Black Mesa: Source‘s release date has been announced!
On the official Facebook page, the team behind the mod directs to this page, however, it’s down. So what do you do then? Well, you read Facebook comments and learn about the official statement anyways.
Black Mesa: Source will be released in 12 days, on September 14th.
The official statement reads:
We’re freaking out over here! It is so exciting to share this news with you!
You can now Download the Black Mesa Soundtrack, courtesy of our very own Joel Nielsen, at the very generous price of whatever you want! Enjoy and share!
In the near future you’ll see our Website, Wiki and Forums all taken down temporarily for renovations.
On September 14th you will see the first release of Black Mesa! This will include our re-envisioning of Half-Life all the way up to Lambda Core. We believe this is a great way to provide a complete-feeling 8-10 hour experience with a solid ending, make our fans happy and help us make the best overall game possible.
We are still working hard on Xen and BMDM, but instead of making you wait we are giving you Black Mesa as soon as it’s ready! We’re doing our best to help bring the immense vision of this project into reality, and we are very excited for what the future brings!
Carlos Montero – Project Leader
YouTube is looking to improve the comments on said site.
YouTube exec Dror Shimshowitz announced this during a breakout session at this week’s Google I/O conference. Although no details were reveled.
One way to get rid of unwanted spam and mean comments would be to interlink the comments to your Google + account. This has already been implemented, and you can choose to show your full name on the website and when you comment.
“If you are currently YouTube user joeysam87, you can now appear as Joey Samson, the full name from your Google+ profile (with an actual space in the middle!), along with any photo you uploaded,” YouTube said in a blog post.
However, before this is implemented and changed, you get a chance to review your comments.
“By clicking ‘Review my content,’ you can see every video, comment or playlist you’ve ever posted, and decide whether you want it associated with your full name before making the change,” YouTube said.
You also have the choice to not link the two accounts.
After a rather long pause in terms of updates from the “Black Mesa” project we’ve finally been graced with some type of update. Black Mesa’s twitter page tweeted, stating, “When the Black Mesa facebook page hits 20,000 likes we’ll be posting some exciting new media! Care to help?”
We don’t know about you, but we care to help. Click the link to be direct to the Facebook page.
Some have expressed their discontent regarding the PR trick, stating that it’s annoying that Facebook is apart of everything. I can understand how it can be annoying, but like a lot of things in life, we need some encouragement to actually keep doing. I realize that it is a cheap trick, but come on, you wouldn’t release something if you felt like no one cared. Granted, I understand how annoying it is to be teased and then left with hardly anything worthy of the hype, *cough’MassEffect3*cough*.
All I know hope is that Black Mesa’s developers will deliver something tangible. Hell, a screenshot ain’t going to cut it. A trailer might, but we already have one from 2008. If I could be hopeful and speculate, I’d say a demo would be lovely, but I’m guessing that’s hoping for too much. And yes, I am well aware it’s a modification.
Check out the game trailer from 2008 below: