GAMERS' HOLY GRAIL Half Life 3 continues to draw attention and has people laying down money for a copy.
That's not exactly true. Some plucky people are investing towards a copy of the game that might be released and doing some good at the same time.
The scene of this benevolence is a games website called G2A.com. There players are asked to donate $50 to the Save The Children charity. Any person who does, up to a maximum of 2,000 people, will get a copy of the game, if and when it comes out.
People are responding to this, and so far 32 donations have been made. While the majority have opted for the $50 option, some have gone further. One donation weighed in at $623, another at $1,500.
The campaign has had a positive response, but we cannot say whether those who have donated are actually expecting a copy of the game or are just game people. "For the Freeman! And some kids too!", said one. "For Dem kids! ok ok, for HL3, but its kids too!" added another.
Donations can be made through Paypal. There does not seem to be a geographical limitation on donations.
While we cannot be sure that Half Life 3 will ever be released, we can say that any mention or suggestion that Valve is close to bringing Gordon Freeman back to life is always roundly welcomed.
For example, even when Steam was looking increasingly likely to announce its own games console late last year, many were predicting the return of Mr Freeman and his crowbar. µ
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