Why is this the name for the series?

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#1 Edited by MeetThePyro (435 posts) -

A half-life refers to the time spent coming down from a drug. What does this have to do Gordan Freeman and Aliens?

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#2 Posted by Kyreo (4681 posts) -

Half life is the term used to explain the life of any radioactive material.  There are many radioactive or volatile substance references throughout the game.

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#3 Posted by Baillie (4709 posts) -
@MeetThePyro said:
" A half-life refers to the time spent coming down from a drug. What des this half to do Gordan Freeman and Aliens? "
lmao. At least try to act smart.
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#4 Posted by Mmmslash (2241 posts) -

Kyreo is right, the "half-life" is the time it takes for any substance to decay and reduce amount/quantity by half. It was most popularly used (Before the game series), to refer to radioactive decay, but is an acceptable term for anything that has a set-rate decay.
 
The more you know!

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#5 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (2431 posts) -

"Half-life" is a scientific term, referring to the amount of time it takes for something to decay into half of what it originally was. Blue Shift, Opposing Force, and Decay are all also scientific terms that fit within the theme of the game. It has nothing to do with drugs.

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#6 Posted by MrKlorox (11146 posts) -
@Baillie said:
" @MeetThePyro said:
" A half-life refers to the time spent coming down from a drug. What des this half to do Gordan Freeman and Aliens? "
lmao. At least try to act smart. "
hahahahah
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#7 Posted by zombie2011 (5520 posts) -
@MeetThePyro: You can't really be that dumb?
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#8 Posted by Hamz (6899 posts) -

My best guess is that with Gordon Freeman being a scientist and the story of the game revolving around a botched science experiment then perhaps Vale just looked for some form of scientific term or phrase that felt right for their product.

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#9 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

Also, the Half Life logo - the Greek letter Lambda - is used to denote the 'decay constant' when doing hard science about exponential decay (ie. the larger the decay constant, the shorter the half life).

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#10 Posted by Emilio (3581 posts) -

Its because the dude Half-Life ( Gordin Freedmen ) has half of his life as health and the other half as his suit armor. 
The suit armor is recharged from walls that use a gas pump to fill up his suit.

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#11 Posted by alternate (2827 posts) -

I suspect the OP was being sarcastic.  It has been adopted by middle class drug dealers though, heard that before.

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#12 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2693 posts) -

It's all science and stuff i believe. As the above people have mentioned :)

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