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OverWiki:Featured article queue (2012 to 2013 archive)

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This is the archive of the queue for the featured articles that appeared from 2012 to 2013 on the Main Page.

February 6, 2012

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Dr. Gordon Freeman is the main protagonist of the Half-Life series and a theoretical physicist who is forced to defend himself and the human race against hostile aliens and other enemies following the Black Mesa Incident... Read more

February 13, 2012

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Alyx Vance is the deuteragonist of Half-Life 2 and its Episodes. The daughter of former Black Mesa scientist Eli Vance, she is portrayed as a woman in her mid-twenties, and is a prominent figure in the Resistance campaign against the rule... Read more
 

February 20, 2012

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The Borealis is an Aperture Science research vessel introduced in Half-Life 2: Episode Two. According to Isaac Kleiner, Aperture was working on a promising project, but in their rush to beat Black Mesa for funding, they neglected ordinary safety rules... Read more
 

February 27, 2012

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The Manhack Arcade is a City 17 area cut from Half-Life 2 that was to be visited in the first chapters of the game. It was to be located in a business/entertainment area, between the Trainstation Plaza and Kleiner's Lab... Read more
 

March 5, 2012

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On March 1 and March 3, 2010, Portal was updated to feature parts of an eventually highly successful alternate reality game (or ARG) to promote its sequel, Portal 2, leading gamers and journalists to postulate that an announcement for Portal 2 or... Read more
 

March 12, 2012

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The Black Mesa Research Facility, B.M.R.F. for short, is the headquarters of the Black Mesa corporation and the primary setting for Half-Life and its three expansions, Opposing Force, Blue Shift, and Decay. It is located in the New Mexico desert, USA. Read more

March 19, 2012

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The Crowbar is the signature weapon of Gordon Freeman. It is the first weapon acquired in Half-Life, serving as a melee weapon and a tool for puzzles. The crowbar is also used as a tool for breaking open supply crates and clearing destructible... Read more

March 26, 2012

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Test Shaft 09, codenamed "Zulu Bunsen," is the last in a group of nine Enrichment Shafts located in the salt mine above which the modern Aperture Science Enrichment Center is built. Read more
 
 

April 2, 2012

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Mr. Valve, also known as The Valve Guy, is the nickname given to the two mascots used by Valve for the introductory logos seen at the start of their games and previously on their official website. Read more

April 9, 2012

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The Combine heavily relies on imagery through logos, symbols, and propaganda posters to assure their influence on Earth and recall their presence to its residents. Combine units - humanoid and Synth - also bear insignias, logos and other markings. Read more
 

April 16, 2012

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The G-Man, or simply G-Man, is a key, yet mysterious and enigmatic character in the Half-Life series. Referred to as a "sinister interdimensional bureaucrat", he is known to display peculiar behavior and capabilities beyond that of a human and his... Read more
 

April 23, 2012

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The Combine Factories, also nicknamed "garage" or "industrial", is a City 17 area cut early in the development of Half-Life 2. It was to be seen during the very first chapter, between the City 17 Trainstation and its plaza. It was to be accessed from the... Read more
 

April 30, 2012

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Barney Calhoun is one of the main characters of the Half-Life series. He was a security guard at Black Mesa before becoming a key Resistance leader. From Half-Life: Blue Shift and onwards, he turns from the Half-Life generic security guard into a... Read more
 

May 7, 2012

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Portal 2: Lab Rat is a comic made to bridge the gap between Portal and Portal 2. Expanding the history of Aperture Science, its main protagonist is Doug Rattmann, also known as "the Ratman". This is his first formal appearance after... Read more
 

May 14, 2012

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Cpl Adrian Shephard is the silent protagonist of Half-Life: Opposing Force, a US Marine Corporal assigned to the Hazardous Environment Combat Unit from the Santego Military Base in Arizona, where he was trained by Drill Instructors... Read more
 

