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Combine (Half-Life)

The Combine, abbreviated as CMB and referred to as "Our Benefactors", is a multidimensional empire which serves as the primary antagonistic force in the video game Half-Life 2, developed by Valve Corporation. [1]

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Adhesive bandage

An adhesive bandage, also called a sticking plaster (or simply plaster) in British English, is a small medical dressing used for injuries not serious enough to require a full-size bandage.

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Alyx Vance

Alyx Vance is a non-player character in Valve's 2004 first-person shooter video game Half-Life 2, and its following episodes: Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two.

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Antagonist

An antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution, or concept that stands in or represents opposition against which the protagonist(s) must contend.

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Armoured personnel carrier

An armoured personnel carrier (APC) is type of armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) designed to transport infantry to the battlefield.

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Artificial intelligence (video games)

In video games, artificial intelligence is used to generate intelligent behaviors primarily in non-player characters (NPCs), often simulating human-like intelligence.

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Attack helicopter

An attack helicopter is an armed helicopter with the primary role of an attack aircraft, with the capability of engaging targets on the ground, such as enemy infantry and armoured fighting vehicles.

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Biological agent

A biological agent—also called bio-agent, biological threat agent, biological warfare agent, biological weapon, or bioweapon—is a bacterium, virus, protozoan, parasite, or fungus that can be used purposefully as a weapon in bioterrorism or biological warfare (BW).

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Black operation

A black operation or black op is a covert operation by a government, a government agency, or a military organization.

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Boss (video gaming)

In video gaming, a boss is a significant computer-controlled enemy.

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Characters of Half-Life

This is a list of characters in the Half-Life video game series, which comprises Half-Life, Half-Life 2 and their respective expansion packs and episodes.

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Computer and Video Games

Computer and Video Games (CVG, C&VG or C+VG) was a UK-based video game magazine, published in its original form between 1981 and 2004.

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Concept art

Concept art is a form of illustration used to convey an idea for use in (but not limited to) films, video games, animation, or comic books before it is put into the final product.

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Concerned

Concerned: The Half-Life and Death of Gordon Frohman is a webcomic created by Christopher C. Livingston, parodying the first-person shooter video game Half-Life 2.

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Content-control software

Content-control software is software designed to restrict or control the content a reader is authorised to access, especially when utilised to restrict material delivered over the Internet via the Web, e-mail, or other means.

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Creatures of Half-Life

The following is a list of creatures in the Half-Life series.

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Dropship (science fiction)

A dropship or dropcraft is a fictional transport vehicle featured frequently in science fiction, in particular military science fiction and space opera genres.

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Dune (film)

Dune is a 1984 American science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name.

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Dystopia

A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος, alternatively, cacotopia, Cacotopia (κακό, caco.

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Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is the eastern part of the European continent.

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Electroshock weapon

An electroshock weapon is an incapacitant weapon used for incapacitating a person by administering electric shock aimed at disrupting superficial muscle functions and/or causing pain without significantly hurting the subject.

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Ellen McLain

Ellen McLain is an American opera singer and voice actress from Nashville, Tennessee.

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Episodic video game

An episodic video game is a video game of a shorter length that is commercially released as an installment to a continuous and larger series.

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Evolution

Evolution is change in the heritable traits of biological populations over successive generations.

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Frank Herbert

Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction writer best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels.

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Future plc

Future plc is a media company.

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GameSpot

GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on certain video games.

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Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod (commonly abbreviated as Gmod, stylized as garry's mod), is a sandbox physics game designed by Garry Newman, and later by his company, Facepunch Studios for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux.

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Guild Navigator

A Guild Navigator (alternately Guildsman or Steersmen) is a fictional humanoid in the ''Dune'' universe created by Frank Herbert.

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Gunship

The term gunship originated in the mid-19th century as a synonym for gunboat and also referred to the heavily armed ironclad steamships used during the American Civil War.

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Half-Life (series)

Half-Life (stylized HλLF-LIFE) is a series of first-person shooter video games that share a single science fiction alternate history.

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Half-Life (video game)

Half-Life (stylized as HλLF-LIFE) is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation, the company's debut product and the first in the ''Half-Life'' series.

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Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 (stylized as HλLF-LIFE2) is a first-person shooter video game and the sequel to ''Half-Life''.

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Half-Life 2: Episode One

Half-Life 2: Episode One is a first-person shooter video game, the first in a series of episodes that serve as the sequel for the 2004 Half-Life 2.

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Half-Life 2: Episode Two is a first-person shooter video game, the second episode in a series of sequels to the 2004 Half-Life 2.

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Half-Life 2: Survivor

Half-Life 2: Survivor is an arcade game based on the science fiction first-person shooter video game, Half-Life 2.

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Hand grenade

A hand grenade is any small bomb that can be thrown by hand.

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Headcrab

A headcrab is a fictional alien parasitoid found in the Half-Life video game series created by Valve Software.

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IGN

IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is a San Francisco-based games and entertainment media company operated by Ziff Davis LLC.

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John Patrick Lowrie

John Patrick Lowrie (born 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American voice actor, actor, musician and author best known for voicing the Sniper in Team Fortress 2.

