I don't know how you guys have done it. How long has it been since the first rumors of Half-Life 2? Remember the discussion around those enigmatic crowbar advertisements? It seems to have struck our forum in April 2003. It is now August 2004. We've watched the source code get leaked (the announcement of which melted our site). We have seen footage from two E3s. Children have been born and regimes have been toppled since we first got whiffs of the sequel of all sequels. Still, you guys wait, distracting yourselves with the throng of "lesser" games all while keeping one eye on the ever-fluctuating release date. As I understand it, Half-Life was one of those seminal games for many of you. It more or less actually spawned gamers. I understand the desire, nay need, that you have for this game. What I don't understand is why you're still sitting there waiting quietly. Shouldn't you be staging some sort of game-in at your local EB by now or involved in a letter-writing campaign to Gabe? You do still want to play Half-Life 2, don't you?