You are the commander of HECU

How would you have handled the aliens and scientists?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    put a bullet in Shepard's head before he can disable the nuke
    you loose no matter what, because if the portal to xen isn't nuke the combine rape everyone within a week

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Xen and the Combine aren't the same, you're fricked literally no matter what happens at black Mesa.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The Gman turned the nuke back on,

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >t. Black ops assasins

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The nuke stayed disarmed for like 5 seconds before the g-man rearmed it, and the HECU weren't the ones that set the nuke anyways- it was the black ops team, who were indiscriminately killing HECU, Aliens, Scientists (rank irrelevant), and on-site security.
      That being a given, I assume that nobody in the HECU was told there was a nuke

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      A nuke isn't gonna stop the Resonance Cascade moron.

      %3D%3D

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    There wasn't really anything they could do because the aliens started teleporting beyond black mesa almost immediately.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I would've dropped a 5KT nuke on Black Mesa.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    nothing. the scientists were fricked from the get go, the ayys were warping all over the world immediately after being summoned by the cascade event, and the combine show up anyway because of the same portal storms. the only way for HECU to win is to go back in time and destroy the shit before it's activated, and i don't think half life has time travel (aside from G-man but he seems amenable to the combine and xen)

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm the Commander of the HECU
    Anyone care to explain to me why I must be so compelled to order my troops to indiscriminately murder and kill civilians? Literal US Citizens mind you, who the frick in the higher top brass decided that murdering US Citizen is a good idea. Because of what? Le Cover Up assuming things go smoothly!?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      mostly for cover up, that and from a meta perspective the game was made in the late 90s which was the height of government conspiracy theories

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Ignoring that, when you're older with a much wider view and perspective of the wider world. You just can't help but question how and why the wanton slaughter of civilian personnel is such a good idea. I'm sorry if I'm not military, but I doubt anyone would be such a completely heartless, souless and brainless automaton to completely go along with the plan of "eliminate alien life forms, oh and murder ALL civilians you see." EVEN IF the Resonance Cascade is contained, Portal Storms don't get worse, hostile aliens neutralized and "Cover Up" successful. The fact that the military carried out the order of MASS MURDERING civilians would not go down very well int he long run. Doomer Nihilists and big brained anti-authority "Libertarians" love to go around and say; "Oh if it were the best case scenario, the guberminet would happily order the mass murder of civilians and succesfully cover it up because REALITY LE BAD 100%!" Which to me just says alot about these people for who they really are. And people just be living and breathing news cycles and conspiracy theories 24/7 with no breaks and respite and brain rotting themselves with it for the sake of "being up to date."

        Lastly, even with the bestest case scenario. You would just get a civil war and possible complete revolt with such a despicable order of killing civilians. I mean, who's to say that none of the soldiers would have family in relatives in Black Mesa, what? Kill them too?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm the Commander of the HECU
          Anyone care to explain to me why I must be so compelled to order my troops to indiscriminately murder and kill civilians? Literal US Citizens mind you, who the frick in the higher top brass decided that murdering US Citizen is a good idea. Because of what? Le Cover Up assuming things go smoothly!?

          Thing is even in game the government wasn't shooting EVERY scientist.

          The order was something along the lines of
          >Worthless Blue Collar guys and Scientists who don't know anything are expendable
          >Guys in the know are to be captured and questioned.

          Anyway first thing.
          1. More Men, the entire Black Mesa border can be manned by National Guard and the desert can be covered by regular Army, there's no reason the HECU needs to cover anything on the surface of Black Mesa.

