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The Mesa Times

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The Mesa Times
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Game information


The Mesa Times is a newspaper distributed among the Black Mesa Research Facility.


Scientists can be seen reading it at the start of Blue Shift; one while waiting for his laundry to be done at the very start of the game, and another later on a Black Mesa Transit System platform near Area 3 Security Facilities. It is unknown if it is an outside publication or exclusively made by the company for its personnel.

Behind the scenes[edit]

  • The Mesa Times may be a reference to the British newspaper The Times (the title is also written in Times, created for the same newspaper), or the Seattle-based newspaper The Seattle Times (Valve being from the Seattle area).
  • The Combine also issues a newspaper for the City 17 inhabitants, named The Terminal.


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