ATI appease Radeon purchasers
As predicted successfully by the Inquirer.net, Canadian graphics giant ATI made an announcement yesterday concerning the Radeon Half-Life 2 "bundle" situation (i.e. the game not being ready to be bundled, and no release date confirmed). Sadly, it wasn't quite the concrete confirmation of a release date we were hoping (and praying) for. Instead it's something of a sorry to Radeon purchasers from ATI and developer Valve, who'll furnish consumers holding their Half-Life 2 activation Key (but no game), with the Valve Premier Pack via Steam.
In activating their product key via the content delivery system (but only before Half-Life 2 is made available) players will then receive the following titles which comprise the pack: Half-Life, Counter Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Deathmatch Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force and Ricochet.
As an alternative to downloading the pack, gamers will have the choice of choosing a Steam CD, which should help them bide their time until Half-Life 2 reaches retail and is simultaneously downloadable via Steam on the same day.
Those seeking further details should visit the official ATI site.