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On Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 coming this fall on CNN Money is an article examining the prospects of Valve's recently revealed shooter sequel. The article, which says the game is due on shelves September 30, offers a bit of history on the franchise, some quotes from Valve, and the first non-scanned screenshots of the game. The article discusses the value mod support has added to the original Half-Life, something this quote from Valve's Gabe Newell indicates they plan on continuing:

"We've learned a lot from our experiences with the mod community and with Counter-Strike and Day of Defeat. Half-Life 2 will be a much better platform for mod authors than Half-Life 1."

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64. Re: don't believe the hype!!! Apr 26, 2003, 21:15  Xymph 
 
It's funny reading all these threads and the number of people who have connected 3DRealms and over-hyping. I have never heard/read any example of overhyping by 3DRealms re: Duke Nukem Forever. In fact they have said almost nothing about the game.

Their only crime has been to announce it early and then release a trailer.
I suppose you're referring to the E3 trailer of 1998, but you're leaving out a few other releases there: early screenshots in 1997/98, a big preview in PC Gamer late 1999 (of which the screenshots were also released online), and then (most notably) a new movie trailer at E3 2001: http://www.3dgamers.com/games/duke4ever/

I'm not saying 3D Realms over-hyped DNF, certainly not after 2001, but they talked about it in the first few years of the game's development and released early media, and that's what people remember.

I guess they simply were a late adopter of the Valve principle.

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