Situation Outbreak is an Orange Box mod about the impending zombie apocalypse. Armed with nothing but a 9mm and a pair of brass knuckles, you must do whatever it takes to survive against the thousands of zombies that used to be your friends and neighbors. The cost of failure is nothing less than your free will. There are no heroes. No single person can save the world and there are not enough bullets to go around. The only thing left to do is to kill the damned, hoping that you don’t end up like them.

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Zeno Clash, Left 4 Dead, and a long rant about DLC this week on Podcast 17.

Posted by William on May 3rd, 2009

This week William returns, Zeno Clash & Left 4 Dead Survival Pack are released, we decide to start trying to revive old/underplayed mods each week and Emanuel talks for almost 20 minutes about DLC.

Extended Show Notes


  • 00:00:30 - Off-Topic: Cat Discussion
  • 00:01:39 - William, Emanuel and Thomas

Podcast17 News

  • 00:04:00 - Retro gaming segment.
  • 00:04:00+ William and Emanuel’s Action Half-Life 2 Competition.
  • 00:08:30 - Emanuel’s Hard-drive issues.

Follow-up & Errata

  • 00:10:00 - Mad World - Half-Life 2
  • 00:11:30 - Modular Combat - Half-Life 2

Emanuel’s Apology Section

  • 00:15:30 - Emanuel apologizes for William not being here last week.

From the Mouth of Valve

  • 00:17:00 - Left 4 Dead: Survival Pack released.
  • 00:20:00 - Team Fortress 2 Mystery Update, with hat slots.
  • 00:23:00 - Steam Client Update released.
  • 00:24:00 - Off-Topic: Back to Team Fortress 2 hat slots.

Portal Releases

  • 00:25:30 - Rockfinger DEMO *Update*
  • 00:25:30+ The Beta Complex
  • 00:25:30+ Scrobesoft test chamber 2

Left 4 Dead Releases News

  • 00:26:30 - Left 8 Surviving (8 player survival mode)


  • 00:28:30 - Zeno Clash
  • 00:29:30 - Off-Topic: Emanuel talks about swine flu.
  • 00:32:00 - Combine Insurrection Demo - Half-Life 2
  • 00:33:00 - Combine Survival Beta - Half-Life 2: Ep1
  • 00:35:00 - ZombieMod: Source v1.10 - Half-Life 2
  • 00:38:30 - Sandpit - Half-Life
  • 00:40:30 - Countryside v2.0 - Half-Life 2: Ep2
  • 00:42:30 - Dangerous World Demo - Half-Life 2: Ep2
  • 00:47:30 - Manhack Arcade - Half-Life 2 and Missing Information 1.5
  • 00:50:30 - Let’s catch up with everyone’s lives (What did everyone play?)

Media Blitz

  • 00:55:30 - Kingdoms Collide
  • 00:56:30 - Versus: Blind Edge (p.k.a. Berimbau)
  • 00:59:30 - CURSE - The release date + the manual + the music + the secret.
  • 01:01:30 - Logistique Media

Listener Question

  • 01:03:00 - Jared Samples asks us about the reasons behind our stances on DLC.
  • 01:20:00 - Wrap-up.

Download Links

Follow-up & Errata

From the Mouth of Valve

Portal Releases

Left 4 Dead Releases


Media Blitz

Other Links

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Statofarius May 3 2009 says:

Is zawesome!

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P4TRICK May 3 2009 says:

Thanks for the fantastik reviews ^_^

I will try to update the modsite some more, since i didn't have Admin rits to the site, then i couldn't but i will now

Thanks alot.

What do you think that could do the game more.. "improved"?

(btw.. hit me up if you wanna play someday ; ] )

Thanks alot

- And awesome show : }}

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saivert May 4 2009 says:

Enjoy your podcasts. You got good chemistry there. It feels like I'm sitting there with you guys (I know you use Skype, you know what I mean) just listening.

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Martini-562 May 4 2009 says:

Hahah we got 8min 55s on lighthouse.

Awesome podcast, very enjoyable. Is it just me or does William sound like Burnie Burns?

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chewyiskickass May 4 2009 says:

We'll expand more (Modular combat). Right now the mod team consists of just... two people. Hopefully we'll expand the team to get some custom content going, and yes, the maps are borrowed. The standard HL2:DM maps as well as a few custom ones.

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matthewdryden May 5 2009 says:

Hey! I was turned onto this podcast by one of my players. I wasn't aware something like this existed. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Modular Combat. Thanks for taking a look at our mod!

Matthew Dryden
Lead Developer
Modular Combat

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