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HALF LIFE 2 available at best buy today 13-NOV!

Discussion in 'General' started by Ligoman17, 13 Nov 2004.

  1. Ligoman17

    Ligoman17 New Member

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    I just got back from best buy in Los Angeles. They had hafl life 2 on the shelf for $54.99. I suggest anyone who lives near a best buy go check it out and see if yours has it too. I know this should be in software but I wanted to reach the maximum amount of people.

    I'm gonna go play it now... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  2. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    You wont be able to activate it though, not yet.
     
  3. Soulfly22583

    Soulfly22583 New Member

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    read an article yesterday on IGN about this... to get the game to run dont you need to run the CD-key through the steam client for authorization?

    If not, and you got the game working, please do post stories for those of us that are waiting till Tuesday
     
  4. Ligoman17

    Ligoman17 New Member

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    crap, you guys might be right. IM on disk 2 of installation right now. The first disk installed steam...

    I'll let you know if i am able to get a cd key

    EDIT: from the instructions taht came with it: "A Steam account is required to play half life 2" :blah: BUT, the cd key comes in the box (on the back of disk2 envelope) so i still have hope...
     
  5. Ligoman17

    Ligoman17 New Member

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    DENIED!!!

    "When the game is officially released, you'll be able to play it"

    :wallbash: :waah: :wallbash: :waah: :wallbash: :waah: :wallbash: :waah:
     
  6. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    owned? :p
     
  8. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    Whats this activation thing about?
    My gaming pc isn't online, will i have a problem?
     
  9. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Yup. Needs online activation via steam.
     
  10. Ligoman17

    Ligoman17 New Member

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    yep, you won't be able to play HL2 without internet access. Even if you purchase a hard copy from the store, the game still needs to download files from steam. lame... :blah:

    Oh btw, even though I can't play HL2, i DO get CS Source to hold me over till tuesday :thumb:
     
  11. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    I thought you had to activate it via steam. But after that, you could play it w/o internet access?
     
  12. Spiral Architect

    Spiral Architect Cooked on Phonics

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    Haha, word. Valve owned y00.
     
  13. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    Bahahahahaha. I paticularily liked the part when his hopes went up, then crashed miserably. :eek:

    I'm evil.
     
  14. Gecko

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    Correct.
     
  15. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    can anyone who has installed it already confirm how it's protected?

    my first thought was that it's essentially the preload files on a disc - you know, the encrypted GCF files.
     
  16. Gecko

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    Also correct.
     
  17. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    Will you be able to buy a completely downloadable version? I.e. can I buy the key and then download the client?

    (Sorry, not been paying attention..)
     
  18. dom_

    dom_ --->

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    yes.... its done through steam. get steam, buy hl2 d/load it, get key decrypt it. play
     
  19. Gecko

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    Correct, you "pre-load" or downlaod the game and the second it becomes avaliable you can buy it (or actually, you can buy it now and it will be activated stright away when hl2 is released). You dont have a cd-key as such, but the fact you own hl2 is associated with your account. You can buy it entirely over the net, much cheaper, and you get more addons, i dont recomend buying a cd version, just get it through steam, its alot easier (even if you will have to let it downlaod, its worth the wait for the money saved and extra games given).
     
  20. dom_

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    and its better for valve as they get more money, so can invest more back into the games
     

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