Rumor Mill: Round 2 - Get HL2 A Week Early Via Steam?

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Well the rumor mill is back in action - again. Spitcodfry (you might know him as the lucky sumb**ch that got a tour of VALVe with Gabe Newell) remembered a little something about Steam and HL2 that he'd managed to forget until now. [quote]I cannot believe I just now remembered this, but when I was on the tour, Gabe told me that Steam would begin to send Half-Life 2 the game to individual's hard drives a week before it released via Steam. I'm assuming this is for people that choose in advance to get it from there. A Steam employee also told me that the material sent to your hard drive would he heavily encrypted, in order to prevent anyone from playing any of the game early. And obviously, people would be notified in advance that the material was being sent to their hard drives. If this is the case, then an announcement would need to be made no later than next tuesday (the 22nd) for it to be sent by the 30th via Steam.[/quote]As usual, I stress that this is far from fact, far from even credible for that matter. Still, it's possible it's true, so we bring it to you and let you decide whether you should be rioting in the streets or wearing your girlfriend's clothes. Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about...

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