Half-Life Black Mesa mod gameplay videos hit the internet

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! The Great Oz has spoken!"

Gameplay videos of Black Mesa, the long-awaited modder-made Half-Life remake, have hit the internet.

The first video, published by ValveTime.net, shows the On a Rail chapter from Half-Life, and is captured from a "fairly old build" of the modification, built using the latest version of the Source engine. Fans have been quick to criticise what looks like the use of iron sights for the .357 Magnum. Apparently, this is simply the weapon's zoom feature made available in the single-player portion of the game.

The second video, of terrible quality, was published on LambdaGeneration.com, and shows footage from the Surface Tension chapter. Again, the footage is taken from an old and, according to LG, outdated mod development build. Oh, and the music was added by LG - it is not from the game itself.

Over on the Black Mesa Facebook page is a short update: "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! The Great Oz has spoken!"

Black Mesa: Source has been in development for a whopping eight years. When will it be released? "We have always gone for a 'when it's done' approach," says the development team. Sounds like a developer we know...

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