Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Gaming Central

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-28-04, 02:49 AM   #13
Gaco
L4D & DoW2 ftw!
 
Gaco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Denmark
Posts: 3,143
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

F*ck yeah!

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??
__________________
---MAIN GAMING RIG from MID SEPTEMBER 2007, MOBO+CASE+FANS UPGRADED APRIL 2009, GRAPHICSCARD UPGRADED MARCH 2010---
Case: Antec P182 case + 3x 120mm Scythe Slipstream SY1225SL12M @ ~900 RPM
Motherboard: Asus P5Q Deluxe
CPU: Intel Core2 Q6600@3.3ghz w. Noctua NH-U12P
RAM: 4Gb Crucial Tracer PC-8500
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition
Harddiscs: 2xRaptorX 150gb 10.000 RPM in RAID0
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Sound: Sennheiser HD600 Headphones + headamp
Keyboard: Logitech DiNovo Edge
Mouse: Razor Orochi
Monitor: Samsung 2232BW (22" 1680*1050)
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Gaco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-04, 02:58 AM   #14
Assassin
Registered User
 
Assassin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: U.S.
Posts: 84
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

WOW! I can't believe it! This may mean we can buy HL2 on monday through steam and play it on that day!!!
Assassin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-04, 02:59 AM   #15
|JuiceZ|
Registered User
 
|JuiceZ|'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Louisville
Posts: 3,286
Send a message via Skype™ to |JuiceZ|
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gaco
F*ck yeah!

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.
__________________
primary MBP Core i5 2010 | HR | OCZ 120GB SSD
gaming Core i5-2500K @ 4.1GHz w/ CM Hyper212+ | MSI N560GTX-Ti TF II/OC | MSI P67A-GD55 | Silverstone FT02 | X360 250GB + Kinect
htpc IONITX-A-U | 2GB | M350 | XBMC Linux | SABnzbd, sickbeard, couchpotato | NAS Synology DS411J | 4TB
hometheater KURO PDP-5020 | Marantz SR6005 | Definitive BP7001s, CLR3000, BPVXPs
|JuiceZ| is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-04, 03:29 AM   #16
Gaco
L4D & DoW2 ftw!
 
Gaco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Denmark
Posts: 3,143
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

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
__________________
---MAIN GAMING RIG from MID SEPTEMBER 2007, MOBO+CASE+FANS UPGRADED APRIL 2009, GRAPHICSCARD UPGRADED MARCH 2010---
Case: Antec P182 case + 3x 120mm Scythe Slipstream SY1225SL12M @ ~900 RPM
Motherboard: Asus P5Q Deluxe
CPU: Intel Core2 Q6600@3.3ghz w. Noctua NH-U12P
RAM: 4Gb Crucial Tracer PC-8500
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition
Harddiscs: 2xRaptorX 150gb 10.000 RPM in RAID0
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Sound: Sennheiser HD600 Headphones + headamp
Keyboard: Logitech DiNovo Edge
Mouse: Razor Orochi
Monitor: Samsung 2232BW (22" 1680*1050)
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Gaco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-04, 03:33 AM   #17
nVidi0t
Quad Damage
 
nVidi0t's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Fancisco. CA
Posts: 1,569
Send a message via ICQ to nVidi0t
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

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.
__________________
System: Intel Core 2 e6600 @ 3.6ghz (450*8) @ 1.475v | Koolance Exos 2 Water Cooler | 4096Mb Mushkin ASCENT 8500 @ 2.1v @ 1160Mhz| Asus P5k Deluxe P35 'bearlake' 804bios | PC Power & Cooling Silencer 850W| BFG 8800GT OC2 675Mhz | 150GB WD Raptor X | Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATA | Lian Li V2000 PC2 Case | Pioneer DL Burner | Creative Sound Blaster X-FI FATAL1TY FPS | Dell 2707WFP 27" LCD | Windows Vista Ultimate | Sennheiser HD-590 Prestige/Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones w/ Emmeline Hornet Amp | Razer Deathadder | Razer tarantula Keyboard |
nVidi0t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-04, 04:33 AM   #18
DMA
Zzzleepy
 
