What happens when a master artist also happens to be a big Half-Life 2 fan? You get one very awesome real life Gravity Gun replica.
How many of you remember how much fun you had the first time you stumbled upon the Gravity Gun in Half-Life 2 and realized you could take out baddies with objects as ridiculous as kitchen sinks and dinner tables? Man, those were some fine moments in gaming history.
Apparently I’m not the only one who fondly remembers the days when Half-Life 2 was all the rage. According to our source, a certain craftsman of exceptional skill named Harrison Krix, decided it would be good to take a trip down memory lane and construct for himself a real life replica of the famous Gravity Gun.
If you’ve heard the name Kris before, it’s because he’s worked on a few past projects, such as replica weapons from the Warcraft and Mass Effect universes, and earned himself more than a little internet cred in the process.
The Gravity Gun has a pretty hefty amount of detail on it. Apart from being masterfully sculpted, it’s got some nice post-apocalyptic grunge and scuff marks on it and some really awesome lighting effects that made it glow and look alive and ready to bend the rules of gravity.
The best part about all of this is that it’s apparently up for grabs. The artist is having the piece auctioned off at the upcoming Child’s Play celebratory dinner in Seattle. For those of you who don’t know, Child’s play is an organization that raises money so that children in hospitals can receive toys and games to help them through their ordeals. Most of the donations come from gamers and other geeks!
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