Zonk from the open-the-gasket-to-let-out-the-good-stuff dept.
An anonymous reader writes "In a recent Gamespy interview with Doug Lambardi it was revealed that the retail version of Half-Life 2 will require product activation. This isn't just restricted to multiplayer, you will have to create a Steam account and activate your retail purchase before you can even run single-player. "
The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood
of bean counters.
-- Alan Kay