Insecurity

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'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is the second chapter of ''Half-Life Blue Shift''.

==Overview==
{{See2|story information|the Half-Life Blue Shift storyline article}}

As the chapter begins, Barney Calhoun leaves the Black Mesa Transit System|tram and tries to enter his Area 3 Security Facilities|workplace, but the entrance door fails to open. The Black Mesa Security Force|security guard on the other side informs him that the door is not responding to Barney's pass ID, so he has to wait for the guard to get it open. While he is waiting, Gordon Freeman passes by in another tram.

When the door is open, the guard explains that they've been having problems all over the facility this morning, including system crashes and security malfunctions. After Barney acquires his Armor vest and helmet|uniform and 9mm Pistol (Half-Life)|sidearm, he is sent to help some Black Mesa Science Team|scientists who are having problems with the main access lift in Sector G.

Since the trams are also having problems, Barney walks through maintenance areas to reach his destination. He arrives and activates the elevator. The Black Mesa incident occurs during this ride. Eventually the elevator stops and crashes down to the ground floor.

==Behind the scenes==
David Mertz was responsible for additional level design work on the chapter. The other contributors are unknown. It is possible that Rob Heironimus was one of them. His photo and a reference to him can be found in the map "ba_security2" as Easter eggs. In ''Half-Life Opposing Force|Opposing Force'', the same photo can be found in a level that he worked on. It was most likely placed there by himself.

There were Automatic Turrets placed in various areas of the Area 3 Security Facilities, including the FileInsecurity early24.jpg|entrance and the FileInsecurity early27.jpg|locker room. Although cut, the one in the entrance can be found in the tram ride version of the level, "ba_tram3". When the player harmed any of the characters in these areas, they would turn on and attack the player, right before the game over message.

===Easter eggs===
The locker room contains a couple of Easter eggs. The names of the developers can be found on the lockers. This has been a tradition in the series since the original game. A photo of Rob Heironimus with plastic Easter eggs in his eye sockets can be found in a broken stall. The photo was taken by his co-worker John Faulkenbury in Easter 1998 (see the Easter eggs page for other appearances of the photo).http//eeggs.com/items/15347.html John Faulkenbury's comment on The Easter Egg Archive

Barney's locker has two personal photos, two fictional books titled ''Government Conspiracies'' and ''The Truth About Aliens'' by RH, a nod to Rob Heironimus. Gordon Freeman also has a copy of this book FileDy dorms0052.jpg|in his bedroom, as seen in ''Half-Life Decay|Decay''. The last item is a small cardboard box. When destroyed, it reveals a Chumtoad. The player can only break the box by using all the ammunition that is available in the level.

When the camera that shows Gordon Freeman is used six times in the surveillance room, it triggers a scripted sequence where FileDancing scientist1.jpg|one of the scientists dance while the other watches him. In the lobby, there is an FileBa propaganda1.png|advertisement poster with a photo of the shooting range. The very small text on the poster says "Yes, those men are fine examples of natural born man killers. Black Mesa employs nothing but the best!".

===The bridge===
In the cut ''Decay'' mission, Central Transit Hub, the players would use a bridge to crush a Gargantua to destroy it. The FileOther5 cut.jpg|design for this bridge appears to be similar to the FileMaint bridge01.jpg|one found in the maintenance area of the chapter. It is unknown if they recycled the same brushwork.

==Trivia==
The player can monitor several interesting key areas from the video surveillance room. These show Gordon Freeman when he is heading to the locker room to get his Hazardous Environment Suit|protective suit, Gina Cross when she is delivering the Materials Handler|crystal sample to the test chamber, and the armory nearby.

The FileOtis donut.jpg|overweight security guard variant from ''Opposing Force'' appears in the shooting range. The The G-Man|G-Man is seen in a tram passing by when Barney is going through a maintenance area. This is his only appearance in the game. The level code for the chapter is "Barney Goes to Work" in the Half-Life (Dreamcast port)|Dreamcast version.

==Gallery==
===Pre-release===

FileHlbs trailer09.png|Gordon in a tram.
FileHlbs trailer10.png|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early19.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early36.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early33.png|The entrance.
FileInsecurity early25.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early24.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early14.jpg|Security checkpoint.
FileInsecurity early17.jpg|Refreshments.
FileInsecurity early20.jpg|The lobby.
FileInsecurity early23.jpg|Ditto.
FileHlbs trailer03.png|Ditto.
FileHlbs trailer04.png|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early16.jpg|The reception desk.
FileInsecurity early01.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early02.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early41.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early09.jpg
FileInsecurity early15.jpg
FileInsecurity early03.jpg|The locker room.
FileInsecurity early27.jpg|Ditto.
FileHlbs trailer01.png|Ditto.
FileHlbs trailer02.png|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early40.jpg|Barney's locker.
FileHlbs trailer06.png|Ditto.
FileHlbs trailer05.png|Ditto.
FileHlbs trailer07.png|Ditto.
FileHlbs trailer08.png|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early06.jpg|The armory.
FileInsecurity early08.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early13.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early32.png|The shooting range.
FileInsecurity early07.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early43.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early42.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early10.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early45.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early18.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early37.jpg
FileInsecurity early11.jpg
FileInsecurity early39.jpg
FileInsecurity early05.jpg
FileInsecurity early35.png|Sector G Main Access Lift.
FileInsecurity early04.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early34.png|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early38.jpg|Ditto.
FileInsecurity early44.png|Ditto.


===Retail===

FileSecurity1 gordon01.jpg|Gordon in a tram.
FileSecurity1 gordon02.jpg|Ditto, nodding.
FileSecurity2 gate.jpg|Security checkpoint.
FileSecurity2 soda.jpg|Refreshments.
FileSecurity2 lobby.jpg|The lobby.
FileBarney comp.jpg|The reception desk.
FileInsecurity.jpg
FileSecurity2 lockers.jpg|The locker room.
FileBa locker01.jpg|Barney's locker.
FileBa security20010.jpg|Ditto.
FileSecurity2 armory.jpg|The armory.
FileShooting range gun.jpg|Ditto.
FileAre you crazy.jpg|The shooting range.
FileMaint computer.jpg
FileMaint station.jpg|Sector C tram station.

FileBa maint gman.jpg|The G-Man in a tram.
FileMain Access Lift from BMTS.jpg|Sector G tram station.
FileElevator ride01.jpg|Sector G Main Access Lift.
FileElevator ride02.jpg
FileBa cart.jpg



===Other===

FileBa propaganda1.png|Advertisement.
FileBa propaganda2.png|Ditto.
FileBa propaganda3.png|Ditto.
FileTram map 01.png|Tram Routes map.
FileBa security20011.jpg|The Chumtoad.
FileInsecurity2.jpg|Gordon on a camera.
FileGina Cross sample cart BS.jpg|Gina on a camera.
FileShooting range camera.jpg|The armory on a camera.
FileDancing scientist1.jpg|Dancing scientist.

FileOtis donut.jpg|The overweight guard.







==Associated media==
*{{ImagecatInline|Insecurity images}}

*''Half-Life Blue Shift'' (Dreamcast port) soundtrack, ''Half-Life Blue Shift soundtrack|Steam in the Pipes''

==References==
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{{Chapters}}
CategoryHalf-Life Blue Shift chapters