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

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.