Half Life 2 has gone gold!
No kidding! Gamespot confirmed that Half Life 2 is already on gold stage!
Ever since the release candidate for Half-Life 2 was submitted to VU Games in mid-September, a piñata has hung in the lobby of Valve’s headquarters. The plan: to bust the sucker open when the game achieved gold status. Earlier today, GameSpot learned from a locally based source that “the piñata has been broken” and the game has gone gold. Further evidence of the game’s completion was a press release issued this afternoon touting the first review of “the entire game.” Though nothing official has been announced yet, it appears the fat lady is at last clearing her throat.
For those of you who don’t know, gold is the stage where the CD/DVD production takes place. After Vivendi Universal Games confirms this information, it’s likely that they will state a concrete release date.