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Half-Life 2 Delayed

Shacknews has finally 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.

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22. No Biggie Sep 24, 2003, 00:55 TangledThorns
 
No big whoop. Gives me time to hold off my AGP upgrade and lets Nvidia fix their crappy drivers in time as well. Heck, by the holidays the 9800 & 5900 cards should be really cheap.

Also, plenty of other games for me to catch up on like JK:JA and Homeworld 2.

 
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21. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2003, 00:53 Yakuza
 
TOOK YOU FUCKING LONG ENOUGH TO ANNOUNCE IT, VALVE.

Jesus Christ.

I guess this just means I'll have more time to secure enough cash for whatever is the most powerful vid card at the time of its release.

 
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20. Re: WTG Valve! Sep 24, 2003, 00:52 TimothyB
 
If you are going to keep a game secret for over 4 years you would think you'd choose to unveil it when you're damn sure that it would be ready for prime time with the 4 month release date. If and all they had decided it will be done on the sept. 30th, they should have add 2 months to it to begin with incase of a delay or problems.

Plus it's even worse having to have gone through dozens of freaking rumors it's been delayed that caused yelling and confusion each time and then being reassured each time it's the 30th.

Then 7 days till release a single e-mail to some small site saying it's delayed is a pathetic way of telling everyone.

So odd that this could be another cruel joke. With something so important you think you could say it on your site.

At least though we'll have the benchmark and Halo to keep us busy. God, I bet Microsoft is happy that this just happened, talk about releasing a game at just the right time when crazed gamers are itching for something on their new maching now that HL2 is gone.

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19. Figured as much... Sep 24, 2003, 00:52 Cartman
 
Now we can all laugh at the dorks who upgraded their systems and videocards in the last couple of weeks for nothing.

By the time HL2 and Doom3 come out there will be a whole new generation of videocards to pick from and the 9800Pro will not be at the top of that heap.

 
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18. Re: Re: No subject Sep 24, 2003, 00:52 icDrAgon
 
You rock, man(Dantastic)! Do that funny evil-cat-grin thang again! Oh, hey, I can do it too, saweet! Oh, HL2 delayed, eh? Look at me giving a fuck!

~icDrAgon
"There are 10 kinds of people: those who understand binary logic, and those who don't." -DunnoWho
 
-Religion is for the weak.
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17. ps Sep 24, 2003, 00:51 WarPig
 
This "steam" crap can go suck the open end of a loaded double barrel shotgun as I pull both triggers.


 
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16. Hahaha Sep 24, 2003, 00:48 WarPig
 
AHHHHAHAHAH Told you! HL2 is vaporware and I don't care cause my computer prolly sucks too much to run it.

 
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15. Re: WTG Valve! Sep 24, 2003, 00:43 Tyrlan
 
I think they were still hoping to have the steam release on the 30th. I can see why they would delay up until now for the announcement. But you all need to remember that they havn't said they would release on the 30th since the game was announced what 4 months ago? All the interviews and such have said some like "Well we are hoping for the 30th, but holidays is a better guess"

Personaly the date i've been excepting it on was 11/30/2003. Which is what most websites you can buy it from list.

 
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14. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2003, 00:42 Vermilion
 
Lovely. They maintained that it was still on target for the 30th until one week before, and then suddenly it's a 'holiday' release? They just now realized they need another three months? Valve damned well knew they would miss this date weeks ago, the lying bastards.

 
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13. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2003, 00:42 ExcessDan
 
kill yourself

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12. No subject Sep 24, 2003, 00:41 Z
 
YOU BASTARDS

 
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11. WTG Valve! Sep 24, 2003, 00:34 FloppyGrandma
 
Pat yourselves on your back for not being like all the other companies, hyping the hell out of their products and never shipping them. Way to really break the mold! woohoo!

...Also great of them to wait till 7 days before day of release to announce it's delay. Breaking new grounds here! Boy they must have been really close to making that september 30th date to wait so long to announce a delay.... oh.. wait.. no... Holiday release! This is all just so surprising!

 
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10. doom3 Sep 24, 2003, 00:33 Wiggamoe
 
i bet id is feeling stupid now for pushing back doom3 so they could have doom3 release 3-4 months after half life 2 to boost sales, and how half life 2 will be coming out damn near the same time as doom3. oh well, half life 2 still has my money over doom3 as far as what game i buy first.

 
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9. Re: This thread is going to be ginourmous Sep 24, 2003, 00:32 Leakey
 
I wonder if this thread will be that big?

I was pretty sure it wouldn't make the date, as I think alot of others were, and I heard it said that Vavle and Vivendi wont be hurt because the delay just means that so many are talking about it. Free publicity really...

 
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8. shacknews Sep 24, 2003, 00:31 Wiggamoe
 
shacknews.com must get a lot more traffic than bluesnews does cuz bluesnews posted this info only a short while after shacknews did, and shacknews already has over 200 posts in their forums just about the half life 2 delay.

 
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7. HAHA Sep 24, 2003, 00:30 ExcessDan
 
Ha-ha fanboys and girls. I hope it's delayed forever like Duke Nukem.

If you are very irate about the delay, please kill yourself because your life isn't worth living.

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6. This thread is going to be ginourmous Sep 24, 2003, 00:25 SidVicious
 
...Even though you pretty much expected that, at this point, without any announcements in the past few weeks, it would be delayed. They started out strong, but the claims became more and more ambiguous and content-free.

Ginourmous.

 
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5. dammit Sep 24, 2003, 00:22 Wiggamoe
 
dammit... i knew this was going to happen... all of the computer stores (best buy, comp usa, ebworld, gamestop) all had half life 2 being released at around the middle of november. this really sucks, i was looking forward to sept 30. kinda shitty that they took so long to accounce this. oh well... christmas will be that much better.

 
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4. Finally Sep 24, 2003, 00:20 Da Stylin' Rastan
 
About time they noted this. Time to rename it half-life 2 forever, I'll see you at next year's E3!

-DSR

 
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3. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2003, 00:20 joeslim
 
I think they'd have gotten a little bit better feedback if they hadn't of waited this long to announce it. sorry guys :\

 
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