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|-
 
|-
|"Soon" (1998), [http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/pc/previews/team-fortress-2--brotherhood-of-arms-d88b8f.html way before 2005]
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| "Soon" (1998), [http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/pc/previews/team-fortress-2--brotherhood-of-arms-d88b8f.html way before 2005]
|[http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/ October 10, 2007]
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| [http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/ October 10, 2007]
|Release of Team Fortress 2
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| Release of Team Fortress 2
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://archive.gamespy.com/e32003/preview/pc/1002433/ September 2003]  
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| [http://archive.gamespy.com/e32003/preview/pc/1002433/ September 2003]  
|[http://store.steampowered.com/app/220/ November 16, 2004]
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| [http://store.steampowered.com/app/220/ November 16, 2004]
|Release of Half-Life 2
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| Release of Half-Life 2
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2episode2ob/news.html?sid=6151796 June 1, 2006]
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| [http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2episode2ob/news.html?sid=6151796 June 1, 2006]
|[http://store.steampowered.com/app/420/ October 10, 2007]
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| [http://store.steampowered.com/app/420/ October 10, 2007]
|Release of Half-Life 2: Episode 2
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| Release of Half-Life 2: Episode 2
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/1440/ Coming tomorrow at 11 AM]
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| [http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2episode2ob/news.html?sid=6151796 Christmas of 2007]   
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/1443/ Coming tomorrow at 2 PM]
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| Coincident with the {{wiki|Rapture}}
|Team Fortress 2 Update
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| Release of Half-Life 2: Episode 3 <!-- This one gets an exception because Gabe Newell wrote it -->
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/macupdate/earbuds/ Four days]
 +
| Two months and six days
 +
| Availability of the Earbuds in TF2
 +
|-
 +
| [http://twitpic.com/2ls1nz Every 3 months]
 +
| Every few years
 +
| Half-Life 2 Episodes
 +
|-
 +
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/1440/ Coming tomorrow at 11 AM]
 +
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/1443/ Coming tomorrow at 2 PM]
 +
| Team Fortress 2 Update
 
|-
 
|-
|Today
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| Today
 
| Tonight at 11:49 PM, Pacific time
 
| Tonight at 11:49 PM, Pacific time
|Time TF2 beta went live
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| Time TF2 beta went live
 
|-
 
|-
|Tomorrow
+
| Tomorrow
 
| Later this week
 
| Later this week
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|This week
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| This week
 
| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7546612&postcount=1 Next week]
 
| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7546612&postcount=1 Next week]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=25127637 Q1]       
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| [http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=25127637 Q1]       
 
| The third week of Q2       
 
| The third week of Q2       
 
|-       
 
|-       
|(This year's) holiday season       
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| (This year's) holiday season       
 
| Fall of next year
 
| Fall of next year
|
 
|-
 
|Eventually
 
| Never
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/119/comingsoon.html Coming "Soon"]
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| [http://www.teamfortress.com/119/comingsoon.html Coming "Soon"]
 
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4048&p= Coming in over two months]
 
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4048&p= Coming in over two months]
|Team Fortress 2, Engineer Update.
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| Team Fortress 2, Engineer Update.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[The Steam Community|Beginning in (next month)...]]
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| [[The Steam Community|Beginning in (next month)...]]
 
| Beginning in the month after the stated one
 
| Beginning in the month after the stated one
 
|-
 
|-
|At 4PM pdt
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| At 4PM pdt
 
| At 1:30 pdt  
 
| At 1:30 pdt  
|(L4D2 50% off sale)
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| (L4D2 50% off sale)
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/left-4-dead-live-interview-live-q-and-a Shortly]
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| [http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/left-4-dead-live-interview-live-q-and-a Shortly]
|[http://developer.valvesoftware.com/w/index.php?title=Authoring_Tools/SDK_(Left_4_Dead)&oldid=116999 In six months]
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| [http://developer.valvesoftware.com/w/index.php?title=Authoring_Tools/SDK_(Left_4_Dead)&oldid=116999 In six months]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Gabe FAQ#Jan 2006|We're finishing this feature up now]]
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| [[Gabe FAQ#Jan 2006|We're finishing this feature up now]]
 
| We've just finished the concept and we'll start working on it in the coming weeks (see below)  
 
| We've just finished the concept and we'll start working on it in the coming weeks (see below)  
 +
| Steam Friends
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://storefront.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/1346/ In the coming weeks]
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| [http://storefront.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/1346/ In the coming weeks]
|In large updates [http://store.steampowered.com/news/1551/ starting in five months] [http://steamgames.com/tf2/goldrush/ and] [http://steamgames.com/tf2/pyro/ continuing] [http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/ over] [http://www.teamfortress.com/scoutupdate the next]  [http://www.teamfortress.com/sniper_vs_spy two]  [http://www.teamfortress.com/war/ and a half] [http://www.teamfortress.com/engineerupdate/ years]
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| In large updates [http://store.steampowered.com/news/1551/ starting in five months] [http://steamgames.com/tf2/goldrush/ and] [http://steamgames.com/tf2/pyro/ continuing] [http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/ over] [http://www.teamfortress.com/scoutupdate the next]  [http://www.teamfortress.com/sniper_vs_spy two]  [http://www.teamfortress.com/war/ and a half] [http://www.teamfortress.com/engineerupdate/ years]
 
