Black Mesa (Source enginge mod) gameplay video with commentary

Black Mesa is a Source engine mod that's a recreation of Half-Life 1 using slightly-better-than Half-Life 2 graphics. It was in the works for nearly 8 years. It got to the point where I was super pessimistic about what the result was going to be. I decided to record my playthrough of the game, giving commentary along the way not just about the mod and what's changed from the original Half-Life 1, but also my thoughts on Half-Life, first person shooters, "tribute" mods, and game design in general. I'm also using it to experiment a little with recording techniques and content production styles. The first video is about 2 hrs long and poor video quality because I did it as a live Twitch stream using the free version of XSplit, the same as my earlier DotA 2 video. Since then I've switch to the free, open source FFSplit and decided to break the videos up into 20 minute chunks so they'd be easier to watch.

So without further introduction, here's the Youtube playlist. Hope someone likes it. The first video is below.

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Black Mesa is a Source engine mod that's a recreation of Half-Life 1 using slightly-better-than Half-Life 2 graphics. It was in the works for nearly 8 years. It got to the point where I was super pessimistic about what the result was going to be. I decided to record my playthrough of the game, giving commentary along the way not just about the mod and what's changed from the original Half-Life 1, but also my thoughts on Half-Life, first person shooters, "tribute" mods, and game design in general. I'm also using it to experiment a little with recording techniques and content production styles. The first video is about 2 hrs long and poor video quality because I did it as a live Twitch stream using the free version of XSplit, the same as my earlier DotA 2 video. Since then I've switch to the free, open source FFSplit and decided to break the videos up into 20 minute chunks so they'd be easier to watch.

So without further introduction, here's the Youtube playlist. Hope someone likes it. The first video is below.