By David Craddock
Half-Life 2 forums have been buzzing with users who have had difficulties authenticating their game online. The problem with this is that the game must be authenticated to play, rendering anyone’s game useless who is having the problem.
“We’ve received a number of reports from people experiencing delays with Half-Life 2 authentication,” says Valve in an official statement. “We are investigating the issue and will update everyone as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and hope to have everyone in the game very soon.”
As of yet, users who downloaded the game via Steam have not experienced this odd problem. Stay tuned to [a]http://www.valvesoftware.com/[aa]Valve’s homepage[/a] for any further details.