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Old 09-05-04, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default Half Life 2 RC pushed back ....again....

Remember when Lombardi said they would have a RC for Vivendi by mid august, then later said by the "end" of august? Well- Gamespot just did a rumor control about HL2...now it looks to be pushed back to 9/15....valve and dates go together like Newell and Jenny Craig.



RUMOR #1: Half-Life 2 will ship in November.

Source: A Wedbush Morgan report issued earlier this week.

The official story: "No comment." – a VU Games spokesperson.

What we heard: Analyst Michael Pachter's report states it clear as day: "…we also expect three PC games to break the million-unit threshold in 2004, including… November's Vivendi-Universal (V-Not Rated) release Half-Life 2."

Before asking Vivendi for confirmation, we went to marketing rep Doug Lombardi at Valve. "We're currently planning to send release candidates to Vivendi by September 15th," he told us. The timing's right. "However," he adds before we can get our hopes up, "VUG hasn't given us a ship date yet. Might be best for you to ask them directly. Let me know what you hear."

Bogus or not bogus?: GameSpot to Doug: They said "No comment." Seriously, if they're not telling you, you figure they'd tell us, right? Right? GameSpot to readers: In any case: Not bogus. Happy Thanksgiving.

So last year @ E3 when they said 9/30...t'was a lie....this year when they said "this summer" t'was a lie. I assume the unofficial November wont even see a release. :: rubs hands:: My $50 dollar bet of it not coming till next year is looking good. How many think come November they'll still be talking about getting a RC done?
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Old 09-05-04, 01:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: Half Life 2 RC pushed back ....again....

Do we need to keep doing this? I say way forget about HL2 and concentrate on the other great games are coming and deserve the attention until we get a clear date on HL2 which shouldnt surprise anyone if it is released around November or January.
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Old 09-05-04, 01:59 PM   #3
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I need to keep doing this to call valve on their b.s =) Not much else coming my way that i'm interested in. Medal Of Honor pacific assualt, and lord of the rings battle for middle earth.....everything is in 05...BF2, stalker, HL2, f.e.a.r, pariah...
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Old 09-05-04, 02:25 PM   #4
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eh, no big deal.. I got MOH:PA, COD:UO, BFME to tide me over well into 2005...
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nothing is confirmed.
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**** Half-Life 2 and **** Valve. There are other, better games coming out soon, like World of Warcraft, which will be a million times better than Half-Life 2 could ever hope to be.
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Old 09-05-04, 08:24 PM   #7
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that open beta stress test still going for wow?
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HL2 > DNF ????
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HL2 > DNF ????
At Least DNF had started in 1997...
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HL2 is quickly becoming the next DNF. Life goes on though and there will be much better games released in the coming months.
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Doom 3 > HL2 imo.
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eh, no big deal.. I got MOH:PA, COD:UO, BFME to tide me over well into 2005...

i have been saying it.. early in the year.. but people never listened..

i told last year back in Sep30 leak that if that was everything VAlve have done for the game.. it will not be released earlier than aug/Sept 2004 .. not only because the game was ~50% unfinished ,but because of the leak make things more dificult since they also need to modify things already finished ..specially the ones that deals with Steam accounts/cd keys etc/game cheats etc,,... my first guess was august/SEtp in the best case.. with ATI employees themselves helping in the development. but seems now that it will be a november retail release with probably an online release 1-2 weeks earlier. if the game dont ships this year i will be very much surprised... but still is not impossible.. because many times nasty Bugs appears very late in the development when people dont expect them. Hl2 huge DEV team ~70.. can not only be an advantage ,but a disadvantage too.. if too many people place their hands in the game code.. it is far more dificult to find Bugs made by others than those made by you.

there shoud be at least 3-4 weeks before the game is released a [GOLD announcement.] so the better guide is to not miss any changes made in the .. www.ebworld.com for HL2 dates.. in the incoming 1-2 weeks. if they are not 100% accurate they will be changed by what the publisher vivendi says to them. right know they have Nov/1/2004 as their final date.
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