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Interview With Marc Laidlaw: The Writer Of Half-Life

NRM: "Marc Laidlaw, the writer behind the Half-Life series, is probably aware of the impact he has made with his work; but not so to the magnitude of it.

One cold December morning in 1998, I experienced Half-Life for the first time. In an age where two-dimensional action heroes and glorified shooting galleries became the gaming standard, telling a compelling story seemed all but a pipedream. That was, of course, until we took control of Gordon Freeman for the first time.

This paragidm shift in video game storytelling is why both Valve Games and their Black Mesa scientist have elevated to a fever pitch of cult popularity. Standing the true test of longevity and becoming timeless in the process, people are still excited about any small hint towards the 'unicorn' that is a third in the series. And for this phenomenon, we owe some of the credit to the writer behind the entire legacy so far: a sci-fi author with a taste for the dystopian, and his feet placed firmly on the ground alongside the fans.

We talk science fiction, Marc's time at Valve, and his future projects (Half-Life 3)." (Culture, Half-Life)

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