Tired of waiting around to see if Gordon Freeman and Chell ever cross paths? Here's a fantastic possibility.
We know they're in the same universe, (though timelines are a bit trickier) so make it happen, Valve. Half-Life 3 co-op mode?
After YEARS of fan-fueled development (eight!), Half-Life remake Black Mesa is here at last, and totally free!
Experience the original adventures of Gordon Freeman with a beautiful 2012 facelift, and the official blessing from Valve, which gave Black Mesa a Steam Greenlight a few days ago.
Download on Steam, or from the official site.
This fantastic piece of Valve fan art by Darren Geers casts Gabe Newell as the last free man in Half-Life 3.
We can only hope this flattering portrayal counteracts some of the Internet's fat jokes and gets the game moved back up to our lifetimes.
If you're such a rabid Half-Life fan that you'd actually bite off someone's ear just for saying they'd rather see another Left 4 Dead, you may want to look away to avoid mental trauma.
Actually, just turn it off after GabeN's hilarious entrance. It's not to be missed.
If Half-Life's Citadel actually existed, it would dwarf the world's tallest buildings.
Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the record-holder since 2010, measures 2,723 feet tall. According to calculations done using Valve's Hammer Editor, the Citadel is a whopping 8430.9 feet tall.
In case you're wondering about the math on the chart above (which shows the tower at 11241.2 feet), it's based on old information about the conversion between in-game "Hammer units" and real-life measurements.
Mass Effect's Citadel would be even taller, by the way. Its central Presidium Tower measures 3,435 feet.