Feeds

Half Life 2 released

But activation dodgy

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Half-Life 2, the much hyped sequel to Half-Life, which won over 50 game of the year awards and was named 'best PC game ever' by PC Gamer Magazine, was released today.

Developed by Valve, this first-person shooter is one of the most widely anticipated games of all time. It has been repeatedly delayed beyond the projected release date of September 30, 2003, not least because of a leak of source code last year.

Half-Life 2 screen shot

Half-Life 2 requires players to activate their copy of the game through Valve's authentication servers, in an effort to prevent piracy and leakage. Half-Life's servers have been overwhelmed in the stampede to complete the authentication process, a necessary step before owners of retail copies can play. So patience is advised. Half-Life 2's official website. ®

Related stories

Half Life 2 leak means no launch for Christmas
Halo 2 leaked onto the net

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.