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Gaming OMFG!!!!WTF?!?!? Half Life 2?!?!? November??!?!

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So I'm in Game Stop yesterday, and I ask the salesman about Half Life 2. So he gets this smile on his face, and points to this sign that lists all the "coming soon" games. It says, "Half Life 2 ---- November 2nd." I just stood there, with a "WTF" look on my face. OMFG!!!!! I pre-ordered a few weeks ago. This can't be true. Interestingly enough, Ebgames (the place i pre-ordered) assured me moments before my visit to Game Stop that the game should ship on 9/1/04. WTF? EB and CompUSA say the beginning of September, while Amazon and Game Stop say November. Can anyone clarify wtf is going on??
 

mariusthegreat

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isnt that what they did with doom 3....? release date one day...then change it a few weeks before its supposed to be released....
 

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All I can say is this...

It's about time my free coupon I got with my ATI video card paid off.

I am already bored of all the free steam games I got with it...
 

Seije

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i FULLY prepaid for HALO2...last november
still got the receipt...i was suppose to get it april 2
then they tell me summer'04
then it's sept 11
now i hope for godsake that its November 9th...one fucking year since i bought it
and i still better be able to get it....i will have my HALO2, and i will play it all fucking forever..yayyyyyy
unless I meet a girl and things change, otherwise halo halo halo
 

betrayed

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you all know that half-life 2 isnt multiplayer right? neither is doom3.. i think

edit: yeah dude.. not to brag but i am just a god at halo one.. lol me and my bro took on 14 people and all of them are very good.. we pwned each and every single one.. we have like tactics and crapp.. my FAVORITE couple things were when in rat race they were all together (14 of them) i had cloak and ran behind them and slowly melee'd like 3 or 4 then they noticed it was happening so i sidestepped right into a teleporter and my bro was waiting for me through it and put a plasma grenade right after i went through and just like he thought.. they came through.. plasma killed 2 or 3 then we just pwned the rest with pistols.. and then the best shot i've ever seen was in blood gulch, i was waiting with my bro about to assault blue base and these two guys were on it (this time we were playing on gamespy arcade online) and he had one bullet left (sniper rifle).. he waited for the shot and took both of them out with a single bullet, double head shot, they got pissed and left the game.. good times :thumbsup:
 

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nope, doom 3 is multiplayer, its just not very big multiplayer game, i dont kno about half life2, and of course halo2 will be, thas 1 of the best parts
 
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p99 said:
you all know that half-life 2 isnt multiplayer right?

I dunno if actual HL2 is multiplayer or not, but they are porting all of the mods to the Source engine. Counter-Strike: Source, Half Life (original) Source, and even DoD:Source (I think).
 

betrayed

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Yeah but still I think its stupid for them not to include it in the actual game so now mods are going to have to find a way around it, I don't know if that would be hard or not since I don't do that stuff..
 

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Black hawk down is the shit,it's multiplayer fun filled killing action. :thumbsup:
 

Descent

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I'm fucking pissed...I read online that Valve locked the preloaded Steam version by not including a DLL file...So I use [a tool] to de-encrypt HL2, and whoa! Bullshit alert. I download the DLL file, and install it...but shit...it still isn't working. I tried fucking around with the registry and everything...Well, now I'm going to get back at Valve.

[ BRiT: mal-adjusted ranting deleted ... ]
 

BRiT

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I dont know why you're so livid. What you read about how they locked it is wrong. They are NOT finished with the game. Preloading of HL2 does NOT mean it's finished. The only thing that preloading means is that the bulk of everything is nearly complete, mostly the art assets and level designs. IT does not mean the code is complete.

If you think you should be able to do anything with the content that is preloaded, you're wrong.
 

Descent

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#13
Sorry man...

I was bored yesterday and I was trying to get it to work...

But why they would preload incomplete code is beyond me.

*edits old post*

Also, I did act immature in that post, and I am sorry for that. It's just one of those things when you get your hopes up, and then you get pissed and bummed out when it doesn't work your way.

UPDATE: BRiT, that tool is 100% legal. That tool is used to extract the map files for the modding community...using it to play a locked game is worthless...the game needs to be authenticated through the Steam network. You will just get an error when you try to load it. I would appreciate it if you would let me put the name of that tool back on, it's great fun reverse-engineering software, and being able to modifly the map files Valve stores in the GCF files.
 

BRiT

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FYI, there is another set of HL2 content that is being preloaded onto PCs now. I had the previous 1Gig of content loaded, but now it shows I'm 50% complete with another gig to go. Would be a good idea to load Steam and get connected before the server become overloaded again.
 

Descent

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Lol...yes...

Speaking of well awaited games like this, did anyone see that comic strip about the Doom 3 Alpha when it leaked? Some guy was saying to his friend, "I thought I downloaded the Doom 3 Alpha, but all I really got was lesbians. Two gigs of lesbians." His friend replies, "Maybe it was for the best."

The joke was, at the time, there were so many fake copies of the Alpha around that many people just got virii or porn, or just the wrong game. All you you hardcore PC users should remember that...

Ahhh. The good old days...
 

BRiT

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Phase 3 of the preload started late Friday. There's a pretty sweet video of HL-2 E3 show newly made available. It's available from EuroGamers BitTorrent network over here. Can't wait to play this game.