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Old 11-14-2004, 06:00 AM   #1
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I thought i was all leet. Some random best buy employee e-mailed corporate best buy saying that gamestop and ebgames was selling half life 2 so they sent a message to all best buys that the street date was no longer valid and to sell it as soon as you get it in. The best buy i work at started selling it on the floor, regular, collectors edition, and the strat guide. After a few hours corporate found out they were the only ones selling it and were liable for fines from vivendi so they msged to pull it from the shelves. Of course i got ahold of my copy.

I get home and open the box to see 5 cds in paper cases, a one sheet instruction manual (weakest manual ever; controls on one side, install on the other) and an ad for the x800 pro. I install it only to find out i need to verify the cd key over steam!!!! so i create an account for it, it accepts it, and i can "play the game as soon as it becomes availiable"!!!!!! WTF!!!! VALVe pwnd me!!

Theres no way to install the game without steam. You have to get online once to verify the cdkey and latch it to an account, then you can play singleplayer in offline mode. Smartest thing ever, but what if you have no net?

ANyway my exciting day turned to shiz. GG VALVe!
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Old 11-14-2004, 11:56 AM   #2
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then i guess your out of luck, or go over to a friends house who has internet and log onto your account to activate the cd key then log off at his house and go home and play it.

ya yesterday everyone was so hyped up by the enormous bandwith dip but in the end it was nothing. the steam site started crashing and everyone though for sure they would release half life 2 early but it was nothing. they made an official announcement on the news page about people having bought the retail game and can not play.

it sucks

o well 2 more days left, i might as well finish up san andreas
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Old 11-14-2004, 07:06 PM   #3
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no i have internet i just figured valve would make it so people can play singleplayer who dont have internet. But i guess thats what the single player package is for? they weren't selling that at my work, i think just at like wal-marts they said huh. Anyway its gay... tuesday it is.
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Old 11-14-2004, 11:55 PM   #4
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I'll see you guys in City 17 [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:14 PM   #5
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OMG GMT -8!!! MIDNIGHT!!! OMG THATS 2:00AM HERE OMG
WHY!! WHY!!!
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Old 11-14-2004, 06:12 PM   #6
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Guess your going to have to wait with the rest of us to play...
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:52 PM   #7
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So i have to go on steam with half-life 2 to play it offline. Well I guess Valve try to stop piracy once and for all with this Steam shit.
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:29 PM   #8
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6 and a half hours now, i havent decided if im going to stay up or not, but i dont think i will, anyway i hope an internet connection is on the system requirements box or it may be delayed again for re-packaging.
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:49 AM   #9
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I have no problem staying up till 2am but it's a school night and If my parents saw me playing half life 2 at midnight, they would probably disown me, lol, but ya If I wake up at like 4-5am i will prolly get ready for school and have abot an hour of play time.

Here's hoping the steam servers wont crash [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Old 11-16-2004, 02:38 AM   #10
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i got work from 815 to 415, but who cares im down, gotta wait till 2 though, playing halo2 till then
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Old 11-17-2004, 09:56 PM   #11
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Half Life 2 is the funnest thing i have ever played, especially because i started out by throwing a bottle at the combine police getting them to chase me around with there electric pole things. I think im almost done, but alas homework and school have been interupting me constantly.
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