Mo­ment of Xen


Black Mesa isn’t the big­gest up­com­ing re­lease. But it’s still no­table—a tes­ta­ment both to the open­ness of the PC as a plat­form, and to the spirit and pas­sion of mod­ders. It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing project, and I’m glad it’s on this is­sue’s cover. Coin­ci­den­tally, this month is also the ten-year anniversary of The Orange Box, and thus of Half-Life 2: Episode Two. Whether we’ll ever play a se­quel re­mains open, but this is­sue we’re cel­e­brat­ing Half-Life 2’ s legacy with a five-part ret­ro­spec­tive.

PHIL SAV­AGE EDI­TOR phil.sav­age@fu­ @Oc­taeder

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