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And you thought we were done releasing media for a while!

Posted by QuarterLife on Jul 8th, 2009

We've got a lot of surprises this time around, and while this won't be a three day media release like last time, we've got just as much content.


New Weapon

First off, we noticed last time that a lot of people were disappointed to not see any new weapons. We thought it over, and I'm sure you're all going to love it. Now, rather than spoil the surprise of this new weapon, we decided to just give you a small hint now and then. So, without further adieu, here's the first hint:


Pretty sweet eh? No? Well, here's one more hint:
You've only heard about this weapon until now, and it kicks the ass of everyone and everything in the near vicinity, INCLUDING YOU!

One more hint!

We've decided to give you all one more hint, to spark some thinking.
The weapon has a kill everything button.


Map Updates

That's right. As always, we've got plenty of new screenshots for you, showing off our maps, materials, models, and even particles. I'm just flying to my death with excitement!

Here's 14 fresh screenshots, straight from City 17.


















That's it, folks!

Well, that's it for this media release. But check back often, we've got plenty more ahead!

City17: Episode 1
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gomgom50
gomgom50 Jul 8 2009, 4:47am says:

HOLY **** STICKS! THAT IS ******* AMAZING! and the new weapon sounds very intresting, i love the use of lighting. great update and great job!

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jul 8 2009, 6:48am replied:

I'm glad you like it.

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MrMazure
MrMazure Jul 8 2009, 5:17am says:

Not related to any game or mod, isn't there a problem lol ?

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jul 8 2009, 6:48am replied:

Yeah, the ModDB admins are on it.

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havepie
havepie Jul 8 2009, 6:48am says:

That lighting system reminds me very much of one in i think fallout, I can' remember. But i remember all the crap in the air in some game.

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]BlackPhoenix[
]BlackPhoenix[ Jul 8 2009, 8:24am replied:

Weel i looked at that particle out of a another prespective , blue + orange colors were portals , new weapon was a longtime the portalgun in the videobase (didnt existed) more hope gave us borealis with a container signed aperature scoence and the ticking was the button on the countdowns , can be also counted as ticking till the dead , would mean till the end of glados , combines could only hardly survive in cold places , glados could set the temparature better with the help of "KRAKEN BASE" so glados was delivered to the combine by their own and the portalguns were supposed with GLaDOS to go to the AS centers but if i count the place of the sun then i can say that the place where it goed must be africa , they "COUNTED" the days till it will arive so i think this should be a explain for it , i hope i hutten the target.

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jul 8 2009, 8:28am replied:

You're frozen.

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]BlackPhoenix[
]BlackPhoenix[ Jul 8 2009, 8:48am replied:

Do you think that thinking is noobing , i said my mind and so whut ??

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havepie
havepie Jul 8 2009, 11:43am replied:

Saying, What you THINK? What, its like we live in some kind of country with free speech, HA.

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Jul 8 2009, 4:21pm replied:

I think you need to find out what " You're frozen." really means. :D

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]BlackPhoenix[
]BlackPhoenix[ Jul 8 2009, 5:12pm replied:

If you dont know it IM CZECH!

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jul 8 2009, 6:16pm replied:

Alright. "You're hot/cold" is a saying here in Amerca and Britain (Possibly more of the world as well) meaning you're close or far away.

My me saying "You're frozen", I'm saying your so far from the truth you might as well stop looking.

But hey, keep trying! You might figure it out! Just use the hints I gave you.

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]BlackPhoenix[
]BlackPhoenix[ Jul 8 2009, 6:54pm replied:

Oh in here we say it water if away or fire if near , firewatch when we found it. (i forget the last hint so nw i think its a death ray , the particles are of removed bodies , the "kill everytinhg button" maybe an pulsecharge but it wont fit in the africa , maybe the temparature counter is in africa so high like the ray temparature??

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Jul 8 2009, 9:25pm replied:

Hah

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Myloman
Myloman Jul 8 2009, 8:48am says:

Yes! Looking frickin fantastic man! Beautifully refined, crisply lit, loving it. God damn it...here was me thinking I had an advantage because I'm in australia, and yet I'm still unsure on what the new weapon could be. I thought portals for a split second as well, but it doesn't really count as a weapon. Ok, let's get this straight, do you mean counter as in to counteract, or counter as in counting?

Wonderful update anyhow!

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jul 8 2009, 6:33pm replied:

Bit of both. Either will help you.

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]BlackPhoenix[
]BlackPhoenix[ Jul 8 2009, 8:50am says:

Hmm that must be the leak in my imaginations but the main question i would like to ask is counter for what ??

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jul 8 2009, 6:47pm replied:

If I told you, I'd be telling you the answer.

