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Resting comfortably on its throne, as the best selling game ever, Half-Life has what Hollywood producers dream of. A best-selling title which enjoys critical acclaim, a feat which could be described as the Holy Grail of movie producers. The title could not miss out on the latest trend of turning video games to movies. The game's movie rights are currently doing the rounds in Hollywood and the entire status of the gaming industry may be judged by whether or not the game does get picked up.

It's true that game conversions to the big screen have not been as prolific and as successful as those originating from the comics world but if one title has the potential to change that, its Half-Life. As a game it combined exciting narrative with innovative gameplay and managed to create a dedicated following among gamers. As a movie it would be guaranteed an audience of gamers, the size of the investment on Hollywood's part will decide the rest. The Half-Life plot is also one which makes it particularly inviting to a big screen version. The change in Gordon Freeman from a scientist starting his job at the top secret Black Mesa research facility, to the unlikely hero, is pure Hollywood material.

The gaming industry has started to make serious money and it has widened its audience to a level which has caused the established powers to start paying attention. A possible movie version of the best-selling game and its consequent success or failure could play a big part in confirming gaming as a strong commercial force. Why should movies get all the merchandising deals while games and their creators miss out? If Hollywood does not pick up the movie rights it will probably restrict most gaming-to-movie conversions to low-end productions and miniscule budgets. This could also happen if Hollywood perceives the whole video game industry as a threat to its established domination of the entertainment business.

Judging by the latest surge of game inspired movies and the public's thirst to see such conversions however, it is very likely that a big budget movie will be produced, for the sake of the industry we will all pray that the movie will do the game justice.

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My Friends, since being diagnosed with termianl bone-itis three months ago, my life has taken a downhill slope, but with the prospect of a Half-Life movie, i have a new reason to stay alive. i can only hope that it is made before my boneitis takes hold of me. good luck to them.My only regret in life, is that i have, boneitis

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There are so many reasons NOT to do this: mainly all the other games which have tried (and failed) to become decent films. Wing Commander, Mortal Kombat, Super Mario, Street Fighter, the list goes on and doesn't get better. Sorry for the pesimistic view, but it's not gonna do the game any favours.

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Look, Half-life was a great game. Great story (for a game) and great atmosphere.It will work if you have two things:A good production company/director& Genuine involvement of the original creative team.Films are shit, unless they're made well ;)

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i agree..resident evil didnt do to bad as a game movie/transition.... if anything, i would say max payne should have a movie, staring mel gibson (if u never saw the movie payback (with good old mel) then shut up)

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what the hell.Half-Life f**kin sucks.The story sucks. Gordon Freeman is gay and a nerd. Gameplay is boring. Freeman doesnt even talk or doesnt even say a 1 liner.HL may sold well, but its a big flop inthe single player. The only thing that keeps this game going is from the wide selection of mods.As for the movie, its going to suck just as bad as the game.Best translation from game to movie is probley Tomb Raider and Resident Evil.For the dumbass that thinks Valve still works with Sierra is a idiot.If you read more, you will learn that Valve is working with Vivendi now and Vivendi will be publishing HL 2.As for Valve, there just jumping on the success of HL which they know it has a crappy story.

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The guy below me is an idiot. The SP is what pretty much revolutionised(sp) the gaming industry. MP almost did too.Resident Evil and Tomb Raider were TERRIBLE movies with so many cliches in them its wasn't even funny. Resident Evil was NOT scary. Tomb Raider had action but was still very lackluster.

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I think this can be simplified... Pretty much ANY idea could be made into a GREAT movie no matter how bad it is. If they make the movie well it can be as good as anything. Half-Life does have a bit of story going for it but not a lot. But that really doesn't matter in Hollywood. Look at all the movies that have been made that did well, but had really dumb ideas behind them. The point is that HL has every possibility to be good if it is done properly. It's impossible to determine the likelihood of that at this point...As far as other game-to-film movies... It's certainly true they haven't done great... But it could definitely be worse. Films based on games have increased exponentially in quality (think Super Mario vs Resident Evil) so it'll only get better. HL The Movie could establish a new plateau in the world of movies.

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hey use comments right you retard.I said the best video games to movies that are the best at the moment are Resident Evil and Tomb Raider. Learn how to read you dumbass.Ugh, single player in HL didnt do anything in my opinion. I still think the SP in Wolfenstein 3D is 10x better then HL single player.I did not see anything new in HL SP compared to the other FPS that came out earlier.It didnt revolutionised anything.Okay, ya sure, there was puzzles but there were puzzles in FPS games before HL hit. Story?, I seen better before HL hit. Gameplay, I'm sorry but HL SP got boring really fast. Charecters, freeman should be dead when he first encountered the marines. I dont think freeman is that well trained to kill.How did HL MP do anything, it was just Deathmatch at the time, hmmm, there was also Deathmatch in quake, quake 2, duke nukem 3d and there was a whole bunch of fps that had better MP.No shit Resident Evil wasnt scary but also the movie had a low budget.So hey usecommentsright, if thats your name then actually start using Use Comments Right!!!! dumbass.I bet your 1 of those people who thinks HL is god.

