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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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446. Re: No subject Nov 17, 2004, 22:52 kanniballl
Am i the only person here that seems to think HL2 is distinctly average?

I'm on the other side of the spectrum, I think Half-Life is GREAT!

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Tech Demo
No, Doom 3 definately seemed like a Tech demo. Half-Life 2 does not. I WILL give you that some of the puzzles were put there just to show how cool the physics engine was, but it wasn't THAT bad.

GOD, I hated that level. The first bit was neat, with some of the traps, but after that it was realllly bad.

I'm one of the few people that like to soak up every bit of the game. In the first level, I explored a little and saw one of those 5 story high spiders walking around. I talked to people just to watch their faces. The list goes on and on.

Some friends of mine are just trying to plow through it as fast as they can; they're missing A LOT.

Yeh, System Shock 2 and Deus Ex (the first one) really kept my attention, but Doom 3 turned into a snooze-fest really quick. Half-Life 2, I'm having a lot of fun with; even after 75%.

"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurmama
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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