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Half-Life 2 = Fool's Gold

A post to the HL2Fallout Forums purportedly from Valve's Gabe Newell raised a bit of a ruckus by predicting that a Half-Life 2 gold announcement would be coming Monday (thanks Borgie). A subsequent update on Shacknews, however, reveals that this post was faked, and not actually from Gabe. We are now prepared to land; Please return your stewardess to her original upright position.

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35. Re: Movie References... Aug 28, 2004, 17:36 Bronco
 
That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!

Is there a special edition of that available on DVD?

Has to be one of my favorite movies...

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34. . Aug 28, 2004, 17:23 seenitall
 
Wait, Gabe Newell and a security breach? I never would have beleived it!


Seriously though, where the HELL - and I mean where in the H E L L did they ever get September of '03?

 
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33. Re: Maybe --maybe not.. Aug 28, 2004, 16:54 Ray Marden
 
http://www.forumplanet.com/planethalflife/topic.asp?fid=2348&tid=1467376

This is the first of a number of preload events. We'll be adding more data to the preload over the next couple of weeks. -Erik

Just waiting HL2 (and Myst IV ;P,)
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32. Maybe --maybe not.. Aug 28, 2004, 16:42 Yuzzem
 
Why the hell would VALVE release the preload for Half-Life 2 If the game wasn't to be going gold for a few more months. It would be pointless in doing so- the game should go next week. Just think of the stupidity for releasing it eary if the game wasn't ready... Then again this is Valve so im not suprised.

 
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31. No subject Aug 28, 2004, 16:11 B M
 
A fool and his gold are soon parted.  
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30. Re: haha Aug 28, 2004, 16:06 SM0k3
 
oh my god this is just effing ridiculous, i have never seen so much bullshit go on for a effing game. all this crap and it probably wont even be worth a damn by the time it comes out. lol


*/flame suit on*

 
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29. Re: Movie References... Aug 28, 2004, 15:10 Cutedge
 
That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!

LOL, waiting for that old reference. Classic.


You know what would be funny shit though? If it went gold on monday anyway.

 
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28. No subject Aug 28, 2004, 14:33 Elf Shot The Food
 
Five posts before someone said Gabe was fat? You guys are slipping.

 
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27. Re: No subject Aug 28, 2004, 14:26 MeatForce
 
FFS, he set his own password to 'gaben'..

Holy crap, he did!! HAHHAAAA!

..there are youngsters signing up everyday to get degrees from MIT in "H4Xx0r8ting Valve", and he goes for 'gaben' as a PW??! LMAO!!

..still gonna be the BGE though

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26. No subject Aug 28, 2004, 14:17 Acleacius
 
Haha, cant believe it was a fake, damn

 
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25. Re: No subject Aug 28, 2004, 13:47 Hump
 
So tell me again why people are harshing on Gabe Newell for *not* posting the fake 'Going Gold' announcement? I'm confused.

I'm not bashing on the guy, I actually feel bad for him. granted, Valve made some bad mistakes but also note that hacking any of Valves work is a full time job for many, many Kevin Mitnick wanna-be's. Add to that jokesters who have been getting their rocks off by annoucing false gold dates and/or other false info to get the community riled up. A lot of this "damage control" ends up costing them big money by pulling them away from game development time.

Keep an eye on the hardcore HL community forums, over half will directly blame Valve for this current fiasco even though none of it was their fault.

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24. Movie References... Aug 28, 2004, 13:47 Evil Timmy
 
That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!

/HL2 has been jammed.
//Suck suck suck.

 
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23. Re: November 1st? Aug 28, 2004, 13:44 B M
 
Dear EBgames.com Customer,

Thanks for pre-ordering from EBgames.com! As an added benefit to ordering from us, we&#8217;ll keep you informed of ship date changes. We are writing to let you know that we have changed the projected ship date for Half-Life 2 to November, 1st 2004. The publisher did not provide us with a specific date so this is our best estimate only and should not be considered firm. We will update this date again as we receive new information. As always, EBgames.com will not charge your credit card until we ship your order.
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Is it another code theft or did Gabe eat too many babies?
 
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22. Re: No subject Aug 28, 2004, 13:38 Wazootyman
 
He better hope this game is the be all, end all of games because if the hype machine hits something at the speed it's moving at... POW.

Pow what?
There is no such thing as bad publicity... or so they say.

 
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21. November 1st? Aug 28, 2004, 13:36 kanniballl
 
I just got the following email from ebgames.com

Dear EBgames.com Customer,

Thanks for pre-ordering from EBgames.com! As an added benefit to ordering from us, we&#8217;ll keep you informed of ship date changes. We are writing to let you know that we have changed the projected ship date for Half-Life 2 to November, 1st 2004. The publisher did not provide us with a specific date so this is our best estimate only and should not be considered firm. We will update this date again as we receive new information. As always, EBgames.com will not charge your credit card until we ship your order.

Here's to hoping they're wrong. I mean, I could understand October, but November? That friggin sucks.



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20. Place your bets... Aug 28, 2004, 13:23 The Half Elf
 
20 bucks says Ray has a total breakdown before Half Life 2 goes gold.

 
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19. gaben Aug 28, 2004, 13:22 Cyfun
 
FFS, he set his own password to 'gaben', so this can easily be blamed on him.

 
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18. No subject Aug 28, 2004, 12:58 B M
 
I think Gabe was out eating babies when (according to Valve, and we all know how truthful and honest they are) his account was hacked.  
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17. No subject Aug 28, 2004, 12:57 WebDemon
 
Gabe probably ate somebody's baby and this is just revenge.
He better hope this game is the be all, end all of games because if the hype machine hits something at the speed it's moving at... POW.

 
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16. Re: No subject Aug 28, 2004, 12:56 Bunko
 
This is what he gets for using Dunkin Donuts for a password.
That was really mean but also really funny.

But seriously, guys, why are your being so nasty to ol' Gabe? This wasn't really his fault.

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