          2. Bring Stingers and get a squadron of F-15s over the area, what ultimately lost the surface of Black Mesa was when the Mantas showed up and the HECU lost air supremacy

          3. Disarm and Ziptie instead of shoot everything that moves. Even if we can't trust the egghead scientist and security guards, keeping them alive means more potential bullet sponges and meatshields

          4. If Freeman is in the area get out of the fricking way. Don't help him but don't hinder him, stay out of the way of the death machine in orange.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            You might be able to justify shooting scientists and janitors if you had plausible reason to believe the cascade event was a deliberate act of interdimensional terrorism and therefore everyone at black mesa could be considered enemy agents, but even in that far fetched scenario it's hardly ideal. The government would want to arrest and interrogate everyone involved in order to get some idea of what the hell was going on. If you have to liquidate them for a harebrained conspiracy, you'd do that afterwards. Going in guns blazing the way they did would imply they actually knew the scientists were all hapless bystanders who could be killed with no repercussions, but then there's really no point killing them. What's even crazier is that there's basically no way that black mesa isn't deep in the governments pocket anyway. It'd be like the feds going in and killing everyone at Lockheed because they built a bomb that was too powerful.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            This just makes it even more irrational. If you don't kill EVERYONE then the survivors will tell anyone who will listen their story about how they killed all the other guys. The only logical option is to kill nobody, save aliens of course, but the second most logical option after that (still 90% illogical but w/e) is to kill absolutely everyone. Being selective serves absolutely no purpose.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            This just makes it even more irrational. If you don't kill EVERYONE then the survivors will tell anyone who will listen their story about how they killed all the other guys. The only logical option is to kill nobody, save aliens of course, but the second most logical option after that (still 90% illogical but w/e) is to kill absolutely everyone. Being selective serves absolutely no purpose.

            What about actually using the fact most of the people would look to you for help to capture and kill them? Black Mesa is in the middle of a desert, surround the place and capture all the people you can before putting them in mass graves somewhere else.
            Imagine if military was friendly to Freeman and got him to lay down his guns or even jump out of his armor before taking him by surprise.
            I think the Blue Shift Black Mesa remake thing has a situation where military pretends to be friendly before leading you to a hole and then trying to put you in it.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Scientists can't be trusted. They opened a portal to an alien world and now they're invading. In other words
              >Squad, we've got hostiles

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe they just wanted an ayy gf. I would totally put our entire planet at risk of domination for a taste of whatever weird plumbing they're rocking down there.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                The only action you'll get is a headcrab facefricking you. Would not recommend

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Still an orifice.

                https://i.imgur.com/Xjdkyxo.jpg

                I'm more of a Voltigore man

                Bet they got all kinds of orifices~

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        Accurate to fedboys.

        >kill everyone
        >not capture and interrogate to figure WTF happened and how to fix it
        Yeah this is why you flip burgers.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Considering that the people responsible tried to fix it, twice, and both times the plan backfired, I don't think letting any of them would be a wise idea.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            And then the guys sent in to clean up failed, twice, and both times the clean-up backfired...

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Feds are incompetent, sociopathic morons that cant even effectively work in their own best interest (their interests being evil). Writing them that way is accurate.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >feds are incompetent
            This is why you get V&'nd.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I miss the days when we theorized about government conspiracies instead of knowing about them like we do now.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          It's funny how all this shit gets declassified decades later and proves the "conspiracy theorists" correct long after people stop giving a shit.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      mostly for cover up, that and from a meta perspective the game was made in the late 90s which was the height of government conspiracy theories

      Accurate to fedboys.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      To stop any viral or parasitic outbreaks, HECU type units are used to sanitize and quarantine places where Viruses and other Biological warfare contaminants might be, just look at what a clusterfrick the corona virus was, or look at the Lore of UBCS in Resident Evil.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You make it sound like these situations never happen. Like when Trump ordered the Feds to assassinate that one Antifa who killed a Proud Boy.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      >kill everyone
      >not capture and interrogate to figure WTF happened and how to fix it
      Yeah this is why you flip burgers.

