October 18th, 2007


"I played all the way through HL2: Ep 2 holding a stupid garden gnome."

Alyx sometimes gives the gnome funny looks

Halfway through reviewing Half-Life 2: Episode Two for PC Gamer about a month ago, Valve PR Doug Lombardi asks me if I know about the gnome achievement.

"Did you find the gnome near the start?"
"You have to put him in the rocket before it launches."
"But isn’t that right near the end of the game?"
"Doesn’t that mean you have to-"
"Oh I’m so doing that."

A month or so later... I have.