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Half-Life 2 Delayed

Shacknews has finally received official word that Half-Life 2 will not be making its planned release date of September 30, something a quick glance at the calendar can confirm. Here's the quote from Valve's Doug Lombardi:

The previously announced September 30th release date for Half-Life 2 is being pushed back. We are currently targeting a holiday release, but do not have a specific "in-store" date to share at this time. We will release that information as soon as we have confirmed a new date.

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227. Re: No subject Sep 28, 2003, 15:04 anon@24.76
 
Some other site had a good essay on why releasing just before the holiday is NOT a good idea.

Its because MOST of the game buying public does NOT follow news sites like this, so if the game comes out in december most kiddies wont know about it in time to get thier parents to buy it. But if it comes out months before hand, and other poeple buy it first, they start spreading the word about how it is the MUST HAVE GAME, then the kids have enough time to whine at their parents and the parents will then have time to buy it.


 
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