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The long awaited Half-Life 2 is coming closer and closer, and just today, The HL2 Fallout is reporting the Packages that will be sold in stores and on Steam. The packages seem to be all nicely put together, and it is said that they will be sold sometime next week. Counter-Strike Source will be avaliable

Posted by MasterChopChop on Sep 29th, 2004

The long awaited Half-Life 2 is coming closer and closer, and just today, The HL2 Fallout is reporting the Packages that will be sold in stores and on Steam. The packages seem to be all nicely put together, and it is said that they will be sold sometime next week. Counter-Strike Source will be avaliable for download immediately after purchase while the Half-life 2 and the rest will become avaliable once it is officially released.

Retail Boxes

  • Standard Edition — Includes HL2 and CS:Source. Ships on six CDs in one of three box-art packages (Gordon, Alyx or the G-Man).
  • Collector's Edition (DVD) — includes Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 1: Source, a Half-Life 2 T-shirtand a Prima book sampler. Ships on a single DVD.

Steam Packages

    [*]Bronze — HL2 and CS:Source.
  • Silver — HL2, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 1: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Valve's back catalog currently available on Steam.
  • Gold — HL2, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 1: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Valve's back catalog currently available on Steam, Complete Strategy Guide from Prima Games, 3 different Half-Life 2 posters, Half-Life 2 hat, Half-Life 2 postcard, Half-Life 2 stickers, Half-Life 2 Soundtrack CD, Chance to win a trip to Valve! (1 trip offered for every 5000 Gold packages purchased).

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San-J
San-J Sep 29 2004, 2:27am says:

Wow. This must be a first in pc games, that one game is sold with that many different package choices. I'll take one Collectors Edition with the G-Man, please!

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ForK
ForK Sep 29 2004, 2:38am says:

I'm trying to figure out what package the ATI key people get :P

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UberSoldat
UberSoldat Sep 29 2004, 2:49am says:

ATI is getting the Bronze. Though there is one problem I spotted. You pay extra for the CE edition and all you get is HL:s CS:S and HL2 when the gold version on Steam has like 6 more stuff. :(

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frosty-theaussie
frosty-theaussie Sep 29 2004, 2:53am says:

groovy

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ForK
ForK Sep 29 2004, 2:55am says:

Bronze you say .. ? Where you find that out! :p

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BigBird Staff
BigBird Sep 29 2004, 4:20am says:

Why doesn't the collectors edition come with all the stuff in the Steam Gold one, plus more... it is after all the collectors edition

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Croftanator
Croftanator Sep 29 2004, 4:39am says:

I'd like chips and cake with mine :(

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Totally_tonedef
Totally_tonedef Sep 29 2004, 5:29am says:

Why don't we get DoD:Source with the collectors edition?! That is pretty rediculous...I don't want to get the steam version I want the box and a CD, so I don't have to DL it everytime I format or get a new computer! Well this is crappy :|

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ForK
ForK Sep 29 2004, 5:44am says:

I took the liberty of complaining about it to valve :P

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azzDB
azzDB Sep 29 2004, 6:37am says:

How can I buy it through Steam yet still get hats and stuff :confused:

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MasterChopChop Author
MasterChopChop Sep 29 2004, 9:54am says:

My question is that if steam buyers will also get the box or something for it :)

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UberSoldat
UberSoldat Sep 29 2004, 10:19am says:

Steam users don't get the BOX. So don't get your hopes up. I found the ATI voucher thing is getting Bronze at planethalflife.

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e
e Sep 29 2004, 10:33am says:

Mm :|

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mike4789
mike4789 Sep 29 2004, 1:26pm says:

I live in England, can I still get the hat and stuff?

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jacksonj04 Staff
jacksonj04 Sep 29 2004, 1:27pm says:

Steam Gold package for me baybeeeee!

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Karuto
Karuto Sep 29 2004, 5:36pm says:

If the CE offer doesn't give you more than the Steam Gold edition, then that's just a plain ripoff for those that buy the retail versions. We're paying more money for less :S

If it comes down to it, I'll just pay for Half-Life 2 standard and download the Source versions of the games instead. I could find the merchandise on Ebay or something :P

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Karuto
Karuto Sep 29 2004, 5:36pm says:

I also wonder, what if you don't have a DVD player... I guess that rules me out already for getting the CE :(

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UberSoldat
UberSoldat Sep 29 2004, 6:15pm says:

Well lets see, your in the new world where DVD roms are a general storage device. DVD drives are cheap now. Go buy one.

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Thragg
Thragg Sep 29 2004, 7:04pm says:

can anyone say silver ??? :rambo:

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RawrCakes
RawrCakes Sep 29 2004, 9:00pm says:

I think its stupid in a way... HL2 Hat? HL2 Stickers and postcards? I find that dumb :/ I wouldnt walk around town with a HL2 hat on, putting stickers on my face and handing out postcards, or really any other use of it.

I'll stick with the "Bare-Necesseties".

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NightSage
NightSage Sep 29 2004, 9:33pm says:

Where's the wood option? ya the one that just includes hl2! >_<

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ForK
ForK Sep 29 2004, 11:18pm says:

I'm going steam gold package .. and also getting teh collecters addition which will remain unopen and be buired with me .. :p

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PsychoBrat
PsychoBrat Sep 30 2004, 8:25am says:

Notice the Prima sampler... i.e. the collector's edition doesn't even contain the full Prima game guide. Oh, or DOD:Source for that matter.

Looks pretty horrific to me; so much for a good collector's edition... :|

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mike4789
mike4789 Oct 1 2004, 11:02am says:

Come on, 6 disks or 1 DVD

1 Silver please :D

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idolminds
idolminds Oct 1 2004, 2:12pm says:

Hey Valve, how about the "Current Customer" package? HL2, HL1:S, CS:S, and DoD:S all on one DVD. I dont need your back catalog, because I already have that stuff. I have no need for T-shirts, stickers, and other non-game items. I'm also trapped on 56k, so downloading all that as a Steam package would take roughly 4 billion years.

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Sajt
Sajt Oct 1 2004, 9:40pm says:

Hehe.. if I would win that contest I'd auction it off :) Heck I'd give it away before I'd visit Valve...

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