No, I haven’t forgotten about this place. Really. No, really. I actually have two articles in the works, one about Twilight and why it is Satan’s spawn (as if you needed further evidence), and the other about the wonderful Danny Boyle film Sunshine. Right this second though, I’m still working on my first Let’s Play. I decided rather than doing a classic 8-bit or 16-bit game to start with, I’d do something a tad more modern…a very, very popular game that I’ve never played before: Half-Life.
“You’ve never played Half-Life?!” I can hear you scream as large chunks of your hair go flying. No, no I haven’t. For whatever reason, I just never got around to picking it up. But, at the urging of a couple of friends, I finally bought it, as well as HL2 and all of the expanded content. My favorite LPs have always been the ones where people play games they’ve never played before, and so hopefully since this game is so good, and so many people have played it, my reactions going through it for the first time will be entertaining and worthwhile. And even if they aren’t, my skill (or lack thereof) at FPSes should be good for a chuckle or two. Yes, that’s right–I’m an abysmal FPS player. I’m an Expert Marksman in the US Army in real life, but give me a pixilated weapon and I can’t shoot or react to shit. I just sort of flail around wildly, firing until the enemies cut me to shreds. Oh well.
Anyway, I already have two videos made, and I’m in the process of tweaking them and getting them ready for public viewing. They should be up on Youtube NLT (No Later Than) Thursday night. In the meantime, enjoy some of the music I’ll hopefully be hearing shortly: