Something is finally happening with the Black Mesa Mod

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#1 Posted by JeanLuc (3584 posts) -

Now I don't want to get everyone's hopes up, even though I totally did with a title like that, but I think we are finally going to see Black Mesa get released this year. The Black Mesa twitter account posted, "When the Black Mesa facebook page hits 20,000 likes we'll be posting some exciting new media!" Well that happened and here you go, new media.

Ok so they're just new screenshots, but they're pretty sweet screenshots. When you think about how this is all from a mod and how much more detail it has then the original Half Life its hard to not be impressed. Screenshots are nothing new however and not a good reason to think its being released. That is until I read this.

Thank you all so much, it's really great to have your support! With your help we have now kicked off our social-media campaign towards our first release! You can expect more updates from us in the near future. Today we are sharing this fantastic batch of screenshots that really gives you the first glimpse into the gameplay of Black Mesa. This is just the beginning. We have more in store for you in the near future! Hold on to your lab coats!

Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but that sounds like, "we are going to release it this year" to me. In conclusion... ah fuck it, GET HYPE!

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.442026219149526.104628.391087910910024&type=1

#2 Posted by McBEEF (360 posts) -

Dat Acid.

Would love it to be released soon.

#3 Posted by adoggz (2067 posts) -

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

#4 Posted by Seedofpower (3930 posts) -

Oh shit! I totally forgot about that mod! I would love to play it, granted it just makes me wish there was an episode 3.

#5 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@adoggz said:

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

Hell, I'll eat my house if it gets released this year.

#6 Posted by Pr1mus (3910 posts) -

This will be great. I love Half-Life but find going back to the original harder every time.

#7 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5008 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@adoggz said:

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

Hell, I'll eat my house if it gets released this year.

I will eat the two of you if this gets released.

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#8 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@adoggz said:

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

Hell, I'll eat my house if it gets released this year.

I will eat the two of you if this gets released.

Ladies and gentlemen: the Black Mesa Diet (patent pending).

#9 Posted by theoldhouse (439 posts) -

Well that's more than we have on Half Life 3 so HYPE IT UP!

#10 Posted by Delta_Ass (3279 posts) -

This shit's starting to look like Duke Nukem Forever.

#11 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

I'd love to play this.

#12 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

GET HYPE

#13 Posted by believer258 (11908 posts) -

At this point I've beaten the original Half-Life so many times that this will be nothing more than a fun little toy that I fiddle around with for half an hour.

Well, half an hour after getting off that train-thingy at the beginning, anyway.

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#14 Posted by Hailinel (24798 posts) -

@Delta_Ass said:

This shit's starting to look like Duke Nukem Forever.

Yeah. A request for Likes in exchange for screenshots at this stage sounds more like, "Hey, guys? We're still around. No, really! We'll have this thing finished and ready. Eventually. Maybe."

#15 Posted by s10129107 (1183 posts) -

I can't believe they put so much effort into this for so long without getting paid.

#16 Posted by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@adoggz said:

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

Hell, I'll eat my house if it gets released this year.

I will eat the two of you if this gets released.

Not if I eat you first if this gets released.

#17 Edited by VierasTalo (780 posts) -
#18 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

It's a sad day when we can expect this to be released before any official announcement for Half-Life 3...

#19 Posted by JackSukeru (5912 posts) -

Various stuff has kept me from playing through the original Half-Life over the years so if this gets done any day I'd be willing to try it.

#20 Posted by cmblasko (1235 posts) -

Maybe this will be the thing that will finally get me to play Half-Life. Look forward to its release.

#21 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Only played the first two hours of HL1 a year ago and it was too outdated to continue. This mod is exactly what I need. 
 
I liked them on Facebook, happy they exceeded the 20K mark since I gave them my like (was at 6K)

#22 Posted by Jayzilla (2562 posts) -

those games are pretty old hat now. I loved em, but i guess the wait has soured me to them a bit.

#23 Posted by Xymox (2088 posts) -

@Delta_Ass said:

This shit's starting to look like Duke Nukem Forever.

especially with the eating of clothes........

#24 Posted by Tesla (1923 posts) -

I would be more excited about this if Source wasn't 8 years old. Still cool though.

#25 Posted by Nilazz (613 posts) -

IT's ALIIIIIIIIVE!

#26 Posted by wewantsthering (1567 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@adoggz said:

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

Hell, I'll eat my house if it gets released this year.

I will eat the two of you if this gets released.

Before or after he eats the house?

#27 Edited by AndrewB (7615 posts) -

@Tesla said:

I would be more excited about this if Source wasn't 8 years old. Still cool though.

I wonder if they're even using the more recent revisions of the engine? Specifically either the Episode 2 or Portal 2 versions. That would limit the crowd, but lighting and effects would be infinitely better.

#28 Posted by wemibelec90 (1664 posts) -

@Hamz said:

It's a sad day when we can expect this to be released before any official announcement for Half-Life 3...

At this rate, the two of them will come out on the same day. Along with an announcement of Half-Life 2 [new engine name] being developed by the same people.

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#29 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

I hope it gets released soon-ish...! I've been wanting to play Half-Life (again) for quite a while, but I keep waiting for this mod ^^

#30 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

They do this every year. "Hey! Here are some screenshots and maybe a video. We're totally still working on it. We promise. More info soon!"

Wake me next year for another update. I can't wait to play it in 2027. I hope they put out a holotape collector's edition that I can put on the shelf of my space pod.

#31 Edited by TigerWOo (14 posts) -

Just when you get over Black Mesa, they pull you back in. I'm an emotional wreck

#32 Posted by JeanLuc (3584 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

@Tesla said:

I would be more excited about this if Source wasn't 8 years old. Still cool though.

I wonder if they're even using the more recent revisions of the engine? Specifically either the Episode 2 or Portal 2 versions. That would limit the crowd, but lighting and effects would be infinitely better.

I'm pretty sure they said it was on the episode 2 version, so its not too outdated.

#33 Posted by crithon (3239 posts) -

oh man, that looks so good even though it's 4 years each update.

#34 Edited by GalacticPunt (1057 posts) -

Hate to throw cold water on all of those saying "I'm waiting on this to play Half-Life 1" but... Black Mesa isn't a high-res remake anymore. I read the Rock Paper Shotgun interview last week. Somewhere during their development, they decided to do their own level-design from the ground up. This is an "wholly original" tribute, if that makes any sense.

So the only way to experience Half-Life 1 will still be... playing Valve's Half-Life 1 in all of its 1998 fuglyness. Black Mesa is not the greatest game in the world. It is just a tribute.

#35 Posted by Harkat (1102 posts) -

*Creeper Jeff Groan*

#36 Posted by Tesla (1923 posts) -

@JeanLuc said:

@AndrewB said:

@Tesla said:

I would be more excited about this if Source wasn't 8 years old. Still cool though.

I wonder if they're even using the more recent revisions of the engine? Specifically either the Episode 2 or Portal 2 versions. That would limit the crowd, but lighting and effects would be infinitely better.

I'm pretty sure they said it was on the episode 2 version, so its not too outdated.

Neat, thanks for clearing that up.

#37 Posted by Harkat (1102 posts) -

@GalacticPunt said:

Hate to throw cold water on all of saying "I'm waiting on this to play Half-Life 1" but... Black Mesa isn't a high-res remake anymore. I read the Rock Paper Shotgun interview last week. Somewhere during their development, they decided to do their own level-design from the ground up. This is an "wholly original" tribute, if that makes any sense.

So the only way to experience Half-Life 1 will still be... playing Valve's Half-Life 1 in all of its 1998 fuglyness.

That's allright...?

#38 Posted by pyromagnestir (4324 posts) -

HYPE GET!

#39 Posted by vince_kupo (142 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@adoggz said:

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

Hell, I'll eat my house if it gets released this year.

I will eat the two of you if this gets released.

Ladies and gentlemen: the Black Mesa Diet (patent pending).

I will eat a hot dog regardless if this gets released or not. Hmm time to make dinner, later

#40 Edited by NTM (7379 posts) -

I think this would have been much more impressive a few years ago than it is now, by now, it'll just seem dated; better than the original Half-Life by a huge margin, but still dated.

#41 Posted by Crash_Happy (692 posts) -

@JeanLuc: I'd given up all hope.

#42 Posted by Danteveli (1186 posts) -

I just dont believe in this mod. It wont be released.

#43 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I gave up on my infrequent checks of the Black Mesa website a few months ago. I guess a watched pot never boils XD

I would be so very happy to see it finally released.

#44 Posted by ch3burashka (5073 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@adoggz said:

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

Hell, I'll eat my house if it gets released this year.

I will eat the two of you if this gets released.

They've gone on record to say that 'holy shit, we showed this mod waaay too early' and have gone on to suggest that it's nearing completion. Having learned their lesson in showing it too early, maybe new screens are an indication that they're actually really close now. There's still 6 months left - heck, they just might make it.

#45 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@adoggz said:

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

Hell, I'll eat my house if it gets released this year.

I'll eat China if it gets released this year.

#46 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@adoggz said:

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

Hell, I'll eat my house if it gets released this year.

I'll eat China if it gets released this year.

I'll eat the moon if it gets released this year.
#47 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3501 posts) -

Can we please get a flowchart of what/who's consumption will occur if released this year? I can't get the order right in my head!

#48 Posted by wrecks (2257 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@adoggz said:

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

Hell, I'll eat my house if it gets released this year.

I'll eat China if it gets released this year.

Get those stomach walls stretched out. In 12 days it is fucking on!

#49 Posted by McBEEF (360 posts) -

Yep, countdown has started on the Black Mesa source website! Hopefully it turns out to be as good as it looks.

#50 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@adoggz said:

I will eat my hat if black mesa mod gets released this year

I will also eat this man's hat if it's released this year - nay! At ALL!

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