There's been a fair deal of speculation recently that Half Life 2 will have its release date announced soon. I happened to catch a little of some games TV show today on cable and I am sure it mentioned November 17th as a likely day. There was some in game video footage and I must say I was extremely impressed. The show stressed the AI factor, with enemies intelligently co-operating with each other and even trying different tactics when things weren't going their way. Microsoft's Halo2 could be with us at the same time. However, please remember that, as far as HL2 goes, we've heard this before.