We now return to E3 already in progress.

OK, after such a long and serious entry I’m ready to have some fun. Let’s kick this off with a feature I like to call:

E3 News That Makes My Nipples Tingle!

First up, some Half-Life 2 news in a tasty white sauce from the folks at Shack News:

  • Half-Life 2 multiplayer is Counter-Strike on the Source engine and will be available at the same time as when Half-Life 2 ships. Counter-Strike game play doesn’t seem to have changed much, if at all. Graphics, of course, are much improved.
  • Half-Life 1 is also ported over to the Source engine and will be available at the same time as when Half-Life 2 ships.
  • During the presentation, Gabe Newell reiterated that Half-Life 2 is shipping this summer, although no specific date was given.
  • Team Fortress 2 was not mentioned at all.

Counter-Strike in the Source engine?! Half-Life 1 ported to the Source engine?!? Pardon me while I go change my undies… Oh, and the official Half-Life 2 homepage is up and running complete with this year’s E3 trailer.

Meanwhile over IGN.com they have hands-on impressions of Splinter Cell 3, yet another WWII FPS called Brothers in Arms,  and screen shots from Call of Duty: United Offensive.

OK, that’s enough for now. My drool glands are working overtime. :drool:

1 thought on “We now return to E3 already in progress.

  1. Counter-strike?!?!? CS is for kiddies!  Real gamers play TFC!  :p

    Seriously though, TFC gave us different classes to play which allowed for a whole new gaming experience. OTOH, CS just grouped people into 2 teams

    So it’s bad enough that it’s taking Valve this long to get HL2 out, but to make CS the first mod for it and stop talking about a new version of it for HL2 is just killing me!

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