all the games released and say things like "this game is a FPS game trying to reinvent X" or "Its a story driven game set in the future", a bit like what most game shows do. At the moment it just seems like GAME, RELEASE DATE - FOOTAGE - NEXT! - thats good but It'd sound more natural with a whole GAME, DESCRIPTION, NOTABLE FEATURES, RELEASE DATE, FOOTAGE - NEXT!.

During the presentation you mentioned "UPDATE" so replace features with just a quick "major/minor patch/update".

Ultimately this could make the News feed redundant as this system absolutely rocks and it gives a lot of mods the attention they deserve. Sure we still need the news feed though (because it keeps our watching users informed, which is just as important) but this provides us with some good PR.

What would be cool is to have some Video Interviews with ModDB developers at some of the major conventions, of course that would require US counterparts in the event Intense can make it like he did this year at GDC, but I'd love to have a meet and greet over at E-Games in Australia since it was hell boring last year as not too many people wanted to talk. (Maybe I should be going to GDC too :P)

Sorry for the long post. This really does seem like a brilliant idea.

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Henley Author
Henley May 2 2008, 10:19am replied:

Good reply, the main aim was to give users an idea of how the game plays. Allowing people to see un-edited footage was something that I always wanted to show. It might be that the winner of the staff selection gets more face time with a short review. The original plan was to give a 1 minute review on each game and then a score. The problem being is that we are then judging the games against each other, but each game is completely different and each will be in a completely different phase of development (ie beta 1 vs a complete mod). So leaving the games to speak for themselves I feel is a lot more informative.

Keep your eyes peeled there might be something similar coming up sooner rather then later.

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๖Stalۣۜk May 2 2008, 10:34am says:

I found my self!!! in the zombie panic source one!

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Harimau May 2 2008, 12:36pm says:

nice idea. i don't think i missed any of those though. though i haven't yet tried many of those.

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Karnthebetrayer May 2 2008, 8:31pm says:

Fantastic Man... Keep up the good work!

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Karnthebetrayer May 2 2008, 8:36pm replied:

Oh and I love how you never gave the games ratings. It gives the users a chance to try the modd without feeling like a outcast if the mod deems unpopular at that present time (ie v0.005)

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Henley Author
Henley May 2 2008, 9:44pm replied:

that was the whole idea :D

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awesomepossum May 3 2008, 4:50am says:

Thanks for featuring ninja monkey ;)

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Bocca May 3 2008, 5:53am says:

Good work but you should a lil about the mods like the RO-mod.

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Henley Author
Henley May 3 2008, 7:16am replied:

umm im not sure i understand what your talking about...

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Scurvy_Lobster May 3 2008, 11:47am says:

Thanks from the Crystalline team for featuring us! Excellent work with this video!

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wormri May 11 2008, 8:54am says:

Awesome! I expect more of these broadcasts to come :)

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Henley Author
Henley May 11 2008, 11:44am replied:

they will come :D

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