      Ignoring that, when you're older with a much wider view and perspective of the wider world. You just can't help but question how and why the wanton slaughter of civilian personnel is such a good idea. I'm sorry if I'm not military, but I doubt anyone would be such a completely heartless, souless and brainless automaton to completely go along with the plan of "eliminate alien life forms, oh and murder ALL civilians you see." EVEN IF the Resonance Cascade is contained, Portal Storms don't get worse, hostile aliens neutralized and "Cover Up" successful. The fact that the military carried out the order of MASS MURDERING civilians would not go down very well int he long run. Doomer Nihilists and big brained anti-authority "Libertarians" love to go around and say; "Oh if it were the best case scenario, the guberminet would happily order the mass murder of civilians and succesfully cover it up because REALITY LE BAD 100%!" Which to me just says alot about these people for who they really are. And people just be living and breathing news cycles and conspiracy theories 24/7 with no breaks and respite and brain rotting themselves with it for the sake of "being up to date."

      Lastly, even with the bestest case scenario. You would just get a Civil War and possible complete revolt with such a despicable order of killing civilians. I mean, who's to say that none of the soldiers would have family in relatives in Black Mesa, what? Kill them too?

      The in game dialog makes it clear the administrator of Black Mesa, Dr. Breen, is the one who insisted on the processing of the sample despite the (suppressed) concerns about the possibility of a resonance cascade. Imagine how that would look in the investigation. Those alive scientist are going to say:
      >Yeah the administrator made us do it. We told him resonance cascade could happen.
      >Yeah the unaccounted for sample itself was delivered by a suspicious unaccounted for person (G-Man).

      No, that can't happen. Dr. Breen contacted his buddies in the government and convinced them it was an alien collaborator plot or something and you need to kill them. Given his future history, you don't believe he became so corrupt overnight, and his position as an administrator was squeaky clean, do you?

      Again, in game dialogue makes it obvious this isn't exactly business as usual for HECU. But orders are orders and there is a literal alien invasion going on.
      >Who ordered this mission anyway?

      I find it funny how your supposedly more realistic version is less so because you ignore the mundane realities of managerial blame shifting and conspiracy for power that happens from a fast food franchise all the way to the top echelons of the government.

      [Occram's Razor cut here due to lack of evidence]

      And it may have been an alien collaborator plot or something indeed, just done by Dr. Breen. We know Black Mesa was sending people to Zen before us. We know the G-Man connection. It's entirely possible Dr. Breen was already in on the Combine invasion thanks to G-Man.

      According to deep lore, G-Man himself may be a Shu'ulathoi awakened form stasis. His actions may appear contradictory but not so when you consider he could be leading Combine to the deathtrap called Earth in hopes of creating an opportunity to free the species form the Combine. Thant's why he instigated the resonance cascade fro a Combine invasion while at the same time guiding you to destroy them.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I, for one, welcome our combine overlords

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Thumbnail looks like Breen modded into Fallout 2

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Praise Kombayn!

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I would go to sick call instead that day

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >t. Larry Silverstein

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Blown the portal back in on itself.
    Pretty much everyone dies anyway.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >MY ASS IS HEAVY

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Cooperate with the scientists to figure out how to contain the inter-dimensional breach, then execute them once the job is done.

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >wtf wow! the story on this video games makes no sense when you look at it under a microscope!
    moron moment.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/AYYLaeN.jpg

      Considering that the people responsible tried to fix it, twice, and both times the plan backfired, I don't think letting any of them would be a wise idea.

      Are these guys Delta?
      >pic
      Marine Urban Tactical Transport (MUTT)
      The radical new way for Devil Dogs to shred through enemy lines.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Are these guys Delta?
        No idea. It's some 90's training exercise.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Frick off b***h thats why you have no friends because you are an butthole

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Equip everyone with HK53's, Glock 20's, SPAS-15's, M249 Paras, and the M21. For giggles throw in LAW-72A2's and SMAW's.
    >urban camo
    Cringe, Urban Digi from the Urban Warrior 2000 concept.

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Put gun to scientists’ heads.
    >Fix it, nerds
    Then protect them as they fix it.

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Ive thought abt this for a bit and I think I have a decent plan.

