The 10 Best Source Engine Games

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lindanne

of course there are great games, but I do not have much time to win it, so I usually play small flash games on http://www.friv2hi.com

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Damnlogin

Can't wait for L4D3.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

My big issue with Source games is the distortion of three-dimensional space: As the player turns, objects grow larger and apparently closer as they move from center to the periphery. It is one of the more distracting and immersion-breaking failures I've seen in a game engine. Perhaps they've dealt with that in the newest of the games, Titanfall?

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ApathyCurve

All FPS game engines have this flaw in varying degrees, though I agree Source is one of the worst. It has to do with rendering range and displaying a bubble-shaped world on a flat screen. The easiest way to understand it is this analogy: go look at a standard Mercator projection map of the Earth. Greenland looks larger than all of North America, which is clearly not the case in reality. In this case, the poles of the planet on the map are the left and right sides of your computer screen as it tries to render images on the surface of that "sphere" which is the rendering engine. Now go look at Google Earth, where the world is projected on a sphere, and you'll see Greenland's true size -- i.e., much smaller than North America.

The effect in game rendering engines becomes much more apparent when you're running a triple-monitor setup such as Surround or Eyefinity. I've only seen one engine to date which allows you to compensate for this by adjusting the output to each monitor: iRacing. When properly set up, triple-screen rendering on iRacing is nearly distortion-free. I wish more developers would do the same.

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jgrimoldy

Black Mesa?

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

He still hasn't finished that, right? I remember him trying to sell the sound track to raise money a couple years back.

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kiaghi7

That was a joke, ha ha... fat chance...

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NSain

anyway, this cake is great... it's so delicious and moist.

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Sean D Knight

Look at me still talking when there's science to do. 

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neo1piv14

It's always great to see Vampire the Masquerade get some love. With the community support, it was a pretty solid game.

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sladeofdark

let that engine die already, i dont remember ANYTHING about source that was awesome. boring shooter games. Best thing they did was freakin portal. GTFO

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Sean D Knight

I don't know if you are being serious, sarcastic, or a troll...

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Innomasta

Go to PCGAMER and join the ignorant filth in the comments sections over there. They're waiting.

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Citizen Snips

> Implying kreedz climbing isn't the best game of all time