Obsidian Conflict is a cooperative multiplayer modification set in the Half-Life 2 universe. It features a large amount of new gameplay features on all-new maps specially designed for the mod with focus on cooperative gameplay, as well as over hundred user-made maps following the same formula. In addition to that, You're able to play through vanilla Half-Life 2 all the way up to Episode 2, as well as experimental support for cooperative Half-Life: Source play.

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This week William and Emanuel are joined by Guest host Phillip Marlowe and later on by Robert “campaignjunkie” Yang of Radiator. Phillip has an announcement about the dm2sp.com competition and we go off topic a lot more than usual.

Posted by William on Aug 4th, 2009
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Transmission Code: 15593 (#42)

Posted a little later than usual this week. - Nic

Extended Show Notes

Introduction

  • 00:00:40 - William and Emanuel are joined by guest-host Phillip Marlowe and later on by Robert Yang of Radiator.
    • Segway: Phillip shares his likes and dislikes around the topic of Radiator - Emanuel decides to dig into him a bit.
    • Segway: Talk a little about Research and Development.
    • Segway: “The Bad Mod Mentality”

Podcast17 News

  • 00:09:30 - Phillip announces the closing details of the dm2sp.com competition.
    • Segway: Discussion about different competitions and possibly how another one could do better.

From the Mouth of Valve

  • 00:13:20 - Zeno Clash SDK released
    • Segway: Should SP Mods go straight to retail? Should MP Mods go straight to retail?
    • Segway: Are you willing to pay for something that could be a mod that goes retail?
  • 00:20:19 - Left 4 Dead Update Released
    • Segway: Hint at the new TF2 Update, that turned out to be fake.

Releases

  • 00:21:14 - Level 0-0 Rebuild (HL2 Map)
  • 00:22:25 - The Great Escape
    • Segway: PlanetPhillip yearly awards + hints at a Podcast17 mod of the year
  • 00:27:55 - Physics Drydock (HL2 Map)
  • 00:32:15 - Beyond Reality
  • 00:34:15 - Pulse Episode One Beta 1
    • Segway: Discussion about Demos.

Updates

  • 00:37:11 - Modular Combat 1.75 Released

Media Blitz

  • 00:40:10 - Obsidian Conflict’s birthday, 1.35 heads up.
    • Segway: SMod and Counter-Life.
  • 00:42:40 - Combine Insurrection Weekly Progress Report #2
  • 00:44:00 - Blue Shift: Reassignment Media Release
  • 00:46:00 - Morning Faith Development Special #1
    • Segway: Discussion about narration.
  • 00:48:45 - Logistique - Short News…
  • 00:49:40 - Orion - IRC Server Relaunched.
  • 00:51:20 - “Yama” L4D Campaign is beautiful.
  • 00:53:15 - Triage - Just a quick little update.
  • 00:56:00 - Firearms: Source - Blue Player Model, Map Updates, and Sako Rk.95 Showcase.
  • 00:56:40 - The Lost World: Source - Weekly Update 03
  • 00:57:48 - Robert Yang of Radiator arrives.
  • 00:58:15 - L4D: Dead Before Dawn Trailer
  • 00:58:54 - Insurgency Media Update
  • 00:59:30 - Perfect Stride Continuum - v2 Coming Next Week
    • Segway: Emanuel and Phillip argue about technicalities again.
  • 01:04:10 - For Hire - Media Update
  • 01:05:11 - BLACKSECTOR - Update #9 - Prepare For War
  • 01:06:00 - Jailbreak! - King of the Hill

Articles

  • 01:07:16 - Modular Combat: Server Files Coming Soon!

Interview

  • 01:07:40 - Interview with Robert “campaignjunkie” Yang from Radiator.
    • 01:11:04 - Connections between player and character + details on how a mod like Radiator can emotionally touch gamers.
    • 01:16:30 - Details about the characters in the Radiator Series with a segway towards how he came to develop 1-2.
    • 01:20:25 - Developers being Typecasted.
    • 01:21:48 - Information about voice acting.
    • 01:25:50 - Discussion about immersion.
    • 01:35:32 - Why didn’t 1-2 have a time limit?
    • 01:36:00 - Let’s talk game design school.
    • 01:39:25 - Let’s talk about the difficulty and lack of “tutorial”.
    • 01:42:50 - How many people actually beat the mod?
    • 01:46:00 - Information about Radiator 1-3
    • 01:48:18 - Engine limitations and further development.
    • 01:51:30 - What’s more important, dialog or gameplay?
    • 01:53:00 - What is in the future of Radiator?
    • 01:55:15 - Development Cycle
    • 01:57:00 - End of Interview

Question / Discussion

  • 01:58:40 - PlanetPhillip Poll Question 134 - Do you kill when you don’t “need” to?
  • 02:09:15 - Wrap-up.

Download Links

From the Mouth of Valve

Releases

Updates

Media Blitz

Articles

Interview

Question / Discussion

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ÐiamonÐ
ÐiamonÐ Aug 4 2009, 9:37am says:

Thanks for the media coverage!

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purplehaze412
purplehaze412 Aug 4 2009, 10:27am says:

Wonderful, Thanks for posting this.

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Dnst
Dnst Aug 4 2009, 10:43am says:

I played Perfect Stride v1. It is like a surf map but without nice surfing like in thos cs maps. You really need to work hard to collect the coins. It needs better maps.

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Argoon
Argoon Aug 4 2009, 11:21am says:

With the trend of game developers running away from the PC exclusives i think mods will be more and more important for PC gaming, and i also think the best mods should indeed have commercial release.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Stubby
Stubby Aug 4 2009, 12:22pm says:

i dont like you dissing ZMS

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Aug 4 2009, 4:08pm replied:

I do. ;)

+1 vote     reply to comment
infl1ct1on
infl1ct1on Aug 4 2009, 12:42pm says:

Thanks for the upload of this!

+2 votes     reply to comment
SkyJack3R
SkyJack3R Aug 4 2009, 3:33pm says:

Thanks!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Statofarius
Statofarius Aug 4 2009, 6:35pm says:

Awesome as EVAR.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Ben_E
Ben_E Aug 4 2009, 7:38pm says:

That was entertaining! Thanks for the mention.

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