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426. Ebgames.com kicks ass Nov 17, 2004, 17:32 Tumbler
 
EBgames.com gets a gold star.
The info came in after the game got delivered but I have to say I'm very pleased with their delivery of the game.
This was the UPS info off the shipping of HL-2. All times are on 11/16. Hats off to ebgames for shipping my game to me at 1 am so I can have it in hand by 10am that morning.


12:55 A.M. LOUISVILLE, KY, US ORIGIN SCAN
2:11 A.M. LOUISVILLE, KY, US DEPARTURE SCAN
3:38 A.M. OAKLAND, CA, US ARRIVAL SCAN
4:49 A.M. OAKLAND, CA, US DEPARTURE SCAN
6:00 A.M. SAN RAMON, CA, US ARRIVAL SCAN
8:00 A.M. SAN RAMON, CA, US OUT FOR DELIVERY
9:49 A.M. SAN RAMON, CA, US DELIVERY
7:28 P.M. US BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED


As WarHawk already mentioned, it was pretty clear; especially to most of the more loyal BluesNews readers.

As a loyal blues reader I'd have to disagree. Can you point to any official announcements prior to the game launching that made this clear? I remember reading many things but most were just ppl saying, I heard this, and I heard that. It was always understood that Online play would require authentication like the first half-life but offline play was vaguely tip toed around saying "there would be an offline mode", "ppl without an internet connection could still play the game", etc. Furthermore EBgames.com doesn't even have system requirements listed yet. Gogamer.com has requirements but they do not include an internet connection. CompUSA has requirements, they don't list internet connection. Best Buy lists the requirements, doesn't have internet connection required. Circuit city (drum roll) No mention of internet connection required. I think I've made my point. This was not mentioned prior to launch and previous to boxes arriving in stores was not mentioned. As far as I can tell the first time anyone actually knew an internet connection was required was after they had the game in hand.

I like the game, I am enjoying playing it, but that little fact really pisses me off because I specifically purchased the CE retail version so I wouldn't have to deal with Steam.

 
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