Speaking of fan devotion, the Half Life 2 mod scene has come up with some amazing work in the past. However, this project stands out from the rest, as it has been in production for four years now. Not satisfied with Half-Life: Source, a large group of fans set out to recreate the original game in the Half-Life 2 Source engine.
Fears that Valve might shut the project down still exist somewhat, but with the hard work yielding such awesome results, I find it unlikely.
I look forward to my return to Black Mesa next year.