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A think this article is very true indeed. If there ever was a movie to get right it would be the one of Half-Life, its failure would be heavily frowned upon by gamers and movie audiences alike. As a result as well it will be looked down upon by the rest of the world that didn't know any better. And that would leave every gamer i feel i feeling of defeat. Basically they better not f..k this up otherwise there are going to be a lot of pissed off people out there, viva the game idustry!~

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There are such a variety of comments, especially from 2-3 people, but i think there should be a movie. I really liked Half Life, and resident evil, HL will make a good movie, if they dont f**k with it and try to turn it into the Matrix.

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HL was a great game because of the way the plot went with the story. The way the gameplay interacted with surroundings. the randomness of haveing to go into air vents and then jump from box to box in the air. they used everything. and made it a great game. and MP it was alot better cause it was more realistic than quake. wow lets run around and shoot each other with an automatic rocked launcher!! WTF?? wheres the fun in that. but the big thing HL had that you can't even dis or make fun of is the MOD community. for a game thats what?? 4 years old. and i has a MOD Expo every year still?? i think it made the whole user made mod sceen just slam the door open. thats what made it great.

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tech boy...you are an uneducated dumbass. plot and story are the same thing, you can't try to contrast them, because they are the same damn thing. but anyways, i think you have that negative comment on q3 probably because you suck ass at it. an automatic rocket launcher is fun, probably as fun as cs, but don't diss a game just because you suck at it, k? you f**ktard

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f**k off c**k boy,, go for the clit, thats where the real shit is,p.s. parts fit,o yah,, i almost forgot,, HALF LIFE 2,, yayayayayayayayaya damn rights,, change the gaming revolution 4 ever,, unless doom 3 has some kind of hidden secret that none of us know about

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d3c0y i never said an automatic rocket wasn't interesting. i just said it wasn't fun cause it wasn't realistic. Now if you use weapons that we can relate to. and sorry i'm so uneducated i used some wrong words. sounds like you need to get a life and stop talking crap all the time. I never said i suck at it either. granted i don't play Q3 much. i play unreal tourny more. but it sounds like you have problems. why not post something about the story and not about me. get a life.

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IMO Starcraft should've always made a movie out of their computer animation clipscene animations, that looked sweet, and it woulda kicked ass too; either starcraft or diablo II. Anywhoos, movie must kick ass, if this sucks I'll be very pissed off. They've gotta come up with a very devent storyline, hopefully not written by the dumbass who wrote HL-one, and I think it'll be cool. Definately not xXx style, that movie was f**king stupid - too much impossible shit performed, i f**kING HATE movies where they do shit that you can't even do in real life - well not by a long shot. I mean stuff that's a "little" out of bounds is alright, as long as you can prove it and back it up, with a little logic, statement, and whatever else is needed. Men in Black ONE was awesome because everything was humourous and in a good way, it wasn't way too out of bounds, and all had a somewhat "truth" to it, enough to be believable. Not like Men in Black 2 where they started the f**king Rethingulator with a f**king lawnmower pull cord, i mean... WHAT THE f**k WAS THAT?! Were they TRYING to make the movie f**king stupid, or what?! First of all, it wasn't funny at all it was just stupid, obviously a machine that high tech isn't going to start with a mother f**king lawnmower pull cord, and second of all they gotta think about their shit before they just throw it into the movie, I mean some stuff in that movie just plain wasn't funny, or good at all. Half-Life will be an awesome movie I think, perhaps a little Blade II style will help, Crystal Method playing for some insane alien-gordon shoot out scenes, then just all around f**king insane fights with aliens, plus marines all around too, it'll just be a f**king warzone. Then we'll get to see some crazy ass high-tech weaponry, and getting passed that tentacle will just be f**king tense, and full of suspense. I'm so very much looking forward to this movie, but this time... I'll just wait at home =P.

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So onto the movie... as long as they don't f**k this up like Street Fighter, and MK2 movie (first one was alright I suppose), and Tomb Raider (actually I've never seen it, always hear mixed reviews), I think it should do GREAT! I want it to be a LOT like the game, I wish they'd make a movie out of their new Half-Life 2 engine and play it on the big screen, that'd be f**king awesome; just like the HL2 E3 trailer, only with dialogue and everything else, different camera angles and shit, and a storyline and actual movie-type things going on and stuff.

