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Posted by: Jake
Date posted: Feb 10 2004
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Perhaps the official Prima guide will help you! Available now from Amazon.com

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Posted By: Zipster on Feb 10 2004 at 21:58:48
Just what I needed, a strategy guide to an unreleased game!

Posted By: Lord Booga on Feb 10 2004 at 23:38:21
Even better yet, a strategy guide to a probably UNFINISHED game...

Posted By: varney on Feb 10 2004 at 23:52:39
Just the sort of comments I expected to find.

I wonder if any info in the book is still accurate.

Can they rebuild the source without affecting the game play?

Still racing to get a better comp in time for the damn thing.

Posted By: rkzad on Feb 11 2004 at 00:05:37
ahahahaha

Posted By: XENO on Feb 11 2004 at 00:58:38
If HL2 is sufficiently finished to have a strategy guide, why arent they releasing it!?
I thought this "the source got stolen" thing was just a publicity stunt from the beginning.
Is the SDK delayed along with HL2... They might be trying to drag this out as long as possible to:

- bring more business to the computer hardware industry
- get more publicity
- trick people into liking it more ( "I've waited soooo long... it must be good," does work, however not on everyone... I, for example only want to mod it. )
- give their tech-support staff a break after all of the technical issues with Steam

Posted By: BlueWolf72 on Feb 11 2004 at 03:17:56
how can this guy write this that would mean he has a copy.......... or does he just wing it?

Posted By: Jake on Feb 11 2004 at 10:15:30
If Prima have already written the strategy guide then they have a copy which means its pretty close to release. That's assuming that amazon is actually shipping that guide.

Posted By: Bill on Feb 12 2004 at 22:47:59
Jake has a good point, and it looks like it's been shipping, hell it's sales count is 400,000 so maybe, who knows?

Posted By: pplante on Feb 13 2004 at 19:01:38
Shenanigans.

Posted By: jghomie on Feb 20 2004 at 18:20:25
In regards to XENO...The "source got stolen" thing was NOT a publicity stunt. They're holding back on the release to recover from the incident and also make some finishing touches to the SDK for all the developers out there waiting to code for it.

Hope this helps clear up any confusions regarding the HL2 leak and what has come of it.

Posted By: rkzad on Feb 20 2004 at 23:10:27
In regards to whoever has the HL2 source code and that demo, we don't care if you have it, and it dosen't make you special. If anybody still has it, you should delete it.

And, Valve claims this source and demo is from an earlier build anyway (if I recall correctly), so by their word (if I'm right) that wasn't what they had ready at the time.

If I hear anything about the HL2 source leak, it better be about who did it. Nothing else.

Posted By: DarkAngelZLT on Feb 22 2004 at 13:24:19
"Can they rebuild the source without affecting the game play?"
Theyre not re-writing the source. There just finishing it for the first time.

Posted By: DarkAngelZLT on Feb 25 2004 at 06:43:40
"And, Valve claims this source and demo is from an earlier build anyway (if I recall correctly), so by their word (if I'm right) that wasn't what they had ready at the time."

Valve said a lot of things last year.
[edited]

Posted By: Who_Cares on Feb 25 2004 at 13:52:27
[sarcasm]Good thing this is out. I was having such a hard time on the second boss...[/sarcasm]

Posted By: jim_the_coder on Feb 26 2004 at 19:09:43
[conspiracy theory] maybe Prima stole the code so they could be the first to write an official guide![/conspiracy theory]

They say "official" Prima guide; who decides that it's official? Or is Prima just the publisher?

Posted By: rkzad on Feb 26 2004 at 23:25:18
haha that's a funny idea. By official I'm pretty sure it means that it's officially from Prima.

Posted By: K-16 on Mar 01 2004 at 18:48:04
VALVe claims the sale of the strategy guide is fake.

Posted By: XENO on Mar 02 2004 at 06:29:30
Publisher: Prima Games; (October 7, 2003)
What does this tell you?


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