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Free mod version of Black Mesa will omit Half-life's alien Xen levels

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Hey, remember late on in Half-life, where you got zapped to an alien planet and ended up in gladiatorial combat with a giant, quadruped testicle? Yes, that was weird, wasn't it?

Well the free mod version of total conversion remake Black Mesa won't contain such a scene, development team Crowbar Collective has revealed in a Reddit AMA. In fact, it will omit the alien Xen levels of Valve's classic entirely.

Half-Life remake Black Mesa now on Steam Early Access

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Crowbar Collective, made of former Black Mesa Development Team members, has just brought their Half-Life remake - Black Mesa - to Steam Early Access. It's very close to the original with a few creative differences.

It's a community "re-envisioning" of Valve's iconic Half-Life, which introduced us to Gordon Freeman. Now we get the classical journey infused with new life powered by Source. They're '85% done'.

Countdown website suggests that part two of Half-life remake mod Black Mesa may be on the way soon

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A countdown link on the Black Mesa mod website probably signals a final release date for the Source Engine-powered remake of Valve's original sci-fi shooter Half-life.

HTC hopes to release a Half-life game for its VR headset

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Cher Wang, the chairwoman of Chinese tech manufacturer HTC, has told the BBC that she hopes a Half-life video game will be released for her company's virtual-reality headset.

HTC is teaming up with the classic franchise's creator Valve to put its VR hardware on the market, so it's not quite as outlandish a hope as it initially sounds. Still, as we all know, any Half-Life news must be accompanied by the caveat, "probably not going to happen."

Counter-Strike creator 'has seen Half-Life 3 artwork', also 'new Left 4 Dead'

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Le Minh, former Valve developer and creator of Counter-Strike, has said he's seen concept artwork for the long-sought-after Half-Life 3, admitting it's "kind of public knowledge" Valve is working on it in secret.

He "did see something" belonging to the Half-Life universe, and will "go out on a limb" to say it's Half-Life 3. Minh also saw the "new Left 4 Dead" which "looks great" .

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