“If The Sims 2 going gold wasn’t enough to tickle your fancy, and niether was Fable, then it might interest you to know that as of 6pm PST, Half Life 2 offically started Pre-Loading for those customers who either will buy the game via steam or have a ATI voucher that came either with their computer or a ATI Video card.
What does this mean? This means that the music, sounds, textures, models, possiblely even the maps for Half Life 2…. ARE DONE, no changes will be made to these things. What does this mean… pretty much that Half Life 2 itself is close to going gold itself and we could see it as soon as in September”.