Half-Life 2 Easter Egg - Dr. Breen Has a Posse

There is a poster you can find virtually everywhere after leaving City 17 the first time of a black and white shadow-highlight with a picture of what is obviously Dr. Breen with the lone word "RESIST" in stencil below his face.

I noticed instantly what the developers were playing on: Shepard Fairey's now infamous "OBEY Giant" poster which was a spin-off of his also infamous "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" poster which has been found 'mysteriously' posted in all corners of the world by random people after it's creation in 1986.

I absolutely loved this egg as an incredibly clever and specific reference with great context.

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Contributed By: JPhinfan86 on 05-14-2009
Reviewed By: MonicaIngram
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Amjo writes:
You know, all the eggs posted about Half Life (classic, 2, episode 1/2...) all are amazing.. the team behind the whole set has an awesome sense of humor.. everyone comments about each Easter egg that they personally find amusing... what i really appreciate with Half Life is that it has attracted a lot of people with it's Easter eggs... and personally, this is the best... i call it "Big Time Subliminal Messaging" :D
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I don't believe this is a tribute to the OBEY series, but I see where the connection is made. The fact that it says "Resist" on the Brenner posters could be a parody, but if they were Brenner posters with "OBEY" on them, then it would be clear as day. Either way, good eye and good taste.
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