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Old 09-29-03, 04:40 AM   #1
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Default Sept 30th is tomorrow

Who wants to start putting money on whether or not we see the sequel to the best game ever? All is quiet on the valve front..
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Old 09-29-03, 04:46 AM   #2
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Two things.

1. It wasn't the best game ever.

2. It'll be out on time.

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Old 09-29-03, 05:07 AM   #3
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1- I don't think it was the best game ever either.
2- I really doubt it will be out on time. Has any game ever been out on time anyway ?

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Old 09-29-03, 06:35 AM   #4
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lol it wont be out 2morow, they may release a demo as a goodwill gesture though, but the actuall full game isnt sheduled till december the 1st (according to amazon.co.uk)
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Old 09-29-03, 08:09 AM   #5
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1- I don't think it was the best game ever either.
HOW DARE J0o? After all Half-life has done for you, your life and your education... It's people like you who make baby Gabe cry.
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Old 09-29-03, 08:43 AM   #6
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I don't think it's going to be out... from www.evilavatar.com

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It appears that Valve is working on localizing the game into up to 12 languages - English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, etc. for simultaneous shipment and sale worldwide sometime between November and December (before the end of 2003). Which may partially explain the delay - they're trying to get all the localization done first.
At this point, I don't know who to believe about anything, but that's something, at least....
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HOW DARE J0o? After all Half-life has done for you, your life and your education... It's people like you who make baby Gabe cry.

Actually, I was already well educated, computer-gamewise, when HL was released so I don't think I owe Valve anything for that matter. I didn't say it wasn't a great game, anyway. I just don't think it's the greatest.

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gah, well at leats its pre paid for now anyways..
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Old 09-29-03, 09:37 AM   #9
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Hehe, I can't wait to make fun of my friend who said a few weeks ago that he will without a doubt be playing HL2 on the 30th

Well the only version I can see them making availible tomarrow is the Steam transfered version, but I doubt even that will happen. Though we oddly haven't heard an OFFICIAL announcment from Valve that the game is delayed, so I'm kinda wondering what they'll do tomarrow. Maybe they'll release the benchmark and then say "Well, here's HL2, that's all there is, enjoy!". Or maybe they'll delay it until who knows when. Jeez, what is it will almost every recent FPS getting delayed? Doom 3, HL2, Halo 2, Deus Ex 2 (it was supposed to be out late 2002 ). Oh well, in any case, which version is everyone here getting? The SP version, the SP+MP version, the Collectors Edition, or the Steam Transfered edition? Wow, this game almost has as many versions as Everquest has expansions.

Oh, and HL was good for it's time, but it's kinda showing it's age. Sure, it's still good, but compaired to recent FPS games like Halo and...uh...Halo, it just seems kinda boaring. I guess there's only a few games that can really stand up to the test of time. Fallout all the way baby
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I'll be ganking myself the retail boxed version of HL2.

Oh man, Halo on Wednesday...


Speaking of: I have a stupid question. I'm confused about release dates - everything that I've read on message boards suggests that the release date is the day that I can go buy it on the shelves. But when I called Gamespot (no EB in Rockford! ), they said, "Well, uhh, it's release date is the 30th so we'll probably have it on the 31st."

First off, there is no 31st of September.

Am I getting yanked around, here? I've checked both Best Buy and Circuit City's fliers and those claim they won't have Halo until Thursday... so the release date is the day that the trucks roll to the stores? What's going on here?
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First off, there is no 31st of September.
Hehe, maybe that's their way of saying that they won't have the game until September gains another day (i.e. never)

Anyway, the "release date" is usually the day it's shipped from the warehouses to the stores, but it won't acually be availible to buy until the NEXT day or so because it take a while to get to the stores. So basicly, Halo (and HL2 of course, with it's September 30th ship date ) should be availible on Wendsday or Thursday. Heh, kinda funny if you think about it: everyone thought Halo PC was commiting suicide by shipping on the same day HL2 was expected, and now because HL2 is delayed it may sell much more then it would have if HL2 was never announced (since there's going to be many a FPS gamers looking for a FPS early next month). Maybe it was Gearbox behind the HL2 delay, not Nvidia
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Hehe, maybe that's their way of saying that they won't have the game until September gains another day (i.e. never)
I think you give them too much credit. Most Gamestop employees I've encountered are about as intelligent as your average paper clip, whereas at the EB's around here I can have a conversation about games without my IQ dropping too many points.
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