For One Night Only, Melbourne Was Like The Ending To Half-Life 2

As you might have noticed (particularly if you live there) Melbourne played host to quite the electrical storm last night, and you know what that means: your social media feed was most likely inundated with a ridiculous amount of lightning pics.

But among the dross, Gizmodo's Luke Hopewell noticed the above pic and made a comment: "holy shit, this looks exactly like the ending of Half-Life 2."

And he's totally right. In a sense all lightning technically looks like the ending to Half-Life 2, but this one in particular looks like it. It's the mad pool of light in the sky, that's what does it. It makes it look as though the lightning is emanating from some kind of nefarious source. Pretty cool.


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    OBLIGATORY HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED COMMENT.

      OBLIGATORY GABE CANT COUNT TO 3 COMMENT

      Storm was no doubt organised by Valve in the lead up to PAX.

    Big lightning storm in Melbourne resembling Half Life 2's ending.
    Melbourne's area code is 03.....

    I'm sure there's a punch-line in there somewhere.

    WHERE DOES THE LIGHTNING STRIKE? THE STUDIO MAKING HL3?

      Then Valve announces that all work towards Half-Life 2:Episode 2.1 (2+1=?) has been lost.

    Hmm, turns lightning only strikes twice....

      My friend, the internets is yours today for making the best joke about the lightning storm I have seen. And it was my job today to write a short piece on the social media outpouring about it!

        Man, I never win the internet. Today is a great day*!

        *Unless you use public transport in Melbourne.

    Half Life article on the front page. Get excited. Open article. Picture of lightning...

    Thanks for preying on my Monday-morning-brain Serrels :(

    What about Adelaide, we got a pretty awesome thunderstorm too last night.

      Yes, yes we did. Was mental standing outside for an hour or so looking at it come in then surround us and go over head. Never seen lightning hit the ground so close and look so thick!

        Yeah, it was pretty spectacular, normally an Adelaide thunderstorm consists of a few rumbles of thunder.

        I just wish we had more storms like that come through.

    OBLIGATORY COMMENT ABOUT TRYING TO CALM PEOPLE DOWN ABOUT THIS SOMETHING IS NOT RELATED TO HALF LIFE 3 BEING CONFIRMED

    That storm woke me up and wouldnt let me sleep because the whole house was vibrating and getting lit the fuck up

    I believe you will find that the image is not from the ending of HL2, but from HL2: Episode 2.

    You don't actually see the storm created when you blow up the Citadel in HL2, the G-man carries you away as soon as the reactor detonates.

    #HL2nerd.

    Last edited 27/10/14 11:49 am

    Yep the thing kept me up so I decided to find a Destiny raid party and managed to beat it the first time ever...

    Was pretty epic. Went over my house (or very very my house) at about 130 this morning and the thunder was so loud it shook my windows and sounded like someone let a bomb off right outside my window.

    Sometimes I think nature just likes to remind us how insignificant we are. Glorious.

    Hate to be that guy, buuuuuuutttt... spoilers :(

      It's been out for 10 years, play it or deal with it! ;)

      But really, it hasn't spoiled bugger all for you, play it anyway.

      Last edited 27/10/14 1:47 pm

    There have been plenty of nights in Melbourne that have been like the ending of HL2, disappointing.

    meanwhile. somewhere in Melbourne:
    http://www.blu-raystats.com/img_scr/Terminator2JudgmentDaySkynetEdition_12236103646_4.png

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