As many of you know, earlier this week J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell discussed the possibility of a Half-Life movie. While true this probably won’t happen or at least won’t happen in the foreseeable future, can we not come up with our dream cast? (I miss Dreamcast) Who would be the best Gordon Freeman? Christian Bale? Karl Urban? Mila Kunis? No, as this video from youtube user, Wapeddell, clearly shows there is only one man for the job and he already has the last name:
Morgan Freeman really is a national treasure. Be sure to check out Wapeddell’s site, The Gr08, as well. Happy Friday Everyone!
As much as I hate to admit it, my misogynistic, testosterone-driven side is drooling over the thought of Michelle Rodriguez as Alyx…
I could totally see that working.
Seeing this, if a bit late, I’m compelled to add the short version of my sentiments and thoughts on Valve.
I often wonder if I am one of the few people with virtually no respect for Valve as a company, or Gabe Newell. After all, whatever else is being said, I find it hard to believe that Gabe is not all but solely steering that ship.
Valve’s only true IP, to the best of my understanding, is Half-Life. Everything else is either a sequel, an expansion, total conversion mod or game made out of a total conversion mod. Portal may be the second true IP, but I’d doubt that. Further, on the development side, there are the remarkable amount of issues with Left 4 Dead 2 and especially compared to Left 4 Dead. (On the rare occasions I want to play a campaign, my girlfriend flatly tells me that she refuses to play the game. She can jump Chargers and Cr0wn witches with a Chrome Shotgun, she and I both have the skill to play on Expert but we are constantly forced to play on Advanced because of the remarkable over-compensation to our level of play by the Director.) The mutations are very buggy and were rotated regularly until Valve decided that, like everything else, it would be best for modders to generate content for their games.
On top of Valve being an over-hyped game developer and publisher, there’s the issue of Steam. My thoughts on that can, albeit briefly, be seen on my latest blog post where I compare GoG to Steam(http://alongthepenumbra.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/good-old-games-shodan-returns/).
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t thing that Valve can do absolutely nothing right. They’ve done a number of good things, both with Steam and with some of their games, but the Cult of Valve needs to stop. Valve truly is, all things considered, very bad at what they do and not a company that deserves respect, let alone this incessant praise.