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http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/ha...ml?sid=6144151

To sum it up, Valve renames HL2: Aftermath to "HL2: Episode One"

Valve Software reveals that the Aftermath expansion pack will now be the first in a series of episodic content.

Valve Software has revealed to GameSpot that Aftermath, the upcoming expansion pack to the award-winning 2004 shooter Half-Life 2, has been renamed "Half-Life 2: Episode One." When asked whether the name change is indicative of a change in direction for the Half-Life 2 franchise, Valve marketing director Doug Lombardi replied, "episodic." When asked the follow-up question of whether the new name meant that beginning of a regular flow of content, Lombardi replied, "yes."

This change in focus may not be surprising to fans of Valve who are familiar with the company's online delivery service, Steam. The company recently announced that it was partnering with developer Ritual Entertainment to produce SiN Episodes, , a series of episodic games on a regular basis that would be distributed online via the Steam service. GameSpot will have more updates on Half-Life 2: Episode One as they become available.
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this is going to be incredible
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^ Maybe, as long as they're actually able to release on time.
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^ Maybe, as long as they're actually able to release on time.
It wasnt there fault they didnt release on time in the first place. They delayed it on purpose as a punishment to consumers because a memeber of the public tried hacking a development server to obtain the games source code., So they caught the culprit and delayed it as a punishment.
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It wasnt there fault they didnt release on time in the first place. They delayed it on purpose as a punishment to consumers because a memeber of the public tried hacking a development server to obtain the games source code., So they caught the culprit and delayed it as a punishment.
valve is ****ed up, if that's true.
ooh, i still haven't finished hl2
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It wasnt there fault they didnt release on time in the first place. They delayed it on purpose as a punishment to consumers because a memeber of the public tried hacking a development server to obtain the games source code., So they caught the culprit and delayed it as a punishment.
ehh dont think that is true at all. doesnt make sense to alienate the 90+% of consumers who didnt steal the game. also i have read multiple times that they added new stuff and changed some things a bit so people who had played it were still getting new content.
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The source code WAS stolen as far as I've heard and they had to basicly start over so that it would be knew.
 
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The source code WAS stolen as far as I've heard and they had to basicly start over so that it would be knew.
i dotn think so, the Source core was stolen, butthey didnt have to restart all over, source code, as in source code of the "source engine". haha.
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post #9 of 18
source code..=liux stuff...

BTW does anyone know the ETA of sin episodes? i want that sooo bad.
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It wasnt there fault they didnt release on time in the first place. They delayed it on purpose as a punishment to consumers because a memeber of the public tried hacking a development server to obtain the games source code., So they caught the culprit and delayed it as a punishment.
As has been stated, the code theft is true, there were working versions of HL2 based on the stolen code available months before the final release. But Valve delaying the official release as a "punishment" on the rest of us is not true, nor would it make sense. The punishment for the theft is the legal action taken against those who stole the code.
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