Journalism, you are doing it wrong.
Take a vague statement by one of the devs.
Put a wild guess, for the date.
Bam. Headline is finished to gain clicks.
Readers believe it, because everything is true that stands on the internet.
Readers get disappointed.
Readers complain about development team behind the project.
Still, 55 km was the recommended safe distance from the bomb.
Though it was detonated partially underground and under Black Mesa's largest ordinance storage facility.
Yeah, that definitely would have taken a good sized chunk out of Black Mesa and the area surrounding it.
Good reason Calhoun left when he did. (HL: BS)
Late edit: Well, maybe I'm being a tad too cynical with a flat-out "No", but "take anything said by someone other than the team leader, and done outside of the official announcement forum, with a giant grain of salt" (paraphrased, obviously) strikes me as nothing more than a manoeuvre to gain more wiggle room with "unofficial" statements/comments ultimately failing to come to fruition -- the release of the soundtrack signifying the imminent release of the mod itself being one of them.
No one has refuted the "two weeks after" statement yet.
They've just been denying that the soundtrack is coming out tomorrow.
Edit: Unless the statement was made in the official news forum? I poked around prior to posting earlier, but didn't find it.
I think it may be more because their way of estimating their mod's completion is flawed.
And I'm also p sure that 3% a day is a bullshit number, they wouldn't say that
Also, 46% done? is not possible. The last time they said the progress done was around 80% (the last year i think).
That doesn't really prove anything.
In short: There's no accurate estimate to when it will come out because there's always going to be things that need to be tweaked and if something breaks, there's no estimate to whether it will take an hour or a week to finish.
It will be finished when it's finished.
So, what, back to square one?
This is one of the stupidest arguments ever. Its like answering "what is 2 + 2?" with "what ever 2 + 2 equals."
I am sorry...
It just gets me mad sometimes when people act like that