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Ships Ahoy - Half-Life 2

As noted on Steam News Half-Life 2 is now officially available at retail stores throughout North America. Though Valve's highly anticipated sequel has been available early at some over-caffeinated stores (story), the online activation process is now underway, and copies of the game purchased at stores or online via Steam can now be unlocked by restarting Steam:

Half-Life 2 is available now for purchase and to play. Those who pre-purchased their copy via Steam may access the game by restarting Steam, then double-clicking on the Half-Life 2 icon in their Steam Games directory. To purchase your copy via Steam, get Steam now.

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112. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 13:49 Beamer
Apparently I like multiple posts...

Halo 2 was ok. My biggest complaint is that it's a console game, yet really neglects party gaming. Sure, you have 4 player splitscreen, but the maps are too huge for 1 on 1, 2 on 1 or 2 on 2. It's mostly pointless to try. And sure, you can play online with 4 people, but it isn't too much fun to be gunned down by people you don't see because you have a quarter of a screen and they have a full one. The lack of bots is such an enormous letdown I don't know where to begin. I still think Perfect Dark was more fun.

Halo 2 does destroy Killzone, though, and I enjoy it more than GTA:SA because the control in GTA got very tiring very quickly. Overall, though, I think the multiplayer is just bad and single player can't compare to many PC games.

Live is meaningless to me. I'm not a fan of using the gamepad over the mouse and keyboard, and will usually only sacrifice it to have people on the couch next to me. If I'm playing faceless opponents I'd rather it be on the PC.

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