Reader Request: ODCM's Half-Life Article

As requested by Anthony817, here is the Half-Life article that was touted on the cover of ODCM's November 2000 issue. Click the images to enlarge. I tried to get them as crisp and as legible as I could without crushing the magazine in a scanner.


If any other readers have a game review or article that they wish to see from the American run of the Official Dreamcast Magazine, let me know! You could be the next "Reader Request"!

In other news, a new retro gaming shop opened up in my neighborhood. I checked it out and was surprised to find a good amount of SEGA games and consoles. Nothing to the extent of Video Games New York, but still enough for me to take some time to browse and find a few gems. Unfortunatly, the store had just opened, so nothing was priced. The owner was preoccupied with a number of customers, so requesting prices would take some time. Instead, I just grabbed a "like new" copy of Toy Commander and got his attention for a moment to learn that the price was $8.99. Not too bad! It seems his pricing system is based on whatever GameStop and ebay charge and then me knocks a dollar off. A little odd and loose, but it works for me. At least the dude seems to be open to haggling. Other games that I did not pick up were Bomberman Online ($17), Giga Wing 2 ($35) and Gauntlet Legends ($16). As the store owner settles in, I'll make a return and write a bit more about the shop. Looks promising! You can find his under construction website here: classicgamejunkie.com

11 comments:

A Moomintroll said...

I bet Gordon Freeman has a Dreamcast...

BIGMercenary said...

Wow, A LOT better than the PC version. I keep downloading the game but I always run into trouble when burning it to a disc.

Anthony817 said...

Awesome Barry! You came through that's for sure! I will put it on my PSP for reading on the go!

Thanks so much!

Btw, you guy's know that the HL PC mod They Hunger Beta 3 has just been released on Dreamcast by the Counter-Strike DC dev Dreammatrix?

http://dreamcast-talk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2268

Eyz said...

I really dig this Half-Life DC!
I like the password feature, neat addition :)
The game ran pretty smoothly and was very nice to look at~

Tomleecee said...

Yeah, DC HL is cool...although it takes up a whole VM with the save file.

Anthony817 said...

If you guy's want an optomized version of the game, look for Overrides version, the save bug has since been fixed on the DC port of Paranoia too.

Blake said...

Holy moly, I went home earlier this summer and looked at my old gamepro magazines has early has 1994, it was great to see old articles.

I debated taking them back with me and scanning them and posting them on my own site.

If you don't mind, I enjoy getting others opines on games. I would like to link your site on mine own?

If you like, take a drop by Pacroid aswell. Gaming nonsense and little animated videos I do.

Retro Junkyard said...

Hey barry could I get a review of Tokyo Extreme Racer?! One of my favorite Dreamcast games!

Barry the Nomad said...

^ I'll see if they have one!

Florian Wallin said...

http://www.florre.se/recensioner/dctokyohighwaychallange.php

There is a Review on Tokyo Extreme Racer for our beloved Dreamcast, its in Swedish but you could always use google translate.

Its still thinking !

Florian Wallin said...

http://www.florre.se/recensioner/dctokyohighwaychallange.php

There is a Review on Tokyo Extreme Racer for our beloved Dreamcast, its in Swedish but you could always use google translate.

Its still thinking !