S3 E64 Film Review: Half Life 3 Honest Game Trailers

This week's episode reviews a film by Fandom Games called Half Life 3: Honest Game Trailers, released 31 March 2015.  The film is a throwback style of satire and even if you've not been following Valve's Half Life developments, you'll enjoy this.  For those less in the know, HL3 is a game that never made it beyond the hype, despite its avid fan base waiting patiently (or impatiently) to play it for 20 years!  We reflect on Fandom Games origins in Jimmy Wale's Wiki technology.  We also discuss our approach to 'healthy criticism' on the podcast.

0:14 Intro to the show
1:45 What made you like this one?
4:22 The voice of the movie trailer
8:04 Half-life 3 assets leaked
12:29 The cliffhanger ending
18:54 How to best handle internet criticism?
19:46 Praise what we like and learn from it
22:39  Discussing opinions on youtube
26:42 The value of professional criticism

Show notes and links available at https://completelymachinima.com/2023/02/09/s3-e64-film-review-half-life-3-honest-game-trailers-by-fandom-games-feb-2023/

Credits -
Speakers: Ricky Grove, Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, Damien Valentine
Editor/Producer: Ricky Grove
Music: Nebular Focus by Dan Henig

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