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The Times
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The Times is a newspaper issued as recent as the period following the Combine's invasion of Earth.


Half-Life 2[edit]

The Times appears in Half-Life 2 on as a cutout of the front page on Eli Vance's corkboard in Black Mesa East. It includes a photo of Striders walking around a visibly damaged United Nations Secretariat Building in New York City, the banner headline revealing Earth surrendered after the Seven Hour War.

Half-Life: Alyx[edit]

The Times returns in Half-Life: Alyx in a similar fashion, this time with the texture being more detailed and legible. Its motto reads "Where the world turns for truth". The newspaper is specified as being the International Edition, listing the paper as "Europe's largest distribution". A photo of Dr. Breen standing at a podium is now visible. The article summarizes the capitulation of mankind to the Combine negotiated by Wallace Breen, speculation concerning the origins of the Portal Storms, and experts advising people to stay within their communities.

The Times also praises the Shakespeare play Antony & Cleopatra playing at the Royal Theater on its billboard, with the word "Блестящий!", "Glittering!" in Russian.


In the real world, The Times is a British newspaper founded in 1785. In Half-Life: Alyx, is the affiliated internet address listed on the front page of The Times newspaper located in the top right corner.


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