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.
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