Website with Link to Half-Life Remake Broadcasts Emergency Message

Posted in The Screening Room by - January 02, 2015

What very well may be the greatest marketing ploy in video game history, a website related to Black Mesa, the 2012 remake of Half-Life, was formated to display only one image and to play a message on repeat that is styled after the US Emergency Broadcast System.

Here is a transcript of the recording, courtesy of Reddit user discoafroman:

The following message is transmitted at the request of local authorities. At 9:47 AM, Mountain Time, a disaster of unknown type has occurred at the Black Mesa Research Facility causing significant damage and failure to various power and communication systems in the surrounding areas. An immediate evacuation order has been issued for all residents within a 75 mile radius of the facility, and on-site military has been dispatched to provide assistance. Make sure to bring an emergency supply of food, water, clothing, first aid kit, flashlights with extra batteries, and battery powered radios. Follow local evacuation routes which have been marked by local authorities and only use one vehicle. Do not return to the warning area until the all clear has been given. If you are not in the evacuation zone stay where you are. If you are within the evacuation area and have no transportation locate your nearest police department or military officer. Do not use telephones or cell phones except in the case of emergencies. Stay tuned to local news media outlets for further details and information on this situation.

As amazing as this may potential game teaser may seem, it could very well be a gag. Either way, touché Crowbar Collective, touché.

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