Half-Life is a series of computer games. The first eponymous game was released in 1998, while the conclusion of the story is yet to be completed and released. After an initial experiment accidentally opens a portal to another world, the protagonist Gordon Freeman tries to free Earth from the ...

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Why is Gordon Freeman recognized as a legendary hero in Half Life 2?

Gordon Freeman disappeared at the end of Half Life 1 for several years. His exploits in Black Mesa were witnessed by very few people, most of whom likely died when the site was later nuked. Most of ...
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How did Gordon Freeman survive the entire storyline without a helmet?

In almost every picture you see of Gordon Freeman depicts him with his HEV suit helmet-less, and helmets were designed for the HEV suit: Despite not protecting the most vital part of his body, he ...
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Was Half Life 1 inspired by HP Lovecraft's “Fungi from Yuggoth”?

The similarities aren't stark, but they remind me about each other so much. Yuggoth... is a strange dark orb at the very rim of our solar system... There are mighty cities on Yuggoth—great ...
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How do you make a combine soldier?

In the half-life series, post seven-hour war, earth or at least part of it is beset by an alien force the combine, who use a modified transhuman creature that serves as the main enemy. How are they ...
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Black Mesa suits in the Xen World

Why were there so many Black Mesa radiation suits in the Xen world?
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What was the time span over which the events in Half Life took place?

What was the time it took Gordon to get from the beginning of the story (anomalous materials facility of Black Mesa) to the Nihilanth? I believe he arrived in the morning but I don't recall walking ...
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What is the natural prey for headcrabs?

Headcrabs perfectly fit on human heads. But they must have evolved to that point on their home world (which is not Xen, btw.) without humans. How did their food chain look like before they came ...
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What is the link between the Portal series and Half-Life series?

I already know they shared the same universe through some mention of the Black Mesa organization - namely in the first Portal's Still Alive end song and the second game's Cave Johnson comment that ...
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Are the Half-Life 2 Antlions a Starship Troopers reference?

The Antlions in Half-Life 2: bear a strong resemblance to the Starship Troopers Warrior Bug Although these pictures don't convey the resemblance very well, especially when in swarms antlions are ...
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Technology behind the ZPM and Gravity Gun

Does anyone know if the Zero Point Energy gun and the Zero Point Module are related? Do they operate on similar technologies? (I think they both use gravity, but in different forms) It would also be ...