Monday, October 25, 2004

Release Dates Plus Half-Life 2 Activation

The stampede away from the Half-Life 2 release date (Nov 16) is picking up speed. First it was Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, which moved back to November 30. Today it was announced that Everquest II will be released November 8.

I think there could be several more changes announced this week as every other game except Vampire tries to escape.

In a Gamespy interview with Valve's Doug Lombardi last week, he said this:
During installation the user will be prompted to authenticate the copy and create a Steam account. After that is complete, the single-player and LAN games do not require an Internet connection.

Great. Thanks for jamming a Steam account down our throats. I appreciate that.

And I hope Steam has enough bandwidth to validate a jillion copies on November 16, because if it doesn't, there are going to be some very, very pissed off people out there.

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