    1. send in special forces and drones to get a handle on the situation and to coordinate evacuation while the main force arrives
    2. Establish complete air supremacy over black mesa, shoot down everything that doesnt respond to the IFF, use ground based air defenses and fighters.
    3. Deploy our ground forces to handle evacuation in full MOPP gear (you probably see where this is going)
    4. On PA announce that we're gonna be deploying nerve gas into the lower facilities of black mesa in exactly 3 hours. Instruct scientists to shelter in place and to try to establish positive pressure zones. Send down guys with nerve gas antidote and gas masks and round up stragglers either for evacuation or shelter in place.
    5. Start pumping tons of nerve gas (VX preferably) into underground areas of black mesa while working with scientists to stop the portal storm.
    6. The gas should be rising from underground sections to above ground in another few hours, use this time to mop up enemy ground forces and contain any holdouts.
    7. We should have a living science team and a decent view of the situation and how to shut down the portal storm, the only issue being movement in the high NBC environment.
    8. Get freeman to kill the nihalanth and shut down the portal storm

    I think that nerve gas is a good idea because its something anyone who knows its coming can survive it easily but those who dont will die. Easy way to sterilize black mesa. Thoughts?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >anyone who knows its coming can survive it easily
      I dont think most areas of the facility have handy dandy sealed rooms and such, plus, after the gas is gone, Xen is just gonna teleport more troops in.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        if it werent an underground science facility id agree. However, black mesa likely has redundant and advanced chemical filtration systems and fire shelters that maintain positive pressure environments. These kinds of features are common even in above ground research facilities irl so id assume an underground facility that routinely deals with hazardous chemicals would be even more stringent. Keep in mind the power never really went out in black mesa so stuff like air pumps would likely still be functional.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds ok but there's a chance nerve gas might not affect Xen lifeforms, your dudes go in expecting to do cleanup but the critters are just ornery and have a headache

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    more helmet and facemask. More escort for the entry. Real fricking nato against ayy trooper armor or spam more nades.

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Consult the manual:
    >ORANGE MAN BAD

  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Since we're REALLY letting this go on. I think its a good time to post these:

    %3D%3D

    %3D%3D

    %3D%3D

    %3D%3D

    For the HECU dialogue in the Black Mesa remake. How do you rate or think of the HECU dialogue? Decent job on the voice acting regardless of whether the soldier talking is realistic enough or not?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I don't like that they have late 2000's gear. They should have looked like 90's US armed forced.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Those timeline videos are incredibly done.
      Black Mesa remake really did polish some of the stuff, especially the atmospheric elements through things like radio chatter and EAS messages. But it also removed the charm of what was the original; The almost robotic sounding Marines, fearless meatheads out to kill and leaving (misspelled) graffiti around the facility. Black Mesa turns them into realistic soldiers, scared as shit of what they're encountering. It makes me feel bad for them. Almost difficult to see them as enemies.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUecnaevAEo&pp=ygUcYmxhY2sgbWVzYSBpbmNpZGVudCB0aW1lbGluZQ%3D%3D

      You know one of the best parts is starting at 51:00 because look at the messages. You'll start noticing that the most of the announcements and messages are just system failure alerts and airstrike calls from whatever air units are still flying around Black Mesa. The messages from Military Personnel and surviving Black Mesa staff were getting less frequent until there is practically just silence save for error messages and Public Announcement systems. And despite the military pulling out apparently the Airforce is still hanging around to bomb some shit likely airstrike calls from the Black Ops guys who inserted into the area later on in the game.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Das right! The whole log and "chate" becomes eerily "quiet" after the military pulls out, by and large. When even the airstrikes become less and less frequent, and automated error messages about failing equipment or connections are what's in essence left.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Ever played Black Mesa Blue Shift? It's a mod for Black Mesa that also REALLY hams up the buildup to the big frickdeedooda

      Its also made Blue Shift REALLY FRICKN GOOD

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        God damn, that scream in the end.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Get that VA a bafta

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Pleasantly surprised by the mod. Bit skeptical at first but they actually went far and beyond with this, i really like the interactions between the characters too. The Guard Duty devs should really take note.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Looking through more of the Walkthrough there's a whole lot more character interaction in this version of Blue shift, here's hoping they get that, One thing that was annoying in Opposing forces was that Shephard was a Marine and yet he spends 80% of the game alone

          I'm genuinely curious as to how one can view OpFor as non-canon when Blue Shift is indisputably canon- it's not like valve came up with a brand new, coincidentally unrelated Barney Calhoun, who was also a security guard at black mesa

          People who seethe about how bad Gearbox is now I guess. Really the only thing Valve really had a problem with was Race X and really in the grand plot they don't matter.

