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Brand new Half-Life footage appears at last (by way of the amazing-looking Black Mesa Half-Life 1 remake)

Okay, Half-Life 3 is still MIA. As is Half-Life 2: Episode Three, or whatever the next one from Valve turns out to be. But let's face it, we've been so long without a new Half-Life, and the first one is so old now, that a full remake with modern Source Engine graphics is almost like a brand new prequel, right? You know, if you try really hard not to remember 1998, and lie to yourself that Half-Life 2 was the first game in the series.

Look, we're dealing with Half-Life fandom here. Sometimes borderline psychotic mental divergence is the only way to get through the day with hope intact.

Anyway, some gameplay footage has finally arrived (via a big fat leak) from the amazing-looking Black Mesa total conversion mod. It's been in development for roughly 8 billion years, but it's looking damn good. It's maybe not sounding so good at the moment, if that soldier voice-acting is anything to go by, but let's not worry about that now. This thing exists, and if we're lucky we might get to play it before the Source Engine 2 appears, makes it obsolete, and forces the devs to start all over again.

There's another bit of footage knocking around too, but it's fugly beyond compare, from a really old build, and runs at 6 frames per minute. Thus, I decided not to offend your eyes by embedding it. Check it out here though, if you can be bothered.

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.