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Half Life 2 delayed....or is it?


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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   MikeH1

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Posted July 29 2003 - 03:17 PM

Well rumors are a flying. A link to the delay.

http://www.gamespyda...ory.asp?id=5298


And here's one that says it isn't true...

http://www.shacknews...article.x/27654


Whatever the case I'm hoping to God that this is still slated to be released on Sept. 30.

#2 of 25 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted July 29 2003 - 03:56 PM

Half-Life 2, Doom III, what next, Halo 2 (again)?

#3 of 25 OFFLINE   Camp

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Posted July 29 2003 - 03:57 PM

I flipped a coin and the result told me the game won't be delayed.

#4 of 25 OFFLINE   Graeme Clark

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Posted July 29 2003 - 05:42 PM

But my magic 8 ball told me to "Ask again later"

This thing is broken, I swear.

#5 of 25 OFFLINE   Travis Olson

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Posted July 30 2003 - 06:08 AM

I hope it's not delayed, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if it is.

#6 of 25 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted July 30 2003 - 06:38 AM

You won't believe this, but Microsoft paid them $$$ for a 2-month window of exclusivity for the XBox. The PC version will come out Thanksgiving weekend.

And you really shouldn't believe it, because I just made it up.

#7 of 25 OFFLINE   Graeme Clark

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Posted July 30 2003 - 07:01 AM

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I hope it's not delayed, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if it is.

It would surprise me if it wasn't delayed.

#8 of 25 OFFLINE   MikeAlletto

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Posted July 30 2003 - 08:24 AM

My magic 8-ball said "better not tell you now"

I personally hope it does get delayed, that'll push back my PC buying and let me save some more. Because you know as soon as I see it on the shelf I'll have to dish out the cash for a new pc and it will be all Valve's fault.
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#9 of 25 OFFLINE   David Glenn

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Posted July 30 2003 - 10:10 AM

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You won't believe this, but Microsoft paid them $$$ for a 2-month window of exclusivity for the XBox. The PC version will come out Thanksgiving weekend.

And you really shouldn't believe it, because I just made it up.


There were rumors that it might hit the xbox 1st as they were supposedly developing for the PC and xbox at the same time. Who knows? I assume it would be easier to code/test for the xbox as opposed to the glut of possible PC setup/spec. scenarios.
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#10 of 25 OFFLINE   Peter O

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Posted July 30 2003 - 02:12 PM

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I assume it would be easier to code/test for the xbox as opposed to the glut of possible PC setup/spec. scenarios.

Just tell that to Bioware! For years companies have used the PC platform as an excuse for shipping buggy games, but there are lots of bugs in KOTOR including one *game stopping* bug. Fortunately I found out about it before I got to that point and was able to avoid it.

Half-Life 2 arrives exactly two months from today!

Even though my PC isn't top notch anymore, I will probably get HL2 for it. The amount of mods that will come out will make up for not being able to run it at full detail.

#11 of 25 OFFLINE   Darren Haycock

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Posted July 30 2003 - 03:16 PM

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I personally hope it does get delayed, that'll push back my PC buying and let me save some more. Because you know as soon as I see it on the shelf I'll have to dish out the cash for a new pc and it will be all Valve's fault.

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#12 of 25 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted July 30 2003 - 07:23 PM

Any chance this has something to do with Universal being on the block? Does the games division belong to Universal? Maybe Vivendi is using HL2 to sweeten the deal for potential buyers.

#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted July 31 2003 - 02:43 PM

A Vivendi Universal PR Director debunked the rumor today. Check out the link at Blue's News, as I'm too lazy to grab it for you. Posted Image

Meanwhile, Steam appears to be downloading a sixth video right now. Probably the Barney one. I'm dying to see the dune buggy one in high-res, myself.

#14 of 25 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted July 31 2003 - 05:07 PM

The tunnels freaking rocked!!!!! Time to fire up steam...

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#15 of 25 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted July 31 2003 - 05:58 PM

BTW, the video that was made available tonight is called Bugbait--it's the one with the antlions. Hopefully, it'll be activated tomorrow at 4pm Pacific, as has become the norm. They had a few hitches at first, but the last video and now this one have come out like clockwork. Hopefully that means next week we'll see the remaining vids come out every other day.

#16 of 25 OFFLINE   Rob Varto

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Posted October 07 2003 - 06:57 AM

Here's the latest: appearantly, the code was stolen.. or at least a part of it.



http://story.news.ya....puter_software
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#17 of 25 OFFLINE   JustinCleveland

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Posted October 07 2003 - 09:41 AM

Rob, there is a whole thread dedicated to this issue... called something like "the worst thing to happen in the history of video game development" or something similar.

#18 of 25 OFFLINE   Dustin Wind

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Posted October 08 2003 - 04:04 AM

pushed back to April

#19 of 25 OFFLINE   MikeH1

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Posted October 09 2003 - 11:32 PM

Unreal

#20 of 25 OFFLINE   John_Berger

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Posted October 10 2003 - 03:23 AM

Apparently, someone hacked into their system and stole almost everything that was necessary to make the game on their own - source code, maps, textures, etc.

I'm not surprised that they'd push the release back in order to make changes to the game.

And let's face it -- would your rather have a game come out sooner than it should and be a complete mess (aka. Ultima: Ascension)? I'd rather give them the time that they need to make it a great game and work out any bugs that they have in order to make the release the best that it can be. After all, this is Half-Life 2, not Daikatana. Posted Image

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Unreal
That game came out quite some time ago. Posted Image


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