Status: “The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world” … “So wake up Mr Freeman, wake up and smell the ashes”
Score: 3 out of 5 Kombis
Description: At a casual glance you’d be forgiven for thinking this tee was from some old TV show. Maybe one from the 60’s like ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ or ‘Mission Impossible’. Or did it have something to do with the 80’s TV series ‘The A-Team’, a sequel perhaps?
Well if you hadn’t guessed already the G-Man was that mysterious character that Gordon Freeman would encounter every now and then in the very popular Valve game - ‘Half Life’. His role and identity are unknown but he is clearly there to watch over Gordon throughout his missions … almost like an overseer or employer. They never meet or speak directly but the G-Man has a lot to say in monologues at the start of the game or when Gordon is unconscious. And he does seem like a guy you wouldn’t want to cross and this is backed up by his ranking as being one of the most evil video game characters of all time (30th to be exact). Hmm, I wonder who number 1 is?
But what is really great is if you were looking for a career in the government specialising as a secret agent overseeing people with PhDs in Theoretical Physics, they have a recruitment agency.
So while you wait for that call for a job interview add this subtle tee to your gaming t-shirt collection. Your friends, work colleagues and passers-by will either know it or not. And even the ones that do will be saying, “I know this, I played it years ago”, “He kept popping up at random spots in the game”.
Indeed he did and the G-Man may be popping up again soon? But will it be Half Life 3, Half Life - The Movie or the MMO - Half Life Universe?
Until then just enjoy the t-shirt and … oh! the phone is ringing :o)