Half-Life 2 is not here

In: Personal

16 Nov 2004

The whole world is playing Half-Life 2 except for those of us in Singapore who pre-ordered or decided to get the retail box versions. Apparently, and this is news from the local community forum grapevine, the sole distributor of Half-Life 2 in Singapore, iGames, has delayed the release date to 19th November (GMT +8). Lots of disgruntled people in the HardwareZone PC Games forum. (I’m one of them, but I prefer to be quietly disgruntled.)

After I posted my previous entry, I decided to go for the retail Standard Edition and went down to the local computer hub to reserve a copy. The guy there said it’d probably be out tommorrow (unlikely, as I found out later it’d arrive probably on the 19th like I said above). Argh… More waiting. Now I kinda wish I’d bought from Steam a week or so ago and I’d be playing it right now instead of blogging about not being able to play it.

5 Responses to Half-Life 2 is not here

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Ben

November 16th, 2004 at 9pm

I could always post screenshots for you and spoil all the good parts. Heheheh.

That’s pretty unbelievable though. =( Is it just a matter of poor shipping on the part of the distributor, or some other nefarious conspiracy affecting the good folks of Singapore?

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Kyrah Jade Kayles

November 17th, 2004 at 8am

Sorry to hear about the wait, I’m sure you’re as anxious to play as my gamer friends in the States are. By the way, just curious: is gaming as big in Singapore as it is here (US)? Why yes, I’m not a gamer, how did you know? :)

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Cheah Chu Yeow

November 17th, 2004 at 9am

Right now the distributor is being quiet, but I’d lean towards some kind of incompetency.

I sure am anxious Kyrah. I’ve been pysched up and hyped up about it and now everyone is playing it except us peeps in Singapore. And yes, gaming is very big is Singapore. Lots of us hardcore gamers around. Even the government is encouraging gamers and game developers.

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Chris

November 17th, 2004 at 9am

It’s finally hit here in Australia today as well… The Std Edition is ~80 AUD and the collectors edition $130 AUD – I’ll be Gordon Freeman again tonight!

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