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Old 10-21-04, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Steam Unlocking HL2 date

I've got the full HL2 downloaded and awaiting unlocking by steam, are they going to unlock it on the same date it hits store shelves or maybe a little earlier? Anyone know the official "unlocking" date for steam...

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Old 10-21-04, 03:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steam Unlocking HL2 date

Same as the release date, November 16th. They can't unlock it before the game is released on shelves because of a legal agreement with their publisher, Vivendi Universal.
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Old 10-21-04, 04:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: Steam Unlocking HL2 date

They also said that they will probly unlock it if a ven-duh breaks the nov 16 date, however true that is is or you to gamble on.

Basicly i can see they would say that, but not really do it unless they tell all the stores to put it on the shelfs
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Old 10-21-04, 04:20 PM   #4
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Right, so let's hope a vendor breaks the date
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Old 10-21-04, 04:22 PM   #5
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Nov 16th newsflash: "GABE NEWELL EATS STEAM SERVER! HL2 DELAYED!"
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Old 10-21-04, 04:36 PM   #6
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Nov 16th newsflash: "GABE NEWELL EATS STEAM SERVER! HL2 DELAYED!"
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Old 10-21-04, 05:16 PM   #7
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Nov 16th newsflash: "GABE NEWELL EATS STEAM SERVER! HL2 DELAYED!"
Although i'm against bashing Gabe's weight, **** me, i almost choked on this one.
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Old 10-30-04, 11:19 PM   #8
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Default Re: Steam Unlocking HL2 date

what I'd like to know is, what TIME on the 16th?
midnight the morning of? SOme Best Buys will have a midnight sale im sure... And what Time Zone?

Hell I could have that game finished by that afternoon if they unlock it at midnight....and I've got lots of mountain dew and smoke...
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what I'd like to know is, what TIME on the 16th?
midnight the morning of? SOme Best Buys will have a midnight sale im sure... And what Time Zone?

Hell I could have that game finished by that afternoon if they unlock it at midnight....and I've got lots of mountain dew and smoke...
Day or night .. i dont care . i'll just keep my PC up & running in the 15th (or the 14th) & leave Steam running in the background so whenever its out it'll unlock it ASAP & i start gaming
NO SLEEPING for me until i finish at least a hefty portion of the game !
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Old 10-31-04, 11:02 AM   #10
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what I'd like to know is, what TIME on the 16th?
midnight the morning of? SOme Best Buys will have a midnight sale im sure... And what Time Zone?

Hell I could have that game finished by that afternoon if they unlock it at midnight....and I've got lots of mountain dew and smoke...
I would think it would be the Greenwhich Mean time = GMT 00
Wouldn't it?
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Old 10-31-04, 02:57 PM   #11
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I would think it would be the Greenwhich Mean time = GMT 00
Wouldn't it?

Hmm....i still think somebody is gonna release it early, around 10-14th.
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Old 11-02-04, 10:55 PM   #12
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Just remember that the early unlocking rumor got started by the guy who runs BluesNews. Valve never said anything about it.

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Oops, sorry. Steve Gibson of Shacknews said it. Right here: http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/34091/
No one from Valve ever said it, yet people are taking it as gospel.

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