Half-Life 2 Gold

Half-Life 2, one of the most anticipated games ever, has finally gone gold. (Gold means that they have a final version, and they’re ready to start burning it on CDs for distribution.) The expected release date is Nov. 16, so I have a little less than a month to build a new computer.

I am interested in the HL2 game itself, but I only expect it to keep me busy for about a week. It’s a single player game with a story line, so once I finish it, I’ll be about as likely to replay it as I am to re-read a book. What I’m really looking forward to are some great new games based on Source, the game engine HL2 was designed with. Hopefully there will be some great single and multi-player games to really make the purchase worth it.