Nerdery, Video Games

Here Is Another Awesome Half-Life Thing That Is Not Episode 3

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It’s a spectacular fan movie, made by “fans over two nights in a cottage in the middle of Hollywood
for about $3000.” Really, it’s one of the best acted, best designed, and best-paced fan videos I’ve ever seen. It won’t fill that gaping Episode 3-sized hole in your heart, but it’s better than nothing. (Via Obvious Winner)

About Author

Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.