received official word that Half-Life 2 will not be making its planned release
date of September 30, something a quick glance at the calendar can confirm.
Here's the quote from Valve's Doug Lombardi:
The previously announced
September 30th release date for Half-Life 2 is being pushed back. We are
currently targeting a holiday release, but do not have a specific
"in-store" date to share at this time. We will release that
information as soon as we have confirmed a new date.