How short our memories are...
The immature brats forget that Valve kept their mouths shut about Half-Life 2 until last year. Everyone freaked out when they heard "Guess what, we've been working on Half-Life 2 for x years, and it's pretty close to being done. And here's some screenshots and demos."
People were in awe. Magazine lined up to see a preview. Pictures of crowbars appeared everywhere.
Doom 3, we've known about forever.
Ok, I'll admit, for a while (when HF-2 was supposed to come out) Vivendi was really hyping the game. But can you blame them? This was going to be a major cash cow. They're the ones that committed to Sept 2003, not Valve, and they're the ones that said the theft would delay it, not Valve.
A year late, yeh that sucks. But so what? I've just upgraded my gaming rig, so now it'll definately be able to handle whatever HL-2 can throw at it.
Some people need to grow up. Had Valve kept up Vivendi's promise of a Sept 2003, they'd ensure their place in history, even if HL-2 was only mediocre. Now, it will have to stand on its own merits.
As to how good the final product will be, only time will tell. But I'll be playing both Doom 3 and Half-Life 2.
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