          They could have been just a faction of alien scavengers who saw everything was going to go breasts up and wanted to loot earth before someone else did.

          When Shephard fricked their plan up they regrouped, realized the Combine were there and just went "Well frick this we'll try again another dimension"

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Absolutely love the way that you build up your squad and all the bants between them. Calhoun is not an autist like Gordon and actually interacts with others/the world.

        Especially liked when you get them to safety and you can hang around them while they raid a cafeteria and you can just talk to them

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      sovl vs sovlless

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >This is Echo 3 Juliet, I'm losing a lot of blood here...

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Im presuming these things, based on the fact that we see G-man interact with the HECU in the opposing force DLC of HL1:
    -I know something is coming
    -We need to train for CQB (Its mentioned in a note)

    1. First thing's first, outfit all of my marines with M4A1's instead of MP5's. Idk what gonna happen, but I bet that every 5.56 round out of a 14.5" barrel will be a shit ton more valuable than a 9mm out of a 9" barrel. This retrofit would also include M40 gas masks (at minimum) as well as MOPP gear if we can manage.

    2. Get my guys to train for CQB like it's mentioned in game, as well as usage of CS gas, I also want them to do it in MOPP gear so that they're at least accustomed to it.

    3. Attempt to get the Army and USAF involved, I'd like to have all hands on deck for whatever this is.

    4. When anything remotely fishy happens at Black Mesa, immediately send in the HECU, and try to rally the Army and USAF (if step 3 doesn't work out.) If it works, hopefully the Army could handle the topside situation allowing the HECU to exclusively focus on the facility.

    5. Round up everyone for quarantine and try to fix shit, if the aliens by this point are organized, it's gonna be CS gas city down there to try and minimize alien resistance without killing scientists.

    6. Hope to god they figure it out before the aliens overrun everyone, cause they can teleport)

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >in the opposing force DLC of HL1
      Is this seriously how gen a refers to expansion packs?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >First thing's first, outfit all of my marines with M4A1's instead of MP5's.
      cringe hd pack fan
      but also black mesa is an incredibly cramped environment, so YMMV. I'd keep some MP5s for anyone going particularly deep.
      The OG Models are also wearing m40 gas masks already- the green lenses are honest to god based on actual outserts made by the military- the green dye in the plastic apparently absorbed laser radiation. They're not common, but they ARE real

      I don't like that they have late 2000's gear. They should have looked like 90's US armed forced.

      I don't like the HECU redesign in black mesa, but every time the year is mentioned in the manuals and the games it's always 200#, so 2000s gear makes sense

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >the green dye in the plastic apparently absorbed laser radiation. They're not common, but they ARE real
        huh. the things you learn. as a kid I thought it was their janky way of explaining "thats nighvision!" by the devs who thought the second barrel under the shotty was a second shooting barrel for the alternate fire

  19. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    send in the best of the best.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >YOU FRICKED UP MY FACE

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      this "game" was such a feaver dream, especially the president /k/eemstar part

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      YOU FRICK MY FACE

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >MOINT PAN YOU ARE MOINT c**t

  20. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    more 40mm nades

  21. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    use the science team to find nihilanth's closest location then put a nuke there then maybe with their expertise humanity lasts seven days instead of seven hours against the combine

  22. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How would you have handled black ops?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Wouldn't have to because they're not canon.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Actually correct to say that Opposing Force isn't canon, but female black ops were in the base game.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          They were female assassins.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          The entirety of the military in HL1 were black ops. They weren't identified as the HECU until Opposing Cringe and Blue Pill.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            No they were clearly called Military by the Half-life script.

