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Although an official gold statement hasn't come out yet the game has apparently gone gold. According to Game Spot's Rumor Control the game is already Gold. Expect Valve or VUG to make an announcement soon.

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Ever since the release candidate for Half-Life 2 was submitted to VU Games in mid-September, a piñata has hung in the lobby of Valve's headquarters. The plan: to bust the sucker open when the game achieved gold status. Earlier today, GameSpot learned from an informed sourced that "the piñata has been broken" and the game has gone gold. Further evidence of the game's completion was a press release issued this afternoon touting the first review of "the entire game." Though nothing official has been announced yet, it appears the fat lady is at last clearing her throat.


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Nice!
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W000000000000T
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O.O

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That's nice =)

I would pick up HL2 if I had a better CPU and Video Card... (1.6 Ghz P4 and a Radeon 7500)

I played CS:S at a decent 30fps though...


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nothing is nothing until it's offical!

or until it's on the god damn shelves in the god damn stores.
I just ruined your life.

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We can still hope...

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uhm.. that's old news, I read it @ the half-life 2 forums about 1 month ago. icon_cool.gif
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I read it at LANageddon more then a month ago. You know what though? That doesn't make me special, and neither does seeing it at HL2 forums a month ago makes you special.
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Finnally gold, now lets see if my computer can handle this. :roll:

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I'm upgrading my computer just for HL².

My mom gives me a budget of 1000$ so I can upgrade it. I think i'll get a Sapphire 9800XT or maybe a GeForce 6800... I don't know.
"Something tremendously powerful was lost when composers moved away from tonal harmony and regular pulses... Among other things the audience was lost" -John Adams

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My mom gives me a budget of 1000$ so I can upgrade it.


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Well.. it counts for me and my brother's birthday and christmas present....

I dont really care, my old comp is just too shitty. GeForce 2 and a really old motherboard. It's like 2 years old and it lags like hell.
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Well.. it counts for me and my brother's birthday and christmas present....

I dont really care, my old comp is just too shitty. GeForce 2 and a really old motherboard. It's like 2 years old and it lags like hell.


Hey I wasn't trying to put you down or anything, after all my parents payed for the computers I begun my gaming career on and they still pay the Internet fees. I just thought it was a funny post.

I've just bought Half-Life 2 Silver Edition through Steam. Pre-loading Counter-Strike: Source now. (Its taking ages icon_razz.gif)
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uhm.. that's old news, I read it @  the half-life 2 forums about 1 month ago.  8)


So you read an article written October 15th a month ago? I don't think thats possible lol wink.gif .

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I've just bought Half-Life 2 Silver Edition through Steam. Pre-loading Counter-Strike: Source now. (Its taking ages Razz)


Let me know when you're done maybe we could play together.

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This isn't new news to me either. I read this in some other site a few weeks back as well.


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Those were all rumors, this one is newer and closer to being official. I've been hearing Gold rumors for a long time now but this one is the only one I've seen as being true.

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It's official now! Release date: November 16, 2004.

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VIVENDI UNIVERSAL GAMES ANNOUNCES PLANS TO LAUNCH THE MOST ANTICIPATED PC ACTION GAME OF 2004
Half-Life® 2 to Ship to Retail Outlets Globally This Holiday Season




LOS ANGELES (October 18, 2004) – Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced that Half-Life® 2, the sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed PC titles in gaming history, will ship to retail outlets around the world in November. The Company confirmed that Half-Life 2, developed by Valve Software, has gone gold with a planned retail street date of November 16, 2004. The countdown to the highly anticipated retail street date has begun around the world, as VU Games completes plans to ship localized versions of Half-Life 2 simultaneously in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Korean, Thai and Japanese.



“Half-Life 2 has surpassed our expectations in every sense – its high-quality graphics, ground-breaking physics and immersive first-person shooter gameplay set a new standard for PC action games,” said Bruce Hack, CEO of VU Games. “Half-Life 2 will go down as one of the best-selling PC titles, and we are thrilled to deliver this ground-breaking title to the worldwide gaming community this fall.”



Hailed as “...the best game ever made” by PC Gamer, Half-Life 2 earned a top-rated review score of 98, the highest score bestowed by the magazine in more than six years. The game has received numerous accolades for its technical excellence, captivating story and addictive game play, including more than 10 awards and nominations at the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo. In addition to being named “Best PC Game” by 1up.com (Ziff Davis) and Gamespy.com, the title also received a “Technological Excellence on PC” award from IGN.com. CNNMoney.com stated that “Half-Life 2 will redefine what gamers expect from their games visually – and the gameplay is a lot of fun as well.”



The global anticipation for Half-Life 2 has reached unprecedented heights, as consumers around the world mark their calendars to buy the game at retail on November 16th. The Half-Life 2 product will include Counter-Strike: Source. VU Games will also release a Half Life 2 Collector’s Edition that will include Half-Life 2 in DVD-ROM format, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life: Source, a free limited edition t-shirt, and a Half-Life 2 Prima strategy guide book.



The original Half-Life game was launched in 1998 under VU Games’ Sierra Entertainment publishing label. It earned more than 50 game-of-the-year awards and has been heralded as one of the best PC first-person shooter games of all-time.



About Half-Life® and Half-Life® 2

In 1998, Half-Life revolutionized the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve’s debut title was named “Best PC Game Ever” by PC Gamer and launched a franchise with more than eight million retails units sold worldwide. In 2004, Half-Life 2 will take the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original to new heights of realism and responsiveness. Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player’s presence affects everything around him, from the physical environments to the behaviors – even the emotions – of both friends and enemies. The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist, Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted and its population dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people – people he cares about – are counting on him. The intense, real-time gameplay of Half-Life 2 is made possible only by Source, Valve’s new proprietary engine technology. Source provides major enhancements in the advanced facial animation system, physics, graphics and AI. Half-Life 2 will be available for the PC.



About Vivendi Universal Games

Headquartered in Los Angeles, VU Games is a leading global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, Fox Interactive and Massive Entertainment. VU Games’ library of over 700 titles features multi-million unit selling properties such as Warcraft®, StarCraft®, Diablo® and World of Warcraft® from Blizzard Entertainment®; Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon™, Empire Earth®, Leisure Suit Larry™, Tribes® and Ground Control®.


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HL2 ownt hard.

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w000000000t to hl2 about time jeeeeeeeez i been waiting too long for this game i started to lose interest but now that its release date is official im back into the craze again icon_biggrin.gif




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