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HalfLife 2 / HL2: available for preorder, CS:Source available immediately


Eee-Ook Gow
OMG HL2!!!!111oneone


FINALLY! HALF LIFE 2, AHOY! BWEST GAME EVER!!!! Avaliable for order tomorrow 11 in the morning PST


Tomorrow at 11 am PST, the Half-Life 2 Steam offers will be ready for purchase. Details and pricing for these offers are pasted below. Those who purchase via Steam, will receive the final version of Counter-Strike: Source immediately. Half-Life 2 and other games in the Steam offerings will be made available to purchasers upon their release.

ATI/Half-Life 2 bundle owners may redeem their product key for the Bronze offer or apply their key toward the purchase of either the Silver or Gold offers, receiving a credit equal to the price of the Bronze offer.

Also tomorrow, the Counter-Strike: Source beta will close. Valve would like to thank the thousands of gamers who participated in the beta and helped make it a success.

For more detailed information, please visit

Half-Life 2 Steam Offers


1. "Bronze" -- $49.95
-- Half-Life 2*
-- Counter-Strike: Source
*(To be made available upon product's release.)

2. "Silver" -- $59.95
-- Half-Life 2*
-- Counter-Strike: Source
-- Half-Life 1: Source*
-- Day of Defeat: Source*
-- Valve's back catalog currently available on Steam *(To be made available upon products' release.)

3. "Gold" -- $89.95
-- Half-Life 2*
-- Counter-Strike: Source
-- Half-Life 1: Source*
-- Day of Defeat: Source*
-- Valve's back catalog currently available on Steam
-- Complete Half-Life 2 Strategy Guide from Prima Games
-- 3 different Half-Life 2 posters
-- Half-Life Collector's box
-- Half-Life 2 hat
-- Half-Life 2 postcard
-- Half-Life 2 stickers
-- Half-Life 2 Soundtrack CD
-- Chance to win a trip to Valve! (1 trip offered for every 5000 Gold packages purchased).
*(To be made available upon products' release.)

*not best quality, smushed in.


yeah, i figured that out today. i ordered HL2 bronze, HL2 is already pre-loaded on my steam. i played a bit of CS source earlier.


Banned - What an Asshat!
And people wonder why threads like "Has anyone ever not had a girlfriend.." are right next to these mass gaming ones.. I only play Call of Duty.. Thats it.. I'll play some Halo 2 when it comes but god its not something to hail to..


Hella Constipated
John Romero is my god. I pay my respects to him daily by visitng his site.

(Seriously. The guy is my fucking idol. I love you John!)
Uploading HL2 to Steam!!

YEA... there uploading halflife 2 to steam now!!
I think I might by the bronze back, so the day it finishes I can play it.
Half Life 2 will hauls so much ass!
Cheeck out the bink videos if you didnt see them. The HL2 engine is going to be running good. The game physics are so awsome. If you see a box or a bottle you can do anything to it. Move it , Throw it, Push it. The gravity gun will be able to throw people in the air or you can take a object and throw it. Imagine how much coding that took to do. Better make sure you have a good video card for this game, ATI Radeon x800 is the way to go if your building a new machine and your gettin this game with it. I just hope it goes gold before November 2nd. Or we might have to wait for another 7 months.


Alright, so who's stoked for the simultaneous world-wide release of HalfLife 2 [HL2] that's to occur at 12:00 Midnight PST tonight?

I'm not sure I can stay awake til 3am to play it tonight, but I do know I'll be disappearing for a few days afterwards. :)


And here's already the first tweak for ATI video cards...
Dave Baumann of Beyond3D said:
ATI users might want to use the following command for areas of HL2 that are graphics limited (this might work with CS:S as well):

+r_fastzreject 1

The command enables Z fill geometry pass in order to speed up rendering of the full scene rendering pass - by default I'm told it is disabled for ATI as they had some slight performance drops in the more CPU limited levels, however there are gains to be had in graphics limited levels.

AFAIK this is presently a default option for NVIDIA (the testing was done back with 9800 / FX's), but should be updated as the default for both in the future.


Banned - What an Asshat!
Half life was pretty good but i dont think im going to get a new one , when the heck is seirra studios going to make a swat 4 though????