So say the guys at HalflifeSource.com:
According to recent conversations we’ve had with Valve’s Doug Lombardi, Half-Life 2 will be passed on to publisher Vivendi for final mastering and duplication within days for it’s early August target. The official appearance will make store shelves sometime in mid to late September.
In addition, we will be going to Valve to play test Half-Life 2 very soon. We will be broadcasting from Half-Life Radio and will provide screenshots and on-air interviews. More details on this exclusive play testing soon. Keep it tuned to Half-Life Radio.
There have been other reports in the past couple of weeks that the boys at Valve felt they were within two weeks of going gold so this isn’t far fetched at all. Which is a good thing considering how badly I’m geeking over this one.