|TF2 Class Achievements
 
|TF2 Class Achievements
 
|-
 
|-
|'''[http://storefront.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/1426/ "within the month" ''(Feb 1st)'']:'''
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| '''[http://storefront.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/1426/ "within the month" ''(Feb 1st)'']'''
[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=185631&site=cvg "just after" April 15th]''':'''
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| [http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=185631&site=cvg "just after" April 15th]
 
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| TF2 Gold Rush Update first delay
[http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/51941 "the week of April 20th"]
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|-
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/1552/ April 29th]
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| [http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=185631&site=cvg "just after" April 15th]
|the Gold Rush update
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|
 +
| TF2 Gold Rush Update first delay
 +
|-
 +
| [http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/51941 "the week of April 20th"]
 +
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/1552/ April 29th]
 +
| TF2 Gold Rush Update first delay
 
|-     
 
|-     
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7097740&postcount=149 January] or maybe even [http://www.enemydown.co.uk/forumreplies.php?id=117371 March]
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| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7097740&postcount=149 January] or maybe even [http://www.enemydown.co.uk/forumreplies.php?id=117371 March]
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/1594/ May 23]
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| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/1594/ May 23]
 +
| Day of Defeat Source Steamworks beta
 
|-
 
|-
|After the holiday weekend / After Memorial Day
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| After the holiday weekend / After Memorial Day
 
| Next week
 
| Next week
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2episode2ob/news.html?sid=6151796 Christmas of 2007]   
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| [[SDK_workaround|Until the problem is fixed with an
| Coincident with the {{wiki|Rapture}}
 
|-
 
|[[SDK_workaround|Until the problem is fixed with an
 
 
SDK update]]
 
SDK update]]
 
| For the engine after the engine after this (where everything but our tools has changed)
 
| For the engine after the engine after this (where everything but our tools has changed)
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[http://www.gamespot.com/news/6192872.html Early November, 2008]
 
[http://www.gamespot.com/news/6192872.html Early November, 2008]
 
| [http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/54372 November 18, 2008]
 
| [http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/54372 November 18, 2008]
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| Release of Left 4 Dead
 
|-
 
|-
|October 2nd
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| October 2nd
 
| [http://www.moddb.com/features/mods-get-steamd October 3rd]
 
| [http://www.moddb.com/features/mods-get-steamd October 3rd]
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/images/bg_home_day4.jpg Monday]
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| [http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/images/bg_home_day4.jpg Monday]
|[http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/images/bg_home_day5_temp.jpg Monday-ish]
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| [http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/images/bg_home_day5_temp.jpg Monday-ish]
|Arena Mode announcement date on http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/ before going live late Monday night PST
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| Arena Mode announcement date on http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/ before going live late Monday night PST
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.mail-archive.com/hlds_linux@list.valvesoftware.com/msg51193.html Within about an hour]
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| [http://www.mail-archive.com/hlds_linux@list.valvesoftware.com/msg51193.html Within about an hour]
 
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/2252/ 5 hours later]
 
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/2252/ 5 hours later]
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://list.valvesoftware.com/mailman/private/hlds/2009-October/062534.html Couple of hours]
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| [http://list.valvesoftware.com/mailman/private/hlds/2009-October/062534.html Couple of hours]
 
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/3017 7 hours later]
 
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/3017 7 hours later]
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2193 Later this week]
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| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2193 Later this week]
 
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/2246/ In 3 weeks]
 
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/2246/ In 3 weeks]
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2477 When we started working on TF2]
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| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2477 When we started working on TF2]
 
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2477 22 years ago] ''(putting the date 11 years before the initial release of Team Fortress)''
 
| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2477 22 years ago] ''(putting the date 11 years before the initial release of Team Fortress)''
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/2989/ October 27, 1 PM, PST ''(8 PM, UTC)'']
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| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/2989/ October 27, 1 PM, PST ''(8 PM, UTC)'']
 
| October 27, 11 PM PST ''(October 28, 6 AM, UTC)''
 
| October 27, 11 PM PST ''(October 28, 6 AM, UTC)''
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo first delay)''
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| ''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo first delay)''
 
|-
 
|-
|October 27, 11 PM, PST ''(October 28, 6 AM, UTC)''
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| October 27, 11 PM, PST ''(October 28, 6 AM, UTC)''
 
| October 28, 1 PM, PST ''(8 PM, UTC)''
 
| October 28, 1 PM, PST ''(8 PM, UTC)''
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo second delay)''
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| ''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo second delay)''
 
|-
 
|-
|October 28, 1 PM, PST ''(8 PM, UTC)''
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| October 28, 1 PM, PST ''(8 PM, UTC)''
 
| October 28, 2 PM, PST ''(9 PM, UTC)''
 
| October 28, 2 PM, PST ''(9 PM, UTC)''
 