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My Gawd... i am so happy! 1 year before Half-Life was released, I saw it in a PC-Gamer, and I thought to myself "this is nice, this game looks so cool". From that instant, my love for Half-Life grew. I began cutting out every article I could find of it, Magazines, Newspapers, and even made an entire CD full of pictures, movies, video clips, and commentary from the development team, I was a Half-Life maniac. Unfortunately, starting February 1998, and continuing EVERY TWO WEEKS until November 21st/1998, I got a ride to the COMPUCENTER inside of the mall half-way through the city, hoping for Half-Life to be on the shelves... sadly this was so very frequently no so. Every time I'd return to the store they'd always give me the gut wrenching news, only to say "we don't know when it'll be here, but you can keep trying." So I did, until a release date was finally given... *September 21st* (or something, f**k I don't remember). Anyways, I went to the store, wallet crammed with the money I'd saved up for this greatest game ever... and MOTHER f**kING c**kS ASSES BALLS, it was postponed until NOVf**kINGEMER 21st. Those asses!! I ran home and crossed out Half-Life on my games-to-get list, crying while I did it, then I started to touch myself, and I decided to masturbate that nite. 72 masturbations later, it was November. The pre-release that I had ordered from Computer-Smart (go to hell) was supposed to be in with a phone call... so I got a phone call late one nite... it was my f**king friend Justin who told me he was in the middle of installing Half-Life on his brand spanking new computer... that MOOOOTHER f**kER! [B]I[/B] was supposed to be the first one of ALL my friends to play a sweet sweet level of Half-Life, so I called those MOTHER-f**kERS at COMPUSMART and was like "what the f**k's going on man?! you bunch of useless piss-shit-eating mother f**king geeks, you're already faggit fat-ass virgins... you have to be USELESS TOO?!?!" So I headed off to Compusmart

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goes on the end of the one below this one...So I headed off to Compusmart to buy my brand spanking new computergame which I awaited so much. So I opened the box... tucked my p***s in cause it was hanging outta my shorts... pulledout the sweet sweet CD case, and installed this magnificent piece of code, art, sounds, music, (Half-assed writing, motherf**king writer should be shot, be f**king sucks, at least write REMOTELY close to reality you f**k, you f**king suck, wtfwas that f**king talking baby thing on the last level supposed to be?!), atmosphere, control, concept (complex but easycontrols), and soon to be the Biggest Hit in PC Gaming of ALL TIME!!! So I played through the entire nite with anerection, pulled a few keys off the keyboard after I was done playing... keyboard got a little too sticky. But it wasFAAAANTASTIC!!! So anyways, that's my legacy of my entire Half-Life saga, I completely loved it long before anyone elseeven knew about it, and in my opinion the mods f**ked it up, sure CS is f**king fun, but the hype just f**ks around withit, so many ppl think half-life sucks normally and shit, and they think the original game was nothing without CS; wellI've got something to say to them: go find a bridge, tie a piece of rope to the rail at the top, then tie a fat piece ofrop around your raisin-balls and jump backwards.

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Half-Life is nothing without Counter-Strike go lick balls you father f**ker.Half-Life worst story of all-time.All you Half-Life nerds stop praising this game like it's the best single player game of all time cuz its not. Mods is what keeps gay-life going.

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Do you guys have nothing better to do than swear at each other and talk about sex. Many of the things you are saying have absolutely nothing to do with Half-Life or a movie about Half-Life. I clicked on the "user comments" because I was expecting to read some intelligent comments about Half-Life. Instead I get to read through pointless profanity and stupid posts such as "FIIIRST POST MOTHER f**kERS!!" Come on is this really necessary. Grow up.

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Half-life the movie will be awesome, reguadless what people say, but it really should be produce from like the makers of aliens and maybe have the producer of predators theres too. The biggest thing is to make the movie scary as hell, I'm talking way beyond 28 days scary, so scary you give old people heart attacks. Having the head crabs in the movie would be so awesome, show them biteing off peoples heads, and shoving there tenicles into their nervous system. Have scientist chicks in the womens bathroom, then have freeman walk into the bathroom and watch the chicks take off the futureistic bras and panties :D so damnit make the movie rated R if u go pg-13 all half-life fans will kill you.

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Up to now the closest thing to a Half-Life movie I have seen is The Arrival. If you haven't seen that movie you should, I bet most of you will get a kick out of it because Charlie Sheen looks exactly like Freeman in the movie. The subject int he movies is almost the same as in the game as well.

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