Mashup fan game Half-Line Miami released!

Half-Line Miami

Half-Line Miami, a mashup between Hotline Miami and Half-Life 2 created by Thomas “Stabberthomas” Kole, is now available for free on his website!

The game mixes the frenetic gameplay of Hotline Miami with the aesthetic, characters and iconic weapon of Half-Life 2. If you ever wondered what Hotline Miami would be like with a Gravity Gun, well, wonder no more!

If you need any more convincing to play a free game, here’s the launch trailer:

You’ll also be able to extend the game’s length with custom maps created by other players. I really want to add Hercule Cubbage as a free “expansion pack”, haha!

Well, what are you waiting for? Go on, download now!

Comics Roundup: 19/08/2015

Comics Roundup: 19/08/2015

Hello! A little late with this Roundup, but at least it’s full of good stuff from the old days to read through. Arctic Avenger dominated the past two weeks with re-releases of classic Garry’s Mod comics, while another face from the old days came back with his very first comic. Check it out:

  • 04/08/2015: PRODIGY Issue 8, by Connor Bremner. Arctic Avenger kicked off August by re-releasing the last issue ever of a beloved classic from 2007, albeit with some pages missing. One of my personal favorite series, PRODIGY told an original story focusing on a future war between the rising nation of Empirica and NATO. Unfortunately only issue 8 partially remains, but it’s still very much recommended.
  • 08/08/2015: Dust Bowl, by RileyB. Another of Arctic’s re-releases this past month, this time an action-packed comic by expert ragdoll-poser RileyB. Set in Iraq, the story follows the U.S. 5th Cavalry “Mustangs” as they aid the British in fighting off insurgent terrorists. It’s aged surprisingly well, particularly for a comic that seems to be from 2005.
  • 13/08/2015: Nemi #1, by Nemi. Speaking of 2005, returning PHW member Nemi re-released the oldest comic that he could find, a fairly simple piece that’s still interesting as a relic of the past.
  • 13/08/2015: The Angle of Death, by AliasLess. Arctic Avenger strikes back once again with one of his greatest finds. Created by AliasLess, this masterpiece was based on an old PHWOnline meme, in turn inspired by a terrible comic about “the angle of death” (actually a misspelled “angel of death”), who knew close combat. Unlike its inspiration, this is actually an amazing comic, taking the premise of a deathly angle and running with it to hilariously awesome results.
  • 18/08/2015: Hybrid Life, by Germantrooper. The latest of Arctic’s re-releases from his old stash, this one another classic from around 2007. Germantrooper’s magnum opus, this comic was inspired by S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and was unique for being made up of short comics released often, combining to form a 16-part epic.

That’s all for today, but at the rate Arctic Avenger has been putting these out, we’ll soon have more classics to take us back to better days. Thanks, Arctic! There are also brand new comics in the making, and after a long year of waiting, Hercule Cubbage is starting to show signs of life again… so stay tuned!

Comics Roundup: 28/07/2015

Comics Roundup: 28/07/2015

Hi, guys! My God, can you believe it’s been a whole month since our last Roundup? Apologies for that, I’ve had a busy schedule lately. Thankfully, the fine members of our forums found the time to make brand-new comics as well as gather some more classic relics of the past. Let’s look at all they’ve been up to for the past month!

  • 21/06/2015: Infection 2: Prologue, by Shazbot. Also referred to as “Infection 2 Redux”, this comic by the infamous Shazbot and re-released by Arctic Avenger follows up on the story of Pyren’s Infection, recently reposted by jim_cjr. Mostly a retelling of the events of the first series, it’s a display of the type of editing that was popular in the old days of comic making.
  • 06/07/2015 – 24/07/2015: Alick and Harlan #1-#14, by NerdKoopa. A brand new ongoing webcomic, starring the two titular robots trying to run a donut shop, of all things. Can the two overcome their lack of taste buds and create a successful brand? Read on to find out!
  • 16/07/2015: CRISIS Issue 5, by Andres. Posted once again by Arctic Avenger, the then-wildly popular modern warfare series comes to an abrupt end, as the comic maker just ceased production. A shame, but at least you can still read what was completed.
  • 16/07/2015: Zero Hour Part 3, by CPShArp. mcharest brings us another installment from Zero Hour, the series from the author whose username I can never spell right the first try. The consequences from the squad’s failed rescue mission begin to come to light, just as a mysterious new enemy rises from the ashes.
  • 16/07/2015: Soft Power: Issue 9, by PypeBomb. Just a little over a month after the last installment, the series continues. Escalation is the name of the game, as the pieces start falling into place after the shocking death of last issue.
  • 23/07/2015: Zero Hour Part 4, by CPShArp. The latest installment so far of Zero Hour, also reposted by mcharest. Phoenix Central Command falls apart under a stealth attack from their enigmatic – and eerily familiar – foe.