May 21, 2012

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The Cremator is a Combine transhuman unit cut from Half-Life 2. "A Combine janitor of sorts", it was originally intended to remove corpses from the city streets, cleanup Wasteland trains coming into the city from any wildlife that might have held... Read more
 

May 28, 2012

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Dr. Rosenberg is a scientist working at the Black Mesa Research Facility. In Half-Life: Blue Shift, Barney Calhoun helps him and two of his colleagues escape from Black Mesa. Along with Dr. Richard Keller, he also plays an important role in the events of... Read more
 

June 4, 2012

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The Overwatch Standard Issue Pulse Rifle (OSIPR), also known as Pulse Rifle or AR2, is a Dark Energy / pulse-powered assault rifle manufactured by the Combine. Read more
 
 
 

June 11, 2012

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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

June 18, 2012

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Sector A is one of the seven main sectors of the Black Mesa Research Facility. Consisting of at least three primary areas, the Black Mesa Hazard Course, the Satellite Communications Center and the Area 4 Personnel Dormitories... Read more
 

June 25, 2012

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Dr. Gina Cross is a Black Mesa 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, the other... Read more

July 2, 2012

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The Gargantua is a large and powerful Xen alien featured in Half-Life, Half-Life: Uplink, and Half-Life: Opposing Force. Read more

July 9, 2012

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Dr. Judith Mossman is a Resistance scientist introduced in Half-Life 2. She is a cunning and manipulative double agent, aiding both sides during the Uprising but eventually siding with the Resistance. Later on she discovers a secret and powerful... Read more
 

July 16, 2012

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The Borealis, originally known as the Hyperborea, is a location and chapter cut from Half-Life 2. It was to be set between two other cut locations, the Air Exchange and Kraken Base, and to be the first location of the third day, visited during the night. Read more
 

July 23, 2012

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The Houndeye is a tripedal creature that teleported to Earth from Xen after the Resonance Cascade. It is introduced in Half-Life’s third chapter, Unforeseen Consequences. Read more

July 30, 2012

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The Air Exchange, also known as the Air Conditioner, AirEx or the Combine's atmospheric reprocessor, is a location and chapter cut from Half-Life 2. It was to be set after the Depot, at the end of the Wasteland / Coast chapters, and before the... Read more
 

August 6, 2012

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Dr. Wallace Breen was Black Mesa's then Earth's Administrator. From his headquarters on Earth through the Citadel of City 17, he was humanity's representative and served as the primary antagonist of... Read more
 
 

August 13, 2012

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Combine Power Generators are Dark Energy-powered generators used by the Combine. Coming in several types, they are mainly found within the Citadel, but can also be found in certain locations in City 17, such as the Overwatch Nexus... Read more
 

August 20, 2012

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The Skyscraper, also known as Vertigo or Palace, is the generic name of a City 17 location and chapter cut from Half-Life 2 and an informal predecessor for the Overwatch Nexus. Being the first location of the fourth day, it was to be set after the... Read more
 

August 27, 2012

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The Combine Prisoner Pod, also known as the Prisoner Pod, Combine Cell, or Combine Iron Maiden, is a device used by the Combine to contain prisoners (oftentimes Citizens or Refugees), and Stalkers. Read more
 
 

September 3, 2012

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The Bullsquid is a bipedal, highly aggressive creature that appears throughout the Black Mesa Research Facility due to the dimensional rift caused by the Resonance Cascade. Bullsquid are able... Read more

September 10, 2012

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The Black Ops, sometimes hyphenated to Black-Ops and sometimes referred to as Black Operations, are a commando group of trained government assassins briefly seen in Half-Life and later expanded upon and featured in Opposing Force. Read more

September 17, 2012

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Dr. Eli Vance is a physicist and researcher, an African-American man apparently in his late fifties or early sixties with short gray hair, a beard and moustache. He wears a prosthetic leg to replace his left leg... Read more

September 24, 2012

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Civil Protection is essentially the Combine's thought police in all urban areas on Earth, including City 17. Its officers are named "Metro Cops", while the spelling "Metrocops" is also used. "CPs" is mostly used by the Citizens and Resistance... Read more
 

