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Half-Life Drone

A Russian gamer spent 2-months building a custom drone from scratch based on Half-Life 2's City Scanner. Measuring 80cm x 55cm. it's mainly comprised of a carbon fiber (carbon) shell, along with expanded polystyrene, and features ar DJI Naza-M Lite flight controller, AX-2810Q-750KV brushless quadcopter motors, an Afro ESC 30Amp, three-bladed screws, as well as a 3300mAh 4S 30C battery. When fully charged, it can fly for 11-minutes. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing 9 awesome LEGO life hacks.

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Half-Life LG Watch

Texas Instruments' Ti-83 graphing calculator can run DOOM, as well as hundreds of other games, but let's face it, smartwatch games leave a lot to be desired, that is unless you have an Android Wear LG G Watch with the SDLash app. YouTube user "Dave Bennett" managed to get Half-Life running on his watch, and while it's not exactly practical for this type of game, it does give us a glimpse at the future of smartwatch gaming. "Thanks to the SDLash app, which emulates the GoldSource engine, it runs on your smartwatch. Keep in mind that this is only a proof of concept and is far from the ideal gaming situation," said Bennett. Continue reading to see it in-action.

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Photo credit: Sean Keenan

You might think these movie posters are for an actual Half-Life movie, but unfortunately, they're just the work of talented British graphic designer Sean Keenan. Put simply, "he's based them on the posters for Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Batman movie, if you think the colour palettes and design are familiar." Continue reading to see them all.

[via Kotaku]

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Photo credit: Dan Almasy

Before the Portal gun, there was the Gravity Gun, "a concept in video games, particularly first-person shooters using an advanced physics engine, whereby players can directly manipulate objects in the world, often allowing them to be used as projectiles against hostile characters." Click here to see a real version that Volpin Props built for the Child's Play Charity. Continue reading for a video on what would happen if the Gravity Gun were actually real.

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Have you ever wondered why Gordon Freeman rarely talks? Well, there's actually a legitimate reason behind that and his agent wants to make sure that he never speaks. Continue reading to see the real reason why this popular game character is the strong and silent type.

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An Overclock.net member created the incredible Half-Life Charge Suit PC case mod above. While no technical specifications were provided, it can most certainly double as a movie prop. Click here for more pictures.

[via UnrealityMag]

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Shot with a Canon HV20 camcorder on a $1200 budget, Beyond Black Mesa is one of the best fan films that we've ever seen. This Half-Life inspired film "centers around a band of resistance fighters led by Adrian Shephard and their fight to warn civilization about the invasion that awaits them." Video after the break.

[via Technabob - image via]

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Developed by Valve Software and published by Sierra Entertainment in 1998, Half-Life "revolves around a research company in the United States named Black Mesa." Continue reading to see ten of the coolest Half-Life game mods ever.

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Valve's Half-Life 2 for Mac commercial teaser pays tribute to the legendary Apple 1984 ad. While the game may be a bit dated, it's still one of PC Gamer's all-time best games. Continue reading to watch.

It's so appropriate yet sad that Alyx is tasked with announcing the six-year old Half-Life 2's Mac launch. But really there's no shame in playing the some-what old Half-Life 2 even today.
[via Crunchgear]

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01/06/2010

Half-Life 2 Update

If Valve released Half-Life 2 for the PC or game consoles of today, this is what it would look like. This update basically "adds HDR lighting, new models, new textures, an upgrade to the Orange Box engine and even some new Steam achievements to the aging PC version." Video after the break.

[via Kotaku]

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