I can understand the frustration people have had, if they bought the 9800 pro for the free HL2 coupon. Afterall, the 9800 pro dropped in price by like $150 (50%) within a single year, so the HL2 deal was not a good deal. Plus there really wasn't anything that came out to play in the meantime. Unreal 2004 was fun for about 2 weeks before it became nothing more than a mindless blast fest.
I'm glad I waiting till HL2 releases before I buy a new computer, RAM, and a 9800 pro.
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