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you lose the cd key that's tied to that account. Couldn't you just like, create a new account with the old cd key if you accidentally registered HL2 to your normal account?
 

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l3illyl3ob said:
you lose the cd key that's tied to that account. Couldn't you just like, create a new account with the old cd key if you accidentally registered HL2 to your normal account?
I dont think so, i know you can create a new acount and purchase half-life 2 on it.
 

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I dont think so, i know you can create a new acount and purchase half-life 2 on it.
i dunno, if you lose the cd key on that account, maybe they get rid of the tie server side too. Mr Smith, wanna test this out for us?
 

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Tested it. Doesnt work. The key is tied to your steam account making it unusable. I contacted support about this since i do want my key that i am entitled to since i DID bought both. Waiting for an awnser
 

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Download the game via steam purchase, and won't be able to play it until its offically announced, Nah! doesn't sound too good to me, rather sounds like an examination hall rule to me " We'll all start together".hehe:)
 

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It's gone gold!! Yay!

http://www.halflife2.net/

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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Sorry for the silly question! What does a game going Gold mean? I never got it
 

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it means they made the final version of it...i remember there's something to do with Gold but i wont make a fool out myself, ill let someone else explain it.

man, i hope i have enough money for this...well if not there's always Xmas :D
 

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I'm thinking its becouse gameshops and stuff like that already bought the games so they made it gold? Like u know CDrecords go platinum or something it went gold couse it already selled X to gameshops or something. is it? just guessing :p
 

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When one says that a game has gone gold it means mass production of it has started. The gold master copy is sent to a disc pressing factory where copies are mass produced. I'm probably missing some information but that's the basics of what "gone gold" means.
 

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3 Days before my birthday! How freaking sweet is that :bow: :D
 

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Finally a game to do my 6800 ultra proud, unlike doom 3... bring it on
Not that it won't run fine, but ATI hardware is estimated to run ~20% faster than its nvidia counter-parts (9800=5900, X800=6800 you get my point) according to benchmarks done thus far.
 

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Finally after all this time HL2 has gone gold. Just in time for my Uni vacations and lan parties.
 

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i cant wait for this game to come out!.
 

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N1ghtw0lf said:
Not that it won't run fine, but ATI hardware is estimated to run ~20% faster than its nvidia counter-parts (9800=5900, X800=6800 you get my point) according to benchmarks done thus far.
So far HL2 only uses PS2.0, but nvidia stated that HL2 would end up using PS3.0, I'd expect speeds to even once it does.
 

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Can the old NVIDIAs (5xxx series) do DX9 yet? I remember reading that those cards were forced to use DX8.1 because they had major problems with DX9.
 

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Only the 6x00 cards can, the problem with the FX cards is that the game would be extra slow on them, FXs suck @ DX9, and they're forced to use DX8.0, not 8.1 :p
 
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