New Blendo Games Mod is Like Playing Half-Life 2: Episode 3 ... Almost

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(Photo: Tiger Team)

There's been a lot of controversy within the Half-Life community lately, and that old dust once thought settled kicked back up with a vengeance when Valve writer Marc Laidlaw published a never-before-seen look into what would have been Half-Life 2 Episode 3. Old fan excitement reared up and old wounds re-opened as it seemed to be a stark reminder that we'd never see anything else from Half-Life. No worries, though - other games are willing to step in and ease that hurt.

One things gamers are known for is our innovation. The excitement spawned what is called a "jam," which means developers, modders, and the like have joined forces to "keep the dream alive"! Several games have created mods to fill the void that Valve left us, with the main page stating:

"Some say the dream is dead. WE SAY ... THE OPPOSITE! Half Life 3 is finally free, where it belongs: out in the world, with us. Half Life 3 belongs to the people. LET'S MAKE IT!"

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(Photo: Tiger Team)

And make it they did. At the time this article was written, 11 games have submitted their contribution to the Half-Life madness. When Laidlaw laid his synopsis for episode 3 to the world, titled Half-Life 2: Epistle 3, the community went to town. One of the mods that stands out is that from Blendo Games (Quadrilateral Cowboy and Thirty Flights of Loving).

Titled Tiger Team, the (incredibly) short story is meant to encapsulate Laidlaw's unrealised story. And it does. Kind of. Fair warning though, if you haven't read the released story from the Valve writer - this mod won't make a lick of sense. To catch up, you can read the full synopsis here. Between the research post, the control of a ship, Antarctica, and so many other tid-bits to the untold story, the mod is a crazy ride, at very least.

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Interested? You can check out the Tiger Team adage here to check it out for yourself. As far as Half-Life 3 ... Well ...