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Thread: ATI shows Half Life 2 at E3




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    MARKHAM, Ontario/ Munich, Germany - May 12, 2003 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT), leading graphics technology provider, and ValveŽ, creators of Half-LifeŽ, Counter-StrikeTM and other award-winning PC action games, today announced the first public showing of Valve's Half-Life 2 will take place at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, CA. The product will be shown on ATI's RADEON 9800 PRO 256MB, the highest performance 3D card currently available, in a state of the art theater located in ATI's booth (South Hall, 646).

    Half-Life 2, published by Vivendi Universal Games, will be demonstrated by Gabe Newell, Valve's co-founder and Managing Director, every half-hour. The original Half-Life was launched to tremendous reviews in 1998, won over 50 "Game of the year" awards worldwide, and launched a franchise with over 8 million units sold.

    "Half-Life 2 is pushing the envelope with contextual AI, simulated physics, characters that rival any digital actors in Hollywood, and advanced rendering capabilities," said Newell. "When we reviewed all the platforms available for use in the public unveiling of HL2, ATI's RADEON 9800 PRO was unquestionably the choice for showing Half-Life 2 at its best."

    "This is the most significant game of 2003," said Rick Bergman, General Manager Desktop and Senior Vice President, Marketing, at ATI Technologies Inc. "Half-Life 2 will be huge, and the amazing technology Valve has put into the game engine means we'll see a tidal wave of gorgeous-looking products from Valve and others, such as Troika, who chose Valve SourceTM technology as the base for their next generation products."
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    I just watched the +600mb video of Half-Life 2 ! AWESOME !
    I wonder what hardware is needed to run all those "goodies" at a playable level ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by E^vol
    I just watched the +600mb video of Half-Life 2 ! AWESOME !
    I wonder what hardware is needed to run all those "goodies" at a playable level ?
    I'm downloading it now at around 13kb/s - I think the File Planet servers much be getting hammered.
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    I got it off Kazaa cuz the File Planet servers wouldn't give it to me any faster than 1.3kb/s (SLOW @$$) !
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    It ended up taking around 9 hours to download.

    I watched it earlier and I got to say Half Life 2 looks bloody amazing. The way everything is dynamic and moves like it should is brilliant.

    I can't wait till Sept 30, which is also my birthday :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tweak
    I can't wait till Sept 30, which is also my birthday :D
    Not bad...That's a pretty nice b-day present ! :cheers:
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