From C & VG: Gamestar claims to have information from a conference call from nVidia to business partners and analysts, and linking the game's release with its five year birthday in November. What is surprising is the rumour states that Half-Life 2 will have a brand new engine designed by Valve from scratch, and not using the Quake 3 engine as previously anticipated. An Xbox version is also mooted, especially as the Microsoft machine has similar features to the current nVidia chips and that Valve founders learned the market know-how at Microsoft. Valve, as we announced last May in our E3 interview, is creating a brand new 3D engine for Team Fortress 2 - which we now believe to be the same for Half-Life 2, and rumour has it, for the next incarnation of Counter-Strike. It's well known in the industry that graphics card manufacturers like ATI and nVidia have routinely have access to highly-secretive software to aid developmnt and compatibility with their next-generation cards, making a leak from highly-placed sources reasonably likely as a source. -- Oh please please please please!