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Ships Ahoy - Half-Life 2

As noted on Steam News Half-Life 2 is now officially available at retail stores throughout North America. Though Valve's highly anticipated sequel has been available early at some over-caffeinated stores (story), the online activation process is now underway, and copies of the game purchased at stores or online via Steam can now be unlocked by restarting Steam:

Half-Life 2 is available now for purchase and to play. Those who pre-purchased their copy via Steam may access the game by restarting Steam, then double-clicking on the Half-Life 2 icon in their Steam Games directory. To purchase your copy via Steam, get Steam now.

We hope you enjoy it!

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257. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:40 jim
 
YAY!!!! I HAVE 58 DOLLARS WORTH OF USELESS FUCKING PROGRAMING IM MY COMPUTER THAT I CANT USE BECAUSE STEAM IS OVERLOADED!!!

 
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256. Wow Nov 16, 2004, 17:39 ULTRAS
 
People are pissed? I am just starting to load my game...had no idea until today about this Steam business =(

I hope someone at Valve gets fired for this steaming peace of wall garbage, I certainly won't fall for this twice...

 
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255. Weather Report Nov 16, 2004, 17:38 theAntiELVIS
 
It's snowing in Hell....

-tAE-

 
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254. No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:38 D4rkKnight
 
I'm gonna go play some HL2, have fun guys lol

 
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253. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:37 quazz
 
The point is; it was obvious this would happen. But before saying that steam does really suck, you'll have to wait a few days. If people still can't get to play the game within a week, then it's rioting time. In the mean time; "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!, I was right and I told you all!".

 
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252. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:36 ZzeusS
 
The suck thing is, for all the whining and whatnot, if we would have had a valid steam account we could already be playing

"Steam sucks! I'll never install it! I'll never use it! Oh wait, I do need it after all."

At least I'm not trying to download it. That would blow.

You'd think they'd have some kind of queue server or something, so we're not just hitting Back>Next like monkeys.


 
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251. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:35 jm0ris0n
 
According to their website, they still have 4,000 mbps left...

Why can't we access it !

 
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250. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:35 MMORPGHoD
 
You'd think they would have given you poor souls a 2 day steam 'ticket' or something to alieviate this.. of course that assumes they knew this was coming. Doh.

Oh well, gamer riots are fun. Let's get a thousand post count in this thread.

 
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249. Re: I think I'll just skip this one Nov 16, 2004, 17:34 Some Dude
 
All I can say is: Yes, forcing to activate with Steam sucks, especially when it's being crushed like this and you can't even get through. But hang in there because the game itself is totally worth it.

 
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248. Wow Nov 16, 2004, 17:34 John
 
Well I guess I'm not too disappointed that I havn't got HL2 yet.. Steam should have less problems once the game has been out for a while, and once there aren't so many people using up the bandwidth.

 
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247. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:34 Tanto Edge
 
That's why I'm trying to get this outta the way NOW!

 
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246. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:34 SebCain
 
Well said buddy I love these armchair pricks who think they know it all and 'predicted' this to happen, yet if it went smoothly they'd be bitching or criticizing on something else. Just like my old ball and chain....they aint happy unless they are naggin' like a bitch.

 
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245. No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:32 D4rkKnight
 
Unlocked mine yesterday at 3am (12PST) ...been playing for about 3 or 4 hours and daaaamn is this game fun.

 
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244. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:32 jm0ris0n
 
Y'know... I've always wanted to riot...
And to riot at a video game company would be a dream come true.

I tell ya...
Those fuckers'd never see us comin.

ROFL ! Seriously, this can only get worse as the day goes on. There will be so many poeple accessing the servers tonight...

 
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243. I think I'll just skip this one Nov 16, 2004, 17:32 FalloutIsDead
 
Though I was looking forward to this game, I don't like being forced to 'activate' it in this manner.
And with all the problems I see here, that just seals it.
I'll be hanging on to my money this time.
Have to save up for a rig that will run ES4 anyway.

 
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242. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:30 Tanto Edge
 
I don't know the story behind Lacey Peterson or what not..

But Valve created the game we want to play.
Then they put a wall in front of it called Steam. Then they said, don't worry you'll all be able to fit through the gate at the same time.

Now we're all wedged in the gate, and we already paid the price of admission.

Go suck a cock.

We're allowed to beak and bitch you elitist fuck. Just remember this post the next time you get angry at an inanimate object.

 
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241. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:30 MMORPGHoD
 
The steam site could also be slow because of the million people trying to find out what the hell is going on with their $90 coaster.. assuming you even have a coaster. Maybe you have a hat. You think Valve was going to dodge what every single popular MMOG has had to deal with? Not today.

Edit: And the west coast people haven't even returned home yet.
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240. No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:28 Tanto Edge
 
Y'know... I've always wanted to riot...
And to riot at a video game company would be a dream come true.

I tell ya...
Those fuckers'd never see us comin.

And yes.. all I am doing right now is trying to register this bloody thing, and hitting refresh here.
It's got to get done, and it ain't gonna do it itself.
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239. Re: Banging on Steam Nov 16, 2004, 17:27 heroin
 
If you look at the "map of the US media" you'll be wrong about saying that about FOX and Viacom. Viacom has shares in both Vivendi Universal and Universal (movies etc).

With the Vivendi and Universal thing... that's why I said Vivendi and Universal and then went onto say News Corps and Viacom. I knew they were apart of the same company, so is Universal just extinct as a singular entity entirely then? No.

 
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238. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2004, 17:26 Beamer
 
I always think it is funny that people want Valve to die for creating a game they want to play.

The Steam website is slow, I imagine some jackass is DOSing it. Of course, this is Valve's fault, not the teenage jackass in Germany that wants to stop this from working. Much like it is Lacey Peterson's parents fault Scott killed her, if they didn't want her do die they shouldn't have given birth to her.

 
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