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo third delay)''
 
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo third delay)''
 
|-
 
|-
|October 28, 2 PM, PST ''(9 PM, UTC)''
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| October 28, 2 PM, PST ''(9 PM, UTC)''
 
| [http://steamcommunity.com/games/L4D2/events/55327883716288366 October 28, 3 PM, PST ''(10 PM, UTC)'']
 
| [http://steamcommunity.com/games/L4D2/events/55327883716288366 October 28, 3 PM, PST ''(10 PM, UTC)'']
 
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo fourth delay)''
 
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo fourth delay)''
 
|-
 
|-
|October 28, 3 PM, PST ''(10 PM, UTC)''
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| October 28, 3 PM, PST ''(10 PM, UTC)''
 
| October 28, 5:08 PM, PST ''(October 29, 0:08 AM, UTC)''
 
| October 28, 5:08 PM, PST ''(October 29, 0:08 AM, UTC)''
 
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo fifth delay)''
 
|''([[Left 4 Dead 2]] early access demo fifth delay)''
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=226676 ...any minute now]
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| [http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=226676 ...any minute now]
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3085/ 5 days later]
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| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/3085/ 5 days later]
|Nov 9, 2009 Left 4 Dead update
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| Nov 9, 2009 Left 4 Dead update
|-
 
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021431 Midnight]
 
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021431 1AM]
 
|-
 
|[http://kotaku.com/5469905/left-4-dead-2s-the-passing-coming-march-followed-by-comic-more-l4d-dlc?skyline=true&s=i Late March]
 
|[http://kotaku.com/5519235/left-4-dead-2s-the-passing-is-coming-next-week Late April]
 
|Release of The Passing for L4D2
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/119/ 100]
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| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021431 Midnight]
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=3772&p=1 119]
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| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021431 1AM]
 
|-
 
|-
|Available for pre-order.
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| [http://kotaku.com/5469905/left-4-dead-2s-the-passing-coming-march-followed-by-comic-more-l4d-dlc?skyline=true&s=i Late March]
|Activated for play, months after the pre-order date.
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| [http://kotaku.com/5519235/left-4-dead-2s-the-passing-is-coming-next-week Late April]
 +
| Release of The Passing for L4D2
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3569/ In April]
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| [http://www.teamfortress.com/119/ 100]
|[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3808/ May] |[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3818/ 12th]
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| [http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=3772&p=1 119]
|Steam for Mac
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/clusters/browse_mac/week_3__cloud_support/promo_image_english.jpg?t=1274896827 Each Wednesday for the next few weeks]
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| Available for pre-order.
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1292222 Each Wednesday for three weeks, then when we feel like it]
+
| Activated for play, months after the pre-order date.
|Release of new Mac games
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64185 This coming holiday season! 2010]
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/3569/ In April]
|[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=260632 Next coming year. February 9th, 2011]
+
| [http://store.steampowered.com/news/3808/ May] |[http://store.steampowered.com/news/3818/ 12th]
|Portal 2 release date
+
| Steam for Mac
 
|-
 
|-
|June 14, during E3, at the Regal Theater
+
| [http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/clusters/browse_mac/week_3__cloud_support/promo_image_english.jpg?t=1274896827 Each Wednesday for the next few weeks]
|June 15, during Sony's E3 conference
+
| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1292222 Each Wednesday for three weeks, then when we feel like it]
 +
| Release of new Mac games
 
|-
 
|-
|Six months from now
+
| [http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64185 This coming holiday season! 2010]
|Somewhere between [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_2:_Episode_Two 16 Months from now] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_(series)#Episode_Three Eventually]
+
| [http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=260632 Next coming year. February 9th, 2011]
 +
| Portal 2 release date
 
|-
 
|-
|July 12th
+
| June 14, during E3, at the Regal Theater
|[http://teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4076&p=1 July 15th]
+
| June 15, during Sony's E3 conference
|The Polycount Pack winner selection
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=3570 Later this Spring]
+
| Six months from now
|[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1364553 Fall]
+
| Somewhere between [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_2:_Episode_Two 16 Months from now] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_(series)#Episode_Three Eventually]
|Release of L4D on Mac
 
 
|-
 
|-
|In one hour
+
| July 12th
|In two hours and 15 minutes
+
| [http://teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4076&p=1 July 15th]
|The release of Alien Swarm
+
| TF2 Polycount Pack Contest winner selection
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://www.teamfortress.com/macupdate/earbuds/ Four days]
+
| [http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=3570 Later this Spring]
|Two months and six days
+
| [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1364553 Fall]
|Availability of the Earbuds in TF2
+
| Release of L4D on Mac
 
|-
 
|-
|[http://twitpic.com/2ls1nz Every 3 months]
+
| In one hour
|Every few years
+
| In two hours and 15 minutes
|Half-Life 2 Episodes
+
| The release of Alien Swarm
 
|}
 
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
*[[Valve Time Tracker]]
 
