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Monday, February 13, 2006

Half-Life 2: Episode 1 Facts

Though it looks like Valve will be following up Half-Life 2 with "Half-Life 2: Episode I," and not "Aftermath" as previously reported, here's what's happening with the upcoming release:
Half-Life 2: Aftermath is an all-new episode created by Valve that extends the Half-Life 2 single player adventure.

The player reprises his role of Dr. Gordon Freeman, who must immediately face the repercussions of his actions in City 17 and the Citadel. Freeman reconnects with Alyx Vance and her robot, Dog, as they continue their support of the resistance's battle against the Combine forces.

The intense, real-time gameplay delivered in Half-Life 2: Aftermath is made possible only by Source, Valve's proprietary engine technology which has been enhanced with new rendering technology and advanced artificial intelligence to deliver new levels of graphics and character interaction.

Key Selling Points

- A new episode for one of the best-selling action games of all time.
- Reveals new secrets
- Franchise of over 18 million units sold worldwide
- Incredibly advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Highly detailed environments provide amazing gameplay settings
- Digital Actors: The most sophisticated in-game characters ever witnessed
- Physical Gameplay: Objects obey the laws of gravity, friction and buoyancy.
- Intense story line will appeal to those seeking more than another shooting gallery experience

System Requirements

1.2 GHz Processor
DirectX 7 level graphics card
Windows 2000/XP/ME/98
Internet Connection

1.2 GHz Processor
512 MB RAM
DirectX 9 level graphics card
Windows 2000/XP
Internet Connection
OK, I'm still confused. Is it Aftermath or Episode I?
[ Posted at 5:12 PM | Permalink ]


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