“Half-Life 2” Steam preorder pricing announced, Valve starts taking orders tomorrow.

Saw this over at Blue’s News: Valve has announced what the preorder pricing for buying HL2 through Steam will be as well as announcing that they’ll start taking orders at 11AM PST tomorrow.

Tomorrow at 11 am PST, the Half-Life 2 Steam offers will be ready for purchase. Details and pricing for these offers are pasted below. Those who purchase via Steam, will receive the final version of Counter-Strike: Source immediately. Half-Life 2 and other games in the Steam offerings will be made available to purchasers upon their release.

ATI/Half-Life 2 bundle owners may redeem their product key for the Bronze offer or apply their key toward the purchase of either the Silver or Gold offers, receiving a credit equal to the price of the Bronze offer.

Also tomorrow, the Counter-Strike: Source beta will close. Valve would like to thank the thousands of gamers who participated in the beta and helped make it a success.

For more detailed information, please visit http://www.steampowered.com

Half-Life 2 Steam Offers

STEAM OFFERINGS

1. “Bronze”—$49.95
—Half-Life 2*
—Counter-Strike: Source
*(To be made available upon product’s release.)

2. “Silver”—$59.95
—Half-Life 2*
—Counter-Strike: Source
—Half-Life 1: Source*
—Day of Defeat: Source*
—Valve’s back catalog currently available on Steam *(To be made available upon products’ release.)

3. “Gold”—$89.95
—Half-Life 2*
—Counter-Strike: Source
—Half-Life 1: Source*
—Day of Defeat: Source*
—Valve’s back catalog currently available on Steam
—Complete Half-Life 2 Strategy Guide from Prima Games
—3 different Half-Life 2 posters
—Half-Life Collector’s box
—Half-Life 2 hat
—Half-Life 2 postcard
—Half-Life 2 stickers
—Half-Life 2 Soundtrack CD
—Chance to win a trip to Valve! (1 trip offered for every 5000 Gold packages purchased).
*(To be made available upon products’ release.)

As announced previously, preordering through Steam will net you a fully playable copy of Counter-Strike: Source which you can enjoy immediately. This alone is going to drive a lot of preorders and will really put the screws to Vivendi Universal to settle their lawsuit with Valve and release HL2 ASAP lest they lose out on profits from retail copies. If you’re a CS fan then tomorrow’s a day to celebrate.

Unless you’ve got a preorder through some other source such as Amazon like yours truly here. Dammit.

1 thought on ““Half-Life 2” Steam preorder pricing announced, Valve starts taking orders tomorrow.

  1. I think the way Valve has priced the Half-Life 2 pre-orders are right on the dollar. It would be the same price if they were retail.

    I don’t plan on purchasing Half-Life 2 through Steam, mainly because I pre-ordered mine from Electronics Boutique.

    I’m a little vexed about my pre-order from EB, though. And that’s because I wont be getting the cool extras that Valve is offering it’s customers who purchase through Steam rather than by retail.

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