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K so, found HL1 and a garage sale, beat it. Now I'm confused
1) Who the hell is GMAN?
2) Where the hell do the combine come from?
3) If the Vorts attack you in HL1, why do they help in HL2?
4) I still need clarification on the Resistance, combine, etc.
5) What was the point of launching that missile?
6) WHO'S GMAN?!?!
7) How'd Ravenholm get raped so hardcore with zombies?
8) Antlions...lolwut? Where'd they come from?

Yeah answer away.
Pretty sure some of you may know what happens when you answer at least one. Oh, and I played all the other Half-Life's so feel free to post spoilers.
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There's antilions in hl1? Guess I don't remember...
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1) You don't know, you still don't know, you probably won't know until the end
2) The combine were a race of aliens that were attracted to the planet by the energies that the Xen portal's released.
3) Because Gordon freed them, thats why they call him the "Free Man"
4) The combine easily dominated the human race with their superior technology. The resistance was formed afterwards to resist the combine.
5) To my knowledge, to knock a satellite out of orbit thats causing the Xen portals.
6) I DONT KNOW!
7) The combine use the head craps as weapons and mass populace control. What easier way to control the human race then to eliminate where they can live. Ravenholm was probably one of the first locations that was hit.
8) Desert Species. Addition to hl2 :-)
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, AND how does Breen fit in with/control the Combine?
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Breen was originaly the administrator of the Lambda complex. He gave away all the information he had to the combine and as a reward, was made supreme overseer.
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Or was more being used.. better to have a human, intelligent face try to turn a planet then the face of an alien directly.
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DAMN! Genius!
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8) Antlions also came through the portal, and colonised desert-areas - their poisonous cousins seem to prefer damp caves. Vorts clearly have been used to them for quite some time due to their knowledge of their biology (Pheromones etc)

Breen controls nothing, imho, except the visual and auditory propoganda he spews forth about our "Benefactors"

He is a pawn, being used/manipulated by the combine leaders hoping for some reward from our "Benefactors".

He is trying to save his own sorry AS5 by selling Earth down the river.

He will get his, I am sure.
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HL and HL2 are probably the best games I have ever played. There is A LOT of information about the G-Man on wikipedia and there are tons of theories out there (although none is confirmed). I doubt we will ever find out about him. In HL2 he slows down time so it's thought he is from a different planet to have abilities like that.
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This is why it's better to play the Half-Life games in order. The story truly does unfold itself, and it's a great one.

The events in Half-Life are almost entirely unrelated to the events in HL2. Basically, in the first game, you accidentally open a portal to another world, and various alien species cross over into Earth. Many of them (such as the Vortigaunts, and eventually the Antlions) became allies in HL2.

Anyhow, play through HL1, everything is explained (Except for the G-Man).
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