            The Female Assassins were always Glowies

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              moronic PrepHole lingo really fricked up this website.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                There's a difference between a military force and people working for the CIA.

                The Grunts are Military, the Female Assassins weren't military, that's why the two are never seen together in Canon Half-life.

                Even if you ignore Opposing Forces completely, which Valve doesn't, it's clear that the female Assassins followed their own chain of command and operated independently from the normal Military.

                That's why they stayed outside of the Reactor area even after the rest of the military was given the command to pull out, those orders didn't apply to them,

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Considering Gordon fought the female ones, they are. And considering the Female Black Ops weren't HECU and in the original lore were CIA, that means the Black Ops are canon.
        The only thing that is clearly in the "We can't accept as canon" range in Opposing Forces was Race X because it contradicts the Combine and Xen lore.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          No mention of the HECU is made in any canon material. As far as we know the military presence in Half-Life has yet to be identified.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            If you think that blue shift and opposing Force and DK aren't canon, you're very much in the minority.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            I'm genuinely curious as to how one can view OpFor as non-canon when Blue Shift is indisputably canon- it's not like valve came up with a brand new, coincidentally unrelated Barney Calhoun, who was also a security guard at black mesa

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Contrarian shitters say muh gearbox made it not Valve. See

              No mention of the HECU is made in any canon material. As far as we know the military presence in Half-Life has yet to be identified.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >with a brand new, coincidentally unrelated Barney Calhoun
              That is exactly what they claim, anon.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          they are all canon and race X was a byproduct of the chaotic open rift being enforced by nihilanth. Things got more orderly invasion after combine muscled in the wake of its death which also cut off race X after their tunneler died at the end of OP.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/bxkz6RO.gif

        Actually correct to say that Opposing Force isn't canon, but female black ops were in the base game.

        >le OP4 not canon
        >Adrian Shepard on the keyboard keys in Portal
        >Portal is set in the Half-Life universe
        >Barney got his name in BS
        wipe this "expansions are non-canon" meme off the face of the earth

  23. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think there was anything they could do. The Combine arrived almost immediately after the Xen portals opened all over the world and overwhelmed every military in only 7 hours before the Earth governments capitulated. Notice how the HECU get no outside help in HL1 and its expansions. The US military is essentially fighting the Combine across all fronts and losing.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The 7 hour war didn't happen at exactly the same time as the Black Mesa incident unless that's a stupid retcon from Alyx.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I thought it happened within a few hours of Black Mesa. Perhaps I was wrong

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          No there was enough time between Black Mesa and the Combine showing up, because supposedly by the time the Combine showed up most of the population was already evacuating to the cities from the countryside being overrun with Xenian lifeforms.

          That takes at least months of build up.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          No there was enough time between Black Mesa and the Combine showing up, because supposedly by the time the Combine showed up most of the population was already evacuating to the cities from the countryside being overrun with Xenian lifeforms.

          That takes at least months of build up.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >Houndeyes on Elm Street
            Freddy: "I got to get me one of those."

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              ESL morons should not be allowed to post.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                You're too young to get the reference

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Elm street existed before Nightmare On Elm Street, you moron. It's referring to Americana, something a shitheel eastern european serf wouldn't really understand

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >European
                >Making an American pop culture joke

                Please stop being subhuman

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >n-no! i-i'm not a sub-human! y-y-you are!
                kek

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Who's the one who flew into a rage ranting about Europeans in a Half-life thread? I thought it was nice we were having a thread without someone doing a sarcastic "What does this have to do with Ukraine".

                Though on that note, why do Russians love Half-life so much? Was it just the "Half-life 2 looks like home!" or something more?

