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Large repository with over 55 GB of data & media from all of Valve Software's games. Curated since 2014.

valvearchive.com

Extensive database of trivia, lyrics, bootlegs, dates, posters, and releases of L.A. punk/post-punk band Wall of Voodoo. Curated since 2019.

jaycie.erysdren.me/wov/




As Valve Archive


Using the Valve Archive brand as a base, I have been producing informational videos on topics related to Valve Software. All videos are written, produced, edited, and researched by myself unless otherwise credited. Chapter transition graphics & SFX by Mitch Wensveen and Jane Thrace.

2021 - 02 - 26
Covering Half-Life's free demo and forgotten little brother. Narrated by Jonathan Biondi.

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2021 - 01 - 08
Covering Valve's private developer-focused conference from the summer of 2006. Narrated by UrbaNebula.

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2020 - 12 - 20
Deep dive into the history of the Tau Cannon, iconic energy weapon from the Half-Life series. Goes into detail about its origins, designs, and cancelled appearances. Narrated by Comona Lewin.

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Self-Published


2020 - 07 - 09
Review of the Half-Life 2 mod "Logistique" released March 19 2020.

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2020 - 06 - 20
Unedited livestreamed interview & listening party with Bruce Moreland. Bassist, keyboardist and lyricist for Los Angeles punk band Wall of Voodoo.

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2020 - 06 - 20
First-hand account from a "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" border security guard. CW: Drug use and descriptions of violence.

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2018 - 06 - 16
Soenke Seidel explains the creation of Codename: Gordon, the forgotten 2D version of Half-Life 2.

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Watch "ADDENDUM - Codename: Gordon Remastered" on youtube.com

2018 - 04 - 07
Informational piece about an undeveloped 3D model format by Valve Software circa 1999.

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2018 - 02 - 19
James Watt tells the story of the 2003 Half-Life 2 theft, and his role in the community investigation of the hackers.

NOTE: I do not condone nor endorse any of James Watt's poltiical views, past or present.

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2017 - 11 - 12
Herbert Flower, the lead developer and creator of Gunman Chronicles talks about his style of making textures and other assets, utilizing clay and airbrushed paint to create a very unique art style.

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2016 - 06 - 27
Short interview with the originator of the October 2003 Valve Software hack.

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With Valve News Network


For the last 5 years, I've acted as a archival and technical consultant for the YouTube channel Valve News Network, run by Tyler McVicker. I've also contributed research and documentation for videos. Unless otherwise specified, I acted as a co-scriptwriter and research consultant for the following videos, delving deep into my knowledge on Valve Software's games and my archives of their media.

2018 - 2020
In late 2018, Tyler and I started the Valve Ketchup Podcast, a monthly show in which we would recap and talk about the events of the month in the Valve Software community. Initially they were prerecorded and edited for YouTube, but later we started doing them live on Twitch.

We did about 5 episodes before Tyler restructured the show into the Letting Off Steam podcast, focusing on community involvement and live interviews. We brought the show back for one episode in May 2020, but we were not able to do anything further due to general life events and complications.

An archive of all episodes will be available here soon.




With Titan Legacy Magazine


I spent my senior year of High School on the school's publication, Titan Legacy. It was an incredibly enlightening experience and I learned a lot about videography, interview etiquette, and working as part of a staff. I wrote one review piece and produced six video interviews about various happenings in the school and local area. My video on the Papillion Landing rec center won 1st place in the 2019 NSAA State Journalism awards for "Broadcast Sports Story".

2019 - 05 - 08
Interview with Vietnam War veteran and substitute teacher Bill Saarela.

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2019 - 05 - 08
Review of the documentary film "Apollo 11" which was published in May 2019.

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2019 - 03 - 29
Interview with students and staff about the newly formed Titan eSports club.

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2019 - 03 - 29
Interview with students & staff affected by the 2019 spring flooding.

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2019 - 02 - 21
Video about the (then still under construction) Papillion Landing rec center. 1st place winner of 2019 NSAA State Journalism award for "Broadcast Sports Story".

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2018 - 12 - 19
Interview with a group of students sprucing up their lunchtime experience.

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2018 - 09 - 28
Interview with new school security guard Ryan Cripps.

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Other


2020 - 06 - 03
Various details & timeline about the development of Half-Life 2: Lost Coast

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2019 - 10 - 13
Email correspondences about various topics with Half-Life series writer Marc Laidlaw.

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2019 - 07 - 02
Various details & timeline about the development of Half-Life 2: Episode One

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