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Much to the shock of many, Half-Life 2 is actually released after many were starting to think it would be the next Duke Nukem Forever. For some, Steam servers crash from so many players trying to authenticate and start up the game at the same time, while others are able to get right into City 17 without a hitch. Despite its sordid release date fiascos and Steam’s technical hiccups, no one can deny the achievements of Valve in creating this game, which goes on to be another bestseller, snags 35 Game of the Year Awards (it had tough competition against Doom 3) and even a Guinness World Record for “Highest Rated Game.” Many publications claim, “It’s fitting that the first game that could knock Half-Life off its pedestal of six years was its own sequel.”