DMA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: In bed
Posts: 997
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

Looks like it's just a fake after all.
__________________
Gigabyte EP35-DS4 | E6850@3.8GHz |
8800GT@800/2000MHz | 4 GB Corsair 6400|
DMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-04, 05:25 AM   #19
monkeydust
Registered User
 
monkeydust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 495
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

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.
__________________
AMD X2 4800+
ASUS A8N-SLI
2 x 1GB OCZ PC3200 Platinum
eVGA 8800 GTS 620/1000
2 x 300gb Maxtor Maxline III SATA2 HD
Creative X-Fi / Logitech Z-5500
NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive
Lian-Li v1200 w/OCZ Powerstream 600w PSU
Dell 2001FP 20.1" LCD
3DMark06 - 8553

Last edited by monkeydust; 08-28-04 at 06:39 AM.
monkeydust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-04, 07:12 AM   #20
Nutty
Sittin in the Sun
 
Nutty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 1,835
Send a message via MSN to Nutty
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

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.
Nutty is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 08-28-04, 08:48 AM   #21
SH64
MAXIMUM TECH
 
SH64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Posts: 12,202
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DMA
Looks like it's just a fake after all.
yeah .. it could be a hoax

http://www.halflife2.net/forums/show...threadid=34798
__________________


- "My name is RAM and my tank is full"

http://warhawk64nv.mybrute.com/ <-- pupils go thaarrr! Or,
http://silenthunter64.mybrute.com
SH64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-04, 08:59 AM   #22
Morrow
Atari STE 4-bit color
 
Morrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 798
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SH64
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.
Morrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-04, 09:35 AM   #23
cam9786
 
cam9786's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Right Behind You...
Posts: 368
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

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.
__________________
[B][SIZE=1]System Specs:
Custom Built All Grey Case with air-intake slides at the side. 4 Drive Bays
[B]AMD Athlon XP 3200+ "Barton" Core @ 2.22GHz, 400MHz Front Side Bus[/B]
[B]BFG GeForce 6800GT OC @ 400/1.10 GHz[/B]
40GB Maxtor Hard Drive 7200RPM
17'' Flat-Screen Silver Monitor -KDS Visual Sensations
[B]ASUS A7N8X Motherboard nForce2 Ultra Chipset 400FSB Dual Channel[/B]
[B]Crucial 1024 MB PC3200 DDR 400 RAM[/B]
nForce2 Audio Controller
Labtec Desktop Speakers & Subwoofer
ASUS CD-RW 52x24x52 Burner
Large AMD Athlon XP Fan
Large Air Case Fan
Antec True430 430 Watt Power Supply - 20A on 12V line[/SIZE][/B]
[B]3dMark03 -[/B] [URL=http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=2811011]http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=2811011[/URL]

[I][B]Kamel on Kids and Doom 3 -[/B] [/I]

[I]i don't know about you guys, but i'd like to teach my kid that if a demon breaks into our house, you should shoot the bastard... multiple times, until he decinegrates (just to make sure).[/I]

I am 73% addicted to Counterstrike. [url=http://seanism.com/addiction/cs.php]What about you?[/url]
cam9786 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-04, 10:03 AM   #24
XP_GUN
Registered User
 
XP_GUN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Orange CA.
Posts: 1,086
Default Re: Half Life 2 going gold on 30 August!!!

I hate it when people do this......
__________________
Yeah I use a Mac Mini now....
XP_GUN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Legit Half Life 3 concept arts leaked AthlonXP1800 Gaming Central 5 06-29-12 03:27 AM
For scientists seeking extraterrestrial life, Kepler probe is step one News Archived News Items 0 06-05-12 06:10 PM
Now Available - Stronghold 3 Gold, 20% Off! News Archived News Items 0 05-25-12 09:30 PM
Life on Cloud Kepler: GPUs and Heterogenic Computing News Archived News Items 0 05-23-12 07:40 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2014, nV News.