Is That You Gordon Freeman?

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This picture, yanked from the BTS at Valve special, “Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar,” is the supposedly the earliest character model for protagonist Gordon Freeman.

They seemed to be REALLY into the beard idea, first opting for a “Gimli” look before toning it down to the goatee we see today. They also apparently wanted him to be a bit paramilitary as well, which is why he has the world’s flatest flat-top, which is so flat, it actually spread to his head making it square.

I wonder what the final catalyst was for giving him those iconic glasses?

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  1. JapJay December 28, 2009
  2. Dave Narby December 28, 2009

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