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Old 12-20-2004, 10:07 PM   #1
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Valve's Present to all: The Half-Life 2 DEMO

Thats right, as if the critical success... as well as the rave gamer reviews of the game wasn't enough, Valve delievers a nice little present just in time for the holidays... (or Christmas as I know it...) So for those of you that needed to play before you pay... GET IT NOW!!!


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Old 12-28-2004, 05:03 PM   #2
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Screw the demo, i did the next best thing, I bought the game! For those of you who need convincing, download the demo then buy the game.
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Old 12-28-2004, 05:43 PM   #3
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I got the demo.

I must say, I'm surprised at how well it can run on my GeForce 4. I'm getting a mostly solid frame rate, at 640x480, high models, high textures, no anti aliasing, and pretty much everything else turned to low. At 800x600 I can get medium models, and medium textures. I was expecting 320x240, low models, low textures, and no shadows.

Anyways, the demo is pretty fun. The first chapter they give you is just for physicy fun. You can pick up bottles, and throw them at those crazy guys with masks, or pick up crates... and throw them at those crazy guys with masks. And it's all fun and games, since you can't die (I don't think). Later, you meet Barney. He looks pretty cool in super-3d graphics.

The second chapter involves alot of headcrab wearing scientist killing. You get to pick up razors with the gravity gun, and chop them in half, or pick up engines, and give them big head trauma (more than the headcrab would), and even squish a couple with cars. You end up getting the shotgun from some guy, and you get to shoot these scary little corpses wearing headcrabs.

Overall, I enjoy the demo. A lot.
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Old 12-28-2004, 06:01 PM   #4
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When I bought the game I was completely surprised how well it ran on my computer. I have an older model Nvidia in my computer and it runs really well. Obviously it has its slow downs, but not enough to dampen the gaming experience. This game is diffenetly the game of the year, imo. Now the ultimately question is, will this run on my laptop?
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Old 12-28-2004, 07:35 PM   #5
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:46 PM   #6
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I need to try this out, Ive been excited for the game for the last 5 months, I need this! Dont spoil it for me, I bet its awesome.
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