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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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108. Re: So far... Nov 16, 2004, 13:37 Geese
 
I honetly cannot fathom how anyone could objectively play both games and say that they prefer Halo 2. I don't even think they're in the same league, and I say this as someone who was looking forward to both games equally.

Let me start by saying that I have yet to play Half Life 2 (will do when I get home tonight) - but from my perspective, they are two totally different games. There is no doubt in my mind that I will love HL2 single player over Halo 2, but I'm also completely in love with Halo 2 multiplayer on Xbox live. (yes, it's possible to both love PC & Console games). Being able to party up with my friends and seamlessly use voice chat, all while lounging on my couch is awesome. It's just a different experience. Not necessarily better...just different, but easily as entertaining.


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