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AthlonXP1800
08-28-04, 12:41 AM
About time!

Gabe Newell confirmed about Half Life 2 status in Half Life 2 Fallout Forum (http://www.hl2fallout.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4221&hl=) that Half Life 2 will be GOLD on Monday 30 August. :nanahump:

We're going gold monday...

DivotMaker
08-28-04, 12:43 AM
So much for some people's theories of November release... :rolleyes:

XP_GUN
08-28-04, 12:43 AM
Finally, I heard when I was playing Half Life Sven Co-op.

Sazar
08-28-04, 12:44 AM
I dun wanna put a damper on this (and I am a HUGE half life fan :) )

but till I see the actual product I am gonna keep waiting :cool:

superklye
08-28-04, 12:49 AM
Cha right.

GlowStick
08-28-04, 12:52 AM
woot, sept 30 is for real ; D

SH64
08-28-04, 01:01 AM
Sweet! .. now i should upgrade my PC further more :p

Rakeesh
08-28-04, 01:27 AM
I wonder if you can sell your copy after you purchased it? Seeing as how steam currently works, I don't see any way that you can.

Pandora's Box
08-28-04, 01:40 AM
and how many times has he lied? boy who cried wolf scenario me thinks.

|JuiceZ|
08-28-04, 01:40 AM
'till I see the actual product I am gonna keep waiting :cool:

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nVidi0t
08-28-04, 01:49 AM
I think Gabe is like pinnochio except his stomach grows every time.

jAkUp
08-28-04, 02:19 AM
**** yea! i believe him this time!

Gaco
08-28-04, 02:49 AM
F*ck yeah! :nanahump:

One big question remains though: Since it takes about 2 weeks to get a game out in the retails after going gold, will we be able to buy HL2 over steam when it goes gold or when it will be available in the stores??

Assassin
08-28-04, 02:58 AM
WOW! I can't believe it! This may mean we can buy HL2 on monday through steam and play it on that day!!! :super:

|JuiceZ|
08-28-04, 02:59 AM
F*ck yeah! :nanahump:

One big question remains though: Since it takes about 2 weeks to get a game out in the retails after going gold, will we be able to buy HL2 over steam when it goes gold or when it will be available in the stores??

From what I read last, it should be availible shortly after going gold. Thats the whole purpose of Steam & the HL2 preload after all.

Gaco
08-28-04, 03:29 AM
Yeah I thought so too, but now I also hear rumors that Valve has a contract with the distributor that they are not allowed to handle out a single HL2 game over steam before the game will also be available on the shelves. I hope this is not true of course :|

nVidi0t
08-28-04, 03:33 AM
How the hell does someone say they are going gold on a certain date? It's gold when all the bugs are fixed and the game is fully complete. Fixing bugs usually raises more issues which need fixing.

It's just being a little unrealistic.

DMA
08-28-04, 04:33 AM
Looks like it's just a fake after all. :fu:

monkeydust
08-28-04, 05:25 AM
Yeah, that "Going Gold" on a certain date should have been the first tip off. Nobody knows when something is going to go gold until they get the final sign-off. At that point, it is considered Gold.

Nutty
08-28-04, 07:12 AM
It probably is signed off. They're probably just doing final preparations. Its not unreasonable to say we will be going gold in 2 days time.

SH64
08-28-04, 08:48 AM
Looks like it's just a fake after all. :fu:

yeah .. it could be a hoax :(

http://www.halflife2.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=34798

Morrow
08-28-04, 08:59 AM
yeah .. it could be a hoax :(

http://www.halflife2.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=34798

HL2 going Gold 3 days after the preload starts? Come on people. It can't happen. Preloading will take at least a week before the content servers will stop being overflooded by the preload requests.

Anyway, CS:S is still too buggy for being released. Valve still has a lot of network tweaking to do and fix a couple of graphical bugs before we see HL2 for real.

November seems realistic at this stage.

cam9786
08-28-04, 09:35 AM
Over at CSNation they have said it's a fake and account was hacked. www.csnation.net
www.planethalflife.com also agrees with this. While they say there not 100% sure it is fake, there are really some indicators pointing to the account being hacked. Plus, with the above posts' point in mind, I'm 90% sure this was a fake. I really wish the hackers would just stay out of HL2. Meh.

XP_GUN
08-28-04, 10:03 AM
I hate it when people do this......

jAkUp
08-28-04, 10:05 AM
It turns out HL2fallout's raw PHP files were up for grabs earlier that day wich contained the SQL passes. With those passes, some person has changed Gabes pass and used his account. I'm sorry to say, but it is indeed, fake.

man this is ridiculous