Half-Life 2 Imminent?

HalflifeSource (thanks HomeLAN Fed) is reporting news from Valve's Doug Lombardi, saying: "Half-Life 2 will be passed on to publisher Vivendi for final mastering and duplication within days for it's early August target. The official appearance will make store shelves sometime in mid to late September."
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uh huh
Jul 28, 2004, 21:42
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uh huh Jul 28, 2004, 21:42
Jul 28, 2004, 21:42
 
so early august target ... mid-late september .. which is it?

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not gonna be any good
Jul 28, 2004, 21:42
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not gonna be any good Jul 28, 2004, 21:42
Jul 28, 2004, 21:42
 
looks lame and dated . . . doom3 going after half life franchise simply by adding a story . . .doom wins

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No subject
Jul 28, 2004, 21:42
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Jul 28, 2004, 21:42
 
woo hoo?

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Re: uh huh
Jul 28, 2004, 21:43
nin
 
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Re: uh huh Jul 28, 2004, 21:43
Jul 28, 2004, 21:43
 nin
 
Only a year late, kids...

Quick, someone steal the source code again!

See you in Hell! http://www.doom3.com/
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oh no
Jul 28, 2004, 21:45
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oh no Jul 28, 2004, 21:45
Jul 28, 2004, 21:45
 
My poor girlfriend!

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Re: uh huh
Jul 28, 2004, 21:45
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Re: uh huh Jul 28, 2004, 21:45
Jul 28, 2004, 21:45
 
Mark my word... Half-Life 2 will go GOLD on August 4th when DOOM 3 gets on shelves. Then we should see a late september early novemeber shelf date... I don't like all this DOOM3/HL2 hating going on. They are both going to be excellent but for different reasons. My brain [and my bladder] are going to explode, I am going to finish DOOM 3 and HL2 will be there ready to be played.

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Re: oh no
Jul 28, 2004, 21:46
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Re: oh no Jul 28, 2004, 21:46
Jul 28, 2004, 21:46
 
My poor girlfriend!

Just deflate her and throw her in the closet for a few weeks. Works for me....:D


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No subject
Jul 28, 2004, 21:49
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No subject Jul 28, 2004, 21:49
Jul 28, 2004, 21:49
 
Looks like there are still on target for a september 30th release. They never did say what year.

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Re: No subject
Jul 28, 2004, 21:52
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Re: No subject Jul 28, 2004, 21:52
Jul 28, 2004, 21:52
 
Man, Valve really has to shut the fuck up about *possible* release dates until the damn thing is gold. Just shut up. id software got it, why the hell don't these guys?

You know the game is gonna suck balls if they have to hype it every damn day for over a year.
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Re: No subject
Jul 28, 2004, 21:57
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Jul 28, 2004, 21:57
 
The stupidity is strong in this thread.

By the way, HL2 will sell more copy them DOOM3 and you know it. Not that it actually means anything. Oh, and this is not really news. Valve's been saying the same thing for a week or two.

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Re: uh huh
Jul 28, 2004, 22:03
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Re: uh huh Jul 28, 2004, 22:03
Jul 28, 2004, 22:03
 
"Mark my word... Half-Life 2 will go GOLD on August 4th when DOOM 3 gets on shelves. Then we should see a late september early novemeber shelf date"


So why will it take almost 2 months to get ont he shelf after going gold announcement. Will it be a farse announcement if it takes that long to shelf it?

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No subject
Jul 28, 2004, 22:04
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No subject Jul 28, 2004, 22:04
Jul 28, 2004, 22:04
 
Only a year late, kids...

Quick, someone steal the source code again!


