I need to start planning out my fall 2004. New house, check, preparations for moving, check, preparations for NHL season (or lack thereof if there’s a lockout), check, preparations for Fall HockeyUpdater season, check. Preparations to vanish possibly for months on end because I will be consumed entirely by the gaming bliss that will be Half Life 2…not quite there yet.According to CNN.com, Half Life 2 has a launch date which Valve is reporting as “summer 2004”, which would really mean September or more likely October (which is the beginning of the lucrative holiday season). Valve won’t be releasing any news until E3, May 12-14th in sunny Las Vegas Nevada.