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The Combine 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 Episode Two.

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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 a type of armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) designed to transport infantry to the battlefield.

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Artificial intelligence in video games

In video games, artificial intelligence is used to generate responsive, adaptive or intelligent behaviors primarily in non-player characters (NPCs), similar to 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 armored 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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Biomechanical engineering

Biomechanical engineering is a bioengineering subdiscipline, which applies principles of mechanical engineering to biological systems and stems from the scientific discipline of biomechanics.

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Black operation

A black operation (or black ops) 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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Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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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 films, video games, animation, comic books, or other media before it is put into the final product.

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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, commonly referred to as an internet filter, is software that restricts or controls the content an Internet user is capable to access, especially when utilised to restrict material delivered over the Internet via the Web, e-mail, or other means.

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Dune (film)

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

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A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- "bad" and τόπος "place"; alternatively, cacotopia,Cacotopia (from κακός kakos "bad") was the term used by Jeremy Bentham in his 19th century works kakotopia, or simply anti-utopia) is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening.

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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 incapacitating weapon.

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Ellen McLain

Ellen McLain (born December 1, 1952) 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 is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.

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Fighting machine (The War of the Worlds)

The Fighting Machine (also known as "Tripod") is one of the fictional machines used by the Martians in H.G. Wells' 1898 classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds.

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Frank Herbert

Franklin 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 British media company founded in 1985.

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Gabe Newell

Gabe Logan Newell (born), often nicknamed Gaben, is an American computer programmer and businessman best known as the co-founder of the video game development and digital distribution company Valve Corporation.

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

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Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod (GMod) is a sandbox physics game created by Garry Newman and developed by his company, Facepunch Studios.

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A grenade is a small weapon typically thrown by hand.

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Guild Navigator

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

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A gunship is a military aircraft armed with heavy guns, primarily intended for attacking ground targets.

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H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells.

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Half-Life (series)

Half-Life (stylized HλLF-LIFE) is a series of first-person shooter games developed and published by Valve.

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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 and published by Sierra Studios for Microsoft Windows in 1998.

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Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 (stylized as HλLF-LIFE2) is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.

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Half-Life 2: Episode One

Half-Life 2: Episode One (stylized as HλLF-LIFE2: EPISODE ONE) is a first-person shooter video game, the first in a series of episodes that serve as the sequel to the 2004 Half-Life 2.

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Half-Life 2: Episode Two (stylized as HλLF-LIFE2: EPISODE TWO) is a first-person shooter video game, the second in a series of episodic sequels to the 2004 Half-Life 2.

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

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Human enhancement

Human enhancement (Augment) is "any attempt to temporarily or permanently overcome the current limitations of the human body through natural or artificial means.

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IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.

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John Patrick Lowrie

John Patrick Lowrie (born June 28, 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American voice actor, actor, musician and author best known for voicing the Sniper in Team Fortress 2 and various characters in Dota 2.

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

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Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.

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

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Live action

Live action is a form of cinematography or videography that uses actors and actresses instead of animation or animated pictures.

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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 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 a former scriptwriter with Valve Corporation.

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A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.

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The multiverse (or meta-universe) is a hypothetical group of multiple separate universes including the universe in which humans live.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Newspeak is the language of Oceania, a fictional totalitarian state ruled by the Party, who created the language to meet the ideological requirements of English Socialism (Ingsoc).

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Non-player character

A non-player character (NPC) 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 the United Kingdom 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 (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.

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A pistol is a type of handgun.

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

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PMK gas mask

The PMK gas mask represents a family of gas masks used by the Soviet Armed Forces, and later by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

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

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Police brutality

Police brutality is one of several forms of police misconduct which involves undue violence by police members.

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Police procedural

The police procedural, or police crime drama, is a subgenre of detective fiction that depicts investigations into several unrelated crimes in a single story or episode.

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Police state

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

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Portal (series)

Portal is a series of first-person puzzle-platform video games developed by Valve Corporation.

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Portals in fiction

The word "portal" in science fiction and fantasy generally refers to a technological or magical doorway that connects two distant locations separated by spacetime.

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Prima Games

Prima Games is the largest publishing company of video game strategy guides in the United States.

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

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Propaganda is information that is not objective and is used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively to encourage a particular synthesis or perception, or using loaded language to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information that is presented.

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Psychokinesis (from Greek ψυχή "mind" and κίνησις "movement"), or telekinesis (from τηλε- "far off" and κίνηση "movement"), is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction. Psychokinesis experiments have historically been criticized for lack of proper controls and repeatability. There is no convincing evidence that psychokinesis is a real phenomenon, and the topic is generally regarded as pseudoscience.

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A raygun is a science fiction particle-beam weapon that fires what is usually destructive energy.

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Science fiction

Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.

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Scientology is a body of religious beliefs and practices launched in May 1952 by American author L. Ron Hubbard (1911–86).

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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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A shotgun (also known as a scattergun, 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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A shuttlecraft, also known as a shuttle spacecraft, shuttle ship, drop shuttle, or dropship, is a type of spacecraft described in theory and science fiction.

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Sniper rifle

A sniper rifle is a high-precision rifle designed for sniper missions.

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Stormtrooper (Star Wars)

A stormtrooper is a fictional soldier in the ''Star Wars'' franchise created by George Lucas.

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Stun grenade

A stun grenade, also known as a flash grenade, flashbang, thunderflash or sound bomb, 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 a magazine-fed, automatic carbine designed to fire pistol cartridges.

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

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Teleportation 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.

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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells first serialised in 1897 by Pearson's Magazine in the UK and by Cosmopolitan magazine in the US.

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Tom Cruise

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

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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,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western 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 in Midtown Manhattan area of Manhattan, in New York City.

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Valve Corporation

Valve Corporation is an American video game developer and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

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Victorian era

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.

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Video game

A video game is an electronic game that involves 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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Vortigaunts are a fictional extra-dimensional species in the ''Half-Life'' series of video games by Valve Corporation.

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

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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 was an American entertainment website that focused on video games.

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2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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