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This is the queue for the featured articles scheduled to appear or that appeared on the Main Page each week. The dates listed indicate when they will be or have been showcased.

The showcased featured articles from 2009 to 2011 and from 2012 to 2013 are also available for archival purposes.

December 2014

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Race X is a mysterious alien race appearing in the Black Mesa Research Facility late in the Black Mesa Incident, a few hours before Gordon Freeman teleports to Xen. They serve as one of the main antagonists of Half-Life: Opposing Force. Read more

January 2015

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The Loader is a crab-like quadruped robot used in Black Mesa. It autonomously performs a number of maintenance tasks in the facility, particularly in locations with hazardous conditions. Read more

February 2015

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The Communications Center is a location and chapter cut from Half-Life. Portions of it were recycled for several areas found in Half-Life, Half-Life: Uplink, and Half-Life: Decay. A playable version can be found in the Half-Life Alpha. Read more

March 2015

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Gearbox Software originally intended for Half-Life: Decay to feature twelve campaign missions. However, the game only shipped with nine, leaving three missions cut from Decay. Read more

April 2015

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Gus is a forklift driver working at the Black Mesa Research Facility. He wears a name tag with his name on it. Read more

May 2015

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The Chumtoad is a small, purple alien creature resembling a toad. It was originally cut from Half-Life but later resurrected as an Easter egg in the expansions Opposing Force and Blue Shift. Read more

June 2015

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Gina Cross is a scientist who first appears as the Holographic Assistant for Gordon Freeman in the Black Mesa Hazard Course and then later as one of the two Half-Life: Decay protagonists involved in the Black Mesa Incident. Read more

September 2015

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That Long Train Ride is a fan-made remix created by Andrew "DJ Dain" Bowers of a Half-Life 2 track, an expansion of the song Triage at Dawn. It has received a great amount of notoriety in the community despite being misidentified for many years. Read more

October 2015

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Vending machines are featured in the Black Mesa Research Facility selling sodas or snacks using fictional brand names. They aid the protagonists of the series by providing health items. Read more

November 2015

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Mr. Friendly is an alien enemy cut from Half-Life. A scavenger creature, it used its long tentacles to attack foes and then eat the corpses of slain enemies. Read more

December 2015

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The Penguin is a weapon featured in and exclusive to the Capture The Flag game mode of Half-Life: Opposing Force. Acting similar to a Snark, the bird is capable of delivering a devastating explosive payload against enemies. Read more

January 2016

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The Half-Life 2 ARG was a series of tests created by Valve in 2004 to promote the upcoming release of Half-Life 2. It was conducted through the game's official website, Steam, and an actual visit to the company's headquarters. Read more

February 2016

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Shock Troopers are one of the main Race X species that invade the Black Mesa Research Facility during the later stages of the Black Mesa Incident. They act as one of the antagonist forces of Half-Life: Opposing Force. Read more

March 2016

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The Hazardous Environment Combat Unit (HECU) is a United States Marine Corps special forces unit featured prominently in Half-Life and its expansions. They serve as both one of the main antagonist forces and allied squad members to the player characters in the series. Read more

April 2016

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Due to the content restrictions in Germany, many changes had to be made to Half-Life and its expansions in order for them to be released in the country, resulting in special censored versions. Most of these edits dealt with removing the violence and gore, such as eliminating visible blood splats and replacing the Marines with Robot Grunts. Read more

May 2016

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The Female Scientist is a character cut from Half-Life who would have been encountered during the chapter Communications Center. Her role in the story was to act as a member of the science team who, despite initially appearing as an ally like the rest of the scientists, ended up betraying the player. Read more

June 2016

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Boids, also known as Flyers, are manta ray/bird-like flying creatures seen in Xen in Half-Life and its expansions. Featuring dynamic group and flocking artificial intelligence, they're based on Boids, an artificial life program developed by Craig Reynolds in 1986 which simulates the flocking behavior of birds. Read more

August 2016

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A satellite is used by the Black Mesa Science Team in order to stop the alien invasion. Featured in Half-Life and its expansion, Decay, it originally was to play a larger role in the storyline. Read more

September 2016

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Vortigaunts are a hive-minded, energy-wielding, sapient alien race found throughout the Half-Life series. They are first encountered as a hostile species in Half-Life and return as an ally force in Half-Life 2. Read more

January 2017

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Crystals are unique crystalline structures found on the alien borderworld Xen. The Black Mesa science team sought these elements for use in the research and development of teleportation technology. It was the experimental analysis of the GG-3883 crystal sample that lead to the Black Mesa Incident. Read more

February 2017

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The Gluon Gun is an experimental energy weapon featured in Half-Life. Created by a scientist in Black Mesa's weapons research division, the device fires a constant vortex of spiraling energy beams capable of destroying anything that it connects with in seconds. it is the last weapon Gordon Freeman equips before traveling to Xen. Read more


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