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Steam update:

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Friday, March 31 2006

The months of April and May are looking like they will be two of the busiest months for Steam since the launch of Half-Life 2. First, we'll be starting the preload and preparation for launch of SiN Episode 1: Emergence, developed by Ritual Entertainment. This is the first in a series of installments set in the SiN universe that will be delivered via Steam. Next will be the preload and launch of the first in a series of episodic releases from Valve, Half-Life 2: Episode One. The preload for that will begin roughly one month before it is made available.

Counter-Strike: Source and Day of Defeat: Source also have some new content nearing completetion. Counter-Strike: Source will see the addition of two new player models and an HDR enabled version of de_dust. Day of Defeat: Source has a new map on the way that will introduce a new gameplay mode.

Lastly, we want to extend our congratulations to the Dystopia team for winning the 2006 IGF Half-Life 2 Mod of the Year.
HDR dust sounds cool
And a new gameplay mode in DOD:S? Wonder what that could be. Maybe something like BF2's ticket system.
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Yep, I just noticed that on my update news.

Episode 1 for HL2 is on the way to! Yay!
 
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post #3 of 11
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That's what I meant by aftermath. Sorry I keep forgetting theyve changed it to "epidsode one". Tbh aftermath sounded better. Maybe it'll be HL2: episode one: aftermath. But lengthy though
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How much is the preload going to be?
 
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Doesnt say. Im thinking because its episodic, It'll probably be 4-5GB?
Maybe less because the preload normally isnt all the content.

edit: just found this on the steam forums:

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Half-Life 2 is not required to play Episode One.
:O
Maybe it will be a larger download then seen as its standalone.
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Originally Posted by corned_beef
Doesnt say. Im thinking because its episodic, It'll probably be 4-5GB?
Maybe less because the preload normally isnt all the content.

edit: just found this on the steam forums:



:O
Maybe it will be a larger download then seen as its standalone.
lol...i meant MONEY
 
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lmao

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$19.99USD (VIA Steam) for Aftermath as a stand-alone product (Bundled with HL2 DM and HL DM: Source). *Confirmed [The releasae date in this link is now false - May 31st is the new ETA]

~$50USD for Aftermath bundled with other Valve Titles - Platinum Edition (Platinum will include HL2, HL2 DM, CS: Source, DoD: Source, and Aftermath.)
Theres probably going to be a pre-order discount.
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Nice.

Whenever it becomes available, I'm down
 
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well preload is free, it just shows up in you games list, to actually play game it will be probably like $50 or $40 something like that.

preload is the same has it would be for the games you havent bought yet like for me HL1

you cant actually play the preload
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post #10 of 11
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I know you dont pay for the preload

I dought it would be $50. In fact I know, the Gabe guy from valve himself confirmed it would be $19.99. After all its only an expansion. Plus it means its cheap for me (about £13, price of a CD )
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