Half Life 2 is GOLD, Shipping Nov 16th

October 18 2004

Half Life 2, the sequel to the award winning first chapter from Valve Software has gone Gold (which means the game is done and just being manufactured and shipped). You can get it on November 16th at various retail outlets or via Steam. Even CNN is talking about this.

And yes, for those that notice a even tone here, I am on edge about this game. Yes, Half Life was amazing. But the multiplayer is just CounterStrike Source, not even CounterStrike2 (meaning they just rebuild the existing game using the new engine and physics). The engine is not even a complete port, they started with the HL1 engine. I will buy this (already have) and really hope its a fun game, but man ... way too much hype on this one.