Ever since the theft of the source code I've seen these kinds of sarcastic remarks from gamers who have the maturity and intellectual capacity of a turd. Unbelieveable to me how many of them were screaming bloody murder that the theft of 5 years worth of work could possibly *gasp* delay the release Half-Life 2. The viciousness was unreal. And of course the worst of the comments was that somehow Valve fabricated the entire theft "story" because the game was never going to meet the September 30, 2003 release date anyway (the game was going to miss it's release date, but the theft was obviously very real). What a bunch of rubbish. I felt terrible for Valve, and was fully expecting the release date to be pushed back indefinitely after such an incident. The last thing I was thinking about was not getting "my game" to play when I wanted it, but rather hoping Valve would be able to pull through and not incur a financial disaster having to rewrite major portions of the engine. All most idiot gamers cared about was that somehow Valve lied to them and they went from being the most respected company in the industry to the most hated because of a mistake on their end in not properly securing their network. Meanwhile all Valve has ever done is tried to please the gaming community and they got royally slapped in the face for being a little over optimistic on a release date as a "thank you."

Sometimes I don't know why/how game devs do it. Gamers as a whole are the most selfish, cruel, immature, thankless bunch of people around. Everything revolves around them, and heaven help you if you're a devoloper who accidentally pisses off this fickle bunch.

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Re: No subject
Jul 28, 2004, 22:04
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Jul 28, 2004, 22:04
 
"Man, Valve really has to shut the fuck up about *possible* release dates until the damn thing is gold. Just shut up. id software got it, why the hell don't these guys?"


Because they are actually making their own engine now, and not using Id's. They didnt realize how massive it would be on their own.

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Re: uh huh
Jul 28, 2004, 22:05
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Re: uh huh Jul 28, 2004, 22:05
Jul 28, 2004, 22:05
 
That's how things work...

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Steam
Jul 28, 2004, 22:07
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Steam Jul 28, 2004, 22:07
Jul 28, 2004, 22:07
 
If it's really done by early August they should be able to put it on Steam. Or do they have to make the virtual boxes....

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Jul 28, 2004, 22:07
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Jul 28, 2004, 22:07
 
"Sometimes I don't know why/how game devs do it. Gamers as a whole are the most selfish, cruel, immature, thankless bunch of people around. Everything revolves around them, and heaven help you if you're a devoloper who accidentally pisses off this fickle bunch."


Agreed.


On a different note. I see tons of people shouting about moids this mods that for the new source engine because it is half life 2. They fail to realize why there were so many mods for the first half life was the fact that hundreds of mod makers were so used to it from being Quake 2 based. Thus the easy transition.

Just because it says Half Life on the box does not mean their engine will be easy mod accessable. Nor does it guarantee a fast SDK. We heard the same mutter about Far Cry and well that is dieing real fast as far as mod talk.

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Re: uh huh
Jul 28, 2004, 22:14
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Re: uh huh Jul 28, 2004, 22:14
Jul 28, 2004, 22:14
 
Why can't people enjoy both game?

About the source code theft, the game was months from being finished. And most gamers hate Valve because of steam, the rest of the hate is because we're in DOOM3's week of celebrity. It'll all go back to normal soon enough.

I was actually going to post why going from "the game's sent to Vivendi" to "on sore shelves" could very easily take as long, but most of you are to fuxking stupid to understand. And the rest already know why.

Keep being fanboys. I'll enjoy it as it will be, even if it's the [Oh noes!!!11] second best looking game. Heck, even the third if it ends up being behind Far Cry.

But yeah, it's a year late LOLOLOLOLZ!!111 ROFLFMADSKFDSKFSO

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Re: Steam
Jul 28, 2004, 22:17
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Re: Steam Jul 28, 2004, 22:17
Jul 28, 2004, 22:17
 
If it's really done by early August they should be able to put it on Steam. Or do they have to make the virtual boxes....
The reason is money. Some retailer will refuse to sell the game if it's released earlier online. It's the same reason why the game will cost as much on steam as it will in store.

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Re: Steam
Jul 28, 2004, 22:19
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Re: Steam Jul 28, 2004, 22:19
Jul 28, 2004, 22:19
 
The reason is money. Some retailer will refuse to sell the game if it's released earlier online. It's the same reason why the game will cost as much on steam as it will in store.


That is a crock... no retailer will refuse a game, that big especially, early. They would change their dates as fast as you can blink.

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I'll believe this...
Jul 28, 2004, 22:19
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I'll believe this... Jul 28, 2004, 22:19
Jul 28, 2004, 22:19
 
..when I see it.

But if it's true, I'm gonna have to upgrade, dammit!

Kittens!
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