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Robert Culp (a.k.a. Half-Life 2's Dr. Breen) dies


I'm somewhat shocked no one has posted this, but Robert Culp, the American actor who first gained fame as the co-star of I Spy with Bill Cosby, passed away earlier this morning from a heart attack outside his home. He was 79. For many people, it was his work on I Spy that people will remember, being one of the first network TV shows to break the racial barrier and have a black lead character (played by Cosby).

Of course, most of you know Culp from somewhere else: Valve's Half-Life 2, where he voiced Doctor Breen, the series' main antagonist. It was one of his last major roles, and he managed to play Breen's smooth and soothing character who thought he was doing what was best for the human world. Culp's speeches as Breen were among some of my highlights in the original game, especially his early propaganda speech:

Of course, Breen died in Half-Life 2 (or so we were likely meant to believe), so this likely won't hamper Episode 3 if Valve ever gets around to working on it. But it's still a sad day and a sad loss for everyone who ever enjoyed Half-Life 2.

Rest in peace, good sir.
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About Brian Szabelskione of us since 12:13 PM on 02.11.2007

Oh, hi there. Didnít see you enter. Anyways, welcome to my humble little blog. For those of you not familiar with who I am, the nameís Brian. Iím 24 years old and hail from Findlay, Ohio. I work at the local newspaper here as a copy editor, putting my four long years of college to actual use. Kind of. I think.

For those of you who might recognize me from elsewhere, I work as Assistant Gaming Editor over at Blogcritics Gaming and as Features Editor over at Tomopop. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it because I get to do a lot of cool shit with a lot of cool people.

I've been gaming since the relatively young age of around 3 and I've played plenty of games, both good and bad. I'm continuously expanding my gaming collection, which has become more of an archive in recent years as I'm focusing on collecting older, less well-known titles. You'd honestly be surprised on what people are missing out on in bargain bins...

Other than gaming, I love anime, manga, sports, movies, TV, and a whole lot more. I also happen to have something of a legendary love for Cammy, to the point that I am the site's unofficial official Cammy fanboy. And yes, I do play as her in Street Fighter and do so quite well, too.

Also, I am Chad Concelmo's B.F.F., my prize for coming in first in The Great Retro Quiz .18 - ActRaiser. Accept no substitutes. Not even Aerox.

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