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[CEG] - Kelly Bailey, (the face of Gordon Freeman) Has Left Valve

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In a shock to fans, Kelly Bailey, the composer of all the sounds and music for Half Life and Half Life 2, and better known to the fans of Half Life 2 as the face of Gordon Freeman is no longer listed as an employee of Valve.

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Kelly Bailey was the Senior Sound Producer with Valve since the original Half Life which was released in November of 1998.


He made some great music for both Half-Life and Half-Life 2! Let's see what his replacement, Mike Morasky, "the talented composer of all the music for the Left 4 Dead series as well as Team Fortress 2 and a good portion of Portal" can do.


Note: This news is a month and two days old, but I haven't found it anywhere on this forum, so I thought it might be of interest to all the fans of the Half-Life series.


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Edited by tpi2007 - 8/4/11 at 10:05pm
 
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So going to have a new face?

Gordan Freeman was a silent Main-Character and had no lines or said anything. So I don't think it should make a difference.
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So going to have a new face?

Gordan Freeman was a silent Main-Character and had no lines or said anything. So I don't think it should make a difference.



Well, I don't think Valve will be legally obliged to change his face just because the employee doesn't work for Valve anymore.

I think the important thing here is that he is the composer of the Half-Life 1 and 2 music, which is great! And the fact he won't be composing the music for the next installment (unless he already did before leaving.. hmmm).
 
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Kind of sad, but I've got no problem with the stuff Mike puts out. Love them both, and if Kelly wants to move on that's his prerogative. Not trying to hate or troll, I really mean that if he wants to move on that should be fine. Mike will do a fine job filling those shoes.
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Kind of sad, but I've got no problem with the stuff Mike puts out. Love them both, and if Kelly wants to move on that's his prerogative. Not trying to hate or troll, I really mean that if he wants to move on that should be fine. Mike will do a fine job filling those shoes.

Fully agree. It's sad, but life moves on and he deserves all the good things he choses to do next.

I love Portal 2's music (don't know if he also participated in Portal 2 or just Portal 1), and Left 4 Dead's music is also great. He sure is talented, so by now he should have a good idea of the kind of music that will work in a Half-Life game.
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So going to have a new face?

Gordan Freeman was a silent Main-Character and had no lines or said anything. So I don't think it should make a difference.

Well, maybe he left on good terms with valve and there was no harsh feelings. The music in HL was pretty damn good and he should deserve to have his face in the game
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He made some awesome music. Good luck to him!
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In a shock to fans
Dramatic much ?
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I didnt even know there was music in HL2, so i guess i wont miss it. As long as freeman has teh same face ill be happy.
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