*[[Valve Time Tracker]]

Revision as of 20:24, 7 September 2010

Valve Time Actual Time Item
"Soon" (1998), way before 2005 October 10, 2007 Release of Team Fortress 2
September 2003 November 16, 2004 Release of Half-Life 2
June 1, 2006 October 10, 2007 Release of Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Christmas of 2007 Coincident with the Rapture Release of Half-Life 2: Episode 3
Four days Two months and six days Availability of the Earbuds in TF2
Every 3 months Every few years Half-Life 2 Episodes
Coming tomorrow at 11 AM Coming tomorrow at 2 PM Team Fortress 2 Update
Today Tonight at 11:49 PM, Pacific time Time TF2 beta went live
Tomorrow Later this week
This week Next week
Q1 The third week of Q2
(This year's) holiday season Fall of next year
Coming "Soon" Coming in over two months Team Fortress 2, Engineer Update.
Beginning in (next month)... Beginning in the month after the stated one
At 4PM pdt At 1:30 pdt (L4D2 50% off sale)
Shortly In six months
We're finishing this feature up now We've just finished the concept and we'll start working on it in the coming weeks (see below) Steam Friends
In the coming weeks In large updates starting in five months and continuing over the next two and a half years TF2 Class Achievements
"within the month" (Feb 1st) "just after" April 15th TF2 Gold Rush Update first delay
"just after" April 15th TF2 Gold Rush Update first delay
"the week of April 20th" April 29th TF2 Gold Rush Update first delay
January or maybe even March May 23 Day of Defeat Source Steamworks beta
After the holiday weekend / After Memorial Day Next week
Until the problem is fixed with an SDK update For the engine after the engine after this (where everything but our tools has changed)
Early 2008:

Late summer, 2008:

Early November, 2008

November 18, 2008 Release of Left 4 Dead
October 2nd October 3rd
Monday Monday-ish Arena Mode announcement date on http://steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/ before going live late Monday night PST
Within about an hour 5 hours later
Couple of hours 7 hours later
Later this week In 3 weeks
When we started working on TF2 22 years ago (putting the date 11 years before the initial release of Team Fortress)
October 27, 1 PM, PST (8 PM, UTC) October 27, 11 PM PST (October 28, 6 AM, UTC) (Left 4 Dead 2 early access demo first delay)
October 27, 11 PM, PST (October 28, 6 AM, UTC) October 28, 1 PM, PST (8 PM, UTC) (Left 4 Dead 2 early access demo second delay)
October 28, 1 PM, PST (8 PM, UTC) October 28, 2 PM, PST (9 PM, UTC) (Left 4 Dead 2 early access demo third delay)
October 28, 2 PM, PST (9 PM, UTC) October 28, 3 PM, PST (10 PM, UTC) (Left 4 Dead 2 early access demo fourth delay)
October 28, 3 PM, PST (10 PM, UTC) October 28, 5:08 PM, PST (October 29, 0:08 AM, UTC) (Left 4 Dead 2 early access demo fifth delay)
...any minute now 5 days later Nov 9, 2009 Left 4 Dead update
Midnight 1AM
Late March Late April Release of The Passing for L4D2
100 119
Available for pre-order. Activated for play, months after the pre-order date.
In April 12th Steam for Mac
Each Wednesday for the next few weeks Each Wednesday for three weeks, then when we feel like it Release of new Mac games
This coming holiday season! 2010 Next coming year. February 9th, 2011 Portal 2 release date
June 14, during E3, at the Regal Theater June 15, during Sony's E3 conference
Six months from now Somewhere between 16 Months from now and Eventually
July 12th July 15th TF2 Polycount Pack Contest winner selection
Later this Spring Fall Release of L4D on Mac
In one hour In two hours and 15 minutes The release of Alien Swarm

Reverse Valve Time

Valve Time Actual Time Item
In a few days Within 24 hours December 11, 2008 TF2 update
We're wrapping things up... 2 Weeks Pyro update
November 18th 12:01 EST November 18th
Sure, I'll make this happen. 15 minutes later
Very soon One week later
Tomorrow Tomorrow
Next Monday On Monday
This week The next day
"before the end of the summer" August 20th New Left 4 Dead DLC Announcement


See Also