okay, the only HL game i've played is Half-Life 2, just the standard game, none of the add-ons. Very sweet game BTW, one of the only few games i've actaully finished. But all the time I was playing, and everytime I see something HL related, I keep wondering - "WTF is the G-man from & what's up with him??" In fact, what's up with the whole story? I just don't get it? Aliens came to Earth? The bad guys engineered some bio-weaponry? And now something that got me thinking again was what I saw on this page... http://ep1.half-life2.com/index.php The G-man "made" Gordan? (Gordon is the main characters name isn't it? it's been a while since I played. ) So what's the deal with the character you play in HL? The G-man just uses you, brings you out at specific times - then what? You go back into hibernation? If someone could explain this, I'd really appreciate an answer, this is driving me nuts.