Many of you guys have been asking us what ATI plans to do for its customers who expected to receive Half-Life 2 with their new Radeon cards now that HL2 is delayed. ATI just sent out a note about its plans for the interim:
We understand that our customers are anxious to start playing Half-Life 2. For our customers who purchase RADEON products that come bundled with Half-Life 2 and activate their Half-Life 2 Product Key via STEAM before Half-Life 2 is available at retail, Valve and ATI are offering the Valve Premier Pack free, which includes the games: Half-Life, Counter Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Deathmatch Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force and Ricochet. This is a limited time bonus offer that expires once Half-Life 2 is available.That should keep you busy for a while, provided you haven't already played all of those games. Judging by what I'm seeing on ATI's site, it looks possible to order not just a Steam install CD, but the actual pack of games, on CD.
Customers can use the activation key from their Half-Life 2 coupon to download the Valve Premier Pack from Steam, Valve's online delivery mechanism, free of charge, or can order a Steam Installation CD from ATI. Half-Life 2 will be available via Steam the same day it is available at retail. Use of the Valve Premier Pack requires an internet connection and is subject to acceptance of the Steam Subscriber Agreement. For more information please visit www.ati.com/online/hl2.
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