Just a quick update here, a bunch of really interesting news popped up today.
There was a thread full of lies yesterday about Half Life 2, and some of the specifics regarding its delivery. They weren’t very sophisticated lies, but they still ended up being distributed as news, but that just shows how famished we are for definitives on the subject. Well, some of these have been provided by Gabe Newell on the official boards. Obviously, I’d be overjoyed with their online option, but my affection for online delivery is well publicized and gets the better of me sometimes. But they have a three pronged approach that tries to please all the people all the time, which I’d heard you can’t do. But whatever.
Also, after much hand-wringing and hullabaloo, it looks like Vivendi isn’t going to sell off the games division after all, not to Microsoft or anybody else.
Also, Max Payne 2 will hit on October 15th, and a combination of both GTA3 games will hit the Playstation 2 on October 22nd, and the Xbox on November 4th. I’ve been aware of that rumor for a while. But I can hear the glee of Xbox owners from here, through the open window.