That’s it for now! I’ll try to keep updates rolling more often; in the meantime, keep your eyes peeled on the forums, and join the fun if you haven’t yet! Check back soon!

Comics Roundup: 21/06/2015

Comics Roundup: 21/06/2015

Hey, how’s it going? Bit later than usual, but here’s the Comics Roundup for this week. Quite a number of comics too, thanks to our awesome community!

  • 13/06/2015: Soft Power: Issue 8, by PypeBomb. PypeBomb’s series continues, with things going from bad to worse. Someone may not make it out alive!
  • 16/06/2015: Misc comics by Pvt. Jenkins. Jenkins brings us a whole bunch of humorous comics he’s made in the past. Note: please don’t try man-eating rituals at home!
  • 17/06/2015: Infection: Chapter 8, by Pyren. jim_cjr concludes the re-release of the classic series. Jacobs finally learns the truth behind his infection and faces his now-revealed archnemesis.

And that’s that! We’re in full-blown Summer mode now, which also means that a lot of people have gone on vacations and therefore the community is less active. Still, I hope I’ll still be able to bring you some more highlights from the Metrocop forums. Take care and have fun!

Comics Roundup: 12/06/2015

Comics Roundup: 12/06/2015

Hey, guys! Believe it or not, this is the twentieth Comics Roundup that Metrocop has done – good job, everyone who has released a comic, new or old, for the past 8 months! I congratulate your commitment to our virtual art form.

Anyhow, sadly the Summer drought has hit and there were no comics released last week, but this week we had a couple of good surprises! One of our established old-schoolers re-released a couple of his old classics, whereas a fan-favorite comic maker of old resurfaced to bring us a masterpiece from the past. Without further ado, let’s see what we’ve got:

  • 09/06/2015: The Awkward Adventures of the Sniffer 1 & 2, by Mjolnir82991. Mjolnir brings back one of his classic characters in a re-release of two old-school comics: the Sniffer! Watch in awe as the Sniffer puts his uncanny, and frankly kinda creepy, abilities to work in day-to-day situations. Wherever there is trouble, he will smell it!
  • 11/06/2015: 007: The Last Martini, by Cmdr.Death. The author of The Third Reborn, featured in a Comics Roundup a month ago, returned to the comics community, bringing along this re-release featuring Bond, James Bond himself, and what awaits him in retirement.

Three comics in one week from two old-schoolers isn’t too shabby at all! Definitely not something you would’ve seen just a few months ago, but we were lucky here at Metrocop to have so many talented creators from the days of old return. Let’s keep this momentum going, everyone! See ya soon!

Comics Roundup: 01/06/2015

Comics Roundup: 01/06/2015

Hello, friends! Apologies for the slightly late Comics Roundup, I’ve been a bit sidetracked as of late – and not just by the awesome TF2 Mann vs. Machine match we had last Thursday! Still, better late than never, so let’s look at last week’s releases.

Unfortunately, it was a slow week at Metrocop, but we’ve still got two comic re-releases and one brand new comic to keep us entertained:

  • 26/05/2015: Money Woes, by usaokay. Speaking of Mann vs. Machine, usaokay brings us a comic based on actual events in one such match. Where all the money at?
  • 26/05/2015: Zero Hour Part 2, by CPShArp. mcharest once again brings us part of CPShArp’s Seven Hour War comic. Tensions rise as the United States Marines try to hold off the Xen aliens and a squad of soldiers investigates unusual circumstances.
  • 31/05/2015: Infection: Chapter 6, by Pyren. We near the end of this classic series as jim_cjr continues to repost it. Now inside the city walls, Jacobs’ condition continues to worsen, the Combine – and someone else – get closer to catching him, and an unexpected connection to Half-Life 2 is revealed.

