List of brands and companies in the Half-Life and Portal universe

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The Half-Life and Portal universe features many brands and companies, both actual (marked with a Valve logo) and fictional; some were also cut from the final game. This articles aims at listing them, whether they be food, press, ammunition or any other brands or companies.

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[edit] Food brands

[edit] Pre-release

[edit] Beer brands

Two brands can be seen on beer bottles featured as an ammunition to the cut Brickbat in the Half-Life 2 leak. These include "Dis Bee Goot" and "PalfAl".

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Fruit brands ValveEmployee.png

Six actual fruit brands are featured in the Half-Life 2 leak. These include "Beau Geste", "Golden Pears", "Mariposa", "Mustang", "Snoboy", and "Strength". The first one is a nod to 1939 film Beau Geste.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Soda brands

[edit] Early vending machine ValveEmployee.png

Several copyrighted brands were used on soda vending machines and/or soda cans during Half-Life's development. These include "Coca-Cola", "Fruitopia", "Minute Maid", "Sprite", "Diet Coke", "Surge", and "Moxie".

[edit] Pepsi ValveEmployee.png

The copyrighted brand "Pepsi" was used on a soda vending machine during Half-Life 2's development.

[edit] T-Dog

A soda brand used during Half-Life 2's development.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] McNess ValveEmployee.png

An actual brand of food for the beef, dairy, poultry and swine industry throughout the United States and Canada, seen on a temporary texture used during Half-Life 2's development.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Retail

[edit] Fast food brands

Two fast food brands can be seen in a cafeteria in the Black Mesa Research Facility. These include "Big Tony's Pizza" and "Tesla's Tacos".

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Soda brands

[edit] Vending machine

Half-Life and Half-Life for Dreamcast features several soda brands that can be seen on the cans given out by vending machines. These include "Captivation", a nod to Captivation Digital Laboratories", "Dante", "Glub", "Grape Ape", "Guthrie", a nod to John Guthrie, "Hai!", and "Yuck".

[edit] Gallery
[edit] Dr. Breen's Private Reserve

[edit] Captain Koso's Pure Highspeed Candy Bar

A chocolate brand. The meaning behind the term "Koso" is not known. There is a player configuration file called "koso.cfg" in the game files left by a developer that went by the alias "Diggem", most likely a model designer judging by its contents. There is an unused line again referring to "Koso" spoken by the scientists in Half-Life: Decay: "Do you know what the word Koso is referring to, exactly?"

[edit] Carousel Snacks

One of the snacks vending machines brands in Half-Life.

[edit] Beer.

A brand of beer.

[edit] Milk.

A brand of milk.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Press brands

[edit] The Mesa Times

Main article: The Mesa Times

[edit] The New York Times ValveEmployee.png

Appears on a cork board in Kleiner's Lab. The word "Times" seems to be omitted or cut off.

[edit] Popular Scientist

Appears on a cork board in Kleiner's Lab.

[edit] The Terminal

Main article: The Terminal

[edit] The Times ValveEmployee.png

Appears in one of the newspaper clippings on a cork board in Eli's lab.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Weapons and ammunition brands

[edit] Pre-release

[edit] Orion ValveEmployee.png

The original Flare Gun features the Orion Safety Products name and logo.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Retail

[edit] Gun-Nut

A .357 Magnum cartridges brand.

[edit] Salvotech

A shotgun shells brand.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Power brands

[edit] Pre-release

[edit] Cetaxo

A gas brand. The name is an anagram of the real-world gas brand name "Texaco".

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Retail

[edit] Terin

A gas brand.

[edit] Northern Petrol

An oil company. It is the former owner of Dock 137.

[edit] Ohms. power inc.

Stylized as "Ωhms. power inc." A Power Combat Vest Charger brand.

[edit] Petrol

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Vehicle brands

[edit] Haihan

A forklift brand.

