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18. Re: I grow weary... Oct 1, 2004, 10:13 Beamer
I'm no longer buying Half-Life 2 on general principle. This is worse than hype for a summer movie or a new television series.

Your loss. Especially when the hype is pretty much fan hype, not marketing from the company.

Think about it - why is Valve preventing internet sites from doing early reviews? To stop the hype. If they gave out pre-release copies for websites the internet would be full of plot details, screenshots, movies, and fanboy hype withing 4 hours.

Right now they're suffering from kids like you whining that everyone is overhyping it too much, even with Valve responsible for very, very little.

Imaging if websites got ahold of it. Self-righteous jackasses would be swearing it off left and right. Not to mention that most gaming sites are kids, not professionals, and it would lead to lots of other kids feeling terribly left out.

I doubt pirating has much to do with it. Every game needs to worry about that, and it's easy enough for Valve to stop. They could watermark something to trace it, and the releases would probably be tied to a Steam account and unusable otherwise.

This comment was edited on Oct 1, 10:16.
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