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Half-Life 2 = April 2004?

A couple of mainstream articles on the Half-Life 2 source code leak have appeared on New Scientist (thanks Mr.Skull) and CNET News.com (thanks Mike Martinez). Neither of those do much other than rehash the situation, but Vivendi's "Half Life II" game delayed by code theft on Reuters (thanks Brett Hopkins) has the first indications of how the fallout from this is impacting the game's release, (though this is not directly from Valve, so if the pattern that's been established continues, we expect this is not the last word on the topic). Here's the quote that suggests the new release date has been delayed until at least April 2004:

"A third of the source code was stolen. It's serious because it forces us to delay the launch of the game by at least four months, that is to April 2004. Just the time to rewrite parts of the game," VU Games president of international operations Christophe Ramboz told daily Les Echos in its Tuesday edition."

Update: Half-Life Source (ironically titled, under the circumstances) has their report based on visiting Valve saying that "only a SMALL PORTION" of the source has been stolen, and an email they attribute to "Mike Thompson who says he works for Vivendi Universal" saying "delay is not confirmed..." Did I mention this might not be the last word on this subject?

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157. Whoa!! Oct 7, 2003, 16:36 Gandhi
 
You know this is major news when the California recall debacle is pushed aside on the Yahoo! front page to make room for the Half Life source leak.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20031007/tc_afp/france_computer_software