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >Everything is bleak
                >Everyone is a slave
                >There is no future
                >There is no hope
                >And america is to blame for all of it
                Its just like home AND they get to blame america for once

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                on a more serious note hl1 goldsrc engine was one of the first major ones that grew popular enough and was accessible enough to lend itself to modding. Also it ran on pretty much anything at the time which made it accessible to weaker spec machines

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                the hl1 engine was basically an evolved Quake 1 engine with extra stuff and a DLL instead of QuakeC, so there was already a huge fanbase of modders ready for it.
                I was there 3000 years ago.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                I guarantee Marc Laidlaw was making a Nightmare on Elm Street reference. If he wanted to be subtle he could've gone with Maple street, but if he weren't making a reference he could've just as easily said "down a suburban street" or specified a tree street name that didn't have any connotations, like Oak Street or Birch Street.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                It's clear he was making some references to various films of that era.

                Like that Ichthyosaur would have been looking like Jaws for sure.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          it happened after the death of nihilanth who was controlling the portal gates

  24. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >HUUUUUHHHHHHH WHADDA YA MEEEEAAAN THEY DEPICTED DEMOCIDE IN A VIDEO GAME 5 YEARS AFTER WACO WHY WOULD YOU DOOOOO THAAAAT
    yeah

  25. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >We will never have an 'HBO's Chernobyl' style miniseries of the Resonance cascade, showing the early disaster, HECU response, tribunal of Wallace Breen and life on earth months later when portal storms are rampant and the combine are days from invading

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You cannot say the people who made this didn't borrow from Half-life.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        And now I want Half Life to borrow from them 🙁

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          If Doom can have two movies then there's no reason for Half-life to not have one

  26. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    here is the most important questions, does the combine AR3 live up to the hype

  27. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Hardpoint Nomad

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Entropy Zero: Two is pretty good.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I love "Apprehension except evil" https://youtu.be/aq5pY5H5wQ8

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Wilson is love wilson is life

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Entropy Zero: Two is pretty good.

      Enough HECU and Black Mesa. Now its time for Combine and Combine Drip:

      >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-jjWvJeb60&list=PL9ANjLBdE91556Ik-5NRG11oPoB5uPbz3&index=3&pp=iAQB
      >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfzpBoCA6NA&list=PL9ANjLBdE91556Ik-5NRG11oPoB5uPbz3&index=5&pp=iAQB

      Don't know with you guys but I'm craving for some Water Flavored ration units sided with Gelatinous Egg Paste Rations!

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        You know there was that whole subplot in Episode 1 where the Metrocops had decided to get the same idea as the rebels and just try to catch a train out of dodge.... it's a pity we never got a chance to get some defecting metrocops who would ignore the rebels because TRAIN RIGHT THERE

        And get this three way battle of Combine soldiers, metro cops, and rebels all fighting over the trains

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Fellow human, are you also enjoying your deliciously delectable rations? Us fellow humans should interact and socialize soon! Maybe with some of Dr. Breen's private reserves!

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I liked that they gave the low rank Combine soldiers some level of faculty and as the ranks rise they gradually become less and less humanized.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Combine posting and Combine Soldier dialogue

        https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9ANjLBdE914hal1YSwrxyaZDH56HE6Gw

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw unable to reactivate perimeter restrictors
      >tfw unable to report

  28. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I would stick to the fortified hardpoints around the complex instead of sending patrols around the whole place willy nilly

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      How are you gona sanatize the facility if you don't actually enter it? All the super spoopy research was done deep underground or in highly secure fortified buildings.

  29. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    MY. ASS. IS. HEAVY.

  30. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Hire more guys like Gordon at Black Mesa of course. If we had two or three Gordons than the thing would have never happened.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Everything Gordon did made things worse.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Three gordons push three crystals into three anti-mass spectrometers causing three resonance cascades
      Nice job

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >The first two cascades cancel each other out
        >The third opens it again

  31. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Meanwhile, at the Blac/k/ Mesa research facility
    Lots of jannies walking around this morning. Let's atleast try to make it look like we're posting.

  32. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Shoot all sons of b***hes. That's my official instructions.