[edit] Invacare ValveEmployee.png

The brand of Keller's motorized wheelchair. It is an actual manufacturer and distributor of non-acute medical equipment, including wheelchairs.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Scientific research companies

[edit] Aperture Science

Main article: Aperture Science

[edit] Black Mesa

Main article: Black Mesa

[edit] NASA ValveEmployee.png

The 1975 logo of NASA can be seen on the Black Mesa Rockets.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Other brands or companies

[edit] Pre-release

[edit] Ace

The brand of a cut sandblasting cabinet that was to appear in Kleiner's Lab.

[edit] Arbeit Laboratories

[edit] АЗАЦКПЙ ПЕРЕХОД

Russian word, with grammar errors, for "Cossack Transition".

[edit] Bethlem Wire Rope ValveEmployee.png

An acutal[1] wire ropes brand, cut from Half-Life 2.

[edit] Cafe American

An unknown brand cut from Half-Life 2.

[edit] DoALL

The brand of a unknown machine that was to appear in Kleiner's Lab.

[edit] Fiesta

An unknown brand cut from Half-Life 2.

[edit] Hotel Metropol ValveEmployee.png

Appears in the Half-Life 2 leak.
Hotel Metropol is an actual name for a hotel in Moscow, Russia.

[edit] Ivad

Appears in the Half-Life 2 leak.

[edit] J.Hauptman Mens' Sportswear

Appears on a temporary texture used during Half-Life 2's development.

[edit] КОРПОРАУИЯ

Russian word, with grammar errors, for "Corporation". It was to be featured on dumpsters.

[edit] La Fingo

Appears in the Half-Life 2 leak.

[edit] Lumi Pur

An unknown brand cut from Half-Life 2.

[edit] Numero 29

An unknown brand cut from Half-Life 2. Finnish word for "Number 29".

[edit] Stjerne

An unknown brand cut from Half-Life 2.

[edit] СУБДРКТИЦЕСКИЙ КАЗАЦКПЙ / С КАЗАЦКПЙ

Russian word, with grammar errors, for "Subarctic Cossack". Texture files indicate that the original name for this company, cut from Half-Life 2: Episode Two, was "Subarctic Transport".

[edit] Teko

An unknown brand cut from Half-Life 2.

[edit] Teräs

An unknown brand cut from Half-Life 2. Finnish word for "Steel".

[edit] Todo 58

An unknown brand cut from Half-Life 2. Apparently based on an ad for the "Perle 28" - a Belgian beer once made by the Caulier brewery - found in Brussels, Belgium.[2]

[edit] Tree

The brand of a cut drill press that was to appear in Kleiner's Lab.

[edit] Wright Bagwell

Appears in the Half-Life 2 leak.

[edit] Retail

[edit] 606

[edit] Atlantic

[edit] Cafe Baltic

[edit] Change

[edit] ЦИМЕНТ

Bulgarian word for "concrete".

[edit] CyberCafe

[edit] Dïordna Hotel

[edit] Eiki ValveEmployee.png

The projector used for the "Dollar$ and Sense" slideshow in Portal is based on the model LC-XT1 by the Eiki company.

[edit] Flavia

A paint brand.

[edit] Foto

[edit] ХССГ

[edit] Nevrin 54

A brand of insect repellents.

[edit] PC VAC

[edit] ПЕРЕВОЗКИ

Russian word for "Transportation".

[edit] Prax Wars 2: Dante's Revenge

A fighting video game. Prax Wars is a nod to Prax War, an actual canceled game by developer Rebel Boat Rocker, on which Gearbox's Randy Pitchford worked.

[edit] Порт5 (Port5)

[edit] СЕВЕРНБГЙ ВНОСИТВ ВЖУРНДП (Northern Logging ValveEmployee.png)

Incorrectly translated name, with grammar errors, of an actual company - Northern Logging.

[edit] Техника (Technics)

A household goods brand (?).

[edit] Terminal Hotel

[edit] ТНТ

[edit] ТРАНС КОНТИНЕТАΛ

Russian word, with grammar errors, for "trans continental".

[edit] Veikko International

"Veikko" is a Finnish name.

[edit] Venturini

[edit] Wow

[edit] Zaida

[edit] See also

[edit] References

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