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UnInvincible
UnInvincible Jul 8 2009, 10:31am says:

I believe it's a flamethrower or a similar weapon. When he says Australians have a counter to it he's referring to TF2 and the sniper's Jarate.

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Myloman
Myloman Jul 8 2009, 12:08pm replied:

Ah ok, thanks for clearing that up. Haven't gotten around to TF2 so I was out of the loop on that one. Curious to see more clues.

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Jul 8 2009, 9:28pm replied:

Has nothing to do with TF2, but Australians.

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Sortie
Sortie Jul 8 2009, 10:32am says:

I didn't sign the NDA, which I probably should, but I don't want to spoil the surprise of what the new weapon is, except "Holy ****." Na-na-na.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Jul 8 2009, 1:22pm says:

I like it all!

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SkyJack3R
SkyJack3R Jul 8 2009, 1:29pm says:

i Like it very much!
And it looks pretty good ;o)

Great Job!

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Leonall
Leonall Jul 8 2009, 2:06pm says:

Oooh... the new smoke effect on the muzzle flashes looks very promising just remember that there's no smoke without fire.

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jul 8 2009, 6:18pm replied:

Youtube.com

I beg to differ.

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legendhalfliferrr
legendhalfliferrr Jul 8 2009, 2:27pm says:

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA is all i was saying more like screaming as i viewed the screens, the maps are insane!!! any chanse i could contribute?

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Jul 8 2009, 4:22pm replied:

At the moment we're pretty good, but thanks!

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Killer_man_1996
Killer_man_1996 Jul 8 2009, 4:35pm says:

Okey... i think.... THIS IS AWESOME!!! AND THE NEW GUN LOOKS VERY INTERESTING...

waiting for moar... YAY!!

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Kitsunami
Kitsunami Jul 8 2009, 5:18pm says:

interesting....but what makes this different to hl2?

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Camopig
Camopig Jul 8 2009, 5:56pm says:

Looks great.

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ty5142
ty5142 Jul 8 2009, 6:26pm says:

personaly i think the weapon is a toilet

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Jul 8 2009, 9:26pm replied:

You win

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]BlackPhoenix[
]BlackPhoenix[ Jul 8 2009, 7:02pm says:

My edit time was over so here we continue australia instead of africa , maybe the australia temparature is like the ray temparature (COUNTER counts the heat) that would explain the blue particles instead of those shiny , redishyelowwhite.

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Jul 8 2009, 9:27pm replied:

Oh, a little warm.

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]BlackPhoenix[
]BlackPhoenix[ Jul 10 2009, 5:56am replied:

Or the weapon does not exist and it was a joke , the particle is of an building explosion and the other hints dont have to do something wit it , if you accept me that it was a joke i will be not angry. (posting bad rating because i thinked about the "GUN" is no way to get rid of this comment)

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]BlackPhoenix[
]BlackPhoenix[ Jul 11 2009, 8:50am replied:

I meaned that you speak about the gun heat so its a ION cannon ??

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Gumbitha
Gumbitha Jul 8 2009, 8:04pm says:

It is a biological weapon?

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Jul 8 2009, 9:27pm replied:

Nope

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum Jul 8 2009, 11:04pm says:

Love the screen of the broken floor with the arm chair teetering on the edge.

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Arkanj3l
Arkanj3l Jul 8 2009, 11:33pm says:

Will you implement parallax mapping?

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Jul 10 2009, 6:30pm replied:

Nope

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08 Jul 9 2009, 4:10am says:

nice looking mapping there, keep it up :D

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Ekonk
Ekonk Jul 9 2009, 10:37am says:

OH GOD WHAT'S THE WEAPON

Is it nanobots. Swarming through the air. It could be.

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Jul 12 2009, 7:44pm replied:

Nope

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Loftless
Loftless Jul 9 2009, 1:36pm says:

On the c17_city_day_02b0044.1.jpg screenshot, how did you do that lighting? It's gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Congrats on great work guys.

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SkyJack3R
SkyJack3R Jul 9 2009, 4:19pm says:

Nice Pictures, but i can't see very good because they're a bit dark -.-
But nice weapon Model ;-)

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vessboy
vessboy Jul 10 2009, 10:05pm says:

I would love a weapon that shoots fire. but as its shooting its ammo away the alternate fire of an ice beam is charged. and visa versa. so the weapon absorbes heat energy for latter use but has a maximum copacity.

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Jul 12 2009, 7:44pm replied:

A flame thrower could be possible.

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Maggot4ever
Maggot4ever Jul 13 2009, 12:14pm says:

"One more hint!

We've decided to give you all one more hint, to spark some thinking.
The weapon has a kill everything button."

OWW SHI- That will be interesting.. and destructive :D

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