Just check out Yahoo.com

 
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  4. Oct 7, 10:14  Re: No subject StarHawk
  8. Oct 7, 10:20   BS Tex8503
  3. Oct 7, 10:13 No subject space captain
  5. Oct 7, 10:16 Simply put... Ray Marden
  10. Oct 7, 10:21  Re: Simply put... nin
  9. Oct 7, 10:20 Oh goody... Da Stylin' Rastan
  11. Oct 7, 10:21 Oh goody... Da Stylin' Rastan
  17. Oct 7, 10:27  CONSIPIRACY THEORY Edge
  24. Oct 7, 10:33   Re: CONSIPIRACY THEORY StarHawk
  27. Oct 7, 10:38    Re: CONSIPIRACY THEORY EvilGoof_Trollboy
  28. Oct 7, 10:44     Not Confirmed StarHawk
  33. Oct 7, 10:52      Re: Not Confirmed sc4r4b
  30. Oct 7, 10:46     Now Valve can kis my Arse! [KOF] Paul Sturm
  32. Oct 7, 10:49      Re: Now Valve can kis my Arse! StarHawk
  34. Oct 7, 10:53       Re: Now Valve can kis my Arse! [KOF] Paul Sturm
  37. Oct 7, 10:56        Re: Now Valve can kis my Arse! [AIX]Hood
  39. Oct 7, 11:01         Re: Now Valve can kis my Arse! [AIX]Hood
  50. Oct 7, 11:35          Re: Now Valve can kis my Arse! Hump
  53. Oct 7, 11:45           Well this sucks Highlander
  59. Oct 7, 11:56            Re: Well this sucks ReDeeMeR
  61. Oct 7, 12:03             Re: Well this sucks Enahs
  44. Oct 7, 11:22         Re: Now Valve can kis my Arse! Brian
  49. Oct 7, 11:35          Re: Now Valve can kis my Arse! TangoBaker
  41. Oct 7, 11:02      Re: Now Valve can kis my Arse! WarPig
  134. Oct 7, 15:01   Re: CONSIPIRACY THEORY Marksman
  139. Oct 7, 15:20    Re: CONSIPIRACY THEORY Halsy
  12. Oct 7, 10:22 Karma?? G_ManX
  13. Oct 7, 10:22 What it comes down to... N
  20. Oct 7, 10:27  Re: What it comes down to... drfish
  26. Oct 7, 10:36   Re: What it comes down to... nin
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  16. Oct 7, 10:26 Nvidia responsible! Feral
  18. Oct 7, 10:27 Ouch. WarPig
  19. Oct 7, 10:27 Kill the bastards!!! Jerzy
  21. Oct 7, 10:29 Cornfused Atomic
  67. Oct 7, 12:26  Re: Cornfused Schnapple
  23. Oct 7, 10:32 Conspiracy? savedlatin
  71. Oct 7, 12:51  Re: Conspiracy? c r i s p y
  77. Oct 7, 13:07   Re: Conspiracy? osmium
  87. Oct 7, 13:20    Re: Conspiracy? Eraserhead
  81. Oct 7, 13:14   Re: Conspiracy? Bronco
  86. Oct 7, 13:20    Re: Conspiracy? ZzeusS
  84. Oct 7, 13:18   Re: Conspiracy? kanniballl
  126. Oct 7, 14:39    Re: Conspiracy? c r i s p y
  145. Oct 7, 15:33     Re: Conspiracy? Marksman
  156. Oct 7, 16:18      Re: Conspiracy? nin
>> 157. Oct 7, 16:36       Whoa!! Gandhi
  91. Oct 7, 13:27  Re: Conspiracy? Jaritsu
  25. Oct 7, 10:35 Stealer of my game! Noonsa!
  29. Oct 7, 10:46 No subject garry
  31. Oct 7, 10:48 Wow DonVincenzo
  35. Oct 7, 10:56 whoops space captain
  38. Oct 7, 11:00  Re: whoops sc4r4b
  46. Oct 7, 11:30  Re: whoops Rebian
  47. Oct 7, 11:33   Re: whoops StarHawk
  36. Oct 7, 10:56 No subject VoodooV
  40. Oct 7, 11:01 CNN Jim
  42. Oct 7, 11:03 And yet another leak! Lilricky
  43. Oct 7, 11:14 HL2 Leak Joe
  45. Oct 7, 11:27 Waving goodbye G_ManX
  48. Oct 7, 11:34 Valve is getting what they deserve NoGodForMe
  69. Oct 7, 12:42  Re: Valve is getting what they deserve Dirk Diggler
  51. Oct 7, 11:43 Valve released source? CrazyHammer
  52. Oct 7, 11:44 Rumors Rumors... Tim1_2
  54. Oct 7, 11:48 From the update Bronco
  55. Oct 7, 11:49 No subject Hump
  56. Oct 7, 11:49 No subject NoGodForMe
  58. Oct 7, 11:55  Re: No subject TheFragMan
  57. Oct 7, 11:49 Does anyone remember? hurdy gurdy
  60. Oct 7, 11:59 Virus MindStalker
  62. Oct 7, 12:08 And the lesson tobe learned... sweetjimmy
  68. Oct 7, 12:37  Re: And the lesson tobe learned... Ray Marden
  70. Oct 7, 12:49  Re: And the lesson tobe learned... Schnapple
  92. Oct 7, 13:31   Re: And the lesson tobe learned... sweetjimmy
  63. Oct 7, 12:09 Small portion TickleMyElmo
  64. Oct 7, 12:09 Sigh of Relief JAGUART
  65. Oct 7, 12:14 You know.... GibMonkey
  73. Oct 7, 12:56  Re: You know.... Guano
  66. Oct 7, 12:22 Wait for another delay richcz3
  72. Oct 7, 12:54 Funny Yutz
  79. Oct 7, 13:11  Re: Funny  Blue 
  80. Oct 7, 13:13   Re: Funny Plissken
  89. Oct 7, 13:24   Re: Funny nin
  96. Oct 7, 13:35    Re: Funny  Blue 
  109. Oct 7, 14:08     Re: Funny Enahs
  111. Oct 7, 14:10      Re: Funny  Blue 
  113. Oct 7, 14:14       Re: Funny nin
  114. Oct 7, 14:20        Conspiracy Theories JediLuke
  116. Oct 7, 14:27         Re: Conspiracy Theories Beamer
  129. Oct 7, 14:41          Re: Conspiracy Theories Gandhi
  122. Oct 7, 14:36        Damn GibMonkey
  140. Oct 7, 15:21       Re: Funny Enahs
  74. Oct 7, 13:04 steam = vapour osmium
  78. Oct 7, 13:11  Re: steam = vapour ZzeusS
  83. Oct 7, 13:14   Re: steam = vapour GibMonkey
  75. Oct 7, 13:05 beta leak Ingen_Jegger
  76. Oct 7, 13:06 Sucks to be the hardware vendors too jomisab
  82. Oct 7, 13:14 odd shokupan
