I’ve been playing Half Life 2 for a couple weeks now. Maybe I have 15 hrs of play time into the game and 5 hours into Counterstrike. I love marveling at the countryside I’m riding through, knowing that although my character can walk through it and manipulate it to a great extent, it is a completely fictitious universe. That’s cool. Remember what I was saying about special effects winning me over in The Matrix? Well I just got to see “Dog”, this robot in Half Life. Wowie Zowie, I marvel at it.. and doubly so knowing that it doesn’t even exist!