Old Man Murray went out of commission in 2002 but remains up for historical purposes. Old Man Murray devised a Crate Review System, whereby one would judge a game based on the time it took to find a crate (unit: StC, or Start to Crate). The Crate Review System has been quoted by Valve's Gabe Newell as a major concern when developing Half-Life 2. The team decided to make a crate one of the first things you see in the game -- a decision that Newell opined "was the Old Man Murray equivalent of throwing yourself to the mercy of the court." That Wolpaw and Faliszek work for Valve is a perfect example of situational irony.
In the GI interview, Lombardi also discussed Portal's relation to the Half-Life universe, Lombardi added that the connection will be made clear "while you're playing through Portal. And you will play as a new character that we haven't introduced yet that will have a role in Half-Life games in the future."
New Half-Life 2, Portal, and Team Fortress vids
[Thanks, Phil Nesmit]
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25
Microsoft Xbox 360