  85. Oct 7, 13:18  Re: odd jomisab
  93. Oct 7, 13:34  Re: odd Ray Marden
  88. Oct 7, 13:21 So what? Bodolza
  97. Oct 7, 13:38  Re: So what? Dirk Diggler
  98. Oct 7, 13:45   Re: So what? Rigs
  100. Oct 7, 13:49   Re: So what? thwart
  176. Oct 8, 08:01    I found out what's been going on!!!! Zephalephelah
  99. Oct 7, 13:47  Re: So what? kanniballl
  121. Oct 7, 14:36   Re: So what? Stinky_Toe
  142. Oct 7, 15:24  Re: So what? Marksman
  90. Oct 7, 13:24 Weeee delayed! ExcessDan
  94. Oct 7, 13:34  Delay? Poohbear
  95. Oct 7, 13:35 I can see it now... Dayknight
  101. Oct 7, 13:50 It compiles! Nexus
  102. Oct 7, 13:51 Liars Dirk Diggler
  103. Oct 7, 13:54 re Praxus
  104. Oct 7, 13:55 April is 6 months away. NoGodForMe
  105. Oct 7, 14:00  Re: April is 6 months away. hebrew_national
  106. Oct 7, 14:04   Re: April is 6 months away. Tim1_2
  107. Oct 7, 14:04   Re: April is 6 months away. ZzeusS
  108. Oct 7, 14:07    Re: April is 6 months away. Tony!!!
  112. Oct 7, 14:14     Re: April is 6 months away. John
  110. Oct 7, 14:08   105 nin
  117. Oct 7, 14:29  Re: April is 6 months away. Ray Marden
  120. Oct 7, 14:34  Johnny Cochran works for VUG? FourPak
  123. Oct 7, 14:37   Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? Tim1_2
  130. Oct 7, 14:48    Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? FourPak
  131. Oct 7, 14:52     Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? Beamer
  141. Oct 7, 15:24      Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? GibMonkey
  151. Oct 7, 15:52     Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? JediLuke
  152. Oct 7, 15:55      WTF CountLovE
  153. Oct 7, 16:00       Re: WTF ReDeeMeR
  154. Oct 7, 16:04       Re: WTF NoGodForMe
  159. Oct 7, 16:47   Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? Sutekh
  161. Oct 7, 17:12    Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? Dirk Diggler
  162. Oct 7, 17:25     Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? ReDeeMeR
  163. Oct 7, 17:27     Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? nin
  165. Oct 7, 18:02      Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? Dirk Diggler
  166. Oct 7, 18:22       Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? nin
  168. Oct 7, 20:07        Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? Dirk Diggler
  169. Oct 7, 20:50         Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? nin
  171. Oct 7, 23:04         Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? Camaro76
  172. Oct 7, 23:39          Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? DrEvil
  180. Oct 9, 05:04          Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? Flo
  181. Oct 9, 19:54           Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? DrEvil
  182. Oct 9, 21:56            Re: Johnny Cochran works for VUG? Fubar420
  167. Oct 7, 18:40    This just in... thwart
  115. Oct 7, 14:26 F.Y.I. EbGames.com Ray Marden
  125. Oct 7, 14:39  Re: F.Y.I. EbGames.com Bronco
  118. Oct 7, 14:30 screenshots. Jigen
  124. Oct 7, 14:38  Re: screenshots. ReDeeMeR
  119. Oct 7, 14:32 Game content leaked... Tim1_2
  127. Oct 7, 14:40 No subject Silicon Avatar
  128. Oct 7, 14:41  Re: No subject Tim1_2
  132. Oct 7, 14:53 id's big chance RichRz
  133. Oct 7, 14:55  Re: id's big chance Marksman
  135. Oct 7, 15:03  as a game developer LSD
  136. Oct 7, 15:11 Release date john
  137. Oct 7, 15:13  Re: Release date Viranth
  138. Oct 7, 15:17 It is delayed john
  143. Oct 7, 15:26  Re: It is delayed Plissken
  144. Oct 7, 15:26 This is all I have to say Bunko
  146. Oct 7, 15:34 If I only had Shadow
  147. Oct 7, 15:35 Jump on the UT2K4 Bandwagon NoGodForMe
  148. Oct 7, 15:39 April Fools Joke??? thwart
  149. Oct 7, 15:42  heheheh Santiago
  150. Oct 7, 15:49 Steam RichRz
  155. Oct 7, 16:16 I like cheese. thwart
  158. Oct 7, 16:40  Re: I like cheese. ReDeeMeR
  160. Oct 7, 16:59 few points abelincon
  164. Oct 7, 18:01 No subject Rain
  170. Oct 7, 22:39 Leaked Beta! Camaro76
  173. Oct 8, 01:12 Please Explain S_DOG34
  174. Oct 8, 04:19  Re: Please Explain Captain Beatdown
  175. Oct 8, 07:45   Multiplayer Mr Gar
  177. Oct 8, 13:44   Re: Please Explain WormSlayer
  178. Oct 8, 14:17    Re: Please Explain DrEvil
  179. Oct 8, 15:50     Re: Please Explain JediLuke
  183. Oct 9, 21:57    Re: Please Explain Brick
  185. Oct 10, 09:15     Re: Please Explain Zephalephelah
  184. Oct 10, 00:30 Meh! Hyperblade
  186. Oct 11, 05:00 Delay makes hackers day SirAnthony
  187. Oct 11, 12:42 One word Nameless Again
  188. Oct 12, 13:05  Re: One word Ewok
  189. Oct 12, 23:46 EB release date change again?! MadBomberClown
  190. Oct 13, 08:47  Re: EB release date change again?! nin


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