Team Fortress 2 finally came out in 2008, with the addition of custom party hats for your characters. There have been two expansions to Half-Life 2, but Valve software can't count to 3 so don't hold your breath on a third one. John Carmack briefly dabbled in rockets before leaving id software to focus on virtual reality headsets. Duke Nukem Forever finally came out in 2011 after 3d realms battled with feature creep, management issues, and eventual selling of the ip to Gearbox. It was bland even if you don't count the years and money dumped on it.
Also, the economy took a shit. Seriously rethink your racking up of student debt because you wanted to better your money-making opportunities. Also, stay away from Jean. She will rip your heart out, breath fire on it, and scatter the ashes like one blows on a white dandelion flower.
-Sincerely, your 2014 self.This comment was edited on Nov 17, 2014, 14:56.
Love thy wookie.