Now the Steam Powered Forums are in a fruckus/tuckus/schmuckus about whether or not the game will be unlocked early. Original post (one of them) that started the hub-bub can be found here (http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33790848&page=2&pp=30).
Retail version is locked, jsut like the Steam version, but people are hoping this pushes the release date up (for reason's unclear, the only article of note that's been cited is a quote from Shack News and it's hardly official).
Anyway, hopefully this will get HL 2 unlocked for the weekend or something..
*edit* Yeah, this news is pretty petty compared to your guy's Rememberance/Veterans Day thread, but hopefully I don't hijack too badly.This comment was edited on Nov 11, 16:49.
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