Finally My Kids Will Understand Why They're All Named Gordon

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?

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Comments

Is that HL2 loincloth hiding a loaf, or something worse?

I'm glad, as I always am, that you decided to put pants in this one.

The look on the man's face is very disturbing. Hilarious, but disturbing. He looks like he's stripped tree bark with those teeth. "Release Half Life 2, or I'll floss with your soul Gabe Newell!"

I like that his shoes are untied. Easier to get them off and hang himself with i guess.

As always, trenchant. And funny. Thanks.

Nice one Sway.

The wait is almost over, the hype is back in my veins.

Rarely do I break into laughter when sitting alone in my office. This is one of those occasions. That cartoon is hilarious!

Whats with the crowbars??

..oh wait nvm I remember.. its been awhile.

I don't get the crowbars.

Pyroman[FO] wrote:

I'm glad, as I always am, that you decided to put pants in this one.

The look on the man's face is very disturbing. Hilarious, but disturbing. He looks like he's stripped tree bark with those teeth. "Release Half Life 2, or I'll floss with your soul Gabe Newell!"

Sigged!!!

Great comic, Sway. I too fear the loincloth.

The crowbars are in because they are the signature weapon from HalfLife. Take a look at the ad Sway linked in his spiel.

Yeah, we need to get more hpyed about HL2. Hype be guuuuud! Good comic.

Morrolan, thanks, I was just just being ironic. Played HL since the day OEM "Day One" demo was out the door.

The HL Day One demo still rings out as one of the best most well-done demos I ever played.

It was excellent from start to finish, and gave you just enough of a taste of what the full game would be to let you know that you wanted it more than any other game ever.

I can't wait for HL2. Until then I'll have to settle on playing Counter-Strike with prettier graphics.

*Ugh.. my spelling stinks sometimes. And please ignore the run-on sentence. I'm too lazy to fix it.