Fan-Made Half-Life Remake Website Displays Error Message, Requests Visitors Bring Emergency Gear

Half-Life fans will remember that the beloved PC game recently got a remake titled Black Mesa released via the Steam digital distribution platform, though the website supporting this project displayed a new message for visitors recently, one with the words "Emergency Broadcast System" across it.

If you've never heard of Black Mesa's Source remake, click here for details from around release. One of our favorite bloggers, Sliverstorm, also wrote a lengthy blog on the project's successes and failures.

The colorful background and blaring noise would suggest anyone checking the home page for updates to the project stand clear, though redditor discoafroman reports having captured a message regarding exactly what's happened to Black Mesa.

The following message is transmitted at the request of local authorities. At 9:47 AM, Mountain Time, a disaster of unknown type has occurred at the Black Mesa Research Facility causing significant damage and failure to various power and communication systems in the surrounding areas. An immediate evacuation order has been issued for all residents within a 75 mile radius of the facility, and on-site military has been dispatched to provide assistance. Make sure to bring an emergency supply of food, water, clothing, first aid kit, flashlights with extra batteries, and battery powered radios. Follow local evacuation routes which have been marked by local authorities and only use one vehicle. Do not return to the warning area until the all clear has been given. If you are not in the evacuation zone stay where you are. If you are within the evacuation area and have no transportation locate your nearest police department or military officer. Do not use telephones or cell phones except in the case of emergencies. Stay tuned to local news media outlets for further details and information on this situation.

The redditor adds this link to a forum thread at for those looking for more details.