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Half-Life 2 = Late Summer?

The forums on Halflife2.Net have some details translated from an article on Half-Life 2 from German print PC Games magazine (thanks Bigun). The post offers hidden-text descriptions of the screenshots in the article, and word from Valve's Gabe Newell that they are planning to release the game in late summer, along with apologies for the September 30 fiasco, attributing the delay to bad scheduling, rather than the source code theft.

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116. Re: speculation Apr 29, 2004, 19:11 CptStern
 
wellll ya see, it's about a half that's not quite a life but it may come in two's

 
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115. speculation Apr 29, 2004, 11:03 BluestCheese
 
does anyone care to speculate as to what the story of HL2 will be?

 
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114. Re: Told ya! Apr 28, 2004, 22:55 Kxmode
 
Maybe the Valve crew in an attempt to legitimize their major delay and look good to their superiors "hired" some anonymous kid to leech the source code. I downloaded the leeked version and believe you me it was a whacked presentation. I deleted it as fast as it was installed.

 
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113. HL2 Shots, Not Scans... Apr 28, 2004, 22:05 MeatForce
 
http://www.jeux-france.com/news4240.html

Saw that link at EvilA..

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112. HOOWAY! Apr 28, 2004, 17:16 BluestCheese
 
HOOWAY!

 
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111. Re: Vote Apr 28, 2004, 17:03 speechrut
 
PCZone quotes them as saying the game will be out in the summer. They also say that the reason it didn't ship on Sept. was that they underestimated how much work it would take to polish the game, and that the leak wasn't the only cause, though it seriously demoralized the team big time.

Reviewer also says that it will "not only knock A-list shooter Far Cry off it's perch but potentially blow it away."

 
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110. Vote Apr 28, 2004, 15:15 BluestCheese
 
Vote Gabe Newell for head of CPA in Iraq!

 
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109. Re: Blah bl3h bl00 Apr 28, 2004, 11:06 samuelk
 
Well, if ATI knew in advance that HL2 whould miss the ship date, ATI is full of jerks. If ATI did not know in advance, it did get played for a bit of a fool by Valve/Newell. HL2 was a selling point for the card...

You can still get a free copy of HL2 if you buy a 9800XT. It's not like the offer is no longer valid.

 
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108. you know...... Apr 28, 2004, 10:54 BluestCheese
 
isnt there a bit of an incentive for these sites to publish old news as look at the volume it draws - the mere mention of HL2 in a headline of late seems guaranteed to get dozens of people to keep returning to the site...just sayin...

 
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107. Re: No subject Apr 28, 2004, 09:42 Beamer
 
And rock, I wasn't calling you a kid for being new, I was saying it for being immature.


Which you further proved. Kid.

 
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106. Re: No subject Apr 28, 2004, 09:35 Beamer
 
"You will make a perfect lawyer, arrogant and full of shit."

the place is full of 'em isn't it? Ah, to be a petulant youth again....


Man, don't agree with him, he's the one throwing childish insults around.

 
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105. Re: PC Games Apr 28, 2004, 09:30 Tigger
 
Gabe directly says that the delay would have happened without the source theft

Sounds like Gabe is planning to run for public office with an interview like that; having Vivendi say that they were delayed by the theft when it happened rather than just admitting they were going to miss the ship date.

Almost adds credibility to the argument that the code theft was engineered/faked.





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104. Re: Told ya! Apr 28, 2004, 09:23 Zathrus
 
Your lack of reading comprehension is astounding.

How so?

To quote the article above:
that the stolen code wasn't the reason for the delay

So, see? There was still code theft, but it wasn't the primary cause.

And there was no code theft. Pr bullshit is all

Ah. So, has Gabe Newell and other Valve employees been arrested and charged with fraud and lying to a federal officer? After all, they've had the FBI involved for 6 months now, including some rather expensive overseas investigations involving the police forces of other countries.

Has ATI sued Valve for breech of contract? Of course, they probably could've done this anyway. I suspect the Valve/ATI relationship is rather strained at this point.

Sorry, I'm not a troll. Never trolled in my life. I just make fun of people with poor logic skills.

 
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103. Re: Hey Apr 28, 2004, 09:11 Furious
 
Exactly ... no matter how much shit people talk, they will be the first in the store when it is released. Plus I wouldnt doubt more than half of them got it on pre-order right now.

Steam makes those statements invalid.

 
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102. Re: Blah bl3h bl00 Apr 28, 2004, 08:07 Ray Marden
 
5. I believe that I was implying that I would not keep much, if any, of an eye on Half-Life 2 now. I can only be so interested, be told so many false release dates, and keep an active interest for so long. I know that I will buy it, but I am sick of the whole thing. I really do not want to hear or see any more of or about it until it is out.

6. Well, if ATI knew in advance that HL2 whould miss the ship date, ATI is full of jerks. If ATI did not know in advance, it did get played for a bit of a fool by Valve/Newell. HL2 was a selling point for the card...

Contemplating ATI's sheer speed or Nvidia's feature richness :|,
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101. Re: Blah bl3h bl00 Apr 28, 2004, 07:59 samuelk
 
5. /Feh @ Half-Life 2. I want the game whenever it comes out, but I am already quite burned out on its hype. I will play it whenever, but I will keep my eyes on other games...

Um...why would you NOT keep your eye on other games? Do you have some medical condition that prevents you from playing/reading about more than one game?

6. 'Sucks to be ATI. 'Sucks even more to be an 9800xt owner.

And why would that be? The 9800XT is a kick-ass card. If you bought the card just to get a free copy of Half-Life 2....well that's just dumb.

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100. Blah bl3h bl00 Apr 28, 2004, 05:39 Ray Marden
 
1. So, basically, Valve and (especially) Newell are liars.

2. Er...actually...Valve meant September 30th of this year!!11111

3. Purchase, play, and worship Far Cry.

4. Doom 3 will have earlier shippage.

5. /Feh @ Half-Life 2. I want the game whenever it comes out, but I am already quite burned out on its hype. I will play it whenever, but I will keep my eyes on other games...

6. 'Sucks to be ATI. 'Sucks even more to be an 9800xt owner.

Noting the summer release is hardly new...,
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99. Stop the inwaaahnity Apr 28, 2004, 05:01 Pineapple Ferguson
 
Who cares if the game is delayed. The first one was delayed several times too, and it was worth the wait.

I would much rather wait and have a good, solid game than get rushed piece of shit, like so many other games that come out.

Now, if it still sucks after all the delays, then you can whine.

 
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98. Re: Do you guys think Gabe farts a lot? Apr 28, 2004, 03:57 Yakumo
 
oh there was SO much most definately a code theft....

and those shots all look ace, appart from the helicopter which looks *very* sub par imo compared to the rest of the models seen (mainly it's stabalizer)

 
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97. Re: Do you guys think Gabe farts a lot? Apr 28, 2004, 02:12 WebDemon
 
Come on, lay off the poor guy's weight. I was a fat kid all the way through high school but a sick love affair with cocaine in my 20's took the excess off pretty frickin quick. A decent diet and a little exercise keeps it off now BTW.

***NOTE: Blow is an excellent appetite killer and it speeds the metabolism temendously but it's also and excellent people killer so I don't recommend it to any of our rotund friends out there. A heart attack at 28 from too much coke one night ended that habit just as quick***

Anyhoo, being a fat ass sucked and it's really not as easy as some think to just change your diet and lifestyle. Give the guy a break on his fat ass. He does deserve to be kicked in it for HL2 though.

And yes, he's probably the reaking fart king at valve.

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