9800XT w/ Half-Life 2

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When do you think Half-Life2 will be released?

Just before Christmas
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April
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9800XT w/ Half-Life 2

Postby Illuminati » Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:26 pm

Well, we all have seen the number of reviews of the ATI Radeon 9800XT that were posted last week. It was then that we also learned ATI would be packaging Half-Life2 with the 9800XT...

Now there are many rumors going around about whether or not Valve will push the HL2 release back as late as April.

What does everyone think about this, and what is your prediction?
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Postby Illuminati » Thu Oct 09, 2003 8:01 am

Hey all, don't forget that you can post a comment when you vote as well... I'm interested in hearing people's opinions.
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Postby loz » Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:55 am

I'm guessing the game is going to be released sometime in 2004 with April the penciled date.

I also read somewhere that the XT cards will now be shipped with a 'Half-Life2 coupon'.

Sounds exciting :D
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Postby Illuminati » Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:02 am

ya... that is entirely possible...

I also heard that it is possible that you will be given information to download the game when it is released as an alternative to having to go to a store and use the coupon.
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Postby Locutus » Sun Oct 19, 2003 5:52 pm

Illuminati wrote:ya... that is entirely possible...

I also heard that it is possible that you will be given information to download the game when it is released as an alternative to having to go to a store and use the coupon.


Hmm, interesting. I am just wondering how the coupons will work? If you just go to the place of purchase of the card, and pick up a copy there? If you need to mail/ring ATI in your country to get it, or whatever....

I wonder how it'll work in AUS.

Dowloading would be a great option for me, if I wasn't on 56k :-(. If you downloaded it, you still wouldn't own the origional copy, with manual and such, so I don't really like that idea.

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Postby morosis » Sun Oct 19, 2003 8:39 pm

I'm hoping before Christmas, but it's not looking good.

I don't like the idea of downloading it either, I'd prefer to have a hardcopy (in the form of a CD or DVD, hopefully the latter :D).
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Postby kpothuwila » Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:17 am

Christmas release would've increased 9800/9600 XT & HL-2 sales dramatically but doesn't matter I'd rather wait than buying it with bugs & errors.

The coupon system should be a hard copy system, not software.

I reckon it should be like this : you have to show the receipt of 9800/9600 XT & the coupon to any shop selling gfx cards(not the same shop you bought your card)

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Postby loz » Mon Oct 20, 2003 6:05 am

I read that the coupon will have a scratch off tab with a unique ID. You then have to phone up a company or someone (can't quite remember) and quote your unique ID. Once it's confirmed you then HAVE to pay for shipping of a CD copy of HL2.

Or you can enter your ID via Valves new software, STEAM, to download it.
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Postby wildabeast » Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:56 pm

I have heard of the unique ID thing to. I still think that the game is going to be out around Christmas. I mean it would be crazy to hold it off to much longer. They have such a great upper hand on ID and it's Doom 3. Doom 3 looks to be held off until next year to. So why not get all of our money before ID. :D There is still the whole theft thing that happened to. Oh well who knows but Valve. It just sucks to have to wait so long. :cry:

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Postby Illuminati » Wed Dec 17, 2003 5:03 pm

Well, by now we all know how HL2 is packaged with ATI's newer graphics cards... and we can pretty much rule out that HL2 will be released before Christmas... So now when do you think HL2 will be released?

I'm guessing April since it has pretty much been out of the press all month.
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Postby alister » Wed May 05, 2004 2:52 pm

My 9600XT came with the coupon. I sent in the requested info and hopefully I will be seeing my copy of HL2 when it is released.

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Postby Bio-Hazard » Thu May 06, 2004 10:01 pm

I'd like to say this summer sometime, but I think a safer guess would be right before Christmas.......... 8)


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