I don't think I've seen one of these threads before, I searched but came up with zip so here goes; What's your first memory of hearing of Half-life 2? Here's mine: I had only played through Blueshift a few months earlier, I started playing Half-life in 2002, and through some mystery I managed to remain in the dark as to HL2 when the first rumours on the internet showed up, and later on all the way until I received the June ex of Swedish PCGamer and saw Gordon Freeman's face smeared onto the front page. I was extatic, and read through the article again and again. Here's the first screenshot I ever saw of Half-life 2, and the caption: http://members.home.nl/roelvdeerden/Half-Life 2 Media Page/Screenshots/Ant Lions 01.jpg "This is Half-life 2 This is the in-game engine Hurray!" Come on, post away!