  33. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
  34. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
  35. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    ask gordon to suck my dick

  36. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Actually work with the scientists and evacuate the personnel, using the scientists to navigate and either secure the base or just retrieve the most valuable information and equipment. Find out which of my guys is named Adrian Shepherd have him team up with Gordon.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The scientists were unknown entities at this point. As a result of the cascade everyone in Black Mesa was deemed compromised. They could be alien collaborators or carrying some kind of alien virus. Not worth the risk, just eliminate all liabilities asap. Some of the high ranking scientists were probably already on a short list for immediate extraction in the case of a catastrophic incident at the facility. The rank and file however, were simply shit out of luck.

  37. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How the frick can humanity even beat the Combine? Their resources span realities and they’ve got nothing but time. Annoy them to death so they give up?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      They do not possess intradimensional teleportation tech. And they need open portals. Essentially, what happens at the end of Episode 2 (and Alyx) means that what is on Earth is the only remaining Combine forces unless they can open a portal again.

  38. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    HL2 was a mistake.

  39. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    with the gift of hindsight I would have sent marines to, among other things, assist the scientists with launching the satellite early in the invasion to close our side of the rift, evacuate noncritical personnel and provide support and defense to the lambda complex while they spin up the portal so gordon and his team of HECU buddies can go ice the nihilanth
    if this is done in a timely manner the portal storms that weakened earths defenses prior to the combine's arrival wouldn't happen and we'd stand a better chance against them. also if black mesa isn't destroyed we might be able to use the lambda complex to pinch off the combine's string based portal like a log

  40. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Knowing from the future, prepare a war against the Combine and extend the Seven Hour war for at least another hour and a half..

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      If going by the original story here

      https://i.imgur.com/kiIqsP6.png

      ESL morons should not be allowed to post.

      https://i.imgur.com/FssLDYS.jpg

      [...]

      If it happened according to the avove story, the only option is to stick a row of nukes in the outskirts of all the major cities and the moment the towers appear detonate, it's the only way..

      Also useful in case a city became headcrab zombie chow

      But yeah if every single Combine Tower got toppled .5 seconds after appearing the Combine might just decide Earth is too crazy to bother with.

  41. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why dont the combine have helmets that protect from headcrabs? Even just a spike on the top would suffice

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Combine with Soviet gas masks and WW1 German Pickelhaube
      fund it

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      yeah it is pretty stupid how helpless everybody are against the headhumpers. It is not like they had not thought about it. In Alyx during the vodka factory the scavenger she saves is wearing a makeshift spiked helmet

  42. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >https://twitter.com/POTUS_Auditor
    >https://twitter.com/POTUS_Auditor/status/1655665709601439745
    >https://twitter.com/POTUS_Auditor/status/1656078931336765440

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >https://twitter.com/POTUS_Auditor/status/1652692769435951104
      >https://twitter.com/POTUS_Auditor/status/1653576743695917057
      >https://twitter.com/POTUS_Auditor/status/1654523092725530626

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/tUlzgtv.jpg

      >https://twitter.com/POTUS_Auditor/status/1652692769435951104
      >https://twitter.com/POTUS_Auditor/status/1653576743695917057
      >https://twitter.com/POTUS_Auditor/status/1654523092725530626

      Kino as frick, shame its not an M40 mask though

  43. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Get facility schematics, find any shafts penetrating deepest into the facility, have teams quickly plant nukes in as many of these as possible to ensure the place is well and leveled.

    Bonus mission: Capture a shock trooper so I can dress it in a custom tailored maid outfit and make it my cum-addicted b***h for as long as it lives.

    Pictured: a wiener worshiping b***h

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I'm more of a Voltigore man

  44. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    MY
    ASS
    IS
    HEAVY

  45. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The original proof copy of Raising the Bar is one of the best bits of gamedev info I've read. It might even be better than Masters of Doom.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >The original proof copy
      As opposed to what?

  46. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Fill every available pocket and pouch with Chumtoads, evacuate the facility.

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