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The Final Hours of Half-Life 2

The Final Hours of Half-Life 2 on GameSpot offers the promised behind-the-scenes epic look at development of the highly anticipated shooter sequel, offering an incredible amount of detail on the project, including the whole September 30 debacle:

So what did happen? As Newell and the team have explained, by July it was obvious that Half-Life 2 would not be finished in time for a September 30 release. So why was Valve still telling the public in late August that the game was on schedule? "We were paralyzed," Newell says. "We knew we weren't going to make the date we promised, and that was going to be a huge fiasco and really embarrassing. But we didn't have a new date to give people either." In other words, Newell didn't want to announce the delay until he had a new official date to announce. It's that simple. "So I decided we should just stay quiet," he says.

Still, there's a difference between staying quiet and confirming a ship date that you know to be incorrect. Newell says that, in retrospect, he may have made the wrong decision on this front. At the time, however, he didn't want to announce the delay until he had something better to tell the fans. "I didn't want to go to 'when it's done' or announce 17 different dates over the next few months," he says.

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19. Re: No subject Nov 12, 2004, 23:49 Animals for Crackers
 
Any one have any answers there? Is it true that it was scripted?

From what actually loaded without errors AND was playable in the HL2-alpha-leak-whatever, I'd say almost everything was completely scripted. If I didn't do exactly what was shown in the HL2-Bink movies, things wouldn't be activated and some pretty bizzare shit starts to happen. I capped Dr.Kleiner while he was unexplicably explaining something to the wall and the bastard still kept talking as he lay limp on the ground, mouth moving and all. But that was the Alpha of course. Using the grav gun in his lab was definately awesome though, almost every object in there was interactive.

I'm hoping we see some truly revolutionary AI,considering the original Half Life had better(in some situations) AI than Doom III.

 
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