October 1, 2012

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The Hydra is an enemy cut from Half-Life 2 during the later stages of the game's development. Read more
 
 
 
 

October 8, 2012

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The Black Mesa Security Force is the main component of Black Mesa's support personnel force. Along with the Black Mesa Science Team, it is one of the most important bodies of the Black Mesa... Read more

October 15, 2012

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Kraken Base, or simply Kraken, is a location and chapter cut from Half-Life 2. It was to be set between the Borealis and Weather Control chapters, being the first location of the third day. Read more
 
 

October 22, 2012

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The Black Mesa Science Team is the overwhelming majority of Black Mesa's population. With the Black Mesa Security Force, it is one of the most important bodies of the Black Mesa personnel. Read more

November 19, 2013 - December 3, 2013 - 15 years of Half-Life

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Mr. Valve, also known as The Valve Guy, is the nickname given to the two mascots used by Valve for the introductory logos seen at the start of their games and previously on their official website. Read more

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Rail transport such as trains, trams, monorails, railway tracks and train stations are recurring themes throughout the Half-Life series. At numerous points in every one of the games, the player encounters one or more moving or stationary... Read more

FA Gordon.jpg

Dr. Gordon Freeman is the main protagonist of the Half-Life series and a theoretical physicist who is forced to defend himself and the human race against hostile aliens and other enemies following the Black Mesa Incident... Read more

FA BMRF.jpg

The Black Mesa Research Facility, B.M.R.F. for short, is the headquarters of the Black Mesa corporation and the primary setting for Half-Life and its three expansions, Opposing Force, Blue Shift, and Decay. It is located in the New Mexico desert, USA. Read more

FA BMSF.jpg

The Black Mesa Security Force is the main component of Black Mesa's support personnel force. Along with the Black Mesa Science Team, it is one of the most important bodies of the Black Mesa... Read more

FA BMST.jpg

The Black Mesa Science Team is the overwhelming majority of Black Mesa's population. With the Black Mesa Security Force, it is one of the most important bodies of the Black Mesa personnel. Read more

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Dr. Gina Cross is a Black Mesa 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, the other... Read more

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The Black Mesa Incident, or referred to once in-game as the Lambda Incident, is a catastrophic event resulting from an experiment carried out at the Black Mesa Research Facility, which results in... Read more

FA Eli.jpg

Dr. Eli Vance is a physicist and researcher, an African-American man apparently in his late fifties or early sixties with short gray hair, a beard and moustache. He wears a prosthetic leg to replace his left leg... Read more

FA Bullsquid.jpg

The Bullsquid is a bipedal, highly aggressive creature that appears throughout the Black Mesa Research Facility due to the dimensional rift caused by the Resonance Cascade. Bullsquid are able... Read more

FA crowbar.jpg

The Crowbar is the signature weapon of Gordon Freeman. It is the first weapon acquired in Half-Life, serving as a melee weapon and a tool for puzzles. The crowbar is also used as a tool for breaking open supply crates and clearing destructible... Read more

FA Houndeye.jpg

The Houndeye is a tripedal creature that teleported to Earth from Xen after the Resonance Cascade. It is introduced in Half-Life’s third chapter, Unforeseen Consequences. Read more

FA Gargantua.jpg

The Gargantua is a large and powerful Xen alien featured in Half-Life, Half-Life: Uplink, and Half-Life: Opposing Force. Read more

FA Black Ops.jpg

The Black Ops, sometimes hyphenated to Black-Ops and sometimes referred to as Black Operations, are a commando group of trained government assassins briefly seen in Half-Life and later expanded upon and featured in Opposing Force. Read more

FA G-Man.jpg
The G-Man, or simply G-Man, is a key, yet mysterious and enigmatic character in the Half-Life series. Referred to as a "sinister interdimensional bureaucrat", he is known to display peculiar behavior and capabilities beyond that of a human and his... Read more