We’re now getting closer to the midway point of the year, and it’s been a really good one for Garry’s Mod comics so far, especially compared with the previous years. Hopefully we can all contribute to keeping the momentum up! I’ve been fairly unproductive of late regarding brand new comics, but I’ll work on it – until then, stick around and make sure to take part in the forums!

TF2 Metrocop Match Today!

Metrocop vs Machine

Hello, boys and girls! I’m here to extend you an invitation to join the Metrocop community in a match of Team Fortress 2‘s Mann vs. Machine mode! I’ll be there to bring the average skill level down, as will the forum moderator ESToomere (who is kind enough to host the server) and hopefully some more people so it’s fun rather than depressing.

The match will be today at 4PM GMT / 11AM EST – just a couple of hours after I post this! You can find the server IP and password on the Steam Group event, but bear in mind, you have to join the Steam Group itself to view the password. We only want friends to join (which, if you are reading this, includes you, so don’t worry)!

Hope to see you there, joining the fun! And if you’d like to be a part of the Metrocop gaming scene, or even propose some games to play, join the discussion thread on the forums!

Comics Roundup: 22/05/2015

Comics Roundup: 22/05/2015

Hi there! Another week, another Roundup, all thanks to the continued efforts of the Metrocop community! This past week, we got a repost of another installment from an old classic, as well as three brand-new comics to enjoy. Check them out:

  • 17/05/2015: Combine Exchange Program Episode 3: Impressions, by Mjolnir82991. The recently-returned classic creator continues to put everyone else to shame with his productivity of amazing new comics, continuing his new series with a showcase of how Civil Protection learn their lessons.
  • 17/05/2015: Infection: Chapter 5, by Pyren. CJR is once again kind enough to continue the re-release of Pyren’s classic series. Alex Jacobs and Isaac Renne stage their escape attempt from the Combine prison, but Jacobs’ infection manifests in unexpected ways.
  • 18/05/2015: Prisoner of War: Episode 1, by JoshRifles. JoshRifles makes his comics debut with an action-filled first installment. Lots of potential for the future and definitely worth checking out.
  • 18/05/2015: Waifu-B-Gone, by Fort. Inspired by our friends over on the Facepunch forums, Fort’s hilarious short comic demonstrates how to get rid properly of your waifu.

Pretty good output this week! Hopefully our fine friends will continue their good work. In the meantime, I’m doing some comics work of my own, so please look forward to that. Thanks for reading, and please consider joining the forums if you haven’t yet. I’ll see you guys next time!

Comics Roundup: 15/05/2015

Comics Roundup: 15/05/2015

Hello again! While the Widescreen Update may now be over, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any more comics to read! In fact, while this was a slower week in terms of community-released comics, we were lucky enough to get not one, not two, but three brand new comics!

So, without further ado, here’s what’s new this week:

  • 10/05/2015: Soft Power: Issue 7, by PypeBomb. PypeBomb’s back with yet another new (and massive!) installment of his ongoing series. He also provided a behind-the-scenes look at the comic’s production, including deleted scenes.
  • 11/05/2015: Combine Exchange Program Episode 2: Rules, by Mjolnir82991. This classic author is back with yet another brand-new comic! This time, we look at how Civil Protection and Overwatch Soldiers both deal with violence in their jobs.
  • 13/05/2015: Beating Quotas, by ESToomere. Our resident Mod and mapper has finally dabbled into comic making for the first time in years, coming up with this short and sweet humorous comic looking into why Civil Protection is so fond of using their stunsticks.

Not too much in terms of new content, sure, but not only did you get over a hundred classic comics uploaded to Metrocop this week, the forums have also seen yet another comic maker return to the community, as Hazard-Life joined and revealed plans for a brand new series! Exciting times are ahead, so stay tuned for more awesomeness!

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