The “Life” Of Half Life 2, my one stop shop for gaming related BitTorrents, has added two new Half Life 2 videos. I checked them out and am to the point where I think that HL2 may do for in-game physics what Doom3 did for atmosphere and lighting. The game looks just amazing, but the physics and interactivity of in game objects is spectacular. Watching the demo player make his way through Ravenholm without using a standard FPS weapon and only objects laying around really pushes what the standard shooter is about. I’m anxious to play HL2, but even more anxious to see what modders will do with the technology.

Do You IMDB?

LAWeekly has a very interesting article up on the history and origins of the Internet Movie Database, one of the best sites on the net, in my opinion. If you want to know who starred in a movie or a TV show, what movies someone has starred in, or even trivia and goofs for movies, this is the site to check it out. I’ve saved myself from quite a few sleepless nights, trying to figure out where I’ve seen an actor before. It’s pretty common for my wife and I to pause a movie so we can figure out where “I’ve seen that guy”.

If you consider yourself and even remote movie fan, you should definitely put this site in your favorites.