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Joystiq

Joystiq was a video gaming blog founded in June 2004 as part of the Weblogs, Inc. family of weblogs, now owned by AOL.

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Ken Kesey

Kenneth Elton "Ken" Kesey (September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001) was an American novelist, essayist, and countercultural figure.

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Kotaku

Kotaku is a video game-focused blog and part of Gawker Media's "Gawker" network of sites.

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Land mine

A land mine is an explosive device concealed under or on the ground and designed to destroy or disable enemy targets, ranging from combatants to vehicles and tanks, as they pass over or near it.

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List of fictional pulse rifles

Pulse rifle and pulse pistol are often used to mean a raygun.

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Lithography

Lithography is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water.

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Live action

In filmmaking, video production, and other media, live action refers to cinematography or videography that does not use animation (though sometimes based on an original animated series).

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Locations of Half-Life

The '''''Half-Life''''' video game series features many locations set in a dystopian future stemming from the events of the first game, ''Half-Life''.

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Machinima

Machinima is the use of real-time computer graphics engines to create a cinematic production.

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Marc Laidlaw

Marc Laidlaw (born 1960) is an American writer of science fiction and horror and also a computer game designer with Valve Corporation.

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Multiverse

The multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of infinite or finite possible universes (including the Universe we consistently experience) that together comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them.

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New York City

New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Newspeak

Newspeak is the fictional language in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, written by George Orwell.

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Non-player character

A non-player character (NPC), sometimes known as a non-person character or non-playable character, in a game is any character that is not controlled by a player.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (novel)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) is a novel written by Ken Kesey.

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PC Gamer

PC Gamer is a magazine founded in Britain in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future plc.

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PC Zone

PC Zone, founded in 1993, was the first magazine dedicated to games for IBM-compatible personal computers to be published in the United Kingdom.

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Personal computer

A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and original sale price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator.

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Pistol

A pistol is a type of handgun.

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Plush

Plush (from French peluche) is a textile having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet.

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Police

A police force is a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property, and limit civil disorder.

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Police brutality

'Police brutality' is the wanton use of excessive force, usually physical, but also common in forms of verbal attacks and psychological intimidation, by a police officer.

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Police procedural

The police procedural, or police crime drama, is a subgenre of detective fiction which attempts to convincingly depict the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes.

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Police state

Police state is a term denoting government that exercises power arbitrarily through the police.

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Portals in fiction

A portal in science fiction and fantasy is a technological or magical doorway that connects two distant locations separated by spacetime.

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Prima Games

Prima Games, a division of Random House, is the largest publishing company of video game strategy guides in the United States.

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Proboscis

A proboscis is an elongated appendage from the head of an animal, either a vertebrate or an invertebrate.

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Propaganda

Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some cause or position.

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Psychokinesis

Psychokinesis (from Greek ψυχή "mind" + κίνησις "movement"), or telekinesis (from τῆλε "far off" + κίνησις "movement"), is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction.

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Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.

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Scientology

Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by American science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, who lived from 1911 until 1986.

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Sentry gun

A sentry gun is a gun that is automatically aimed and fired at targets that are detected by sensors.

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Shotgun

A shotgun (also known as a scattergun and peppergun, or historically as a fowling piece) is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot, or a solid projectile called a slug.

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Sniper rifle

In military and law enforcement terminology, a special application sniper rifle is a crew service, man-portable, high precision, shoulder-fired rifle used to ensure more accurate placement of bullets at longer ranges than other small arms.

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Stormtrooper (Star Wars)

The Imperial Stormtroopers are fictional soldiers from George Lucas' Star Wars universe.

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Stun grenade

A stun grenade, also known as a flash grenade or flashbang, is a non-lethal explosive device used to temporarily disorient an enemy's senses.

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Submachine gun

A submachine gun (SMG) is an air-cooled, magazine-fed, automatic carbine designed to fire pistol cartridges.

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T-shirt

A T-shirt (or tee shirt, or tee) is a style of fabric shirt, named after the T shape of the body and sleeves.

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Teleportation

Teleportation, or Teletransportation, is the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them.

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The Office

The Office is a popular mockumentary sitcom that was first made in the United Kingdom and has now been remade in many other countries, with overall viewership in the hundreds of millions worldwide.

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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and filmmaker.

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Transhuman

Transhuman or trans-human is the concept of an intermediary form between human and posthuman.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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United Nations Secretariat Building

The United Nations Secretariat Building is a tall skyscraper and the centerpiece of the headquarters of the United Nations, located in the Turtle Bay area of Manhattan, in New York City.

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Valve Corporation

Valve Corporation (formerly Valve Software, commonly referred to as Valve and sometimes stylized as VALVᴇ) is an American video game development and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, United States.

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Video game

A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.

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Vortigaunt

Vortigaunts are a fictional extra-dimensional species in the ''Half-Life'' series of video games by Valve Corporation.

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Webcomic

Webcomics (also known as online comics or Internet comics) are comics published on a website.

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Wound

A wound is a type of injury which happens relatively quickly in which skin is torn, cut, or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion (a closed wound).

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1UP.com

1UP.com was an American entertainment website that focused on video games.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combine_(Half-Life)

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